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The Best African Rappers 

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Updated October 13, 2018 6.8k votes 2.3k voters 213.1k views 47 items

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
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Hip Pop, Hip Life Music
 

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M.anifest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Nasty C is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Cassper Nyovest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best African Rappers
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M.I is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best African Rappers
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AKA is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Ayodeji Ibrahim "Wi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best African Rappers
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WizKid Discography:
 Lil Prinz (2001),Superstar (2011),Empire Mates State of Mind (2012) (with EME),Ayo (2014)
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David Adeleke Adedeji (D... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Jovi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Burna Boy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Burna Boy Discography:
 Burn Notice (2011), Burn Identity (2011),L.I.F.E - Leaving an Impact for Eternity (2013)

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Jean Grae is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Born Cape Town South Africa

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Jesse Jagz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Discography
Jag 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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Fid Q is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best African Rappers
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P-Square is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best African Rappers
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D'banj is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Naeto C is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Die Antwoord is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Don Jazzy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best African Rappers
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2Face Idibia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Yolandi Visser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Faze is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Eedris Abdulkareem is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Ruggedman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best African Rappers
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Nash Emcee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best African Rappers
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