Ghana music is considered one of the best in Africa and it is doing well also on the international market. This wouldn't have been possible without the hard work and creativity of our musicians, producers, directors, record labels, artist managers and loyal fans of each of the artists.
From the time of pure ghannaian highlife music with veteran musicians like Daddy Lumba known as DL, Amakye Dede, Osibisa band, the late Dr Paa Bobo, George Brako, paapa Yawson and the rest to the time of hiplife with artist like Akyeame, Reggie Rockstone, Lord Kenya, Obrafour, Kk Fosu, Ofori Amponsah, Samini, VIP and many other musicians who have all played major role in the rise of the Ghana music industry when they were in their prime; to the era of azonto where artist like Sarkodie, Guru, 5five, etc. Put Ghana on the international market.
Now we are in the era of Afrobeats, drill, etc. where new artist are discovered including the likes of Yaw Tog and Gyakie.
Today we will be looking at the next big thing in Ghana music industry( artists who are likely to put Ghana music on the map). Who wins the new artist of the year Award at the VGMAs? Help me analyse this.
Jackline Acheampong( born 16th December 1998) is the real name, but professionally known as Gyakie is a product of the Afrobeats and afro fusion era who rised to fame after the released of her song titled ''forever''. She is the daughter of Legendary highlife musician, Nana Acheampong.
Thorsten Owusu Gyimah is a fast rising Ghannaian teen musician born in Kumasi. The release of his hit song "sore" brought him into fame after topping different charts in the country and beyond. The remix of the song had a British rapper, Stormzy and Kwesi Arthur all delivering buzzes on it. He has been recognized by BET as the BET Amplified Artist of the month.
Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh( 7th April, 1995) is a Gadone records signed and musician who has worked with artist like stonebowy. His song making waves in Ghana currently is "ekorso". This song features rappers like Ypee and Yaw Tog.
Mr. Drew as he is known professionally is real named Andrew Commey Otoo born June 10, 1996 in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The "dwɛ" hit maker is a highly spiritual signee who is doing well in the music industry with his good songs. Currently the new act of the year at the just ended 3 music Awards.
Can he win it also at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs)?
Let me know who wins the the new artist of the year award at the VGMAs.
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