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Top 5 Ghanaian female artistes in 2023

Top 5 Ghanaian female artistes in 2023

For decades, a section of the music industry has been clamoring for more female talents on the Ghanaian scene and also in Africa.

The proponents of this laudable advocacy have cited the need for diversity and enhanced female representation as some of the reasons for this call.

For Ghana to compete on the global stage, a strategic move to empower female artistes, is one of the steps in realizing this goal.

Female talents like Tems & Tiwa Savage from Nigeria and Uncle Waffles from South Africa have proven that women can take top spots on the international scene when given the chance.

For Ghana to have adequate representation on the global music scene, it has become very vital to support music divas who are pulling their weight.

In this piece, we shed light on five of Ghana’s incredible female voices who are steadily making their way to the top.


The first notable name to mention when assessing the great impact of female Ghanaian artistes in 2023 is Jackline Acheampong, popularly known as Gyakie.

She has been phenomenal this year with remarkable presence both home and abroad with song releases and performances.

Her song ‘Scar’, which features UK-based rapper JBEE, has garnered good streaming numbers across platforms.

Gyakie has represented Ghana and performed at AfroNation in Miami – USA,

Hype Festival in Germany, Citysplash Festival in London and an appearance at the Youtube Legacy party.


Ama Serwah Genfi known musically as Amaarae will have her name pop up when discussing great female talents from Ghana in this current era.

Though her presence in Ghana is seldom, her contributions to the elevation of Ghanaian representation on the global market cannot be overlooked.

The US-based singer is the first Ghanaian to perform at the NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ and she achieved that feat this year.

She represented Ghana once again by performing at the MTV Music Video Awards in September and also appeared on many other international platforms.

Amaarae is currently touring the world with her newest album titled ‘Fountain Baby’ released in June this year.


Rufftown Records diva, Wendy Addo popularly known as Wendy Shay, definitely deserves a mention in this piece.

Ever since her introduction, she has been consistent pushing herself and her music.

The singer commenced the year by organizing a highly patronized concert at the West Hills Mall in Ghana dubbed ‘Shay Concert’.

Her songs, ‘Habibi’ and ‘Heaven’ have been on rotation in Ghana and raking in some good streams.

In the first quarter of 2023, dominant digital streaming platform in Africa, Boomplay, announced that she had crossed over 50 millions streams so far on the platform.


New female artiste, Maya Blu, is on steady rise in the music industry in Ghana with signs of a promising career.

She was the only female nominated for this year’s ‘Unsung Artiste of the Year’ at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

The sweet and sassy songstress has been tipped to win the 2023 ‘Discovery of the Year’ at the Ghana Music Awards in UK.

Her current amapiano song, ‘Talk Too Much’, is nearing one million views on Youtube and it is incredible for new artistes to achieve such a milestone.

The singer also released a banging song in March titled ‘Sho’ featuring Mr. Drew, and the music video has close to 800k views on YouTube.

Maya Blu who is signed to the biggest record label in Ghana, Lynx Entertainment, is expected take a dominant spot in the music industry in Ghana and beyond.


Another name worth mentioning in this list of top Ghanaian female acts in 2023,  is singer Sista Afia.

The artiste has been highly rated for her creative songwriting and delivery over the years.

She has been a good representation of the Ghana music industry with performances in Dubai and other foreign cities.

Sista Afia was recently awarded at the 2023 Ghana Entertainment Awards held in the USA.

Written by: By: Chris Rowlands


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