Top 10 Biggest Afrobeats Artist In the World.

Biggest Afrobeats Artist in the World are known as the best Afropop musician in Africa.  There are different music genres in Africa; each has its unique audience.  As a matter of fact, the most famous music genre in Africa are Nigerian Afrobeats and South African Amapiano.

But this will focus on Afrobeats Artist in Africa and World at large and  you will really  find out some of the incredible names on this list of biggest African musicians in the World right now.

The majority of the biggest Afrobeats Artist in the World are from Africa’s largest nation  entertainment industry Nigeria. The Nigerian  Afrobeat artists leading the way in Worlds most popular Afrobeats musician. The Nigerian artists compliments Nigeria’s leading entertainment industry that has been centered around one of the world’s leading film industries known as Nollywood.

Nigeria is Africa’s number one leader of entertainment as the country has produced, and is continuing to produce, numerous international stars in Nollywood actors and actresses or Nigerian artists within the Afrobeat and the Afropop genres.

The Afrobeat artists has become so popular with dozens of international stars from Nigeria, Tanzania and Ghana. No doubt Afrobeat genre is now one of the world’s top genres of music.

Africa has one of the  the world leading film industry called  Nollywood and Afrobeat artists  has also inspired world with its beautiful sounds.

From  Wizkid to Burna Boy to Davido to Yemi Alade  to Diamond Platnumz , here are some of Africa’s biggest Afrobeats Artist in the World and entertainment business environment.

Top 10 Biggest Afrobeats Artist In the World.

Meet the top 10 biggest Afrobeats Artist in the World and also in Africa. and read about what made them the best and biggest musicians in Africa and world at large.

1. Wizkid – Nigeria.

According to some reports in Nigeria, Wizkid has the largest fan club. Wizkid has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars, and he is not backing down. He is a brand ambassador to many some Nigerian and International brands.

Wizkid is the biggest Afrobeats Artist in the World haven won 68 Musical Awards, Wizkid has also  been dubbed a music legend for taking after Fela Kuti and contributing immensely to the African sound’s global acceptance (Afrobeats).

As the biggest Afrobeats Artist in World, Wizkid  has always been compared to his colleague, Davido – another big Nigerian music industry player.

Wizkid also tops the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria and Africa with a total of 65 awards. Wizkid has recorded four studio albums with one EP: Superstar, Ayo, Sound from the other side (SFTOS), Made in Lagos, Soundman Vol 1 (EP).

Superstar was the debut album that introduced Wizkid to Nigeria; it was highly anticipated and later won the best album under Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Wizkid’s album, Sound from the other side (SFTOS), was also a success; the album made Wizkid the Ojuelegba coroner. SFTOS and Made in Lagos peaked at Number 2 (billboard chart) in US World Albums while gaining favourable positions in many other foreign Billboard charts.

In 2018, Wizkid became the first Afrobeats musician to make the 2018 Guinness World Records contribute to “One Dance” – Drake’s song. Wizkid is the most awarded African artist in BET history; in 2012 and 2017, Wizkid won the Best International Act category. In 2020 Wizkid was also among the recipients of the BET Her Award due to his collaboration with Beyonce in the Brown skin Girl track.

2. Burna Boy – Nigeria.

Burna Boy is a Nigerian Afro-fusion singer. Afro-fusion slightly differs from Afrobeats; the former has a mix of the Afrobeats sound, dancehall, reggae, American rap and R&B music genre.

Burna boy ranks as the 2nd best  and the biggest Afrobeats Artist in the World with 36 awards to his name and  the contemporary Nigerian musician to win the Grammy award in recent times.

Burna Boy has shattered many glass ceilings on his way to the top; Burna Boy won Best International Act during the 2019 B.E.T. Awards.

Burna Boy was also nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards following his 4th studio album, “The African Giant”. However, he didn’t win the award.

3. Davido – Nigeria.

Davido is another biggest Afrobeats Artist in the World. Davido was born into a billionaire family, but hard work seems to have paved the way for the Nigerian singer.

Davido’s second single, “Dami Duro”, brought the singer to fame. “Dami Duro” was part of his first album ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ released in 2012.

As the biggest Afrobeats Artist in the World  Davido has won 29 Awards. Davido’s “Fall” made the Billboard and became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history, “If”, on the other hand, garnered lots of airplay in Nigeria and Africa.

4. D’banj – Nigeria.

D’banj has won 29 awards to his name and he is  popular in Nigerian entertainment. D’banj, also known as the Kokomaster, is one of the  best biggest afrobeats musicians in Nigeria, Africa and world at large.

D’banj was recognized internationally after releasing his 2012 hit single “Oliver Twist”. Oliver twist topped many international charts after initial release; Oliver Twist topped the African charts in 2011 and  was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 and reached No. 2 on the UK R&B chart. D’banji has won several international and local awards. D’banj won the

  • Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007,
  • Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009,
  • Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and
  • Best-selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, he also won the
  • Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards
5. Tuface or 2Baba  – Nigeria.

2Baba is a household name that breeds music, quality and Africanism with 21 Awards to his name. 2Face, or 2baba as he popularly called, is one of the most celebrated Afrobeats artists in Africa and World. In 2015 2Baba became the first winner of MTV Europe, Best African Act Award. The Afro-pop singer formally changed his name from Tuface to 2baba in 2016.

2Baba’s 2006 single, “African Queen,” received favourable reviews internationally. 2Baba has received….

  • 1 MTV Europe Music Award
  • 1 World Music Award
  • 5 Headies Awards(Hip-hop award),
  • 4 Channel O Music Video Awards
  • 1 BET award
  • 4 MTV Africa Music Awards
  • 1 MOBO award
  • 1 KORA award and
  • 3 Afrima Awards.
6. Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania.

Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz was among African musicians and only East African nominated in BET award for the BET Awards 2021 in the Best International Act category.

The 2021 BET Awards were handed out to Nigerian singer and songwriter Nigerian Artist  Burna Boy which was announced winner for the category.

Diamond was trying his luck as this was his third nomination after giving it a shot in 2014 and 2016 in the category of Best International Act Africa.

 Diamond Platnumz as one of the biggest Afrobeats Artist in the World  set record in the Tanzania Music  winning 7 awards, including Best Male Writer, Best Male Artist, Best Song Writer and Best Male Entertainer of the Year. The previous record was set by 20%, a recording artist who walked away with 5 awards at the 2011 Tanzania Music Awards where diamond left empty handed. Prior to accomplishments, Diamond held the record for winning 4 awards at the 2010 Tanzania Music Awards.

7. Yemi Alade – Nigeria.

‘Johnny’ hitmaker Yemi Alade also joins th list of 2020’s most impactful Afrobeats artists. On November 2020, she issued Woman of Steel, her fifth LP, as the topping for a remarkable year that saw her star in Beyoncé’s film Black Is King and become a brand ambassador for Hollandia Yoghurt and goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Development Programme.

8. Mr Eazi – Nigeria.

Joining the list of Afrobeats’ best performers this year is Mr Eazi, who continues to seamlessly straddle his musical career with entrepreneurial activities. Apart from the release of his EP One Day You Will Understand and the star-studded ‘Oh My Gawd’, which swiftly reached No 1 on the iTunes Chart in the US and Billboard World Digital Sales Chart, Mr Eazi, who was recently recognised by the Latin Grammys for guesting on Columbian Reggaeton star J Balvin’s Colores, also expanded his business initiatives – launching the Africa Music Fund earlier this year for emerging artists and securing a global distribution deal between his independent music company emPawa Publishing and Kobalt.

9. Sarkodie – Ghana.

Ghanaian rapper artist Sarkodie has received many awards from many nominations and number of Ghana Music Awards.

Sarkodie  debut  album Makye won him three awards at both the 4syte TV Music Video Awards and Ghana Music Awards.

The album also earned him a nomination at the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards. Rapperholic, his second studio album, earned him accolades at the 2012 editions of the BET Awards, The Headies, Ghana Music Awards, National Youth Achievement Awards, MOBO Awards, and Channel O Music Video Awards.

 He won Best African Act at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. The release of Sarkology in 2014 earned Sarkodie several awards, including four Ghana Music Awards, one MTV Africa Music Award, one Independent Music Award, four 4syte TV Music Video Awards, one Headies Award, and one Ghana Music Honor.

Sarkodie was honoured by the organizers of the Afrobeats Music Awards for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of African music globally.

10. Psquare – Nigeria.

Peter and Paul Okoye are identical twins, known popularly by their stage name Psquare are Nigerian recording artists, dancers and performers.

PSquare has collaborated with international artist like Akon, Rick Ross and almost every big artiste in Nigeria and Africa. Because of their huge fan base, collaboration with them requires less publicity and is likely to get massive plays.

They have collaborated with Phyno, J martins, awilo longoma, Diamond Platnumz, May D, Don Jazzy and others and their best singles include: No one like you, Alingo, Do me featuring Waje, E no easy, Chop my money remix featuring Akon and May D, Collabo featuring Don Jazzy, Personally, I love you, Ifunanya and Possibility featuring 2baba idibia.

As one of the biggest Afrobeats artist in the world, PSquare has won to his name;

  • Headies Awards 2006
  • Best R&B/POP Album; Album of the year;
  • Best music video; Song of the year;
  • Artiste of the Year
  • City Magazine 9TH Awards Show 2006 – Best Hip Hop Group
  • Nigeria Music Awards 2006 – Album of the year, Music video of the year
  • Channel O music Awards 2007 – Beat Duo
  • Channel O music Awards 2008 – Best Duo; Video of the year
  • MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 – Best Group;
  • Channel O music Awards 20012 – Most Gifted Group; Most Gifted west African Video
  • MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 – Best Group
  • KORA Awards 2010 – Artiste of the year
  • Lil Perry Productions 2010 – Producer of the year

And has been nominated for;

  • KORA Awrds2003 – Most promising African group
  • MOBO Awards 2006 – Best African Act
  • MOBO Awards 2008 – Best African Act
  • MOBO AWARDS 2010 – Best African Act
  • MOBO AWARDS 2012 – Best African Act
  • MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 – Artist of the year; best R&B; Best video
  • MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 – Best live performance
  • BET Awards 2010 – Best International Act
  • MTV Europe Awards 2013 – Best African Act
  • Soul Train Music Awards 2013 – Best International Performance
  • MTV Europe Awards 2015 – Artist of the decade; Best Group
  • Channel O Music Awards 2013 – Most gifted video of the year
  • Ghana Music Awards 2013 – African Artiste Of The year
  • Ghana Music Awards 2014 – African Artiste of The Year
  • MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 – Best group; Artist of the year; Song of the year.

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