Sarkodie Before the Wealth and Fame


Before Lynx TV ranked Sarkodie 1st on its list of the “Top 10 Ghanaian Rappers of All Time
Before MTV Base ranked him 6th on its list of the Hottest African MC’s
Before being one of the people highly considered as bringing Azonto genre and dance back to life in Ghanaians and the world
Before his Songs Borga Borga, U Go Kill Me and Adonai put him on the Music Map
Before his Collaborations with Davido, Fuse ODG, and Ace Hood,
Before Winning BET Award for Best International Act: Africa(2012)
Before Winning Independent Music Award for Best Song
Before his Song “No kissing Baby” Won him “The Headies Award for Best Reggae/Dancehall Single
Sarkodie was born on 10 July 1988 and raised in Tema to his mother Maame Aggrey. He is the fourth of the five children. His Real name is Michael Owusu Addo, He picked his show name Sarkodie, which symbolize power because his father’s friends were powerful and rich and he believed he will have the same impact with such a name.
Sarkodie started rapping at a very young age and continued throughout his education. He attended Tema Methodist Senior High School. He earned a degree in Graphic Design from IPMC. Sarkodie began his instrumental career as an underground rapper; he appeared on Adom FM’s popular rap competition Kasahare Level. It was through rap battles that he met his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment. He also met musicians Edem and Castro who introduced him to Hammer of The Last Two, an established record producer. Hammer decided to feature Sarkodie on two songs off the Volta Regime album after being impressed by his rap flows. After this exposure, Sarkodie recorded his debut album Makye in 2009. His first single “Baby”, featuring Mugeez of the duo group R2Bees, became an instant hit and made Sarkodie a household name within the Ghanaian music industry
The album received positive reviews from critics and fans. It was launched at the Accra Mall; in addition, a follow-up concert was held at Holy City Gardens in Accra.In 2010, Sarkodie’s “Push” and “Baby” songs were ranked ninth and thirteenth on Joy Fm’s Top 50 songs of 2009, respectively
So this is before all the fame, as for the rest of the story, you already know. He has been privileged to perform on the same stage with international musicians such as T-Pain, Mavado, Trey Songz, Ludacris and many more
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