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Sarkodie is the most influential musician in Ghana by some distance

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
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e.TV Ghana has released a list of one hundred most influential people in Ghana in 2015.

The Ghana's Most Influential (GMI) 2015 list, which is made up of politicians, clergy, footballers, business people, traditional rulers and journalists was released live on the station's State of the Nation current affairs programme on May 11.

For the music industry, Sarkodie's 25th position on the overall list makes him the highest ranked musician on the list beating Samini by 26 places. Muisc maestro, Kojo Antwi was notably absent from the list.

Below is our list of most influential musicians as carved out of the Ghana’s Most Influential (GMI) – 2015 list. In brackets are their positions on the actual GMI list.

1 (25). Sarkodie (Michael Owusu Addo)

2 (51). Samini (Emmanuel Andrews Samini)

3 (54). Stonebwoy (Livingstone Etse Satekla)

4 (67) Shatta Wale (Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr)

5 (83). Abrantie Amakye Dede

6 (84). Bisa Kdei (Ronald Kweku Dei Appiah

7 (93). Daddy Lumba (Charles Kwadwo Fosu)