Why I chose the name Sarkodie; it’s not my real name – Sarkodie reveals

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images (1)If you have had access to Sarkodie’s birth certificate, passport or drivers license, you would wonder where the name ‘Sarkodie’ comes from. The truth is, the name ‘Sarkodie’ is not Michael Kwesi Owusu Addo’s real name.

The Rapper according to him realized that, all of his father’s friends bearing the name ‘Sarkodie’ are successful. Not only his father’s friends but anyone he knew with the name Sarkodie is well-to-do in life. Architecturing his future, he settled on the name Sarkodie befitting his bright future.

Sarkodie aka ‘Obidi Pon Bidi’ is a Ghanaian hip hop recording Artiste, Entertainer and Brand ambassador for Samsung, Fan Yogo and Rap University. He won the BET Awards for “Best International Act Africa” in 2012.

He is under DuncWills Entertainment Record Label.


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