Ghana Songs Origin
Ghana songs are best to listen to especially if you are a Ghanaian or love Ghana and our Culture. And this website is the best place to get all those songs to download in MP3 format. Just click HERE and start downloading.
Most of the songs you will get on this website to download are HIPLIFE, HIGHLIFE, GOSPEL, DANCEHALL, and many more. Let me take this opportunity to brief you a bit about these genres of music stated above.
Ghana Songs Hiplife
Most people say that Reginald Osei known in music industry as Reggie Rockstone is the originator of Hiplife. But there are a greater number of people who also disagree. Nonetheless, Ghanaian hip hop known as hiplife can be traced back to the 1980s where some artistes such as K.K. kabobo and Gyedu Blay Ambolley is having traces of Hiplife in their songs.
In 1973 one can see a semi-rap in Fante style highlife in Ambolley’s first record “Simigwado”. This song has fast spoken poetic lyrics which show hiplife variations. And so, most people can say Ambolley is the father of rap but not limited to Ghana but the whole wild world over time.
But now a days, Ghanaians have come to like the American hip pop, reggae, dance hall and many more.
Again, let’s not forget that Jeff Tennyson Quaye who is known as “Jay Q”, one of the pioneers of hiplife in the early 1990s is the one that championed the course of hiplife in Ghana by introducing the Jama/kpalongo style of hiplife. Everyone knows him as the king of Jama.
It is during this same time that Reggie Rockstone also started his craft of hiplife with music producers like Mike Cooke, Rab Bakari, Zapp Mallet and coal House. They made Ghana songs what it today.
Artistes in early stage of Hiplife
These are some of the Artistes who started hiplife as far back as 1989. They are; “Chief G and Tribe” as one of the first rap groups in Ghana consisting of Chief G ( now we know as Jay Ghartey), Abeeku, and Kwaku T.
It was after this group collapsed before Reggie’s came in with what is now termed hiplife, Talking Drums, which includes Kwaku-T and Abeeku, experimented with choruses and hooks in local languages. In Twi, Reggie would flow over hip-hop beats, and this style has been used previously in Mahoney P’s debut album Kofi Babone.
In that same era, Ghana songs became fun as another group with the name Native Funk Lords (NFL) came out with pidgin rap; the originators of the genre were from the Kay’s Frequency camp: Tinniequaye, Cil, Jake & Eddy Blay. This group also took inspiration from bands such as Osibisa and Ghanaba of Ghana. Rapper and producer Cavell was also part of the original NFL collective and is now known to many as The Mantis.
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