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BN Music Friday Top 5: Ghana Exports



Hello, Onos O here and welcome to this week’s special edition of BN Music Friday Top 5.

First of all, I would like to apologize for the absence of last week’s episode. It was due to some technical problems; let me just say some unforeseen discrepancies could not let that post come through. So, let’s get straight into this week’s episode.

Like I’ve said before, Nigeria and Ghana have managed to build a pretty solid bridge connecting our entertainment industries, almost like Siamese twins at the hip. As such, this week’s episode is a countdown of the top 5 artists from Ghana who bump our speakers to the loudest.  And, since the birth of Azonto, out speakers have been bumping non-stop.

So, here’s this week’s BN Music Friday Top 5:

5. 5Five

These are the culprits for the hit song “Muje Baya”. Honestly speaking, that was the first music video I saw Azonto and I’ve kept my ears to the ground listening for new stuff from the group. With their witty lyricism, nice rhymes and flows you can surf on 5Five ironically places fifth in our countdown.

4. Efya

Efya is a soulful songstress whose debut music video for her single “A Moment’s Notice” is about to drop any time from now. With collaborations with the likes of Sarkodie and Nigeria’s very own Lynxxx, Efya‘s gotten her name neatly across borders and into our iPods, laptops and radios with her sultry yet fierce voice and style.

3. E.L

To be completely frank with you, E.L is actually my best Ghanaian artist on the scene, from his videos to his songs; I bump them E.L all day long. At a point, “Life Saver”, his collaboration with Donae’O, was my ring tone; that’s how much of a fan I am. But, here he is in the number three spot because numbers one and two have got way more than “One Ghana For Their Pocket”

2. Donae’O

Whooo! Mr. Party Hard, Donae’O is number two on the countdown. Donae’O is certainly a household name in Nigeria and with his “Oliver Twist” remix still bumping on the radio, “Party Hard” isn’t the only reason why. Though he’s commonly referred to as a UK artist, his Ghanaian descent is just enough to get up here and he hasn’t stopped with the remixes this year either; almost literally surpassing the originals of each song he breathes on.

1. Sarkodie

And… the “Rapperholic” himself is here at the coveted number one spot. Sarkodie‘s swag and style has got the ladies tripping; his vocal prowess, awesome rap skills and rhymes as well as his speed and fluidity has got the guys saying “Damn! He’s good” so should anyone wonder why he’s at number one? The Konvict Muzik ensign dropped his debut album “Rapperholic” earlier this year and his music videos have been just been keeping us on the edges of our seats, wanting more.

Well, there you have it – BN Music Friday Top 5: “Ghana Exports”. But, even though names like R2Bees, D’Black, the “Naija Baby” crooners – Ruff N Smooth, Tiffany, Richie Mensah, Fuse ODG, “Kpo Kpo O Body” artist Dee Moneey and so many more didn’t make it on the list; they are all hot exports from Ghana we are slowly learning to know and love.

This week, our recap will be full of even more videos so, here we go:

5. 5Five

4. Efya

3. E.L

2. Donae’O

1. Sarkodie

So, with all that said, I’ll be right here waiting for you next week; and as I always say vivere senza rimpianti” (to live without regrets). Have a great day.

Photo Credits: caribwall


  1. minasek

    April 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm


    • MizzCJ

      April 14, 2012 at 6:57 am

      wonderful idea, Minasek!
      but sadly miley down below will get annoyed because apparently naija runs the world! mtchewww SMH

  2. miley

    April 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    ghanians again competin in actin now music nigerians will always mk it happen fr dem wen we hvnt finish countin our top 5..

    • MizzCJ

      April 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm


    • partyrider

      April 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

      please use punctuation marks next time.
      plus you are not even making sense.

    • Suuisaidl

      April 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Backward mentality

    • e-bukun

      April 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      er…your point?

  3. Equa

    April 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Stop being biased and look at the bright side. BN is not only read by Nigerians, its read by a lot of different nationalities including Africans. Why does anything Ghanaian make some Nigerians feel inferior/superior, and why does anything Nigerian make some Ghanaians feel inferior/superior? Pleaaase! we are all Africans and should be proud if we see our products excelling on the international stages. Whether Ghanaians, Nigerians, Liberians.. we are all one people. That is why we share a lot of similarities. A lot of American stars are not really American natives and yet excell in whatever they do because the hype and support is there. Let us support true African talents and stop the discrimination.

    • MizzCJ

      April 14, 2012 at 9:40 am

      Well said!

  4. Iffy

    April 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Nice, love GH music.

  5. auntie

    April 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    efya tho! IM IN LOVE WITH YOUr soung with sarkodie!

  6. tina

    April 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

    seems like You bella are obsessed with u s ghanaians. Please dont post anything about us here. we dont need your publicity -like seriously. You have enough on your plate.

    Save us the snared remarks and all that nonsense.

    Copying my foot

    • MizzCJ

      April 14, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Tina, Bella is being open-minded and respectful to Ghana. It’s the stupid internet gangsters who are messing it up! Did anyone send them to comment? NO! I beg, Nigerians do it to their own people! Save urself the trouble!

  7. haba!

    April 14, 2012 at 12:26 am

    ghanians! there is always something abt them! they dont like their women and the copy nigeria! geez!

  8. Ade

    April 14, 2012 at 1:36 am

    The El song is nice. That is the best Azonto song out there. A big fan of Sarkodie and Efya also.

  9. MizzCJ

    April 14, 2012 at 9:41 am

    see u n ur backward mentality! mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! n it’s spelt “Ghanaians”. Ode!

  10. NNENNE

    April 16, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Grow up, people! Africa for life.

  11. Salam

    June 3, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Ghanaians will continue to be the shining stars of africa,movies,music,democracy,peace and love for our fellow africans unlike naija ppl who think they are superior to other nationals.apart from your population what can you boast of 419,boko haram,murder,ritual murder fraudsters the most barbaric people in the continent.metcheeeeeew

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