music The Best African Rappers  

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List Rules Vote up and add all of your favorite African hip hop artists.

This list of the top African rap groups and artists in the world includes all the best rappers from West Africa to South Africa and all points in between. These are truly the greatest African hip hop bands and acts of all time, since the most famous African rappers ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best African hip hop music. Hip Hop in Africa has never had a larger audience. From the Ghanaian MC Sarkodie to the South African rapper AKA, rappers from Africa have been garnering huge international followings. 

You can click on the African rapper names to see more information about that particular notable African hip hop group. If they're near the top of the best African hip hop artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top African hip hop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the African rapper names themselves.

Examples include Don Jazzy and D'banj. Vote up up for the artists you do like and down vote the artists you think are overrated. The best artists on this list are the ones with the most votes, so show your favroites artists like JJC and Tony Tetuila some love. All important, significant and iconic names in African rap music history deserve your votes, so add any MCs, rappers, or groups that . 

The list includes all new African hip hop bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. This is a great place to start if you are looking for the best way to start listening to African Hip Hop. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best African hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest African hip hop musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular African rappers that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.


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Sarkodie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best African Rappers
Sarkodie Hip Pop, Hip Life Music 

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Cassper Nyovest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best African Rappers
Cassper Nyovest Hip hop music, Motswako

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HHP is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best African Rappers
aka

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M.anifest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best African Rappers
M.anifest Hip-Hop

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Fid Q is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best African Rappers
Fid Q HIPHOP

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M.I is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best African Rappers
M.I Hip Hop

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Ayodeji Ibrahim "WizKid&q... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best African Rappers
Ayodeji Ibrahim "WizKid" Balogun Dance Hall, Afro Beats, African Pop - WizKid Discography: Lil Prinz (2001),Superstar (2011),Empire Mates State of Mind (2012) (with EME),Ayo (2014)

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D'banj is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best African Rappers
D'banj Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, African hip hop

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David Adeleke Adedeji (Davido) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best African Rappers

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P-Square is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best African Rappers
P-Square African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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Jesse Jagz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best African Rappers
Jesse Jagz Hip Hop, Rhythm and blues - DiscographyJag of All Tradez (2009)Jagz Nation, Vol.1. Thy Nation Come (2013)Jagz Nation Vol. 2: Royal Niger Company (2014)Jagz Nation Vol. 3: Odysseus (2015)Gunspiracy Theory (2015)

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Naeto C is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best African Rappers
Naeto C Hip hop music, Rap music, African hip hop

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2Face Idibia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best African Rappers
2Face Idibia Hip hop music, Hip Hop, Reggae

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Don Jazzy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best African Rappers
Don Jazzy Pop music, Contemporary R&B, African hip hop

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Burna Boy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best African Rappers
Burna Boy Reggae, Dancehall - Burna Boy Discography: Burn Notice (2011), Burn Identity (2011),L.I.F.E - Leaving an Impact for Eternity (2013)

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Eedris Abdulkareem is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best African Rappers
Eedris Abdulkareem African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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Jovi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best African Rappers

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Nash Emcee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best African Rappers

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Pryce Sami Hip Hop/RnB

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Positive Black Soul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best African Rappers
Positive Black Soul African hip hop

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Faze is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best African Rappers
Faze Pop music, Reggae, African hip hop

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Joh Makini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best African Rappers

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Da Grin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best African Rappers
Da Grin Hip Hop

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Nash Mc hiphop

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Nash Emcee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best African Rappers

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GEE is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best African Rappers
GEE Hip Hop

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Daara J is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best African Rappers
Daara J African hip hop

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ELDee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best African Rappers
ELDee African hip hop

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Ruggedman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best African Rappers
Ruggedman African hip hop

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Tony Tetuila is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best African Rappers
Tony Tetuila African hip hop

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JJC is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best African Rappers
JJC Hip hop music, African hip hop

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Qqu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best African Rappers
Qqu African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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Saba Saba is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best African Rappers
Saba Saba Hip hop music, African hip hop

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Pee Froiss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best African Rappers
Pee Froiss African hip hop

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Drenco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best African Rappers
Drenco African hip hop, Rhythm and blues