2021: Top 5 Most Awarded Artistes from Africa

Africa as a continent in the world is dominated high performing musicians/artists who pride themselves every day in our music industry as persons worth of talents and good musical skills.

In Africa, music plays a specific role. It brings people together, establishes identity, and forms the continent’s perspective on life.

Music is now one of the most significant means of social status and wealth, especially for young people. Art, on the other hand, can be used to solve daily challenges and political concerns.

The reward for the display of musical acts, talents, and performances is referred to as a Music Awards and these are given to artists based on so many criteria every award scheme may be looking out for.

In this article by unitedshowbiz.com.gh, we will share with you the top 5 most awarded artists from Africa in the year 2021. Below is the list;

  • 1. Davido (Nigeria) – 110 Awards
  • 2. Sarkodie (Ghana) – 103 Awards
  • 3. Wizkid (Nigeria) – 79 Awards
  • 4. 2Face/2Baba (Nigeria) – 74 Awards
  • 5. Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) – 64 Awards

David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is one of the most influential artists in Africa. Davido rose to fame after releasing “Dami Duro”, the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo.

Davido becomes the most awarded musician in Ghana with 110 local and international awards.


Michael Owusu Addo known professionally as Sarkodie is a Ghanaian rapper and entrepreneur from Tema. His contributions to the Ghanaian music industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade”.

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Sarkodie then followed up with 103 awards. In 2019 Sarkodie won BET Hip Hop Award for Best International Flow

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, Wizzy, or Starboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. One of Africa’s biggest artists, Wizkid is the most decorated Nigerian artist ever, and one of the most revolutionary Afro-pop artists of the modern era.

Wizkid makes a third place in the list of top 5 most awarded artists from Ghana with 79 awards. He is the most awarded African artist at the BET Awards (3), Soul Train Awards (2), Billboard Awards (3), iHeartRadio Music Awards (2) and MOBO Awards (4).

Nigeria Afrobeats stars Burna Boy and Wizkid have both won awards at the 2021 Grammys. Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album. Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy was also a winner on the song.

Innocent Ujah Idibia, known by his stage name 2Baba, is a Nigerian singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, humanitarian, and activist.

Prior to July 2014, he went by the stage name 2face Idibia. He is one of the most decorated and successful Afro pop artists in Africa.

2Face appears at number 4th position with 74 Awards local and international.

Diamond Platnumz
Naseeb Abdul Juma Issack (born 2 October 1989), popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, and often referred to as “Simba” (meaning Lion in Swahili) or “The King of Bongo-Flava” is a Tanzanian bongo Flava recording artist, actor, dancer, philanthropist and a businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam.

Platnumz makes 5th spot with 64 awards. On 3 May 2013, Diamond Platnumz set a new record at the Tanzania Music Awards by winning 7 awards, including Best Male Writer, Best Male Artist, Best Song Writer and Best Male Entertainer of the Year.

Source: unitedshowbiz.com.gh

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