Over the years Ghana has had a lot of talented musicians, but very few have really managed to make impacts both locally and internationally. Fortunately, though, that dock has been broken, with many Ghanaian artistes earning collabos with their foreign counterparts. Currently, the Sarkodies, Stonebwoys, Shatta Wales and Saminis are the kings when it comes to Ghana music, as their impacts are far greater than the others. However, it is fair to say that the other musicians are also pulling their weights in a bid to see their musical careers progress and make a solid brand.
In the limelight now are Kuami Eugene, Kidi, King Promise and Kwesi Arthur who have broken local barriers and have been able to cross through to the international markets with several tours made in different countries. It is undeniable that they have gained international recognition as Kwesi Arthur was a nominee at last year’s BET awards and was also interviewed by Tim Westwood. Kidi, Kuami Eugene and King Promise were also featured on BBC news and few magazines.
Last year met with tours by Kidi, Kuami Eugene together with Dj Vyrusky in Europe, Belgium to be precise at the Republic Celebrations inside Ikon- Antwerp and Club Cell-Almere on the 6th and 7th July respectively and also at the 61st Independence Celebration of Ghana held at indigo at the 02 Arena in London which included King Promise as well when the trio trilled the crowd and gave good accounts of themselves. King Promise also toured USA specifically Washington DC, Worchester, Ohio and Philadelphia.
This year was not left out as these fast rising artists prove they are here to stay. King Promise, Kidi and Kuami Eugene are to perform at OHMY Music Festival 2019 in Arenapark, Amsterdam, Netherlands with other great and renowned artists including Meek Mill, Trey Songs, Roddy Ricch, Tiwa Savage, Mr Eazi among others. This can be said that these artists are fighting to put their country on the global market. However King Promise also performs at Manchester 02 Apollo on June 15th while Kidi and Kuami Eugene Performed in DC for the first time on April 12th and 13th respectively followed by National Event Venue, Toronto, Ontario Canada coming on the 27th of April.
One can say that the existence of these four fast rising artists have partially stopped Ghanaians from patronizing Nigerian music like before which has made much impacts in the Music industry. It has also been observed that they intended to print indelible marks in the industry as they send Ghanaian Music global.
Source: Beenie Words