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Sarkodie
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Sarkodie
Background information
Birth nameMichael Owusu Addo
BornTema, Ghana[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)Rapperentrepreneur
Years active2005–present
LabelsDuncwills Entertainment, Sarkcess Music[2]
Associated acts
Websitethisissarkodie.com

Michael Owusu Addo (born July 10, 1985) professionally known as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian hip hop recording artist and entrepreneur from Tema.[3] 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.[4] In 2015, Sarkodie was ranked the 19th most Influential Ghanaian by e.tv Ghana.[5] 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.[6] MTV Base ranked him 6th on its list of the Hottest African MC’s in 2014.[7] In 2013, Lynx TV ranked him 1st on its list of the “Top 10 Ghanaian Rappers of All Time”.[8] In 2015, AfricaRanking.com ranked him 3rd on its list of the “Top 10 African Rappers of 2015”.[9] In 2015, The Guardian listed him as one of its top five hip hop acts on the African continent.[10]

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