Pulse Picks: Top 9 Ghanaian influencers to discover in 2022

Becoming an influencer may seem easy, but it’s not just about getting a massive following on social media. It’s not entirely a numbers game, it’s a question of who has the command authority that has been effective in influencing people, decisions, discussions, trends, among other things.

In this regard, here are the top Ghanaian influencers who left a mark in 2021 that you should check out in 2022. The list is in no particular order.

1.Wode Maya

Wode Maya, born Berthold Kobby Winkler, is a Ghanaian YouTuber who is now popular in Africa and beyond. Wode Maya, who quit his job as an aeronautical engineer, now travels across Africa to showcase the continent to the world.

Wode Maya has now reached over 950,000 subscribers on YouTube, making him the first Ghanaian to register 1 million subscribers in the near future. Wode Maya cannot be forgotten as one of the hottest influencers in Ghana right now.

This then makes him one of the best Ghanaian influencers you should check out in 2022.

2.Gyaigyimi aka Kalyjay

Ghanaian Twitter star, Joshua Buernortey Boye-Doe popularly known as KalyJay has proven to be the most searched Ghanaian influencer on Twitter right now.

Also known as Gyaigyimi (his Twitter handle), Kalyjay is credited with starting the FixTheCountry online protest in Ghana.

The GIJ graduate also holds the record for the Ghanaian who registered the most Twitter Spaces listeners after over 5,000 people joined his session when he also hosted Sarkodie and Shatta Wale.

Kalyjay won Pulse Twitter Influencer of the Year 2021 and that’s enough to say her 2022 is a must.

3.Anita Akua Akuffo

The young Ghanaian TV presenter with TV3 has become a favorite screen candy of many even when off air.

The co-host of Date Rush and Ghana’s Most Beautiful has amassed a huge social following which gives her a significant presence in the virtual world.

Ann, as many call her, has proven to be an influencer in her own right as big brands like GTP among others have influenced her to advertise their products.

Anita, beloved for her fashion, beauty and eloquence, served as the brand ambassador for the fabric production company. She has also worked with other top brands that are popular in Ghana and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2022.

4.Kwadwo Sheldon

Undoubtedly, Kwadwo Sheldon is one of the most popular influencers in Ghana whose significant presence crosses many social media platforms.

Known for his jaw-dropping content, the YouTuber has amassed over 684,000 Instagram followers, over 320,000 Twitter followers, and around 305,000 YouTube subscribers.

Sheldon has repeatedly sparked conversations on social media about dozens of issues that have drawn responses from the likes of Shatta Wale, Sarkodie among others. Sheldon is definitely an influencer to watch in 2021.

5.Hajia Bintu

Takoradi Technical University has become an effortless internet sensation. All Hajia Bintu did was take photos and share them on social media.

She then joined TikTok where she created videos that garnered millions of views without her trying so hard.

Hajia Bintu’s grace is that she is blessed beyond curves and a neck-turner that people can’t stop staring at because of what she wears behind her back and around her.

She has become a hot topic on social media in 2020 and it has seen her attract over 800,000 followers on Instagram and over 1.2 million on TikTok. Shatta Wale even had to compose a song with her name.

With this influence, she signed influencer deals with Fan Ice and other brands. What future for Naomi Asiamah alias Hajia Bintu in 2022?

6. Dancegod Lloyd

Laud Anoo Konadu, known professionally as Dancegod Lloyd, has risen through the ranks to be recognized as the most popular Ghanaian dancer of the moment.

Lloyd, who co-founded the popular Dance With Purpose Academy, featured in Beyonce’s “Already” music video with her crew.

Dancegod Lloyd has started winning hearts through the many dance videos he shares on social media.

So far, he has amassed over 1.4 million followers on Instagram. A considerable influence which has seen him use his influence to advertise for many brands. The former Presecan has added music to his career.

We can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store for him as his influence continues to grow across Africa.

7. Afua Rida

Afua Rida is a fashion designer, consultant, blogger and runway producer. She is a force to be reckoned with in the Ghanaian fashion space. The impact of Rida’s reach on social media even earned her a feature on CNN’s African Voices.

In her work she has partnered with Christie Whelan, Mina Evans, Meena Official, Mythhouse, Maxhosa and Lanre Da Silva.

The 2016 Glitz Style Awards winner remains unique in her field, which leaves us expecting more from her in 2022.

8.Anne Kusi-Gyamfi

The University of Ghana student is a favorite of many millennials on social media. With the handle, @___cookie_xx on Instagram, Anne has amassed around 243,000 followers who still show her love on social media.

The lifestyle, travel and brand influencer also extends her influence to YouTube as a content creator, where she records her travels or shares her personal stories.

Anne, who has worked with popular brands like Jumia, Payport among others, was named Beauty & Lifestyle Influencer of the Year at the 2021 Pulse Influencer Awards. Cookie has something we need to look out for in 2022.


Hamdiya Hamid is a young Beauty & Lifestyle content creator and stylist. The Miss Malaika 2019 contestant is a pioneer in Muslim fashion in Ghana.

Ms Deee, called out on social media, has mastered the art of appearing classy and elegant in a manner that is appropriate and in line with Islamic standards. Hamdiya has therefore become an influence on Muslim millennials in Ghana.

However, her influence has gone beyond her religion as many others admire her when it comes to decent fashion.

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