Sarkodie net worth: Ghanian hip hop and hiplife recording artist, Michael Owusu Addo, better known as Sarkodie has a net worth of $10 million.
Born and raised in Tema, Michael Owusu Addo started rapping while at school and continued throughout his educational career. Having graduated in Graphic Design from IPMC, he started as an underground rapper and appeared on Adom FM’s rap competition Kasahare Level. His skills put him on contract under Duncwills Entertainment through his manager Duncan Williams where he also collaborated with musicians like Edem and Castro.
Sarkodie first featured on two songs by Hammer of the Last Two and recorded his debut album Makye. His first single ‘Baby’ became an instant hit making him one of the notable rapper in Ghana overnight. His first album became successful and he started performing on several events and concerts in Ghana.
Sarkodie started making name for himself with other releases like ‘Good Bye’, ‘You Go Kill Me’, etc. and performed with several artist like Castro, DJ Mensah, among others. His album ‘Rapperholic’ was released in 2012 which received positive response from the critics after which he went on a nationwide tour to support his album. He was nominated for the BET Awards for the same and he also featured on the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher alongside Ab-Soul, Jean Grae and Talib Kweli.
‘Adonai’, his another remix song became hit across Africa and BBC even considered it to be among the ‘Top 35 Afrobeats Songs’. He started making name for himself while wealth came along after which he launched his own record label Sarkcess Music in 2014. He often raps in his native language Twi and is considered one of the best rappers in Africa after getting chance to perform with well-known artists like Trey Songz, Ludacris, T-Pain, among others.
Sarkodie is also considered one of the most celebrated rap icons in Africa. Apart from his career as a rapper, he has also established himself as a successful entrepreneur having owned ‘Sark by Yas clothing line’. He is also the Brand Ambassador for Samsung Electronics in Ghana and has partnership with Tigo Telecommunications.
A budding artist from Ghana, looking forward to international fame, Sarkodie has amassed a net worth of $10 million as of 2015.
Quick facts about Sarkodie
Full Name: Michael Owusu Addo
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Date of Birth: July 10, 1985
Place of Birth: Tema, Ghana
Marital status: Dating (Ewurama Tracy)
Astrological sign: Cancer