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Top 10 African Rappers In 2022

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Below is the list of the top 10 African Rappers in the year 2022 with their respective projects, tours, and awards.

The Hip Hop industry in Africa has become very competitive over the last decade, with African Rappers making powerful collaborations, releasing smashing hits, and the impressive varying video qualities.

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It is undeniable that African rappers are taking their rightful place in the Global Hip Hop Industry. Rappers who made it to our top 10 African rappers in the 2021 list made the biggest impact in the Hip Hop Industry. LET’S GO!

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Eno Barony – Number 10

Eno Barony is a Ghanaian rapper and songwriter. The prolific Hip Hop act bagged her first award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards at its 22nd edition.

Eno Barony won the ‘Best Rap Performance at the awards ceremony beating heavyweights such as Medikal, Strongman, Joey B, and Amerado.

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
Eno barony

The Afrimma award-winning rapper also released an Album which did well on Hip Hop charts. Eno is the only female on the top 10 African rappers list.

Number 09 – Yaw Tog

Yaw Tog is a Ghanaian rapper who majors in Drill music. He is best known for his viral hit song ‘Sore’ which featured British rapper Stormzy.

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
Top 10 African Rappers – Yaw Tog

The Ghanaian rapper was named the ‘Amplified Artiste Of The Month’ on BET’s platforms.

Number 08 – A-REECE

South African rapper A-REECE though young knows the nature of calamity. His aptly-named mixtape Today’s Tragedy, Tomorrow’s Memory, released on March 26 via Platoon. The work follows his critically acclaimed debut album Paradise,

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
A-REECE

The rapper won ‘Lyricist of the Year’ at the South Africa Hip Hop Awards.

Number 07 -Kwesi Arthur

Kwesi Arthur is a Ghanaian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame in 2017 with his hit single GrindDay which received widespread acclaim and a co-sign from rap heavyweights Sarkodie and Medikal.

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
Kwesi Arthur

His second EP garnered more than 2 million streams on the first day of its release. The Ghanaian rapper has a BET nomination to his name.

Number 06 – Ladipoe

Ladipoe is a fast-rising Nigerian rapper with a BET nomination to his name. On 28 February 2017, Ladipoe signed a record deal with Mavin Records. He takes the number 6 spot on our top 10 African rappers in A.frica list

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
Ladipoe

He rose to prominence with his hit single Feeling in 2021. The rapper earned his first BET nomination that very year.

Number 05 – Casper Nyovest

Casper Nyovest is a South African rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record producer. He is regarded as one of the most successful artists in Africa.

In 2014, he established his own record label, Family Tree Records. Casper Nyovest rose to fame with the release of his debut studio album, Tsholofelo.

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
Casper Nyovest

The South African rapper released one of the biggest albums in South Africa and is currently the Artist of the Decade.

Number 04 – Khaliphraph Jones

Khaligraph Jones is a Kenyan rapper known for his hit singles Khali Cartel, Mazishi, and Wavy. He rose to international prominence after he released his debut full-length studio album Testimony 1990 in 2018.

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
Khaligraph Jones

His hit single Wavy in 2021 solidified his status as one of the very best rappers on the continent. The  Kenyan rapper has a BET nomination to his name. Currently the best rapper in Kenya.

Number 03 – M.anifest

On the number 3 spot on our list of the top 10 African rappers in 2022 is M.anifest. Know otherwise as M Dot, is a Ghanaian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He won Best rapper and Hip Hop song of the year at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards.

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
Madina to the Universe M.anifest

In 2015 M.anifests single Someway bi earned him a third-place honor in the International Songwriters Competition. in the same year, The Guardian named him as the foremost rapper on the continent.

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
M.anifest

His hit album Madina To The Universe ranked as the third biggest Hip Hop album on the continent in 2021.

Number 02 – Olamide

Olamide is a Nigerian heavyweight musician who majors in Afrobeats and Hip Hop. The ace rapper has had interviews with Grammys Herbal Tea and White Sofas.

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
Olamide

He was named as the biggest Afrobeat musician on Audiomack 2021 and his hit album UY SCUTI

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
UY Scuti Olamide

The album ranked as the second most-streamed album on audiomack. Olamide is Nigeria’s biggest rapper at the moment.

Number 01 – Sarkodie

Sarkodie occupies the number 1 spot on our top 10 African rappers list. Sarkodie is a Ghanaian heavyweight rapper and is currently the best rapper on the continent.

His contributions to the African music industry have earned him several BET nominations and two BET awards, putting him ahead of his colleagues.

The Ghanaian rapper has had several performances at the Grammys Museum, making him second to none in the Hip Hop industry.

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
No pressure album

His hit album No Pressure ranked as the most loved album on the continent as well as the biggest album release in 2021.

From Grammy interviews to CNN and his massive African tours solidified his position as the number one rapper on the continent. His Rapperholic Concert 2021was the biggest sold-out event on the continent.

Top Ten African Rappers in 2021
Sarkodie at his Rapperholic concert 2021

There are some other amazing emerging African rappers who did not make our top 10 list, we shall cover them in another write-up. Hope you enjoyed reading it? Kindly share!

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