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CNN 2019 Top 10 Artiste in Africa

CNN Top 10 Artiste in Africa

The annual listing of top African artists compiled by the renowned cable News Network {CNN} for 2019 has been released in the course of the weekend.

Although this listing is strictly from the CNN point of view, other prominent organizations could decide to have theirs and it would be quite different from this.

The list of winners is usually arrived at based on international market rating and global performance of artiste in the last one year, also fan base to a reasonable extent contributes to the selection process.

The CNN Top 10 Biggest Artiste in Africa for 2019 saw 5 prominent Nigerian artists on the top half of the listing, but to the surprise of many, OBO Davido Adeleke was not on the list.

Despite his energetic performance globally in recent times including ‘‘Blow my mind’’ which he performed alongside Chris Brown, and Risky with Popcaan, but a lot of people still believe that the listing by CNN is apparently valid.

List of the Top 10 Artiste in Africa by CNN for 2019

  1. Burna Boy
  2. Angélique Kidjo
  3. Diamond Platinumz
  4. Yemi Alade
  5. Tiwa Savage
  6. Wizkid
  7. Mr. Eazi
  8. Sho Madjozi
  9. Busiswa Gqulu
  10. Mwila Musonda

The list comprises of five (5) Nigerian artiste, two (2) south Africans, one (1) Benin Republic, one (1) Zambian and one (1) Tanzanian.

Artiste Overview

1. Burna Boy: The Nigerian born superstar has been a dominating force that has been reckoned with in the African Music sphere in recent times, with an amazing performance both locally and internationally.

After featuring inBeyoncé Knowles – Carter LION KING (The Gift) Album, his recent album African Giant was also nominated for the Grammys, he also won the award for the Best Male Artiste in Western Africa and Artist of the year in Africa in the just concluded #AFRIMA 2019.

So been on the list as the number one wasn’t coincidental.

2. Angélique Kidjo: The only representative from the Republic of Benin in West Africa, Kidjo has been an influential music personality in Africa.

CNN Top 10 Artiste in Africa

A very diversified lady; she is a singer, songwriter, actress, and activist.

She has been nominated severally for Grammy Awards and has bagged the Grammy awards thrice in (2008, 2015 and 2016).

3. Diamond Platinumz: The talented Tanzanian in the list has been one of the most loved artiste in Eastern Africa.

CNN Top 10 Artiste in Africa

He also has numerous collaborations across Africa, and in the recent AFRIMA, 2019 Awards he was crowned the Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa.

And also a music video by Rayvanny which he was featured in won Best African Video at AFRIMA.

See the list of Winners at AFRIMA 2019

4. Yemi Alade: The 2nd Nigerian on the list regarded as ‘‘Mama of Africa’’ and also known for her continuous unique display of rich Africa cultural heritage in her music, she is also a songwriter and Afro-pop artiste.

CNN Top 10 Artiste in Africa

She also featured in Beyoncé Lion King Album and also has been nominated for different awards since after 2009 when she made it to the limelight.

5. Tiwa Savage: The former Mavin Queen, third Nigerian on the list has been dominating in the industry, she won the Best Female Artist in Western Africa recently and with her recent international recording deal she signed with (UMG) Universal music group. She was also featured in the Lion King album.

CNN Top 10 Artiste in Africa

6. Wizkid: Star boy Wizkid global phenomenon is the Fourth Nigerian that made it onto the CNN 2019 Top 10 Artiste in Africa, he has gotten global collaborations, also he worked with Beyoncé in BROWN SKIN GIRL that made a wave in different social medium platforms.

CNN Top 10 Artiste in Africa

He has been awarded different awards and he won the Song of the year in Africa with his song Fever.

7. Mr. Eazi: Majorly known for his many collaborations with local and international artists, he also signed a licensing deal with Universal Africa, a subsidiary of American UMG, with nomination also in the BET Awards 2019.

CNN Top 10 Artiste in Africa

Also, he was featured twice in Beyoncé LION KING (The Gift) Album.

8. Sho Madjozi:  One of the 2 South Africans on the list, Madjozi is talented in songwriting, rapping, singing, and poet. She loves to display the Tsonga culture in her music.

CNN Top 10 Artiste in Africa

She was nominated in the recent BET awards and she won the viewer’s choice of best new international act.

9. Busiswa Gqulu: A South African that is famous for her songs, songwriting and being a poet.

CNN Top 10 Artiste in Africa

10. Mwila Musonda: The only Zambian on the list popularly addressed as Slapdee well known for rapping, and producing.

CNN Top 10 Artiste in Africa

Although fans to Artistes not listed herein are furious about their artists’ exclusion from the list, as stated earlier, CNN one of the biggest media groups in the world has its own form of rating that resulted in them coming up with this list of Top 10 Artiste in Africa.

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