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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month

Featuring Shatta Wale, Strongman, Kiddblack, Bryan The Mensah and more.

It's a brand new year, and you know what that means – brand new music!

As we began the year, several Ghanaian recording artists issued new releases, some attempting to re-up on the magic of last year, and some attempting to stake a new claim on the airwaves and charts in 2020.

We give you a list of the best songs to come out of Ghana in January. Check it out below.

The list is in no particular order.

​​Kuami Eugene "Turn Up"​​

Lynx Entertainment singer Kuami Eugene launches the year with this upbeat afrobeats tune, hoping to get the party started early. On the self-produced joint he sings "forgetii everybody eee" as he urges you to drop everything else and just like the title says, turn up!

MzVee "Sheriff"

Ghanaian dancehall A-lister MzVee returns from a lengthy hiatus with this reggae tune right here. She declares herself the new sheriff in town, as she performs amidst an action movie themed music video.

Bosom P-Yung "Atta Adwoa"

January gave birth to a brand new viral sensation, as rapper Bosom P-Yung strode into the limelight with his uber catchy tune "Atta Adwoa". Bosom spills rap-sung melodies all over the trap beat, delivering an animated performance of the heartbreak anthem.

Medikal ft. KiDi "Come Back"

After Medikal's very public break up with his ex-girlfriend, Ghanaian actress and entrepreneur Fella Makafui, the rapper makes an open attempt at reconciliation on record. Assisted by star singer KiDi, he issues this MOGBeatz produced afrobeats joint in an effort to win his lover back.

Shatta Wale "Akwele Take"

Ghana's most popular dancehall act Shatta Wale dropped this brand new afrobeats tune titled "Akwele Take", trending on Twitter instantly after its release. Gearing up for his North American tour which is scheduled to start in June 2020, from the look of things the singer wants to get a head start stocking up on new hits before he hits the road.

Kiddblack ft. Kwesi Arthur "Dirty Diana"

‎Dirty Diana (feat. Kwesi Arthur) - Single by KiddBlack

Rapper and La Meme Gang member Kiddblack issued this mid-tempo fusion of dancehall and afrobeats ballad titled "Dirty Diana". On this one he details a sensual adult encounter between him and his "Dirty Diana", assisted by rapper Kwesi Arthur as they sing the praises of a woman who's promiscuous, but very much to their pleasure.

Kelvynboy "New Year"

Singer and ex-Bhimnation signee Kelvynboy ushered in the new year with a single and video titled, you guessed it – "New Year". Here, he sings about some of the issues he faced last year, the things he intends to achieve this year, and more.

Delis & Kofi Taylor "Grace"

Talented cat on the come up Delis presented us with this gem, a collaboration with Kofi Taylor simply titled "Grace". The duo rap and sing to their Maker, asking and giving thanks for His grace on their lives and respective hustles, backed all through by uplifting synths and happy melodies. Personal fave!

Bryan The Mensah "Medicine"

The hip-hop heads weren't left out of the action, as Bryan The Mensah opened the year with this single and video titled "Medicine". The rapper waxed lyrical about his desires in life over an 808-laced flipped soul sample, letting his trademark rap-sung vocals shine in between quick fire bars.

Strongman ft. Medikal "Bossu"

Former rap rivals Strongman and Medikal, the subjects of one of the most popular Ghanaian music beefs in 2019, issue proof of their reconciliation with this release, a collaboration titled "Bossu". The newly united duo take turns issuing claims of rap dominance, complete with ethereal visuals directed by Prince Dovlo.

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Mr Eazi Releases 'Patek' Remix With Falz, Major League DJz, DJ Tárico & Joey B

Mr. Eazi releases a star-studded remix to the Amapiano anthem.

Oluwatosin Ajibade, better known as Mr Eazi shares the remix to "Patek," his anthemic Amapiano single. For the remix, Mr. Eazi tapped FalzandMajor League DJz, who join a track that alreay featured DJ Tárico and Joey B. The track now features Falz rapping in pidgin English, while Major League Djz heightened the Amapiano sound of the record.

"Patek" marks Eazi's first time testing on South Africa's buzzing Amapiano sound, which has now become a global phenomenon.Mr Eazi spontaneously recorded an early version of the song in South Africa earlier this year. An earlier-released snippet of the song also inspired a lot of TikTok background soundtracks and that pushed the singer to complete the song.

The Nigerian artist has been the mastermind behind hit songs like “Pour Me Water,” “Skin Tight” and “Leg Over.” He has also worked with global superstars like Beyoncé, Bad Bunny and J Balvin. He is also the pioneer behind of Banku music, a sound that merges Ghanaian highlife music and Nigerian chord progressions.

"Patek" is a breezy and dreamy tune that is primarily carried by Mr Eazi and Joey B’s vocals while DJ Tárico’s tune highlights the amapiano sound. In discussing the original record, Mr. Eazi describes the song as a fun track that merges different parts of culture and sound.

“It’s really not that deep,” said Mr Eazi. “It’s a fun song that I can’t wait to perform. And it’s got Nigeria, Ghana and Mozambique all together on one track.”

“Patek” comes on the heels of the singer's recent 2022 releases “Legalize and“Personal Baby,” as the singer gears up to release his 2023 album, he is expected to roll out more singles in the coming months.

In addition to making music, Mr Eazi founded emPawa Africa, a talent incubator program that creates opportunities for African artists, and was featured on CNN,Rolling Stone,Billboard andForbes for its strategy in expanding African music globally. Mr Eazi has garnered over 3 billion streams, making him one of Africa's most streamed artists. Listen to the audio for "Patek Remix" below

Mr Eazi - Patek (Remix) [feat. Falz, Major League DJz, DJ Tárico & Joey B] (Official Audio)

This article was updated on October 21.

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