List of the Top Rappers from Ghana
While Afrobeat and Afropop may be what the world thinks of music within Africa, there is a hidden music scene of Ghanaian rappers. A large music scene of rappers from Ghana that have become the elite hip hop artists of Africa.
While hip hop culture in America did not take long to make its way into the U.K. and Europe, hip hop in Europe did not the exact same by making its way into Africa, helping countries like Ghana establish a hip hop market and a local rap scene.
With the introduction of hip hop in Ghana came about a form of music, or a subgenre of hip hop, called Hiplife. Hiplife was Ghana’s local twist on rap and hip hop music that began during the mid and late 1990s, while featuring a handful of Ghanaian rappers. The movement was founded, or led, by Reggie Rockstone and Zapp Mallet, and included other artists like KK Fosu, Obrafour, Lord Kenya, Okyeame Kwame and as mentioned numerous others.
Today, Ghana has one of Africa’s largest rosters of rappers, and not just rappers from Ghana who just rap, but artists that have established themselves in the rap world and are making a career out of their musical gifts. To help make this possible, entrepreneurs like top Ghana rapper D-Black, as well a few others, have truly have moved on pass just focusing on the music, but also having their sights on the business side. This transformation has created independent record labels, studios, and production companies.
So, what to expect from rappers from Ghana. Ghanaian hip hop has various sounds, sounds that imitate American beats and production and sounds that have the traditional African sound, or at least the sound that the world is familiar with Afrobeat similarities. Overall, the lineup of Ghanaian rappers have created Africa’s #1 rap scene and the below list will prove just such.
Top 20 Ghanaian Rappers
2. Kwesi Arthur
Watch more on Youtube: Kwesi Arthur and follow on Instagram: @Kwesi Arthur
Watch more on Youtube: Strongman and follow on Instagram: @Strongman
6. Pappy Kojo
Watch more on Youtube: Pappy Kojo and follow on Instagram: @Pappy Kojo
7. Kofi Mole
Watch more on Youtube: Kofi Mole and follow on Instagram: @Kofi Mole
8. Eno Barony (Rapper/Singer)
Watch more on Youtube: Eno Barony and follow on Instagram: @Eno Barony
Watch more on Youtube: M.anifest and follow on Instagram: @M.anifest
13. Kwaw Kese
Watch more on Youtube: Kwaw Kese and follow on Instagram: @Kwaw Kese
18. Flowking Stone
Watch more on Youtube: Flowking Stone and follow on Instagram: @Flowking Stone
Watch more on Youtube: Kawabanga and follow on Instagram: @Kawabanga
Honorable Mention Ghanaian Rappers:
Watch on Youtube: Koo Ntakra and follow on Instagram: @Koo Ntakra
Watch on Youtube: Article Wan and follow on Instagram: @Article Wan
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*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have the largest followers and subscribers, most listeners and views, and released the most recent music, are near the top.