Ghanaian hip hop artist Michael Owusu Addo popularly known as Sarkodie is the most successful and decorated musician in Ghana’s music history.
The ace rapper has over 81 awards from 148 nominations to his credit, he is unmatched in the Ghanaian music space and he is yet to grab the second BET Hip Hop Awards plaque to his impressive collection of laurels.
Sarkodie has the highest audience appeal and popularity over the last decade and still remain relevant in the music industry and across the borders of Ghana.
He was the first Ghanaian to ever win a BET award (2012), won the Hip Hop Artiste of the Year at the 2014 MAMAs, won the Headies in Nigeria on 3 occasions, a number of AFRIMAs, among others.
Sarkodie has also won the VGMAs 21 times, earning him the most decorated artiste ever in Ghana. The rapper made history at the VGMAs, by grabbing 5 awards, including the Artiste of the Year and Discovery of the Year (Now New Artiste of the Year).
The music mogul has more than 23 albums.
Let me walk you through the some of his works/album;
Live albums and EPs
Sarkodie’s unique brand and popularity has earned him a lot of ambassadorial role for most corporate organizations both local and international companies.
In 2013, he partnered with fashion entrepreneur, YAS to launch his clothing line, Sark Collections.
He was also unveiled as the Brand Ambassador for Samsung Electronics in 2012, where the phone was customized with his signature and wallpaper.
Sarkodie also launched the Obidi Chief headphones.
In 2013, he signed an endorsement deal with FanMilk Ghana, partnered with Tigo Telecommunications Ghana, a brand that sponsored his Rapperholic tour.
Sarkodie is also a philanthropist and has over the years launched The Sarkodie Foundation, which supported the underprivileged children in Ghana.
He supported the Royal Seed Home Orphanage in Kasoa with generous donations.
On December 25, 2014, The Sarkodie Foundation embarked on a feeddakids campaign in Tema, where thousands of children were fed.
Recently, industry players argue whether Sarkodie should be studied as a course.
According to the veteran producer, Hammer, Sarkodie has achieved something many Ghanaian musicians have not and therefore should be studied in areas like Literature and Musicology.
Do you agree with this? Well that’s a topic for another day.