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 de best

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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

M.I is the greatest rapper african has seen after mode 9. Any other rappers come faster. Plus the fact that you rap fast doesn't make you a great rapper.

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

Aka is the best rapper in Africa

Really talented but a bit underrated though

He's simply the best rapper in South Africa

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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

"Wave Your Glasses", "Wayza", "Let The Beat Go", etc. This guy is best in Africa

Whether or not you agree that he's the best rapper in Africa is up to you, but you cannot deny the fact that he's the most influential rapper in continent...e.g Khuli, Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick, Jr, Notshi, Sjava, A-reece and whole list of other rappers
Before King Jabba and King Tumi, rappers in South Africa were only focused on being the best in the country. It took two, not so slender geniuses, to upgrade South African hip hop by changing the vision and crossing over the boundries. As a result the years between 2007 and 2010 were ruled over by Hip Hop Pansula also known as Jabba. - Aliwal

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5 Modenine

Modenine is genuine rap

The best of the best

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

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 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

You a good rapper

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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9 Scientific

He is the best rapper I have ever heard

Scientific is Africa all time best. Scientific always talk reality

I think scientific need to be the first on the list because he rap reality and his rap is standard.


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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.

He is one of the best rappers of our time. A Ghanaian by birth.

He is good.

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

Better MC than Mode 9. Book Of ProVerb & Manuscript can body any album made by Mode 9. He's got better wordplay, better concepts, better freestyles, better charisma and he's the one MC than body any international MC without swearing on a track, but by just delivering pure lyricism and wordplay. So give it some thought guys, go and listen to those two albums and reshuffle your list

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12 Cassper Nyovest

Filled up the dome (20 000 capacity) and Orlando stadium (40 000), something I doubt any other person on this list can do

Cassper is the best after sark

Man you the best king nyovest

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

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13 Olamide

Olamide is the best

Badoo is the best all time

Remarkable rappin styl

Olamide is just d best rapper in Africa, no one can compete with dis guy. BADOO AH SIGHT U JOR

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14 Khaligraph Jones

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

Papa Jones African king #Khali baba yao

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

He's the best I've heard

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15 Tumi

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 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")

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

16 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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17 heavychollo

This black boy is the best I've seen in this black continent,take it or leave it those rappers on the list are wacks compared to him

This guy should be on d top 3,though his music have not gotten to everybody but yahh gotta be honest. He us a wonderful story teller.. I've been studying him for a while now and I don't see a reason he shouldn't be on that top 2

Fantastic gangsta rapper.hudding a great talent

18 Phyno

Master of rhymes

Best of all tym


19 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

He is so perfect


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20 Okmalumkoolkat

He is the worst rapper I have ever heard I don't know why he is in the list

Good flow good rhymes and a great sense of humor

"It's the Zulu Michael Jackson". "Smart Mampara" - Aliwal

Smart Mampara! International Pantsula... The best ever...

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List StatsUpdated 27 May 2017

900 votes
46 listings
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1. Scientific
2. M.I
3. Sarkodie
1. AKA
2. Ice Prince
3. Naeto C
1. HHP
2. Modenine
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