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Best Rapper In Ghana 2023

While Afrobeat and Afropop may be what the world revolves music around within Africa, there is a sealed music scene. This very music genre of rapping has formed part of us, as Africans thus enlightening hip hop music in Africa.

While the introduction of rapping was formed as a result of combining a sub-genre of hip hop known as Hiplife. Hiplife was Ghana’s indigenous turntable rap. With the introduction of Hiplife into the country being an achievement of its pioneer, Reggie Rockstone, in the 19th century, he has paved the way for other amazing artists like KK Fosu, Obrafour, Lord Kenya, Okyeame Kwame, who later passed the baton to these wonderful personalities in the person of Sarkodie, Strongman, Medikal, Lyrical Joe, just to mention a few.

Ghana is one of the countries in Africa with the most talented rappers. Despite the fact that Ghana’s most popular music genres are Afrobeat or preferably Afropop, Ghanaian rappers tend to make it in the industry by adapting their rap flows into different genres. It is undisputable that most Ghanaian rappers have been successful in incorporating Ghanaian culture, values, customs and even the Ghanaian language into songs.

The top ten best Ghanaian rappers include:

  • Sarkodie: Michael Owusu Addo, known professionally as Sarkodie is an enthusiastic rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from Tema. He is the reigning King of raps despite being overthrown by Amerado, after winning the Best Rapper of the year.
  • Amerado: Derrick Sarfo Kantanka, known by his stage name, Amerado, is one of the best rappers in this music scene, known for delivering captivating tag lines in his hit songs like Kwaku Ananse.
  • Yaw Tog: Born Thorsten Owusu Gyimah, is a young Ghanaian male rapper hailing from Kumasi in Santasi with Tog formed from the initials of his name.
  • TeePhlow: Lukeman Ekow Baidoo is a talented male rapper better known by his stage name TeePhlow, raised in Sunyani in the Central Region of our country Ghana, and later opened up his own records known as TeePhlow Music /Revolve Records with his blood relations managing him as an artist.
  • Fameye: Peter Fameyeh Bozah, known by all as Fameye, is a highly cherished artist known for his hit single ‘Nothing I Get’ known for delivering captivating punchlines intended to send deep messages to all listeners.
  • Joey B: Darryl Paa Kwesi Bannerman-Martin, preferably known by all as Joey B, with the B in his name standing for Bannerman in his official name, is a hip-hop recording artist known for releasing his hit single, Tonga.
  • Eno Barony: Ruth Eno Adjoa Amankwaah Barony Nyameadom, is one of the best female rappers in the musical artistry, as well as a songwriter and considered ‘the mother of raps in Ghana‘ or ‘the best female rapper in Ghana‘.
  • Strongman: Strongman known as Strongman Burner or StrongGee, is a Ghanaian energetic male rapper well known for delivering thought-provoking punchlines thus, earning him a great fan base.
  • Medikal: Samuel Adu Frimpong, popularly known as Medikal or El Chairmano, is a Ghanaian award-winning male artist, who is well known for delivering gripping points in his lyricism earning him a great fan base.
  • Lyrical Joe: Joseph Gamor, widely known as Joey B, or LJ for short is a Ghanaian male hip hop artist or rapper, known for delivering intriguing punchlines in this genre of music. In 2015, he was endorsed as the ambassador for Adidas.

Who is the best rapper in Ghana 2023

Derrick Sarfo Kantanka, professionally known as Amerado, is currently the best rapper in 2023. He aced out all other artists in this music scene by receiving the Best Rapper in Ghana at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards at the 24th VGMA.

written by Ruth Ama Onumah


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