Top 10 Best Rappers In Africa

Top 10 Best Rappers In Africa

No doubt Sarkodie is the best rapper in Africa, but besides him who else? keep reading while I list the top 10 best rappers in Africa.

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.

10 Best Rappers In Africa

1) Sarkodie (Ghana)

When it comes to rap, both locally or internationally Sarkodie is the real deal, he is a rapper with class, he has won a total of 96 awards and 165 nominations both locally and internationally he is also considered to be the fastest rapper in Africa.

According to Hip-hop Africa, Sarkodie is the best rapper in Africa and also listed among the top 100 rappers in the world.

Sarkodie often raps in his native language Twi and is considered a “multifaceted rapper” due to the various musical styles he possesses.

Sarkodie started his musical career in 2007 as an underground rapper, and since then has had the privilege of performing on the same stage with international musicians such as T-Pain, Miguel, Movado, Trey Songz, and Ludacris. He has a large fan base in Africa and is considered one of the most celebrated musical icons to emerge from Ghana.

He is number 1 on the list of the best rappers in Africa.

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2) Nasty C (South Africa)

Nasty C comes second on the best rappers in Africa.

Nasty C, whose real name is Nsikayesizwe David Ngcobo, is a rap artist who started rapping at the age of nine, having been influenced by his older brother who was a producer at the time. He eventually mastered the process and started producing his own music.

At age fifteen he released a mixtape One Kid, a Thousand Coffins on 14 May 2012, then in 2014 April he released his debut EP “L.A.M.E (Levitating Above My Enemies)”.

Did I tell you Nasty C is the youngest rapper to receive an award which is (the Best Freshman Award) at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards?.

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Nasty is regarded as the best second rapper in Africa. He has been consistent in his rap performance, dishing out his best to win the heart of his fans and indeed it has got him a lot of love and many international approvals.


3) Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Third place on the best rappers in Africa belongs to, Refiloe Maele Phoolo popularly known as Cassper Nyovest.

He is a South African rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record producer.

He started his rap music career in 2013 and rose to stardom in 2014 with his hit track titled Tsholofelo and he has since up his game, winning the heart of many fans across Africa.

He has won and been nominated for many awards including best South African MC by MTVBase, Best New Comer, Album of the Year, Best Music Video, and Best Single since his fame outbreak.

4) M.I Abaga(Nigeria)

The fourth on the list and the first Nigerian to be featured among the best rappers in Africa.

He started his music career in 2004 and he released his debut album on 11th of December 2008 which he named Talk about it, which went viral and earned him the most rap awards.

M.I has previously been ranked as the best African rapper on several occasions. The Nigerian hip-hop act has dropped several projects including King James, Show Me, You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives, and more.

M.I has a handful of the award which includes Best Hip Hop and Best New Act at the MTV Africa Music Awards. He has toured Europe, America, and many countries in Africa.


5) Falz (Nigeria)

Fifth on the list is Falz, The Nigerian rapper is the second to appear on the list of the best rapper in Africa.

I know you would be wondering why Falz came fourth here but in the best rappers in Nigeria, he came fifth?

Well, he performed better than other Nigerian rappers internationally, with some amount of Awards.

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6) Aka (South Africa)

The South African rapper AKA whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes is the third South African rapper to appear on this list.

Aside from rapping, he is also a songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur, He gained fame after releasing his single named “Victory Lap” which was released from his debut album, Alter Ego in 2011.

AKA has been decorated with several musical awards among which are acknowledged best “Male Artist of the Year” and “Best Street Urban Music Album” at the 18th South African Music Awards (SAMA). One of the many reasons the rapper made this list of best rappers in Africa, is his collaboration with international artists including Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross among others.


7) M.Аnіfеѕt (Ghana)

M.Anifest is the first Ghanian on this list, he is a dope rapper, He released his first solo album, Manifestations, in 2007 funded by royalties he received from lending his voice to a Pepsi jingle that played nationally on U.S radio.

Manifestations earned him Songwriter of the year Honors in the City Pages and also the top five albums of the year recognition in the Star Tribune.

He has also played Gigs in France, and other European countries, he has a couple of international awards to his name.


8) Olamide (Nigeria)

Olamide is an indigenous rapper, he kills the rap game with his Yoruba style of rap, giving him the street credibility.

He started his musical career in 2011 and has since then stayed on top of his game with more than 100 songs released.

He has been nominated for multiple awards and has won most of them. Some of the awards he has won are Channel O Awards, Nigerian entertainment awards, the Headies, City people entertainment, MTV Africa music awards.

He has a good amount of international awards to his name.


9) Vector (Nigeria)

Vector is also a hardcore rapper and also a freestyle king, he is signed to GRAP and he started his musical career in 2008. Since then he has worked with a lot of artists such as 2face Idibia, Movado, 9ice, Iyanya, Sarkodie.

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He came to the limelight with the song “Kilode” in 2010, he has won some major awards Like B.E.T and more, you can’t talk about rap in Nigeria without mentioning Vector.


10) Ice Prince Zamani (Nigeria)

Iceprince has been nominated for multiple awards and has most of them like, BET awards, Ghana music awards, the Headies, Nigerian entertainment awards, Chanel O music video awards, and lots more.

He started his music career in 2004 and has since then rapped his way up, he has featured a lot of top Nigerian musicians such as M.I, Jesse jags, Brymo,  Wizkid, and 2face Idibia.

Ice Prince was appointed the vice president of Chocolate city in 2015 and is currently signed to the record label, though he has his record label, he is among the best in the rap industry.


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