Born Michael Owusu Addo, also known as Sarkodie, is Ghanaian hip-hop and hiplife recording artist. He is also an entrepreneur from Tema. Sarkodie was born on the 10th July 1988 in Ghana. He is recognized as the fastest rapper in Africa. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2012 BET Awards, and was nominated in the same category at the 2014 BET Awards.