The music culture in Ghana is very diverse. Traditional and modern music exist side by side. Over the years, the music scene has been changing rapidly. However, the most popular genre of music is known as HipLife. The top ten HipLife musicians in Ghana are as follows:
Top 10 Most Popular Ghanaian Musicians
Sarkodie also known as Obidi is a hip hop artist whose real names are Michael Owusu Ado. He was born in 10th July 1988 in Tema, Ghana. The music genres he performs include Azonto, African hip hop, and Ghana hiplife. Sarkodie is currently signed with Duncwills label. As a rapper, he also collaborates with other top musicians in Ghana. He was awarded the Best international Act by BET in 2012.
2. Reggie Rockstone
Reggie Osei popularly known as Reggie Rockstone is regarded as the Godfather of Hiplife music. He is a Ghanaian rapper who was born in the UK. Since pioneering Hiplife music in 1994, he has lived in Accra, Ghana. He mainly does his performances in English and Twi. In 2004, Reggie Rockstone won the coveted KORA awards for best African video. He has also performed alongside world famous musicians such as Shaggy in 2004, and Beanie Man in 2006.
3. Batman Samini
Batman Samini also known as BatSami or simply Samini is well known for his well orchestrated stage performances. His music style involves freestyling and also being able to perform together with a live band. Samini electric performances come in handy in hyping his audience. His stage performances entail the audience feeling part of a show by singing along with the musician.
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4. Ayigbe Edem
Denning Agbeviadey Edem is a recording artist from Ghana. His stage names include Ayigbe Edem or simply Edem. The musician from the Volta Region, Ghana does music in the local Ewe dialect. Hiphop and Reggae are his preferred music genres. His music journey which started in 2006 has seen him perform along other famous musicians such as Tinny, Sarkodie, Kwaw kese, Obrafour, and many others. At the moment, he is signed with Volta Regime Music Group.
Obrafour is one of the most energetic stage performers in Ghana. He has risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most sought after musician in Ghana. His gradual growth has seen him nicknamed “the branding King”. This is attributed to the fact that large organisations always use him and his stage performances to market their products. He has featured in nationwide tours for large organizations such as Coca cola and TIGO.