Michael Owusu Addo popularly referred to as Sarkodie is a multi award winning Ghanaian artiste. Sarkodie is currently considered by many as the biggest African rap artiste on the continent.
When musicians are performing well under a particular year under review the most likely conversation that will always pop up is whether he or she will be winning the artiste of the year or not. Vodafone Ghana Music Awards [VGMA] is undeniably the biggest musical award show in Ghana, So therefor when an artiste performs well in a year under review the biggest award show that majority of Ghanaian’s tip an artiste to win is the VGMA’s .
Sarkodie is undeniably the most hardworking artiste in the year 2019 and definitely he is the favorite artiste for VGMA artiste of the year 2020 based on the following ;
HIT SONGS , ALPHA EP AND BLACKLOVE ALBUM
Sarkodie alone in 2019 has released a countless number of hit singles like ”I know” featuring Rikardo Banks , ”Lucky” featuring Rudeboy of Psquare fame, ”Do You” featuring Mr Eazi , ”Saara” featuring Efya, ” Party and Bullshh” featuring Donaeo and Iddris Elba , ”Ofeetso” featuring Prince Bright of BukBak fame and the new banger ”Year of Return” featuring Coded of 4×4 . The tracks have been topping both international and local charts shows for many weeks . “Lucky “by Sarkodie is currently the most watched music video by a Ghanaian musician in 2019 with over 3.3 Million Youtube Views. ”Saara”, ”Do you” and ”lucky” have all exceeded 1.5 Million views on youtube. Sarkodie is most likely to release his much anticipated world class album ”Blacklove” this friday 20th December,2019. Sarkodie released his Ep the ”Alpha Ep” which debuted at number 9 on Itunes USA Album chart .Sarkodie is organizing two shows this year by himself ”This is Tema” which recorded massive turnout in the month of October and the biggest December show ”Rapperholic ”.
2019 BET HIPHOP AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW
One of the remarkable achievements that makes sarkodie standout for 2020 artiste of the year is the BET Hiphop award for Best International Flow. The whole world attention was drawn to Ghana when sarkodie won the Best International Flow award in America. Because it was first of it kind and Sarkodie being the first person to ever win the prestigious award for ”Best International Flow” was very historic . For Sarkodie to be able to win the award over Nasty C, Falz and Co really tells us that even on the African and International scene his presence is really felt.
HONORARY AWARDS, CITATION AND AMBASSADORIAL DEALS
Sarkodie in 2019 alone received two honorary awards , VGMA 2019 artiste of the decade , 4syte Music Video Awards 2019 Lifetime achievement Award . Recently he was honored with a citation by the ministry of Tourism . Sarkodie is currently the ambassador for the Year of Return initiative which is expected to pull 1 million visitors to Ghana in 2019. This remarkable achievements also second the fact that he has really worked hard in the year 2019.
Without any doubt Sarkodie is the most hardworking artiste in the year 2019 and definitely is tipped by many to win 2020 VGMA ”artiste of the year” 2020.