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Top 5 best artists in Africa

1:Burna Boy is the first.

 

Burna Boy is a Nigerian musician who has made quality jams that earned him recognition as the best African musician in 2021.

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu is known by his stage name, Burna Boy. On July 2nd, 1991, he was born as Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu in Ahaoda, Rivers State, Nigeria.

His grandfather, Benson Idonije, once managed Fela Kuti. Burna Boy started making music at the age of 10 after his classmate gave him the FuityLoops software for music production.

In secondary school, Burna Bo formed a music band that performed at concerts before going to London to further his education. In London, Burna Boy dropped out of school due to his passion for music.

Due to his passion for music, his mother landed an internship at a radio station. After work each day, Burna Boy would go to the studio to record songs. He always had his generator in his car's trunk as a backup should the studio's power supply go off.

Burna Boy became famous in the music industry in 2012 after releasing his hit single "Like to Party" from his debut album L.I.F.E. Although the album was released on August 13th, 2013, by Aristokrat Records, five singles were released in 2012.

Burna Boy featured many Nigerian famous artists on his debut album, including e2face, M.I, Reminisce, Wizkid, Timaya, and Olamide. The album sold up to 40,000 on the first day it was released.

He co-created his music with Yoruba legends Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, and Bob Marley.Listening to his life story, you could hear the similarities in his music pattern.

L.I.F.E. was a hit album that year, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart.

Recently, Burna Boy won a Grammy Award. He won the Best Global Music Album category for his 2020 album, Twice as Tall. Wizkid won a 2020 Grammy Award alongside Wizkid. The Grammy award makes it the first time Nigerian musicians have won a Grammy award.

2. Wizkid

 

Wizkid is a famous Nigerian singer and songwriter. Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, born on July 16, 1990, is popularly known by his stage name, Wizkid. He has gained so much ground in the music industry in Africa and the world, making him one of the top 10 richest musicians in Nigeria.

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

Wizkid later met O.J.B. Jezreel, who became his mentor during his struggling days. He then started visiting Jezreel’s studio, watching and learning from the recordings by artists like 2Face Idibia and Sound Sultan.

His career in the music industry took off from there.Wizkid is one of Nigerians' top artists, and fortunately, he is considered one of Africa's best musicians.

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

music video for "Brown Skin Girl" won him an award at the 2021 Grammy Awards as the Best Music Video of the Year. All these efforts of his have helped him to become the second-best musician in Africa in 2021.

3.Diamond Platnumz

 

Diamond Platnumz is the third-best musician in Africa. Diamond Platnumz is a Tanzanian Afropop and Bongo Flava (hip hop and R&B) recording artist.

Diamond was born on October 2, 1989, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as Naseeb Abdul Juma Issack before taking his stage name Diamond Platnumz when he broke into the Tanzanian music industry in 2010 with his music album Kamwambie.

The Kamwambie album was made up of 12 different songs, including his hit single Kamwambie, which reigned in Tanzania and Africa. In 2012, Diamond released another album, "Lala Salama," which contained ten songs.

In the Lala Salama album, his top-selling album, he only featured Mr. Mpoto in one song.

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

Since his album in 2018, he has released many singles featuring other famous African musicians, including Fally Ipupa, who is regarded as one of the best musicians in Africa.

Many musicians have also featured Diamond, which has earned him the third-best musician in Africa. Adding to his music popularity, Diamond is also known for his dancing talent, having shown his moves in his music.

He is regarded as one of the best dancers among other African musicians. Diamond currently owns a record label, WCB Wasafi, in which he has signed many artists from Tanzania.

He is regarded as the best and richest musician in Tanzania, owning an uncountable number of hit songs. He has also won many music awards that have pushed him to become the 4th best musician in Africa. In addition to the

Diamond WCB Wasafi record label, he also owns Zoom extra, Wasafi TV, and Wasafi FM, one of Tanzania's best media.

Due to his popularity in the music industry, Diamond has signed many contracts with different companies, including Pepsi Brand Ambassador in East Africa, Brand Ambassador of Parimatch Africa and Nice One Brand Ambassador, all in 2019. He

also signed another contract as the Brand Ambassador of Coral Paints in 2020.

4. Davido

 

David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is a Nigerian top musician. Davido is the third-best musician and artist of all time in Nigeria.

Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a wealthy Nigerian family led by Dr. Deji Adeleke, co-founder of Adeleke University in Osun State and Pacific CEO Holdings Limited.

Before "Dami Duro," which announced Davido to the world, Davido released his first single, "Back When," featuring Naeto C, although the song didn't trend much.

On October 30, 2011, Davido released "Dami Duro." He co-produced the single with Shizzi, which Clarence shot in Lagos. The song "

Dami Duro" came with a fantastic video in Jan. 2012, and it became the talk of the town with frequent airplay by the media.

Davido released his debut studio album, Baba Olowo (Child of a Wealthy Person), on July 17, 2012, under the HKN Music Record Label. The song was equally a hit as it gained him more fans.

Since then, he has released countless singles, which have brought him popularity, wealth, and international recognition, including his ranking as the 4th richest musician in Africa.

Davido was the OBO executive producer and worked with other producers like Jay Sleek, Spellz, and Maleek Berry. It featured famous musicians like Sina Rambo, Ice Prince, Kay Switch, B-Red, 2 Face, and Naeto C.

Davido, no doubt, is one of the best African Nigerian musicians of all time.

5.Ipupa, Fally

 

Fally Ipupa N'simba, known by his stage name Fally Ipupa, is a Congolese singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, guitarist, and producer. From 1999 until 2006, he was a Quartier Latin International member, the music band formed in 1986 by Koffi Olomidé.

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

In the adolescence stage, he began his musical career in various small groups in Kinshasa. In the mid-1990s, his voice attracted attention, and he eventually joined local groups, including "New City" or "New Covenant." In the late 1990s, he joined the nationally recognized "Latent Talent", with whom he recorded his first album.

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.

Another of his albums is Power Kosa Leka, which he released in 2013.

Fally Ipupa has won so many awards, making him ranked as one of Africa's top ten best musicians. The awards include the Kora Awards for Best Artist or Group from Central Africa and the MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 for Best Video and Best Francophone Artist. He

also won the urban award for best African artist. The famous musician was also nominated in the Best Live Act category at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2014.

Fally Ipupa, a noted guitar player, connected with audiences stateside with "Chaise Electrique", a bilingual love song in which he featured former G-Unit singer Olivia. 


Source:https://clacified.com/entertainment/16/top-10-best-musicians-in-africa-in-2021

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