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The Best Ghanaian Songs of 2023

The Best Ghanaian Songs of 2023
The Best Ghanaian Songs of 2023

Undoubtedly the Ghanaian music industry contributed to the heat and bangers for the year 2023 listing Sarkodie, Black Sherif, King Promise, Stonebwoy Gyakie, Olivetheboy, Kuami Eugene, Amerado and many more.

African music has gained evolution and global recognition over the past years and the Ghana music scene has been a heavy contributor as usual. In 2023 these Ghanaian musicians took us all round afrobeats, hip-hop, and so much more. Songs released made waves across the continent, topped charts, and even resulted in global major label signings.

Cutting short, the compilation of this list and picks is based on the most streamed and trending hit Ghanaian songs so far for the year 2023.

1. Sarkodie – Otan

For over years, Ghanaian heavyweight rapper and wordsmith, Sarkodie has proven legendary in the music industry. His latest offering for the year ‘Otan’ is a massive hip-hop record seeing Sarkodie flowing with immense energy and vibrant lyrics. ‘Otan’ was released a day ago, and the Mogbeatz-produced song is already leading the Ghanaian music charts.

2. O’Kenneth – Lonely Road ft. Xlimkid

YGA O’Kenneth is a rapper, singer, drill artist, and songwriter from Ghana. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists of his generation due to his progressive musical styles and socially conscious songwriting.

‘Lonely Road’ is an impressive masterpiece that narrates O’Kenneth’s quest in life, having Xlimkid deliver ditty bars fluently with the Ghanaian language.

3. Black Sherif – OH NO

The atmospheric drill soundscape of the tune ‘OH NO’ produced by Samsney, provides the perfect backdrop for Blacko to self-motivate. According to him, he said;

It feels like me standing at the edge of an open-pit but I know the resultant effect of the very next step at that moment in time. I chose to live my life devoid of any fear of falling into the pit. There are voices around and within; pushing me.

Either to direct my next step away from the pit or have me fall into this deep abyss. “OH NO”, is a reaffirmation to my destiny and my calling.

It’s me defining who I am, what I have believed in and basking in the work I have put in thus far. “OH NO” is for everyone continuously trying, defying the odds each time they decide not to give up!

4. Lasmid – Badboy

Skyrocket music star, Lasmid certainly enrolled with the trending singers with his hit song ‘Badboy’ for the second time on the on the charts. On the single, he makes a heartfelt case for romantic acceptance over an upbeat Afropop soundtrack. Lasmid puts his signature style of melodic delivery and striking lyrics on display once more.

5. Kuami Eugene – Monica

Ghanaian music expert, Kuami Eugene gained another milestone with his hit record ‘Monica’. The amapiano-infused Afrobeats tune is a straightforward banger in which the singer pulls out all the stops to serenade his “Monica.” The song was lifted from his album, ‘Love and Chaos’.

6. Gyakie – Rent Free

Superb songbird, Gyakie discharged this alluring masterpiece, ‘Rent Free’ an Afrobeats mid-tempo that sees her narrate the tale of a love that has fully occupied her heart and mind. The charming melody comes with its addictive visual that would capture your attention.

7. Black Sherif – YAYA

Ghanaian superstar caused another mania with his debut record ‘YAYA’. The song “YAYA” is a story that narrates his struggles and journey. It is a song of his that revives the Black Sherif’s unique sound and artistry.

8. King Promise – Perfect Combi ft. Gabzy

‘Perfect Combi’ is an incredible track from King Promise and Gabzy. Explore the lovely anthem as see as the duo intertwine their voices to create a harmonious musical blend. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of a perfect union, weaving a tale of love and connection that resonates with listeners.

9. O’Kenneth – Glory In Pain ft. Xlimz

Yes! Once again the Ghanaian golden boy re-surfaces wit this alluring hit jam. In this musical collaboration, O’Kenneth’s verses, coupled with Xlimkid’sartistry, create a symphony that transcends pain into a testament of strength.

10. Oseikrom Sikanii – Ting Ting

With his unique style, relatable lyrics, and dynamic performance Oseikrom Sikanii discharged yet another banger anthem with a fusion of a fusion of Afrobeat, hip-hop, and personal narratives. Explore the alluring track below!

11. Black Sherif – SIMMER DOWN

“Simmer Down” is the second song off superstar Ghanaian rapper Black Sherif’s two-song tape, Take Care Of Yourself Blacko. “Simmer Down,” a hit on its own, is a note to self in which Blacko promises to not let the negative energy surrounding him get to him.

12. King Promise – Terminator

Ghanaian Afrobeats song of the year. King Promise achieved more achievements with this enticing and viral-accepted anthem. ‘Terminator’ is an infectious amapiano-infused afrobeats tune.

13. Sarkodie – Till We Die ft. Ruger

The Ghanaian heavyweight on one of his international record proves proficiency and mastery in the game as he rendered this bumpy-record. The evergreen track has a collaboration with Nigerian young music star, Ruger. Both artists displayed a unique nexus.

14. Shatta Wale – Designer

With his unique blend of infectious melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, Shatta Wale continues to solidify his position as one of the most influential artists in the Ghanaian music scene. “Designer” showcases his exceptional songwriting skills and showcases his ability to effortlessly captivate listeners with his distinct sound.

15. KiDi – Likor ft. Stonebwoy

KiDi, Ghanaian R&B and Afro-pop musician also rendered an impressive sultry masterpiece anthem collaborating with award-winning music star, Stonebwoy. Stonebwoy’s addition to the track brings a whole new level of energy and excitement. His amazing verse perfectly complements KiDi’s smooth vocals, creating a dynamic and captivating listening experience.

The song serves as his latest and first offering for 2023. ‘Likor’ was produced by Beatz Vampire, Kayso and KiDi.

16. Amerado – Kwaku Ananse (Remix) ft. Fameye

Ghanaian rapper Amerado scored one of the biggest Ghanaian songs of the year with “Kwaku Ananse.” Not long after he came back with the release of the single’s highly-anticipated remix, teaming up with star singer Fameye. On “Kwaku Ananse,” Amerado delivers an electrifying fusion of rap and melody inspired by the legendary Ghanaian folklore character. The remix successfully took the original track’s vibrant energy and elevated it to brand new heights.

17. Stonebwoy – Into The Future

Last year saw Stonebwoy sign a record deal with Def Jam Africa and released a number of singles with the full backing of the global major label. He continued his run in 2023 with the release of his fifth studio album 5th Dimension, a star-studded 17-track affair. One of the biggest hits off the album so far has been this afro-dancehall fusion titled “Into The Future,” which has been a consistent soundtrack to TikToks and parties alike.

18. Olivetheboy – GOODSIN

Ghanaian young fast-rising singer whose single “GOODSIN” took the game by storm. He hit the spotlight in May after debuting the song, which hit ten million streams in record time after blowing up through a TikTok challenge. “GOODSIN” was also the most Shazamed song in Ghana and Nigeria earlier this year. After the song’s success, plus a freshly inked record deal with Sony Music, it’s looking like an amazing start for Olivetheboy.

19. Amaarae – Co-Star

Ghanaian-American songbird Amaarae released her sophomore album, Fountain Baby, in June. One of the highlights off the project is this bop titled “Co-Star.” The song celebrates star signs and their romantic compatibility, resulting in a perfect anthem for the astrology girlies. The music video is the icing on the cake, with Amaarae playing the role of a judge at an exotic car meet on a set straight out of a PS2-era video game.

20. Kelvyn Boy – Vero

Ghana’s Kelvyn Boy also delivered a banger this year. “Vero” is a straightforward banger that sees the Afrobeats singer emphasize his adamant affection for his love interest. The spotlight single off his latest EP, For Tha Kulture, this afrobeats song has close to 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms and has sneaked its way into every party playlist that Ghanaian music calls home.

Finally, we hope you find the list of our Ghanaian best twenty songs of the year 2023 interesting, stay tuned while we provide you with more enticing trends.

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