Michael Owusu Addo, known professionally as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian rapper and songwriter who has become an icon throughout Africa and beyond. Crowned the inaugural winner of BET’s Best International Flow artist, Sarkodie was also recognized as 2020’s “Artiste of the Year” during the Ghana Music Awards USA . A major proponent of the Azonto genre and dance, Sarkodie has been a crucial figure in bringing the music and culture of his native Ghana to audiences around the world. A perennial figure on lists of Africa’s greatest hip-hop artists, Sarkodie is unafraid to explore different musical styles, resulting in a wide-ranging and eclectic catalog. The rapper’s most recent release, 2020’s No Pressure, finds him at top form and features guest appearances from Vic Mensa, Wale, and fellow Ghanaian star Kwesi Arthur.