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Burna Boy Tops CNN’s List of Biggest Music Stars in Africa

December 1, 2019
Burna Boy Is No.1 on CNN’s List of Africa’s Biggest Music Stars

American news-based pay television channel, CNN has published their list of the Top Ten Biggest Music Stars in Africa, with Burna Boy topping this prestigious nod, all thanks to his excellent achievements this year.

The other Nigerian superstars who also made this cut include Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, and Mr. Eazi.

Burna Boy Tops CNN’s List of Africa’s Biggest Music Stars, See the full list below:

1. Burna Boy

Burna Boy

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing the lead single "Like to Party" from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E. Wikipedia

2. Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo, is a Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist who is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. In 2007, Time magazine called her "Africa's premier diva". Wikipedia

3. Diamond Platnumz

Diamond Platnumz

Nasibu Abdul Juma, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, dancer and businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam. He has had several hit songs including "Number One" which he featured Nigerian artist Davido. Wikipedia

4. Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade

Yemi Eberechi Alade, simply known as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. She gained prominence after winning the Peak Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single "Johnny". Wikipedia

5. Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage

Tiwatope Savage, known professionally as Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Isale Eko, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education. Five years later, she began her music career doing backup vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige. Wikipedia

6. Wizkid


Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording music at the age of 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. Wikipedia

7. Mr. Eazi

Mr. Eazi

Oluwatosin Ajibade, better known by his stage name Mr Eazi, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is the pioneer of Banku music, a fusion sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns. Wikipedia

8. Sho Madjozi

Sho Madjozi

Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif, known professionally as Sho Madjozi, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, actress and poet. Regarded as one of the best performers in Africa, Madjozi incorporates the Tsonga culture through her music and public image. Wikipedia

9. Busiswa Gqulu

Busiswa Gqulu

Busiswa Gqulu, known mononymously as Busiswa or Busi, is a South African singer-songwriter and poet. Born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa, she gained public recognition in a feature on DJ Zinhle's song, "My Name Is", after being discovered by Kalawa Jazmee's CEO Oskido. Wikipedia

10. Mwila Musonda.

Mwila Musonda.

Mwila Musonda, more widely known by his stage name Slapdee is a Zambian hip hop and rap musician. Having won multiple awards since his debut in 2006, he is often regarded one of the pioneers of Zambian Hip-hop. Wikipedia

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