Sarkodie is often named as one of Africa’s greatest hip hop artists.
Sarkodie, the fourth of five children, was born and raised in Tema to his mother Emma Maame Aggrey, a single parent. Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi, and is considered a “multifaceted rapper” due to the various musical styles he possess. Many Ghanaians recognize him as one of the leading Hip hop and Hiplife artists in the country. He is considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance. In 2010, he received many awards and nominations ranging from “Artist of the Year” to “Album of the Year”. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2012 BET Awards, and was nominated in the same category at the 2014 BET Awards. His sophomore album, Rapperholic, was the recipient of 3 Ghana Music Awards from 12 nominations.