Popular Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has made a substantial contribution to hip-hop and Afrobeats and is also considered a pioneer of the Azonto genre of music. Apart from his dance tracks, he is also known for his charitable work for underprivileged children. He owns a clothing and accessory line too.
Ghanaian-British rapper Kwasi Esono Danquah III is better known as Tinchy Stryder, "Tinchy" being an indication of his short frame and "Stryder" indicating a game he played as a child. Famous for his album Star in the Hood, he also owns an apparel range of the same name.
Though born in Ghana, singer Reggie Tsiboe grew up in England since age 11. Starting his music career in Germany, he later joined the iconic disco group Boney M. He has also been an actor in Ghanaian films and has starred in various British TV programs such as Doctor Who.
Ghanaian singer Ama Serwah Genfi, better known by her stage name, Amaarae, soared to fame with the 2020 hit Sad Girlz Luv Money, which became viral after it was remixed the following year. Known for her signature buzz haircut, she is also a popular style icon.
Grammy-nominated Ghanaian musician Livingstone Etse Satekla is better known by his pseudonym Stonebwoy. A master of reggae and dance hall music in Africa, he began his career with hits such as Climax and Ghetto Love. He also became the first Ghanaian artist to find a place on a Billboard chart.
Ghanaian singer Dennis Nana Dwamena, better known by his stage name, KiDi, is a master of high-life and Afrobeats. Though an economics graduate, his love for music made him start a music career with cover versions. His music has earned him many honors, such as 4 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
The daughter of a Ghanaian-Liberian mother and a Lebanese father, Juliet Ibrahim had a tough childhood torn by civil war before she made her mark as an actor in Ghanaian films. Best known for her award-winning performance in the Nigerian-Ghanaian romantic comedy 4 Play, she once accused her former boyfriend of raping her.
Born into a poor family in Ghana, hip-hop and Afrobeats singer Kwesi Arthur couldn’t complete his education due to lack of funds and once even thought of starting his career as a security guard. He soared to fame with his 2017 hit Grind Day and charted an incredible rags-to-riches story.
Ghanaian Afrobeats and Afropop singer Wendy Asiamah Addo, better known as Wendy Shay, moved to Germany after her father’s death at age 4. Starting her career as a midwife and nurse, she switched to music after returning to Ghana and is now one of her country’s most influential women in music.
Nicknamed the Fante Rap God in Ghana, Martin King Arthur, better known as Kofi Kinaata, is a popular Ghanaian musician. He is known for his freestyle rap and unique rhyme formats and for his hits such as Things Fall Apart and Sweetie-pie. He also serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN’s IOM.
Ghanaian gospel-singer, songwriter and preacher Joe Mettle is the first Gospel artiste who bagged the Artiste of the Year award at the Ghana Music Awards. He achieved such feat in 2017. Over the years, Mettle has garnered success with hit songs like Nhyira and Ɔnwanwani. He serves as manager at Reverb Studios. The Joe Mettle Ministries was formed in 2007.
Ghanaian singer Ronald Kwaku Dei Appiah, who is better known as Bisa Kdei, became the first Ghanaian to make a breakthrough with a film soundtrack. The award-winning Highlife musician is also an ardent Christian. He was in the news when his social-media accounts were hacked back in 2015.
Ghanaian singer Becca was a musical prodigy of sorts in childhood and later soared to fame with the singing contest Mentor. Initially a childcare worker, she later released hits such as You Lied to Me and Move. Becca has also served as an UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador.
Though he dropped out of school at standard 6, Ghanaian singer Kwadwo Nkansah, also known as Lil Win, later soared to fame as a musician, comedian, and actor. His own inability to complete his education made him establish the Great Minds International School in Ghana later.
Born to a South African father and a Ghanaian mother, award-winning singer Adina Thembi has made waves in the Afro pop scene. Her music also contains elements of Ghanaian folk music and highlife music, mixed with gospel and African pop. Her track Hear Me won her a Vodafone Ghana Music Award.
Ghanaian singer and songwriter Sista Afia, an Afro-pop musician, is known for releasing songs like Weather and Corner Corner. While the first song earned nomination for Hip-life song of the Year award, the latter earned nomination for High-Life Song of the Year award at the 2020 Ghana Music Awards ceremony. She is the niece of noted Ghanaian Bishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams.
Ghanaian rapper, song-writer, anglophone hip-hop and Afrobeat musician, record producer and entrepreneur D-Black is known for spawning award winning songs like Get On the Dancefloor, Vera and Seihor. He serves as CEO of the record label Black Avenue Muzik and the events management company Livewire Events. Other ventures of D-Black include the Black Avenue Clothing line and Black Avenue Films/TV.
Ghanaian singer, songwriter and recording artist Cina Soul, who finished as a finalist at the Vodafone Ghana Music Icons competition held in 2014, in Accra, Ghana, gained attention with her debut album Metanoia that, included hit singles like Awo and Julor. Her single Killi Mi won Best Video of the Year award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2019.
Ghanaian Afrobeat singer Kelvyn Brown, more famous by his stage name Kelvyn Boy, gained attention with popular singles such as Mea, Yawa No Dey, Loko and Momo. He signed with the record label Burniton Music Group, CEO of which is Ghanaian musician Stonebwoy. Brown however left the record label in 2019 because of some controversies.
One of the most influential jazz artists in the British music scene, Cab Kaye was a Ghanaian-origin musician who had humble beginnings as a music artist in nightclubs for Black performers and later in war bands. His music combined African elements with blues, scat, and piano.
Ghanaian rapper and songwriter Eno Barony is arguably the first female rapper to cross a million views on YouTube. Also known as the Rap Goddess, she soared to fame with the single Tonga. She has also won several awards, such as the VGMA for her rap in the single God Is a Woman.
Liberian-born-Ghanaian singer-songwriter Irene Logan gained-attention after winning maiden edition of Stars of the Future in 2006. Moving on, she garnered great success, both as a solo artist spawning hit songs like Runaway and Kabila; and as part of music-duo Irene and Jane with singles like heated up and baby. She is presently a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.