Spotify emerges Black Sherif as the 2023 Most Streamed Artiste in Ghana

Spotify emerges Black Sherif as the 2023 Most Streamed Artiste in Ghana

Over the years, Ghanaians have cultivated a distinct musical identity by not only championing local talents but also embracing a diverse range of global sounds, transcending genre boundaries and national distinctions.

As the head of Spotify music for Sub-Saharan Africa, Phiona Okumu proved that Ghana is one of the nations that actively consume music and support musicians.

“Spotify Wrapped 2023 unveils a nation that doesn’t just consume music but actively participate in a worldwide celebration of creativity, proving that with music, Ghana’s arms are wide open, welcoming the world to join in its musical diversity,” he said.

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Spotify Wrapped is a richly data-sourced annual round up of streaming habits of Ghanaians, showing evidence of the top artists and musical tastes for the year.

As the nation continues to honor its local talent, the music taste of the citizens has transformed into a lively, diverse, and thriving hub of creativity.

The data of Spotify proves that Ghanaians support musicians not in isolation but as part of a global conversation, where borders blur, and cultural exchange thrives.

Reigning Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Artist of the Year, Black Sherif takes the crown as the most streamed Ghanaian artist in Ghana, leading a cohort of celebrated talents like Sarkodie and Stonebwoy who took the second and third place respectively.

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Black Sherif’s Album “The Villain I Never Was” led the chart on the top streamed album. In crafting this masterpiece of 14 tracks, Black Sherif poured his heart and soul into every note, embodying virtues of originality, honesty, hope, and pain with so much dedication.

Claiming the coveted title of the most streamed Ghanaian song, King Promise’s Terminator secured the top spot.

Following closely were Black Sherif’s Konongo Zongo and Oil in my Head, echoing the sentiment of pride and affection for locally cultivated sounds.

Topping the list of most streamed artists in Ghana is Asake, followed by the African giant Burna Boy.

Black Sherif, who keeps making a mark as a breakout artist also secured a solid third spot, while familiar names like Davido, Drake and Omah Lay were all in the top 10 list capturing the spirit of the Ghanaian hospitality experience.

Ayra Starr leads the pack as the most streamed female artist in Ghana and the only female artist in the top 10 most streamed artists.

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International icons like Rihanna and SZA also found a place in the hearts of Ghanaian listeners as they placed second and third place with the Grammy-nominated Tems making her mark in the rankings.

At the forefront of this year’s Spotify Wrapped are Ghanaian artists who have emerged as true ambassadors of Ghana’s musical brilliance.

Amaarae, Black Sherif, and KiDi lead the roster as the most exported artists captivating audiences worldwide with their unique styles and transforming their music into a cultural bridge that unites listeners across continents.

The most streamed songs in Ghana tell a story of joy, reflection, and celebration. Leading the charge was Ruger with his hit Asiwaju.

Followed by Asake’s Lonely At The Top which proved that even at the pinnacle of success, it’s the power of great music that truly connects and comforts.

At the forefront of Ghana’s most streamed throwback songs is the legendary Daddy Lumba, whose timeless hit “Aben Wo Aha” continues to echo through the streets and homes in the country.

His other songs, Akoma Da Akoma So, Menya Mpo, and Theresa all featured proudly in the top throwback list transcending generations, illustrating his enduring influence on the Ghanaian musical landscape.

According to what Spotify Wrapped data says about Ghana’s listening habits in 2023, Black Sherif topped the list of most searched artists, while Rema topped the list of most searched queries in Ghana.

Asake’s “Lonely At The Top,” proudly claimed its position as the viral song of the year while Nacee’s Aseda-  a celebration of gratitude also found itself in the list of top 10 viral songs in the country.

This year’s Spotify’s Wrapped for Ghana captures more than a list of songs and artists, it captures a celebration of the dynamic and ever-evolving spirit of Ghana’s music culture.


Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

An Entertainment Columnist, Content Writer, Blogger, Novelist, Poet, and a Publicist. For business or story tip off, contact me on +233 24 646 6866 or email: [email protected]

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