After making a short inclusion through the top 5 Nigerian rappers right now, we decided to list five African rappers that are making waves this year.
5. Nasty C
Nasty C is young, fresh, super talented and quite frankly he has exactly what it takes to dominate the Rap game beyond African borders. The South African rapper is only 21 years old with serious numbers on the music streaming services and millions of views on YouTube.
By the looks of it, Nasty can only get better as his fan base increases as we speak.
Both lyrical and vocal, AKA is unique when it comes to his rapping style and his music portfolio.
He’s consistent and fans are already comparing him with the likes of Drake and J.Cole. While everyone is eager to see AKA’s next move, the rapper is already competing to climb higher with his music career.
3. Cassper Nyovest
While being number three in our top, Cassper Nyovest will most likely climb into the first two positions real soon. As of right now, the South African native managed to go from gold to platinum in two weeks, debuted on number 1 on iTunes in Africa in only 20 minutes, and managed to get millions of views on YouTube for his videos.
Cassper has only the best to look for when it comes to the future while his fan base can only increase over time.
2. Khaligraph Jones
Coming from Kenya, Khaligraph Jones is the best musical product that his native country has to offer. According to his fans, Khaligraph is a real rhyme spitter that can rap super fast with the ability to transform any musical theme into a topic of interest.
Besides that, the Kenyan rapper is eager to tackle real life issues that each and every one of us encounters on a daily basis.
Sarkodie takes number one in our top with a huge fan base, a solid music portfolio and the ability to rap both in his native language and English. He’s fast, he’s creative and he’s most likely the best music product that Africa has to offer as of right now.
We’re going to hear more about the Tema, Ghana rapper in the near future for sure as he’s only 30 years old with a huge desire to carry on his legacy.
Which one is your favorite African rapper? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.