top-10-african-rappers-afrowired

Rap/Hiphop in Africa has become more interesting and arguably pointing the best out is quite difficult. Afrowired Chats and Rankings team gathered this list based on the artist’s fan base, endorsements, awards, shows and other factors.

aka number one african rapper afrowired

BORN:  January 28, 1988

Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known by his stage name AKA, is a South African hip hop recording artist. According to Wikipedia, the rapper has been nominated thirteen times times from which he has won five of them.


sarkodie african rapper afrowired

BORN: July 10, 1985

Michael Owusu Addo, known by his stage name Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian hip hop and hiplife recording artist. He is considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance. According to Wikipedia, the rapper has won (51) out of (102) nominations.


 

cassper nyovest african rapper afrowired

BORN: December 16, 1990

Refiloe Maele Phoolo, also known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African recording artist and record producer. His debut album Tsholofelo was released on 18 July 2014. He is currently signed to his own independent label and media company, Family Tree.

According to Wikipedia, he has won (16) awards out of (28) nominations.


 

ice prince african rapper afrowired

BORN: October 23, 1986

Panshak Zamani better known by his stage name Ice Prince, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and actor. He rose to fame after releasing “Oleku”, one of Nigeria’s most remixed songs of all time. According to Wikipedia, he has been nominated (51) times from which he has won (17) of them.


 

olamide african rapper afrowired

BORN: March 15, 1989

Olamide Adedeji known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist from Bariga, Lagos State. He records mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes. YBNL, his follow-up album, was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation. The album was supported by the singles “First of All”, “Voice of the Street”, “Stupid Love”, and “Ilefo Illuminati”.

According to Wikipedia, he has been nominated (43) times from which he has won (21) of them.


 

phyno

BORN: October 9, 1986

Azubuike Chibuzo Nelson better known by his stage name Phyno, is a Nigerian rapper and record producer. He started his musical career as a producer in 2003. He is renowned for rapping in the Igbo language. His debut studio album, No Guts No Glory, was released in 2014. It produced the singles “Ghost Mode”, “Man of the Year”, “Parcel” and “O Set”. As a producer, he has worked with artists such as Timaya, Flavour, Ruggedman, Bracket, J Martins and Mr Raw.

He has won (5) awards out of (28) nominations.


 

mi abaga african rapper afrowired

BORN: October 4, 1981

Jude Abaga known professionally as M.I or M.I Abaga, is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of Chocolate City since June 2015.

He has been nominated (21) times from which he has won (15) of them.


 

K.O african rapper afrowired

 

Ntokozo Mdluli, known by his stage name, K.O, is a South African rapper who rose to prominence with the group Teargas after releasing their critically acclaimed debut album K’shubile K’bovu in 2006, under Electromode Music.

According to Wikipedia, he has been nominated (5).


 

emtee african rapper afrowired

BORN: September 15, 1992

Mthembeni Ndevu, better known by his stage name Emtee, is a South African hip hop musician and record producer. He is best known for his début hit single, “Roll Up”.

He has taken (5) awards out of (6) nominations.


 

riky rick african rapper afrowired

BORN:  July 20, 1987

Rikhado Makhado better known by his stage name Riky Rick, a South African rapper, actor, writer, composer and record producer. He was born in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal. His debut studio albumFamily Values was released on April 3, 2015. He is signed to his own independent label and record company, Makhado Makhado Agency. He was educated at Hilton College.


 

 

 

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