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Sarkodie

Michael Owusu Addo, known by his stage name Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian hip hop recording artist and entrepreneur from Tema. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2012 BET Awards, and was nominated in the same category at the 2014 BET Awards. In 2015, Sarkodie was ranked the 19th most Influential Ghanaian by e.tv Ghana. He is considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance. Sarkodie is often named as one of Africa's greatest hip hop artists. 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, AfricaRanking.com ranked him 3rd on its list of the "Top 10 African Rappers of 2015". In 2015, The Guardian listed him as one of its top five hip hop acts on the African continent. Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi, and is considered a "multifaceted rapper" due to the various musical styles he possess. He was ranked 8th on Forbes and Channel O's 2013 and 2015 lists of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artistes. 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 hail from Ghana. At the 2012 BET Awards, Sarkodie became the first Ghanaian artist to win the Best International Act: Africa accolade. He was nominated for the same award in 2014 and 2015. Rapperholic, his second studio album, was the recipient of 3 Ghana Music Awards from 12 nominations. Sarkodie Picks Award For Best Collaboration At Sound City MVP Awards 2018 The Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie has emerged the winner in the Best Collaboration category for his song PainKiller with Runtown at last nights SoundCity MVP Awards held at Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.

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