Who is the best rapper in Africa 2020 ?
Hip-hop in Africa has gain global recognition now than never before. Some of the best rappers in Africa are also global icons. Whether you are a fan of rap music or not, you will definitely fall in love with a punchline at a point in time. rap music is so full of controversies and competition so much that every artiste in the genre will tell you he/she is the best.
In this article, we will be bringing to you the best rapper in Africa and the list of top 10 rappers as well
Best Rapper in Africa
According to Hip-hop Africa, Sarkodie is the best rapper in Africa. The celebrated rapper is also listed among the top 100 rappers in the world. He was announced the very first winner of BET’s Best International Flow act at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Sarkodie is also considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance. Sarkodie has released 5 studio albums(Mary and Alpha not counted) and several hit singles.
Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi and is considered a “multifaceted rapper” due to the various musical styles he possesses. He is one of the most awarded musicians on the continent with received 92 awards from 165 nominations,
2. Nasty C
Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo known professionally as Nasty C, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He was the youngest recipient for an award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, namely the Best Freshman Award.
3rd Best rapper in Africa.
Folarin Falana better known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, and actor. He began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called “The School Boys” with his friend before his professional career as a music artist began in 2009. Falz became more well-known after his song “Marry Me” featuring vocals from Poe and Yemi Alade.In June 2016, Falz was voted the winner of the “Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act” category at the 2016 BET Awards
Khulan Morule known by his stage name Khuli Chana, is a South African Motswako rapper.
Khuli Chana rose to fame after releasing his major successful album Motswakoriginator, which infuses both the Setswana and English languages. Motswako is a mixture of both languages and the sound and style of music originates from Mahikeng, a small town in the North West Province.
He has shared a stage with US rapper Drake, as an opening act.
Best Rapper in Africa 2020
Refiloe Maele Phoolo professionally known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African rapper, dancer, songwriter, entrepreneur and record producer.
Nyovest rose to fame with the release of his debut studio album, Tsholofelo (2014) which produced the successful singles “Gusheshe” and “Doc Shebeleza”.
His first set of awards was in 2013 when he won four awards at the second edition of the South Africa Hip Hop Awards. On 13 April, he received a nomination at the 12th Headies Award in Nigeria in the category of Best African Artiste alongside Nasty C, Sarkodie from Ghana, Kenyan group Sauti Sol, and Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee.
Olamide Adedeji known professionally as Olamide is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue.
He was the first-ever Nigerian artist to seal a deal with Ciroc. And has sold out several theaters in Nigeria. In 2017 he sold out the Eventim Apollo of 5000 capacity, He also sold out his Culture Tour alongside Phyno at the building six in The O2 Arena.
In 2015, he won the Best Street-Hop artist, Best Rap artist of the year and, the Artist of the year at the Headies.
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Jude Abaga known as M.I Abaga, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He was CEO of Chocolate City from June 2015 to 2019. He won Best Hip Hop and Best New Act at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards and was nominated in the Best International Act category at the BET Awards 2010. He rose to prominence in 2006 when his song “Crowd Mentality” became popular in his hometown of Jos
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, songwriter, record producer, singer, and entrepreneur. Forbes gained significance after releasing his single “Victory Lap” which was released from his debut album, Alter Ego. He was nominated for the BET best international act in 2014.
He won Best Rapper and Hip-Hop song of the year at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards. Kwame Ametepee Tsikata known by his stage name M.anifest is a rapper from Ghana.
In 2012, BBC’s arts program The Strand tipped him as one of four acts to look out for in 2012. In 2015 M.anifest’s single “Someway bi” earned him a third-place honor in the International Songwriters Competition (ISC).