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Top 10 African Artists (November 2022)
Below are the top 10 African Artists as of November 2022;
1. Musa Keys
Hometown: Limpopo South Africa
By age 14, Musa was producing beats and recording trap music to middling success; the piano in the church was the origin point for Musa Key’s love of music. However, the making of Amapiano helped Musa Keys find his footing. His 2020 breakout project Samarian Boy SZN is acclaimed for his feathery melodies and quirky synthesizers. Selema (Popo) is from his continent-spanning EP Tayo (Meaning “source of joy” in Yoruba). And he tapped in Nigeria’s rising star Victory for a September 2022 Remix.
2. Jay Melody
Hometown: Dar es Salaam Tanzania
“Nakupenda” translate to “I love you” in Swahili, but Jay Melody’s newest single chronicles much more than romance. On Nakupenda, he speaks of a lover for his country and people who reciprocate positive emotions in his daily interaction.
The 25 years old artist came onto the Tanzania scene as a prodigy in the nonprofit incubator Tanzania house of talent in 2016. Following a year of artistic development, he was signed by Epic Record Tanzania. Under the label, he has released multiple romantic Bonga Flava Hits such as “Sugar,” “Najieka,” and “Sambaloketo.”
Hometown: Benin City Nigeria
Nigeria label chocolate city announced its newest signee, TAR1Q, in July 2022. The 21-year-old Benin city native made the announcement with a five-track EP ‘SON OF THE MOON. The emotive project covers love, ambition, loss, and their effects on mental health.
TARI1Q transitioned from making track music to his present soulful, mid-tempo version of Afrobeats. In “Bad Intentions,” he approaches a romantic interest with honesty and vulnerability, stating his dreams of a fruitful future between them.
Hometown: Gweru, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe dance hall artist Poptain grew up with his ears glued to Jamaican reggae, citing Mavado as one of his major influences. Over 28 years, the old artist found an escape from the harsh realities of his neighborhood through high school music lessons.
After high school, he started recording his own music; going by the name “Mad Arziaan” he found success with his 2020 single “Fadza Mutengi” and the recent single “T-shirt Chena.” Poptain sings about the comfort and reliability of a well-ironed white T-shirt.
5. Karole Kasita
Hometown: Wakiso District Uganda
The dance hall is a burgeoning space in Uganda, and Karole Kasita is one of the forerunners. Her career took off after being in a popular band called S&S from 2015 to 2018; after going solo, she began an ongoing collaboration with Uganda artist “Daddy Andre,” which was well-received in the region.
She tapped Kenyan dancehall singer Arrow Bwoy and Uganda rapper “Fik Fameica” on the bongo Flava song “You” from her debut album “Limited edition”
6. Wendy Shay
Hometown: Kwahu Ghana
Wendy was born in Kwahu, Ghana but moved to Germany after her dad passed away when she was four. She attended a music school in Benhausen, Germany, and moved back to Ghana prior to signing a record deal with Rufftown records.
Her first offering under the label was “Uber Driver,” a largely twi sung that preceded her debut album “Shay on you” “Survivor,” released in May 2022, is a solemn record where she resolves to keep soldering on regardless of being wronged by her ex.
7. Majesty Lyn
Hometown: Port Harcourt Nigeria
Majesty Lyn wrote poems as a child in Port Harcourt and gradually turned into rap battles and Cyphers in her university. Seeking a broader audience after graduating. She gained some attention through posting covers of popular Niger songs on social media; in 2018, she moved to Nigeria to pursue music full-time, consistently releasing music until she signed in to Freeme music in November 2021; her latest project, “Things on things” is a reflection of the shared struggles of young Nigeria women, on the dancehall infused standout “Stop Dancing” she beckons her partner to keep the party going.
Hometown : Accra Ghana
Samuel Adu Frimpong selected the moniker Medikal due to his fascination with doctors and medical practitioners, subsequently communicating his desire to deliver witty raps with surgical precision; since his 2016 debut single “Bra From,” he has become one of the most decorated contemporary rappers in Ghana.
Along the way, he has released four albums, Disturbation, The Plug, Island, and The Truth. In “Letter to my ex,” he reminisces about how he was blinded by love in a past relationship but with time, has achieved some clarity.
Hometown: Kigali Rwanda
Confy makes Afrobeats and bongos Flava songs in a mix of Kinyarwanda and English. He attributes his ability to follow his current part to his family, who were enthusiastic about his dream. His career took some time to catch steam. But since his 2021 single “Jowana” went off, he hasn’t looked back. “Kloza” is a jolly bongo Flava record encapsulating Confy’s endearing artistry.
Hometown: Thies Senegal
Jeeba (a clever amalgamation of his real name Djiril Ba) defines his musical style as Afrombalakhe- a variation of the popular Senegalese genre, mbalax. Incorporating familiar indigenous instruments like the bongo and sabar, Jeeba combines mbalax with pop to create a sound easily digestible across Senegal. “Lamou Saff” speaks of the powers of feminine energy and men’s susceptibility to seduction.