Who is the Best Rapper in Africa?
Ever wondered who is the best rapper in Africa 2020? Well, we got you covered. Hip Hop being the most competitive genre in the world, there is no doubt that Africa has its place in the Hip Hop community. We have come up with a list of the best rappers in Africa that have been making hits after hits in the past year.
He is a rapper, singer and songwriter from Ghana and is good at what he does in the Rap Industry. He has been active in the rap game since 2005 and he is currently signed to Singitdamnit Music. M.Anifest has 5 albums at the moment but he released his last album in 2016. In the same 2016, he released a diss track “god MC” aimed at Sarkodie and the song won the HipHop Song of the year in the Ghana Music Award the following year.
Phyno, a rapper from Nigeria is also a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He started off as a producer in 2003 and he is well-known for rapping in the Igbo language. Igbo rap basically incorporates traditional Igbo music and African-American music. Phyno has been nominated for a couple of awards in Nigeria and beyond and has won a lot of music awards. His real name is Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike.
8. Nadia Nakai
Nadia a.k.a Bragga is a South African rapper who was born in Zimbabwe. She gained inspiration from Kenyan rapper, Nazizi, and that led her to release her single in 2013 “Like Me” which brought her fame. She has released 1 album and is yet to release another.
7. Khaligraph Jones
His real name is Brian Ouko Omollo and he is a Kenyan rapper. Khaligraph Jones was the first rapper from Kenya to win awards and is internationally recognized by the Hip Hop community. He has a flow that is as quick as Twista’s (American) or M.I (Nigerian) and with this, he has gained a huge following with a lot of loyal fans. He first came to light in 2009 when he participated in the 2009 Channel O MC Africa Challenge and reached the finals.
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AKA is a rapper and entrepreneur from South Africa. He also goes by the name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes. In 2014 AKA signed a multi-album deal with Sony Music. He has also opened for Ed Sheeran and 2 Chainz on their South African tours. AKA has released quite a number of albums, as a matter of fact, his 2015 album ‘Levels’ went Certified Gold. Beside AKA being a decorated artist he is a father.
5. M.I Abaga
Jude “M.I” Abaga is a rapper and record producer from Nigeria. M.I rose to fame in 2006 after his song “Crowd Mentality” became popular in his hometown of Jos. M.I Abaga’s passion for music started at an early stage in his life and as a result, the first instrument he fell in love with was a 7-key mini piano. He drew his inspirations from Lauryn Hill and DMX at an early stage in his life. He signed his brother Jesse Jagz to his record label ‘Chocolate City’.
Sarkodie is a Ghanaian rapper, recording artist and entrepreneur. He is often named as the greatest African rapper and in 2015 was ranked the 19th most Influential Ghanaian by e.tv Ghana. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2012 BET Awards, and was nominated in the same category at the 2014 BET Awards. Sarkodie has 79 awards and received nominations in so many other categories. His real name is Michael Owusu Addo.
Third on our list is the ‘This is Nigeria’ rapper, whose popularity rose after making a Nigerian version of ‘This is America’ by Childish Gambino. His style is Afro Hip-Hop: “with a Falz twist to it. It’s a lot of humor and traditional indigenous Nigerian sounds fused with contemporary sounds.” His real name is Folarin Falana and is also an actor. Falz says that his biggest achievement in his life to this day is AMVCA for Best Actor, with that said Falz is the most versatile rapper to feature on this list.
2. Cassper Nyovest
Refiloe Maele Phoolo, popularly known as Cassper Nyovest is rapper and record producer from South Africa. He rose to fame in 2013 with the song ‘Gusheshe’ and in 2014 with ‘Doc Shebeleza’ which both won awards. He has continued to make hits after hits since then including, ‘Ksazobalit’, ‘Baby girl’ and ‘Tito Mboweni’. Cassper Nyovest became the first South African Musicians to fill up a stadium with 72,000 fans during his concert. Let’s face it, many African Musicians haven’t accomplished a goal like that yet.
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1. Nasty C
He goes by the name Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo and is a South African rapper, record producer and songwriter. Nasty C has a very unique rap style that separates him from other rappers.
In 2015, he became the youngest rapper to win at South African Hip Hop Awards for Best Freshman Prize. He has also won many other awards including, Best International Act: Africa, Song of the Year, Best Hip Hop Album, Best Male Album, Best New Artist(BET Awards) from many other award ceremonies. it goes without saying that Nasty C is the best Rapper in Africa 2020.
Top 10 Best Rappers in Africa 2020
- Nasty C
- Cassper Nyovest
- M.I Abaga
- Khaligraph Jones
- Nadia Nakai
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Top 10 YouTubers in Kenya 2020
This is a list containing Top 10 YouTubers in Kenya 2020. YouTube in Kenya has come from far and it has given birth to some of the best media personalities in Africa. In this list we give you the best YouTubers in Kenya.From Edgar Obare to Over Twenty Five to Wabosha Maxine to Joanna kinuthia, there is no telling what YouTube in Kenya would have been without these amazing people. List Entries and Rank:
#10:Natalie Tewa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f971JYKWLmc
#9:Edgar Obare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGcGxIFvf28
#8:Over Twenty Five https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THaMSdn7KIM
#7:The Green Calabash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzgkh86uvV0
#6:Greatday Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vszhMnqeeqw
#5:Sheila Ndinda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNfDZtYjbE
#4:Farhana Oberson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCL79rLVt9o
#3:Joanna Kinuthia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8by9n8Z7JI
#2:Wabosha Maxine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgyVisVpEPs
#1:WaJesus Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm7ak7PqIf8
Top 10 YouTubers in Kenya 2020
Top 10 Richest African Musicians
Ever wondered who the Richest African Musicians are? Well, we got you covered. Africa is a continent which is endowed with many good things. Among the vast majority of endowments is its music industry. The entertainment industry is a major contributor to the Gross Domestic Profit of many developing countries in Africa.
After several hours of research and digging, all in the quest of compiling an accurate and comprehensive list of the top ten richest musicians in Africa, we were able to get the following. Their net worth was taken into consideration and this includes their endorsement deals as many of them are ambassadors of different brands.
Below is a list of Richest African Musicians and we will discuss what makes them tick and how they found their success.
10. The Late Oliver Mtukudzi
A veteran in the African music industry who successfully released over 65 albums. He is a Zimbabwean by the origin and was very successful in his music career with more than 41 years of experience. A musician, philanthropist, businessman and UNICEF ambassador for goodwill in the Southern African Region. He bagged several awards numbering over twenty.
Oliver Mtukudzi has an estimated net worth of 1.2 million dollars.
Jidenna is a Nigerian – American singer who was born on the 4th May 1985. He is signed to Wondaland Records, Epic records and Fear and Fancy records. He is a singer, rapper, songwriter and music producer. He released two major singles “Classic Man” and “Yoga” in the year 2015. That same year, his single “Classic Man” won awards of “Song of the Year” and “Video of the Year” at the Soul Train Music Awards.
Jidenna has an estimated net worth of 1.4 million dollars.
8. The Late Hugh Masakela
Hugh Masekela is and was the second richest artist in South Africa. Hugh Masekela rocked South Africa’s music industry with constant releases. He worked productively in his own record company, had many honorary prizes and was nominated for a Grammy Award. He died on January 23. He was a South African trumpeter, composer and singer. Hugh was popularly referred to as “The Father Of South African Jazz” and he is always in the heart of many lovers of Jazz music in South Africa. Even after his death, he is still the eighth on our list.
Hugh Masakela has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million dollars.
This is another wonderful and wealthy musician from the African continent. Being the only female on our list means she has been successful in her music career. She is an American singer who was born in Lexington, Kentucky to Zimbabwean parents, Professor Michael Kachingwe and his wife Aimie Kachingwe. Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe is a singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, fashion model and actress. She is currently signed to Konvict music.
Tinashe has an estimated net worth of 6 million dollars.
Sarkodie is a talented rapper and obviously one of the best rappers in the African music industry. He hails from Ghana and was born on the 10th of July 1988. His real name is Michael Owusu Addo but popularly known and fondly addressed by his stage name Sarkodie. He is currently signed to his record label Sarkcess music. He is a rapper, recording artist and an entrepreneur.
Sarkodie currently has five albums in his career and has often been called one of Africa’s greatest hip-hop artistes by prominent sources like MTV Base, Lynx Tv and AfricanHype.com
Sarkodie has an estimated net worth of 7 million dollars.
David Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian artiste and son to a Nigerian billionaire Mr. Adeleke. He was born in Atlanta Georgia, USA but later relocated to Nigeria. He is popularly known and called by his stage name Davido. He is a successful musician, singer, songwriter and producer. He has many award nominations, has won many awards and has profitable endorsements to his name. Some of his awards are Headies award, BET and others. Davido was once an ambassador for MTN (a telecommunications giant in Africa), Guinness and is currently an ambassador for Infinix mobile (a smartphone company based in Hong Kong) among others.
He is signed to Sony Music and is the CEO of his own record label.
Davido has an estimated net worth of 16 million dollars.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known by his stage name Wizkid or sometimes called Starboy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He hails from Surulere, Lagos State in Nigeria and was born on the 16th of July 1990. Wizkid gained prominence in the music space in the year 2010 with the release of his song “Holla at your boy” with the Empire Mates Entertainment label.
He also gained international recognition in 2016 with his song titled “One Dance” in which he featured Drake. The song reached number one on music charts in more than fifteen countries including the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. It can be said that Wizkid is one of the successful and wealthy musicians in Africa.
Wizkid has an estimated net worth of 20 million dollars.
3. Don Jazzy
Michael Collins Ajereh is a native of Delta State in Nigeria and was born on the 26th of November 1982 making him 37 years of age. He is the founder and boss of his own record label called Mavin Records (Supreme Mavins Dynasty). Don Jazzy was the co-founder of the defunct Mo hits records which had big artistes like Dbanj and Wande Coal.
Mavins record has produced some of the biggest artistes in the Nigerian music space such as Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, DNA twins, Dija, Rema, etc. He is a producer, songwriter, singer and businessman and has investments in real estate and production of Wi-fi.
Don Jazzy has an Estimated net worth of 30 million dollars.
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2. Black Coffee
Black Coffee is a South African by origin and was born on the 11th of March 1976. He is currently signed to a record label called Soulistic Music. His real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo. Black Coffee is a Disc Jockey (DJ), songwriter, producer as well as a singer. He started his career in the year 1995, created his own record label and successfully released five albums.
He became popular after being picked as a participant for the Red Bull Music Academy in 2004 which took place in Cape Town. After achieving this milestone, he added another feather to his cap by winning the “Breakthrough DJ of the Year” award at the DJ Awards in Ibiza. This event occurred some weeks after he released his fifth music album.
Black Coffee has an estimated net worth of 60 million dollars making him one of the richest African musicians.
Akon’s real name is Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam born to Mor Thiam (father) and Kin Gueye Thiam (mother). He has dual citizenship as he was born in St Louis Missouri, United States of America but also spent part of his life in Senegal.
He is a successful singer, producer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The CEO of Konvict Music, a record label which he is signed to currently. He also produced songs for International artistes such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Snoop Dogg, Leona Lewis, Sean Paul and Lionel Richie. As a five-time Grammy award nominee and over 35 million albums sold out, we can conclude that he has had a successful music career in Africa.
Akon has an estimated net worth of 80 million dollars.
From the foregoing, you can see that the African music industry has gone very far. These artists have also made an impact not just within their continent but in the global entertainment scene. There are a lot of stars who are looking to displace the ones on the list and it will surely happen someday in the circle of life. Until then, we say kudos to those that have made it to our list.
Top 10 Richest African Musicians
- Akon: 80 million dollars
- DJ Black Coffee: 60 million dollars
- Don Jazzy: 30 million dollars
- Wizkid: 20 million dollars
- Davido: 16 million dollars
- Sarkodie: 7 million dollars
- Tinashe: 6 million dollars
- The Late Hugh Masakela: 1.5 million dollars
- Jidenna: 1.4 million dollars
- The Late Oliver Mtukudzi: 1.2 million dollars
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