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Top5 World Famous African Artists by Postingdayinfo: 12:25pm On Sep 09, 2018
Africans are known around the world mostly for exhuming bad characters and always subjected into a constant pitiful state; it is also a well-known center for massive manufacturing countries to dump substantial products because Africa is a heavy consumer of all goods.

Although the current state of Africa is not that bad as it was in the past; only that its bad sides have been gaining more media attention than the good. We can’t blame the media for that.

But today, we at postingday.com have selected top-notch artists from Africa who inspired the world with their melodious music and showcasing our distinct heritage and well-preserved culture.

Top5 world famous African artists;

1. Youssou N’dour, Senegal

This Grammy Award winner is also a successful businessman who owns a nightclub, television station, and record label. He was Senegal's Minister of Tourism between 2012 and 2013.

In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine described him as the most famous singer alive.

He is the subject of award-winning films: Return to Gorée (2007) directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love (2008) directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.

N'Dour was cast as Olaudah Equiano in the film Amazing Grace, in 2006.

2. Koffi Olomide

Born in DR Congo, he grew up without a musical background and in 2011 he won the "African Artiste of the Decade Award".

This Soukus singer, dancer, producer, and composer is also well known as Koffi Olomide Mammie Wata. His real name is Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba. He founded Quartier Latin International orchestra with many top notable artistes like Fally Ipupa and Ferré Gola.

3. Angelique Kidjo


This iconic woman whose father was from Benin and mother from Nigeria (Yoruba) has been honored with numerous awards.

The Grammy award winner was described by Time Magazine as "Africa's premier diva"; BBC listed her among the 50 most iconic figures in Africa.

UK Guardian also included her in its Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World.

She is the first woman to be listed among "The Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa". On June 6, 2013, Kidjo was elected vice-president of the Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d´Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC).

She can be described as the Dolly Parton of Africa.

4. Khalid Hadj Ibrahim

The Algeria born singer is the most popular Rai singer in the world, which has earned him the nickname "King of Ra".

Rai is a type of folk which merges French, Arabic, Spanish and African musical influences together to create one unique masterpiece.

His hit song "Didi" was well accepted in Arabic-speaking countries and other continents, including Europe, where it top charts in France, Belgium and Spain, and in Asia, including India and Pakistan.

The song was also used in a Bollywood film Shreeman Aashiq and Airlift and a Mollywood film titled Highway.

5. Femi Kuti

Son of Nigerian born legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti; this artist uses his music to protest vices in Nigeria such as poverty, corruption, and other prevailing matters in the country and Africa.

His album 'Fight to Win' which was released in 2001, and featured some major American artists like Jaguar Fight and Mos Def is considered as the most remarkable Neo-Afro beat of the 21st century.

He received two Grammy nominations in 2010 for his comeback album, Africa for Africa in 2010.

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by harlee(m): 1:10pm On Sep 09, 2018
Haa,I thought I was gonna see davido and wizkid
By the way,femi is living on his dad's glory,that guy no sabi...

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by chiboy1116: 1:11pm On Sep 09, 2018
Great pple.....but where's WizKid ,Davido and psquare?.

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by Uchemus(m): 1:12pm On Sep 09, 2018
famous? but I dont know anyone on that list., i dont if its me or that the OP is on rochas kinda weed? ..

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by Nobody: 1:12pm On Sep 09, 2018
shocked front pg material
Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by coolie1: 1:12pm On Sep 09, 2018
so someone in Africa has won a Grammy
and am sure only no5 everybody know
Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by lilmax(m): 1:12pm On Sep 09, 2018
famous? you must be joking

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by nonen(m): 1:12pm On Sep 09, 2018
What is Femi singing?
Where is legend Fela?

Do these guys know that Fela died decades ago, but still winning more accolades than most persons on the list?

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by Nobody: 1:13pm On Sep 09, 2018
this is not complete, where are the likes of ali farka, oumou sangare, habib koite

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by josfamdl(m): 1:13pm On Sep 09, 2018
What of Terry G

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by LZAA: 1:13pm On Sep 09, 2018
Postingdayinfo:
Africans are known around the world mostly for exhuming bad characters and always subjected into a constant pitiful state; it is also a well-known center for massive manufacturing countries to dump substantial products because Africa is a heavy consumer of all goods.

Although the current state of Africa is not that bad as it was in the past; only that its bad sides have been gaining more media attention than the good. We can’t blame the media for that.

But today, we at postingday.com have selected top-notch artists from Africa who inspired the world with their melodious music and showcasing our distinct heritage and well-preserved culture.

Top5 world famous African artists;

1. Youssou N’dour, Senegal

This Grammy Award winner is also a successful businessman who owns a nightclub, television station, and record label. He was Senegal's Minister of Tourism between 2012 and 2013.

In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine described him as the most famous singer alive.

He is the subject of award-winning films: Return to Gorée (2007) directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love (2008) directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.

N'Dour was cast as Olaudah Equiano in the film Amazing Grace, in 2006.

2. Koffi Olomide

Born in DR Congo, he grew up without a musical background and in 2011 he won the "African Artiste of the Decade Award".

This Soukus singer, dancer, producer, and composer is also well known as Koffi Olomide Mammie Wata. His real name is Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba. He founded Quartier Latin International orchestra with many top notable artistes like Fally Ipupa and Ferré Gola.

3. Angelique Kidjo


This iconic woman whose father was from Benin and mother from Nigeria (Yoruba) has been honored with numerous awards.

The Grammy award winner was described by Time Magazine as "Africa's premier diva"; BBC listed her among the 50 most iconic figures in Africa.

UK Guardian also included her in its Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World.

She is the first woman to be listed among "The Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa". On June 6, 2013, Kidjo was elected vice-president of the Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d´Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC).

She can be described as the Dolly Parton of Africa.

4. Khalid Hadj Ibrahim

The Algeria born singer is the most popular Rai singer in the world, which has earned him the nickname "King of Ra".

Rai is a type of folk which merges French, Arabic, Spanish and African musical influences together to create one unique masterpiece.

His hit song "Didi" was well accepted in Arabic-speaking countries and other continents, including Europe, where it top charts in France, Belgium and Spain, and in Asia, including India and Pakistan.

The song was also used in a Bollywood film Shreeman Aashiq and Airlift and a Mollywood film titled Highway.

5. Femi Kuti

Son of Nigerian born legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti; this artist uses his music to protest vices in Nigeria such as poverty, corruption, and other prevailing matters in the country and Africa.

His album 'Fight to Win' which was released in 2001, and featured some major American artists like Jaguar Fight and Mos Def is considered as the most remarkable Neo-Afro beat of the 21st century.

He received two Grammy nominations in 2010 for his comeback album, Africa for Africa in 2010.

6. Copyrights Of Postingday.com

If you think we missed one of your favourites, kindly add them in the comments section below.

Source: https://postingday.com/2018/09/09/top5-world-famous-african-artists/
If u mean alive then yes
If not beta add fela,hugh makasela and lucky dube

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by Omololu001: 1:14pm On Sep 09, 2018
Where is fela anikulapo kuti

Where is lucky dube


Where is omololu001

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by shadrach77: 1:14pm On Sep 09, 2018
Where is King Sunny Ade ? embarassed embarassed

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by Dronedude(m): 1:17pm On Sep 09, 2018
Femirine:
Hmm.. Where's Wizkid amd Davido grin


They are still incubating

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by czarina(f): 1:18pm On Sep 09, 2018
cryVery touching



check my profile if you live in Jos and Lagos
Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by samjey: 1:21pm On Sep 09, 2018
Femirine:
Hmm.. Where's Wizkid amd Davido grin

Ask Google!
Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by goslowgoslow(m): 1:22pm On Sep 09, 2018
Femirine:
Hmm.. Where's Wizkid amd Davido grin
Those ones na music?

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by ellalina(f): 1:22pm On Sep 09, 2018
Where is Salic kaita
Ousmou sangare
Haba

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by medexico(m): 1:22pm On Sep 09, 2018
Femirine:
Hmm.. Where's Wizkid amd Davido grin

I wonder o
Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by medexico(m): 1:23pm On Sep 09, 2018
I have never heard of 1 and 4 in my life.

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by Memphis357(m): 1:24pm On Sep 09, 2018
This shakushaku generation will not know anyone of them....
Olodo generation.

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by 2odd(m): 1:29pm On Sep 09, 2018
Great list including King sunny Ade

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by zlantanfan: 1:31pm On Sep 09, 2018
wizkid, diamond, casper, 2face, davido
Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by foreshore(m): 1:31pm On Sep 09, 2018
Femirine:
Hmm.. Where's Wizkid amd Davido grin

Who be their mate for the list nah

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by BluntBoy(m): 1:32pm On Sep 09, 2018
medexico:
I have never heard of 1 and 4 in my life.

You have never heard of 1 before That is rather incredible.

I am not a fan of his music, but the man is quite famous all over the world.

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by BluntBoy(m): 1:35pm On Sep 09, 2018
ellalina:
Where is Salic kaita
Ousmou sangare
Haba

I agree Sangare should be on the list.

I don't know what Koffi Olomide and Femi Kuti are doing on the list.
Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by Saheed9: 1:40pm On Sep 09, 2018
Postingdayinfo:
Africans are known around the world mostly for exhuming bad characters and always subjected into a constant pitiful state; it is also a well-known center for massive manufacturing countries to dump substantial products because Africa is a heavy consumer of all goods.

Although the current state of Africa is not that bad as it was in the past; only that its bad sides have been gaining more media attention than the good. We can’t blame the media for that.

But today, we at postingday.com have selected top-notch artists from Africa who inspired the world with their melodious music and showcasing our distinct heritage and well-preserved culture.

Top5 world famous African artists;

1. Youssou N’dour, Senegal

This Grammy Award winner is also a successful businessman who owns a nightclub, television station, and record label. He was Senegal's Minister of Tourism between 2012 and 2013.

In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine described him as the most famous singer alive.

He is the subject of award-winning films: Return to Gorée (2007) directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love (2008) directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.

N'Dour was cast as Olaudah Equiano in the film Amazing Grace, in 2006.

2. Koffi Olomide

Born in DR Congo, he grew up without a musical background and in 2011 he won the "African Artiste of the Decade Award".

This Soukus singer, dancer, producer, and composer is also well known as Koffi Olomide Mammie Wata. His real name is Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba. He founded Quartier Latin International orchestra with many top notable artistes like Fally Ipupa and Ferré Gola.

3. Angelique Kidjo


This iconic woman whose father was from Benin and mother from Nigeria (Yoruba) has been honored with numerous awards.

The Grammy award winner was described by Time Magazine as "Africa's premier diva"; BBC listed her among the 50 most iconic figures in Africa.

UK Guardian also included her in its Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World.

She is the first woman to be listed among "The Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa". On June 6, 2013, Kidjo was elected vice-president of the Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d´Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC).

She can be described as the Dolly Parton of Africa.

4. Khalid Hadj Ibrahim

The Algeria born singer is the most popular Rai singer in the world, which has earned him the nickname "King of Ra".

Rai is a type of folk which merges French, Arabic, Spanish and African musical influences together to create one unique masterpiece.

His hit song "Didi" was well accepted in Arabic-speaking countries and other continents, including Europe, where it top charts in France, Belgium and Spain, and in Asia, including India and Pakistan.

The song was also used in a Bollywood film Shreeman Aashiq and Airlift and a Mollywood film titled Highway.

5. Femi Kuti

Son of Nigerian born legendary Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti; this artist uses his music to protest vices in Nigeria such as poverty, corruption, and other prevailing matters in the country and Africa.

His album 'Fight to Win' which was released in 2001, and featured some major American artists like Jaguar Fight and Mos Def is considered as the most remarkable Neo-Afro beat of the 21st century.

He received two Grammy nominations in 2010 for his comeback album, Africa for Africa in 2010.

6. Copyrights Of Postingday.com

If you think we missed one of your favourites, kindly add them in the comments section below.

Source: https://postingday.com/2018/09/09/top5-world-famous-african-artists/
Hmmm
Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by Nedfed(m): 1:41pm On Sep 09, 2018
People are just mixing it together
There is a big different btw MUSIC and NOISE MAKING abeg. Those listed above are LEGENDARY not noise making like Olamide, Davido & the likes

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Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by nuggarito: 1:41pm On Sep 09, 2018
Nonsense list, no salif keita no 2face idibia, who be koffi ??
Re: Top5 World Famous African Artists by KenModi(m): 1:42pm On Sep 09, 2018
Uchemus:
famous? but I dont know anyone on that list., i dont if its me or that the OP is on rochas kinda weed? ..

Indomie generation spotted!

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