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Hiplife Artists In Ghana

Hiplife has been in present day Ghana since the 19th century after it was introduced by Reggie Rockstone, the father of Hiplife.

Afterwards, Hiplife has witnessed tremendous growth and improvement in its style and delivery.

The pioneer of Hiplife, also accorded as ‘The Godfather of Hiplife’ or the ‘Grandfather of Hiplife‘, introduced this genre of music as a fusion of highlife and Hiphop with fast-paced beats, catchy melodies and thought provoking lyrics revolving around socially alarming issues, love, and everyday life.

Reggie Rockstone paved way for many other talented individuals seeking to thrive in this exclusive genre by standing in as a fore runner.

Old highlife artists like E.T Mensah, Agya koo Nimo, Lumba Brothers, Pat Thomas, Abrante Amakye Dede, and other great music stars in this genre of music received numerous accolades until this genre was brought forth into Africa, present-day Ghana.

This article seeks to throw light on modern Hiplife artists In Ghana today.Modern Hiplife artists in Ghana today include;

  • Sarkodie: It is no doubt that Sarkodie, born Michael Owusu Addo, is one of the best Hiplife Artists the country could boast of. He was awarded the Best Hiplife/Hiphop Artist of the year during the 24th VGMA (Vodafone Ghana Music Awards).
  • Kuami Eugene: Born Eugene Kwame Marfo is one of the vibrant hiplife artists treasured in the country.
  • Gasmilla: Officially known as Odartei Milla Lamptey also called International Fisherman.
  • D-Black: Desmond Kwesi Blackmore known by his stage name as D-Black is an Anglophone hip hop and Afrobeat musician and entrepreneur from Ghana.
  • Pappy Kojo: Jason Gaisie, populaly known as Pappy Kojo is a Ghanaian hiphop and hiplife recording artist from Takoradi.
  • Fameye: Peter Fameyeh Bozah, known by his stage name as Fameye, is a Ghanaian hiplife artist
  • Samini: Emmanuel Andrews Samini, known by his stage name as Samini, is a Ghanaian artist hailing from Wa, in the upper West Region of Ghana who mixes this genre with other genres of music like Highlife, reggae, dancehall and hiphop
  • Tic Tac: Nana Kwaku Okyere Duah, populaly known as Tic, and formerly TicTac,is a hiplife musician originating from Ghana.
  • Eazzy: Eazzy is the professional name of Mildred Ashong, a Ghanaian singer, rapper, and songwriter.
  • Okyeame Kwame: Kwame Nsiah-Apau, known by his stage name as Okyeame Kwame and nicknamed Rap doctor, is a Ghanaian musician, songwriter, creative director and entrepreneur.

written by Ruth Ama Onumah



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