Just like Jollof rice, football is a delicious staple in Ghana. It is near impossible to walk into a Ghanaian with absolutely zero knowledge of the beautiful game.
Aside from the millions of fans football accrues in Ghana, there is a swelling band of punters making a fortune staking on elegantly designed bookmaker sites like the Betway homepage.
Indeed the love of football spreads from the ordinary Ghanaian on the streets to the elite celebrities the nation boasts. Top Ghanaian musicians have not been shy about their affection for the game.
This article discusses some of the best singers Ghana has and the football clubs they support.
Kofi Kinaata is a singer and rapper deeply invested in the highlife and hiplife music genres, with a list of awards and nominations. Kofi Kinaata is one of the best Ghanaian singers with a strong hand in the highlife genre.
He is also popularly known as the Fante rap god, as he is notable for his Fante raps.
Regarding football, Kofi Kinaata is one of those musicians who surprises his fans by supporting an indigenous football club – Sekondi Hasacaas. Although some people argue that he is a big supporter of the famous English Premier League club, Manchester United.
Kwaw Kesse is one of the most popular rappers and hiplife artists. He is also known as Abodam, derived from his 2007 album, which won five awards in the 2008 Ghana Music Awards awards. Another thing that makes Kwaw Kesse popular is his crazy stage acts.
In previous years, Kwaw Kesse was mistaken for a Hearts of Oak supporter because he added the football club’s name in one of his lyrics. But in an interview with Joy FM, he confessed that he supports Asante Kotoko.
He was also spotted supporting Asante Kotoko in a match against Hearts of Oak.
Formerly known as Bandana, Shatta Wale has risen to be one of Ghana’s most prominent reggae-dancehall artists.
He has meddled in various music genres, including afrobeat, hiplife, and highlife. Breaking into the music industry in 2004, Shatta Wale has amassed tons of awards for his music and is now more famous for featuring in Beyonce’s Black is King Album.
For a long time, Shatta Wale has been known to be a big supporter of the Ghanaian football club Hearts of Oak, which has been spotted rocking their jersey.
But now, he has declared his support for Asante Kotoko. Many people say he made the switch because Kofi Abban, his Godfather, was made a board member of Asante Kotoko.
Also, there is an unpopular opinion that Shatta Wale supports the English Premier League club Manchester United.
Wendy Shay is known for her Afropop and afro beats songs which have won her many awards and nominations.
She is one of the Ghanaian female singers who is also venturing into the acting world. So far, Wendy Shay is regarded by the 3Music Awards Women’s Brunch as one of the top 30 most influential women in music.
Being one of the most influential female artists in Ghana, Wendy Shay made an appearance at the homes of the Ghanaian football club, Legon Cities.
Although it is not random to spot female singers supporting football clubs, Wendy Shay was spotted singing and dancing in support of Legon Cities for their match against Great Olympics.
Stonebwoy is one of the biggest names in Ghana and Africa at large. He is known for his Afropop, dancehall, and reggae music genres.
Since making launch in the music industry in 2009, Stonebwoy has won a long list of awards and nominations. He is also a businessman and has taken up acting roles in movies.
Despite not being impressed by the recent performance of the Ghanaian football club, Stonebwoy declared himself a Hearts of Oak supporter during an interview with Adom TV. On the other hand, he is also rumored to be a die-hard Chelsea FC fan.
Conclusively, singers support football clubs too, and Ghanaian
singers aren’t left out of the picture of expressing their sports interests.