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Famous Guitarists from Africa

Updated October 13, 2018 6.1k views32 items

List of famous guitarists born who were born in Africa, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Africa are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Africa guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

List is made up of many different items, including Freddie Mercury and Dave Matthews.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Africa?" and "Who are famous Africa guitarists?"
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    Kanda Bongo Man

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceDemocratic Republic of the Congo, Mai-Ndombe Province, Inongo, Africa

    Kanda Bongo Man (born Bongo Kanda; 1955) is a Congolese soukous musician.Kanda Bongo Man was born in Inongo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He became the singer for Orchestra Belle Mambo in 1973,...  more
  • 27

    Diblo Dibala

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceKisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Diblo Dibala, often known simply as Diblo, is a Congolese soukous musician, known as "Machine Gun" for his speed and skill on the guitar. He was born in 1954 in Kisangani. He moved to Kinshasa as a...  more
  • 28

    Edouard Masengo

    Dec. at 70 (1933-2003)

    BirthplaceDemocratic Republic of the Congo

    Edouard (Katiti) Masengo (born 1933 in Kafubu, Haut-Katanga District, Democratic Republic of the Congo - 27 March 2003) was a Congolese guitarist. In 1950 Masengo helped train JECOKE, a comedic troop...  more
  • 29

    Johnny Fourie

    Jan Carel Fourie (1937 – 2007) was a South African jazz guitarist born in Postmas in the Northern Cape province....  more
  • 30

    Mamdouh Bahri

    Age: 62


    Mamdouh Bahri (born 31 July 1957 at Sfax, Tunisia) is a jazz guitarist who has combined Afro-Mediterranean music with a jazz tradition....  more
  • 31

    Suzzana Owíyo

    Suzanna (Suzzana) Owíyo is a Kenyan singer-songwriter....  more
  • 32

    Luke Hurley

    Age: 62

    NationalityNew Zealand


    Luke Hurley (born 31 August 1957) is an independent New Zealand guitarist and singer-songwriter, who works mostly outside the confines of the music industry. He was born in Kenya, and later moved...  more