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Sarkodie Biography, real name and net worth

By | July 14, 2023

Who is Sarkodie? Michael Owusu Addo, aka Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur based in Tema. He is the CEO of SarkCess music record label in Ghana. He has been in the music scene since 2005, and his contribution to the Ghanaian music industry has earned him accolades at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, 3Music Awards, Ghana Music Awards USA, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, The Headies, BET Awards, to name a few. Sark has released songs like Bumper, Illuminati, Inflation, Adonai, Oofestso, and No Fugazy. He is undoubtedly one of the best rappers in Africa.

Profile Summary of King Sark

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Real name: Michael Owusu Addo
Age: 38 years old
Date of Birth: July 10, 1985.
Nationality: Ghanaian
Hometown: Juaso, Ashanti Region, Ghana.
Tribe: Asante
Facebook: Sarkodie
Instagram: @sarkodie
Twitter: @sarkodie

Early Life & Background

Sarkodie was born on July 10, 1985, in Koforidua, to Mr. Augustine Owusu Addo and Emma Maame Aggrey. He spent a part of his childhood in Koforidua before he came to live in Accra and later Tema with his parents. He is a native of Juaso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and the fourth born among five children. Sark is 38 years old.

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Parents

Michael Owusu Addo’s parents are Emma Maame Aggrey and Augustine Owusu Addo. Madam Emma is a native of Juaso, and Mr. Augustine is from Nkwanta (Asante Akim) in the Ashanti Region.

Siblings

He has four siblings, two brothers, and two sisters.

Educational Background

King Sark had his primary education at Universal School in Koforidua. He continued his education at Achimota Preparatory School when he moved to Accra with his parents. He had his high school education at Tema Methodist Day Senior High School and proceeded to IPMC, where he earned a degree in Graphic Design.

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Sarkodie wife

Sark’s wife is called Tracy Ama Owusu Addo, aka Tracy Sarkcess. She is the CEO of Brave Connect GH, a non-profit organization in Ghana, and an entrepreneur. Tracy and Sark got married in 2018, and they have two children together.

Children

The rapper has two children, a daughter, and a son. His daughter, the first child, is called Adalyn Owusu Addo (Titi Sarkcess), and his son, the second child, is named Michael Owusu Addo Jnr.

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Rap Journey

Sarkodie began his rap journey at the age of four. He was influenced to become a rapper at this age because of his love for rap songs. He listened to rap songs from Ghanaian rap legends like Obrafuor, Lord Kenya, and Reggie Rockstone.

At Great MEDASS, where King Sark attended high school, he participated in rap battles in school and performed at events held in Tema and other areas as an underground rapper. Later, he participated in the Saturday Hiplife/rap show Kasahare Level hosted by Dr. Duncan after its launch on Adom 106.3 FM in 2002.

Sarkodie, on the Kasahare Level show for some time, became a favorite of Dr. Duncan, who later became his manager. Also, while on the show, he met Edem and Castro, who introduced him to Legendary Ghanaian record producer Edward Nana Poku Osei, aka Hammer of the Last Two. Sark impressed Hammer with his rap talent, and he was made to record two songs for Edem’s first album, “Volta Regime,” released in 2009.

Following Sarkodie’s collaboration with Hammer, he recorded and dropped his first album, “Makye,” in 2009. He has eight albums now as an individual artist and one joint album with JaySo. Sark has released several songs and won many awards (local and international awards).

Sarkodie Songs

• Illuminati
• Adonai ft. Castro
• Non Living Thing ft. Oxlade
• Sarkodie ft. black sherif – Country side
• Saara ft. Efya
• Inflation
• Happy Day ft Kuami Eugene
• Oofeetso ft. Prince Bright (Buk Bak)
• Fa Hooki Me ft. Tulenkey
• M3gye Wo Girl ft. Shatta Wale
• Anadwo ft. King Promise
• Rollies and Cigars
• Strength of a Woman ft. Stonebwoy
• One Million Cedis ft. Ink Boy
• Coachella ft. Kwesi Arthur
• Goodbye ft. R2Bees
• No Fugazy
• Bumper
• Year of Return ft. Coded (4×4)
• Labadi ft. King Promise
• Oluwa is Involved ft. Paedae

Albums

• Jamz (2022).
• No pressure (2021).
• Black Love (2019).
• Highest (2017).
• Mary (2015).
• Sarkology (2014).
• TMG (with JaySo, 2013).
• Rapperholic (2012).
• Maakye (2009).

Extended Play (EP)

• Alpha (2019).

Sarkodie Mary Album tracklist

• Bra ft. Pat Thomas
• Sarkcess Story ft. Efya
• Wanna be Loved ft. Efya
• Nobody’s Business ft. Akwaboah Jnr.
• Giant steps ft. Chase.
• End up falling ft. Akwaboah Jnr.
• Mewu ft. Akwaboah Jnr.
• Edwom Te S3n ft. Kwesi Pee
• All is you ft. Mugeez
• Mary

Awards

Below are some of the awards won by Sark.

• Best Collaboration of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2023.
• Best Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2023.
• Hip Hop/Hiplife Artiste of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2022.
• Collaboration of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2021.
• Hiplife Song of the Year – 3Music Awards 2022.
• Hiplife Song of the Year – 3Music Awards 2021.
• Performer of the Year – 3Music Awards 2021.
• Best Collaboration of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2020.
• International Collaboration of the Year – Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2020.
• Honorary Award – Global Blueprint Excellence Awards 2020.
• Hiplife/Hip Hop Song of the Year – Ghana Music Awards USA 2020.
• Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist of the Year – Ghana Music Awards USA 2020.
• Artist of the Year – Ghana Music Awards USA 2020.
• Best Collaboration – Ghana Music Awards USA 2020.
• Best Collaboration of the Year – 3Music Awards 2020.
• Best Rap Performance – 3Music Awards 2020.
• Fan Army of the Year – 3Music Awards 2020.
• Hiplife/Hip Hop Act of the Year – 3Music Awards 2020.
• Male Act of the Year – 3Music Awards 2020.
• Djs’ Song of the Year – Ghana DJ Awards 2020.
• Best International Flow – BET Hip Hop Awards 2019.
• Best Hip Hop Artist – African Entertainment Awards USA 2019.
• Africa Hip Hop Maestro – HiPipo Music Awards 2019.
• Album of the Year – 3Music Awards 2018.
• Hiplife/ Hip Hop Act of the Year – 3Music Awards 2018.
• Best Male Artist in African Inspirational Music – All Africa Music Awards 2018.
• African Male Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian) – Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2018.
• Best Rap or Hip Hop Song – Independent Music Awards (IMAs) 2014.
• Best Hip Hop – MTV Africa Music Video Awards 2014.
• International Act: Africa – BET Awards 2012.

Cars

He owns a Mercedes Benz S550, a Range Rover Vogue, and other vehicles.

House

He owns a beautiful house at Tema Community 9.

Net worth

Sark has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

FAQs about Sarkodie

• What is Sarkodie real name? 
His real name is Michael Owusu Addo.

• How old is Sarkodie? 
He is 38 years old as of 2024.

• Where is Sarkodie from? 
He comes from Juaso in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

• How tall is Sarkodie? 
He is 6 feet 2 inches tall.

• Who is Sarkodie dating currently?
He is currently married to Tracy Ama Owusu Addo, aka Tracy Sarkcess.

• How many kids does Sarkodie have? 
He has two kids.

• Does Sarkodie speak Twi? 
Yes, he speaks Twi.

• What language does Sarkodie speak?
He speaks English and Twi.

• What is the name of Sarkodie children? 
Adalyn Owusu Addo and Michael Owusu Addo Jnr.

• How many albums does Sarkodie have?
Sark has eight (8) albums as an individual artist and one joint album with rapper Jayso.

How many bet awards does Sarkodie have?
Two (2).

• When did Sarkodie started music?
He has been active in the music scene since 2005.

• What is the net worth of Sarkodie?
He has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

• Shatta Wale and Sarkodie who is older?
They are both of the same age.

• Who is Sarkodie Manager?
He is called Angel Town.

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