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9 Must-Hear Songs from Ghana’s Buzzing Drill Scene

The latest musical craze to sweep Ghana is a new variant of hip hop called Asakaa. Inspired by the drill music sub-genre that emerged from Chicago, Asakaa’s raps have a swagger and vibe that make them uniquely African and a popular sensation. The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre’s patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.