- Words Notion Staff
Kwesi Arthur selects 10Trax for Notion based on his current favourite Ghanaian artists, bringing big energy, uplifting beats and contagious hooks.
With his anticipated album, ‘Son of Jacob’, due for imminent release – Ghanaian artist Kwesi Arthur is set for a big year. After a feature on Yaw Tog’s viral “Sore” Remix ft. Stormzy in 2021, the artist has continued on a path of rapid growth. He’s done a COLORS performance, been endorsed by no other than Cardi B herself, and shot numerous fashion collaborations.
Arthur’s style brings catchy Afropop melodies to the masses, tinged with wider social themes alongside feel-good energy. Crossing genres and musical worlds, he’s sold out shows in London and New York. His new album is set to bring more dancefloor hits that we’re sure will be a big hit with fans and future fans alike.
We caught him as he selected 10 trax by his favourite Ghanaian drill rappers and artists right now. Dive in!
"Second Sermon - Remix" by Black Sheriff Ft. Burna Boy
"Black Sheriff’s energy on this song be offfff. His melodies be sweet and he skates on the beat with some hard lyricism. Burna Boy killed it. I love the beat too."
"Give Up" by Twitch 4VA
"The message of the song really resonates with me “them say make we never give up but as we dey boss up y3 se akoa yi )y3 ahomaso)…” where we come from they tell us to never give up and pursue our dreams but when your dreams start becoming reality they try to make you submit to false ideals and you start to be painted as arrogant which doesn’t help people grow, so this song speaks for most of the African youth."
"Calm Down" by Rema
"The beat uplifts me, the way the instrumentation comes in really caught me and I’ve had it on repeat since. “Don’t tell me no no no no oh oh oh oh”
"Mad" by SuperJazzClub
"I found out about Super Jazz Club through their song “Cameras” and since then I’ve been a fan. “Mad” is their latest joint and it’s mad! I feel like their sound is unique and it’s dope to see them doing what they are ans being from West Africa, my home."
"Sad Gurlz Love Money" by Amarae
"This track has broken ceilings and is breaking boundaries which is amazing to see. The record itself is incredibly catchy and has an infectious bounce."
"Celebrate" by Kwesi Arthur feat Teni
"It’s me so it’s already a dope track…haha I dey joke! But for real I really enjoyed making this record because I wrote it with my brother (Dayonthetrack) and MOG so I got to make it with my family. Teni is amazing."
"Je M’appelle" by Darkovibes Ft. Davido
"The hook is contagious."
"Losing Grace (feat. Reggie)" by O'Kenneth
"You know sometimes when you feel like stuff no dey go right but we’ll still make it through? This song gives me that. Ghetto gospel."
"Finesse" by Pheelz
"If I broke na my business. I’ve listened to this song almost everyday since I heard it."
"Down Flat" by Kelvyn Bwoy
"Kelvyn Bwoy’s vocals be out of this world chale. His rhythm on this one dey catch me pass."