The rap executioner and rap sofo has a unique style of Twi rapping and storytelling. His popular and hit debut album "Pae mu ka", for which he won 3 awards during the 2000 edition of Ghana Music Awards is arguably one of the best selling albums in Ghana. In May 2019, Obrafour celebrated the 20th anniversary of the "Pae mu ka" album Pae Mu Ka (1999) and most the artists were present to support the legend because he has brought many impact to the music industry especially encouraging the young talents to also get into their peak such as Sarkodie.
The Hiplife legend has released 12 studio albums during the time that he was under the Last Two record label to 2019. His raps don't just entertain but always have great message for the listeners.
Jerry Anaabaa (Okomfour Kwaadee) hails from Navrongo in the Upper East Region of Ghana. He has since birth dreamt of becoming a musician. His dreams came true by the kind courtesy of Vybetown Records, a subsidiary of Vybetown Entertainment Consult, an entertainment consultancy based in Kumasi.
His debut album, 'Kwaadee' which was also the title track brought out his ingenuity. With his powerful and traditional lyrics that are very typical of the true Ghanaian, he took hiplife to a completely different level. In the first of its kind, Okomfoo goes back to the grassroots narrating stories (just like in anansesem) while rhyming. This new style held everyone both old and young spellbound while impacting the very useful experience and advice on the listeners. His 8-track debut album was a hit. With songs like Kwaadee/Aboro ne Bayie and Ataa Adwoa made him the artist of the moment. His second album, Metoa Su, was even bigger and again nominations for Ghana Music Awards came in from left, right and centre although he did not win any.
In 2007, his song Ka Wonan To Su won the Ghana Music Award for best Original Song/lyrics and even a recent interview with the legendary producer Appietus made a statement that, the song is one of his favourite and he believed that Kwaadee and Obrafour are irreplaceable rappers ever in Ghana. The producer said he will be glad to work with Kwaadee again because he is still his best artist. During this period Okomfour was believed to has suffered from a mental illness. However he has recovered fully is has a new album soon to hit the market
Sakodie is the most decorated rapper in Africa and beyond and has received 104 awards from 184 nominations, including 24 Ghana Music Awards. Makye, his debut studio album, won him three awards at both the 4syte TV Music Video Awards and Ghana Music Awards. The album also earned him a nomination at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards. Rapperholic, his second studio album, earned him accolades at the 2012 editions of the BET Awards and 2019 Best International Flow which was the first that BET awards introduced the category. The Headies, Ghana Music Awards, National Youth Achievement Awards, MOBO Awards, and Channel O Music Video Awards.
He has released 8 Studio albums since 2009 to 2019, but he is yet to release new album on 9th June 2021 which is entitled, "No Pressure".
The Afro centric man started his music journey in 2005 till date and he never ceased to keep getting higher. He has worked with many top international artists like Burnaboy, Brymo, Rocket Juice and The Moon, Richy Pitch, Evil Twin and a lot more.
The Maka Maka hitmaker is one the best rappers in African and beyond and there is no doubt about that.
His parents wanted him to be a lawyer though he had a strong urge to become a musician. This rift of law and music was quelled when young Kojo Kenya seized an opportunity during his father’s birthday party to dazzle guest at the party with his skill set and talent that left the guest speechless. This performance was the last straw that broke the camel's (his father) back and gave in to his (Lord Kenya) calls to be a musician. When Lord Kenya announced his presence with his first single ‘car n'aba' in 1998, he was telling the world and Ghana’s music was what is made up of him. He has managed to released 7 albums in his career and these songs albums were Sika Card, Sika Baa, Yeesom Sika, Sika Mpo Fane Ho, Akasieni, Born Again and God Dey. In 2001, Lord Kenya was best musician in Ghana because he won several awards in that year including artist of the year with his popular hit song "Medo" (Chiki).
He is one of the best rappers in Africa because his lyrical content is always heavy. Omar Sterling is a stylish rapper who can start off beat and land with the beat at the end of his rhymes. He is a literature rapper because most of his punchlines are always metaphors. He recorded his solo tracks including: Bob Marley, Astalavista, Nineteen Ninety, Ibiza, Dead Before Dishonor, Damba Flow and Winners.
He pioneered the Hiplife art form and has played an important role in the development of this uniquely African genre in Ghana's capital Accra. He raps in Akan Twi and English. In 2004, Rockstone won the Kora Award for the best African video and he performed in front of a 50,000-person crowd in Ghana, together with Shaggy. In 2006 he recorded a track with the Jamaican Dancehall singer Beenie Man called "Chukku Chakka" (in reference to Rockstone's 1999 hit "Eye Mo De Anaa", which sampled Fela Kuti). Rockstone recorded four albums for the Kassa Records label and one for MixerPot. Some of his songs were produced by the legendary sound engineer "Zapp Mallet". Make Maka, Me Na Me Kae, Me Ka, Bobile Phone, Last Show, Keep Your Eyes on The Road and many more.
There is no way you will mention best rappers of all time in Ghana without Akyeame Kwame name. The rap doctor wanted to become a medical doctor but he got realized that his talent was to do music so team up with his brother Akyeame Quaphi in which they both started their music career around 1997.
He has 25 awards in his career and he is one of the fastest rapper in Ghana from then and now. His brother Akyeame Quaphi is now a man of God while Akyeame Kwame has continued the name Akyeame. After he went on solo, he had great songs like Woso, Made In Ghana, Faithful and many others.
ABD, Onie, Boom, Atwere, Be Mine, Girl No Se Opeme, Pretty Lady, Bone To Bone, Pretty Face, Womaadam are someofthe best songs Quata. He was the fastest rapper at that time before later Sarkodie came and broke his record. I know many of the modern days industry players may not be celebrating this great musician but if you listing to his flow, you will realise that there was one time great rapper before.
The Alampan hitmaker has disappeared from the music scene since he recorded Sweet Jiji, Who kill Midas, Amina Banza, Odo Bonsem and the evergreen hit track "Alampan".
Jay Dee was an exceptional rapper from the Hammer of the Last Two Music compilation because the Alampan was not just an ordinary song but also a blessing to the Lost Files records.
This gentleman is no longer in the music industry because he feels that, the modern style of music is not favouring him like the time Hiplife music were dominating. He further said nowadays rappers only focus on fame and money but they don't deliver standard messages to the audience. The songs that brought him to daylight were Wo Sisi Ya Woye and Feeling Ne Ye Deep. Though he did not release many tracks on his career but the little he delivered every impressive.
The Kangaroo hitmaker was one of the hardcore rappers in Ghana between the early 90s to the late 2000s. Tic Tac released his major hit tracks from 2002 which became an instant hits and these songs were Menka Bio, Masem, Fefe Ne Efe ft Tony Tetuila of Nigeria, Wope ft Meiway from Cote d'ivoire, Kwani Kwani, Beware of Dogs and Kangaroo. He is the first artist in Ghana to feature an international artist which was Tony Tetuila.
Tinny has been nominated 15 times and he won 5 out of it which is a great achievement. He is one of the best Ga rappers in history and he had several hits such as Makola Kwakwe, Dzormo, Aletse, Ringtone, Anaconda, Offee dull, Incomplete, Ka Bu Ame and Angelina. Though many did not understood the Ga dialect that he used to rap, but they were enjoying his rhyming and the uniqueness of his punchlines.
Okra is one best rappers in Ghana we can ever talk of because by the time he was on the Last Two record label, he was delivering what a rapper supposed to be doing without ceasing to give his best. "Ayeeko" is the most popular song that brought Okra Dawidi into limelight and the song was featured in with 2 of his record label members including Obrafour and Tinny.
In 2008 Kwaw Kese bagged in 5 awards in VGMA night and was the artist of the year which many people used to call him king of the street due to his heavy lyrical content. Most of the music fans known him through his popular track he recorded in 2004 called "Nonsense" which is one of the greatest hit ever from the Last Two Music Compilation and Ghana as well.
Richard Kwasi Siaw Afrofi aka Ex Doe is one of the pioneers of the hiplife movement. He was first a part of a group called the Traditional rulers before going solo. In 1996, he collaborated with Chicago on 'Daavi mede kuku' and registered his first hit, the most popular Ewe hiplife song up to date.
Even though he is an Akan, he has known more for his Ewe lyrics due to the song's popularity. He and Chicago got into some misunderstanding over who deserved the credit for that hit.
His second hit, 'Maba' was a diss to Reggie Rockstone and Chicago. Rockstone never responded to the diss but Chicago did on his 'Wobeko' and the media war between the two helped to promote both singles.
Ex-Doe tried to incorporate Chinese into his next album but it did not yield the success he expected. He disappeared from the hiplife scene for a long time and then resurfaced featuring on Tic Tac's hit, "Beware of dog". He currently feature on several hits including, 'Obolo' by Nasty Tay.
Some of his songs include Yebre, Daavi mede kuku, Gogo wo ho, Comfort and Good one. there.
This list above are not all the best rappers in Ghana but the greatest of all time I have just mentioned.
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