Sarkodie is a popular Ghanaian fastest rapper, artist and celebrity whose real name is Michael Owusu Addo. This article talks about the biography and current net worth of Sarkodie as estimated by Forbes, 2018, the awards, endorsement deals that Sarkodie signed and his expensive life-style.
Sarkodie Biography & Net Worth, Awards and Endorsements
Sarkodie is the fourth issue of five children. He was born and raised in Tema in Ghana by his mother Maame Aggrey. It was at a young age that Sarkodie started rapping. His talent in the rap world continued throughout his schooling career. He attended Tema Methodist Senior High School and also got a degree in Graphic Design from IPMC. Since he appeared on the lime-light, he has become a household name not just in Ghana but in countries like Nigeria, Kenya and some western countries.
When he first appeared on Adom FM’s popular rap competition Kasahare Level, his punch lines attracted him to his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment. After which he recorded his first album Makye. In his first single “Baby”, he featured the likes of Mugeez of the duo group R2Bees and his song became a hit in the Ghanaian music industry.
Sarkodie was placed among the top 10 richest African artistes according to Forbes just like 2face, P-square, D’banj and other top African musicians. As of 2016, Forbes estimated Sarkodie net worth to be at $5 million. He isn’t only a rapper but an entrepreneur and a philanthropist who walked his way through the ladder of hard-work to comfort and riches in the African music industry. He is also an established successful entrepreneur. His popular “Sark by Yas clothing line”, which was launched on April 27, 2013 has accessories for men, women and children.
According to Wikipedia, He has won series of awards as well as nominations. Most of the awards that Sarkodie won are the BET award for Best International Act Africa in 2012 and was nominated in 2014 and 2015. In 2010, he received many awards and nominations ranging from “Artist of the Year” to “Album of the Year” in Ghana. His sophomore album, Rapperholic, was the recipient of 3 Ghana Music Awards from 12 nominations.
Sarkodie Endorsement Deals Currently
Due to his popularity, in 2012, he was officially unveiled as a Brand Ambassador for Samsung Electronics at the prestigious University of Ghana, Legon for GH¢2M about N107 million when converted to Naira. In 2013, he signed an endorsement deal with FanMilk Ghana which was worth around GH¢600,000 about N40 million. As of today, Sarkodie is in partnership with Tigo Telecommunications Ghana which sponsored his popular 2013 Rapperholic tour.
On July 13, 2013, Sarkodie launched “The Sarkodie Foundation” that caters for the underprivileged children. He has doled out donations to the Royal Seed Home Orphanage in Kasoa. He also visits orphanage homes where he drops items worth thousands of Ghanaian cedis.
Sarkodie Current Net worth 2018
Although, it is said that Sarkodie lives an expensive life-style, that has not marred his wealth as he has fleet of cars and his house is one of the biggest mansions in Ghana. Forbes puts Sarkodie recent net worth at $7 million this 2018.