African rap icon, Sarkodie, has announced November 11, 2022, as the release date for his “Jamz” album.
The yet-to-be-released “JAMZ Album” would be Sarkodie’s eighth studio album, having released his debut album “Makye” 13 years ago.
Ghana’s Artiste of the Decade, in a video trailer announcing the album release date, said: ” As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to rap. I fell in love with this art form as a youth.
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“Growing up in Tema gave me a lot to talk about, and I always had an idea about the kind of career I wanted, so I had to stay true to myself,” he said.
Sarkodie has released a number of successful albums in recent years, including “Black Love,” “Highest,” “Sarkology,” and “Mary,” among others. His last album, “No Pressure,” was the first Ghanaian album to reach 20 million plus streams on Boomplay, a few months after it was released.
Bursting the scene in 2009 with his debut album Makye, Sarkodie has been one of the most influential rappers on the continent. His contributions to the Ghanaian music industry have earned him numerous accolades as one of the biggest music stars in his home country of Ghana. A 2-time BET Hip Hop Awards winner, he was named Ghana’s Artiste of the Decade at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2019. To date, he’s amassed over 500 million streams of his music across DSPs.