Michael Owusu Addo who is popularly known by his stage name as Sarkodie is a famous Ghanaian hip hop rapper, recording artist, songwriter, stage performer, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Sarkodie was born on 10th July 1988 in Tema, Ghana in the western part of Africa. He is popularly regarded as the fastest growing rapper in the whole of Africa.
He is currently 35 years old. Sarkodie is highly gifted and talented. He is the fourth child in a family of five children. His mother’s name is Maame Aggrey. Sarkodie started rapping at a very young age and continued rapping throughout his educational career. He completed his primary school education in Tema, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate.
After completing his primary school education, Sarkodie proceeded to Tema Methodist Senior High School in Tema, Ghana and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate. After completing his secondary school education, Sarkodie earned a degree in Graphic Design from IPMC.
Sarkodie is one of the richest artists in Ghana and Africa as a whole. Over the years, he has worked hard to get to where he is today. Sarkodie’s journey is one that is characterized by hard work and dedication. So, let’s look at Sarkodie’s net worth according to Forbes.
Sarkodie Net Worth 2021
Net Worth – $10 million
According to Forbes 2021 list of richest musicians in Ghana, the net worth of Sakordie has earned him a position among the top ten. He has also featured in the list of richest musicians in Africa alongside the likes of Akon from Senegal, Davido and Wizkid from Nigeria, Oliver Mutukudzi from Zimbabwe, Huh Masela or South Africa among other top musicians.
His first single from his fourth album known as Mary, sold over 4000 copies when it was released in Accra. Sarkodie is also the first Ghanaian artist to be able to win BET after garnering the highest number of nominations. Over time, his work has grown all over Africa with a unique identity.
In 2015, he made the list of most influential people in Ghana according to e-TV. He was also ranked by channel O and made it to the list of the richest bankable artists in Africa. In 2015, he was made the Forbes list where he was ranked eighth.
In 2014, MTV Base ranked him 6th on its list of the Hottest African MC’s in 2014. In 2013, Lynx TV ranked him 1st on its list of the “Top 10 Ghanaian Rappers of All Time”. In 2015, The Guardian listed him as one of its top five hip hop acts on the African continent. In 2015, AfricaRanking.com ranked him 3rd on its list of the “Top 10 African Rappers of 2015.
Sarkodie has had the privilege of performing on the same stage with international musicians such as T-Pain, Miguel, Movado, Trey Songz, and Ludacris. He has a large fan base in Africa and is considered one of the most celebrated musical icons to emerge from Ghana.
Sarkodie is not only into music, but he is also a philanthropist he launched “The Sarkodie Foundation” which is tasked with the mission of supporting underprivileged children. He made generous donations to the Royal Seed Home Orphanage in Kasoa, Ghana. Sarkodie has presented to the orphanage items worth thousands of Ghana cedis. On 25th December 2014, The Sarkodie Foundation embarked on a feed-da-kids campaign in Tema, Ghana, where they provided thousands of kids with eight sacks of rice, yoghurt and beverage cans. They also gave away school bags, water bottles, hats and other items to the orphanage.
Did we say he is an entrepreneur? yes, you heard it right. Sarkodie is the owner of “Sark by Yas” clothing line, which was launched on 27th April 2013. The clothing line has accessories for men, women and children. In 2012, he was officially unveiled as the Brand Ambassador for Samsung Electronics at the University of Ghana, Legon