A-list as defined by Merriam-Webster is an individual or group of individuals of the highest level of society, excellence, or eminence.
So therefore according to the definition of A-List, Artiste in Ghana who is of the highest level of excellence within the first five months of 2021 (in no particular order) as compiled by Dklassgh.com are:
A-List Artistes In Ghana 2021
Michael Owusu Addo, better known as Sarkodie, is a BET Award-winning rapper.
Despite the fact that most entertainers had a bad year in 2020, Sarkodie and others were able to profit from the world’s misery the previous year. He managed to release as many hits as he could. He released bangers such as New Day featuring Kuami Eugene and Hastalavista featuring his Nigerian counterpart Zlatan. In 2021, the ace rapper is set to release an album-themed No Pressure. His First only on a single of the year, No Fuzagy out of the No Pressure album has made waves throughout all streaming platforms, surpassing 1 million views on YouTube in few weeks.
Stonebwoy is the stage name of Livingstone Etse Satekla, a Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall, and reggae artist. Burniton Music Group is his business, and he is the CEO. He was named Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards and Best International Act: Africa at the 2015 BET Awards. Being Tagged as 1GAD and the most decorated Afro Dancehall personality in Africa, Stonebowy really worked hard in 2020. He released a couple of hits such as Activate featuring Davido, Sobolo, and the Puttu freestyle. In his journey in the first four months of the year, he has been able to give us hits including setting the record of becoming the first Ghanaian artist the get a million organic views on YouTube. After his 1GAD song in February, he was able to give his fans a soothing song with Uk based Ghanaian rapper Vic Mensa and a We Move freestyle.
Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. popularly known Shatta Wale, formerly Bandana, over the years has produced hits upon hits and getting recognition in Ghana and abroad. The self-acclaimed dancehall king has been off social media for some time now with his reasons unknown. However, in 2020, the SM4Lyf boss released a lot of hits such as Hajia Bintu featuring Captan and Ara B and Ahodwo Las Vegas featuring the Kumerican boys. In 2021, he started the year by dropping a song titled 1Don which triggered his colleagues, Stonebowy to also drop 1Gad, Samini also dropped 1King, with Kwaw Kesse also dropping 1Mad, and so on. His fans are still waiting for him to drop his Gift of God album after dropping a couple of projects from the album.
Danning Edem Hotor, known in showbiz as Edem, is undeniably one of Ghana’s most versatile artists. Edem has been entertaining music fans with the best of rap, reggae, dancehall, and Afrobeats music year after year. In 2020, the versatile artiste was able to thrill his fans with the Mood Swings EP which had almost all types of genres in there. In 2021, the rapper and VRMG boss teamed up with his colleagues Efya and Sarkodie to give us Favour. He also managed to assemble young Ewe act to give as a banger titled Ewe. Worlasi, Keeny Ice, Jah Phinga, and Bino Ayoni were featured on that song.
Kuami Eugene, born Eugene Kwame Marfo, is a Ghanaian singer and songwriter best known for his hit song Angela (2017). He is a fast-rising highlife, afrobeat, and afro-pop singer who rose to fame via a talent show in his home country on February 1, 1997. He has been releasing songs that many people in his generation can relate to since 2016. The singer, who is currently called the hit machine was featured on a lot of songs in 2020. He was featured by Sarkodie, Keche amongst others. In 2021 with his collaboration with Okyeame Kwame, they were able to give us the first hit of the year, Yeeko which was released in early January this year. In addition, the lynx signee has been able to give us his only single of the year titled Dollar on You and we are hoping this year becomes great for him.
Martin King Arthur, better known by his stage name Kofi Kinaata, is a renowned Ghanaian singer and songwriter. He was born in the Ghanaian town of Affiakuma, in the Western region of the country. He’s a young legend and one of the most promising young musicians whose outstanding musical talent speaks for itself. His notable idea of moving crowds has propelled him to prominence well beyond the boundaries of Ghana. After losing the VGMA21 Artiste Of The Year To Kuami Eugene, the rapper cum singer managed to give his fan more hits in 2020. Behind the scene and Something Nice featuring Patoraking really made waves. However, in 2021 the Taadi King managed to drop a song titled THy Grace on his birthday after dropping Chocolates some months ago to promote Ghana chocolate.
Dennis Nana Dwamena, also known as Kidi, is a gifted Ghanaian singer with a mastery of contemporary music. He dances to please, and he succeeds. His music brings joy and helps people deal with the stresses of life. It soothes the mind, and if you’re a fan, you’ll understand that Kidi’s creativity came from somewhere other than Earth. 2020, however, was one of Kidi’d best years in his music career. He released his Blue Ep and a couple of hit singles. Enjoyment and Say Cheese off the Blue Ep were his major hits in 2020. KiDi released his first major 2021 single featuring Kuami Eugene and Patoranking and the song was titled Spiritual. After winning the Artiste Of The Year at the 2021 3Music Awards, Kidi has released his next single for the year titled Touch it which is already making waves.
Jackeline Acheampong, better known by her stage name Gyakie, is a Ghanaian Afro-Fusion/Afrobeats singer who is managed by FLIP THE MUSIC, music management, and record label firm. She is probably the hottest female artiste in the country as of now. 2020 was really a great year for the singer after his debut Ep Seed. Forever her major hit off the Ep topped charts and broke records. In 2021, Gyakie released a remix of her Forever song with Nigerian sensation Omah Lay and it has done really well on the music market. We are yet to experience what the queen has for us yet.
Emmanuel Kwesi Danso Arthur Junior is a Ghanaian musician who is commonly known as Kwesi Arthur or Son of Jacob. He is known for his extraordinary rap and singing skills. At the 2018 BET Awards, he was nominated for Best International Act. He is currently regarded as one of Ghana’s and Africa’s brightest young talents. Didadee is one of his favorite words. Talking of 2020, the Tema-based rapper to give his fans Live From 233 and Baajo featuring Fireboy. However, in 2021, the rapper has released a song titled Winning featuring UK Based Ghanaian rapper Vic Mesa and has also been featured by a couple of artiste.
Medikal, whose real name Samuel Adu Frimpong is a Ghanaian hip-hop artist signed to Chris Waddle’s AMG Business record label. He is one of Ghana’s hardest-working rap artists, having gained the affection of many Ghanaians through his adoption and catalog of hard-hitting Hip-Hop beats. After his marriage in 2020, the Sowutuom rapper didn’t cease to amaze his fans with his rap skills. He dropped a couple of freestyles but managed to drop hits too. His La Hustle song actually became a street anthem and one of the biggest songs in 2020. In 2021, where the rapper seems to be on the low, he has managed to drop freestyles and his major hit of the year Oseyie featuring Kuami Eugene of his Amazing Grace Ep.