Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has drawn a lot of attention online and criticism for his cover of Bob Marley’s well-known love song “Stir It Up,” with some claiming that he didn’t do the song justice. The leader of Sarkcess Label has opted to overlook several accusations and backlash that have been leveled against him in recent weeks.
Blakk Rasta, a reggae singer/songwriter, is adamant that Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie desecrated Bob Marley’s memory. On his 3 FM show, Blakk Rasta concurred with talent manager Mr. Logic that Sarkodie’s rendition of “Stir It Up” wasn’t particularly noteworthy.
Following recent criticism, Osofo Kyiriaboso has defended Sarkodie, claiming that current occurrences show Ghanaians are making every attempt to restore Sarkodie to his former position as the nation’s most popular musician.
Sarkodie is the stage name of Michael Owusu Addo, a Tema, Ghanaian rapper, composer, and businessman born on July 10, 1988. He has received various honors for his services to the Ghanaian music scene, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade.”
At the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, he was declared the inaugural winner of BET’s Best International Flow Artist category. He is also regarded as one of the leading exponents of the Azonto music and dance, as well as one of the greatest African rappers ever.
Sarkodie is the stage name of Michael Owusu Addo, a Tema, Ghanaian rapper, composer, and businessman born on July 10, 1988. He has received various honors for his services to the Ghanaian music scene, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade.” At the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, he was declared the inaugural winner of BET’s Best International Flow Artist category. He is also regarded as one of the leading exponents of the Azonto music and dance, as well as one of the greatest African rappers ever.
On July 10, 1988, Sarkodie, the fourth of five children, was born. Before his parents relocated to Tema, where he began his education, he was raised in Koforidua. He graduated from Tema Methodist Day Senior High School and then went on to IPMC to study graphic design. Sarkodie started out as an underground rapper, competing in Kasahare Level, a well-known rap competition hosted by Adom FM. He met Duncan Williams, his former manager, at Duncwills Entertainment while taking part in the aforementioned tournament. He also met musicians Castro and Edem, who later introduced him to renowned record producer Hammer of The Last Two. Hammer gave Sarkodie permission to record two songs on Edem’s debut album Volta Regime after being impressed by his rhyming style.
Hammer and Sarkodie worked together to record his debut album, Makye. Killbeatz and Jayso were mostly in charge of its production. Guest appearances on the album are made by Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway, and Paedae of the R2Bees. Both critics and audience members gave Makye favorable reviews. A concert in Accra’s Holy City Gardens served as its main fundraiser.
Busta Rhymes and Sarkodie collaborated on a song for the Busta Rhymes Live in Ghana performance on September 16, 2009. His songs “Push” and “Baby” were voted ninth and thirteenth, respectively, on Joy FM’s Top 50 songs of 2009. The main track from the album, “Baby,” which includes Mugeez of R2bees, was an immediate hit and helped Sarkodie gain recognition.
Rapperholic, Sarkodie’s second studio album, was released in 2012. Efya, Chidynma, Mugeez of R2Bees, Obrafour, Jayso, and EL make cameo appearances on it. Five singles—”Good Bye,” “One Time for Your Mind,” “You Go Kill Me,” “Living Legend,” and “Onyame Nhyira”—were released in support of the album. Music critics gave it favorable reviews. To promote the record, Sarkodie on a cross-country tour. Sarkodie’s first BET nomination and eventual win came as a result of Rapperholic. The BET Hip Hop Awards cypher also included Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, and Ab-Soul in addition to Sarkodie. The sole African performer on the cypher was him.
Sarkodie released the official remix of “You Go Kill Me” on October 30, 2013. The song landed at number one on several Ghanaian charts. Voiceovers from Wizkid, Ice Prince, Navio, and EL are included in the remix. Sarkodie released Sarkology, his third studio album, in January 2014. 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 all make cameo performances on the album, which was primarily recorded in Twi Magnom, Hammer, Killbeatz, Masterkraft, and Silvastone, among others, were responsible for its production. The Accra Sports Stadium hosted the album’s first performance in December.