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Here Are The Top Songs From Ghana in 2023 (VIDEOS)

Ghana Sets the Stage Ablaze in 2023: Chart-Topping Tracks by Sarkodie, Amaarae, Olivetheboy, Black Sherif, King Promise, Lasmid, Stonebwoy, Amerado, Fameye, and Beyond

 

In the dynamic realm of African music, Ghana’s musical landscape has been nothing short of revolutionary this year.

Throughout 2023, Ghanaian artists delivered a series of chart-topping hits spanning afrobeats, hip-hop, and more.

These tracks not only resonated across the continent but also secured global recognition, leading to significant label signings.

Established stars like Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and Black Sherif continued to dominate, showcasing their prowess. Meanwhile, beloved figures like Fameye and Ko-Jo Cue made it clear they were here to stay, unleashing compelling new tracks.

The emergence of rising talents such as Lasmid, Olivetheboy, and Herman Suede added an exciting dimension to the music scene, solidifying their positions as the forefront of fresh talent.

Without further delay, explore our selections for the standout Ghanaian songs of 2023 below.

 

Sarkodie and Bob Marley & The Wailers “Stir It Up”

 

 

In a groundbreaking achievement, Sarkodie has unveiled a posthumous collaboration with the iconic Bob Marley, one of the greatest recording artists of all time.

The reimagined “Stir It Up” takes the legendary hit song by Marley and The Wailers and infuses it with a blend of reggae and hip-hop.

With this release, the esteemed Ghanaian rapper adds a significant chapter to Ghana’s music history, marking a momentous collaboration in the country’s musical landscape.

 

2. King Promise “Terminator”

 

 

King Promise delivers the standout Ghanaian afrobeats track of the year with “Terminator.”

Produced by the masterful Killbeatz, this infectious afrobeats tune, infused with amapiano vibes, has become a favorite among afrobeats enthusiasts across the continent.

 

3. Amaarae “Co-Star”

 

 

Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter Amaarae dropped her second album, “Fountain Baby,” this June. Among the standout tracks is the lively tune “Co-Star,” which joyfully explores the world of star signs and their romantic connections.

This track is a perfect anthem for astrology enthusiasts.

The music video adds an extra layer of excitement, featuring Amaarae as a judge at an exotic car meet set in a visually captivating environment reminiscent of a video game from the PS2 era.

 

4. Kelvyn Boy “Vero”

 

 

 

Kelvyn Boy delivered a standout track this year with “Vero.” Crafted by Ghana’s Master Maison, this afrobeats banger is a clear expression of the singer’s unwavering love for his romantic interest.

Serving as the flagship single from his recent EP, “For Tha Kulture,” the track has amassed nearly 10 million streams on various digital platforms, securing its spot on every party playlist in the heart of Ghanaian music.

 

4. Stonebwoy “Into The Future”

 

 

 

Recently, Stonebwoy inked a significant deal with Def Jam Africa, making waves globally.

In 2023, he maintains the momentum with his fifth studio album, “5th Dimension,” boasting 17 tracks featuring an array of stars.

Among the standout hits is the afro-dancehall fusion track, “Into The Future,” gaining popularity as a go-to soundtrack for TikToks and party playlists.

 

5. Olivetheboy “GOODSIN”

 

 

 

Olivetheboy, a rising 20-year-old Ghanaian artist, made waves with his breakout single “GOODSIN.” The track gained immense popularity, reaching ten million streams shortly after its May debut, fueled in part by a viral TikTok challenge.

Notably, “GOODSIN” claimed the title of the most Shazamed song in both Ghana and Nigeria earlier this year. With a recent record deal signed with Sony Music, Olivetheboy is poised for a promising journey ahead.

 

6. Black Sherif “YAYA”

 

 

 

Black Sherif continues his momentum after the success of 2022’s “The Villain I Never Was” with a fresh two-song tape, “Take Care Of Yourself Blacko.”

Featuring two brand-new tracks, notably the standout “YAYA,” the Ghanaian rapper delves into themes of self-care and introspection.

His distinctive melodic delivery remains a hallmark, blending seamlessly with intricate hip-hop beats. Dive into the world of Black Sherif, Africa’s Young Bright Black Star, as we explore more in our cover story.

 

7. Amerado “Kwaku Ananse Remix” feat. Fameye

 

 

 

 

Ghanaian rapper Amerado made a significant mark on the Ghanaian music scene with the hit track “Kwaku Ananse,” emerging as one of the standout songs of the year.

Building on this success, Amerado recently dropped the highly-awaited remix, collaborating with the renowned singer Fameye.

In “Kwaku Ananse,” Amerado skillfully blends rap and melody, drawing inspiration from the iconic Ghanaian folklore character.

The remix not only maintains the vibrant energy of the original track but also elevates it to exciting new levels.

 

8. Lasmid “Running”

 

 

 

 

Ghanaian artist Lasmid burst onto the scene in 2022 with the release of his breakout single, “Friday Night.” Fast forward to this year, the rising star has struck gold once again with his latest hit, “Running.”

Lasmid showcases a unique delivery style that seamlessly embeds his hooks and verses into your consciousness, employing unforgettable melodies and catchy lyrics—a winning combination for creating memorable afrobeats tracks.

With “Running,” he builds on the success of his previous release, delivering yet another captivating earworm.

 

9. Efya “Jara Jara”

 

 

 

“Jara Jara” emerges as a captivating afropop melody, a heartfelt tribute from Efya to her love interest.

Through her soul-stirring vocals, she paints a vivid picture of the mesmerizing influence of her partner’s love on her heart and spirit.

The iconic soul singer seamlessly blends soulful tunes with infectious afrobeats rhythms in “Jara Jara,” creating a magnetic and vibrant ballad that signifies her triumphant return to the music scene.

 

10. M.O.G Beatz “Pay As You Go” feat. Sarkodie & Camidoh

 

 

 

 

Embracing the Melody: Sarkodie and Camidoh Unleash “Pay As You Go” – A Stellar Collaboration of Love and Musical Brilliance.

The track seamlessly weaves M.O.G Beatz’s production, Sarkodie’s lyrical prowess, and Camidoh’s enchanting melodies, offering a unique showcase of Ghanaian musical excellence.

 

11. Herman Suede “Lose Control” feat. Niashun

 

 

 

Rising Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and producer Herman Suede’s 4-track EP, A Wonderful Time, is a body of work that encapsulates the feeling of celebration, freedom, and joy.

Off the EP came the standout single “Lose Control” featuring Niashun, a melodic afrobeats cut that sees the duo display what makes them two of the best emerging talents Ghana has to offer.

 

12. Mr Drew “Case” feat. Mophty

 

 

 

In a recent move, Mr. Drew threw down the gauntlet with an open verse challenge for his track “Case,” featuring Sista Afia and Strongman.

Catching everyone by surprise, the rising star Mophty Legacy delivered an outstanding verse that led to the release of the unexpected hit, the “Case (Remix).”

 

 

13. Fameye “Not God Remix” feat. Stonebwoy

 

 

Ghanaian artist Fameye collaborates with Stonebwoy on the official remix of “Not God,” a track that delves into the inherent limitations of humanity.

The song poignantly captures the struggles individuals face on their journey to success, emphasizing that despite our aspirations, various obstacles hinder each person’s path.

In the introspective message of “Not God,” Fameye encourages listeners to focus on doing their best and leaving a positive legacy as human beings.

 

14. Oseikrom Sikanii “Twatis” feat. Kweku Smoke

 

 

 

Breaking onto the scene with a bang, rising rapper Oseikrom Sikanii makes waves with his latest studio album, “Big Trapper.”

Boasting 12 tracks and collaborations with artists like Yaa Pono, Kofi Mole, Fameye, and others, the standout track from the project is the rap single “Twatis.”

With a compelling verse from Kweku Smoke, “Twatis” stands out as one of the hottest hip-hop tracks to come out of Ghana in 2023.

 

15. Lasmid “Badboy”

 

 

 

Emerging sensation Lasmid has continued his winning streak this year, delivering another instant hit with “Bad Boy.”

True to its name, the track showcases Lasmid embracing the charismatic energy of a bad boy popstar, presenting a loverboy anthem that passionately advocates for romantic acceptance.

Set against a vibrant afropop backdrop, Lasmid once again showcases his distinctive melodic delivery and compelling lyrics.

With over 25 million streams, it’s evident that whatever secret ingredient he adds to his musical concoction is undeniably effective.

 

 

16. Black Sherif “SIMMER DOWN”

 

 

 

 

Taking the spotlight as the second track from Ghanaian rap sensation Black Sherif’s latest two-song release, ‘Take Care Of Yourself Blacko,’ is the compelling ‘Simmer Down.’

In this standalone hit, Blacko delivers a personal message, vowing to ward off negative energy in his surroundings. The atmospheric drill beats, skillfully produced by Samsney, set the tone for Blacko’s self-motivational journey.

With bold affirmations like, ‘We don’t need mans to believe / We don’t care ’bout who no dey see / What we dey see in us bro believe / We’re on the winning side they dey see,’ Black Sherif navigates the sonic landscape with confidence and purpose.

 

17. Ko-Jo Cue “Free Throw” feat. Joey B

 

 

 

 

Rapper Ko-Jo Cue kicks off his latest studio project, “I’M Back,” with the triumphant single “Free Throw.”

Teaming up with rapper Joey B, the song is a spirited celebration of triumph over adversity.

Drawing a parallel between his victories and effortless free throws, Ko-Jo Cue proudly embraces success, delivering a message that resonates with resilience in the face of skeptics.

 

18. Gyakie “Rent Free”

 

 

Ghanaian music sensation Gyakie treated us to the delightful track “Rent-Free,” a mid-tempo afrobeats gem where she spins the story of a love that has taken residence in her heart and thoughts.

Gyakie’s music carries a youthful charm, evoking memories of adolescent love that captivated us completely. This characteristic allure keeps us hooked to her tunes, providing a nostalgic burst of joy.

 

19. Shatta Wale and Tekno “Incoming”

 

 

 

Ghanaian dancehall sensation, Shatta Wale, collaborates with Nigerian pop icon Tekno in their latest track, “Incoming.”

This dynamic partnership brings forth a seamless blend of smooth verses on a laid-back melody, creating the ideal soundtrack for a midday cruise.

 

20. Kuami Eugene “Monica”

 

 

 

Kuami Eugene, the Ghanaian sensation, made waves this year with his chart-topping hit “Monica” featured on the recently released album, Love & Chaos.

The afrobeats track, infused with amapiano vibes, is a vibrant banger where the singer showcases his talent to charm his “Monica.”

Surpassing an impressive 26 million plays on streaming platforms, Kuami Eugene has undeniably marked his triumphant return to the spotlight.

 

 

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