Michael Owusu Addo who goes with the stage name of Sarkodie is a famous hip hop recording artist from Ghana who is also an entrepreneur from Tema. Michael Owusu Addo was ranked 19th amongst the most influential people from Ghana right now by the e.tv Ghana. Michael Owusu Addo is considered one of the best hip-hop artists from Africa. Michael Owusu Addo was 6th by MTV on the list they made on the Hottest African MC in the year 2014. In the year 2013, Michael Owusu Addo was ranked 1 on the list of top 10 rappers from Ghana of all time by Lynx TV.

Michael Owusu Addo was also listed in the top 5 hip hop acts in the whole continent of Africa. Michael Owusu Addo has been working in the whole music industry since 2007 and has been able to make a name for himself in 10 years. Michael Owusu Addo sings songs from the hip-hop genre and hiplife genre. Michael Owusu Addo also maintains his website where he promotes his shows and upcoming music. Michael Owusu Addo has also the Best International Award in the year 2012 in BET Awards. Michael Owusu Addo is right now considered as one of the people who made Azonto genre famous to the world.

Early life 

Michael Owusu Addo is the fourth kid of five siblings and was raised in a place called Tema in Ghana. Michael Owusu Addo’s mother’s name was Maame Aggrey who raised all the five children. Michael Owusu Addo had an interest in rapping from a very early age, and he was working on his rap all his educational occupation along with his studies. Michael Owusu Addo wants to the Tema Methodist Senior High School, and then he went on to get a graphics design degree from IPMC. Michael Owusu Addo started his career in music from an early age, and he started as a secretive rapper. Michael Owusu Addo also went to the famous rap competition Kasahare Level. At the rap battle, Michael Owusu Addo met his manager Duncan Williams from the Duncwills Entertainment.

Michael Owusu Addo also got introduced to Hammer of the Last to, who is an established music producer by musician Castro and Edem. Michael Owusu Addo impressed everyone with his rap flow, and he was asked to feature on two songs by Hammer. After this opportunity, Michael Owusu Addo became known to people, and he went on to record his solo album and named it Makye. The first single of Michael Owusu Addo which became a major hit was Baby which featured artists like Mugeez from the duo called R2Bees. The song baby became an instant hit, and soon Michael Owusu Addo was the household name for the people of Ghana. Till date Michael Owusu Addo have worked with a lot of artists like Wizkid, Guru, Sherifa Gunu, Shatta Wale, AKA, Kwaw Kese, Hammer of The Last Two, Ian Jazzi, EL, R2Bees, Banky W, Davido, Tiwa Savage, DJ Mensah, Sway, Ice Prince, Fuse ODG, Jayso and Efya. 


Michael Owusu Addo attended rap battles and impressed a lot of people. Soon after doing rap battles Michael Owusu Addo signed with the record label JM Entertainment. Michael Owusu Addo went on to release his debut album called Makye in the year 2009. Jayso and Killbeatz helped Michael Owusu Addo with the production of his music album. Michael Owusu Addo made Kwaw Kese, Sway and J-Tony to make guest appearances in his album. The first album received a lot of positive reviews from the fans. Michael Owusu Addo released his album in Accra Mall, and then he organized a concert which was organized at the Holy City Gardens in Accra.

In the year of 2011, Michael Owusu Addo released some of his popular singles like ‘One time for your mind,’ ‘good bye,’ ‘You go kill me’ and ‘Living Legend.’ In the year 2012, Michael Owusu Addo launched his album and named it Rapperholic which was very much appreciated by the fans. The album Rapperholic featured people like Chidynma and Efya. Michael Owusu Addo wanted to promote the album and therefore after the release he went for a national tour. Michael Owusu Addo got his first BET Hip Hop Award from the album Rapperholic in the year 2012. Michael Owusu Addo was the only African who was featured on the cypher. In the year 2013, Michael Owusu Addo released the remix version of his famous single called ‘You Go Kill Me’ from the year 2011. The remix of the song featured artists like Wizkid, Navio, Ice Prince and EL.

Michael Owusu Addo released his next album on 2nd of January 2014, and he promoted this album with the help of concerts which he put together in December 2013. Just after the release of the album Michael Owusu Addo went on to release his song remix of Adonai. This remix just blew up and after that everyone in Africa was only listening to Michael Owusu Addo. In the year of 2015, Michael Owusu Addo announced his upcoming album called Mary. Michael Owusu Addo named his album after the name of his grandmother who died in 2012. The album Mary released in 2015 in September. Michael Owusu Addo was able to sell almost 4,000 copies of his album in just one day. Michael Owusu Addo released his fifth album on 8th of September 2017 which has 19 songs in it. Michael Owusu Addo released this album through the label of Sarkcess Music. This album from Michael Owusu Addo had guest appearances from Moelogo, Jesse Jagz, Korede Bello, Flavour, Big Narstie and Victoria Kimani.

Michael Owusu Addo is considered as a multi-faced rapper because he is one of those rappers who also raps in his native language. Michael Owusu Addo was ranked 8th on the Forbes list for the richest African rapper. 

Personal life 

Michael Owusu Addo started a foundation called The Sarkodie Foundation which helps to cater to all the unprivileged children in his country. Michael Owusu Addo lives a very expensive lifestyle. Michael Owusu Addo is not yet married, and he spends all his money on his lavish lifestyle and his mansion in Ghana. Right now Michael Owusu Addo has a net worth of about 7 million. Michael Owusu Addo is considered to be one other the richest rappers from his county Ghana. 

Quick summary: 

Full Name: Michael Owusu Addo

Date of Birth:

Birth Place: Tema, Ghana

Age: NA

Profession: Rapper, Entrepreneur



Net worth: 7 million dollars