Michael Owusu Addo, better known as Sarkodie, a Ghanaian rapper, has finally released his long-awaited No Pressure album
Wale and Vic Mensa of the United States, Giggs of the United Kingdom, Cassper Nyovest of South Africa, Harmonize of Tanzania, Nigerian musician Oxlade, Kwesi Arthur, Darko Vibes, Medikal, and gospel singer MOGmusic are among the artists featured on the 15-track album.
— Sarkodie (@sarkodie) July 29, 2021
Sarkodie is a Tema-based Ghanaian rapper and entrepreneur. He has received multiple awards for his contributions to the Ghanaian music business, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade.”
At the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, he was named the first winner of BET’s Best International Flow Act. He is also regarded as a leading proponent of the Azonto dance and genre.
Sarkodie was born in Tema on July 10, 1987, and is the fourth of five children. He graduated from Tema Methodist Day Senior High School and went on to IPMC to study graphic design. Sarkodie got his start in the music industry as an underground rapper, competing in Adom FM’s famed rap competition Kasahare Level.
While competing in the aforementioned tournament, he ran into his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment. He also met musicians Edem and Castro, who connected him to established record producer Hammer of The Last Two. Hammer permitted Sarkodie to record two tracks for his album Volta Regime after being impressed by his rap flows.
Sarkodie released his debut album Makye after his partnership with Hammer. Killbeatz and Jayso were in charge of the majority of the production. Kwaw Kese, J-Town, Sway, and Paedae of R2Bees all make cameos on the album. Critics and fans alike praised Makye’s performance.