#TheList enters its final day as we get ever closer to revealing the King of Rap/Hip-Hop for the year 2015! In line with notjustOk‘s ever-growing reach across the African continent, our rap list has been expanded from Nigeria to AFRICA! So, expect a few surprises!


We’re fully into the final quarter of 2015, and in the last 12-15 months, we’ve witnessed the growth of several wordsmiths with dope songs, mixtapes, EPs, albums, tours, endorsements and more.

The 10 Hottest Rappers in Africa 2015 list – compiled by the notjustOk Team – takes into account the hottest names in the African Hip-Hop/Rap scene from the last quarter of 2014 till date. It’s time to reveal the #2 rapper on #TheList.

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2. AKA

Often controversial and confrontational, you can’t deny the fact that AKA is hugely talented. AKA kicked off his solo career in 2009; though he’s been buzzing in the South African Hip-Hop scene for a while, he grabbed the attention of the continent with his critically acclaimed single – “Jealousy” in 2012.

AKA has to be the busiest rapper in Africa this  year. He was booked for shows across the continent nearly every weekend all year long. He recently headlined Loud N Proud in Lagos with support from his usual collaborator and A-team affiliate Burna Boy.

AKA was nominated for Best International Act in three of the biggest award shows (BET, M.O.B.O, EMAs), He won the best male category at the SAMA and Best Collaboration at the MTV Mama Awards, also grabbing two more awards at #AFRIMMA2015. His sophomore album “Levels” was certified gold in June 2015.

His latest single “Baddest” is currently enjoying massive spins across the continent.

In truth, if AKA is your #1 pick as the hottest rapper in Africa for the year 2015, you’re probably right. That’s how massive he’s been this year.

The 10 Hottest Rappers In Africa 2015: #2 - AKA (South Africa)

The 10 Hottest Rappers In Africa 2015: #2 – AKA (South Africa)

All Eyes On Me ft Burna Boy, Da L.E.S, JR

Sim Dope


#ICYMI: Watch AKA’s latest video “Baddest”

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