Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has released several successful albums and Eps over the years, each showcasing his unique style and lyrical prowess. With a blend of Afrobeats, hip-hop, and highlife, Sarkodie’s music has a wide appeal and has earned him numerous awards and accolades. His contributions to the music industry have earned him numerous accolades as one of the biggest music stars in his home country of Ghana. Below are his albums in chronological order:
📌2009 – MAKYE (DEbut)
Sarkodie’s “Makye” is his debut studio album, which was released in 2009. The album consists of 12 tracks and features several collaborations with other Ghanaian artists. Some of the notable songs on the album include “Push,” “Chat With You,” “Ododome” and “Edey Bee”.
“Makye” received critical acclaim and helped establish Sarkodie as a major force in Ghanaian hip-hop. The album’s success was also instrumental in paving the way for the mainstream acceptance of Ghanaian hip-hop and rap music. The album showcased Sarkodie’s unique lyrical style, his storytelling abilities, and his ability to seamlessly blend English and Twi (a popular Ghanaian language) in his rhymes.
Overall, “Makye” remains an important album in Sarkodie’s discography, and it is widely regarded as a classic in Ghanaian hip-hop.
📌 2012 – Rapperholic
“Rapperholic” is the second studio album by Sarkodie, and it was released in 2012. The album contains 15 tracks and features collaborations with various artists, including Mugeez, EL, Kwaw Kese, Sian, and many others. The album received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, cementing Sarkodie’s status as one of the best rappers in Ghana.
Some of the popular tracks on the album include “Bounce,” “Push,” “Goodbye,” “Chat With You,” and “Onyame Nhyira.” The album’s themes include love, life, and social issues, and Sarkodie’s unique flow and delivery make it an enjoyable listen for fans of African hip-hop.
📌 2014 – Sarkology
“Sarkology” is the third studio album by Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie. It was released in 2014, and it features collaborations with various artists, including Burna Boy, Fuse ODG, Davido, Banky W, and others.
The album contains 30 tracks, making it one of the longest albums by an African artist. The tracks cover various themes, including love, life, and social issues, and they are delivered in Sarkodie’s signature rap style.
Some of the popular tracks on the album include “Illuminati,” “Adonai,” “Pon Di Ting,” “Love Rocks,” and “Preach.” The album received positive reviews from music critics, and it won several awards, including Album of the Year at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Overall, “Sarkology” is a testament to Sarkodie’s artistry and his ability to create music that resonates with people across Africa and beyond.
📌 2015 Mary Album
“Mary” is the fourth studio album by Sarkodie, released in 2015. Unlike his previous albums, “Mary” is a highlife-themed album that pays tribute to his grandmother who had a great love for the genre.
The album features collaborations with artists such as Akwaboah, Obrafour, Mugeez, and others. It contains 10 tracks, and each song showcases Sarkodie’s versatility as he experiments with different highlife rhythms.
Some of the popular tracks on the album include “End Up Falling,” “Mewu,” “Nobody’s Business,” and “Giant Steps.” The album received critical acclaim, with many praising Sarkodie’s ability to seamlessly blend highlife with his signature rap style.
Overall, the album is a unique and heartfelt tribute to Sarkodie’s grandmother and a testament to his ability to innovate and experiment with different musical genres.
📌 2018- Highest
“Highest” is the fifth studio album by Sarkodie, released in 2017. The album features collaborations with a wide range of artists, including Jesse Jagz, Flavour N’abania, Korede Bello, Victoria Kimani, and many others.
The album contains 19 tracks and covers various themes, including love, life, and social issues. Some of the popular tracks on the album include “Glory,” “We No Dey Fear,” “Come To Me,” and “Ur Waist.” The album also includes a tribute song to Sarkodie’s late grandmother, which he titles “Certified.”
The album was well-received by fans and critics, with many praising Sarkodie’s lyricism and ability to deliver thought-provoking verses. The album won several awards, including Best Album of the Year at the 2018 Ghana Music Awards UK.
Overall, “Highest” is a testament to Sarkodie’s growth as an artist and his ability to create music that resonates with people across Africa and beyond. It is a must-listen for fans of African hip-hop and a great introduction to Sarkodie’s music for new listeners.
📌 2019 – Alpha Ep
“Alpha” is a seven-track EP (extended play) by Sarkodie, released in 2019. The EP features collaborations with Joey B, Ebony Reigns, and the late Nigerian rapper, Phyno.
The tracks on the EP cover various themes, including love, ambition, and social issues. Some of the popular tracks on the EP include “Legend,” “Angels and Demons,” “Greatness,” and “Bleeding.” “Legend” features a sample of the late American rapper, Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy,” and “Bleeding” is a tribute to Sarkodie’s mother.
The EP was well-received by fans and critics, with many praising Sarkodie’s delivery and ability to create music that is both catchy and meaningful. The EP also features some of the best beats and production quality seen in Sarkodie’s music.
Overall, “Alpha” is a solid EP that showcases Sarkodie’s growth as an artist and his ability to stay relevant in the ever-changing world of African hip-hop. It is a must-listen for fans of Sarkodie and African hip-hop in general.
📌 2019 – Black Love
“Black Love EP” is an EP by Sarkodie released in 2019. It features collaborations with various African artists, including Mr. Eazi, Stonebwoy, Rudeboy, Tekno, Idris Elba, and many others.
The EP contains 15 tracks and covers various themes, including love, relationships, and social issues. Some of the popular tracks on the EP include “Lucky,” “Saara,” “Party and Bullshit,” and “Can’t Let You Go.”
“Lucky” is a love song featuring Nigerian singer, Rudeboy, while “Saara” is a mid-tempo track that features Ghanaian singer, Efya. “Party and Bullshit” is an upbeat party song featuring British-Nigerian singer, Donae’o, while “Can’t Let You Go” is a romantic ballad featuring Ghanaian singer, King Promise.
The EP received positive reviews from fans and critics alike, with many praising the collaborations and the diverse range of African sounds on the project. “Black Love” showcases Sarkodie’s ability to create music that transcends borders and speaks to people from different parts of Africa and beyond.
Overall, “Black Love” is a solid EP that is perfect for anyone who enjoys African music, particularly hip-hop, and Afrobeat. It is a testament to Sarkodie’s talent and his ability to stay relevant in the constantly evolving African music scene.
📌 2021- No Pressure Album
“No Pressure Album” by Sarkodie, released on July 30, 2021. The album features collaborations with several African and international artists, including Vic Mensa, Giggs, Cassper Nyovest, Kwesi Arthur, Oxlade, and Wale. The album consists of 15 tracks, with production by several top-notch producers including MOG Beatz, Kaywa, Altranova, and others.
The album has received positive reviews for its fusion of different genres and styles, showcasing Sarkodie’s versatility as an artist. The lead single “No Fugazy” has been a hit, with its catchy hook and Sarkodie’s confident flow. The album also includes songs that touch on social and political issues, challenges faced by African youth, and “Married to the Game” which explores the challenges of the music industry.
Overall, “No Pressure” has been well received by fans and critics alike and solidifies Sarkodie’s position as one of the most influential and talented rappers from Africa.
📌 2022- Jamz Album
Sarkodie released Jamz Album in November 2022. The 10-track album has guest contributions from King Promise, Oxlade, Ink Boy, Lojay, Kranium, Cina Soul, Joe Boy, Black Sherif, and Buju (BNXN).
Jamz Album by Sarkodie was released on 11th November 2022, by Sarkcess Music, Eagle Plug, and Ceek. Music Entrepreneurs KJ Spio and Michael Owusu Addo served as the record’s executive producers. The album is a mixture of Afrobeats and Amaapiano. The Album has production credits from Possigee, STG, Young Ukechukwu Celine, Bayo Adeptu, and Nabiola “LALA” Olayinka.