King of rap music Sarkodie is a year older today, Join us in wishing this LEGEND an awesome birthday.
Sarkodie has been an inspiration to many people especially the young talents in the music industry.
His perseverance and resilience in the world of music influences and throws light on hard work and consistency if you want to achieve your dreams and climb the ladder of success.
Sarkodie has contributed greatly to the rise of African music internationally and his choice of using the Ghanaian language (Twi) for his rap songs.
His enthusing rhythmic tunes and positive energy put out on stage performances has earned him huge population of die-hard fans across the world making Sarkodie a household name.
Fans who couldn’t wait on today to shower birthday blessings on the artist, began celebrating him yesterday with lovely birthday wishes.
As an internationally recognized hip hop artiste today, Sarkodie didn’t sleep on his talent. He started rapping at a very young age.
Sarkodie rose to fame when he won the competition for his community as the Best Rapper. He gained attention from Ghanaians and also inspired rappers who were upcoming at the time to build their rapping skills through the programme.
The successful win of the rap battle paved way for features on high quality music stars’ music including Edward Nana Poku Osei popularly known by the stage name, Hammer.
After his collaboration with hammer, Sarkodie released his debut studio recording album “Makye” which featured stars like, Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway and Paedae of R2Bees.
Along the line, he also worked with local and international artistes including, Castro, Edem, Efya, Stonebwoy, Joey B, David, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Burna Boy just to mention a few.
Sarkodie can boast of eight albums including EPs and a joint album with Paul Jayso. They are, “Makye” (2009), “Rapperholic” (2012), “T.M. G” (2013) with Jayso, “Sarkology” (2014), “Highest” (2017), “Black Love” (2019), “Mary” EP (2015) and “Alpha” EP (2019).
He has released a lot of singles and hits like, Adonai, Mewu, Ilumnati, Azonto Fiesta and You Go Kill Me which was accompanied with the Azonto dance invented by Sarkodie, Lucky, Can’t Let You Go among others.
In addition to the above, he has also earned several awards for his hard work which include, 2012 BET award for Best International Act and 2019 BET hip hop award for Best International Flow, Best Rapper and Hip Hop Artist of The Year.
2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA), Best Hip Hop Artist 2019 for African Entertainment Awards USA, VGMA Artist of The Decade in 2019 and a lot more.