Ranking of the best Dancehall artists in Ghana 2020 sofar. Dancehall is another genre or style of music. Many say Dancehall music originated from Ghana as there have been different arguments and speculations. Dancehall music is a style which deciphers another sound of music, lovers of this gene flow to it easily; they make sure they get the flow or rhythm in every piece of track they listen to. Man music critics say Dancehall music is difficult to hear the artist is saying, some say most artistes say rubbish when producing Dancehall tracks. There are so many Dancehall artistes in Ghana, they have good vocals, produce good tracks and give the best style of music when it comes to this genre. This article is about the top 10 best dancehall artiste in Ghana, this article will give you a complete write up about the dancehall artistes and important facts and details which you need to know.
Top 10 Best Dancehall Artists In Ghana 2020
Topping this list is sensational act Shatta Wale, he is the best Dancehall artiste in Ghana. Shatta has been a source of inspiration to the younger generation with his songs. Born October 17, 1984, full name Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr A.K.A Shatta Wale is a reggae, dancehall artiste and producer. He is popularly known in the street of Ghana as the Dancehall Kin which was the title of one of his songs, he won an award in the year 2014 for that song. As a growing child, Shatta Wale loved music which made him followed his passion by dropping out of school and travelling to Jamaica to polish his dancehall craft. In an interview, he said every boy doing Dancehall today in the streets of Ghana came to him from tutelage and they have made names for themselves that’s why his fans call him the king of Dancehall music in Ghana. He started his dancehall craft after returning from Jamaica in a small town in Ghana called Nima, his previous name which was Bandana was later rebranded to Shatta Wale after he got back. He started gaining back audience again when he released songs like Telephone and lots of others. The Year 2016-2018 he became one of the most powerful men in Ghana as his songs were used by two of the biggest political parties during their campaign rallies in Ghana. He has shut down big events centre, stadiums ad many more places as he has taken music on a much higher level in Ghana and featured lots of big talents in Africa and made a name for himself world wide.
Stonebwoy Among The Best Dancehall Artist In Ghana
Another Artiste making the top in the Ghanaian music industry in the dancehall genre is Stonebwoy. Stonebwoy is an artiste who has also made a name for himself. Born 5th of march 1988 he has been active in the music industry since 2009. Full name Livingstone Etse Satekla is a Ghanaian dancehall artiste born and brought up in Greater Accra region, he has won many awards and he is considered one of the best dancehall artistes in Ghana. He is the CEO of Burniton Music Group, a self established record label which he used in promoting himself as an artiste. He realized his talents and abilities as a script writer in his early days, he wrote his songs and sang them and also those artistes that influenced him. He performed as an underground rapper during his early age, with support from his family he went to rap battle competition which featured Sarkodie as a contestant also. Through the rap battle competition, he was signed by Samini to the Samini record label group. His first hit single which he featured Samini was titled Climax and Ghetto Love which he featured Irene Logan, these two songs earned him nominations at the Ghana music awards. He has gone on several world tours and shared stages with top artistes in the music industry.
Samini is taking the 3rd spot on this list, CEO o Samini record label, a label which has brought up one of Ghana best dancehall act Stonebwoy. Samini started singing in church at the age of 14 and since then his love for music has grown passionately. He released a debut studio album in the year 2004, he was able to top the charts and won an award at the Ghana Music Awards. He has performed alongside top acts like Akon, Sean Paul, Bennie Man, Jay Z, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder and lots of others. He won the best African Act at the MOBO Awards 2006, that was when he received International Recognition and year 2007 he won three awards at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Having a female artiste topping the charts is a big surprise to everyone. Females are known to be in the afro pop genre, soul, RnB but not in the Dancehall genre. Like the saying goes what a man can do a woman can do better. Born 23rd June 1992, MzVee has been a force to reckon with in the Ghanaian Music industry. Full name Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda born and brought up in Ghana, her mother who worked as a caterer while the father a business man, she has two older sisters and brothers. She came into the music industry in the year 2012, with a girl band and they released singles like Good Girl Gone Bad and Gyani Gyani but they had to split up due to an educational pursuit. Year 2014 she launched her first solo single which she titled Bokor Bokor, this single made her gain an audience in Ghana and she released another hit which she titled Natural Girl and she went on to win the Unsung artiste of the year at the Ghana Music awards. She dropped her debut album that same year and featured artistes like Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy, Richie Mensah, and others, followed by the success of this her album she released another album in 2015 and this earned her 7 nominations in the Ghana Music Awards. Apart from her giving out the dancehall style, she has strong vocals which made her won the best female vocalist of the year.
Grace Kaki Awo Ocansey A.K.A Kaakie is a dancehall artiste born in the year 1991, she is a diva in the Ghana Music Industry and she has made a name for herself. She grew up as a music lover and she has did many karaoke versions for the ones which she has cherished. She got signed to XTRA LARGE MUSIC a record label which caught her at a reality TV show which she was evicted at fifth position. Kaakie has recorded different hit songs in the Ghana Music industry. She has featured acts like Samini, Stonebwoy and late Ebony reigns.
Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng A.K.A Ebony Reigns was a dancehall artiste who stared music at an early age, she was consistent in the Ghana music industry until her death. Ebony loved music while growing up as a child, she was raised in the Urban areas of Accra but was from the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. She was discovered by musician Bullet from Ruff n Smooth ad she was signed to Ruff Town Record Label. She quit high school because of her music and she was more determined more than ever to make it. The year 2015 she released her first single which she titled Dancefloor and the video for the song was also released, the song became a hit in Ghana and was played across all radio station in Ghana and she was nominated for Unsung artiste for the Ghana music awards. Year 2016, she released her hit single which she titled Kupe and this was a massive hit in the country and got lots of appreciation from fans and music critics. Unfortunately, she died few days to her 21st birthday on the 8th of February 2018 after visiting her mother alongside with her in the car was her assistant and longtime friend with a soldier was killed in the fatal car crash. Many said lots of things about the car crash as there were lots of rumours, the routes which they took that night was bad, some said some prophets already said she would die if she does not change her lifestyle. Lots of donation was made during her burial and money was raised for the family. RIP Ebony Regins.
Abdul Razak Issahaku is a Ghanaian dancehall artiste he has been present since 2008, although not that popularly known but he has made a name for himself in the industry. He was born September 12th, 1985 also known as Lyrical gunshot in the industry, a product of the University of Ghana, Legon. He was the first to receive an award for reggae/dancehall in the music industry in Ghana. He started out by copywriting others song, he used to sing songs which has already being sang by his influencers, he performed them at different events which gained him audience and he became popular among his people.
Rashid Morety known as Sscata Bada is a dancehall artiste in Ghana, he has been making waves in the Ghana music industry from 2014 till date. Born in the year 1987, started out as a rapper as a duo but he had to go solo for personal reasons. He got signed to a label and released his first single which became a hit where he featured Sarkodie which he titled style It, following that release he became an Independent artiste and started managing his own career under the label Baddest Empire but he is currently signed to Abbey Music Records.
Bernard Okaiteh populary known as Eye Judah is a Ghanaian dancehall artiste, he has been present in the industry from 2012 till date. He hails from the Greater Accra region, he fell in love with music at a tender age because his dad was a choir master. Reggae and dancehall music became his favorite at the junior level. He was listed among other young artistes in the year 2015, for the discovery art of the year. Eye Judah has dropped many hit songs in the industry which has made him gain recognition.
Fancy Gadam is a dancehall artiste in Ghana, he has gained massive recognition in the industry and has made a name for himself. He started out at the age of 12 while performing at school events and public places, he was able to work on his craft and talents during stage performances. After school he moved from studio to studio to learn production skills, he mentioned Davido, Banky W and Wizkid as artistes who have influenced him positively. He is known as the most successful artiste in the Northern region of Ghana, as he has known to drop five albums which have been a hit in the industry.
We have given you full details about the best dancehall artistes in Ghana. They have been the best in the Ghanaian music industry and they have performed well and made names for themselves.
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