Profile Summary
  • Full Name
    Michael Owusu Addo
  • Age
  • Date of Birth
    10th of July 1988
  • Pace of Birth
    Koforidua, Ghana
  • Nationality
  • Education
    • Tema Methodist Senior High school
    • IPMC collage of Technology - Degree in Graphic design
  • Profession
  • Net Worth
    About $10million
  • Marital Status
  • Siblings


  • Spouse

    Tracy Owusu Addo

  • Children
    • Adalyn Owusu Addo
    • Michael Nana Yaw Addo Jr
  • Father
    Augustine Owusu Addo
  • Mother
    Emma Maame Aggrey

Sarkodie, Officially known as Micheal Owusu Addo is a popular Ghanaian musician whose main genre of music is Rap. He's based in Tema Ghana where he started his music career in 2007 and is now a household name.

Born on 10th July 1988, Sarkodie has contributed greatly to Ghanaian music. He is regarded as one of the originators of Azonto music. Aside from music, Sarkodie is also into entrepreneurship.

Personal Life and Education.

Emma Maame Aggrey and Augustine Owusu Addo are Sarkodies mum and dad. He used to live in Koforidua before moving to Tema to live with his parents. Sarkodie got married to Tracy on July 17, 2018, and they have two children, Adalyn Owusu Addo and Michael Nana Yaw Addo Jr.

Sarkodie attended Tema Methodist Senior High School for his secondary education, and later studied graphic design at IPMC College, where he graduated and continued his music.


Career & Achievements

Sarkodie is a rapper and also a songwriter who has won multiple awards both in Ghana and all over the world. From the best overall artist at the Ghana Music Awards on several occasions to winning the BET Best International Flow Artist in 2019.

Like most musicians, Sarkodie started as an Underground artist until he gained exposure through the Kasahare rap competition on Adom FM.

Soon after, Sarkodie released his first album named Maakye which did very well and was produced by Kilbeatz and Jayso.

The biggest song on the album was ''Baby which featured Mugeez of R2bees. The song became very popular after its release. Sarkodie an Underground artist, would become well known after doing the song ''Baby''. After the Maakye album Sarkodie released;

  1. Rapperholic in 2012
  2. Sarkology in 2014.
  3. Mary in 2015
  4. Highest in 2017
  5. Black love in 2019
  6. No pressure in 2021

Business and Endorsements

Sarkodie has a lot of businesses he has set up and also endorsement deals from top brands in Ghana. Below is a list of notable Sarkodie businesses and endorsement deals;

  1. Brand Ambassador for Samsung in 2012
  2. Yas clothing line launched on 27th April, 2013
  3. An endorsement deal with Fanmilk Ghana in 2013.
  4. Endorsement deals with Standard Chartered Bank.
  5. Ambassador for the year of return on 30th October 2019.

Awards and Nominations

  • Sarkodie has 26 Ghana Music Awards
  • 2 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  • Nominated 2 times for MOBO awards
  • 3 Channel O Music Awards nominations
  •  Won 2 times Ghana Music Honors and was nominated 2 times as well.
  • 2 BET Awards won
  • 1 MTV Africa Music Awards and 3 nominations
  • Won 20 4syte Music Video Awards
  • Won 7 Ghana Music Awards UK 7
  • MOGO Awards won 1
  • 4 Ghana Music Awards USA won
  • Won 1 Ghana DJ Award
  • Ghana Entertainment Awards won 2
  • Won 14 3Music Awards.