Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has made an impressive fortune over the years, making him one of the wealthiest musicians in Africa. Details about his net worth explored.
Ghanaian rapper, composer, and businessman Michael Owusu Addo, better known by his stage name Sarkodie, was born in Tema on July 10, 1988. He has received various honors for his contributions to the Ghanaian music business, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade.”
In addition, at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, he was revealed as the first recipient of the BET Award for Best International Flow Artist. He is also regarded as one of the Azonto movement’s most influential dance and genre proponents and one of the greatest African rappers ever.
In 2023, multi-talented Jamaican musician Bob Marley & The Wailers released another version of the late musician’s evergreen song titled “Stir Me Up”. This time, it featured Ghana’s very own rapper, Sarkodie. The song has been well received by Ghanaians and the world at large and has garnered millions of listeners and views. This is one of the many timeless records Sarkodie has in his resume.
Many a time, while his career and achievements are being discussed, a lot of people are curious about his fortune. This mostly sparks a heated argument among his fanbase as they debate whether he is the richest musician in Ghana and if he is worthier than some of Nigerian’s heavyweights. So, how rich is Sarkodie right now? Here’s everything we know about the rapper’s assets:.
|Rapper and entrepreneur
|Cars and houses
|Source of wealth:
|Music, brand deals and endorsements
What is Sarkodie’s net worth in 2024?
On the list of the richest and highest-paid African musicians of all time, rapper Sarkodie represents his country. Well, he also happens to be the most-awarded rapper on the continent as of now.
So, how much is Sarkodie worth? According to Glusea, the famous rapper has a current net worth of about $18 million. His fortune has largely come from earnings from his music career, including live performances, album sales, and royalty fees. He also has numerous brand endorsement and advertisement deals.
With a net worth of roughly $7 million, Sarkodie was ranked as the ninth-richest musician in Africa by Forbes Africa in 2017. At that time, he was the sole musician from Ghana on the list. He is now among the wealthiest musicians in Ghana as a result of this.
More than 1 million people subscribe to him on YouTube. As a result, he is one of the highest-paid musicians in Ghana, with YouTube earnings of more than $24,000. In addition, the famous rapper receives many monthly streams from platforms like Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Boom Play, etc. As a result, he can also generate a few sizable sales using these digital platforms.
Reputable companies, including Standard Chartered Bank, FanMilk, Samsung, Tigo Ghana, Jumia Ghana, the erstwhile UT Bank, and many others, have offered him endorsement and ambassadorial contracts, which have significantly boosted his income.
Sarkodie is also an entrepreneur, along with being a rapper. He owned the now-defunct clothing brand Sark by Yas, which was launched on April 27, 2013.
In 2023, he launched a new ‘Rapperholic Exhibition’ held in his honour. The purpose of this exhibition is to showcase Sarkodie’s musical journey and to commemorate his legacy in the Ghana music industry, which spans decades. It also underscores his resilience and dedication to his craft.
Does Sarkodie have a house?
Sarkodie owns several assets, including houses and an enviable car collection. The rapper has a huge mansion at Ashally Botwe in Ghana and another one in the UK, which serves as his secondary residence and is reportedly worth over $250,000.
What cars does Sarkodie have?
He is also renowned for his love of cars. Here is a look at the vehicles in his current collection.
- 1965 Mercedes-Benz W110
- 2011 Dodge Nitro
- 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
- 2016 Porsche Carrera
- 2016 Range Rover Sport
- 2016 Range Rover Vogue
- 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom
- 2017 Mercedes-Benz G63
- Lamborghini Aventador
- Toyota Land Cruiser Kantanka Mensah
What is Sarkodie’s career like?
Sarkodie began his rapping career at a tender age. He officially launched his career when he started rapping and freestyling on a rap show titled Kasahare Level. The music show used to air on Adom 106.3 FM.
The show’s host, Duncan Williams, took a special interest in the upcoming rapper and later became his manager. While on the show, he met Edem and Castro, who in turn introduced him to Hammer of The Last Two, an established record producer. Sarkodie wowed the producer, who had no choice but to let him record two tracks for Edem’s maiden album.
After his time on the show and his collaboration with Hammer, Sarkodie recorded his debut album, Makye, which featured guest appearances from other great names in the industry.
What was Sarkodie’s first hit song? The lead single on the Makye album was titled Baby and became an instant hit. It is widely considered Sarkodie’s first hit song by most of his fans. The song gave him some much-needed exposure and made him a household name.
Since then, the rapper has released several songs featuring great artists from all over the world. In the years that he has been in the game, he has gone on several tours and has even won numerous awards. Here is a look at some of the best-known Sarkodie songs.
- Sarkodie’s Coachella
- This track was part of Sarkodie’s No Pressure album, released in 2021. It features another hugely popular Ghanaian artist known as Kwesi Arthur. Coachella has about 1.7 million views on YouTube as of 2022.
- Sarkodie’s No Fugazy
- No Fugazy was released in 2021 and has garnered over 1.3 million views on YouTube as of 2022. The song’s video was directed by Capone and Chris Phouphou.
- Sarkodie’s When I Grow Up
- This and Sarkodie’s What I Can Do Freestyle were released in 2012 and were among the songs that propelled Sarkodie to fame.
- Sarkodie’s Non-Living Thing
- This song was released in February 2022 and is among Sarkodie’s newest tracks. The song was well-received and currently has over 3.6 million views on YouTube.
How many studio albums does Sarkodie have?
Sarkodie has several albums to his name and has been one of the most consistent Ghanaian musicians when it comes to album releases. Here is a look at all his albums.
- Makye (2009)
- Rapperholic (2012)
- Sarkology (2014)
- Highest (2017)
- Black Love Album (2019)
- Mary (2015)
- Alpha (2019)
- No Pressure (2021)