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we bring to you Sarkodie biography. Known in the entertainment industry as Sarkodie aka Obidibiponbidi, this young Ghanaian artiste whose real name is Michael Kwesi Owusu Addo is storming the music scene both locally and internationally.

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Born on the 10th of July 1988, Sarkodie, the fourth of five children, was raised in the Harbour City known as Tema by his mum, Emma Maame Aggrey, a single parent.

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He attended Tema Methodist Day Senior High School and proceeded to IPMC, where he earned a degree in graphic design.

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Sarkodie started to rap at the age of four and throughout his education right from when he was in preparatory school till when he gained his degree in Graphic Designing from IPMC, he had intense ambitions of changing the music game and making his presence felt worldwide in the coming years.

As a creative and innovative rapper, Sarkodie began his instrumental career as an underground rapper, where his appearances on various rap competitions among which the most popular at the time, “Kasahare Level” on Adom FM saw him knocking out several other rappers and becoming a rap champion in Tema.

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It was through these rap battles that he met his manager Duncan Williams of Duncwills Entertainment. He also met Edem, Castro, and other artistes who introduced him to Hammer of the Last Two, a well-known producer who had produced hit tracks for Obrafour, Tinny, Kwaw Kesse, and Edem. Hammer, impressed with Sarkodie’s unique ability to freestyle with clever rhymes mixed with logic featured Sarkodie on two songs off Ewe rapper Edem’s 2008 album, Volta Regime, to introduce him before the recording of his debut album.

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After this exposure, Sarkodie then went into the studio to work on his debut album “Ma Kye” with producers including JaySo and Kill Beats. The first single “Baby” featuring Mugees of the duo group R2Bees became an instant hit and made Sarkodie a household name in the music industry,

In 2010, he earned numerous accolades and nominations including 5 major awards at the 2010 Ghana Music Awards with his debut album Makye; Artiste of the Year, Discovery of the Year,HipHop/Hiplife Artiste of the Year, Best Rapper of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Collaboration of the Year.

Showing that he is no one hit or album wonder, Sarkodie’s sophomore album “Rapperholic” swooped 12 glorious nominations in the 2012 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and then went on to bag three awards: Artist of the Year (for the second time), Most Popular Song of the Year for his hit song “You Go Kill Me” and the Best Rapper of the Year for another second time as well.

Internationally, Sarkodie was nominated for the 2010 MTV Africa Awards known as the MAMA. Sarkodie also won for “Best Collaboration of The Year” award with the video of his song “Lay Away” which features Sway from UK at the SOUND CITY MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2010 in Nigeria.

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In 2012, Sarkodie became the first Ghanaian Rapper to bring home a BET Award for the “Best International Act (Africa) thus, solidifying his reputation as one of the best rappers ever to come out from Ghana and the African continent.

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Sarkodie’s iconic and amazing stage presence has enabled him to perform on platforms with notable international acts including Chipmunk, T‐Pain, Trey Songz, Mavado amongst others.

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Sarkodie raps mostly in Twi, his native language. Known as a versatile rapper, Sarkodie has been known to use various styles but his most used and known style is his fast tongue twisting technique. Sarkodie has been described by some music critics as one of the best local rappers due to his ability to freestyle off the head with intelligent rhymes mixed with real issues that occur in everyday life.

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Sarkodie  was Ranked The 14th Best Rapper In The World Out Of 50

Sarkodie holds the following records in Ghana’s music industry

  1. First Ghanaian to win BET award
  2. Artiste to win artiste of the year twice (tie)
  3. Most number of nominations (148) and awards (81

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On July 13, 2013, Sarkodie launched The Sarkodie Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting underprivileged children. He made generous donations to the Royal Seed Home Orphanage in Kasoa. On December 25, 2014, The Sarkodie Foundation embarked on a feed the kids campaign in Tema, where they provided thousands of kids with eight sacks of rice, yogurt and beverage cans. They also gave away school bags, water bottles, hats and other items. Roshi Motman, the CEO of Tigo Telecommunications, was also in attendance to support the campaign.

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Glynis Johns was born on 5th October 1923 in Pretoria, South Africa, while her parents were on tour, she is best known for creating the role of Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award, and for playing Winifred Banks in Walt Disney’s musical motion picture Mary Poppins. In both roles she sang songs written specifically for her, including “Send In the Clowns”, composed by Stephen Sondheim, and “Sister Suffragette”, written by the Sherman Brothers.

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1960 film The Sundowners and, upon the death of Olivia de Havilland in 2020, became the oldest living Academy Award nominee in an acting category. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. She is known for the breathy quality of her husky voice and her upbeat persona.

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Johns made her first stage appearance in Buckie’s Bears as a child ballerina at the Garrick Theatre in 1935. She later became a qualified ballet teacher. She was spotted dancing in a children’s play during the Christmas holidays and cast in her first notable stage production, St Helena, at the Old Vic in 1936. That year she was also in productions of The Children’s Hour and The Melody That Got Lost. She followed this with Judgement Day (1937) and A Kiss for Cinderella (1937)

She made her screen debut in 1938 in the film version of Winifred Holtby’s novel South Riding. She had small roles in Murder in the Family (1938), Prison Without Bars (1939), On the Night of the Fire (1940), Under Your Hat (1940) and The Briggs Family (1940). On stage she was in Quiet Wedding (1938).

Johns’ scene in The Prime Minister (1941) did not make the final cut, but she had a role in 49th Parallel (1941) as “Anna”, replacing Elisabeth Bergner at the last minute. She was in Quiet Weekend (1941–43) on stage, which ran for two years.

Johns had roles in The Adventures of Tartu (1943) and The Halfway House (1944). On stage she appeared in Peter Pan (1943), I’ll See You Again (1944) and Fools Rush In (1946).

Johns received good reviews for her performance as Deborah Kerr’s best friend in Perfect Strangers (1945) (also titled Vacation from Marriage).

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She continued in supporting roles: This Man Is Mine (1946), Frieda (1947) and An Ideal Husband (1947).

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Johns played the title role in Miranda (1948), a mermaid who causes havoc in a London household, directed by Ken Annakin.

She starred in Third Time Lucky (1949), Dear Mr. Prohack (1949) and State Secret (1950). On stage Johns was in Fools Rush In and The Way Things Go.

Johns supported Richard Todd in Flesh and Blood (1951) and also appeared in the Hollywood-financed No Highway in the Sky (1951). She co-starred with David Niven in Appointment with Venus (1951) for director Ralph Thomas and was one of several names in Encore (1951) and The Magic Box (1951).

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Johns was one of Alec Guinness’ love interests in The Card (1952). On Broadway she played the title role in Gertie. She was voted by British exhibitors the tenth most popular local star at the box office in 1951 and 1952.

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She was reunited with Richard Todd for two swashbucklers made for Walt Disney: The Sword and the Rose (1953) (directed by Annakin) and Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1953). In between she made Personal Affair (1953) supporting Gene Tierney.

Johns had the starring role in The Weak and the Wicked (1954) about women in prison, which was a big hit.

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She did another for Annakin, The Seekers (1954) with Jack Hawkins, then co-starred with Robert Newton in The Beachcomber (1954). For both these films she was paid £12,500 a picture.

Mad About Men (1954) was a sequel to Miranda, directed by Thomas.

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Johns starred in a comedy Josephine and Men (1955) and supported Danny Kaye in The Court Jester (1956). Annakin used her again in Loser Takes All (1956) and she was one of the many actors who made cameos in Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

She returned to Broadway to play the title role in a production of Major Barbara (1956). Johns stayed in America to make the melodrama All Mine to Give (1956).

Personal life

Johns has been married four times. Her first husband was Anthony Forwood (m. 1942–48), with whom she had her only child, actor Gareth Forwood (1945–2007).

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 She was married to David Foster, a Royal Navy officer and later president of Colgate-Palmolive. She married Cecil Henderson, a businessman, in 1960. She married Elliott Arnold, a writer, in 1964

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Krok was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mark Krok immigrated to Australia in 2002, then to the United Kingdom in 2008, and finally back to Cape Town, South Africa, where he currently resides.

Mark Krok is the son of the late cosmetics and gaming businessman Abraham Krok and his father’s second wife Brenda Krok. He has one brother (Dovid Krok) and one sister (Simone Krok), as well as two half-sisters (Elana Pincus (nee Krok) and Shelly Crook (nee Krok) and one half-brother (Maxim Krok) from Abraham Krok’s previous marriage. Mark Krok is married to South African Janine Krok.

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After his return to South Africa, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) also charged Krok for tax evasion on two counts. The precedent was set by the 1999 agreement for avoidance of double taxation and fiscal evasion between Australia and South Africa.

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After being found guilty in the case filed against him in RSA on 31 January 2014, Krok appealed to the Supreme Court of South Africa that same year. Krok’s appeal was ultimately rejected by the court, and his cases are now closed.

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In its ruling against Krok on 20 August 2015, the Supreme Court cited the following:

“The saga began when he (Krok) immigrated to Australia in April 2002. Prior his departure, he had sought professional advice on the tax implications relating to his assets which eventually led to him setting up an elaborate scheme to avoid adverse exchange control implications.

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The scheme involved him, inter alia, vesting the beneficial interests in both the assets and the income in a British Virgin Islands company through a series of agreements. In consequence to all his transactional activity, according to Mr Krok, he ceded all his South African income and assets to a company except for the bare ownership thereof, and he had no income or capital gains on which he could be taxed by the ATO under the agreements.

On 29 December 2008, Mr Krok again emigrated from Australia to the United Kingdom. He set up a similar tax avoidance scheme in respect of which he purported to transfer to the second appellant, Jucool Enterprises Inc. (Jucool), a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, his assets situated in South Africa.

In 2009, the ATO launched an audit of Mr Krok’s taxation affairs as part of a government initiative investigating participation by Australians in internationally promoted tax arrangements to identify taxpayers involved in significant offshore transactions or large transfers of funds to or from Australia. Resultant, the ATO held Mr Krok liable for $25 361 875.79 plus interest.”

 The ATO’s investigation also revealed Krok’s illegal use of funds while his assets were frozen, noting that Krok used South African credit cards from blocked assets for purchases ranging from the purchasing and renovation of multiple holiday homes, private payments to his mother and the purchasing of 2010 FIFA World Cup tickets.

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Sibu Mabena was born on 25 October 1991 in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

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With a strong background in dance, having competed as part of the South African Hip Hop Dance Team internationally during the years 2005 and 2009 and then becoming one of the choreographers and coaches of the team, Sibu’s network spans beyond South Africa’s borders.

Going on to work behind the scenes at South Africa’s largest urban dance events, namely, Masters of Rhythm and Strictly Hip Hop, and competing as the founder of Phly Nation, the first all-female crew to compete in the Red Bull Beat Battle, doing choreography for Glo CAF Awards in Nigeria, MTV Africa Awards, the South African Film and Television Awards and the South African Music Awards, working as a production assistant on Afropunk Brooklyn and shadowing the Creative Director of the MTV EMAs in Milan to name a few, Sibu’s exposure to the urban entertainment scene runs 14 years deep.

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She has done work for major global brands such as Miller Genuine Draft, Castle Lite, Brutal Fruit, Fish Eagle, and MTV to name a few. She has also worked with notable artists such as Patoranking, Anthony Anderson, D’banj, Bucie, Khuli Chana, DJ PH, Stogie T, Moozlie, Shimza, and many more… 

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Sibu Mabena spent her youth years as a student at Pro Arte Alphen Park where she majored in Dance and performed in the Top 10 Academically in 2005 and 2006. Sibu then moved to Midstream College, where she matriculated as Deputy Head Girl in 2009.

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She founded Mbuduma Communications, now trading as Duma Collective, while doing her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations at the University Of Pretoria where she graduated as the class of 2014.

Sibu spent 2 years ‘hustling’, devising, managing influencer campaigns, and working on events such as Pop Bottles and many other jobs under her company. In 2016, Sibu was hired by VIACOM as their Brand Coordinator (synonym for Brand Manager) for MTV and MTV Base.

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She was soon headhunted to become the Operations Manager for a social media agency, growing it from a R1 million-grossing business to a R10 million-grossing business in just under six months, all whilst continuing to build her one-woman operation that grossed its first R1 million in income in 2017. 

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