Best African Rappers


The Top Ten

1 Sarkodie

I think sarkodie is the best rapper Africa has ever seen so to me I believe he should be number one

I agree. Sarkodie doesn't only rap in his native language but raps in Engolish and makes him one of the best rappers of all time in Africa. He is ask rated as the fastest rapper. So I think this list should be relisted again.

Sark is the best rapper in ages and should be accorded his respect. He should be the best rapper in Africa

Sarkodie doesn't only rap he also makes his emotions flow in his tracks

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2 M.I

Mi is the best, all all Africa rappers need to lowdown before before him because he is the best, good punch line and nice voice, from Israel

He is the best ever and nobody beats him in Africa

If you were to make a list of African rappers which had the potential to hit it big internationally, you wouldn't finish that list without including this rap phenom... Mr inkredible - cleff

He is the all time best in africa

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Best African rapper I've ever seen...he's taken the game on another level

I see aka as the best rapper in Africa

He will soon be the goat in Africa

He has become a brand as an artist.

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He may not be the best lyricist but In this whole list he's the biggest "musical genius".

All hail to the King of Africa's vernecular hip hop. This dude's style is not a copy of the western hip hop, he keeps it local with a fresh delivery and great charisma - cleff

Best African rapper of all time. I agree with Clef about Jabba's style being differentiated from the Western Culture. He makes good music. MotswAfrika (album) was on point. Funny how everybody's sleeping on him when they should be paying their dues for one of the rappers the lit it up for Motswako, RSA and Africa. Ya'll quick to forget that he was voted the best rapper in Africa on Mnet, and viewer's choice best musician in RSA at a time Kwaito & house music were dominating. I salute the general

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5 Modenine

Ridiculous how out gunned other rappers are in front of this man. 7 times The Headies Lyricist on the Roll winner. Easily the best.

Great lyricism, great flow, great MC... Almost everything about him is great - cleff

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6 Naeto C

A charisma like no other, a musician like no other, I just had to put him in - cleff

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7 Ice Prince

This dude has really made a name 4 himself, he is the game's breath of fresh air - cleff

I hope ice prince is the best among all, said by lil lolly.

If deir is any rap God in africa...iceprince zamani should be the one...but this days I see him doing commercial songs

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8 Scientific

He is the best rapper I have ever heard

Scientific is Africa all time best. Scientific always talk reality

Scientific is the best all time African rapper, because there is no equal for him.

Scientific is the greatest rapper on the African continent

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9 Khuli Chana

Ya'll can't seriously put Ice Prince over this dude. He's got a better taste in musicality, better charisma and he's been is more consistent. Give the legend the spot which he deserves

The MotswakOriginator lost in time recently released one of the best rap album in RSA, "Lost in Time" or should I dare to say this decade's best rap release in Africa (so far). This dude has got the best charisma in the African rap game - cleff

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10 D Black

D black is good in rap, how he arrange and the story line

D-Black is cool but he shouldn't be on this list...Hey,we are talking about best rappers in Africa.

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The Contenders

11 Proverb

This guy was the first rapper the continent which I saw as a great inspiration. He's not only a great rapper but he's also got a great personality. Let me take it back to '05 when he dropped his first and best classic album (of three classic albums) Book of ProVerb. Tracks such as "Microphone Sweet Home", "Marry Me", "Women" & "Heartbeat" stole my heart and I never stopped listening to him ever since. Lyrical technicality takes a dump on any rapper or name you'd find on this list or another - Aliwal

Lyrically, no one can touch this man! - Nervflo

Most technical lyricist in Africa

Best rapper in Africa

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12 Cassper Nyovest

Love this dude he keeps his music real n raw from de streets I thinks he is de best in Africa

This guy is the only rapper in Africa to have been placed on number 1 for MTVs Hottest MC. The first rapper in RSA to go platinum and become as successful as he is. Think about that. AKA has been compared with L-tido (best newcomer at that time) and silenced the critics when he dropped his classic album, Alter Ego. Then AKA was compared to Ice Prince (who won BET Africa) and he silenced the critics when he dropped Levels...but on the other hand Cassper has been the toughest cookie on AKA's plate - Aliwal

Quite cool artist but his beef with AKA quite destroys his career internationally
country wise its cool,congrats I see you got dj drama on point but they ain't seeing you in the states.. as for your fake beef mate he is making it BET,AFRIMMA,MTVEMA you know em all

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13 Olamide V 5 Comments
14 Khaligraph Jones

There is no match for you, you deserve the best and made it on top of this game.

He is the best in Africa by far and the others know that

Papa Jones African king #Khali baba yao

He is the best

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15 K.O

Best rapper in his crew, Teargas. They won the best rap album award in South Africa, 2 years in a row. He broke out and created the new trend that's ruling over Africa known as Skanda hip hop. Last year (2015) he was voted the 2nd best rapper in Africa (which led to a lot of criticism). He outshine your favourite rapper (AKA) on every track they've ever been on, and his best hit song has got more views (Youtube) than any song released by AKA. He changed the way kids in South Africa wore, (last year). Enough said. Father of Skanda

Best in Africa never seen a rapper like him before

Better than every rapper after Mode 9 (except ProVerb & Tumi). The path he paved (Skanda rap) is legendary. His flow on "Son Of A Gun" is legendary. The song "Cara Cara" is legendary. His swag is legendary. His guest appearances (e.g "Born For This", "Run Jozi", "We Rollin" & "God's Will" just to name a few) are legendary. His verses on "No Fear" are legendary. His music video's ("No Fear", "Papa Action" & "Don Dadda") are legendary. Charisma is legendary. Crew (Teargas) is legendary. Founder and father of Skhanda rap - Aliwal

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16 Tumi

The most consistent rapper in the continent being placed @ number 12. Hell naw! The poet MC deserves better. This guy has shut down shows where he performed alongside The Clipse & The Roots. He's killing it in the rap battle scene (scramble for money) and also killing this new wave ("Bump The Cheese Up" & "Visa")

Voted South Africa's Best Rapper Of All Time by two hip hop magazines. This guy is the best lyricist in the continent. He's like the African Dream version of Nas - Aliwal

The best lyricist in Africa, every album or mixtape that this dude has ever released has been rated as a classic - cleff

17 Phyno V 2 Comments
18 Jovi

Jovi is certainly the best of the best. His flow is perfect in French English and other dialects. Plus he is a producer.

Great inspiration smooth flow

Jovi spits straight fire. Representing Cameroon while foing it too! He shall raise to greatness #237.

Jovi is the best

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19 Okmalumkoolkat

Good flow good rhymes and a great sense of humor

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20 Nasty C V 4 Comments
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List StatsUpdated 21 Jan 2017

800 votes
45 listings
3 years, 47 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. Scientific
2. M.I
3. Sarkodie
1. AKA
2. Ice Prince
3. Naeto C
1. HHP
2. Modenine
3. M.I

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