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The Ten Best Ghanaian Projects of 2024 ( First Half)

Six months into the year, there has been a lot of exciting music that has dropped from the red gold, and green of Ghana. While some of these songs have gone on to top charts and gained popularity on traditional media and the streets, others have gone under the radar.

Here are 10 of the best Ghanaian projects that dropped in the first half of the year. If you missed out on any of these projects, this will be a good time to catch up.

Kweku Jesus – Kweku Smoke 

Continuing his fine run from 2023, Kweku Smoke released his highly anticipated album Kweku Jesus in March. The album will quickly rise to the top charts across DSPs with standout songs Jah Guide and Agyekum earning public applause.

Monochrome Radio – SuperJazzClub 

Four years after their debut project, SuperJazzClub released their second Project Monochrome Radio. The five-track project only features Benjieflow and has stand-out songs like Uno and 911. 

True To Self – King Promise 

After an impressive run last year, AOTY nominee King Promised released his 3rd Studio album “True To Self”. Released in June, the tape has 12 songs and multiple features including Sarkodie, Olivetheboy, Lasmid, Ladipoe, Fridayy, Fave, and Lasmid. Two standout songs are Mad Oh and Continental. 

For Melanin Girlies – Mēl 

Born out of the desire to see more collaborations between women in the music industry, Mēl teams up with other women for her debut project For Melanin Girlies. The project consists of 5 songs and all songs were written, performed, and produced by women. The tape touches on themes dear to the hearts of women and features Seyyoh, Darkua, KiKi Celine, Sh3lter, Rie Osei, Haeven, Ms Fu and Sofie. Two standout songs are Peaceful Chaos and Breathe. 

Testimony – Team Eternity Ghana 

Arguably the biggest surprise in the first half of the year, Ghanaian gospel collective Team Eternity Ghana surprised the music ecosystem with the release of the album Testimony which hijacked the charts, especially on Ghana’s Apple Music charts. With multiple entries on the charts including their number record Defe Defe, the collective’s album has given a facelift to Gospel music of recent through its achievements on DSPs. 

The Championship – Sarkodie 

With what is his latest project, Ghanaian multi-award-winning rapper Sarkodie released  “The Championship” which quickly got the rap industry in Ghana and in Nigeria heated. Pre-released song BRAG was the catalyst in a back-and-forth lyrical battle among rappers from both countries. The project had six songs in total with stand-out songs X (featuring Joey B) and Amen (Featuring Beeztrap).


Roses are red, tears are blue: A Fountain Baby Extended Play – Amaarae 

After a successful tour, Ghanaian pop star Amaarae released the deluxe version of her second album Fountain Baby dubbed “Roses are Red, Tears Are Blue: A Fountain Baby Extended Play”. With 7 new songs including Thug and Sweetness, the project has two features in Naomi Sharon and 6LACK.


You will Know My Name – Ess Thee Legend

Crowing off her transition to her new name, Ess Thee Legend released her second EP “You Will Know My Name”. Featuring Titi Owusu, Darkua, Iyke Parker, Rie Osei and Robin Rozay, the 6 track project was a statement to the music as she displayed her rich artistry in singing and lyricism as heard on standout songs All The Time (Featuring Darkua) and Abyss. 

Bad Boy Dairies – Kimilist 

After months of teasing and anticipation, Ghanaian rapper Kimilist released his debut project “Bad Boy Dairies”. The five-song project features Abbla Unique and Larruso and is an expression of how the artist loves and wants to be loved. Two standout songs from the project are Own That and Come Closer (Featuring Larruso).


Finding Nimo Series – Arathejay 

Arathejay after several releases in the year, crowned it all with the release of his project “Find Nimo Series: The Capsule”. The project which is the artist’s debut project is a display of not only his versatility and lyricism but also exhibits his connection to Ghana’s highlife genre. Two standout songs in Want to Marry (featuring Aema and B4bonah) and Atinga are clear examples of Ara’s embodiment of the highlife genre.

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