Top 20 Ghanaian songs which reigned in 2018

Top 20 Ghanaian songs which reigned in 2018

We have just a little time to the end of the year.

As it is custom with humans, we reflect on what happened within the year in all facets of our lives.

YEN.com.gh is reflecting on what happened in Ghana's showbiz industry.

And as part of the series, we have put together a list of the biggest Ghanaian hits in 2018.

1. Borborleborbor - Evangelist I.K. Aning:

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Evangelist I.K. Aning has literally taken the music scene by storm with this tune which has been adapted by the NDC as a campaign song for John Mahama.

Propelled by the NDC's interest and the controversy over the ownership of the song, 'Borborleborbor' has been very prominent on the music charts in Ghana.

And it is without doubt the most popular gospel song of 2018.

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2. Woara - Kwesi Arthur:

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This year has been good for Kwesi Arthur especially for somebody who wanted to be a footballer.

After winning an award at the 2018 VGMAs, he got nominated for the BET Viewers Choice Awards.

Though he lost the award to South Africa's Sjava, Kwesi was thankful enough to do a song to glorify and praise God.

That song is 'Woara' which became an instant hit.

3. That Thing - Article Wan & Patapaa:

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Patapaa, after his 'One Corner' success and the criticisms of his 'shallow lyrics', teamed up with Article Wan, another artiste who also suffered such a fate after his breakthrough 'Solo' song.

The two decided to tell the story of how they sometimes intentionally do songs for people's pleasure and excitement instead of thought provoking ones.

Their story seems to have caught on well with Ghanaians who have loved the song since its release.

4. My Level - Shatta Wale:

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Released as part of his 'Reign' album, Shatta Wale's 'My Level' is gradually turning out to be the most successful track on the album.

Within its two months of its existence, 'My Level' has got a lot of airplay and the release of the song's video about a week ago has even made it more popular.

5. Boys Kasa - R2Bees:

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R2Bees have been quite lately but they got us jamming to this one.

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6. Uber Driver - Wendy Shay:

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Wendy Shay has undoubtedly been the most successful female artiste in 2018. She has been at almost every major show within the year.

At the heart of her success has been 'Uber Driver' which happens to be her first ever song.

7. Come and See My Mother - MzVee feat. Yemi Alade:

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MzVee seems to have been overshadowed by her label mates, Kuami Eugene and KiDi but she has still been delivering good songs.

This one featuring Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade happens to be one of her best in recent times.

Released in January, it has been one of the favourite songs for weddings within the year.

8. Can’t Let You Go - Sarkodie ft King Promise:

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Sarkodie released this song after his wedding to longtime girlfriend Tracy in July.

It is because of this song's video that Sarkodie barred patrons at the wedding from taking photos which led to some backlash.

And the song did not disappoint.

9. Gringo - Shatta Wale:

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Being Shatta Wale's first release under Zylofon Music, 'Gringo' could be described as the most anticipated video (song) for the year 2018.

Though it divided opinions as some felt it was just hype, ' Gringo' is still one of the most popular songs within this year.

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10. Confusion - Kuami Eugene

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Kuami Eugene is arguably the topmost music star of 2018 and he started off the year with this banger.

Though the young Highlife artiste was accused of 'stealing the song' from a Malian artiste, the song has been able to withstand whatever was thrown at it and it is still trending.

11. Kupe - A-Star:

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The 'Kupe' song from, UK-based Ghanaian artiste, A-Star has gone viral. In fact, it is the 'One Corner' of 2018.

Just like, 'One Corner', 'Kupe' has sparked a dance challenge on social media which has transcended borders.

The fact that the former president, John Mahama and his sons have joined in to show their 'Kupe' swag tells it all.

12. Thunder - KiDi:

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KiDi got us dancing with this track in which he affirmed his commitment to his lover by literally cursing himself.

13. Thunder Fire - Shatta Wale & SM Militants:

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It looks like the word 'thunder' really caught on with Ghanaians as Shatta Wale's song with the SM Militants which had a similar title to that of KiDi also turned out to be one of the best songs.

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14. Obiaa Wo Ne Master - Ponobiom Stonebwoy:

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What happens when two of Shatta Wale's fiercest rivals come together for a joint? That is what Ponobiom's 'Obiaa Wo Ne Master' which features Stonebwoy is.

A fine track with a relatable chorus and some very good punchlines, 'Obiaa Wo Ne Master' is also endowned with a danceable rhythm making it one of the favourite songs of 2018.

15. Wish Me Well - Kuami Eugene:

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2018 has been good for Kuami Eugene and there are already predictions that he will be named the 'Artiste of the Year' at the next Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

So if this happens to be his biggest track for the year, you should understand it is really a very good one.

It is so good that Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince had to jump on it in a remix with Kuami Eugene.

Seemingly a subtle response to his critics who only see the bad and wish his downfall, 'Wish Me Well' has become an unofficial anthem for shut up critics.

16. Akwaaba - Guilty Beatz ft Mr Eazi, Pappy Kojo & Patapaa:

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Akwaaba is arguably the biggest Ghanaian music export for the year 2018 as it has crossed borders.

This is courtesy the special dance which accompanied the song. The dance has been done by people including Janet Jackson.

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17. Top Skanka - Stonebwoy:

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Stonebwoy after his very successful EOM album in 2017 continued in 2018 with some very good releases including 'Tomorrow', 'Mane Me' and this one.

'Top Skanka' turned out to be one of the best songs of the year.

18. Adiepena - KiDi:

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Just like Kuami Eugene, his Lynx Entertainment label mate, KiDi appears on the list twice.

And it is obvious that he deserves it. 'Adiepena' has been especially popular at Ghanaian weddings.

19. CCTV - King Promise ft Sarkodie & Mugeez:

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King Promise has also been one of the best performing artistes in 2018. Leading his list of songs is this song featuring Mugeez of R2Bees and Sarkodie.

CCTV, per its content, could be described as gospel song but it is just as good any of the regular songs around.

20. How Much? - Medikal ft Kwesi Arthur & Ahtitude:

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This happens to be the only Hiphop (hardcore rap) song which features on this list.

Assembling some of the best rappers around, the song's remix was even better.

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