10 Ghanaian Artists to Look out for in 2023
5 January 2023
By Kinyua Mwangi
Ghanaian artists makeup Africa’s most entertaining voices in 2022 and, without a doubt, 2023 will be a bigger year for the Ghanaian music industry.
A section of Ghanaian musicians enchanted the world with lovely melodies. They gave us a sneak preview of what is yet to come and the anticipation is better music is on the way.
What’s outstanding about Ghanaian artists is that they exhibit their ability to do it all from highlife and Afrobeats to hip-hop, R&B, and other genres.
Taking a cue from last year, here are the top 10 Ghanaian artists to look out for in 2023.
The ‘Sugarcane’ hitmaker is all about good vibes and 2023 is a year to get more of his Afropop classics. Last year, he opened his hits repertoire with ‘Sugarcane’ remix and then also added ‘Kaba’. Fans will be expecting him to go ham this year.
Her 2022 EP My Diary’ got unbridled success and it earned her fame and respect in the African and international music scene. She has already started off the year by earning a spot as a member of the YouTube Black Voices Class of 2023.
Ghana’s 2022 breakout rapper Black Sherif gave the world his first album ‘The Villain I Never Was’ and it was a huge success. He bagged multiple awards in and out of Ghana and was also featured by big artists such as Sarkodie. With a number of international record labels looking to get him on their roster, 2023 might just even be a better year for Black.
The Takoradi-based singer had a pretty successful 2022 with the highlight being the special recognition by Worcester City Mayor Joe Petty who handed him the keys to the city. He also won multiple awards throughout the year and 2023 is surely looking promising for the "Adam and Eve" singer.
Darkoo had an incredible 2022 with major releases. The UK-based Ghanaian artist rocked the music scene with his hit song ‘Always’ featuring Black Sherif and ‘There You Go’ featuring Nigerian singer Mayorkun. They set the mood and space for his fans who are patiently waiting to see what he dishes out in 2023.
With over a decade in Ghana’s music scene, Efya promises a gracious comeback in 2022. She is working on dropping new songs this year and possibly a project.
The ‘Touch it Hitmaker’ released a four-track EP ‘4Play’ in 2022. He then flew to India to honour his fans who streamed ‘Touch It’ so much that it was certified platinum here. He also got on to collaborate with Tulsi Kumar, a celebrated Indian artist.
Being one of the best female singers in 2022, she plans on taking her music trade a notch higher in 2023 and you can bet she’s got fireworks in her.
- Kwesi Arthur
The Ghanaian rapper was full of vibes the past year. His ‘Son of Jacob’ album gave the world a preview of what they can expect from him in future and 2023 looks to be bigger and better for him.
He has 23 awards to his name so far, and the ‘Single’ hitmaker is not about to stop giving the world a taste of great music. His Afrochella performance in late December lifted the veil on what is about to come from him.