Sarkodie – Michael Owusu Addo

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Michael Owusu Addo (born July 10, 1988) known professionally as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from Tema. His contributions to the Ghanaian music industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade”. He was announced the first winner of BET’s Best International Flow artist at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards. He is also considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance and one of the most successful African rappers of all time.

Life and career


Early life and career beginnings

2009–2012: Makye and Rapperholic
Following his collaboration with Hammer, Sarkodie recorded his debut album Makye. Its production was primarily handled by Killbeatz and Jayso. The album features guest appearances from Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway and Paedae of R2Bees. Makye received positive reviews from critics and fans. It was supported by a concert held at Holy City Gardens in Accra. On 16 September 2009, Sarkodie performed alongside Busta Rhymes at the Busta Rhymes Live in Ghana concert. In 2010, his “Push” and “Baby” songs were ranked ninth and thirteenth on Joy FM’s Top 50 songs of 2009, respectively. The album’s lead single “Baby” which features Mugeez of R2bees became an instant hit and gave Sarkodie exposure.

Sarkodie’s second studio album Rapperholic was released in 2012. It features guest appearances from Efya, Chidynma, Mugeez of R2Bees, Obrafour, Jayso and EL. The album was supported by five singles: “Good Bye”, “One Time For Your Mind”, “You Go Kill Me”, “Living Legend”, and “Onyame Nhyira”. It received positive reviews from music critics. Sarkodie went on a nationwide tour to support the album. Rapperholic earned Sarkodie his first BET nomination and subsequent win. Sarkodie was also featured on the BET Hip Hop Awards cypher alongside Talib Kweli, Jean Grae and Ab-Soul. He was the only African act featured on the cypher.


Sarkodie, the fourth of five children was born on July 10, 1988. He was raised in Koforidua before his parents moved to Tema where he started schooling. He attended Tema Methodist Day Senior High School and proceeded to IPMC, where he earned a degree in graphic design. Sarkodie began his music career as an underground rapper, participating in Adom FM’s popular rap competition Kasahare Level. He met his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment while participating in the aforementioned competition. He also met musicians 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 Edems maiden album Volta Regime.

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. After releasing Rapperholic, Sarkodie embarked on a tour to promote the album. On 27 August 2012, Sarkodie performed alongside R2Bees, Fally Ipupa and Iyanya at the Africa Unplugged Music Festival. In 2012, Sarkodie performed “How Low” with Ludacris at the 020 Live concerts.

2013–2014: Sarkology, Sarkcess Music, and Africa Rising Campaign
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. Primarily recorded in Twi, the album features guest appearances from Fuse ODG, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Banky W., Timaya, 2 Face Idibia, Efya, Mugeez, Obrafour, Burna Boy, Vivian Chidid, Vector, Silvastone, Sk Blinks, Stonebwoy, Joey B, J Town, Lil Shaker, Raquel, Sian, Kofi B, and AKA. Its production was handled by Magnom, Hammer, Killbeatz, Masterkraft and Silvastone, among others. The album’s launch concert was held at the Accra Sports Stadium in December.

Sarkodie released the official remix of “Adonai”. It features vocals from Castro and appeared on Capital Xtra’s list of the Top 35 Afrobeats Songs. Sarkodie launched the Sarkcess Music record label in 2014. As part of the launch, he premiered the video for “Adonai” (Remix) and “Special Someone”. Sarkodie also released the songs “Megye Wo Girl”, “Love Rocks”, “Chingum”, and “Whine Fi Me” under the label.

On 3 May 2014, Sarkodie performed at the 15th edition of the Ghana Music Awards. 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. The campaign was designed to inspire Africans to partake in community-based social investment projects. The music video for “Africa Rising” was released on June 24, 2014. It was shot and directed by South African production house Callback Dream.

2015–2018: Mary and Highest
On 10 June 2015, Sarkodie released the Ace Hood-assisted “New Guy”. It was released for digital consumption on 10 June 2015 through Sarkcess Music and Ivy League Records. Written by the two artists and produced by CedSolo, “New Guy” is an African hip hop and hip hop song that contains alternating rap verses, while its lyrics deal with Sarkodie’s desire and motivation for success. Development for “New Guy” began in early 2015 when Sarkodie paid a total of $25,000 to cover the production fees associated with the recording. He also wanted Ace Hood to appear on the track because he considered him “one of the world’s most powerful rappers”.

On 12 September 2015, Sarkodie released Mary, a live album named after his grandmother who died in 2012. “Mewu” was released as the lead single from the album two months prior. An autograph session for the album was held at the West Hills Mall in Accra. Sarkodie sold nearly 4,000 copies of the album on the first day of its release. In February 2016, he spoke to a group of Harvard Business School students. Themed “The Art of the Hustle”, his speech was primarily about the challenges associated with being an African musician. Sarkodie also performed at the event following his speech.

Sarkodie held the fourth edition of his Rapperholic concert on Christmas Day. Tickets for the event sold out within 72 hours of its release. The concert featured additional performances from Fuse ODG, R2Bees, Wizkid, Samini, VVIP, Efya and Shatta Wale. 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.

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

2019: Alpha and Black Love
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. He released his fifth studio album Black Love on December 20, 2019. It features guest artist such as Mr Eazi, Efya, Donae’o, Idris Elba, Stonebwoy, Tekno, Maleek Berry, Herman Suede, King Promise and Kizz Daniel. The album was supported by the previously released singles “Party & Bullshit”, “Saara”, “Do You” and “Can’t Let Go”. In an interview with OkayAfrica in November, Sarkodie said the album explores themes of black love and relationships. On April 19, 2021, Sarkodie announced his soon-to-be-released 7th Studio Album, entitled “No Pressure”. A trailer video was uploaded on YouTube, in anticipation of what fans would expect from the album. However, on July 25, 2021, Sarkodie announced a 5 days countdown of the album which would be released on July 30, 2021.

2021: No Pressure Album
Sakodie released the album, No Pressure, on 30th July, 2021. The album features Wale, Vic Mensa, Giggs, Cassper Nyovest, Harmonize, Oxlade, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes, Medikal, and MOGmusic.

Recognition
Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi, a Ghanaian Language and is considered a “multifaceted rapper” due to the various musical styles he possesses. Sarkodie is often named as one of Africa’s greatest hip hop artists. MTV Base ranked him sixth on its list of the Hottest African MCs in 2014. In 2013, Lynx TV ranked him first on its list of the “Top 10 Ghanaian Rappers of All Time”. In 2015, AfricaRanking.com ranked him third on its list of the “Top 10 African Rappers of 2015”. In 2015, The Guardian listed him as one of its top five hip hop acts on the African continent. He was ranked 8th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 and 2015 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artistes. In 2020, he won “Artiste of the Year” during the Ghana Music Awards USA (GMA USA).

Philanthropy
On July 13, 2013, Sarkodie launched The Sarkodie Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting underprivileged children. He made generous donations to the Royal Seed Home Orphanage in Kasoa. On December 25, 2014, The Foundation embarked on a feed the kids’ campaign in Tema, Ghana, where they provided thousands of kids with bags of rice, yoghurt and beverage cans. They also gave away school bags, water bottles, hats and other items. Roshi Motman, the CEO of Tigo Telecommunications, was also in attendance to support the campaign.

Business career and endorsements
Sarkodie owns the Sark by Yas clothing line, which was launched on April 27, 2013. The clothing line has accessories for men, women and children. In 2012, he was officially unveiled as the Brand Ambassador for Samsung Electronics at the University of Ghana, Legon. As part of the event, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Pocket and Chief Hero Phones that had customized wallpapers of Sarkodie and his signature; users had the opportunity to download exclusive tracks of Sarkodie. He also launched the Obidi Chief headphones and signed an endorsement deal with FanMilk Ghana in 2013. Sarkodie is currently in partnership with Tigo Telecommunications Ghana, a brand that sponsored his 2013 Rapperholic tour. Sarkodie also has endorsement deals with Standard Chartered Bank – a leading banking firm in Africa as well as Guinness Ghana Limited for their Malt drink product. On 30 October 2019, he was appointed as an ambassador for the Year of Return campaign; the honour was conferred on him at the Creative Arts Industry Forum. In March 2021, Sarkodie and his little daughter featured in Ghana’s leading tooth paste brand – Pepsodent Ghana’s #BrushWithMe campaign ad. The campaign was done to rally parents and guardians to start and encourage a day and night tooth brushing routine with their children. This was done to commemorate World oral health day.

Personal life
Sarkodie married Tracy in a private wedding ceremony held in Tema, Ghana on 17 July 2018. They have two children.

Awards

Ghanaian rapper and hiplife artist Sarkodie has received 107 awards from 191 nominations, including 25 Ghana Music Awards. Makye, his debut studio album, won him three awards at both the 4syte TV Music Video Awards and Ghana Music Awards. The album also earned him a nomination at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards. Rapperholic, his second studio album, earned him accolades at the 2012 editions of the BET Awards, The Headies, Ghana Music Awards, National Youth Achievement Awards, MOBO Awards, and Channel O Music Video Awards.

Sarkodie’s collaborative album recorded with Jayso, titled T.M.G, earned him an award at the 2013 4Syte TV Music Video Awards, as well as a nomination at the 2013 Ghana Music Awards. He won Best African Act at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. The release of Sarkology in 2014 earned Sarkodie several awards, including four Ghana Music Awards, one MTV Africa Music Award, one Independent Music Award, four 4syte TV Music Video Awards, one Headies Award, and one Ghana Music Honor. He also received a nomination at the 2014 BET Awards and was nominated four times at the 2014 World Music Awards. Sarkodie won Best West African Act at the 2013 Caribbean American and African Nations Music Awards. Moreover, he won Best Rap Act at the 2014 African Muzik Magazine Awards. He was honoured by the organizers of the Afrobeats Music Awards for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of African music globally. Sarkodie also won two awards for the singles “Love Rocks” and “Enemies”. and base on his consistency in Ghana music Sarkodie won artiste of the decade award in the just ended Vodafone Ghana music awards 2019. In November 2020, Sarkodie won his first award at the Ghana DJ Awards for the DJs’ Song of The Year category with his 2019 hit, Oofeetsor featuring Prince Bright of Bukbak fame

In October 2019, Sarkodie became the first artist to win the Best International Flow award at BET Hip Hop Awards.

Awards and nominations

BET Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012SarkodieBest International Act: AfricaWon
2014Nominated
2015Nominated

BET Hip Hop Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2019SarkodieBest International FlowWon

MTV Europe Music Award

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012SarkodieBest Worldwide ActNominated

EMY Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2016SarkodieBest EntertainerWon

3 Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2018SarkodieHiplife/Hiphop Act Of The YearWon
HighestAlbum Of The YearWon
OverdoseBest VideoWon
Fancy Gadam and SarkodieBest CollaborationWon
2020SarkodieHiplife/Hiphop Act Of The YearWon
SarkodieMusic Man Of The YearWon
Who Da ManBest Rap PerformanceWon
Sarkodie and EfyaBest CollaborationWon
Sark NationFan Army Of The YearWon
2021SarkodiePerformer Of The YearWon
OofeetsoHiplife Song Of The YearWon
SarkodieDigital Act Of The YearNominated
Sarkodie and King PromiseBest CollaborationWon
SarkodieArtiste Of The YearNominated
OofeetsoSong Of The YearNominated
Hiplife/ HipHop Artiste Of The YearSarkodieNominated
SarkodieRapper Of The YearNominated
Black LoveAlbum Of The YearNominated
SarkodieFan Army Of The YearNominated
2022Rollies and CigarsVideo of the YearWon
Happy Day ft. Kuami EugeneHiplife Song of the YearWon
SarkodieDigital Act of the YearNominated
SarkodieArtist of the YearNominated
Happy Day ft. Kuami EugeneBest Collaboration of the YearNominated
Sark NationFan Army of the YearNominated
Happy Day ft. Kuami EugeneSong of the YearNominated
SarkodieHiplife/Hip Hop Act of the YearNominated
Rollies and CigarsHip-Hop Song of the YearNominated
Rollies and CigarsRapper of the YearNominated
No PressureAlbum of the YearNominated
Song of the YearHappy Day ft. Kuami EugeneNominated

Daf BAMA Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017SarkodieBest African ActWon

International Reggae and World Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2021Black Love Virtual ConcertBest Virtual Showcase/Concert Won

Entertainment Achievement Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2021Black Love Virtual ConcertEvent Of The YearWon

Ghana Event Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2017Rapperholic concertGhana’s Favourite EventWon

Ghana Entertainment Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2018SarkodieHiplife/Rap ActWon
2018HighestAlbum Of The YearNominated
2018SarkodieBest Male ActWon
2018SarkodieBest Entertainer Of The YearNominated
2018SarkodieBest CollaborationNominated

MTV Africa Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2010SarkodieBest AnglophoneNominated
2014SarkodieBest Hip HopWon
2015SarkodieBest MaleNominated
2021SarkodieListener’s ChoicePending

All Africa Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2018SarkodieBest Male Artist Inspirational MusicWon

YouTube Sub Sahara Africa Creator Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2016SarkodieTop Subscribed Channel GhanaWon

Ghana DJ Awards 2020

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2020OofetsɔDJ Song Of The YearWon

Ghana Music Honors

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2015HimselfArtist Of The YearWon
2017HimselfBest Male Artist HonourWon

Africa Entertainment Legend Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2016SarkodieAfrican Legend Artist Of The YearWon

The Future Africa Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014HimselfPrize in EntertainmentNominated

Ovation Red Carol & Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012SarkodieNon-Nigerian artist of the yearWon

African Entertainment Awards USA

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2019SarkodieBest Hiphop ArtistWon

HiPipo Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2019SarkodieAfrica HipHop MaestroWon

Ben Tv Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014HimselfAfrican Artist Of The YearWon

The Headies

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2013SarkodieBest African Artiste
2012African Artist of the YearWon
2014Won
2015Won
2016Best African Artiste

Caribbean American and African Nations Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2013SarkodieBest West African ActWon

National Youth Achievement Award

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012SarkodieAward for achievement in musicWon

Afrobeats Music Award

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2015SarkodieAfrobeats Music Awards – Outstanding Contribution To The Growth & Development Of African Music GloballyWon

Independent Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014“Illuminati”Rap/Hip-Hop – SongWon

Ghana Music Awards UK

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2016SarkodieBest RapperWon
Artist Of The YearNominated
MaryAlbum Of The YearNominated
Jupitar and SarkodieBest Dancehall CollaborationWon
2017SarkodieBest RapperWon
Hiplife/Hip Hop Artist Of The YearWon
Pain KillerBest Music VideoWon
RNSHiplife Song Of The YearWon
2018“Light it up”
(featuring Jay So)
Best Rapper of the yearNominated
2019SarkodieBest RapperNominated
Hiplife Artist Of The YearNominated
Artist Of The YearNominated
Can’t Let You GoBest Music Video Of The YearWon
Popular Song Of The YearNominated
Hiplife Song Of The YearNominated

Ghana Music Awards USA

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2020SarkodieArtist Of The YearWon
Hiphop/Hiplife Artist Of The YearWon
OofeetsoMost Popular Song Of The YearNominated
Hiphop/Hiplife Song Of The YearWon
SaaraBest collaboration Of The YearWon
Highlife Song Of The YearNominated

SoundCity Music Video Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2018SarkodieBest HiphopNominated
African Artist Of The YearNominated
Best Male MVPNominated
Pain KillerBest CollaborationWon
2010Lay AwayBest Collaboration In A Music VideoWon

Bass Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2015Sarkodie and SaminiBest Reggae CollaborationWon
Jupitar and SarkodieBest Dancehall CollaborationWon

Ghana Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2022SarkodieBest Hiplife/Hip Hop Artiste of the YearWon
2021Happy DayBest CollaborationWon
2020LuckyBest International CollaborationWon
HimselfArtiste Of The YearNominated
Hip Hop/Hip Life artist of the yearNominated
Best RapperNominated
OofeetsoHiplife song of the yearNominated
Collaboration of the yearWon
Popular Of The YearNominated
SaaraHighlife song of the yearNominated
Collaboration of the yearNominated
Black LoveAlbum of the yearNominated
BleedingHiphop song of the yearNominated
2019HimselfArtiste Of The DecadeWon
Hip Hop/Hip Life artist of the yearNominated
Best RapperNominated
Artist of the year
Bibii BaHip hop song of the yearNominated
Music Video Of The YearNominated
Cant Let You GoSong of the year
Hip life song of the yearNominated
Best Collaboration of the yearNominated
2018HimselfHip Hop/Hip Life artist of the yearWon
Best RapperWon
Artist of the yearNominated
Light It UpHip hop song of the yearNominated
Pain KillerSong of the yearNominated
Hip life song of the yearNominated
Best Collaboration of the yearNominated
GloryRecord of the yearNominated
2017HimselfHip Hop/Hip Life artist of the yearWon
Best RapperNominated
Artist of the yearNominated
TrumpetHip hop song of the yearNominated
RNSSong of the yearNominated
Hip life song of the yearNominated
2016HimselfBest rapperWon
Hip hop/Hip Life artist of the yearNominated
Artist of the yearNominated
Hand to mouthHip hop song of the yearWon
BraRecord of the yearWon
MaryAlbum of the yearNominated
2015HimselfHiplife/Hip pop artist of the yearWon
AdonaiBest collaboration of the yearWon
Vodafone song of the yearWon
2014HimselfArtiste of the YearNominated
Hiplife/ Hip Hop Artiste of the YearWon
Best Rapper of the YearWon
“Tonga”
(Joey B featuring Sarkodie)
Vodafone Song of the YearNominated
“Down On One”
(Sarkodie featuring Fuse ODG)
Nominated
Best Collaboration of the YearNominated
SarkologyAlbum of the YearWon
“Illuminati”Hip hop Song of the YearWon
2013“Azonto Fiesta”
(with Appietus & Kesse)
Best Collaboration of the YearNominated
Song Of The YearNominated
Hip Life Song Of The YearNominated
“Pizza and Burger”
(with Jayso)
Hip Hop Song of the YearNominated
“Treat Her Royal”
(Kesse featuring Sarkodie)
Highlife Song Of The YearNominated
2012HimselfArtist of the YearWon
Hiplife/Hiphop Artist Of The YearNominated
Best Rapper Of The YearWon
“U Go Kill Me”
(featuring EL)
Hiplife Song of the YearNominated
“Sweetieo”
(Raquel featuring Sarkodie)
Best Collaboration Of The YearNominated
“I’m In Love With You”
(featuring Efya)
Nominated
“U Go Kill Me”
(featuring EL)
Nominated
Most Popular Song of the YearWon
RapperholicAlbum of the YearNominated
“I’m In Love With You”
(featuring Efya)
Hip hop Song Of The YearNominated
Record of the YearNominated
2010SarkodieGhana Artiste of the YearWon
Ghana Discovery of the YearWon
Ghana Hiplife/Hiphop artiste of the YearWon
Album of the YearWon
Ghana Best Rapper of the YearWon

City People Entertainment Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014HimselfMusician of the Year (Male)Nominated
2013Nominated

MOBO Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012SarkodieBest African ActNominated
2017SarkodieBest African ActNominated

MOGO Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2016MaryBest AlbumWon

Nigeria Entertainment Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012SarkodiePan African Artist or Group of the Year
2013Western African Artist or Group of the Year
2014African Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian)
2015SarkodieAfrican Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian)
2018SarkodieBest African Male Artist (Non-Nigerian)

World Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014HimselfWorld’s Best Male ArtistNominated
World’s Best Live ActNominated
World’s Best EntertainerNominated
SarkologyWorld’s Best AlbumNominated

African Muzik Magazine Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014HimselfBest Male West AfricaNominated
Best Rap ActWon
2017HimselfBest Rap ActWon

4syte Music Video Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2021“Sarkodie”Overall bestNominated
Most Influential
“Happy Day”Best CollaborationWon
Best HiplifeNominated
Most PopularNominated
BigtuneNominated
Best MaleNominated
“Gimme Way”
(featuring “Prince Bright”)
Best HiphopNominated
2019“Sarkodie”Life Time AchievementWon
“Bibiiba”Best Hip Hop VideoWon
Best PhotographyNominated
Best Directed VideoNominated
“Can’t Let You Go”
(featuring “King Promise”)
Best Hiplife VideoNominated
Best Male VideoWon
Most InfluentialNominated
2017“Overdose”Overall Best VideoWon
Best PhotographyNominated
Best Hip Hop VideoNominated
Best Directed VideoNominated
“Come To Me”
(featuring “Bobbi Lewis”)
Best Collaboration VideoWon
Best Male VideoNominated
Best Edited Video
“Pain Killer”
(featuring “Runtown”)
Most Popular VideoNominated
2015Special Someone”Best Collaboration VideoWon
2014Adonai”Best Hip Life VideoWon
Most Influential Artist
2013“Illuminati”Best Directed VideoWon
Most Popular Video
Best Hip Hop Video
Overall Best Video/ Most Influential Artiste
Best Male VideoNominated
Best Photography
Best Edited Video
“I’m In Luv With Ur Girlfriend”
(Jayso featuring Efya and Sarkodie)
Best Collaboration Video
Best Story Line VideoWon
“Hallelujah”
(featuring Viviane Chidid)
Best Collaboration Video
2012“Saa Okodie No”
(featuring Obrafour)
Best Hip Life VideoWon
Best Directed VideoNominated
Best Collaboration VideoNominated
Best African Act VideoNominated
Overall Best VideoNominated
“U Go Kill Me”
(featuring E.L)
Best Choreography VideoNominated
“Bebree”
(Herty Borngreat featuring Sarkodie)
Best Gospel VideoNominated
2011“Lay Away”
(featuring Sway and Jayso)
Best Hip Hop VideoWon
Best EditingWon
Best Directed VideoNominated
“Ajiee”
(R2Bees, Sarkodie and Nana Boroo)
Best Collaboration VideoWon
“Sue”Best Hip Life Video
(Stay J featuring Sarkodie and Dr. Cryme)
Nominated
“Ambulance”
(Wutah Kobby featuring Sarkodie)
Best Special EffectsNominated
2010“Borga”
(featuring Jay Town)
Best EditingWon
Best Hip Life VideoNominated
Best Collaboration VideoNominated
“Babe”
(Sarkodie featuring Mugeez)
Best PhotographyWon

Channel O Music Video Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012“Saa Okodie No”
(featuring Obrafour)
Most Gifted West African Video of the YearNominated
2014“Illuminati”Most Gifted MaleNominated
Most Gifted Video of the YearNominated

South African Hip Hop Awards

YearRecipient(s) and nominee(s)CategoryResultRef.
2021HimselfBest International ActPending

Sarkodie Discography

Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has released five studio albums, one collaborative album and one live album.

Studio albums

TitleAlbum details
MaakyeReleased: 2009Label: Duncwills EntertainmentFormats: CDdigital download
RapperholicReleased: 16 February 2012Label: Duncwills Entertainment/Konvict MuzikFormats: CDdigital download
SarkologyReleased: January 2, 2014Label: Duncwills Entertainment Formats: CDdigital download
HighestReleased: September 8, 2017Label: Sarkcess Music Formats: CDdigital download
Black LoveReleased: December 20, 2019Label: Sarkcess Music Formats: digital download
No PressureReleased: June 30, 2021Label: Sarkcess Music Formats: digital download

Live albums

TitleAlbum details
MaryReleased: September 12, 2015 Label: Sarkcess Music Formats: CDdigital download

Music videos

TitleYearArtist
You dey Craze2008Edem (featuring Kwaw Kese & Sarkodie)
Bra be hwe2009Sarkodie (Guru & Nii)
BabySarkodie (featuring Mugeez)
Borga2010Sarkodie
Lay awaySarkodie (featuring Sway & Jayso)
I like you GirlScientific (featuring Sarkodie & EL)
Gunshot2012Sarkodie (featuring Davido)
DevioSarkodie (featuring Kemenya)
Azonto FiestaSarkodie (featuring Appietus & Kesse)
6 Feet (Freestyle)2013Sarkodie
Pon di tingSarkodie (featuring Banky W)
LiesSarkodie (featuring Lil Shaker)
OriginalSarkodie
IlluminatiSarkodie
BounceSarkodie
Down On OneSarkodie (featuring Fuse ODG)
TongaJoey B (featuring Sarkodie)
Special Someone2014Sarkodie (featuring Burna Boy & A.K.A)
PreachSarkodie
Love RocksSarkodie (featuring Samini)
Shots on ShotsSarkodie & Ice Prince
AdonaiSarkodie (featuring Castro)
Whine Fi meSarkodie (featuring Jupitar and Stonebwoy)
Revenge of the Spartans2015Sarkodie
TonightJadiluc (featuring Sarkodie)
Oluwa is involveSarkodie & Paedae (R2Beez)
EnemiesJupitar (featuring Sarkodie)
Take it back2016Sarkodie
ConfirmMedikal (featuring Sarkodie)
HelloSarkodie & Akwaboah
TrumphetSarkodie (featuring TeePhlow, Medikal, Strongman, Koo Ntakra, Donzy & Pappy Kojo)
Biibi Ba2018Sarkodie (featuring Lyrical Joe, Tulenkey, Frequency, ToyBoi, AmeradoKofi Mole, Yeyo, O’Bkay, CJ Biggerman & 2Fyngerz)

Videography

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items(January 2016)
YearTitleDirectorRef
2018Biibi BaBabs Direction
2017Pain KillerGyo Gyimah
2017Ur WaistAlexx A
2017GloryIkone Agency
2017We No Dey FearAlexx A
2016BossyJulius Twum
2015SarkNation
2016BraNana Asihene
2016Hand To MouthIKONE Agency
2015Cash Only
2015New GuyJustin Campos
2015Revenge Of The SpartansDavid Nicol-sey
2015Finally As featured artiste
2015The Warning As featured artisteGYO Gyimah
2014AdonaiNana Asihene
2014Special SomeoneBig Oj
2013IlluminatiGyo Gyimah
2013Down On OneMoe Musa
2013Pon Di TinSesan
2012GunshotSesan
2012Bayla Trap6miludo media

Singles released

Makye singles

  • Lay Away Rap
  • Borga Rap
  • Push
  • Babe

Rapperholic singles

  • Good Bye
  • One Time for Your Mind
  • You Go Kill Me
  • Living Legend
  • Onyame Nhyra

Sarkology singles

  • Gunshot
  • Illuminati
  • Lies
  • Bounce
  • Down on One
  • Pon D Ting
  • Ordinary Love
  • Preach

Highest singles

  • Silence ft. Suli Breaks
  • Overdose ft Jesse Jagz,
  • Come To Me ft. Bobii Lewis
  • We No Dey Fear ft. Jayso
  • Love Yourself ft. Moelogo
  • Far Away ft. Korede Bello
  • Your Waist ft. Flavour
  • Glory ft. Yung L
  • Pain Killer ft. Runtown,
  • All Night ft. Victoria Kimani
  • All I Want Is You ft. Praize
  • See Only You ft. Jayso
  • Baby Mama ft. Joey B
  • Interlude – Highest Part 3-ft Suli Breaks
  • Interlude – Highest Part 2-ft Suli Breaks
  • Light It Up – ft Big Narstie & Jayso
  • Certified – ft. Jayso & Worlasi

Black Love singles

  • Saara ft. Efya
  • Cant Let You Go ft. King Promise,
  • Lucky ft. Rudebwoy
  • Party & Bullshit ft. Idris Elba & Donaeo
  • Do You ft. Mr.Eazi

Other singles

These are some of the singles released by Sarkodie.

  • Revenge of the Spartans
  • New Guy (song)
  • Love Rocks
  • Shots on Shots
  • Oluwa Is Involved
  • Adonai Remix
  • Whine fi me
  • Chingum
  • Megye wo girl
  • You Go Kill Me remix
  • Inflation
  • Talk of Gh
  • Broke Niggas
  • Thank You
  • Ask Dumelo
  • Biibi Ba
  • Rush Hour
  • Bumper
  • Oofeets)
  • Year Of Return
  • Fa Hooki Me
  • Ceo flow
  • Overload
  • Happy Day
  • No Fugazy