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Top 10 Most Celebrated African Musicians Guess who Topped The List

10. Oumou Sangaré (Malian)

Oumou Sangaré is a Grammy Award-winning Malian Wassoulou musician, sometimes referred to as "The Songbird of Wassoulou". Yes in case you don't know she has a grammy, Her first Album Mossoulou sold over 200,000 copies, she is really celebrated in Mali.

9. Diamond platnumz (Tanzania)

Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, actor, dancer, philanthropist and a businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam. Diamond is said to be the most influential and the most celeberated artist in tanzania, they see him the way we in nigeria see 2baba.

8. Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu is a Nigerian Veteran singer/songwriter, actress, Dubbed the "Elegant Stallion" by the Nigerian press. Did you know that she was an NTA Broadcaster, yes she was, before she went into music. She blew the mind of Nigerians in the 80's.

7. Angelique kidjo

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, That name is long, she is known as Angélique Kidjo, is a Beninese singer-songwriter, Also known as mama Africa, As you know she one a grammy at the last award celebration, she is one the most celebrated African female musicians.

6. king Sunny Ade

Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye MFR, known professionally as King Sunny Adé, is a Nigerian jùjú singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is regarded as one of the first African pop musicians to gain international success, He still performs regularly in shows till date an entertainer indeed, old age can;t stop him.

5. Awilo Longomba

Awilo Longomba, yeah his real name is Awilo Longomba, most people don't know that, he is a congolese and he has blessed Africa with his makossa sound.

4. Femi Kuti

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, popularly known as Femi Kuti, is a Nigerian, He is the eldest son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti,  He has Several grammy nomination, but he is yet to win one Just like his father he is phenomenal.

3. Manu dibango

Emmanuel N'Djoké "Manu" Dibango was a Cameroonian musician and songwriter who played saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music, Was a legend when it came to saxophone and African music, its so sad we lost him to the covid-19.

2. Tu BaBa

Innocent Ujah Idibia, known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and activist. His music is timeless and mature, his hit song 'African queen' will remain relevant in decades to come.

1. Fela

Fela Anikulapo Kuti was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. At the height of his popularity, he was referred to as one of Africa's most "challenging and charismatic music performers", The legend himself, the king and founder of the afrobeats genre, Nobody comes close, Nobody.

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