The Ghanaian rapper is one of Africa’s most decorated artists.
Iconic Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie, born Michael Owusu Addo, has added the BET’s “Best International Flow” award to his ever-growing cabinet of awards.
He becomes the first musician to grab the award, as it is a new category. The Tema-born rapper received the award at the 2019 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Hip Hop Awards at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA.
Adorably called King Sark by his teeming fan base, (they themselves called “Sarkoholics”) he was nominated in the newly created category alongside six other acts: Falz (Nigeria), Ghetts (U.K), Kalash (France), Lil Simz (U.K), Nasty C (South Africa) and Tory Lanez (Canada).
In his acceptance speech, the rapper said: “I just want to say thank you to the Almighty God. To family, this one is for my lil girl Titi…. I think Africa has always had it and it is about that time…This year is the Year of Return and I will urge each and every one of you here to take a trip back home…”
The 2019 Awards event was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Georgia, United States and was hosted by American comedian, actor and entertainer, Lil Duval.
Sarkodie also delivered a very special message of Black Power via a freestyle he dropped on the BET microphone, alongside Martinique rapper Kalash.