Top Ghanaian Music Producers
Shatta Wale came out a few days ago to lambast 'Ghana music.' According to him, the Ghana music community is not doing enough compared to their West African counterparts, Nigeria.
Nigeria’s entertainment scene has dominated the Afrobeat space for years now, but that doesn’t take away the efforts of the GH music community, who have also produced gems that have all it takes to shine on the international stage.
Sarkodie, Mr. Eazi, and King Promise have been outstanding in their own right. However, these shining lights have been made possible by unique producers who give their all to see the project do well. This post aims to recognize some of these top producers in the GH music space.
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John Kwesi Dosunmu is the brain behind some of the hit songs that have ruled the airwaves in and around Ghana.
MOG has worked hard and gained a great deal for artists. He has been providing Sarkodie with back-to-back tracks, which has made them close too. Also, most of Wendy Shay’s big hit songs were created by him.
Mr. Eazi, Kwame Eugene. Kidi and even Kwesi Arthur have had the brilliance and creativity of M.O.G on a track for them.
John, who was born on November 25, 1993, started playing percussion at the young age of 14 when he began his career.
He eventually earned an Msc. in Petroleum Geoscience from the University of Ghana, Legon, where he graduated.
MOG Beatz first earned notoriety for his contributions to Sarkodie’s smash hit track “RNS,” and he has since developed steadily. At the 2016 Ghana Music Awards UK, the song was named “Hip Life Song Of The Year.”
His numerous awards include ‘Producer Of The Year’ at the 2019 and 2021 3Music Awards, Muse Africa (2019), and ‘Producer Of The Year’ at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards(VGMA).
Ghanaian DJ, record producer, and sound engineer ‘Guilty Beatz’ is also worthy of mention. Ronald Banful was born in Palermo, Italy, on January 17, 1990. At age six (6), he moved to Ghana, where he discovered a love for music.
He made his musical debut in 2016 with the track “chance,” which also included Mr. Eazi. His major break, however, came in 2018, when the classic song “Akwaaba,” which he co-wrote with Mr. Eazi, Patapaa, and Pappy Kojo, was named one of the top 10 most popular African songs of the year.
He received multiple nominations and awards for this popular song and 2018 All Africa Music Awards for ‘Best African Collaboration.’ In addition, he was awarded ‘Song of the Year at the 2018 All Africa Music Awards.
He was given three producing credits for his contributions to the critically acclaimed Beyoncé “Lion King Album: The Gift” in 2019. “Already,” “Keys to the Kingdom,” and “Find your way back” were all projects he worked on.
He was a significant part of Tems’s ‘Orange Is A Colour’ album.
When it comes to music production, Kaywa has been competent. He never slowed down from the heyday of Azonto to the current era.
He is a versatile producer who has collaborated with artists in the secular and gospel genres. He was the driving force behind “W’asem” and most of Diana Hamilton’s accolades in the gospel music industry.
He produced “Dw” and “Toffee” by Mr. Drew and Krymi.
He has excellent production and great sound. In addition to managing artists, he is a well-known music producer.
With Kofi Kinaata’s “Things Fall Apart,” Two Bars shook up the airwaves. He appeared without a trace and quickly won everybody over.
He is a Tema-based songs creator and Seshi’s former assistant.
He continued after “Things Fall Apart” as He also worked on Kwesi Arthur’s “Zombie.” His contributions have earned him plaudits and have placed him in demand.
Elorm “EL” Adablah
Going by the stage name E.L., Elorm Adablah is an accomplished rapper, record producer, and composer of afrobeat music.
E.L. is one of the few entertainers and record producers in Ghana’s music industry to have achieved success in both fields as an artist and producer.
E.L. decided to pursue music after earning his political science and economics degree from the University of Ghana. This choice has been highly fruitful ever since.
With his unique fusion of Afro-fusion, afro-pop, hip-life, R&B, reggae, and dancehall record creations, E.L. has astounded many listeners. In addition, he stands out as a producer since he creates his tracks and experiments with various sounds to create music.
His numerous awards include ‘Album of the Year’ at the Ghana Music Awards for 2012–2013, Ghana Music Awards 2015–2016: Producer Of The Year, and his work on “A sting in a tale” won the 2010 Africa Movie Academy Award for ‘Best Original Music.’
Also, his contribution to “Checkmate and more” won the ‘Best Score Award’ at the 2010 Ghana Film Awards. In 2017, he won the ‘Best Album’ category at the Ghana Entertainment Awards, USA (BAR 3).
If you’ve been keeping up with Ghana’s music industry’s trends, Shatta Wale will come to mind when Paq is mentioned.
He has been producing fantastic music for Shatta Wale and is pretty close to him.
He is responsible for some of Shatta Wale’s incredible tracks. His creative style has shown as he worked on Shatta Wale’s “Prophecy,” “My Level,” and “Time no dey.” “Melissa” was also co-produced by Paq and Shatta.
‘Killbeatz’ is the stage name of Joseph Kwame Addison, a multi-award-winning music producer, and sound engineer. King Promise and other well-known performers are represented by the Legacy Life Entertainment record company, whose CEO is Killbeatz.
Killbeatz was given production credit on an Ed Sheeran song with Ghanaian musician Fuse ODG in 2018 as Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ album, which won ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ at the 68th Grammy Awards, featured the song “Bibia be ye ye.”
Sarkodie, Efya, R2bees, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Fancy Gadam, and Mr. Eazi are just a few artists that Killbeatz has collaborated with. His collaboration with R2Bees always results in a smash.
He has won many awards that also include ‘Producer Of The Year’ in the 2013, 2014, and 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
Posigee, also known as Awal Alhassan, is a producer, sound engineer, and philanthropist who has won numerous awards. Posigee has a wide range of musical genre abilities. His areas of expertise include hip hop, hiplife, dancehall, high life, RnB, and soul.
Posigee has a wealth of experience in critical music analysis and a master’s degree in music technology, sound engineering, and production. He is an expert at mixing, editing, sound design, and voice comping and is highly skilled with acoustic and electronic equipment.
Posigee’s clients and followers are consistently pleased with his zeal and commitment to work ethics. Artists including Sarkodie, Efya, R2 Bees, Shatta Wale, KIDI, King Promise, Obibini, Samini, Wizkid, Ice Prince, E.L., and others have collaborated with him.
His production skills contributed to Sarkodie’s “BlackLove” album.
Richard Mensah, a well-known singer, songwriter, and music producer is also recognized in Ghana by his nom de guerre “Richie.” Richie began his musical career in high school and frequently appeared with his peers at various events.
His experience would give him the courage to attempt music in the future entirely. Richie founded the Lynx Entertainment record label in 2006 after developing a talent for music and record production.
Richie has excellent verbal and written communication skills, is a master of lyric composure, is skilled with various instruments, and has a great understanding of musical norms in multiple genres.
He has received incredible accolades for his work over the years. They include The 2009 ‘Record Label Of The Year’ (Ghana music awards), 2009, 2010, and 2021 ‘Producer of the Year’ (Ghana music awards), and The 2021 ‘Sound Engineer Of The Year’ (Ghana music awards).
Mix Master Garzy
Mix Master Garzy, also known as Benjamin ‘Garzy’ Mensah, began making music during his secondary days. He has since collaborated with numerous well-known artists, including Davido, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Patoranking, Stonebwoy, and many more. He has been the catalyst behind the majority of Stonebwoy’s songs. Together with StreetBeatz, he has been giving Stonebwoy hit tunes. “Shuga” and “Kpo ke ke” are two examples.