Ghanaians have been competing with their Nigerian counterparts in everything from food to football. Even though these countries only share a colonial master, the rivalry between these two countries can be fierce at times but on most occasions it is friendly.
Serving a Ghanaian Nigerian Jollof is an abomination while claiming Naija Jollof is better than Ghanaian Jollof can start a fight. As a matter of fact, the quickest way to lose your Naija or Ghanaian pass is to claim the other country’s Jollof is better when you are not from there.
Any football match between Ghana and Nigeria is fierce regardless of where it is been played even if on a game console with each country counting scores.
Although Ghana can only boost of 30 million people, they still take on the giants of Africa with their over 200 million people. The shared history between these countries from their struggles for independence to their xenophobic actions against each other makes them Frenemies.
Music is one thing that has always brought these two countries together with Nigerian music enjoying airtime in homes, churches and clubs in Ghana.
Many Ghanaian artistes have had songs with their Nigerian counterparts with the era of Afrobeats bringing the biggest artistes in both countries together. Veteran Ghanaian musician Nana Kwame Ampadu in his popular song “Oman Bo Adwo” gave credit to an Igbo friend who helped him write the song. The friend sings part of the song hence one could claim that as an example of the music collaboration between these two countries. Reggie Rockstone featured Tu Face on a track while the likes of Sarkodie, Kidi, M.anifest, Stonebwoy and veteran Kojo Antwi all has songs with big Nigerian artistes like Runtown, Davido, Burna Boy, Teni and Geneieve Nnaji respectively.
Here are the top three collaborations between Ghana and Nigerian artistes. These are songs that changed the landscape and made both Nigerians and Ghanaian proud. Not a single party could forgo these tunes and to ignore them meant your knowledge of music is either weak or you are just plain hating.
#3: R2Bees featuring Wander Coal – Kiss Your Hand
#2: GuiltyBeatz, Mr Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo – Akwaaba
#1: Tic Tac featuring Tony Tetuila – Fefe ne Fe
Let us know what songs are in your top Ghana Naija collaborations