List of Top Ghana Afrobeats Artists
Ghana is considered the birthplace of the Afrobeat genre which is often mistaken for rhythm and blues or dancehall. However, it is a distinct style of music known as Ghana Afrobeats music. This genre has produced numerous talented Afro music singers within Ghana’s borders and has led to the country becoming a leader in Africa’s music and entertainment industry.
Although Nigeria may be more prominent, Ghanaian Afrobeats artists have managed to emerge as top performers, producing some of the finest music on the continent. Although Ghana may not have as many international stars as some other African countries, it has still managed to create a handful of leading Afro music singers and performers. Regardless of the number of famous musicians in a particular country, the quality of Ghanaian Afrobeats and Afropop music remains top-notch in Africa.
In the past, some of Ghana’s most popular musicians were led by Kojo Antwi, Ruff N Smooth, Gasmilla, Asem, Mzbel, Daasebre Gyamenah, Kaakie, Daddy Lumba, and Ofori Amponsah. However, today’s top Afrobeat and Afro Pop artists in Ghana, including KiDi, Stonebwoy, MzVee, Shatta Wale, and Wendy Shay, showcase the current state of the country’s music scene. Ghana has already produced world-famous individuals like Michael Blackson, wrestler Kofi Kingston, and actor Boris Kodjoe, and the legacy continues with its rising entertainment industry.
Top 17 Ghana Afrobeats Artists
1. Shatta Wale
Shatta Wale, an icon in the Ghana Afrobeats and Dancehall music scenes, made his debut in 2013 with the release of his first major hit, “Dancehall King”. He has gained recognition for several popular tracks including “Taking Over”, “Ayoo”, “Hol It”, “My Level”, “Bulletproof”, and “Bumper”. Since 2014, he has put out over 10 albums and mixtapes.
Watch on Youtube: Shatta Wale and follow on Instagram: @shatta wale
KiDi is a multi-talented artist who is skilled in various genres such as R&B, Afropop, and Ghana’s highlife. He is signed to Lynx Ent and first emerged in 2015. KiDi has released two albums, which are Sugar and The Golden Boy, and also has a recently launched EP called 4Play. He has gained popularity as a Ghana Afrobeats artist with hit singles like “Touch It”.
Stonebwoy has achieved significant success as an Afrobeat artist, having won numerous awards and amassed a large following in both Africa and Europe. He has also collaborated with high-profile artists such as Davido, Keri Hilson, and Beenie Man. Stonebwoy’s rise to fame began in the early 2010s, culminating in the release of his debut album, Grade #1, in 2012.
Watch on Youtube: Stonebwoy and follow on Instagram: @Stonebwoy
4. King Promise
King Promise, who emerged in the mid-2010s, has gained recognition for his fusion of Afrobeats, Highlife, Hip Hop, and R&B. He has released two highly acclaimed albums, As Promised and 5 Star, featuring popular tracks like “Commando”, “10 Toes”, and “Ginger”, which have contributed to his success in the Afrobeats genre.
Watch on Youtube: King Promise and follow on Instagram: @King Promise
In 2019, Gyakie made her debut in Ghana’s music industry with the track “Love Is Pretty”, and has since become one of the country’s rising stars, blending Afrobeats and Afro-fusion to create popular songs such as “Forever” featuring Omah Lay, “Something”, “Need Me”, “Sor Mi Mu”, and EPs My Diary and Seed.
6. Wendy Shay
After dedicating time to developing her music skills in Germany, she released her official debut single “Uber Driver” in 2018, along with several other singles. Her hard work paid off as she gained recognition in 2018 and eventually released her first album Shay On You in 2019. She has become a prominent figure in Ghana’s Afropop scene with the release of multiple albums, including Shayning Star in 2021 and Enigma in 2022.
Watch on Youtube: Wendy Shay and follow on Instagram: @Wendy Shay
MzVee has achieved great success in the music industry by blending Afropop, Dancehall, and R&B genres. She is a prominent female artist in Ghana, known for her hit songs like “Come and See My Moda”, “Sign My Name”, “Bend Down”, and “Falling”. Over the years, she has released several albums, including Re-Vee-Lation in 2014, InVeencible in 2020, and her latest album 10 Thrity in 2022. In recognition of her talent, she has won several awards and received numerous accolades.
8. Kuami Eugene
Kuami Eugene, who is under the record label Lynx Entertainment, is a leading Ghana Afrobeats artist that combines Highlife and Afropop genres. He made his debut in the music industry in 2017 and has since released albums like Rockstar in 2018 and Son of Africa in 2020. His popular songs include “Wish Me Well”, “Single”, “Angela”, “Confusion”, “Dollar On You”, and “Take Away”.
Watch on Youtube: Kuami Eugene and follow on Instagram: @Kuami Eugene
9. Kelvyn Boy
In 2017, Kelvyn Boy started his music career by releasing “Pray” and “No War”. He gained popularity as a Ghanaian Afropop artist with his singles “Toffee” featuring Medikal and “Na You” with Stonebwoy. Kelvyn Boy has since released two albums named TIME and Black Star, and has also produced popular songs like “Down Flat”.
Watch on Youtube: Kelvyn Boy and follow on Instgram: @Kelvyn Boy
10. Kofi Kinaata
Kofi Kinaata, a well-known rapper and singer in Ghana’s Highlife genre, has gained a reputation as a versatile artist due to his abilities to perform his unique Fente rap style alongside Afropop melodies. He has released several popular tracks, including “Behind the Scene,” “Things Fall Apart,” “Confession,” “Susuka,” and others.
Watch on Youtube: Kofi Kinaata and follow on Instagram: @Kofi Kinaata
11. Bisa Kdei
Bisa Kdei is a prominent Highlife musician from Ghana who made his debut in 2013 and has since become a well-established figure in the country’s music industry. He has released four albums, including Original in 2023, and has produced some of Ghana’s most popular songs, such as “Mansa”, “Asew”, “Life”, “Brother Brother”, and many more.
Watch more on Youtube: Bisa Kdei and follow on Instagram: @Bisa Kdei
One of the top rising Ghana Afrobeats artists, Camidoh emerged in 2018 with his debut song “For My Lover” featuring Darkovibes. He gained popularity with his hit track “Sugarcane”, which has become one of the biggest songs of this generation in Ghana and is being played extensively across Africa and other markets known for Afropop and Afrobeat music.
13. Sista Afia
Within a period of 8 years since her debut in 2015 with the track “Kro Kro No”, Sista Afia has launched an album named Queen Solomon and a number of popular tunes such as “Jefe” featuring Shatta Wale, “ASUODEN” featuring Kuami Eugene, “Are You Ready”, “Weather” featuring Medikal and Quamina MP, among numerous others.
Watch on Youtube: Sista Afia and follow on Instagram: @Sista Afia
14. Mr Drew
Mr Drew, a prominent entertainer in Ghana known for his talent in dancing and delivering a blend of Highlife, R&B, and Afrobeats music, made his debut in the early 2010s. He has gained recognition for popular songs such as “Mood”, “EChoke” with Sefa, and “S3K3” featuring Medikal.
In 2017, Darkovibes made his debut with “Tomorrow” and has since gained popularity for blending traditional Ghanaian Highlife music with contemporary Afro sounds. His music features a combination of English and the Ghanaian language. Some of his well-known tracks include “Inna Song” featuring King Promise, “Je M’appelle” featuring Davido, “Stay Woke” featuring Stonebwoy, and “Bless Me” featuring KiDi.
Watch on Youtube: Darkovibes and follow on Instagram: @Darkovibes
R2Bees, a Ghana Afrobeats and hip-hop duo, emerged in the music scene with their first album, Da Revolution, in 2009. They have since gained popularity and success, producing popular Afro music tracks such as “Tonight” featuring WizKid, “Over,” “Gboza” featuring Davido, and “Makoma.” Over the years, R2Bees has released five albums, including their most recent work, Back 2 Basics, which was released in 2021.
17. Adina Thembi
Adina Thembi, a Ghanaian Afrobeats artist, gained popularity through her fusion of Ghana Highlife and Afro pop music. Her breakthrough single, “Too Late”, was released in 2016. Adina has released one album, Araba, and gained recognition for her hits such as “Killing Me Softly” as well as lesser-known tracks like “Makoma” and “Take Care of You”.
Watch on Youtube: Adina Thembi and follow on Instagram: @Adina Thembi
Honorable Mention Ghana Afrobeats Arists:
– Fancy Gadam Youtube: Fancy Gadam and Instagram: @Fancy Gadam
– Kofi Mole Youtube: Kofi Mole and Instagram: @Kofi Mole
– Cina Soul Youtube: Cina Soul and Instagram: @Cina Soul
– Kurl SongX Youtube: Kurl SongX and Instagram: @Kurl Songx
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