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The Top 10 Sarkodie Songs

Browse through the top 10 Sarkodie songs and music videos from Ghana's biggest rapper and one of Africa's top hip-hop acts.

Over the span of 8 years, 3 albums and countless songs Sarkodie has cemented his place as Ghana's biggest rapper and one of Africa's top hip-hop acts.


The Tema-born MC's songs, known for the rapper's signature rapid-fire delivery in both Twi and English, have had hand in sparking Ghana's azonto craze, taken on issues with his nation's 'dumsor' problem and economic situation, and have seen him collaborate with some of the biggest names in hip-hop.

Today, in celebration of Sarkodie's birthday, we rummaged through the archives and came up with ten tracks that stand out the most to us from the Ghanaian rapper. Browse through Okayafrica's Top 10 Sarkodie Songs list below.

Sarkodie feat. E.L. "U Go Kill Me"

Sarkodie "Illuminati"

Sarkodie "Pon Di Ting" feat. Banky W

Sarkodie "Special Someone" feat. Burna Boy & AKA

Sarkodie "Down On One" feat. Fuse ODG

Sarkodie "Adonai" feat. Castro

Sakodie "Gunshot" feat. Davido

Sarkodie "Dumsor"

Sarkodie "New Guy" feat. Ace Hood

Sarkodie "Original"

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Interview: Sarkodie Is Going Global By Staying True to Ghana

In a new interview with the star rapper, we talk about his upcoming album "Black Love," his monumental BET award win, plans for the Year of Return and the 'afrobeats invasion.'

For many, Sarkodie is Africa's best MC, and he's got the flow to back that up. For about a decade now, the artist has remained consistent in dropping jams that aren't only memorable (and often fun to party to), but ones that also stay unapologetically true to his Ghanaian heritage.

With his upcoming project, Black Love (which is slated for a surprise release) he continues on that path, but with a special focus on love and relationships. "Can't Let You Go," the first single, which he released over a year ago, also doubled as a wedding video. Since then, he's dropped a string of singles that also capture the theme at the heart of the project. The most recent being "Party & Bullshit" featuring Idris Elba and Donae'O—a collaboration between the Ghanaian artists that celebrates the love felt amongst friends when simply having a good time.

The artist's status as a formidable MC was further solidified last month when he became the first artist to win BET's Best International Flow Award and delivered a freestyle mostly in Twi that represented his heritage and spoke to the importance of black pride. The international recognition was welcomed, but it merely reemphasized what most of those paying attention to his career already knew. It was unsurprising that he'd win an award for his flow— his fans have been raving about his for years. "They created [this category] for him," remarked one Twitter user.

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Sarkodie Enlists Idris Elba and Donae'o for New Feel-Good Anthem 'Party & Bullshit'

PREMIERE: Watch Sarkodie, Idris Elba and Donae'o party and rep for Ghana in the music video for their new collaboration.

Award-winning Ghanian rapper Sarkodie connects with none other than Idris Elba and singer and producer Donae'o for a memorable music video for their new collaboration "Party & Bullshit."

As the title implies, the song is all about letting loose, celebrating life and having a good time. The track opens with Sarkodie delivering a rapid-fire verse. His impressive flow shines through as he raps completely in Twi. Elba joins in with an energetic second verse that humorously references fufu, while Donae'o provides the song's catchy, anthemic chorus.

OkayAfrica spoke with Sarkodie to find out how the unique collaboration came to be. "Last year I had my annual show called Rapperholic and Idris was in town, and came to watch the show. That's how we connected," says the artist. "The next day he came over, listened to the project and we decided to work together. I sent him a couple of records and he loved this one. Donae'o has been a friend from time—we've always done records together, but they've been his records most times. I sent him this one, and he jumped on the hook and the magic just happened. It was super organic, it wasn't forced. It was just a great connection between the three of us."

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The 20 Best Ghanaian Songs of 2019

Featuring Pappy Kojo, Sarkodie, Amaarae, Kwesi Arthur, Shatta Wale, Efya GuiltyBeatz, Joey B, R2Bees and many more.

2019 was definitely an exciting year for Ghanaian music.

Right from the top of the year, we saw both new and established make their mark with songs that would soundtrack the nation's airwaves, functions, and nights for months to come. In 2019 we got to experience an E.L comeback, Shatta Wale and Beyoncé on the same song, numerous solid Ghana-Naija collaborations, and bop after bop by old and new artists alike.

We also saw the rise of brand new artists, starting from the likes of J.Derobie's wave making debut in January, to Kofi Mole's widespread trap anthem, to Fameye's declaration of brokeness, to the promising future superstar Sam Opoku. As far as projects go, 2019 was a good year for that in the Ghana music space as well. We were blessed with an EP from Sarkodie, an album by the superstar duo R2Bees, talented singer King Promise's debut album, Ko-Jo Cue's stellar debut, and M.anifest's 7-track feel-good EP, among several others.

Ghanaian music has been stepping its game up lately, and there's only one way to go from here. Below, we give you the rundown on the Ghanaian songs that stole ears and hearts and set the pace for the country's sound this year.

Check out the list below. Listen in no particular order.—Nnamdi Okirike

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

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Cynthia Erivo Earns Golden Globe Nomination for 'Harriet'

Check out the full list of 2020 nominees (and the snubs).

Award-winning actress, Cynthia Erivo has earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman in Harriet. She's earned a nomination for Best Original Song for 'Stand Up."

She's nominated in the "Best Performance by an Actress In a Motion Picture—Drama" alongside Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Renée Zellwegger and Saoirse Ronan.

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