Start your week inside with a selection of all-new Ghanaian Music you need to hear, covering a plethora of musical genres:
King Promise taps Dutch diva I Am Aisha for intoxicating afro-pop bop; La Meme Gang‘s Nxwrth and RJZ hit us with some rap music; whereas London-based Ghanaian DJ Manny Norté unites global musical powerhouses Rema (Nigeria), Tion Wayne (UK) and 6lack (USA) for ‘4AM’.
I Am Aisha ft King Promise – “Lowkey”
Ghanaian singer-songwriter King Promise makes a guest appearance on Dutch-Surinamese diva I Am Aisha’s all-new single “Lowkey” – a song about a secret love. Over a rather mellow yet intoxicating afro-infused Drummakid production King Promise croons; “I go do am for you lowkey… nobody has to know”.
These two talents combine effortlessly to deliver a beautiful song which is aptly complemented by the crisp black and white Chas Appeti directed visuals.
Manny Norte ft Rema, Tion Wayne & 6lack – “4 AM”
London-based Ghanaian DJ, Manny Norté assembles a galaxy of Rema, Tion Wayne and 6lack for ‘4 AM’. On ‘4 AM’, we see the featured superstar cast tell random stories on an easy-going exotic production by Nigerian UK-based music producer, P2J.
The fun Meiji Alabi directed video does not necessarily follow a strict storyline as the various artists sing verses on the streets of Teshie, a coastal town in southeastern Ghana.
Tulenkey ft Kelvynboy & Medikal – “Ghetto Boy”
“Ghetto Boy” has all the makings of a victory song: inspiring lyrics, anthemic chants, coupled with a trumpet-infused highlife production by Philip Martin & Console Chroniz. On this song, talented rapper Tulenkey makes a u-turn from the comedic rap cuts we’ve grown to love him for.
“Ghetto Boy” is an inspirational song that sees Tulenkey, reflects on life’s trials and tribulation. Tulenkey is at his lyrical best, Medikal delivers yet another memorable guest verse, whilst Kelvyn Boy sings an impressive hook with additional vocals from Wes7star 22.
Twitch & Dayonthetrack – “Chocolate”
This love bop titled “Chocolate” is taken from Ground Up Chale’s “We Outside” album. The tune doubles as the theme song of Ground Up TV’s “Chale” web series. It features Twitch and Dayonthetrack who lay intoxicating vocals over a groovy Yung Demz production. Visuals are directed by Scilla Owusu.
DJ Kess Ft. Enam, Fu, Feli Nuna & Tinuke – “Say Enough”
Top-notch Ghanaian DJ, DJ Kess recruits an all-girl crew of Enam, Fu, Feli Nuna, and Tinuke for “Say Enough” an insightful piece bordering on the pertinent issue of violence against women.
With singer Enam on the hook and rappers Fu, Feli Nuna and Tinuke on the verses, “Say Enough” makes a good listen. Production credit on this one goes to Moorsound. Filmed by Mutombo the Poet and Wanlov the Kubolor, the video is Ghana’s contribution to Oxfam’s Say Enough campaign.
Adomaa ft Stonebwoy – “Boom 3x”
A beautiful hybrid of afro-jazz and dancehall, “Boom 3x” sees soulful songstress Adomaa and the “Top Skanka” Stonebwoy on the same record. Produced by Reynolds The Gentleman, “Boom 3x” is an inspirational song that speaks on ignoring naysayers and doubters in the pursuit of set goals. The song is taken off Adomaa’s recently released “Barely Adomaa” project.
Efya (Big Dragon) – “Even If”
For quite a number of weeks now, under her new alter ego, Big Dragon, Efya has been spitting flames – releasing new material with incredible consistency! Produced by Kuvie, “Even If”, is a 90s-styled R&B ballad that speaks on being addicted to love.
Nxwrth – “Oh My Days”
On his latest single off impending album “NASA: Thanks For Flying”, Nxwrth assembles a cast of La Meme gang mates Kiddblack and KwakuBS; alongside solo act Hama on a trap-heavy cut titled: “Oh My Days”.
Nxwrth takes great pride in putting his featured acts to the test by letting them ride uniquely constructed productions, and as a result, bringing out the very best in them. “Oh My Days” is a quintessential instance, definitely a must-listen!
Article Wan – “Like We”
Versatile afrobeat act Article Wan gives us his first major release of the new year “Like We”. This comes off the back of his 2019 album “Afro Supa”. Produced by DreamJay, “Like We” is a mid-tempo afrobeat jam that speaks on standing tall against adversaries and competition.
RJZ – Quarantine Boredom Freestyle
Self-quarantine got RJZ so bored he had to hit the booth to bless his fans with some new music – a freestyle series dubbed: “Quarantine Boredom Freestyle”, dishing out two volumes in quick succession.
Volume 1 sees the La Meme Gang act deliver grime-inspired flows over a thumping Mr. Wolve produced beat. Although unmixed and unmastered, this cut is definitely worth the listen.
Volume 2 tagged: “Goodnight” sees the rapper takes things down a notch or two. The “Bye-bye” hitmaker gets in touch with his inner Drake, delivering a sentimental sing-rap verse over a rather mellifluous production.