Name: Sarkodie @sarkodie
Real name: Michael Kwesi Owusu Addo
Sarkodie was born and raised in Tema Ghana. He started rapping at the age of four. He attended Achimota Preparatory school and Tema Methodist Day Secondary school.
He finally rose to mainstream fame in 2008 after turning down a job offer from an advertising company to fully take up music as a professional career.He is known as the fastest rapper in Ghana and is known to perform machine-gun raps.
He released his debut album Makye in 11th April 2009, and his second album Rapperholic in 2012.He is managed by Duncwills Entertainment and signed to Akon on to theKonvict Africa label.Sarkodie has won several awards, such as Artist of the year Hip hop/hiplife artist of the year Best Rapper of the year Album of the Year 2010 Ghana Music Awards Best Collaboration of the Year (SOUND CITY MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2010) Artiste of the Year Best Rapper Of The Year (2012 GHANA MUSIC AWARDS) Best International Act Africa (BET AWARDS 2012)