Who is Sarkodie?
Sarkodie is a Ghanaian rapper, songwriter and businessman.
Sarkodie’s full name is Michael Owusu Addo. He was born on July 10, 1985, in Tema, Ghana. He is 36 years old as of April 2022. He was raised in Koforidua by his mother, Emma Maame Aggrey as the fourth child of five children. Two of his siblings are identified as Hannah and Veronica Addo.
The 36-year old rapper completed his primary education in Tema, Ghana, and his secondary education at Tema Methodist Senior High School where he obtained his West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE). After completing his secondary education, he proceeded to earn a degree in Graphic Design from the Independent Project Monitoring Company (IPMC).
How Sarkodie started his career
Sarkodie began his music career in 2007 as an underground rapper. He appeared on Adom FM’s popular rap competition “Kasahara level”. It was through this rap competition that he met his former manager, Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment. He also met musicians like Items and Castro who introduced him to Hammer, an established record producer and the CEO of Three Last Two Entertainment.
Impressed by his rap flows, Hammer decided to feature him on his two songs and in his “Volta Regime” album. Following this collaboration, Sarkodie recorded his debut album “Make” which was produced by Kill Beatz and Jayso. The album featured guest appearances by Kwaw Kese, J-town, Sway, and Paedae of R2bees. He also performed alongside Busta Rhymes at the Busta Rhymes Live in Ghana concert in 2009.
In 2012, his second album “Rapperholic” was released with guest appearances from Efya, Chidinma, Obiafour, Mugeez of R2bees, Jayso, and EL. The album received positive reviews and earned him his first BET nomination and win.
In 2014, he released his third album “Sarkology” which features guest appearances from Davido, Tiwa Savage, Fuse ODG, Banky W, 2face Idibia, Vector, Stonebwoy, Raquel, Burna Boy, and a host of others.
Aside from music, the rapper is also a philanthropist and businessman. In 2013, he launched his foundation “The Sarkodie Foundation” which is aimed at supporting underprivileged children. As a businessman, Sarkodie is the owner of “Sark by Yas” a clothing line that was launched on April 27, 2013.
Sarkodie’s wiki profile
|Full name||Michael Owusu Addo|
|Place of birth||Tema, Ghana|
|Date of birth||July 10,1985|
|Age||36 years old|
|Wife||Tracy Ama (Tracy Sarkcess)|
|Career||Singer, Rapper, Songwriter|
|Record label||Sarkcess Music|
|Alma mater||Independent Project Monitoring Company (IPMC)|
|Net worth||$6 million|
Sarkodie’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of writing this article, Sarkodie is happily married to his long-time girlfriend, Tracy Owusu Addo aka Tracy Sarkcess. The couple got married on July 17, 2018, in a private wedding ceremony in Ghana. The union is blessed with two children.
About Sarkodie’s wife – Tracy Owusu Addo
Tracy Owusu Addo is the legally wedded wife of Ghanaian musician Sarkodie. She is also known by the nickname Tracy Sarkcess. She was born Tracy Ama on March 3, 1990, in Ghana. She is 32 years old as of April 2022.
Tracy Owusu Addo is a Krobo lady who hails from Manya Krobo, the Eastern part of Ghana. She attended Nelson Mandela’s International School in Berlin and later proceeded to Nottingham University in the UK for her master’s.
As an entrepreneur, Tracy Owusu Addo runs her own company called “Pisces ideas”. It is the company behind the popular Preyman Sobow drink. She is also a part of the management team of Sarkcess Record Label, owned by her husband, Sarkodie.
She has previously worked with Glossybox, a beauty-based company and has served as a staff of the American e-commerce store Wayfair Inc. and also ASOS, a British online fashion and cosmetics retailer located in the United Kingdom.
How Sarkodie met his wife – Tracy Sarkcess
According to reports, Sarkodie and Tracy Sarkcess met at Community 9, Tema. They grew up in the same neighborhood. Their relationship began even before Sarkodie became famous.
According to reports sighted by DNB Stories Africa, Sarkodie released a song in 2017 which describes how he fell in love with his wife, Tracy. The song titled “Just In Case” is also a declaration of his undying love for her and his appreciation to her for sticking with him all along.
According to Tracy, her family initially disapproved of her relationship with Sarkodie because he wasn’t fully established and was often referred to as an “area boy”. The couple eventually got married on July 17, 2018, in a traditional ceremony followed by a white wedding on July 22, five days later.
As of the time of publishing this article, Sarkodie is the proud father of two children named Adalyn Owusu Addo (girl) and Michael Owusu Addo Jr. (boy).
1. Adalyn Owusu Addo also known as Titi Sarkcess was born on March 28, 2016, and is six years old as of April 2022.
2. Michael Nana Yaw Owusu Addo Jr. was born on March 13, 2020 and is currently two years old as of April 2022.
Sarkodie’s net worth
As of 2021, Sarkodie’s net worth is estimated at $6 million. The rapper generates income from various sources, including music and his other businesses.
Sarkodie and Victoria Kimani’s relationship
In 2021, Sarkodie and Kenyan singer, Victoria Kimani were rumored to be in a relationship following how fondly they spoke of themselves on social media and the number of projects they have worked on.
The rapper later asked his fans to ignore the speculations that he is in a relationship with Victoria Kimani. He described her as his go-to person whenever he wants a female vocalist to work with. Victoria Kimani, on the other hand, urged her own fans to respect Sarkodie’s marriage and disregard the rumors.
Sarkodie And Tracy Sarkcess divorce rumors
In 2021, Sarkodie sparked divorce rumours after deleting all photos of his wife and daughter, Adalyn from his Instagram page.
According to reports, he later posted two photos of himself to promote a video of his song “Bleeding”. The rapper’s actions were later concluded to be a publicity stunt to promote his music video.