8 Ghanaian Artistes who doesn’t need hit songs to stay relevant

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Many times artiste fans and music lovers judge their artistes based on the number of hit songs they have been able to produce within a stipulated period of time.

Some go extra mile to indulge in fierce fight and heated debates just to argue their points out for their artistes.

However, it is very important to note that there are some particular artistes in Ghana that do not need hit songs to stay relevant.

Such artistes have got a huge fan-base, massive love and play most international and local shows despite not being regular on airwaves and TV screens locally.

Celebrities Buzz has compiled a comprehensive list of such artistes after weeks of thorough research.

Below Are The Artistes:

  • Daddy Lumba

Multiple award-winning Ghanaian musician with an extremely successful career spanning three decades, Daddy Lumba is considered as the greatest Highlife artiste in the history of Ghana.

 

He has released 33 Albums which are all successful and still sounds fresh to the ear.

Despite being low for sometime now, he still remains a hero whenever he grabs the microphone to sing. He performs not just on any platform but renowned and well paid ones.

  • Wiyaala

Ghanaian Afro pop singer-songwriter who sings in her native language Sissala and Waala dialects and English, often combining all three languages within her songs, Noella Wiyaala is a golden asset to Ghana.

She is one of the most patronised artiste Internationally from Ghana who always make her country proud despite being regarded as a ‘nobody’ in the Ghanaian music industry.

She has performed on major and massive platforms across the world and had even done so for the Queen of England.

She is living a super good lifestyle because she gets paid very well, even more than many topmost Ghanaian artistes who crave for hit songs.

She has won Most Promising Artiste in AfricaRevelation of the African Continent  at All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in the year 2014.

She has also won Best Individual Style Award at Glitz Style Awards and Songwriter of The Year at VGMAs 2015 among others.

  • Fokn Bois

Fokn Bois comprising Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu, known by his stage name Wanlov the Kubolor and Ansah aka M3nsa are one of Ghana’s most branded artistes.

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They have managed to stay topmost of their game after breaking through into the industry with their style of fashion and also pidgin music.

Wanlov and M3nsa can rap or sing with any trending topic across Ghana and the world at large.

Oh yes, they might not be playing shows in Ghana as many would expect of them but they are very hot when it comes to the Europe market.

Their services and club tours are widely attended. They are as well respected whenever Africa crosses one’s mind.

They have produced a total of 9 Albums as a group.

They won WCS International Song Contest Award in the year 2006.

  • Kojo Antwi

Ghanaian Afro-pop, Highlife, and Reggae musical artist, “Mr. Music Man” aka Kojo Antwi is also a legend respected across Ghana and some parts of the world.

His music is a blend of Ghanaian Highlife, Congolese Soukous, Caribbean Lovers Rock, and African American Soul and R&B.

 

His unique style makes him respected whenever he steps out on stage.

Kojo Antwi has received the West Africa Tourism Award, All Africa Music Awards, Kora Award, and the Our Music Award among others.

He is still into active music with his recent songs being ‘Sikadam‘ and ‘Akyekyede3 Nante3‘ featuring Okomfour Kwadee and Stonebwoy respectively.

  • Rocky Dawuni

Ghanaian singer, songwriter and record producer who performs his signature ‘Afro Roots’ sound which is a mixture of Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife and soul music, Rocky Dawuni is a solid brand when it comes to music.’

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The 2015 Best Reggae Album Grammy Award Nominee does not need hit song to stay relevant in the music industry at all.

His songs has been featured on many top world television (NBC & Showtime).

His music was also used as a soundtrack for Shine a Light comedy movie and for many FIFA games across the world.

Beats of Zion, the 2019 single of Rocky which was released January 25th is a precursor to his 7th studio album.

What a wow..

  • Fuse ODG
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Ghanaian-English recording artist, Nana Richard Abiona, better known by his stage name Fuse ODG is one of the few Ghanaian artistes who deserve some accolades for selling Ghana to the world real good.

The ‘Azonto’ and ‘Antenna’ star has proven his worth in the Industry by topping charts abroad and featuring renowned stars.

He recently showed Ghanaians his value by winning the Grammys award.

He is a whole big package in the international front and does not need any hit song or whatsoever to stay relevant.

He has won VGMAs, MOBO, African Muzik Magazine Awards among others.

He is a seniorman in the game.

  • M.anifest

M.anifest is Ghana’s most bookish rapper who despite having a huge fan-base, still refuses to take the music business serious.

The godMC’s name cannot be written off when it comes to heavyweight rappers in Ghana.

The Hip-hop‎, ‎Hiplife‎, ‎R&B‎ and ‎Afrobeat star has achieved a lot in the music industry despite deliberately refusing to step up his hustle.

Below are some few awards won by him;

  1. Songwriter of the Year (2008) – City Pages
  2. Minnesota Emerging composer Award (MECA) (2010) – American Composers Forum
  3. Best Hip-Hop Video – 4syte Music Video Awards
  4. Hip-Hop Song of the Year (2013) – Ghana Music Awards
  5. Best Rapper of the year (2013) – Ghana Music Award
  6. Best Special Effects Video (2016) – 4syte Music Video Awards
  7. Best Individual Style (2016) – Glitz Style Awards
  8. Hip-Hop song of the year (2017) – Ghana Music Awards
  9. Best Rapper of the Year (2017)- Ghana Music Awards
  10. Midem Best Artist (2017)- International Midem Awards, France
  11. Best artiste in African Hip Hop award (AFRIMA 2018)
  12. Know to the masses as the Greatest Rapper of all time
  • Kofi Kinaata

Kofi Kinaata has managed to build a strong brand for himself in Ghana which has eventually made him one of the most celebrated young artiste currently in the country.

Whether he releases a hit banger or not, he still miraculously remains one of the hottest.

He is clearly the only standing artiste from Takoradi after Pappy Kojo ‘messed’ up his own career.

He has won VGMAs, Ghana Music Award-UK among others.

 

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