Ghana musicians won’t stop alluring our ears with their various massive hits. From the Black Sherif, Kwesi Arthur, Kelvyn Boy, Stonebwoy, and many more, they’ve been giving us tunes to dance to and lessons to learn from. What’s more, some have even played a key role in spreading a high level of awareness on the various issues that plague our society.
In a couple of weeks, we will be through with 2022, and with the different hits from West Africa this year, it has really been an exciting year to be in the music industry. The year has also seen some international collaborations and a number of massive collaborations among Ghanaian artists.
The first half of the year was dominated by steady streams of Afropop big wins, international features, and high-level collaborations that took Ghanaian music to the world at large. Especially with the massive contributions from the darling boy of Ghana, Black Sherif.
Ghanaian music has never been more popular, and the chances of an emerging artist making significant waves in our country’s music industry is actually pretty good at the moment. Remember when we used to have to wait months between hits? Things have changed in Ghana, and I’m loving it!
With so much of the year still left, we can only imagine what kind of songs will make their way into our playlists in the coming months. We’re already seeing a number of artists already gunning for the top spot on our playlists, and we’ve had some pretty dope music come out so far in 2022.
Our compilations of some of the biggest songs to hit our airwaves so far this year, and some of the biggest singles are not all-encompassing, but they’ll give you an idea as to what kind of music has been hitting our playlists while we wait for even more hits.
But before we proceed, we will like to share the selection criteria for the songs we selected.
Selection Criteria for Top Ghanaian Songs in 2022
1. Top the Charts: The songs on our compilation are some of the biggest songs and singles so far in the year. The songs have been topping the charts, while at the same time, they have been at the forefront of breaking new ground for the artists and the music industry in general.
One of the ways we can depict which songs have been important and which have been huge hits would be through their charting success. The best way to determine a song’s chart success is through its number of days spent on the top spot, coupled with the number of times it has managed to break into the top positions on other charts.
A track can’t hold the top spot for a day and then be considered one of the biggest songs of your year. So the songs on our compilation were picked based on how long they managed to hold the top spot or how many top positions they hit.
This is one way we can demonstrate which songs have been critical to the music industry this year so far. Another method of demonstrating which songs have been among the biggest hits would be through their placement on all of the major charts.
2. Top Downloads: We also picked some of the best songs that have seen a lot of downloads in our country, and we might even feature some singles/singles from our country as well. The reason why we’re doing that is so that we can have a bit of diversity in the songs.
The songs on our playlist have been downloaded by many people, so we felt it was only decent to include some of our favorites as well, and give them a spot in the compilation. In fact, we might feature some songs which are not even listed in our compilation because they have remained high on the charts and we couldn’t just leave them out.
The list feature songs that have been downloaded in the country, and this is another method we used to determine which songs have been so far some of the biggest songs in our country’s music industry this year.
3. Top Collaborations: We also decided to include some of the most significant collaborations on our compilation because collaborations have always been important in any industry considering the importance of a diverse line-up when it comes to spreading information to the public, representing their culture and building a stronger bond among people, the various communities and the various exchanges that take place with members of those communities.
We felt it was important to feature some of the collaborations that have been so far, some of the biggest collaborations in Ghana and even outside Ghana. Collaboration has been an important tool for artists since time immemorial, and to us, nothing has changed in that regard over the years.
Most of the collaborations that have been so far, some of the most important songs and singles are those that have seen two or more artists coming together to do something great, and we decided to feature some of them on our playlist.
International features and collaborations have been a driving force behind the growth and development of music, especially the kind of music that has been trending in our country.
Similarly, collaborating has also been an important tool for building strong relations with other countries in many different spheres. Collaborations have always been a huge thing, and this is why we decided to feature some of them on our playlist as well.
In our selection process, we decided not to focus on only collaborations from the country but also from other countries, and this is why we will feature some international collaborations as part of our compilation.
4. Critical Acclaim: When we decided to select some of the biggest songs and singles that have been so far this year, one of the other considerations we made was based on critical acclaim.
We know how important it is for artists to get critical acclaim from various music outlets in our country as well as outside Ghana so that they can get a platform for them to express themselves, grow their fan base and make more money.
To us, critical acclaim is another important measure of the success of any song or single, and this is why we decided to include songs that have been getting critical acclaim from various music outlets in the country as part of our compilation.
5. The Music Video: Another important consideration we made was based on the music video. As music lovers, we love to see our artists come out with videos that are different from the others because the visual aspect of the music video is an important aspect of any song.
We decided to include some of the best music videos released so far in our country because for us, visuals are important. It didn’t take us long to decide on which songs are good enough to feature in our compilation; we focused on the fact that they were good enough visual-wise because this is one of the things we think about when selecting songs for our annual playlist.
We decided to include them because we feel that the visuals of these songs are good enough for us to do a compilation for them. We also took the time to look at songs that have been released in our country through collaborations with international artists as well, and some other notable songs that have been released in Ghana.
As you can tell, we did not make this selection based on popularity only. We also took into consideration the fact that the songs had to be good enough for us to do a compilation about them. The quality of music videos these days has definitely come a long way. Even though we still have a lot of room for improvement, there is still a level of professionalism and artistry going into most music videos these days. songs have topped all the major platforms.
6. Music Awards: Another measure or indication of the success of a song or single is the fact that it has been nominated for any awards and even been awarded on top of it. In most years, there are many award ceremonies that take place to give out awards to the artists in Ghana, as well as outside Ghana.
These kinds of award ceremonies are hosted by different music platforms such as several media outlets, and these platforms do an incredible job at recognizing some of the best achievements in our country’s music industry.
We, along with other music lovers, believe that it is important to have awards and platforms on which we can recognize the great efforts artists have done in our country over the years, and at least feature them in our playlist.
This year, there have been several music platforms that have hosted their own annual awards to give out awards to the best achievements by artists and bands in our country, as well as outside Ghana, so we decided to take the time to feature some of those songs and artists on our playlist.
Top 20 Ghanaian Trending songs in 2022
1. Kwaku the Traveller by Black Sherif
This track is the best of all the big hits songs in Ghana this year. The song shows that he understand the Ghanaian audience and their views. The Traveller was released after the remix of “Second Sermon.” The lyrics are so real and on point, the tune is electrifying and the rhythm goes with it. He has really outdone himself this time and set himself apart from other artists in Ghana at the moment.
In the song, he talked about the controversy he had with his management recently, bringing to the fore the issue of trust between artistes and their management. He also mentioned the manner in which the management was treating him and other artistes, which was not in the best interest of them.
The song is definitely a hit, “Kwaku The Traveller” was No 1 on the Nigeria’s Apple Music Top 100 Chart for several weeks and made massive waves on social media as well. There is no doubt that it has impacted positively on people’s lives. Quality beats and lyrics are what make a song WOW!
2. Theraphy by Stonebwoy
Stonebwoy has been doing extremely well as a musician and is definitely one of the best upcoming artistes to come out of Ghana at this time. The song “Therapy” is the hit song released after he joined Def Jam Africa and it has a different vibe to it. From the words to the rhythm, everything about it is just magical. The song also has a very important message, basically saying that he has all he need in a woman that he loves and that they are both good together.
Not only are the lyrics relatable but so are his vocals and the beat which made this song even more special to listen to and become a favorite of many. As a song that made waves in Ghana, the song is up for grabs on radios across the country and has been gaining popularity across the length and breadth of West Africa. The highest charting hit from Stonebwoy, it has no doubt made him a star and will be bringing him more honors awards.
3. Ginger by King Promise
The song was a smash hit and was in heavy rotation on radio stations across the country. It was a banger! The song also managed to make its way into the billboards as well and become one of the most trending songs of the year. “Ginger” is definitely another great song to hit our playlist this year. The beat is so nice, it’s got that afro-house rhythm that had listeners going crazy and people loving the lyrics as well.
“Ginger” was the first song that King Promise put out this year and it was a hit. The song has a lot of game and it made people take notice of him as an artiste. It also had the signature groove that was going to push Ginger up to the top, besides the amazing lyrics, vocals, and beat backed by great production from the UK producer, JAE5. The song created a lot of buzz and people loved it and still love it.
4. Friday Night by Lasmid Lasmid has many amazing artist and his latest single, “Friday Night” is one of his best. The song is upbeat and very catchy, the rhythm of the music is addictive and they lyrics are super cool. It is a very good song to beat the heat, and the sound of the track does not disappoint. The sound is great and the tune has many things going for it, from the rhythm to the vocals from Lasmid himself, everything about this song is amazing.
Not only is the song a hit but it has made enough of an impact on music lovers and has topped many playlist on every station in Ghana. The lyrical content was amazing, the melody was great, and the production was very catchy. It’s the latest hit by Lasmid, a new artiste to watch out for and one to look out for in the future. If anyone is keen on listening to Lasmid, “Friday Night” should be their choice.
5. Survivor by Wendy Shay
“Survivor” is an up-tempo dancehall smash, the lyrics are about being able to survive a heartbreak and being able to come out stronger for it. The beat was excellent, the vocals were beautiful and good enough to give her rival a run for his money in terms of dancing to this. The song has been getting rave reviews as well and has already created positive vibes on social media in Ghana.
The message of the song was so amazing that people really felt strongly about it, whether is was sending a message to her ex-boyfriend or anybody in general for that matter. The lyrics were powerful, the beat was addictive and the vocals were amazing. As a single from Wendy Shay, “Survivor” has already made a major impact on listeners and will definitely be one of our favorite songs this year.
MOG Beatz also decided to debut on our playlist with this phenomenal single produced by the top producer. The song is a good choice for those who are weary of heartbreak and need to be able to come out stronger from it. It’s definitely a very addictive tune and worth the listen.
6. For My Baby by Gyakie
Gyakie also featured a song this year and the song was titled “For My Baby.” Gyakie came in with a nice sound, the beat was very lovely, the lyrics were amazing and the vocals of hers made it sound even better. It is definitely a nice song to listen to when you are feeling romantic or simply need something to make your day special.
The rhymes were impressive and she definitely hit them right on point. When you listen to the song, you can visualize the message that she is trying to pass on to her audience and it’s clear that she has also been inspired by what is going on in her life.
Gyakie is a talented singer and songwriter, who now works with Sony Music Africa. The song is a good choice for those who are feeling down and need to feel better. The lyrics make perfect sense and the beat is soft and romantic. The song is well done, with a classic sound that you can’t help but love.
This song appeared on the radar in 2022 when it first came out and that was because of the phenomenal quality of both voice and lyrics, because they are good to listen to very often.
9. Blessed by Kidi ft. Mavado
“Blessed” is a very good song, it has a lot of good vibes and at times you can visualize yourself as part of the lyrics singing along. That’s what makes it fun to listen to. The beat is exciting and the lyrics are not hard to follow. Whenever you listen to this song, you can definitely feel the vibe that KiDi was trying to pass on with this single.
Even after the 2021 hit song “Touch It,” KiDi is still going strong and continues to come up with new and fresh tunes. KiDi’s fans love him and they will continue to support him because they know that he has a lot of talent when it comes to making music. His fans are very happy with the work that KiDi has done this year, especially with the release of this latest song “Blessed” with the Jamaican singer Mavado.
The song is a good choice for those who want some positive vibes streaming through their earphones. It’s a very good song and definitely worth listening to, whether you are happy or sad.
10. Gidi Gidi by Smallgod ft Black Sherif & Tory Lanez
“Gidi Gidi” is a great song, full of African vibes but has its own unique sound to it. The lyrics are nice, the beat is amazing, the vocals are wonderful and this song definitely deserves to make our list of our favorite songs of the year. Smallgod has been coming up with some great songs that are worth listening to always and this one is no different. There is no doubt that “Gidi Gidi” is another hit from him and his team.
The song is a good choice for those who want to hear something that has a nice, creative sound. The beat is strong and the lyrics are easy to follow. When you listen to the song, you can obviously visualize your own dreams coming true, and no matter what happens, you are going to break through.
The song is a good choice for those who enjoy songs that have a positive vibe to them. It is great for those who need something to help them get through their day or give them a little extra push to move forward and make the best of what is going on around them. We found it to be a good choice, and we’re sure all of our readers will too.
11. Sugarcane by Camidoh ft. Phantom
Camidoh and Phantom came together to do this song and they did it with great passion. The song is beautifully sung and the lyrics are on point, that’s what we like about it, also the beat is very nice and we enjoyed listening to it every time. It is a good choice for those who enjoy good afrobeat music and love what Camidoh has to offer.
The song was released midyear and it has been going pretty strong. Since its release, it has made the rounds and has been shared a lot on social media. “Sugarcane” can easily be used to describe anyone that you want to show some love to. The song is enjoyable, and if you are feeling down or just want to hear some good tunes, the song is a good choice for you. Jump on the bandwagon and listen to it now!
12. Slow Down by King Promise
“Slow Down” is a great song, and we could hear that straight away. As soon as we hit play on this track, we fell in love with it. The beat is catchy and the lyrics make sense. The vocals are lovely and the song is just perfect for those who want to take a break from all the other relentless music that might be filling their lives.
The song is a good choice for those who want to listen to love and long-lasting relationship music. It is a good choice for those who have someone in their lives that they love, or are still trying to find the right person to be with them forever. If you’re in a relationship, the song is a perfect way to show your partner how much you care about them and appreciate the time you spend together. And if you’re single, the song can help you find the love of your life. It is a good choice for both singles and couples.
The song is a great choice for those who want to feel that their relationship is on the right path. The song will definitely make you feel free, happy and in love with your partner again. We found it to be an excellent choice no matter what you’re doing, or how you’re feeling in your life right now.
13. Fire Fire by Kuami Eugene
Kuami Eugene has done it again with this song “Fire Fire” as he delivers his best to his fans. The beat is great, the lyrics are good, and the vocals are perfect. We enjoyed listening to this song very much and we think that you will too. It is a great choice for those who are looking for a song to help them get through their day, or when they just want to listen to something nice.
His career started in 2017 and since then he has been crafting some good songs for his listeners. The singer has been featured in a lot of songs and has gained a lot of attention through them. The song “Fire Fire” is one of the best he has done so far and is definitely worth listening to.
The song “Fire Fire” is a great choice to listen to when you are feeling like your life needs some extra energy and some more excitement. The song will make you feel free, young, and full of energy. We found it to be a great choice no matter what you’re doing or how you’re feeling. It is a good choice for those who want to have some good music on in the background.
14. Forever Remix by Gyakie and Omah Lay
Collaboration is hit-and-miss, but in this case, it’s more hit than miss. The singers have done a good job of putting together a song that will flow well with the listeners. The vocals are clear and smooth, and the beat brings it all together to make an excellent song.
Nigerian and Ghanaian collaboration songs have been getting popular in recent times. It’s a great way for them to come together and show their love for their fans and their culture. This song is one that anyone who likes Afrobeat music will enjoy listening to it on repeat!
It is a good choice for those who are in love and looking for songs to help them express how they feel. It is a good choice for those who want to hear something that will take them back to a better time in their lives.
The songs has been going very strong since it was released in March last year, and it is still going strong. It has been gaining a lot of attention on the internet then coming up with at thousands of views every day. Any song that gains 30 million hits in a few months is a good choice for you!
15. Amen by Kuami Eugene
This is another hit from Kuami Eugene . The singer is a talented artist and is on the right path. There is no stopping him and we can see how far he has come in a short time. Kuami is set to take over the music scene in Ghana, and he will do it well.
The song “Amen” is a beautiful piece of work and it deserves some attention from music lovers. It is a good choice for those who need inspiration and motivation to achieve their goals. It is a good choice for those who need an uplifting song to help them calm their nerves after a busy day.
The song is a good choice for those who have something on their mind that they need to talk about, or are looking for a way to express themselves. The song is also ideal for anyone who wants to listen to music on their way to work, or when they just want some nice peaceful music on in the background. In fact, it is a great choice for any time of the day when you’re in the mood to listen to some good music.
16. Mood by Mr Drew
Mr Drew is here with a new piece of work. His talent is clear and he deserves some attention from the listeners. The singer has been working hard on his music, and it is clear in this song how much effort he has put into it. The song was produced by Beatz Vampire, one of the best producers in Ghana and in Africa as a whole. The beat is strong and we really respect the lyrics and vocals. We can see that Mr Drew has truly worked hard to make this song a hit.
The song “Mood” is a new piece of work by Mr Drew and most fans definitely appreciate it. This song is one that will fit in with lovers that go to any length to express their love for each other. This song is a good choice for those who are wanting to listen to something nice on a Friday night after a long week at work. It is ideal for those who need some inspiration and motivation to reach their goals.
The song has been going very strong since it was released, and it is still going strong and gaining more fans on the internet every single day. It is a great choice for any time of the day when you want to listen to some beautiful and inspirational music.
17. Good Mood by Keche ft. Fameye
Keche and Fameye are a good team and have done a lovely job putting together this song. They did an excellent job at making the beat and the rhythm for the song. The vocals are clear and nice, and it’s easy to tell that these guys have a lot of potential as singers and musicians. Good Mood is another big hit of the year and it’s definitely one that you need to check out.
Good Mood is a beautiful banger, and it truly deserves some attention from lovers! This song shows us how great Ghanaian music can be. It’s a good choice for anyone who needs motivation about life, the future, and success. This is a good choice for those who need an uplifting song to help calm their nerves after a busy day.
The “Good Mood” track is going very strong since it was released in February, and it shows no sign of stopping. It already has over a million views on YouTube and it continues to gain more and more viewers every single day! It is a great choice for any time of the day when you’re in the mood to listen to some good music!
18. Echoke by Sefa ft. Mr Drew
Sefa is another artist on the rise in the music industry of Ghana. We are glad to see that her talents are becoming more known, and her fans are growing in number. The song “Echoke” was produced by Rony Turn Me Up and published by Black Avenue Muzik. The video for the song first aired on YouTube on 16th April 2021 and it is still a hit among Ghanaian lovers.
The “Echoke” song is a good choice for those who are deeply in love and need some lovey-dovey music to help make things right. This song is a good choice for those who are looking for a nice and romantic song to accompany them on their journey in life. It is ideal for those who are in a relationship and need some good advice about how to keep it strong. The lyrics flow well, the beat is great, and the melody is perfect!
The Sefa x Drew track already has over 3 million views on YouTube and continues to gain more and more viewers every single day. It’s a hit to be reckoned with and the song truly deserves some attention. It is a good choice for anyone who wants some beautiful and romantic music to listen to.
19. Biibi Besi by Kwame Yogot ft. Kuami Eugene
Kwame Yogot and Kuami Eugene are a great combination on many levels. We were glad to see the two of them team up together because they really make a great combo. “Biibi Besi” is an incredible song! The lyrics and the vocals are clear and nice, it was produced by Poppin Beatz, who has been making some amazing songs for years now. The beat is strong, and the lyrics flow very well throughout the song.
Kwame Yogot and Kuami Eugene are two very talented artists, and they both did a great job putting together this song. They created a very strong instrumental and a wonderful chorus that is easy to remember. Biibi Besi is the type of song that will make you feel good about life and really inspire you to become who you want to be. It is ideal for anyone who is looking for a positive and uplifting song to listen to.
The Kwame Yogot x Kuami Eugene track has been gaining a lot of attention since it was released, and it is still going pretty strong. It already has over 2.7 million views on YouTube and continues to get more viewers every single day. It’s a great choice for any time of the day when you’re in the mood to listen to some good music.
20. Spiritual by KiDi ft Kuami Eugene & Patoranking
KiDi is a very talented artist, and it’s great to see that his talents are being recognized. He did a fantastic job putting this song together. The lyrics are clear and the vocals sound nice. The beat is great and flows very well throughout the song. The Lynx Entertainment signee did an excellent job at creating the beat and making the rhythm for the song.
The “Spiritual” track is a nice inspirational song that will surely make any listener feel good about life! It is a hit to be reckoned with and it truly deserves some attention from anyone who likes its music to be uplifting and positive.
The “Spiritual” song has been gaining a lot of attention since it was released, and it continues to get more viewers every single day. It has already gathered over 4 million views on YouTube and there is no sign of stopping. The song truly deserves some attention from lovers everywhere!
The Ghanaian music industry is constantly growing and evolving, and we are witnessing many talented artists coming out to make their mark. The songs mentioned above are a good choice for anyone who enjoys some good music! Every one of these songs deserves more attention than they have gotten so far. They are strong contenders for the top songs of the year and we’re sure many people will have them on their playlists.
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