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Stats: Ghanaian music records big wins globally as Spotify marks 1-year presence in Ghana



And just like that, it’s been a full 365-day cycle since Spotify launched in 80+ new markets across the globe, including the star of Africa, Ghana.


Spotify’s presence in the country represents a larger – in fact, the largest – platform for Ghanaian music and content creators to export their vibrant local sounds globally. Below is a breakdown of how Ghanaians have listened for the past year:


  • Since launch, there has been a 22.28% increase in new local songs added to the Spotify platform by creators in Ghana.

  • Ghanaians have become more familiar with the intuitive platform – which offers options to discover new tracks via the “Go to radio song” feature, resulting in the fact that Ghana now ranks among the Top 10 new markets with the most user-generated playlists (597K).

  • Although Ghanaians streamed American and British music the most, they also showed a lot of love for their own kind. Three local music genres, in particular, are the pride of the nation: Asakaa, Ghanaian Afropop, and Ghanaian gospel.

  • Ghanaian music is popular with international audiences too. Indeed, over 46% of Asakaa music is streamed in the UK, US, and Germany while Afropop from Ghana is experiencing massive growth in the US, where this genre has found 21% of its audience.

  • Ghanaian Afropop has also enjoyed a 160% growth in the United States since Spotify became accessible in Ghana.

  • Meanwhile, Ghanaian Gospel has registered a 70% growth in the same time frame, with over half of the streams coming from outside of Ghana. Can we say that this is global exportation of local Ghanaian genres at its finest?

  • In terms of top exported local songs, Amaarae’s SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY Remix featuring Kali Uchis and Moliy tops the rankings of the most widely exported collaborations, with the song gathering the most plays in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, India, and the UK.

  • For solo tracks, KiDi’s Touch It rules, with Spotify users in India, the USA, Netherlands, the UK and Mexico streaming the song the most.

In retrospect, Spotify’s one-year anniversary in Sub-Saharan Africa is a win for Ghana’s music industry. The stats from the full breakdown of the top lists below will amaze you.


Top 10 most streamed artists in Ghana

  1. Sarkodie

  2. Drake

  3. Kwesi Arthur

  4. Burna Boy

  5. Joeboy

  6. DaVido

  7. WizKid

  8. Justin Bieber

  9. King Promise

  10. Fireboy DML


Top 10 most streamed tracks in Ghana

  1. Fireboy DML – Peru

  2. Buju, LADIPOE – Feeling

  3. Joeboy – Sip (Alcohol)

  4. King Promise – Slow Down

  5. Joeboy, Kwesi Arthur – Door

  6. Black Sherif – Second Sermon

  7. Joeboy, Kwesi Arthur – Baajo

  8. Lojay, Sarz – Monalisa

  9. Omah Lay – Understand

  10. DaVido, DarkoVibes – Je M’appelle


Top 10 local songs streamed in Ghana                               

  1. King Promise – Slow Down

  2. Joeboy, Kwesi Arthur – Door

  3. Black Sherif – Second Sermon

  4. Joeboy, Kwesi Arthur – Baajo

  5. DaVido, DarkoVibes – Je M’appelle

  6. Oxlade, Sarkodie – Non Living Thing

  7. KiDi – Touch It

  8. Black Sherif – First Sermon

  9. DaVido, Stonebwoy – Activate

  10. Gyakie, Omah Lay – Forever (Remix)


Top 10 exported local artists

  1. Amaarae

  2. King Promise

  3. KiDi

  4. Kwesi Arthur

  5. Shatta Wale

  6. Gyakie

  7. Sarkodie

  8. Stonebwoy

  9. GuiltyBeatz

  10. R2Bees


Top 10 exported local songs

  1. Amaarae, Kali Uchis, Moliy – SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY Remix

  2. KiDi – Touch It

  3. Beyoncé, Major Lazer, Shatta Wale – ALREADY

  4. King Promise, Mr Eazi, emPawa Africa – Baby I’m Jealous

  5. Amaarae, Moliy – SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY

  6. Gyakie, Omah Lay – Forever (Remix)

  7. Kwesi Arthur, Stormzy, Yaw Tog – Sore Remix

  8. Joeboy, Kwesi Arthur – Door

  9. Joeboy, King Promise, R2Bees – Fine Wine

  10. King Promise, Shatta Wale – Alright


Top 5 emerging/breakout artists in Ghana

  1. Smallgod

  2. Skyface SDW

  3. Thywill

  4. Juma Mufasa

  5. Baaba J


Top 5 local genres

  1. Ghanaian Afropop

  2. Hiplife

  3. Asakaa

  4. Ghanaian gospel

  5. Highlife


Top 10 Spotify playlists in Ghana

  1. Hot Hits Ghana

  2. African Heat

  3. Today’s Top Hits

  4. Asakaa

  5. Afropop

  6. +233 Bars

  7. Soft Pop Hits

  8. Ghana Party

  9. RapCaviar

  10. Afro Party Anthems



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Africa Day to me is so special because it’s the one day when the world celebrates us and sees us. As Africans most times, we fight to be seen and treated as equals in many aspects of our lives and careers.


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Connect with Natasha:

Facebook:  Princess Natasha Chansa – PNC

Twitter:  @TashaChansa

Instagram: @princess_natasha_chansa




Zuliyano Boys


There has never been a better time for us as Africans to celebrate our culture with the rest of the world. In this day and age, new forms of media have allowed us to share information in the fastest and broadest way possible.

It is crucial for us as Africans to use that privilege to our advantage. Africans must learn and engage more about where we come from.

Seeing other Africans commemorate their culture every day is exciting to see. We are also very excited to share our musical EP called Zuliyano, which will be released on the 10th of June. This project consists of the new African sound called Amapiano.



Connect with Zuliyano Boys: 

Instagram: @Zuliyanoboys




NATE (South Africa)


Africa Day is very special day, a day where we all get to embrace our different cultures and ethnicities in Africa. It is a day where we get to express our true Africanism and just share love and appreciation for each other.



Connect with Nate:

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Twitter: @nate_rsa

Instagram: @nate_rsa




Belle 9ice (Burundi)

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Twitter: @belle9ice

Instagram: @belle9ice




Don Kamati (Namibia)

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Instagram: @donkamati

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