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Sarkodie – Africa’s Most Powerful & Influential Artiste

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Michael Owusu Addo Sarkodie 

First Rapper in Africa to win a BET,  First Rapper in Africa to win the Maiden edition of BET ,s [Best International Flow] Category,  First Rapper in Africa having 2 BET Award,  BET,s Most Nominated African Rapper (5 Time nominee)
I present to you the 🐐of Africa Rap

Michael Owusu Addo professionally known as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian hip hop recording artist and entrepreneur from Tema. He is considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance. Sarkodie is often named as one of Africa’s greatest hip hop artists. The Guardian listed him as one of its top five hip hop acts on the African continent.

Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi, and is considered a “multifaceted rapper” due to the various musical styles he possess. He was ranked by Forbes and Channel O’s list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artistes. Sarkodie has performed with artists such as T-Pain, Miguel, Movado, Trey Songz, and Ludacris. He has a large fan base in Africa, and is considered one of the most celebrated musical icons from Ghana.

Sarkodie has received 81 awards from 148 nominations, including 22 Ghana Music Awards. Makye, his debut studio album, won him three awards at both the 4syte TV Music Video Awards and Ghana Music Awards. The album also earned him a nomination at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards. Rapperholic, his second studio album, earned him accolades at the 2012 editions of the BET Awards, The Headies, Ghana Music Awards, National Youth Achievement Awards, MOBO Awards, and Channel O Music Video Awards.

Sarkodie also has a heart for philanthropic and humanitarian work. He launched The Sarkodie Foundation, which is tasked with the mission of supporting underprivileged children. He made generous donations to the Royal Seed Home Orphanage in Kasoa. Sarkodie presented to the orphanage valuable items. The Foundation embarked on a feeddakids campaign in Tema, where they provided thousands of kids with food, water and beverages and items such as school bags.

 

Journey by Numbers

  • 1988 – Born in Tema
  • 2008 – Featured on two songs off Ewe rapper Edem’s album, Volta Regime
  • 2009 – He dropped his debut studio album entitled Makye
  • 2010 – 5 major awards at the Ghana Music Awards
  • 2012 – Won BET Award for Best International Act: Africa category.
  • 2013 – Launched Sark by Yas clothing line
  • 2014 – Release of Sarkology made four Ghana Music Awards and won a MTV Africa Music Award
  • 2016 – Won EMY Awards for ‘best entertainer’
  • 2018 – Released Highest which became Album Of The Year
  • 2019 – Released Alpha and Black Love
  • 2020 – Performace at Black Love Virtual Concert and at Rapperholic2020
  • 2021 – First Ghanaian Artiste to hit 700k  Subscribers on YouTube

Kwame Motion, Born Neldrick Kwame Sackey is a Ghanaian blogger and YouTuber known for celebrity gossip, Technology updates, and general news. Currently, he bases at Obuasi in the Ashanti region. He is also a publisher as well as a Promoter.

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Sarkodie Was The First Artist I Met In Ghana – Anne Sophie Avè

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Ambassador of France to Ghana, Anne Sophie Avè over a period 11 months has really done a lot if connect for the creative arts industry here in Ghana.

She got involved in music industry connecting French artists Passi and Orti to Ghanaian musicians Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Kwabena Kwabena, Becca, Fameye, Akwaboah and Gasmilla. She went ahead to organize PARIS IN ACCRA concert in November 2021 and the return leg ACCRA IN PARIS on 23 April 2022.

Speaking on an Instagram live interview with blogger Kwame Motion, she stated that Award winning Rapper Sarkodie was the first artist she met in Ghana.

According to her, she had heard of the rapper before she came into office but she was not really a fan of his music until she met him one on one.

‘We were both invited to a function and that’s where we met somewhere in November 2019 that’s a year after I had arrived. ‘ Ann Sophie Avè narrating how they met.

The French ambassador during the interview revealed that Sarkodie approached her and they did discussed about youth development and his foundation.

According to her, their first meeting wasn’t about Sarkodie’s music but the passion he had for the Ghanaian youth through his foundation

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You shouldn’t die before you’re recognized – KKD showers praise on Sarkodie [Video]

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Rapper Sarkodie has received appreciation from renowned radio host Kwesi Kyei Darkwah, better known by his stage name KKD.

Sarkodie received praise for his tough words from KKD, who met him and stated the rapper shouldn’t pass away before receiving his “flout.”

At the listening session for King Promise’s 5Star album, KKD revealed that he admires Sarkodie for his talent and the fact that he hasn’t changed.

“The story you tell, the advice you’re giving, the uplifting you are giving to people in the culture. People should learn the language you are speaking so that they can hear the power of your words. Because nobody must be forced to save their craft another advanced language.”

He suggested to Sarkodie that instead of changing his technique, the Ghanaian musician should make fans search for deeper meanings in his music.

“But those who love the craft must ask for people to translate it for them.

 

Translation is difficult, they say translation is like a woman, when she is beautiful, she is not faithful, when faithful she is faithful, she is not beautiful. But, if you get somebody to do the translation right,” he said.

Sarkodie should not pass away before he is honored because, according to KKD, he is a great man. He also expressed his love and gratitude for Sarkodie.

“Sarkodie, you are great, I love you. You shouldn’t die before you get your flout. You are still young but you are a genius. I love you brother,” he said.

Watch the video below;

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G-Migos Go Speechless After Sarkodie Shared Their Viral Freestyle – See Their Reactions

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Kumerican young rappers, Syder and 4KTriple who are collectively called G-Migos get surprise from Ghana’s rap king, Sarkodie on social media.

The budding musicians are trending with their hot freestyle titled “No Fear”.

Ghanaians have reacted positively to the freestyle with which the mastered song is still yet to be released.

In their viral video, Syder and 4KTriple displayed a damning rap verses and their timing and lyrics were on point.

Below is the trending G-Migos freestyle:

 

Rapper Sarkodie after listening to their freestyle shared it on his Facebook page for people to look out for them.

G-Migos after sighting on what Sarkodie has done for them took to their Twitter page to react. They shared a screenshot of Sarkodie’s post and wrote:

We can’t believe this king sark @sarkodie The Highest

Much appreciate

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