See Who Made The List In The Top 10 African Artistes Reigning In 2016

The year 2016 is not yet over, but some musicians are really having their best of it. Some are getting blessed with things they never dreamt of and they keep praising their fans the support.  These are the current reigning artistes from Africa the world is talking about.







10. Reekado Banks


The Mavins recording artiste had his major breakthrough last year with his “Catapult” song. The song has topped charts in Africa on many platforms. Since that time, he has been getting countless shows both home and away. He is one the few singers enjoying the moments this year.

9.E. L


Elorm as he is known by his friends is one hell of a rapper. 2016 has really brought him a lot including awards and wealth. Hiphop lovers in Africa have accepted him and his fanbase keeps growing everyday.

8. A.K.A


South Africa’s very own AKA is at the 8th position of our chart. His heat started in 2014 and it is still not quenching anytime soon. He has been endorsed and co-signed to American rapper and entrepreneur Jay Z’s record label.

7. Diamond Platnumz


He is unarguably the biggest artiste from his country Tanzania. Winning numerous awards and putting his country on the map. He has to his credit an enviable MTV base award that most african musicians do not have. Almost all the big artistes in Africa have worked with him.

6.Shatta Wale



An outspoken artiste from Ghana who does not get tired releasing hit songs. Since 2014, he has released over 200 songs and 40% of the songs are hits. He is well known and has a very strong fanbase. 2016 has been a good year for him too. As at now, he has released over 60 songs this year

5.Cassper Nyovest



The “Mama I made it” hit maker has been having the best moments of his life lately. Filling the Dome, Signing to Jay Z’s record label, winning awards, going on tours, and so on. He has really made his mum proud as he always say. Casper is just getting started!



King Sark as his fans call him is a respected musician in Africa. He has stayed relevant and never seem to back down. 2016 has been a year big artistes both in Africa and outside Africa want to work with him.  He is not settling for less this year!



This dancehall artiste is slowly taking over the continent lately.  Nobody knows how he’s doing this but he keeps getting bigger.  Aside Patoranking, Stonebwoy is the most sought after dancehall artiste in Africa now. Getting collaborations and awards all over. 2016 has been good for him soo far.



Baddo as his fans call him has had his best of moments in his career in 2015 and 2016. In most African charts you can find three or two songs of his in almost all the charts and his label mates Lil Kesh and Adekunle Gold will be on too. It was more like the year was for his team. He released hits after hits with numerous features.Baddo has really taken over the continent and with his kind of style, people doubted the world would love him this way. He proved them wrong!



Wizkid has had the best of his career last year and this year. He is currently the biggest african musician. He has alot and strong fanbase, he gets expensive shows , tours and has been endorsed by most of the big artistes around the world.  He was recently on a Drake song, a Wale song, R-Kelly song,  just name it. Wizkid is the man. He is on tour with Chris Brown now and also expanding his music business by signing other artistes accross Africa. He is currently planning on doing a collaboration with Swiss Beatz.