He is dubbed "Ghana's fastest rapper". He is popularly called "Obidi" and mostly recognized as the finest rapper and the most successful Ghanaian rapper in the history of Ghana music. He is currently the leading Hip Hop artiste coming from Ghana with many awards from BET, MTV, Channel O and local awards like Ghana Music Awards, 4Syte TV Awards, National Youth Achievement Awards, Headies and more.
Sarkodie is highly attributed to the success of a popular music and dance style "Azonto". Sarkodie, the fourth of five children, was born on July 10, 1985 to his mother, Emma Maame Aggrey, a single parent, and raised in Tema.
Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi, and is considered a "multifaceted rapper" due to the various musical styles he possess. In 2010, he received many awards and nominations ranging from "Artist of the Year" to "Album of the Year". His sophomore album, Rapperholic, was the recipient of 3 Ghana Music Awards from 12 nominations. He is a brand ambassador for Samsung Mobile.
In 2013, he signed an endorsement deal with FanMilk Ghana. Sarkodie is currently in partnership with Tigo Telecommunications Ghana, a brand that sponsored the 2013 Rapperholic tour.He has his own clothing line called "Sark by Yas clothing line". He was ranked 8th on Forbes and Channel O's 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artistes.He is the first Ghanaian to win the BET Awards for "Best International Act Africa".
Sarkodie has had the privilege of performing on the same stage with international musicians such as T-Pain, Movado, Trey Songz, and Ludacris. He has a large fan base in Africa, and is considered one of the most celebrated musical icons to hail from Ghana.