- #1 Blaqbonez
“Mamiwota” is the track that allowed Blaqbonez to go from underground rapper to promising artist of the Nigeria Hip Hop scene. He is on the top list of the rising star of the Nigerian scene and one of the current bets of Nigerian rap. Truly exentric, funny, controversial raper, he’s not afraid of anything. You never know what to expect with #BRIA (Best Raper In Africa) as he named himself, we can also add best comedian of Africa because of all his mischiefs on social media, he is his self promoter and entertainer, we are really excited bout this one.
Here “Shut up“, from his latest EP ”Mr Boombastic” , who features artist like Falz, blackmagic!
- #2 Didi B
Didi B known as Mojavelli, is undoubtedly the vocal lead of the famous rap group “Kiff no beat” known for song songs like “Tu es dans pain” or “Ce n’est pas bon“.
He recently released a solo track “assinie“, produced by Tamsir, which announces the imminent release of his second solo album. You can also discover this band, with their latest opus, “Bledards is the new fresh“, who features popular French artists as vegedream, dadju and kaaris.
Here, “assinie”, colourful and creative visuals straight from Ivory Coast.
- #3 Kofi Mole
Kofi Mole is an award winning Ghanaian rapper and author of the hit “Don’t be late“. A rising star of Ghanaian rap, he is a raper who mixes Ghana highlife and hip hop, in his vernacular language. He offers a refreshing sound, with catchy and pleasant lyrics.
His latest EP is APOSOR LOVE, with 4 tracks, talking about love, betrayal and seduction for the happiness of the ladies…
Here “bestie“visuals, our pick for you!
- #4 Sliqe
Sliqe, born Lutendo Kungoane, is a DJ, producer and radio personality of Venda descent who grew up in the south of Johannesburg. He released his first single in 2015 – Do Like I Do – featuring Kwesta, the track was an instant hit, garnering major airplay on numerous South African radio stations and being included in numerous DJ’s sets. The single was really a huge success that Sliqe went on to record a remix to it, with L-Tido, Riky Rick, Reason, Nadia Nakai and Flabba. His latest project is the sophomore album Injayam, Vol. 2, following the success of Vol 1.
here our take for you, “Spaan Saam”
- #5 Elzo Jamdong
Elzo Jamdong is a Senegalese rapper, versatile in rap and singing, his particularity of kicking his rap lyrics and singing with ease. He makes his first solo project named Free Dope in 2014, an important turning point in Senegalese hip hop scene. The extracts from the mixtape are played on the radio and in clubs and the clips are immediately broadcast on TV.. His latest release is free season 2.
Here is “Gentleman remix” featuring his fellow senegalese raper Nitdoff.
- #6 Kida Kudz
Kida Kudz is a Nigerian born and UK raper knew as the winner of the second season of Peak Talent show nearly seven years ago. A couple mixtapes and EP releases down the line, he still remains largely underground in the Industry. He has been in the UK for a while, his music is quite primed for the Nigerian audience. However, his newest release marks a switch from rap to a mix of Afropop/Dancehall and rap wave sweeping through the UK Afrobeats scene.
Here his hit, bounce!
- #7 Kadja
Kadja is one of the pioneers of ivorian rap scene. He is now signed to Shado Chris label “aura corp”, one of the dopest producers in Ivory coast. A real kicker, he offers a Rap that mixes Ivorian sounds, like the musical genre “Zouglou” and “coupé décalé”, he does rap in the “nouchi” in the slang of the country.
Here is, “On peut pas reculer“, from his latest release “Le roi fou”
- #8 $pacely
$pacely is a Ghanaian rapper and singer. He is a member of trap music collective “La Meme Gang” who features darkovibes, Kiddblack, RJZ, Kwaku BS & Nxwrth. He has collaborated with Kwesi Arthur, Pappy Kojo, Kofi Mole. He released his debut EP Fine$$e or Be Fine$$ed in 2019, which features songs like “Somimu” and “Uber” featuring Cina Soul and Joey B respectively.
Here is Somimu!
- #9 Gemini major
Gemini Major, is a Malawian-born South African record producer and singer-songwriter. 2013 was a key year to Major, he moved to Johannesburg, met Cassper Nyovest at a video shoot for a song that Major had produced, he joined the Family Tree team, an independent South African label. After the release of Nasty C’s hit single “Juice Back“, Major has become the go-to producer for some of South Africa’s leading hip hop artists.
Here a song from him to you, “Right now“, featuring The great Nasty C!
- #10 Alpha Ojini
Alpha is a Nigerian rapper, record producer and audio engineer based in Lagos. He is a graduate of electrical/electronics engineering. One of the underground Nigerian raper, but not the least talented!
check out his song “seeheaven“, featuring Oxlade and Ghost.
Written By Andrea Akouaho