Women are the epitome of beauty, every woman is beautiful in her own way and beauty they say lies in the eyes of the beholder. In this entertainment opinion article, I will be sharing with you top 10 current most beautiful female Musicians in West Africa.
Some of these West African female Musicians are not just only beautiful but also talented, rich and influential. I have done a thorough research and have compiled the list of top 10 current most beautiful female Musicians in West Africa:
10. Heyden Adama Bangura, Sierra Leone
Heyden Adama Bangura is a musician from Sierra Leone. She is also a model in the US where she is based. She is very beautiful.
Born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Heyden got an early calling in the entertainment business. One of her musical influences is South Africa's Brenda Fassie.
The spirit of Heyden's music and message epitomises the spirit of black consciousness. In her hit single 'Fit in Gbet,' meaning 'just perfect' in her local Krio dialect, she takes the listener right into Lumley Beach in Freetown.
9. Baroe, Liberia
Princess Barrolle Dartey, popularly known by her stage name Baroe, is a singer from West Africa, Liberia. She is among the top 10 current most beautiful female Musicians in West Africa.
She is the daughter of the late singer Ruthie Brown Dartey who succumbed to cancer in 2013.
Baroe is the first runner-up at the Airtel Trace Music Star Ghana Competition in 2015. That same year she won the V-STAR competition.
In 2016, she released her debut six-track EP called 'My Journey'. In 2018, Baroe took a great step and released her cover version of the Liberian national anthem and was hastily selected to perform at the swearing-in of the President-elect George Weah and his Vice President-elect, Jewel Howard Taylor in Liberia.
As of December 2020, she released her first studio album called 'Desire', which features songs like 'Dream', 'Mabr3', 'Money Life' and 'No Long Thing'.
8. Becca, Ghana
Born Rebecca Akosua Acheampomaa Acheampong professionally known as Becca is a Ghanaian ace singer who was born and bred in Kumasi Ghana, Becca was born on 15th August 1986, making her 36 years old as of this post. She is the first girl and fifth born of nine children.
The beautiful Musician attended Morning Star and Wesley Girls’ High Schoolin Ghana and obtains her first school leaving and her West Africa Senior School certificate respectively before she took a full time course in music. Aside music Becca is also known as actress, model and online personality.
Becca developed interest in music at a very tender age, she ventured into music after she was done with her education. Her debut studio album Sugar was released in 2007; it earned her five nominations at the 2008 Ghana Music Awards. The album’s lead single “You Lied to Me” won Record of the Year at the aforementioned awards show.
Becca released her second studio album Time 4 Me on 16 May 2013. It features guest appearances from 2face Idibia, MI, King Ayisoba, Trigmatic, Jay Storm and Akwaboah. The album was certified 2x platinum in Ghana.
Becca’s accolades include one Kora Award, one National Youth Achievers Award, four Ghana Music Awards, and three 4Syte TV Music Video Awards. In 2013, she headlined the annual Girl Talk concert, which started in 2011. Becca was ranked 94 on E.tv Ghana’s 2013 list of the 100 most influential people in Ghana.
7. Chidinma, Nigeria
Born Chidinma Ekile on May 2, 1991, popularly known as Chidinma, is an energetic Nigerian singer and songwriter who rose to fame after emerging winner of the MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 3.
Chidinma is a versatile singer with musical genres of Afro-pop, pop and R&B.
She became the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart.
Ms Kedike as fondly called is a beautiful songstress with an amazing vocals to compliment.
Even though she’s of average height, Chidinma has been a music sensation both on stage and off stage thrilling with electrifying performances.
Chidinma was born in Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos state to her parents; father, Hillary Ekile and mother, Martha Ekile.
She’s originally from Imo state part of Nigeria and she’s the sixth child in a family of seven children.
She had her primary school education at Ketu before relocating to Ikorodu with her family where she had her secondary school education at Livingstone model college. She proceeded to University of Lagos to study Sociology.
Chidinma who started singing at the age of 6, became part of her church’s choir at the age of 10.
She worked as a business promoter in Lagos before competing at the Project Fame West Africa season 3 which she eventually won with a cash prize of 2. 5 million naira, a 2011 Toyota RAV4 and an album deal.
She started to work on her self titled album ‘Chidinma’ which features guest appearances from the likes of Sound Sultan, Tha Suspect, Olamide and Muna. Some of the notable producer on the album include Cobhams Asuquo, Tee-Y Mix, Wazbeat and Oscar Herman Ackah.
She released two singles ‘Jankoliko’ featuring Sound Sultan and ‘Carry Go’ from the album on February 2, 2011. Her third album single ‘Kedike’ was released on October 11, 2011. The song was accompanied with a music video directed by Clarence Peters with a guest appearance from Dammy Krane who played Chidinma’s love interest.
After her first album, Chidinma dished out another record breaking single ‘Emi Ni Baller’ which further brought her limelight. On the song, she featured her label mates Illbliss and Tha Suspect. She had also go on to drop a lot of hit singles such as Kite, Oh Baby featuring Flavour Nabania, For You, Melody, Special Feeling, to mention a few.
6. Efya, Ghana
Jane Awindor, popularly known as Efya, is an award-winning Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and actress.
She is no doubt, one of the most popular Ghanaian singers with over 1.5 million followers on Instagram alone. Efya hasn't always been big, she got her first exposure to fame when she participated in the maiden edition of the Stars of the Future talent show. She has since then, proved herself as one of an embodiment of talent.
Jane Awindor was born on the 10th of April, 1987 in Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region, in southern Ghana. Her father, Nana Adwoa Awindor is a popular filmmaker and celebrity host of the late television show ' Greetings From Abroad'. She has three siblings, a sister and two brothers.
Efya had her primary and secondary education at Kumasi Ghana. She attended Yaa Asantewaa Secondary School in Kumasi. She also holds a degree in theatre and music from the prestigious University of Ghana.
Miss Jane, as she was previously called, relocated to Accra when her mother enrolled at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) film school.
The beautiful singer discovered her musical talents at a very early age. She started receiving voice training from some of her family members while she was still small, and it helped her excel as an artiste.
She started gaining media acceptance in 2008 after participating in the Charterhouse's Stars of The Future television show, where she emerged the first runner up. Even though she lost to Irene Logan, she was able to secure herself a three-year recording deal. The deal enabled her and Irene to do a collaborative album titled 'Unveiled', which was released in South Africa.
Efya continued to record songs and perform at local gigs following the conclusion of her recording deal with Charterhouse. Prior to her going solo, she changed her name from Miss Jane to Efya. In 2011, she signed a recording deal with One Nation Entertainment. Her debut mixtape, This Is Not The Album, was released on November 12, 2013. The mixtape comprises 13 tracks and was released as a precursor to Janesis, her debut studio album. It features a guest appearance from Black Magic. Efya released Janesis, her debut studio album on April 22, 2016. The album's lead single Forgetting Me was released on January 2014 and it was met with great reception.
5. Sona Jobarteh, Gambia
Sona Jobarteh is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer from the Gambia.
She was born in 1983 into one of the five principal Kora-playing Griot families from West Africa - she is the first female professional kora player to come from a Griot family. She is the granddaughter of the Master Griot of his generation, Amadu Bansang Jobarteh, cousin of the well-known, celebrated Kora player Toumani Diabate as well as the sister of the renowned Diaspora Kora player Tunde Jegede.
4. Ivorian Doll, Ivory Coast
Vanessa Mahi, born 17 December 1997, known professionally as Ivorian Doll, is a rapper and Internet personality from Ivory Coast. She made her debut in collaboration with Abigail Asante, releasing singles under the name Abigail x Ivorian Doll. She has since gone on to release several singles as a solo artist, such as "Rumours".
Vanessa’s musical style is sassy, raw, honest and in-your-face. She frequently references her feistiness, independence and zero-tolerance attitude throughout her lyrics. She also cites female rap veteran Nicki Minaj as a major inspiration of hers.
After a public falling out with a former friend in late 2018, Vanessa teamed up with Abigail Asante to release a diss track titled “The Situation”. This marked the duo’s first of four collaborations.
In June 2019, Vanessa made her first solo venture with her “Lightwork Freestyle” which was premiered by PressPlayMedia.
“Queen of Drill” then followed which marked the rapper’s first official solo single to be released on streaming platforms.
3. Munachi, Nigeria
Munachi is one of the current most beautiful female musicians in West Africa in 2021.
She is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, recording artiste, stage performer, television presenter and a model. She is the winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria in 2007.
She is originally from Owerri, Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. She was born on 5th November 1987 in Port Harcourt, River State in the south southern part of Nigeria. She is currently 33 years old.
She was encouraged by her family to pursue her passion for music and arts. She attended Federal Government Girls College in Port Harcourt. After which she attended Benson Idahosa University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation. Munachi is very beautiful and currently number 3 on my list of top 10 current most beautiful female musicians in West Africa.
2. Mayra Andrade, Cape Verde
Mayra Andrade, born 13 February 1985, is a Cape Verdean singer who lives and records in Lisbon, Portugal. She is very beautiful and talented.
Andrade was born in Havana, Cuba, to parents from Cape Verde, and she and her family returned to Cape Verde a few days after her birth. Andrade spent the first years of her life in Cape Verde, but because her father was a diplomat for the Cape Verdean government, she traveled extensively with her family and lived in many countries during her childhood. Hence, during her childhood, she lived in Senegal, Angola, and Germany. However, she spent around two months of the year in the Cape Verdean island of Santiago. Andrade moved to Paris in 2002 when she was 17 years old and lived there until late 2015 when she moved to Lisbon, Portugal.
She is multilingual, but most of the lyrics of the songs on her albums are in her native Cape Verdean Crioulo language. The first song she remembers singing is " O Leãozinho" by the Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso, whom she has cited as a musical influence.
1. Vanessa Owusu, Ghana
Occupying my number 1 spot of the list of top 10 current most beautiful female Musicians in West Africa is Vanessa Owusu.
Deborah Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu, born 25th August 1984, is a pretty good Ghanaian television show host, model, musician, academic and graphic artist.
She is the sister of popular Ghanaian musician Wanlov the Kubolor and daughter of an Ashanti man and a Romanian woman.
Being from two different cultures gave Miss Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu the ability to see things from more than one perspective and thus made her open to diversity, readily identifying the beauty in things as well as developing a genuine interest in people and cultures. Ultimately it led her to being an extrovert woman with outstanding social skills.
Deborah grew up in Accra, attended Christ the King Int. Sch., then Wesley Girls High Sch. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Publishing Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana followed by a Master Degree in Book/Journal Publishing from the University of the Arts London in the UK. She has shown her professionalism and passion for her chosen field by working successfully for both small enterprises as well as big corporations in Ghana, the United States and United Kingdom.
Naturally being the centre of attention since her childhood, Deborah has always been a ‘show’ person of sorts and has since found the right balance between corporate work and the entertainment industry. Her experience as a mentor through the Mannequin Academy, an initiative to give industry training to both professional and amateur models that she co-founded, gave her the confidence that she had the strength to take on greater things. She recently had a life changing experience when hosting a documentary for the Cadbury Canada Fair trade Campaign taking the world to Ghana’s cocoa farmers and their farms, proudly presenting the valuable commodity and flourishing farming communities as well as educating the public on the importance of Fair trade.
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