Top 50 Most Popular Musicians In Africa 2023 (New List)

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Last updated on September 5th, 2023 at 05:53 pm

Top 30 Popular Musicians in The African Continent 


Who are the top 30 most popular singers in Africa now? The most popular musicians in Africa top 30 include:


  • Olamide 


  • Amr Diab


  • Don Jazzy


  • Master KG 


  • Rayvanny 


  • Aya Nakamura 


  • Harmonize 


  • Inoss B 


  • Soolking 


  • Salatiel 


Olamide Nigeria (West Africa) 


Olamide falls out of the top 10 list of famous African musicians and the same for the top 20 list. 


but he took the 30 spots on the top 30 list which is proof that this past decade he has been one of the most consistent artists on the continent. 


He has released 9 albums so far making him the current artist in Nigeria with the most album. 


Olamide’s success has been telling and his most recent album Carp Diem is one of the best albums from Nigeria in 2020. 


His deal with the Empire record saw the singer drop several classic videos to meet up with the international audience’s demand for cool rap songs from Africa. 

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Olamide’s wealth also continues to see steady growth thanks to his beautiful hard-working self. 


Chances are you have not heard any of his songs so I want you to listen to them unconditionally featuring Peruzzi. 


You will love his sounds especially if you are from the street.


Amr Diab Egypt (Northern Africa) 


Amr Diab has been scintillating with his performances since his debut in the music industry. 


He is an actor and singer and made the 2020 Forbes list of A-list celebrities from the middle east. 


Amr Diab is currently the most awarded musician in the middle east for his record sales. 


Diab is currently among the cast for a Netflix series that is coming up where he plays the role of a musician. 


As a singer and songwriter, Amr Diab has conquered the middle east and Northern Africa with his sounds hence his huge record sales numbers. 


If check out this video from YouTube of the singer singing one of his most viewed videos on YT. 


Don Jazzy Nigeria (West Africa) 


Na who do the beat Jazzy this was his recent production intro in Rema’s bounce song. 


Don Jazzy is easily one of the biggest musicians in Africa knowing that he has worked with some of the country’s A list celebs. 


He has worked with Kanye West, and Jay Z, and his talent for not only being a singer and producer precedes him in the world of skits. 


Don Jazzy is also one of the richest celebs in Africa with a net worth towering of almost $20,000,000. 


I find myself going back to his feature on Psquare collabo song which was released some years back now. 


Lovely guy with quite a beautiful personality and a friend to all in the Nigerian music industry. 


Master KG (South Africa) 


KG’s rise to fame is quite the wonder especially after Jerusalema became an instant hit song. 


I was thrilled by the song and I literally played it every morning after waking up. 


The song went viral quickly gaining certification in different regions of the world including Belgium. 


Master KG is currently the most popular musician in South Africa thanks to the wonders he did with Nomcembo. 

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Rayvanny Tanzania (East Africa) 


Rayvanny currently has more than 500,000,000 million streams on YouTube, and that’s like 500 million away from a billion views on YouTube. 


Why many would frown because he made the list, he has certainly put in the work to be recognized on this list. 


Rayvanny is currently signed to WCB record label, A label owned by the most popular artist in Tanzania the person of Diamond Platnumz. 


I was listening to Rayvanny songs a couple of days back and I have to say he is very good. 


If you doubt anything I say then please take the time out to listen to Rayvanny’s Kiuno and number one featuring Zuchu


With that being said, Vannyboy is also currently spreading his music across Africa with his recent album that featured lots of singers around the continent.


All his effort have also been paying off with the singer currently worth more than $400K


Aya Nakamura Mali (West Africa) 


Aya Nakamura has been breaking records since her style became the go-to in France. 


She is a France-based Malian female musician with 7 top 10 entries on the France single chart. 


Her song djadja currently has more than 700 million views making the video one of the most viewed in You Africa. 


In 2020 she became the most streamed female musician locally and internationally as she dazzled with her album. 


She also won the Francophone NRJ music award in 2020 while her song Joile Nana went platinum. 


Beautiful artist with a load of talent reaching every nuke and cranny of the world. 


She made this list of the top 50 most popular musicians in Africa debuting at number 26th.


Harmonize Tanzania (East Africa) 


Harmonize has been beautiful with his sound fusing Afrobeat with Bongo Flava to make his own unique sound. 


His fall from Grace came after the split from the WCB record label owned by his previous boss Diamond Platnumz. 


Although he is no longer part of the label, his career continues to soar thanks to his determination to carve out a genre for himself. 


Harmonize net worth since leaving the WCB record label has been something of a surprise. 

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I almost thought he wouldn’t succeed without that touch from Platnumz but boy o boy I couldn’t be more wrong. 


He is currently doing some serious numbers while also been the top 50 most subscribed artists on YouTube in Africa. 


Inoss B DRC (Central Africa) 


I marvel at the talent of this youngster and at just 24 years of age, he is already conquering the Congolese music industry. 


He has also gained international recognition after winning the talent hunt by Akon while the singer was just 12 years of age. 


Inoss’B was recently featured on Rayvanny’s Sound From Africa album on the track Kelebe. 


If you haven’t listened to that one song then you are passing out on the chance to have a good dance. 


His popularity currently makes him one of the most popular musicians in central Africa. 


Soolking Algeria (North Africa) 


Soolking’s career has gotten the finest recognition after his album Vintage. 


He also became one of the most-watched musicians across Africa making the list with artists like Diamond Platnumz. 


Soolking also became the most-streamed artist across Africa on Deezer. 


He continues to build an amazing career while also earning a spot on the list of most viewed music videos on YouTube in Africa. 


Soolking’s talent is primary to his music and the Algerian singer and rapper is not looking to slow down any time soon.


Salatiel Cameroon (West Africa) 


Africa is a blessed continent considering the Western world all gets the raw materials that they need for the advancement of techs in Africa. 


The sad thing though is that the continent is cursed with bad leadership. 


Now let’s talk about music, the continent is also blessed with lots of talented musicians. 


Salatiel happens to be one of the many musicians on the continent that are gifted. 


His real name is Salatiel Livenja Besson and he became the first musician in Cameroon to collaborate with Beyonce. 


Salatiel collaboration with Beyonce on water received positive reviews since the track was one of the songs on the Lion King live-action remake. 


He is currently one of the most popular musicians in Cameroon with a couple of hit songs that you will love. 


Top 40 Popular Artists In Africa 


The list of popular African artists changes over time due to the factors mentioned above. 


As of this year these are the top 40 most popular musicians in Africa 2021, they are: 


  • Simi 


  • DJ Black Coffee 


  • Stonebwoy 


  • Rema 


  • Kizz Daniel 


  • Teni 


  • Zuchu 


  • Kuame Eugene 


  • Sha Sha 


  • Kabza De Small 




This is the complete list of the top 50 most popular musicians in Africa. 


The number one position goes to Wizkid and the number two position goes to Davido. 


Diamond Platnumz held the number three spot beating Burnaboy to the position. 


It’s over to you now


Who else were you expecting to make this top 50 most popular artists in Africa list? 


Leave a comment below with your thoughts and I will be sure to follow up with you. 


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