The sub-genres of modern Ghanaian music are diverse, perhaps, due to Ghana’s cosmopolitan geographic position on the African continent.
Her most widely known popular music style is called highlife. It originates in the Gold Coast colonial days of the 1900s. Highlife is believed to have given birth to Afrobeat as we know it today!
Check out our selection of Top 10 Ghanaian tracks from the past week. This list is in no particular order.
Stonebwoy ft Chivv & Spanker – Good Morning
The first single off Stonebwoy’s impending “Anloga Junction” album, “Good Morning” can be described as a morning prayer with an upbeat dancehall twist. Stonebwoy features Dutch rapper Chivv & producer Spanker on what we tip to be a new club anthem!
King Promise – Sisa
Afrobeat singer King Promise has finally released his first single for 2020 after 2019’s critically acclaimed album “As Promised”. “Sisa” translates to “Change”, a romantic bop chronicling the story of good love gone bad.
“You were the sweetest girl but now you move dangerous” belts King Promise over a laidback afro-infused production.
Darkovibes ft King Promise- Inna Song (Gin & Lime)
“Inna Song” sees Darkovibes and King Promise channel good vibes inspired by gorgeous love-interest over wax. The chemistry between Darko and Promise on this afrobeat jam is epic!
Stonebwoy – African Party
The second single off Stonebwoy’s highly anticipated “Anloga Junction”, this jam quickly followed lead single “Good Morning”. “African Party” as the title suggests is a party song, but one with afrobeat infused elements and dancehall undertones – Stonebwoy’s signature sound!
Becca ft Busiswa – No One
“No one” sees Becca collaborating with South African diva Busiswa and follows the success of the previous collaborative single “Yes I do” which featured Tiwa Savage.
“No One” which is highly influenced by the South African music sound is a straight-out dance song, layered with crude themes of braggadocio.
Kwesi Arthur – Revolution Sound (Thoughts Of King Arthur 6)
On the 6th volume of “Thoughts of King Arthur” dubbed “Revolution Sound”, Kwesi Arthur aims lyrical darts at Ghanaian leaders, calling them out for their corrupt and incompetent ways. With the release coinciding with Ghana’s Independence Day celebrations, this is joint is definitely a must-listen!
Kofi Mole ft Fameye – Yabre
Yabre which is Twi (local Ghanaian dialect) for “We’ve suffered” is your typical inspirational “Grass to Grace” theme song. Accomplished rapper Kofi Mole finds his singing voice on this one, as he croons soulful melodies alongside featured artiste Fameye on the contemporary highlife record.
Herman Suede – Free
Herman Suede‘s first single of the year “Free” is a presentation of the concept of freedom through the young singer – songwriter’s perspective. The teenage prodigy delivers infectious vocals over an EDM-infused Afropop production.
Moor Sound ft $pacely, Buman & Yung Demz – Obaasima
Producer Moor Sound effortlessly captures exotic tropical feels over a beat laid with flutes and electric guitars that are ironically mellow yet get you hitting the dancefloor!
Complemented with refreshing vocals from $pacely, Buman and producer turned singer Yung Demz, Obaasima a delicious tune for lovers!
Fameye ft Kwesi Arthur – Long Life
Relatively new on the mainstream scene, the young artiste has quickly carved a niche for churning out soulful jams and this new single is no different. His all-new single is a prayer for “Long Life”. Fameye features rapper Kwesi Arthur who delivers an impeccable guest verse.