File Photo: L-R: Shatta Wale, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy

International music firm, Billboard has released a list of the most-watched homegrown artists across Africa from Afrobeats to other genres in 11 African countries.

The release is based on a year of local YouTube views and Shatta Wale tops the list in Ghana.

The Already hitmaker topped the charts with 13.26 million views, followed by BET’s Best International Flow rapper, Sarkodie with 11.72 million views, leaving Stonebwoy with third position with 7.86 million views.

Gospel musician Diana Hamilton came fourth, garnering 6.42 million views ahead of Highlife singer Kofi Kinaata who came last on the list for Ghana with 4.63 million views.


With Shatta Wale leading the list, Billboard described him as a songwriter and actor who seems determined to live up to his name as his 2019 album Wonder Boy.

The article however added that, 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.

Check out the stats per Billboard’s website below: