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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (January)

Featuring Sarkodie, Wendy Shay, Kofi Mole, Shatta Wale, Medikal, Kuami Eugene, and more.

As we begin 2021 the year is definitely off to a great start. Ghanaian rappers, singers, producers, and more got together to do what they do best—bless us with great music.

Right from the top of the year our favorite artists delivered a slew of dope singles, and you know what we're here to do, give you a rundown of the best Ghanaian songs that dropped this month. Check them out below.

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.


Sarkodie 'Come Back' ft. Moelogo

Sarkodie launched the year with "Come Back," a brand new number featuring Nigerian singer Moelogo. Here, the duo issue a sweet romantic highlife tune, yet another example that Sark is just as in his bag rapping about love as he is rapping about being king.

Kofi Mole 'Pulele!' ft. Medikal

The Drill joints keep coming, and rapper Kofi Mole sets the ball rolling for the year with a potential street banger titled "Pulele" featuring 2020's most hardworking Ghanaian artist, Medikal. MDK delivers yet another fire, quotable-filled guest verse, continuing his streak of excellent features.

Wendy Shay 'Pray For The World'

This latest single by Wendy Shay was met with a bit of controversy, having been deleted from YouTube due to copyright claims of song theft. The claims stated the song was a copy of South African producer Master KG's smash hit "Jerusalema," which resulted in the video being taken down. However, Wendy's lawyers went to work, getting the song restored a short while later, after the song was proven to not be a replica after all.

Shatta Wale 'Hajia Bintu' ft. Ara B & Captan

Having dropped this right at the close of 2020, Shatta Wale's single named after Ghanaian TikTok celebrity Hajia Bintu is currently burning up the airwaves. The official music video which guest stars the social media queen is fast approaching 2 million views on YouTube. With Bintu in the video doing what she does best, it's definitely not hard to see the appeal.

Okyeame Kwame 'YEE KO' ft Kuami Eugene

This month veteran Ghanaian rapper Okyeame Kwame dropped his first single of the year. On this one titled "Yeeko," he teamed up with Kuami Eugene to try his hand on the currently buzzing Drill genre. The duo presents a joint that's as catchy as it is fun, with the beat produced by Kuami Eugene himself.

The AKWABOAHS 'Face To Face [Remix]'

Akwaboah Snr and his son Afropop and Highlife singer Akwaboah Jnr unite under the pen name, The Akwaboahs to serve us the remix of Akwaboah Snr's hit single "Face 2 Face." A beautiful rendition of the old school classic.

Dan Drizzy 'Chilling Chilling' feat. $pacely & Dani Draco

This month, newcomer Dan Drizzy made his mark with his debut EP Business With God. "Chilling Chilling" is the 5th track off the EP, and it features Labadi Music's head honcho $pacely and label mate Dani Draco. The 8-track EP is an urban West African body of work that Dan Drizzy put together along with top recording artista in Ghana and other parts of West Africa, featuring the likes of Medikal, Yaa Pono, Rhatti, $pacely, and many more. Definitely one you need to hear.

KHALIGRAPH JONES 'WAVY' FT. SARKODIE

Even though it's just the guest act on this song that's Ghanaian, the song so fire that it had to get a mention. Two of Africa's rap greats, Kenya's Kaligrah Jones and Ghana's Sarkodie teamed up to issue a hip-hop cut that will definitely have smoke coming out of your speakers. Sarkodie showed out, delivering a show-stopping verse that will have you rewinding just to hear it over and over again.

Kofi Kinaata 'Something Nice' ft. Patoranking

Ghanaian highlife singer Kofi Kinaata just dropped the official video to his December 2020 single "Something Nice" featuring Nigerian dancehall superstar Patoranking, giving the already buzzing single a fresh bump to the mainstream. The two singers complement each other well, delivering a easygoing highlife bop.

Pappy Kojo '1 Sima' Feat. Kojo Trip, The Township, Hyndu, Nemsis Loso & Yaw Lucaz

Pappy Kojo puts his city on the map. Hailing from Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana, the city boasts of several notable musicians like Kinaata, Ayesem, Nero X and more. In his new single titled "1 Sima," Pappy Kojo does like a true rap king and recruits some of his city Takoradi's fast-rising rappers; Kojo Trip, The Township, Hyndu , Nemsis Loso and Yaw Lucaz to flex their pen game for the world to see.

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Interview

Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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