Sarkodie ‘Most Influential’ Musician on Social Media


Award-winning Rapper Sarkodie has maintained his lead as the ‘Most Influential Musician’ on Social Media – an accolade he has held from 2014 in the Ghana Social Media Rankings.

Figures from the 2016 Ghana Social Media Report also indicate, Sarkodie had the highest number of new followers and subscribers across all social media platforms amounting to over 2.3 million.

Taking the second position was Stonebwoy who also recorded an impressive 1.4 million new followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube which were platforms used in the ranking.

Making their first entry on the Ghana Social Media Ranking for 2016 were musicians Shatta Wale, Becca and Edem who took the 4th, 7th and 8th positions respectively.

Below are the 2016 Top 10 Most Influential Musicians on Social Media:

  1. Sarkodie
  2. Stonebwoy
  3. Herty Borngreat
  4. Shatta Wale
  5. Efya
  6. Samini
  7. Becca
  8. Edem
  9. R2bees
  10. Fuse ODG

With comparison to the 2015 rankings, Sarkodie maintained his position as Stonebwoy moved from the 5th position to displace Herty Borngreat from the 2nd Position.

Fuse ODG dropped from 4th to 10th as R2Bees also dropped from 6th to their 9th position.

Manifest, Okyeame Kwame and Eazzy were the artistes who moved out of the ranking from 2015 to make way for new Entrants but still do possess great chances together with MzVee and Pappy Kojo to make a return in the next Ghana Social Media Rankings.

The ranking which was based on the GSMR Score was analysed from their Social Media followings, Growth Difference, Engagements, Post Reaches and Mentions.

The 2016 Ghana Social Media Rankings was conducted by Avance Media, CliQAfrica and Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH.



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