These are the top 10 African rappers with the highest number of awards.
African rappers have grown and expanded to a wide consumption and is also one of the slight export in the African music space, and here are the top 10 African rappers with the highest number of awards.
Rap is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates “rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular”, which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backing beat or musical accompaniment.
The components of rap include “content” (what is being said), “flow” (rhythm, rhyme), and “delivery
These are the top 10 rappers with the most awards
Michael Owusu Addo known professionally as Sarkodie is a Ghanaian rapper and entrepreneur from Tema.
His contributions to the Ghanaian music industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade”.
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He was announced the first winner of BET’s Best International Flow artist at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.
He is also considered one of the major proponents of the Azonto genre and dance and one of the most successful
Sarkodie has 107 career awards
Refiloe Maele Phoolo (born 16 December 1990), professionally known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record producer.
Born and raised in Mahikeng, North West, he is regarded as one of the most successful artists in South Africa.
In 2014, he established his own record label, Family Tree Records.
Cassper Nyovest has 35 career awards.
Olamide Gbenga Adedeji known professionally as Olamide (and also Olamide Baddo, BaddoSneh, or simply Baddo) is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist.
He records in Yoruba and English. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi
Olamide has 23 career awards.
Jude Abaga better known as M.I Abaga is a Nigerian hip-hop recording artist and record producer.
He was CEO of Chocolate City from June 2015 to 2019.
He won Best Hip Hop and Best New Act at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards and was nominated in the Best International Act category at the BET Awards 2010.
M.I Abaga has 17 career awards
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
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Born and raised in Cape Town, Western Cape, Forbes gained significance after releasing his single “Victory Lap” which was released from his debut album, Alter Ego (2011).
Forbes continued his success by releasing studio albums which include Levels (2014), Touch My Blood (2018), and the collaborative album, Be Careful What You Wish For alongside Anatii (2017).
AKA has 16 career awards
Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor who began his career while in secondary school after forming a group called “The School Boys” with his friend before his professional career as a music artist began in 2009.
Panshak Henry Zamani. better known as Ice Prince, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper and actor.
He rose to fame after releasing “Oleku”, one of Nigeria’s most remixed songs of all time.
He won the 2009 Hennessy Artistry Club Tour.
Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, known professionally as Nasty C, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer.
After releasing three mixtapes, one being “Undisputed” and two EPs, Ngcobo released his debut album Bad Hair (2016), and Strings and Bling (2018) which was associated and supported by his first tour, The Ivyson Tour.
He was the youngest recipient of an award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, namely the Best Freshman Award.
Mthembeni Ndevu, better known by his stage name Emtee, is a South African rapper.
He was born in Matatiele and grew up in Rockville, Soweto, where he was involved in talent shows.
His career began at the age of 17 and his debut hit single, “Roll Up” was released in 2015 to critical acclaim.
Emtee was signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment and released his debut album Avery (2015), which was commercially successful and was eventually certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa.
Illbliss, stylized as iLLBLISS, is a Nigerian rapper, businessman and the owner of the talent managing outfit known as ‘The Goretti Company’, a company responsible for launching the careers of Chidinma and Phyno, among others.
Also popularly known as Oga Boss, he has received many nominations and won awards, the most notable being the award for Best Hip-hop Video (for the hit “U Go Wound O!!”) at the 2008 maiden edition of the Soundcity Music Video Awards.