The Best of Ghana Hip Hop Music in 2011

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If you’re a fan of Ghanaian hip hop, then you’ll want to check out our list of the best Ghanaian hip hop songs of 2011. From Sarkodie to M.anifest, these are the tunes that had us nodding our heads and moving our feet all year long.

2011 in Review

2011 was a big year for Ghanaian hip hop. A lot of great music was released and the scene continued to grow. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best Ghanaian hip hop music from 2011.

The year in music

2011 was a banner year for music, with Ghanaian hip hop artists leading the charge. From Sarkodie’s record-breaking album release to M.anifest’s genre-defying LP, there was plenty to choose from when it came to great music. Here are our picks for the best Ghanaian hip hop albums of 2011.

Sarkodie – Sarkology
Sarkodie’s third album, Sarkology, was nothing short of a phenomenon. The album broke Ghanaian sales records, selling over 100,000 copies in its first week of release. With its mix of hard-hitting beats and poignant lyrics, Sarkology cemented Sarkodie’s place as one of the biggest names in Ghanaian hip hop.

M.anifest – The Gamble
M.anifest took a risk with his second album, The Gamble, and it paid off in spades.The album saw M.anifest experiment with different sounds and styles, resulting in an eclectic and unforgettable LP. From the soulful “All My Love” to the anthemic “Time Bomb,” The Gamble showcased M.anifest’s innate ability to craft captivating songs.

EL – Ripple Effect
EL’s debut album, Ripple Effect, introduced Ghanaian audiences to a new kind of hip hop. With its blend of Afrobeat and hip hop influences, Ripple Effect set itself apart from anything else that was being released at the time. EL’s unbridled energy and knack for hooks made Ripple Effect an instant classic and catapulted EL into the upper echelon of Ghanaian rappers.

The year in Ghana

It was a big year for Ghanaian hip hop, with breakout hits and fresh new faces making a mark on the scene. Here’s a look back at some of the best Ghanaian hip hop music of 2011.

M.anifest – “No Worries”
M.anifest’s “No Worries” was one of the biggest Ghanaian hip hop tracks of the year, with its infectious hook and catchy verses. The song was a hit with both fans and critics, and helped put M.anifest on the map as one of Ghana’s top rappers.

E.L – “U Go Kill Me”
E.L’s “U Go Kill Me” was another huge track in 2011, helped by its clever video which went viral on YouTube. The song established E.L as one of Ghana’s leading rappers, and he would go on to have a hugely successful year with his debut album “Firstborn”.

Fuse ODG – “Azonto”
Fuse ODG’s “Azonto” was one of the most popular songs in Ghana in 2011, thanks to its catchy chorus and addictive beat. The song became an instant hit with fans of all ages, and propelled Fuse ODG to superstardom in his native country.

Sarkodie – “You Go Kill Me Remix” (featuring Efya)
Sarkodie’s remix of Efya’s “You Go Kill Me” was another huge track in 2011, thanks to its memorable video and Sarkodie’s charismatic performance. The song cemented Sarkodie’s place as one of Ghana’s top rappers, and helped him to achieve mainstream success both at home and abroad.

The Best of Ghana Hip Hop Music in 2011


M.anifest is a Ghanaian hip hop artist who won Best International Act at the 2015 BET Awards. He has been active in the music industry since 2009 and his debut album, The Gamble, was released in 2011. His second album, Nowhere Cool, was released in 2014.

M.anifest’s music is a mix of Ghanaian highlife and hip hop. He is known for his socially conscious lyrics and has collaborated with various artists, including Blaqkountry, M3NSA, EL, and Worlasi.

In 2012, M.anifest won the Artist of the Year award at the Ghana Music Awards. He has also been nominated for several other awards, including the MTV Africa Music Awards and the MOBO Awards.


If you are a fan of Sarkodie, then you will be pleased to know that he has been nominated for the “Best International Act” award at the 2011 BET Awards. Sarkodie is a Ghanaian hip hop artist who is currently signed to Jay-Z’s record label, Roc Nation. Sarkodie’s debut album, “Matter”, was released in 2009 and was met with critical acclaim. He has since released two more albums, “Sarkology” and “Mary”. Sarkodie is known for his lyrical prowess and his ability to rap in both Twi and English.


EL was one of the most successful Ghanaian hip hop artists in 2011. His debut album “Hierarchy” was a big hit with fans and critics alike, and his single “One Day” was a huge radio hit. EL is known for his smooth flow and intelligent lyrics, and he is considered one of the leaders of the new generation of Ghanaian hip hop artists.


In conclusion, the best of Ghana hip hop music in 2011 was a great mix of old and new, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. We saw a mix of styles and genres, with something for everyone to enjoy. We hope you enjoyed our list, and we look forward to seeing what the future of Ghanaian hip hop has in store for us.

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