The entertainment industry is one of the biggest in Ghana. In fact, Ghanaian musicians feature prominently among the most famous artists in Africa. This is why it is always difficult to rank them or pick one song over the other. If you are a fan, then you will definitely be impressed with the latest Ghanaian songs.
Music in Ghana is split across various genres. The most popular ones are hiplife and dancehall. If you are a fan of Ghanaian music, you have lots of options to choose from. The good thing is that most artists operate in more than one genre. Therefore, it is easy to be a fan of a certain musician, even if you love more than one music genre.
Top 15 latest Ghanaian songs to play and download
With local artists releasing great music nowadays, choosing the best track in a particular year is not that easy. However, you will definitely agree that these latest Ghanaian songs are the best that you can either stream online or download right now.
1. Nominate – Stonebwoy featuring Keri Hilson
Ghanaian artist Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, had a great 2020. It saw him release his fourth studio album, Anloga Junction, which features 15 trending songs. However, his biggest accomplishment this year is perhaps the release of the video song Nominate, where he features American musician, Keri Hilson.
In just a short period, the song has become a global sensation, attracting millions of views on YouTube. Release in South Africa, Nominate also reached number 19 on Billboard Charts when it debuted.
However, what’s impressive about Nominate is that it is the first song that Hilson has been featured in after nearly a decade of absence. It is thus a huge achievement for Stonebwoy and the Ghanaian music industry.
2. The One – Efya featuring Tiwa Savage
The One is another one of the top trending songs in Ghana now. The single was released in August 2020 and is the work of Ghanaian songstress Efya. It also features Tiwa Savage, the sensational Nigerian artist, and the “Queen of African Music.”
The song is a feel-good tune that talks about summer love. However, what makes it even more amazing is Efya and Tiwa's musical prowess. They manage to blend several genres (afro, kwaito, pop, among others.) into the tune, thus delivering captivating beats.
The fact that it is performed by two of the top afro music queens in West Africa has also enabled The One to get more exposure. Currently, it has netted over 200,000 views on YouTube.
3. MOMO – Kelvyn Boy
Kelvyn Brown, stage name Kelvyn Boy, is another Ghanaian musician who is currently trending. The former protégé of Stonebwoy has released an album, as well as several single songs this year. Therefore, if you are looking for the latest tracks in Ghana, he is one of the top artists who always feature on the list.
One of his top single songs is MOMO, which is slang for mobile money. It tells the story of how far a lover is willing to go to win a girl he is interested in, including giving her money.
The song is quite popular, having already received over 600,000 views on YouTube. It is a star-studded affair, as it features two top other artists – Darkovibes and Mugeez.
4. Otan Hunu – Dead Peepol
Otan Hunu Remix is another one of the latest Ghanaian songs, by top GH musicians Dead Peepol and Rich Kent. It is a remix version of the original Ota Hunu, a sensational hit drill song that propelled the musicians into the limelight.
The remix is even better, featuring a star-studded performance by some of the top Ghanaian freestylers. These include Bosom P-Yung, Fameye, Kuami Eugene, Malcolm Nuna, Tulenkey, Deon Boakye, and Medikal.
5. Enjoyment – KiDi
KiDi, real name Dennis Nana Dwamena, is a rising star in the Ghanaian music industry, and one of the top trending new generation artists. 2020 has seen him release several songs, one of the most trending being Enjoyment.
Enjoyment is a catchy party song with great lyrics that resonate with the younger generation. It is made even better by the KiDi’s impressive lyrics and the sweet flow. On top of that, it features a tuneful dance rhythm with easy to sing along lines.
It is not surprising that Enjoyment became a hit, dominating the Ghanaian airwaves for months. It has also attracted a lot of attention on social media, especially on YouTube, where it currently has over 5 million views. On top of that, it has received an EMA nomination for the Most Viral Song of the Year category.
6. Ataa Adwoa – Bosom P-Yung
Bosom P-Yung is another trending GH artist who has released several songs this year. However, what he is most popular for is Ataa Adwoa, a track released early on in the year, but has risen to become one of the latest hit songs in Ghana.
Ataa Adowa is a heartbreak anthem whose lyrics tell of unrequited love. On top of that, it takes a theatrical approach to the topic, thus making it more memorable. The amazing combination of a trap beat and rap/sung melodies has further helped turn it into a catchy tune.
The song has become a viral sensation thanks to the amazing performance, thrusting Bosom P-Yung into the limelight. It has also attracted a huge local and international fan base, with over 2 million views on YouTube.
7. Ever Lasting – Stonebwoy
Ever Lasting is another top hit song by Stonebwoy, from his Anloga Junction album. Its infectious tune and amazing dancehall performance has turned it into a trendy Ghanaian street anthem.
What makes Ever Lasting even more sensational is that it is a celebration of women. With lines such as “Every woman is a Superwoman,” it has won many Ghanaian and international fans' affection. As a bonus, Stonebwoy's wife and kids have been featured on the song's video, making it even more heartfelt.
8. Say Cheese – KiDi
KiDi has proven to everyone that he is not a one-hit artist, and his song Say Cheese is a great testament to the fact. Released during the COVID 19 pandemic and during the lockdown, the track has overcome several challenges to become a viral sensation.
Say Cheese has a feel-good anthem that is great to listen to if you feel low, which is why it is such a huge hit. The lyrics are great and the tune catchy and infectious.
9. Sisa – King Promise
King Promise is a Ghanaian vocals legend who never fails to deliver every time he releases a track. He is currently on a high, thanks to several hit singles he has released recently, and a sensational album.
One of the top songs from King Promise to watch out for in 2021 is Sisa. Released early in the year, the song (whose title means change happens) has dominated airwaves for the whole of 2020.
Sisa is a captivating romantic song with beautiful lyrics that mourns the loss of a relationship after turning sour. It also features beautiful mid-tempo afrobeat, another excellent reason to listen to it.
10. One by One – Herman Suede
Herman Suede is one of the youngest artists in the Ghanaian music industry at just 17 years old. At that point, he released the hit song Hi I'm Herman, which propelled him into stardom. Now, he is back with another sensational track, One by One, which sends a message that there is more to come from him.
The song is a romantic ballad with great lyrics. The video is also sensational, with vibrant colours and an amazing dramatization from Herman, not to mention the captivating dance moves.
11. Akwele Take – Shatta Wale
Being a serial hitmaker, 2020 would not be complete without a viral song from Ghanaian star Shatta Wale. As usual, he did not disappoint the fans with his release of Akwele Take.
Like many of his other hits, Akwele Take is heavily influenced by dancehall culture. However, Shatta Wale manages to fuse the rhythm perfectly with Afrobeats, creating a catchy Ghanaian anthem that has dominated airwaves and social media.
12. Inna Song – Darkovibes
Darkovibes has been busy in 2020 working on two projects, the first being the Kpanlogo. This project has the lead single track, Inna Song, which is a catchy and infectious song that has maintained a huge presence in the airwaves.
The romantic song features another top GH artist, King Promise. Its soft melody and touching lyrics are a thrill to listen to.
13. Ginger Me – J.Derobie
Ghanaian dancehall breakout star J.Derobie (real name Derrick Obuobi Junior) has been in the limelight for less than two years. After releasing the hit song, Poverty, the artist returned in 2020 with another trending track, Ginger Me.
Unlike the previous track, the new single was flashy, with J.Derobie sporting a new hairdo and dark sunglasses throughout the video. The video also features flamboyant visuals, which contrasts greatly with the romantic lyrics. Still, the song has managed to captivate several fans, and currently enjoys over 300,000 views on YouTube.
14. Emergency – Wendy Shay
Wendy Shay is one of the several female Ghanaian musicians making waves in an industry mostly dominated by men. She recently released a popular track, Emergency, which is battling for top positions with releases from other top GH artists.
Emergency is one of the several songs released during the COVID-19 pandemic. It blends R&B beats with soft melodies and captivating lyrics, making it one of the tracks to listen to in 2021. It features top Ghanaian artist Bosom P-Yung, and currently enjoys over 800,000 views on YouTube.
15. Anadwo – Sarkodie
Award-winning Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie released the Black Love album and one of the hit tracks in the album was Anadwo. Now, he has released the official video for the song, which features legend King Promise.
Anadwo is a smooth-flowing romantic ballad that is captivating. On top of that, you will love the well-blended vocals of these two top names in the GH music industry.
Looking for the latest Ghanaian music? The industry is full of veteran, currently trending, and up-and-coming artists who are constantly releasing tracks. The above is a look at some of the top songs to grace the airwaves and social media in 2020, and which you should definitely listen to in 2021.
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