Michael Owusu Addo, popularly known by his stage name Sarkodie was born on the 10th of July many years ago. He is a Ghanaian hip hop recording artist from Tema.
Awards won by the rapper include; the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2012 BET Awards, and was nominated in the same category at the 2014 BET Awards. In 2015, Sarkodie was ranked the 19th most Influential Ghanaian by e-TV Ghana. He is considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance.
Sarkodie is the first Ghanaian to win the BET Awards for Best International Act Africa. In 2010, he received many awards and nominations ranging from “Artist of the Year” to “Album of the Year”. His sophomore album, Rapperholic, was the recipient of 3 GhanaMusic Awards from 12 nominations.