• Birth and Early Life – 9th July, 1988

Michael Owusu Addo was born on July 10, 1988, in Koforidua, Eastern Region of Ghana, and raised in Tema in the Greater Accra Region. He is a rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from Ghana.

He attended the Tema Methodist Day Senior High School and then obtained a degree from IPMC.

 

  • Adom FM’s Kasahare – 2008

Sarkodie began his music career as an underground rapper, participating in Adom FM’s popular rap competition Kasahare.

There, he met Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment his former manager as well Edem and Castro, who introduced him to Hammer of The Last Two, an established record producer. Impressed by his rap flows, Hammer allowed Sarkodie to record two tracks for his album Volta Regime

 

 

 

  • Performance at the Busta Rhymes Live in Ghana concert – 15th September, 2009

On 16 September 2009, Sarkodie performed alongside Busta Rhymes at the Busta Rhymes Live in Ghana concert.

 

 

 

  • Tour of Canada and performances – 6th July,2012

On 7 July 2012, Sarkodie kicked off his tour of Canada. He toured the United States in August 2012, performing in cities and states such as New York City, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Atlanta, Chicago, Texas, and Massachusetts.

He also performed alongside R2Bees, Fally Ipupa, and Iyanya at the Africa Unplugged Music Festival and performed “How Low” with Ludacris at the 020 Live concerts.

 

  • You Go Kill Me – 29th October, 2013

On October 30, 2013, Sarkodie released the official remix of “You Go Kill Me”. The song peaked at number 1 on various charts in Ghana. Its remix features vocals from Wizkid, Ice Prince, Navio and EL. In January 2014, Sarkodie released his third studio album Sarkology.

 

 

  • Sarkcess Music – 2013

Sarkodie launched the Sarkcess Music record label in 2014. As part of the launch, he premiered the video for “Adonai” (Remix) and “Special Someone”.

On 3 May 2014, Sarkodie performed at the 15th edition of the Ghana Music Awards.

 

  • International Performances – 6th June,2014

On 7 June 2014, he joined Miguel on stage to perform the latter’s single “How Many Drinks?” at the MTV Africa Music Awards. In June 2014, Sarkodie collaborated with Mi Casa, Lola Rae, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, and Tiwa Savage to record “Africa Rising”, a song for DSTV’s campaign of the same name.

 

He performed with Joey B

 

  • New Guy and Mary – 9th June, 2015

On 10 June 2015, Sarkodie released the Ace Hood-assisted “New Guy”. It was released for digital consumption on 10th June 2015 through Sarkcess Music and Ivy League Records.

On 12 September 2015, Sarkodie released Mary, a live album named after his grandmother who died in 2012.

 

  • Rapperholic – 10th March, 2016

On 11 March 2016, Sarkodie performed with the music band The Composers at the O2’s Indigo venue; the event was hosted by DJ Abrantee.

He also held the fourth edition of his Rapperholic concert on Christmas Day.

 

 

  • Highest – 7th September, 2017

Sarkodie released his fifth studio album Highest on 8 September 2017.

It comprises 19 songs, including 3 interludes and a bonus track. Released through Sarkcess Music and Dice Recordings, the album features guest appearances from Jesse Jagz, Moelogo, Flavour, Korede Bello, Victoria Kimani, and Big Narstie.

The highest was primarily produced by Jayso, with additional production from Masterkraft, TSpize, Ced Solo, Nova, and Guilty Beatz.

 

  • Marriage, Wife and Children – 16th July, 2018

Sarkodie married Tracy in a private wedding ceremony held in Tema, Ghana on 17 July 2018. They have two children; a daughter, Adalyn Owusu Addo, and a son; Michael Nana Yaw Owusu Addo Jnr. who is named after the famous rapper.

 

 

  • Alpha – December, 2018

Sarkodie released his debut extended play Alpha in June 2019. The 6-track EP features guest appearances from Joey B and Ebony Reigns. Sarkodie teased his collaboration with Reigns during the Ebony Reigns concert, which commemorated the late singer.

 

  • Ambassador for the Year of Return – 29th October, 2019

On 30 October 2019, he was appointed as an ambassador for the Year of Return campaign; the honor was conferred on him at the Creative Arts Industry Forum.

 

 

 

  • Black Love – 19th December, 2019

He released his fifth studio album, Black Love, on December 20, 2019. It features guest artistes such as Mr. Eazi, Efya, Donae’o, Idris Elba, Stonebwoy, Tekno, Maleek Berry, Herman Suede, King Promise, and Kizz Daniel.

 

  • #EndSARS – December 2019

In October 2020, he voiced out his concerns over the police brutality in Nigeria during the #EndSARS protest.

 

  • No Pressure – 29th July, 2021

Sarkodie released the album,