At the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, he was named the first winner of BET's Best International Flow artist. He is also regarded as one of the most influential proponents of the Azonto genre and dance, as well as one of the most successful African rappers of all time.
Early life and career beginnings
Sarkodie was born on July 10, 1988, as the fourth of five children. He was raised in Koforidua before his parents relocated to Tema, where he began his education. He attended Tema Methodist Day Senior High School before attending IPMC and earning a degree in graphic design. Sarkodie started out as an underground rapper, competing in Adom FM's popular rap competition Kasahare Level. While competing in the aforementioned competition, he ran into his former manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment. He also met musicians Edem and Castro, who introduced him to Hammer, a well-known record producer from The Last Two. Hammer allowed Sarkodie to record two tracks for Edem's debut album Volta Regime after being impressed by his rap flows.
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