Top Ten Artists In African Music

African music has a rich and diverse history, with artists from all over the continent creating unique sounds that have captured the hearts of people around the world.

1. Wizkid


Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who has become one of the most popular artists in Africa. He rose to fame with his debut album "Superstar" in 2011 and has since released several hit songs like "Ojuelegba," "Fever," and "Come Closer." His music blends Afrobeats, reggae, and hip-hop to create a sound that is uniquely his own.


Check out Wizkid's hit song "Essence" featuring Tems:


2. Burna Boy


Burna Boy is another Nigerian artist who has made a name for himself in the African music scene. His music is heavily influenced by Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and combines elements of reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop. Burna Boy's hit songs include "Ye," "On The Low," and "Anybody."


Check out Burna Boy's hit song "Way Too Big":


3. Diamond Platnumz


Diamond Platnumz is a Tanzanian artist who has been making waves in the African music scene since 2010. He has won numerous awards for his music, which blends Bongo Flava (Tanzanian pop) with other genres like hip-hop and R&B. Some of his most popular songs include "Jeje," "Number One," and "Inama."


Check out Diamond Platnumz's hit song "Jeje":


4. Davido


Davido is a Nigerian artist who has been making hits since he burst onto the scene in 2011 with his debut single "Back When." He has since released several hit songs like "Fall," "If," and "FEM." Davido's music incorporates elements of Afrobeats, hip-hop, and R&B.


Check out Davido's hit song "Fall":


5. Yemi Alade


Yemi Alade is a Nigerian singer-songwriter who rose to prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009. She has since released several albums including her debut album King of Queens (2014) which featured her breakout single “Johnny”. Her style of music ranges from Afropop to R&B.


Check out Yemi Alade's hit song “Johnny”:


6. Angelique Kidjo


Angelique Kidjo is a Beninese singer-songwriter known for her diverse musical influences including traditional West African rhythms as well as jazz, funk, soul, salsa among others . She sings mainly in French but also incorporates English into her lyrics at times.


Check out Angelique Kidjo’s “Agolo” :


7.Sho Madjozi


Sho Madjozi is a South African rapper,singer-songwriter , actress , poet ,and television presenter .She raps mainly in Xitsonga while incorporating other South African languages such as Zulu into her lyrics .Her style of rap fuses Tsonga traditions with modern beats .


Check out Sho Madjozi’s “John Cena” :




Slapdee whose real name is Mwila Musonda,is a Zambian rapper ,songwriter ,and record producer.He started off as part of an eight-member rap group called Zone Fam before going solo .His style of rap fuses local languages such as Bemba,Nyanja,Tonga,Lunda,Luvale,Kaonde,and English .


Check out Slapdee’s “No Wonder” :


9.Alpha Blondy


Alpha Blondy whose real name Seydou Koné,is an Ivorian singer-songwriter .He sings mainly reggae but also incorporates other genres such as rock,pop,funk,soul,and country into his sound.His lyrics are mostly sung in French but also incorporate English,Ivorian languages,and Arabic at times .


Check out Alpha Blondy’s “Jerusalem” :


##10.Ali Farka Touré


Ali Farka Touré was a Malian guitarist,singer-songwriter,and multi-instrumentalist.He was known for blending traditional Malian music styles such as Songhai,Malian blues,and Bambara into his sound.His work earned him two Grammy Awards .


Check out Ali Farka Touré’s “Ai Du” :

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