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CNN Top 10 Africa’s Biggest Music Stars

Nigeria’s Burna Boy has been nominated for the Best World Music Grammy.Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for Coachella

Angelique Kidjo is a singer, songwriter and activist from Benin. She is one of Africa’s most respected performers and has won three Grammy Awards in her wide-ranging career. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Tanzanian recording artist, Diamond Platnumz is an award-winning musician. In 2015, he won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best Africa, Middle East and India Act. GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian born musician, Yemi Alade, gained prominence after winning a Talent Show in 2009, and is best known for her hit single ‘Johnny,’ which has become an international anthem. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for Essence

Tiwa Savage won the Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, becoming the first woman to win the category. Randy Shropshire/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for Essence

Award-winning Nigerian entertainer, Wizkid has collaborated with multiple international artists including Drake, Wale, Skepta and Beyonce. CELLOU BINANI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Award-winning Nigerian singer, Mr.Eazi is the pioneer of Banku music, a fusion sound that is a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns. Monica Schipper/Getty Images North Ameri

South African singer, Sho Madjozi won the 2019 BET New International Act. In her acceptance speech, she said, ‘My story is a testament that you can come from any village, in any forgotten part of the world, and still be a superstar.” Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for BET

South African singer-songwriter and poet Busiswa Gqulu gained prominence after featuring on popular South Africa’s DJ Zinhle’s song, ‘My Name Is.’ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/AFP via Getty Images

Mwila Musonda, aka Slapdee, is a Zambian hip rapper who uses his record label to raise donations for local orphanages and children’s hospitals.

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