Top 10 Most Awarded Musicians In Ghana
Michael Owusu Addo (born July 10, 1988) professionally known as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from Tema. His contributions to the Ghanaian music industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for the “Artiste of the Decade”.
He was announced the first winner of BET’s Best International Flow artist at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards. He is also considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance and one of the most successful African rappers of all time.
Some of his awards includes; The Headies Award for African Artiste of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for Best International Flow, BET Award for Best International Act: African, Nigeria Entertainment Award for African Male of the Year (Non Nigerians), Independent Music Awards for Best Song-Rapper of the Year, The Headies Award for Best Reggae/Dancehall Single.
2. Shatta Wale
Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. (born 17 October 1984) is a Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artist. He is known by his stage name Shatta Wale, formerly Bandana. His best-known singles are “Dancehall King” “My level” and ” We taking over”.
Mayor of Worcester, Joseph Pretty, presented Shatta Wale with the Key to the City on 8 July 2017.
On 18 March 2018, Shatta Wale was presented an honoree award for his contribution to reggae in Ghana at the 37th Annual Chicago Music Awards (CMA), in conjunction with the 36th International Reggae & World Music Awards.
Some of his awards includes: Nigeria Entertainment Award for African Male Artist of the Year, Nigerian Entertainment Award for African Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian), City People Entertainment Award for Ghana Musician of the Year (Male), and many others.
Livingstone Etse Satekla (born 5 March 1988), better known by his stage name Stonebwoy, is a Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and reggae musician.
He is the CEO of Burniton Music Group. He won the Best International Act: African category at the 2015 BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards.
Some of Stonebwoy’s awards includes: BET Award Best International Act: African, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year, All Africa Music Awards for Best African Reggae, Ragga and Dancehall, International Reggae and World Music Awards for Most Promising Act, Ghana Music Awards UK for Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year and many others.
Emmanuel Andrews Sammini (born 22 December 1981 in Accra, Ghana), known by his stage name Samini, is a Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall recording artiste from Wa, Ghana. His genre of music is a melodious mixture of high life, dance hall, reggae and hip-hop.
He terms his brand deal with Ashanti International. Samini started his record label after he left the aforementioned lable.
Some of his awards includes: The Headies, MOBO Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards, Bass Wards, MTV Africa Music Awards, Ghana Music Awards. He won all the awards mentioned above and many others.
5. Kwesi Arthur
Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Jr. (born 18 December 1994) known professionally as Kwesi Arthur, is a Ghanaian rapper, singer, and songwriter from Tema, Ghana. He rose to fame in 2017 with the hit single “Grind Day” which received wide spread acclaim and a co-sign from rap heavyweights Sarkodie and Medikal.
Arthur has won several accolades, including Rapper of the year and Hip Hop Song of the year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards as well as a Viewer’s Choice Best International Act nomination at the 2018 BET Awards.
He became the second Ghanaian rapper to be nominated for BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher after Sarkodie’s nomination in 2019.
Desmond Kwesi Blackmore (born January 12, 1987), known by his stage name D-Black, is an anglophone hip-hop and Afrobeat musician and entrepreneur from Ghana. He has been described as “a successful entertainment mogul”.
In 2019, D-Black began his career as an independent artist in the group D-Black & Kweku T releasing a group album “Target Practice”. In 2010, D-Black and his rap partner both went their separate ways.
Some of his awards includes: Vodafone Ghana Music for Music Video of the Year, African Music Awards, London for Music Video of the year, HSH Awards as the Most Influential Artiste, Channel O World Awards as the Best West African Video, and many others.
7. Kojo Antwi
Kojo Antwi, also known as “Mr. Music Man” is a Ghanaian Afro pop, highlife, and reggae musical artist. Born Julius Kojo Antwi into a family of 13 siblings, he grew up in Darkuman a suburb of Accra.
He has 22 albums to his name, with “Tom & Jerry” became one of his most popular songs in West African Ghana.
Antwi has received the West African Tourism Award, All African Music Awards, Kora Award, and the Our Music Awards, and many others.
R2Bees is a Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife duo from Tema made up of two cousins, Faisal Kakeem and Rashid Mugeez. They were nominated at the 2013 BET Awards. In March 2019, the duo released their third studio album “Site 15”.
They won the following awards; Ghana Music Awards for Group of the year, The Headies as the Best African Artiste, Nigeria Entertainment Awards as Western African Artist or Group of the Year, and many others.
Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda (born 23 June 1992), better known by her stage name MzVee, is a Ghanaian singer, afropop, dancehall and R&B artiste. He debut solo album features several hit singles including “Borkor Borkor”.
Some of her awards includes: Ghana Music Awards as the Unsung Artiste of the Year, 4syte Music Video Awards as the Best Discovery, Bass Awards as the Best Female Vocal Artist, Ghana Music Honors as the Most Promising Act, and many others.
Kwame Ametepee Tsikata (born 20 November 1982), known professionally as M.anifest is a Ghanaian musician, rapper, and record producer.
He won Best Rapper and Hip-Hop song of the year at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards. He has worked with Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony, Erykah Badu, and is featured on five songs on the Rocket Juice and The Moon album.
Some of his awards includes: Songwriter of the year at City Pages Awards, Best Hip-Hop Video, 4syte Music Video Awards, Best Rapper of the Year at Ghana Music Awards and many others.