My favorite singer coming out of West Africa is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun aka Wizkid, a 23-year old Nigerian. Even though I hardly understand what he’s saying, his songs are consistent dance hits. (There is a lot of cross-pollination among Ghanaian and Nigerian musicians.) Most of the Ghanaians — except Sarkodie — are one-hit wonders.
R2Bees is a Ghanaian band that opened for Chris Brown when he came earlier this year
Skip to 2:45 to skip the dramatization to hear the song
This song, “Azonto”, is featured on the daily playlist with Trace Urban, a South African music video channel.