Billboard Ranks Top 5 Ghanaian Artistes.
Reggae & Dance-hall artiste, Charles Nii-Armah Mensah, popularly known as, Shatta Wale, has, according to Billboard “Local Heroes”, topped the five most-watched artiste in Ghana chart based on a year of local YouTube views with 13.26M streams.
Wale finished first ahead of Sarkodie in 2nd, Stonebwoy in 3rd and Diana Hamilton in a surprise 4th.
Takoradi based singer-songwriter Kofi Kinaata rounded up the top 5.
Billboard used streaming figures from YouTube over the period of a year – May 1 2019 – May 1 2020 to calculate their figures.
Concerning Shatta Wale the magazine wrote: “Wale’s 2019 album is called Wonder Boy, and the singer-songwriter and actor seems determined to live up to that name. The country’s two biggest political parties have used his songs in campaigns; his 2018 album, Reign, hit No. 6 on Billboard’s Top World Albums chart; and in April, he organized the online Faith Concert to cheer up fellow Ghanaians during the COVID-19 pandemic.”