The Ghanaian music industry has been dominated largely by hip-life and highlife genres. The industry can boast of countless hip-life and high-life musicians.
Each and every other day, Ghana’s music industry welcomes new entrants of either high-life or hip-life.
However, it is believed and accepted that the hip-life, also known as rap music is controlled mainly by a single artist, Sarkodie while the high-life genre has been on the shoulders of another singular musician, Daddy Lumba.
Undoubtedly, Daddy Lumba representing High-Life music and Sarkodie repping the Hip-Life has chalked numerous successes, awards, and internationally recognized.
But the Ghanaian music lovers want to know who among the two can be bestowed with the legendary title “Greatest Of All Time”.
Could it be Sarkodie o Daddy Lumba? But before you may your choice, let’s take a critical look at their profiles, achievements, hit songs, and awards.
1. Daddy Lumba:
Charles Kwadwo Fosu, popularly known as Daddy Lumba, is a multiple award-winning Highlife legend whose music career is over three decades. He was born on the 29th of September 1964 in Ashanti Region.
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1. 2000 Ghana Music Awards – Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year.
2. 2003 Ghana Music Awards – Contemporary Highlife Artist, Contemporary Highlife Song, Contemporary Highlife Album.
3. On August 18th, 2018, he was acknowledged with an ‘Icon/Legend of Entertainment’ award at the Exclusive Men of the Year Africa Awards (EMY Award).
Daddy Lumba, in all, has released 33 albums.
Michael Owusu Addo, known professionally as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian rapper and entrepreneur from Tema. He was born on July 10, 1985, some 35 years ago.
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1. BET Awards for Best International Act Africa (2012)
2. The Headies for Award for African Artiste of the Year (2016)
3. The Headies Award for Best Reggae/Dancehall Song – No Kissing Babe (2016)
4. MTV Africa Music Award for Best Hip Hop Artiste (2014)
5. Independent Music Award for Best Song – Illuminati (2014)
6. Nigeria Entertainment Award for African Male Artiste of the Year (2018)
7. BET Hip Hop Awards for Best International Flow (2019)
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Source: Fred Noamesi // www.Ghface.com