We at TINA Magazine present to you an official ranking of top Afrobeats artists who are the best in their fields. And by ‘best’ we mean people we’ve chosen to be making the kind of music that puts Africa on every map in the last 12 months. You will also get a chance to vote your best African musicians 2018 down below.
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List Of Best Afrobeats Artists 2018
12. Ali Kiba
With hits like Seduce Me, Aje remix, Katika the singer has got himself on the list of Africa’s best artists this year. The Tanzanian singer keeps keeping up.
It took him quite sometime but South African rapper Kwesta has officially arrived.
He was the most awarded artist at the 2017 South African Music Awards—scooping trophies for SAMRO Highest Airplay of the Year, the SAMPRA highest Airplay of the Year award, Best Rap Album, Best Male Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year—making him the most awarded rapper in SAMAs history.
His single “Ngud’” was one of the biggest songs in South Africa last year and his latest single, “Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe,” is also sitting on more than 2 million views on YouTube.
10. Diamond Platnumz
The popular Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz has earned himself this spot on our list. The singer has been nothing but hard working within the last 12 months. With a successful album with songs like;
Sikomi, Marry You, African Beauty, Kidogo, Nana, Number One,Eneka, Moyo Wangu, Waka, I Miss You, Hallelujah
9. Mr Eazi.
The Nigerian-Ghanaian star has been up to nothing but greatness this past year, he is till keeping it up and doing his thing. Accra To Lagos, was released on 10 February 2017. In March 2018, several outlets reported that Mr Eazi signed a record deal with Diplo’s label Mad Decent. Mr Eazi signed a licensing deal with Universal Africa, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. Mr eazi makes the list of the best afrobeats artists of 2018
Tekno one of Africa’s most loved musicians at the moment. The singer dropped singles like; Rara, Go, Yawa, Yur Luv songs that were totally successful. He’s been featured on the list best this year as number 5. You all know him, i bet many of you may want to argue he should be high up on the list. Well, you can vote him as your best Afrobeat artist of 2018
7. Tiwa Savage
The Nigerian Diva just doesn’t stop, she had a great 2017, and she has continued so this year. She released a new E.P in 2017 With successful singles like Malo, Sugar Cane. Tiwa has earned her spot here.
The Nigerian singer after his massive hit Mad over you, he managed to keep up with great songs like Energy, For Life, Said ft Nasty C. With tens of millions of views on YouTube things appear to be good for him.
The Ghanaian Rapper has been great since the start of his career. He’s done nothing but hat too these past months. Released an album in 2017 With hit singles Like Pain Killer and more. He’s always been regarded as one of Africa’s best rapper of all time.
4. Casper Nyovest
The rapper did some great job these past 12 months, Nyovest got a SAMA award for best collaboration for ‘NGUD’, a song by Kwesta featuring Nyovest. On 10th of October ,2017, he was also awarded best Male Southern African by African Musiq Magazine Awards Nyovest Thuto Album went Gold on the day of release and within a few weeks it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA)
3. Sauti Sol
The popular band, and arguably Africa’s biggest band at the moment did quite well these last few months. With the release of a great album Afrikan Sauce featuring artists from all ove the continent with successful and sizzling collabos like; ‘Afrikan Star’, Melanin, and more they’ve earned this spot. Well they are sure the best Afrobeats band we’ve got in Africa!
Wizkid is a popular Nigerian musician one of Africa’s finest musicians. In the last 12 months, he dropped a mixtape, a single with Drake titled Come Closer and has released quite a few other successful projects after.
I believe its no surprise Davido is the one topping this list. The Nigerian singer has done nothing but put Africa on the map within the last 12 months. With the release of hits like IF, FALL, FIA, LIKE DAT, ADA, FLORA MY FLOWER, ASSURANCE and more the singer has earned the himself this spot making him the best African musician, you can also call him the best Afrobeats artist of year 2018.
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