Pan-African entertainment TV Channel, WatsUp TV, and PR & rating agency, Avance Media have announced the inaugural list of the Top 100 African Musicians for 2021.
The list which features musicians from 26 African countries has notable names such as Angelique Kidjo, Burna Boy, Davido, Wizkid, Mohammed Mounir, Cassper Nyovest, Khaligrapgh Jones, Sarkodie, and other musicians who continue to blaze the trail for African arts and have set the pace for the next generation to follow.
The list features 18 Females, 9 groups, and 73 males with Nigerian act Rema being the youngest at age 20 and Egypt’s Mohammed Mounir being the oldest at age 66.
Nigeria leads with 26 representatives followed by Ghana with 10 musicians, Cote D’Ivoire with 7, and South Africa with 6 musicians.
Speaking about the list, ABD Traore CEO of WatsUp TV noted that, this annual list is focused on throwing the spotlight on African musicians with the highest impact in the industry and pays attention to their expedient career success, brand value, digital impact, and continental outlook. He also noted that this publication precedes several engagements honourees will be involved in to celebrate their work and the crafts they have gifted the continent.
In celebration of excellence and career success, MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah describes these musicians as the best Collective of African ambassadors showcasing to the world what the continent has to offer musically.
WatsUp TV is a 24-hour digital and satellite entertainment music Television Channel made for the Pan-African Bi-Lingual community and also aired on various television channels across Africa.
Avance Media is Africa’s Leading Rating and Public Relations Agency focused on creating varied content for the Global Market.
Below is the list of the 2021 Top 100 African musicians arranged alphabetically.
Cleo Ice Queen
H-Art the Band
Kiff No Beat
Ladysmith Black Mambazo