Six most awarded African artistes

Africa has had a profound impact on the global music scene with its rich and captivating melodies. 


Here are some of Africa’s most decorated artists.


1. Wizkid – 156


Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid is regarded as one of Nigeria’s most successful and acclaimed artists. He gained widespread recognition in the music industry with the release of his hit single “Holla at Your Boy” in 2010, and has since become a global sensation.


2. Angelique Kidjo – 140


Beninese-French singer Angelique Kidjo is a globally recognized icon, known for her artistic excellence and social activism. Her music is a beautiful fusion of various genres, including Afrobeat, jazz, reggae, and traditional African music.


3. Sarkodie – 118


Sarkodie, a Ghanaian hip-hop artist, has emerged as a prominent figure in the African music scene.


His music style is a unique blend of rap, hiplife, and highlife, which has garnered him a widespread following across the continent.


4. Burna Boy – 85


Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter has taken the music world by storm with his unique blend of afro-fusion.


Grammy award winner, Burna Boy has received numerous accolades, including BET Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and Nigeria Entertainment Awards, establishing him as a prominent figure in the Nigerian and global music scenes.


5. 2Baba – 80


Innocent Ujah Idibia, known by his stage name 2Baba, has proven to be a Nigerian music legend. He has consistently received recognition for his contribution to the Nigerian music industry, thanks to several hit singles and albums that have topped music charts over the years.


6. Davido – 77


David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has made a name for himself not just in the Nigerian music industry but also beyond its borders. He is a talented singer, songwriter, and record producer who rose to stardom in 2011 with his hit debut single “Dami Duro”. Since then, Davido has become one of the most awarded African artists.


Source: The Nation

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