Top 5 Current Best Musicians In Africa

1. Burna boy

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian musician.

Born on July 2nd 1991 in Port Harcourt, Burna Boy started making music at the age of 10 after his classmate gave him the FuityLoops software for music production.

He became famous in the music industry in 2012, after he released his hit single, Like to Party, from his debut album Life.

Recently, Burna Boy won a Grammy Award. He won the Best Global Music Album category for his 2020 album, Twice as Tall.

2. Wizkid
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known by his stage name Wizkid, is a famous Nigerian singer and songwriter.

He started his music career at the age of 11. He released his first collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed.

Wizkid has recorded different songs with many famous musicians, including Drake, Chris Brown, and his most recent collaboration with Beyonce in a brown skin girl song.

His collaborative music, brown skin girl, won him an award in the 2021 Grammy Award as the best video of the year.

3. Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz is a Tanzanian Afropop and hip hop and R&B recording artist.

Diamondnd was born on October 2 1989, in Dare’s Salaam, Tanzania as Naseeb Abdul Juma Issack before taking his stage name Diamond Platnumz.

He broke into the Tanzanian music industry in 2010 with his music album Kamwambie. The album was made of 12 different songs, including his hit single Kamwambie, which reigned in Tanzania and Africa.

Diamond gained more popularity in the music industry featuring many artists around the world, including Rick Ross, Omarion, Davido, P-Square, Tiwa Savage, flavour and many others. His album, A Boy from Tandale, was released in 2018 by Universal Music Group after joining the music group in 2017.

Diamond currently owns a record label, WCB Wasafi, in which he has signed many artists from Tanzania.

4. Davido
David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido, is a famous Nigerian musician.

Davido was born in Atlanta, United States of America, to the rich and wealthy Nigerian family.

Davido rose to prominence after releasing his first single, Dami Duro, in 2011,
Davido released his debut studio album, Baba Olowo in 2012.
Since then, he has released countless singles which have brought him fame, wealth and international recognition.

5. Fally Ipupa
Fally Ipupa N’simba, known by his stage name Fally Ipupa, is a Congolese singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, guitarist and producer

Fally Ipupa Nsimba was born on December 14,1977, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Having been raised in a catholic family, he began singing in the church choir.

His first solo album was Droit Chemin, released in 2006, which sold over 100,000 units, and his second album Arsenal de Belles Melodies was released in 2009. Ipupa has won so many awards which includes the Kora Awards for Best Artist from Central Africa, MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 for Best Video and Best Francophone Artist.

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Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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