Due to significant African American influence, rappers have been popular throughout Africa since the early 1980s.
African rappers have grown and expanded to a wide consumption and is also one of the slight export in the African music space.
These are the top 5 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