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    4 most influential Ghanaian artistes in 2014

    by Gideon Annan, Ghana Music.com
    posted Friday, 16 January 2015 14:36| 1 Comments

    Thw Ghanaian music in 2014 was undoubtedly one of the most effervescent and vibrant industry one cannot overlook. Ghanaian artistes played a major role with their music, not only to entertain but also to educate and inform through their lyrics and also bring people from different background with diverse cultures together.

    We cannot talk about exceptional artistes who where tremendous in 2014 without acknowledging the likes of D-Black, Edem, Mzvee, Castro, Episode, Wiyaala,  Guru, Manifest  Bisa Kdei and Efya. However, some artistes went the extra mile to influence lives not only with their good music, but also impacted in one way or the other to make this world a better place for all.

    4. Kwabena Kwabena
    Singer, songwriter and guitarist Kwabena Kwabena has undeniably contributed immensely with his music and personality in 2014.

    His soothing voice and carefully arranged lyrics in every song won him the title the “King Of Love songs” and “The Ladies Man”.  He was adjudged Highlife Artist of the Year and Best collaboration of the Year with his song Adult Music at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Award. He performed on renowned stages including “The Highlife Concert” in the capital of  most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Amsterdam on Saturday, 15 November 2014, the Becca Girl Talk concert amogst others. Kwabena Kwabena and KBKB management last year held its annual “save a life” concert to raise huge sum of money to enable about ten patients living with hole in heart to undergo save and secure surgery.

    Kwabena Kwabena released a gospel tune last year title “Bue Kwan” which is receiving massive airplay apparently and touching lives as well.

    3. Sarkodie
    Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife artiste Michael Owusu Addo known in showbiz as Sarkodie was unquestionably one of the best act in twenty fourteen.  His tongue-twisting and catchy lyrics gained him nomination for the second time in the biggest black music award concert, BET Award in 2014 for Best International Act: African category. He was also nominated for Nigerian Entertainment Awards for African Artist of the Year award.

    Sarkodie won multiple awards at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music awards including Hip hop song of the year, hiplife/hip hop artist of the year, best rapper of the year and best album of the year. He again won best African artist at the 2014 Headies award. Sarkodie in 2014 performed on major  international platforms including Copenhagen in Denmark, he also performed at the BET Awards concert. He shared stage alongside Davido, Tiwa Savage, Lola Rae and Micasa in Mauritius. In Ghana, he performed at the Ghana music award, Ghana meet Naija, the S concert, Ghana Rocks , Saminifest  and other major concerts. Sarkodie dropped hit singles including “adonai” featuring castro, “chingam” featuring Bisa Kdei, “love rocks” featuring Samini, “ megye wo gal” featuring the dancehall king Shatta Wale amongst others.

    2. Shatta Wale
    Ghanaian dancehall act, Charles Nii Armah Mensah known in showbiz circle as Shatta wale cannot be opted out for the topmost influential artistes in twenty fourteen. His energetic performances and ability to pull crowd made him the hottest artiste in 2014. His knack to express his thoughts freely made him more famous. He won the prevalent award for artist of the year and most popular song of the year in 2014 at the Ghana music award.

    He also won the African artist of the year at the Nigeria entertainment awards and best new entertainer at the international reggae and world music award in Florida. He won four awards including artist of the year at the 2014 BASS Awards. He received his first major endorsement deal from Guinness has he was signed on to the #madeofblack campaign.

    As part of his social responsibility, Shatta Wale donated books and other learning materials to some students in his homeland, Korle-Gonno. Some of his major singles in twenty fourteen includes “Whine Ya Waist” featuring Davido, “Party all Night Long” featuring Jah vinci, “Wi Rose Him Wi Froze Him”, “borga beba” featuring Chameleon amongst others.

    1. Samini
    After a decade in the music fraternity, Samini still remains relevant in showbiz. His vocal dexterity and ability to entertain audience has won him the title “King of African Dancehall”.

    2014 marked his tenth year in the music industry and as such, embarked on various initiatives, projects and social responsibilities. Samini launched the “Samini Light A Million Lives”, an ambitious project to distribute one million solar powered lanterns to some deprive rural communities in Ghana.

    He also liaised with some partners to establish a solar assembling plant in Ghana. Activities for the four-day celebration includes music industry workshop, photo and video exhibition, African market day –foodfest and preparty . The celebration was climax with a huge concert with over twenty artistes performing.

    He also donated $16000 to Kwabena Kwabena “save a life” concert to enable two patients living with hole in heart to undergo safe surgery. He dropped “ Iskoki” in 2014 and also featured on Sarkodie’s hit single “Love Rocks”.

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