best rappers in africa

Being one hell of a good rapper among rappers entails a lot … the flair to the punches, the flow to the rhymes … fan base to the charge per show.

Best rappers?? Rap music has been evolving in Africa and the rappers here are doing all they could to promote the image of the African continent. We have compiled the list of the top 10 best rappers in Africa and they are:

10. Tumi – South Africa

Tumi is a South African rapper, poet and songwriter. He was the lead vocalist of Tumi and the Volume, that was officially disbanded in 2012. He wins the #10 slot for the best 10 rappers in Africa.


9. AKA – South Africa

AKA won the 2014 Most Gifted Hip Hop from Channel O, Best Male Artist – 2015 from South African Music Awards, 2015: Best Male Southern Africa from African Muzik Magazine Awards.


8. Ice Prince – Nigeria

Ice Prince
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7. L-Tido – South Africa


6. Shukid – Kenya

Shukid is arguably the most best rapper in East Africa. He is #4 on our list.


5. ProVerb – South Africa


4. Sarkodie – Ghana

The 2nd position goes to Michael Owusu Addo a.k.a Sarkodie. In 2015, Sarkodie was named by The Guardian as one of the top five hip hop acts on the African continent.

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3. M.anifest – Ghana

M.anifest’s originality and impressive lyricism has earned him collaborations with musical giants such as Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, Flea (Red hot Chili Peppers), Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti, A.B Crentsil and more.

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2. M.I. – Nigeria

M.I. is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist and the current CEO of the Chocolate City. He has won several awards including the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009.


1. Khaligraph Jones – Kenya



  1. Nice but where the top 3 KORA award nominees who are the top 3 best rapper in Africa. Wakazi (bi-lingual beast) from Tanzania who will murder everyone on your list. Where is Mode9 (Nigeria) known for his sick lyrics and wordplay. And still repping the game. Where is casper nyovest (south africa). This list is ain’t complete but base on ur perspective. I feel that guy from Kenya (kali) but he ain’t the best in the game in Africa after I listened to his joint attack on another rapper but weak. Young dude from 9ja like phenom go murder him. I feel M.I, Proverb, Sarkodie and Manifest on ur list. Much love. One hiphop, one game and one league

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