The value of a musician is determined by a lot of factors. One key factor is how consistently you are able to release smash hit songs.
This is the secret of most successful musicians. Because when your song hits, it gives you some sort of attention which propels your name and brand to another whole level.
This is what enables you to secure more brand influencer and ambassadorial deals — no business would give endorsement deals to a ‘dead musician’. Innit?
Furthermore, one thing worth knowing is collaborations also gives musicians a fast way of getting a hit song. Because it is like the fanbase of each musician come together to push the song to a higher height.
But does that also mean you can just stand up and feature anyone? Nope! As a musician, you need to be calculative of whom you pick to feature on your song because that will determine if the song would have a possibility of becoming a hit song or not.
Now, let us look at 10 Ghanaian musicians to feature if you want an instant hit song:
The Lynx Entertainment signee, is undeniably one of the hottest from Ghana when it comes to delivering hit songs. If we should name the number songs he has made to become hit songs, the number may not end today.
Just recently was his magic touch on Captain Planet’s Abodie song. Kuami Eugene on Kwame Yogot’s Bibi Besi is another one. He also added a good touch to Strongman’s Baby Girl song. Sarkodie’s ‘Happy Day’ song also got its mileage due to the Rockstar effect.
The only problem Kuami Eugene has is his constant involvement in alleged song theft. Every now and then, both old and new artistes would come out with a mountain of evidences of how he stole a song or an instrumentation from their piece of work.
Albeit, he’s one fantastic musician.
They call him King Sark for a reason. When he raps on your song, it is guaranteed that people will hear you. The rapper born Michael Owusu Addo has a huge listenership. Hence, it makes it easy for you to get heard should you feature him on a song. Sarkodie added command to Mr Drew and Krymi’s Dw3 song. He was one of the first people to get Ghanaians to pay attention to Medikal.
He also helped Kurl Songx to blow up with his Jennifer Lomotey song.
The African Dancehall King doesn’t really have command when it comes to giving hit songs. Although he’s good, his presence on a song doesn’t guarantee it to be a smash hit song. The advantage he has, however, is, his fan base Shatta Movement always pulls through to make the song trend. Even so, the song dies out quickly when the trends die down. But we can say Shatta Wale is capable of giving a hit song to a fellow musician because we saw what he did on Wendy Shay’s Steve Wonder, Kwesi Arthur’s ‘African Girl’, just to mention a few.
Kelvynboy’s silky voice always gives a different touch to your song when you feature him. He is a bundle of talent.
We all saw what he did on Mr Drew’s Later song, which kind of helped the Highly Spiritual musician to secure a top spot in the Ghanaian music industry. Kelvin Brown as he’s known in real life also did a magic on Sista Afia’s Corner Corner song in 2019.
One of the things that has affected Kelvinboy’s shine to some extent was his feud with his former boss, Stonebwoy. But that doesn’t deny the fact that he’s so good at making songs hit.
The new kid on the block, Black Sherif, is walking with some deadly anointing fire for hit songs. His style of music is way different — we are yet to see anyone like him. For this reason, the consumption for his songs are very high. More so, his choice of words are always deep and reveals the struggles that we all go through on a daily basis.
Amerado featured Black Sherif on his ‘Abotr3’ and it is a smash hit song — the song organically skyrocketed to 1million views on Youtube in a matter of days.
He is a force to reckon when it comes to delivering hit songs. When you look at him, you may think he is now finding his feet to get established as an A-list artiste. But don’t you dare, a lot of people, especially old folks, consume his music a lot. Featuring Akwaboah on your song is a way of guarantee that your song will remain evergreen.
His lyrical dexterity is something else. Akwaboah has proved his worth. His feature on Strongman’s ‘Transformer’ song gave it that touch to become a hit song.
Akwaboah’s help on Flowking Stone’s Blow My Mind also elevated that song into another level.
The member of the R2Bees group always comes with his soothing voice. Hence, if you feature him on your song, be rest assured that the girls especially will listen to you. His voice on Kelvynboy’s MOMO song helped a lot in pushing it.
Mugeez on Samini’s Sweet Tempo years back has made that song a time less hit song:
And he was the one that gave Sarkodie a hit song in his early days after he featured on his Baby song
He is another talent from the Lynx Entertainment camp that can guarantee you a hit song. He calls himself the Gyal Dem Sugar for a reason because a lot of females listen to him. Getting him on your song will give it the touch you need for a hit song.
We saw what he did on Darkovibes’ Bless Me song.
What he did on Kwesi Arthur’s Don’t Keep Me Waiting is another example.
The BHIM Nation Boss is also worth mentioning. His feature by Darkovibe on his song Stay Woke gave it the easy map to climb up as a hit song.
Stonebwoy on Adina’s Take Care of You is also worth mentioning:
The King of All Promise, King Promise also has what it takes to make your song a hit song. His smooth voice with an embellishment of a little Gã language here and there would give you an eargasm.
What he did on Medikal’s Ayekoo is worth mentioning.
Another one was on Sarkodie’s Anadwo song
This is our list of the Ghanaian musicians you can feature on a song if you want it to be a hit. Do you think some people should have made the list? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!