Top 1O Influential Afican Artist In 2020
Becoming an influential leader does not just happen. It takes a commitment to being your best and doing your best regardless, consistently. Here are best African artists and most influential.
Davido has become a chart-topping Afrobeats artist, with his breakout hit ‘Fall’ as well as being the most viewed Nigerian track ever on YouTube with 170M views and counting.
Davido has won over 30 awards internationally, including two MTV European Music Awards and is the first African artist to sell out the O2 London (where he was introduced onstage by Idris Elba).
A 23-year-singer, rapper, percussionist, and dancer Innoss’B has risen from the poverty-stricken area of Birere in Goma, North Kivu province in the DRC to become one of the most sought-after stars in Africa.
He has adopted a fusion of Congolese soukous with Afrobeats and Electronic Dance Music and is comfortable singing not just in Lingala, but also in Kiswahili and English.
3. Diamond platnumz
Diamond has won numerous awards at Channel O, MTV Awards, Soundcity, Kilimnjaro Music Awards, Headies, Afrima, Afrimma, Kora, AEA, the HiPipo Music Awards and more.
Diamond Platnumz is considered influential among his fans, and is said to be the most loved and decorated artist in East and Central Africa at the moment.
Burna Boy who rose to prominence in 2012, after the release of his “Like to Party” Album has mastered his craft to become the shining star of the Nigerian entertainment industry coupled with sterling international accolades including a BET Award and a nomination in the 2020 Grammy Awards.
His expression of music which is Afrobeats has become a global trend and a genre he is championing for global recognition with other African artists.
In 2019, he was also named among Africa Youth Award’s 100 Most Influential Young Africans.
Apart from being a singer and songwriter, Simi is also a sound engineer. She is credited with mixing and mastering Adekunle Gold’s debut studio album Gold, which was released in July 2016.
Her music style is basically hinged in the rhythm and blues, soul and hip-hop music genres.
He is currently 22 years old. He is a versatile singer with the musical genre of R&B and Afro pop. He is one of the new artists that is fast rising to limelight within the Nigerian music industry.
7. Eddy Kenzo
He received international attention after the release of his 2014 single, “Sitya Loss” and an accompanying viral video that featured the Ghetto Kids.
He was the first Ugandan artist to win the BET award in 2015. Eddy Kenzo has inspired very many youths out there in Uganda.
8. Kaumi Eugene
Eugene Kwame Marfo (born 1 February, 1997), who goes by the stage name Kuami Eugene is a Ghanaian high-life and afrobeat singer-songwriter.
He was crowned Artist of the Year and High-life Artist of the Year at the 2020 Ghana Music Awards. He is signed to Lynx Entertainment,and is known for several songs of his, including “Angela”, “Wish Me Well”, “Ohemaa” and many others.
Stonebwoy on the other hand is a different kind of dancehall artiste. He comes across as the more versatile. The artist, born Livingstone Etse Satekla, made his big debut in 2012 and in about three years, he’d clinched the BET Award for Best International Act.
This brought him popularity previously unseen. Ghana-organized awards, in a bid to concretize his genius, gave him awards, many of which were under the genre of dancehall which he alongside some other artistes like Samini (Stonebwoy’s mentor) and Shatta Wale.
10. Master KG
Back in November, 2019, South African musician and record producer Kgaogelo Maogi, known professionally as Master KG, released his smash hit “Jerusalema” featuring Nomcebo Zikode.
The smash hit quickly went viral and garnered tremendous international success, and in December, Master KG followed up his summer hit with a music video.
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Top 1O Influential Afican Artist In 2020