Sarkodie is a rapper that has spun himself a stupendous career web for almost a decade. Just a few beats his success and incredible feat. He has released a huge number of songs and his discography is a gallery of wonder.
Being a rapper in Ghana is not easy but being Sarkodie is more that tiring as one needs to deal with staying on top, being competitive and also maintaining a solid private life.
As he recently has a wonderful marriage start, we have compiled some of the best Sarkodie songs and its significance to his career and Ghana as a whole.
This song would always make my all time list of best Sarkodie songs. Fun fact: there are 2 versions of this song. One by the late Castro and the other by SK Originale.
This song is hands down one of the final song features Castro has and this not just made the song a household one, it made Castro one of the biggest acts Ghana has.
And this song is Sarkodie’s biggest song ever in terms of ratings, airplay and search engine rankings.
Ahhh the controversial song. This is the tune that made Sarkodie win the best African act at the World Music Awards and one of the reason why we have added it to one of the best Sarkodie songs.
This song tends to explain the illuminati rumours but ended up making the song a classic hit.
The video and instrumentals was just spot on. This is one of the songs that made Magnom one of the biggest producers known in Ghana.
This is the hip hop song that solidified Sarkodie’s name in the books of Africa’s greatest. I vividly remembered his “not so successful” deal with Konvict Music and people criticising him for losing touch of his old ways.
His fast chopping flows made Sway de Sarfo’s raps seem basic. Lay Away would have been nothing without the impeccable production skills and hook from our very own Jayso.
This is going to be the third time saying this. Glory is the most critically acclaimed song Sarkodie has ever done.
Nothing beats his struggle flows. Sarkodie is mainly known for rapping about his struggle with life but Glory took this to a whole new level.
The respectable imploring and his success at the final lap is what inspires many young guys out there.
Glory might be a songs off his Highest album but to me I heard a runner who knew what was at stake and a team that supported his race to one aim; success.
SAA OKODIE NO
Sarkodie is known for his awesome delivery, weird name dripping and his powerful braggadocio.
When it comes to lyrically sorting out loot, no one beats Sarkodie.
What makes this song perfect is the kingship transitioning from legendary rapper Obrafour to Sarkodie himself.
This was the moment that Ghana finally accepted the new head that wore the crown.
And usually, heavy is the head that wears the crown. His power came with responsibilities and in my next Sarkodie piece, I will outline his top 5 greatest legacies he left for Ghanaian artists to follow.
So there you go. If one wants to beat or match the impressive feat of the rapper, check the best Sarkodie songs and check your aims well. Long live Ghana music.
- You Go Kill Me ft. E.L (Bad video but a strong pioneering feat of the Azonto craze in Africa)
- Hand To Mouth (Or as I like to call it, the hustler’s anthem)