Born Michael Owusu Addo, Ghanaian rap artist popularly known as Sarkodie has a reason to his name just like many others around the world.
Parents often name their children for several reasons and guess why Sarkodie was named Michael? His father loved the late American pop star, Michael Jackson!
Yes, Mr Augustine Owusu Addo, father of the rapper in a recent interview has revealed he named his son after the pop star because he was great fun of him.
“As you know, he is called Michael Owusu Addo. I was a very big fan of Michael Jackson so that’s how come I named him Michael. I didn’t know he was going to be great in music as he is now,” he said.
Although he didn’t know Sarkodie would be a musician and a great one at that, Mr Augustine Owusu Addo is happy dad and prays his son does even better.
“When he started, I actually asked him and he said it was just like a hobby but I realized he went on with it and now here he is. I am very happy and I pray he does even better.”
Currently a big fan of his son, Mr Augustine Owusu Addo reveals his favourite song from his son is Brighter Day (Hope) which features Obrafour.