Have you ever wondered who is the dancehall king in Africa? This article will supply you with the needed answer as it contains the list of the top best dancehall artists in Africa.
About Dancehall Artists in Africa
Being a unique music style, Dancehall which originated from Jamaica has been adopted by many dancehall artists in Africa and the whole world. Despite being hard to deduce the lyrics, because of its good tracks and sounds, it has gained a lot of lovers and fans. Many of these dancehall artists in Ghana and other parts of the country has gained a lot of fame and wealth singing the music genre.
Hence, we have gathered the list of the top best dancehall artists in Africa who have made enough impact, wealth, and fame with the music genre.
Top 10 Best Dancehall Artists in Africa
In no order of priority, below is the list of the top best dancehall artists in Africa.
If you are familiar with the Ghanaian music industry, there is a good probability that you know of Shatta Wale. He is a self-acclaimed dancehall king who is very popular for his song ‘dancehall king’. Shatta Wale who bears Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. officially was born in 1984. He started singing at an early age.
Apart from being one of the best reggae and dancehall artists in Africa, he is also an actor as well as a top-rated Ghanian musician. In addition, Shatta Wale is the CEO of Shatta Wale movement empire, a record label that signed many young musicians in Ghana.
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu who is popularly known as Burna Boy is another dancehall artist in Africa on our list. The Nigerian-born singer was signed by Bad Habit/Atlantic records in 2017 in America.
Being one of the best musicians in Nigeria, Burna Boy has produced a lot of songs and albums in many music genres including the dancehall genre. He became famous after releasing his song ‘Like to Party’ from the album L.I.F.E. Since then, Burna Boy has gathered a lot of fame and wealth by singing different genres of music.
Stonebwoy is the stage name of Livingstone Etse Satekla, a Ghanian musician and reggae-dancehall king. He was born in 1986 in Greater Accra and was raised in the same city.
Like most reggae and dancehall artists in Africa on our list, Stonebwoy is a known Afro-pop singer. Although he has featured in many other kinds of music with different genres, he is a talented super dancehall artist. Apart from being a songwriter and a musician, Stonebwoy is a record label owner; the CEO of Burniton music group in Ghana.
Here is another dancehall artist in Africa from Nigeria. Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie who is popularly known as Patoranking by fans was born in 1990. He is from Ebonyi, a southeastern state in Nigeria.
Also, he has sung different genres of music including reggae dancehall. Owing to his contribution to the music genre with different albums and songs, Patoranking can be said to be one of the best reggae dancehall artists in Africa. Since 2010, he has evolved to gather fame and wealth from the industry. See the Top Richest Musicians in Africa and Their Net Worth
Samini is an award-winning dancehall artist in Africa with a whole lot of songs and albums. The African dancehall artist is known for his melodious and high-life hip-hop songs.
Emmanuel Andrews Samini popularly known as Samini is loved by many because of his talent and boldness. Being one of the best reggae dancehall artists in Africa, he owned a hip-hop group known as Samini Record under which most of his songs are released.
How does a female dancehall artist sound to your hearing? You probably haven’t heard of Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda who is professionally referred to as MzVee. The award-winning female dancehall artist who was born in 1992 is a major player in the African reggae dancehall industry. As MzVee sings different genres of music especially Afro-pop, Dancehall, and R&B.
Also, she has collaborated with many musicians in Africa including Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and so many others. She has released a lot of hit songs ranging from ‘Natural Girl’ to ‘Dancehall Queen’ to ‘Borkor Borkor’. In 2015, she was signed by a record label known as Lynx Entertainment.
Grace Kaki Awo Ocansey who is professionally known as Kaakie is another top female dancehall artist in Africa on our list. Kaakie who was born on 28th March 1991 is popular for doing the karaoke version of songs in different genres of music. Being a music addict, Kaakie has grown to be one of the top best contributors to the reggae and dancehall music industry.
Next on our list of the top 10 best dancehall artists in Africa is Abdul Razak Issahaku who is professionally referred to as Iwan. The Ghanian reggae and dancehall artist was born on September 12, 1985. He graduated from the University of Ghana where he obtained his degree in Theatre Arts and Music. Due to his hot lyrics and talent, Iwan is nicknamed Lyrical Gunshot by fans. Check out top Top 10 Music Record Labels in Nigeria (2022)
Ever heard of Fancy Gadam? He is one of the best reggae and dancehall artist in Ghana and Africa at large. The Ghanian reggae artist who bears Mujahid Ahmed Bello officially was born on August 16, 1988. He is into Afro-pop, reggae, and dancehall music like many other top dancehall artists in Africa.
Next on our list of top best dancehall artists in Africa is Buffalo Souljah, a Zimbabwean artist, and songwriter. Although he was born in Zimbabwe, Buffalo Souljah lives in South Africa where he makes a living by producing different songs and albums.
Also, he is the owner of the popular record label known as United Nations of Africa Music Group, U.N.A under which a lot of his songs are released.
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Top Best Dancehall Artists in Africa
There are a whole lot of reggae and dancehall artists in Africa but we have only mentioned the few top best in the industry. From the article, one can infer that the dancehall music industry in Africa is dominated by Ghanaians and some other countries in Africa.