Patriotism means so much to these Ghanaian artistes who go beyond the culture they display in their lyrics to weave a beautiful Ghanaian-themed music video that sells Ghana to the rest of the world.
These artistes we are going to talk about are so passionate about telling the beautiful concept of Ghana in their songs and embody what the Ghanaian story is all about in their music videos and sometimes their stage performances.
We guess you have watched a couple of Fuse ODG music videos. The dude is so proud of the Ghanaian identity that he doesn’t hesitate in displaying them. His recent song which featured KiDi and Kuame Eugene dubbed, New Africa Girl says it all.
To those who are reading about him for the first time, Fuse ODG is the first Ghanaian ever to win a Grammy award. He works tirelessly to promote Ghanaian artistes on the UK scene and to change the narrative of Africa through his music.
He is based in the UK and has worked with heavyweights like Wyclef Jean, Sean Paul, Shata Waler, Majer Lazer and Ed Sheeran. Fuse ODG is a global name in Afrobeats who makes sure his music videos portray the sceneries of Ghana.
Okyeame Kwame’s sense of patriotism is highly commendable. He always portrays the cultural aspect of Ghana in almost all his music videos.
The beautiful landscapes and the sceneries are captured aesthetically in a way that instills a sense of pride in Ghanaians. His collaboration with Wutah titled Bra, Mere Twen Wo, and Ino Be My Matter featuring Kuame Eugene are just a few of the songs he through which he projects Ghana’s culture to the rest of the world.
The rapper who is regarded as one of the best Ghanaian rappers of all time also wears locally manufactured fabrics and promotes made-in Ghana products through various platforms.
M.anifest’s fashion sense reveals his Ghanaian identity and he makes sure his videos also reflect the kind of perception he has about his Africa background despite staying in America for a long time.
As a rapper, he has surprisingly departed from the traditional blings blings, women, liquor and drugs that embody music videos scripted by hiphop artists. He makes sure the ‘Ghanaian’ part of his lyrics are translated equally with the same imagery and this is something that he has incorporated into his brand.
Ghanaian Afropop singer and songwriter, Noella Wiyaala, known professionally as Wiyaala has made a name for herself on the international stage. Her music and fashion style are influenced by her Ghanaian background and this is something she interprets in her music videos. It’s for this reason that she has wholly been accepted by the international community whereas Ghanaians are yet to appreciate her craft.
The ‘I Want To See You My Father’ hitmaker is known for his indigenous music style which equally transcends to his music videos. King Ayisoba has become an international superstar, touring a lot of European countries and selling the Ghanaian identity to the rest of the world.
His special guitar, known locally as Kologo churns out the rhythms of his ethnicity. He was born in June 1975 at Bongo SOE near Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
He eventually left Bongo SOE for Techiman Nyampenase in the Brong Ahafo Region to engage in farming, but moved to Accra a year later, teaming up with the late Terry Bonchaka to exploit his music talent.