Sarkodie: The Ghanaian Pride

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Michael Kwesi Owusu Addo referred to as Sarkodie is a Ghanaian artist. He carries the title of Ghana’s King of Rap due to his extraordinary skills to enthuse people with his rapping which he started at a very early age in his life. He was famous for his hiplife for about 5 years but it was later that he started commercializing his work. He believes that a very strong message can be conveyed instantly to the audience with a rapid and rhythmic recitation of words. It is not merely the words but also their accurate delivery that brings him in the limelight. His first single “baby” was recorded under the label of Killbeatz and gained swift popularity. He took part in various rap battles as an underground artist and this is how he was introduced to such established producers like Hammer of The Last Two who gave him his break. Two of Sarkodie’s singles “Push” and “Baby” were ranked 9th and 13th respectively on Joy FM’s Top 50 songs of 2009. He’s achieved many honors in his birthplace Ghana having Ghana Rapper from the Year, Ghana Discovery from the Year at this Ghana Music Awards in 2010. He was additionally voted for groupings like Best Collaboration from the Year and Hip Life Song from the Year at the same incident. He can be celebrated to function as the only Ghanaian artist for an award in the BET Awards from the Best International Act: Africa category. Award for attainment in music had been accomplished by him in the National Youth Accomplishment Award event. He is seen to work in cooperation with many artists like Ghanaian based artists plus the foreign artists. Their albums include “Makye” (2009), “Rapperholic” (2012), “T. Mirielle. G” and “Sarkology” (2013) as well as “Mary” (2015). Sarkodie frequently produces in his native language Twi, but he could be certainly a worldwide celebrated artist because of the adaptability in their raps. Sarkodie is featured on Zimvibez West African Music Station. © 2015 TashTin applications and related marks are trade marks of TashTin LLC or related entities.