Sarkodie some means conforms to the norms of ‘no-show offs’ in Ghana showbiz and it seems his loyal SarkNation family, who always defend his ‘stinginess’, galvanised him into accepting the norm.
Or, it could be his nature. He is naturally introvert and always tight-lipped about his business moves.
Rise to Fame
Legally known as Michael Owusu Addo, Sarkodie rose to prominence in 2010 after conquering battle rappers with his unique flow and speed on Adom FM’s popular rap competition “Kasahare Level”. Due to his delivery, he is often compared to American multiple Grammy nominee Busta Rhymes.
He earned his first label deal with Duncan Williams’ Duncwills Entertainment before music executive and producer Da Hammer grabbed him through Edem and Castro’s recommendation.
He later left the label to establish SarkCess Music – former home to Akwaboah Jnr and Strongman.
He received his first Ghana Music Awards nominations in 2010 and won four awards that night, including “Discovery of the Year” (now “Best New Act of the Year) and “Artiste of the Year” awards. Read more on… google