This is the definitive list of The 10 Hottest Rappers in Africa 2015!
All week, we’ve been counting down the hottest rappers in Africa at the moment; those with the hottest songs, endorsements, tours, record deals, mega moves on the local and international scene, the award winners, and in general, the people we’ve vibed to for the past 12 months.
This is, without question, the most comprehensive and competitive list yet. It covers the whole of Africa, as opposed to Nigeria which has been the norm since #TheList came into being.
Taking all the factors mentioned above into consideration, here’s #TheLIST as compiled by the notjustOk Team!
We look forward to more African rappers making major mainstream moves and, far more importantly, releasing quality music, EPs, Mixtapes and albums in 2016!
Congrats again to all winners and worthy mentions; you all deserve the recognition.
1. K.O (South Africa)
With a career spanning almost a decade, South African Rapper – K.O decided to take time off his boyband – Teargas in 2013 to pursue his solo career. That decision has certainly paid off. His 2014 single –” Caracara” was one of the biggest songs in South Africa last year. The tune also earned him 5 Channel O Award Nominations.
2. iLLBLiSS (Nigeria)
iLLbliss released his third studio album “#Powerful” in June 2015. The album houses buzz singles like “Bank Alerts”, “Many Men” (featuring Wizkid) and the thought-provoking/ conscious number – “Different Kind Of War”. #Powerful is definitely in reckoning for the best Nigerian rap album of the year.
3. E.L (Ghana)
E.L released the second volume of his critically acclaimed – B.A.R mixtape in August 2015. The tape was received with rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
4. Stanley Enow (Cameroon)
Stanley Enow came to Limelight in 2013 with his single – “Hein Père”, the cameroonian rapper released his debut album “Soldier Like Ma Papa” in Juky, with notable features from 2Face, Ice Prince and Sarkodie.
5. Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast)
Ivorian Hip Hop Band – Kiff No Beat has had a very decent outing in 2015. They are ending the year on a very high note with the release of their mixtape “Cubmise” that houses key guest appearances including Burna Boy and Cassper Nyovest.
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