Full list of CNN’s 'Africa’s biggest music stars'

Full list of CNN’s ‘Africa’s biggest music stars’

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Cable News Network (CNN) has released its list of Africa’s biggest music stars, which does not include any Ghanaian act.

The media outlet in a slide shared 10 music acts who they deemed as the biggest on the African continent.

Five Nigerian artistes featured in the list, two South Africans and one each from Tanzania, Zambia and Benin.

However, some entertainment pundits have questioned the credibility of the list.

Below is the full list put together by CNN:

1. Burna Boy

Nigeria’s Burna Boy has been nominated for the Best World Music Grammy.

2. Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo is a singer, songwriter and activist from Benin. She is one of Africa’s most respected performers and has won three Grammy Awards in her wide-ranging career.

3. Diamond Platnumz

Tanzanian recording artiste, Diamond Platnumz is an award-winning musician. In 2015, he won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Africa, Middle East and India Act.

4. Yemi Alade

Nigerian born musician, Yemi Alade, gained prominence after winning a Talent Show in 2009 and is best known for her hit single ‘Johnny,’ which has become an international anthem.

5. Tiwa Savage

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Tiwa Savage won the Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, becoming the first woman to win the category.

6. Wizkid

Award-winning Nigerian entertainer, Wizkid has collaborated with multiple international artistes including Drake, Wale, Skepta and Beyonce.

7. Mr Eazi

Award-winning Nigerian singer, Mr Eazi is the pioneer of Banku music, a fusion sound that is a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns.

8. Sho Madjozi

South African singer, Sho Madjozi won the 2019 BET New International Act. In her acceptance speech, she said, “My story is a testament that you can come from any village, in any forgotten part of the world, and still be a superstar.”

9. Busiswa Gqulu

South African singer-songwriter and poet Busiswa Gqulu gained prominence after featuring on popular South Africa’s DJ Zinhle’s song, ‘My Name Is.’

10. Mwila Musonda

Mwila Musonda, aka Slapdee, is a Zambian hip rapper who uses his record label to raise donations for local orphanages and children’s hospitals.

Source: cnn.com

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