Best Ghanaian Albums in 2023

Best Albums In 2023

In 2023, the Ghanaian music industry witnessed an influx of remarkable albums that showcased the nation’s diverse musical talents. From established icons to emerging stars, these albums have solidified Ghana’s position as a powerhouse of musical innovation and creativity. Join us as we delve into the top Ghanaian albums of 2023 (in no particular order), celebrating the artistry, cultural resonance, and sonic innovations that have defined the year’s musical landscape.

📌 Stonebwoy – 5th Dimension

Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall artist Stonebwoy released his 5th album, “5th Dimension,” released via Def Jam Recordings. This highly anticipated album featured an impressive lineup of international collaborations, including renowned artists such as Stromzy, Shaggy, Mereba, and Davido. Notably, the closing track, “Manodzi,” featured the Grammy-winning Beninese-French artiste Angelique Kidjo, adding a touch of global flair to the album.

📌 Amaarae – Fountain Baby

Ghanaian-American singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer Amaarae, unveiled her sophomore album titled ‘Fountain Baby.’ Released through Interscope Records, the album showcases Amaarae’s distinctive style and serves as a vibrant declaration of her self-assuredness and spiritual journey.

‘Fountain Baby’ embodies an unstoppable surge of sex appeal, abundant blessings, and undeniable swag, as described by Amaarae herself. The album signifies a confident and empowered artist, unafraid to explore her multifaceted identity and express it through her music. According to Amaarae, the album is a testament to her status as a truly blessed child of God.

📌 O’Kenneth & Xlimkid – Pain In Glory

In “Pain In Glory,” Ghanaian Drill (Asakaa) heavyweight O’Kenneth teamed up with Rising Star Xlimkid to create this 6-track masterpiece. The 3rd track from the Album “Lonely Road,” went viral on social media after it was co-signed by American rapper Lil-Durk.

📌 Mr Eazi – The Evil Genius

This remarkable album was a profound reflection of Mr Eazi’s personal experiences, encompassing themes of love, betrayal, loneliness, and family. Divided into three distinctive acts, the album offered listeners a captivating journey through its 16 diverse tracks.

The Evil Genius” boasted a stellar lineup of guest features, including the legendary Angelique Kidjo from Benin, Efya from Ghana, Whoisakin from Nigeria, and Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa. These collaborations add a unique and transcendent dimension to the album.

📌 Kuami Eugene – Love and Chaos

Renowned Ghanaian Afrobeat sensation Kuami Eugene unveiled his highly anticipated third studio album, “Love and Chaos.” This 13-track masterpiece featured a stellar lineup of artists, including Rotimi, Guchi, Magixx, Weezy, and BackRoad Gee. “Love and Chaos” is a testament to Kuami Eugene’s artistry and unwavering dedication to the music industry. This dynamic album reflects his versatility and willingness to push the boundaries of his craft.

📌 Medikal – Planning and Plotting

Planning & Plotting” was a significant milestone for Medikal, marking his fifth studio album since his meteoric rise in the music scene back in 2013. His impressive career boasts numerous accolades and chart-topping singles. This 14-track body of work featured Sarkodie, Shatta Wale, Mayorkun, Headie One, Ofori Amponsah, Sherrifa Gunu, Tom D’Frick and Jay Bahd.

📌 DarkoVibes – BUTiFLY

This 17-track studio album by DarkoVibes is a breathtaking ode to love, life, and the extraordinary essence of women. DarkoVibes’ philosophy behind “BUTiFLY” is beautifully simple. He says: “Love is the universal language that connects us all, and ‘BUTiFLY’ is my way of expressing the many facets of this beautiful emotion.” This sentiment reverberates throughout the album, making it a timeless classic poised to resonate with music enthusiasts worldwide. He crafted songs that touch the soul while keeping listeners on their feet, and this prowess is profoundly evident in the album; a testament to his unwavering dedication to pushing musical boundaries and reshaping the soundscape.

📌 Lyrical Joe – Photo Album

Photo Album” was Ghanaian rapper, Lyrical Joe’s Debut Album. The 15-track album featured notable music icons such as Efya, EL, Medikal, Darkovibes, Sefa, and AQ. Some of Ghana’s finest music producers including Mix Master Garzy, ATown, 2Bars, Konfem, Sosawavegod, SoundIt, Phredxter, & JuiczXxx, also worked on the project.

Lyrical Joe said he named his album PHOTO” because he wants to show everyone a vivid image of everywhere he has been and everything he has been through, the bad, the worst, the good, and the best of his life. So ladies and gentlemen just sit back, flip through these photos, and enjoy. My Debut album “PHOTO

“Photo Album paints a vivid image of everywhere he has been and everything he has been through including the bad, the worse, the good, and the best of his life,” he said.

 

Osafo Daniel
Editor in Chief and Founder of Ghana Plug. Beyond my editorial role, I do PR, Digital Marketing, Social Media Management & Branding, Web Development, and Search Engine Optimization.