While some artists quickly shoot to the top of the charts after one release, others remain under the radar for far too long. The top underrated artists today include charismatic rappers, soulful songwriters, and everyone in between. Some of the most underrated musical artists of 2019 are poised for a break-out by performing on buzz-worthy tours and releasing new projects.
Some of Ghana’s underrated artists who’ve had a big year include Kelvyn Boy, Fantana, and Fameye. On the success of their songs and projects, these musicians moved from underrated to superstars in 2019.
However, there remains a number of great talents in Ghana’s music industry who are still fighting their way to the top and into the hearts of Ghanian music lovers.
Below is a list of the 10 underrated musicians of 2019.
Dabbling in a wide array of genres from Palm wine high life, Spoken word to Trap, Akan delivers an effortless showcase of lyricism and weaves an intricate story from beginning to end- a rare occurrence in the Ghanaian music industry which largely skews focus to the number of hit songs rather than the artistic value of the artist.
If reality is something to put an artist on the map, Akan will be one creative genius to be given an easy pass. Some of his hit songs were accompanied by mouth-watering videos but did not receive the hype, attention, and promotions due them.
His debut album ‘ONIPA AKOMA was described as authentic, riveting and a Masterpiece.
2. CINA SOUL
Christie Quincyna Quarcoopome also known in showbiz as Cina Soul has been fighting her to the top since 2014 when she ended up as a finalist at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Icons competition. The singer-songwriter and recording artist has been using her silky and soulful voice to entertain just a small portion of music lovers in Ghana. Although her songs like OJOLEY enjoyed some attention this year, her diverse vocal range that settles within the genres of Soul, R&B, and Highlife music is largely underappreciated.
La Même Gang’s Spacely is extremely under-appreciated as a solo artist. The Ghanaian hip-hop and Afropop rapper, singer and songwriter has been working since 2012. Spacely has collaborated with many people in the industry such as R2Bees, Joey B, Pappy Kojo, Sarkodie, and Magnom.
He recently dropped his debut EP Fine$$e or Be Fine$$ed which he describes as “an experimental journey into my mood, every mood has a song. I write about things I see and have been through like love, brotherhood, the struggle.” Songs on the dope 10-track project are yet to make it big on the music scene.
With a sugary sweet voice that packs a punch, Camidoh is one of those artists who are pushing forth an exciting new era of R&B and soul in Ghana. His personality and stage presence is as infectious as his voice, and his energy is unmatched.
Since catching some attention with his single, ‘FOR MY LOVER’ last year, Camidoh has subtly moved back into the underground phase of his career because his talent is underappreciated.
Ethel Esi Eshun (Eshun) represented Ghana at the UNICEF meeting in Switzerland, got recommendations from European music lovers for her lyrical dexterity and her Africanism. Eshun released great songs like ‘Someone Loves Me’ which featured Flowking Stone, ‘Fakye’, ‘Akyea’ and a list of other songs but is still eluded with the needed attention and hype.
The fast-rising hip-hop artiste Kula, won the Unsung category award for the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards and gave a stellar performance during the awards show. However, after the win, very little attention has been given to this creative and versatile rapper.
7. KIRANI AYAT
There’s something straightforward and downright engaging about Kirani Ayat then called “Billy Banger” when he started his music in 2014. His music is urgent, vital, and full of life. It’s a release on multiple levels and it’s hard not to be fully engrossed in enjoying the content of his lyrics. With two EPs (TrapLife 2.0 with Mal 2015, Zamani EP 2017) to his credit, very few people know his sounds apart from his popular single ‘GUDA’.
Amaarae is an artist to essentially escape the barriers that traditional Ghana music genres normally hold. There’s a groove and airiness to her music that is rooted in universal human experience. Her voice is subtly powerful; soft and sweet but it asserts itself in the stories it’s weaving. Everything about her style and music is infectious and will be on heavy rotation from here on out.
9. DEON BOAKYE
Arguably one of the best young Afro High lifers the country can produce with a number of great songs, great story-line with great lyrics to match, songs like ‘Serwaa Akoto’, ‘Gone’ and a list of others. He is surely one fella that one could say needs no introduction if good music was celebrated but still has little or no serious attention due him.
Female afro-pop and afro-dancehall musician, Unyx has made a name for herself but hasn’t made that leap across the pond quite yet. Her vocals are incredibly powerful and her songs are filled with great vibes. Since getting a nomination in this year’s VGMA, the ‘ME DAT’ singer is still struggling to catch the attention necessary to push her to the top.
Daniel Jeddman Features Sylvia Boakye On His Latest Tune, Drops November 24.
German-based Ghanaian Gospel sensational, Daniel Jeddman christened Daniel Adu-Boahene has announced his intentions of spicing up, both local and international Gospel market with his yet to be released Christian tune dub "Grace", which features Sylvia Boakye.
Speaking on the motivation behind "Your Grace" tune, Jeddman revealed that, despite the thick, and torn journey he's embark on, the perplexities and turmoil of life, God's able to elevate him to an excelling adventure. This he believes must have being the divine grace of the Almighty God.
The Ghanaian gospel artiste added that, he strongly believe that without the Grace of God, nothing is possible. He explained that, Grace in natural senses means something you don’t deserve, merit, don’t qualify to receive but yet, a high deity, a greater existence grants you free of charge.
He revealed that, everyone alive today is graced to be alive because they don’t bug oxygen nor carbon dioxide, yet they breathe in and out everyday, go through their daily activities and still make it home. Reiterating his submission with a quotation from the Bible - 1 Thessalonians 5:18, "that whether good times or bad times we should give thanks to God."
Your Grace was recorded on the 19th October, 2019, and features Sylvia Boakye (a Ghanaian who resides in Hamburg, Germany and a member of PIWC) because she was the perfect lady who fitted for the song as directed by God.
According him, Sylvia has something unique in her voice and also very determined and humble to make it in her music career, that makes it an opportunity to help someone recognize her talent and skills regarding music and most importantly the things of God to save and inspire lives.
The song will be released on all digital platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Deezer etc.) on Sunday, 24th November, 2019.
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Kweku Afro Drops New Super Funky Piece Featuring Darkovibes.
The last month of 2019 will soon be upon us and Kweku Afro wants it to be a vibe-filled one. Titled 'Party Papa', a follow up to 'Monalisa', Kweku's message is pretty clear on this one: he's the PARTY PAPA!
The song, like its title has a party theme to it. Kweku Afro supposedly meets a damsel at a party and gets all braggadocio in hopes of wooing her - ''Anything you want make you say am, you know say me I go do am'', he continually says, promising luxury of all sorts. He then urges the girl not to be on a long thing and come closer so they dance it out with the phrase, ''Baby viens ons va dancer. Ils faut pas fais comme ce comme ça''.
Kweku Afro rides with a Anglo-Francophone type of vibe on this one; oozing a Nigerian style as well as dropping some catchy French lines in the course of the song. This gives the piece a unique feel and puts it in perfect sync with the super groovy beat produced by Nigeria's JaySynths Beatz and Maestro who helped with co-production.
Darkovibes comes through as Kweku's wingman on this one. He blends in perfectly with the theme and arguably has to be the best pick for the song. As expected, he drops those punchy Ga lines we've all come to love, very so cleanly that even the girl in question gives in with a salute.
'Party Papa' serves as a follow up to Kweku's debut well-received single 'Monalisa'; which is currently the number one song on Live FM Top 10 Most Played chart. He ended Sarkodie's four-week consecutive run at the top of the chart to set the record.
Signed to Twist Entertainment Legacy, Kweku Afro is one to look out for in these last weeks of 2019. 'Party Papa' has some good replay value and will have you singing along in no time. Listen, be sociable and share.
Stonebwoy And Beat Da’Kay To Work On A New Banger.
Award-winning Ghanaian reggae-dancehall musician, Livingstone Etse Satekla, known as, Stonebwoy, will be releasing 3 jams this December and features some top Ghanaian artistes, Kidi and Kuame Eugene on each of the tunes.
Stonebwoy has released some bangers this year with top musicians like Beenie Man, Teni. With little known about the yet to be released tunes, it is believed that, the projects will be of standard. Ghanaian sound engineer, Beat Dakay, whom the ‘Top Skanka’ hitmaker previously had a rift with also feature on the other song which is set to be released next month.
Stonebwoy is keen on setting a record before the end of the year as he already has two concerts scheduled for November and December respectively. The Afro dancehall artiste announced that his flagship concert, Ashaiman to the world is set to hold on 30th of November followed by a trip to Tamale for the 2019 Bhim Concert which is scheduled for 21st December at the Tamale sports stadium.
“God Took Me Out Of Pornography. – Kobbysalm
It is no doubt that one faces a lot of challenges and hurdles in life; many are scared to break out of such holdbacks especially when it forms part of their darkest secrets.
There is always a way out with Jesus in the picture, to that effect, award-winning urban gospel artiste Kobbysalm juggles up the hardest addiction he had to deal with in life - pornography.
Upon encountering christ a huge turn over has taken place in his life hence his new hit single titled ‘Today Today’.
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