Most Awarded Artistes From Africa

In this list of the Top 5 Most Awarded Artistes in Africa, we’ll focus on four African artists, including Davido, Diamond Platnumz, and Burna Boy.

However, the list isn’t exclusive to these artists. Check out these other African artists and vote for your favourite.

We’ll be updating this list on a regular basis to include new artists and to keep our readers updated with their progress.

Burna Boy

During his recent concert at MSG, Burna Boy made history by becoming the first African artist to headline the world’s most famous arena.

Born in Nigeria, Burna got his start at an early age, singing Naughty By Nature on the tables of his mother’s house.

After watching the Grammys with his mother, he fell in love with the art of performing. Beyonce called him and he got a role on the soundtrack of The Lion King: The Gift.

The Nigerian rapper has claimed to be the richest artist in Africa. He made this claim on Instagram, saying that “Anybody wey e pain, anybody wey e pain” in Nigerian pidgin.

After a few months, the world has become Burna Boy’s biggest fan. He has received multiple Grammy nominations and is expected to earn $18 million US by 2022.

In September 2020, Burna Boy’s fifth album received a Grammy nomination for African Artiste of the Year.

The album also became Burna Boy’s first Grammy nomination in back-to-back years. He also became the first African artist to headline the Grammys.

This is a major honour for a rising star from the continent. In 2022, Burna Boy is one of the most awarded artists from Africa.

Tiwa Savage

Born in Nigeria, Tiwa Savage broke into the music scene in 2011 with her debut single ‘Kele Kele Love’. In June 2016, she signed with Roc Nation, the record label that helped her get her start.

Her album Sugarcane was released in September 2017, and it earned her many nominations and accolades. In May of the same year, Savage announced that she had signed with Universal Music Group.

The afrobeats superstar has released five studio albums and five EPs. She is already a star on the world stage, winning multiple awards and recognition.

The latest accolade she received was for Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards, becoming the first female to achieve this.

Tiwa Savage has also received numerous other accolades, including Best African Artist at the Channel O Music Video Awards, as well as multiple awards at COSON Song Awards.

She has earned a $1 million net worth since she began recording in 2004. She has also collaborated with rappers Wizkid, Yara, and Tekno.

She hit single ‘Ma Lo’ featuring Wizkid has received over 34 million views on YouTube.

While she may be retiring from the music industry for a while, her stardom is still rising, and the music industry will be boosted by the new wave of Afrobeats.

Diamond Platnumz

Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz is one of the few African musicians to be nominated for the BET Awards 2021.

The enigmatic rap star was the only artist from East Africa to be nominated in that category.

His music has gained worldwide acclaim and recognition for its originality and unique sound, making it one of the most award-winning artists from Africa of all time.

Platnumz signed with Universal Music in 2017 and released his third studio album, “A Boy From Tandale,” in 2018.

The album features Ne-Yo, Omarion, and Morgan Heritage among other African artists. Platnumz also collaborated with Director Kenny, who often directs music videos for rap artists.

In 2012, he was nominated for a BET Award for Best International Act in Africa.

Diamond Platnumz’s first single, “Toka Mwanzo,” failed to take off, but that didn’t stop him from trying. Fortunately, he found his first manager and continued to record.

His breakthrough song, “Kamwambie,” won three major Tanzania Music Awards, including Best African Video. His debut album, titled “Didia,” is the result of a collaborative effort between many artists.

The talented Tanzanian singer Kamwambie debuted in 2010 and has since released two albums and earned numerous personal awards. He was the first African artist to reach 900 million YouTube views.

With all of these accolades, Diamond Platnumz is expected to make history in the music industry. If you think he is just another rapper, think again.

The African music scene is changing and this talented artist will only continue to rise.


Sho Madjozi is one of the most successful and influential Afrobeats artists in Africa, has released a number of albums and EPs. She won numerous awards, including Best African Act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards.

She is widely regarded for her talent and versatility, combining hip-hop and R&B. She is also known for her distinctive hairstyles, which are inspired by Fulani women.

Davido is a prolific artist with countless singles. The singer and philanthropist is the 4th richest musician in Africa and is the executive producer of OBO.

Other notable artists who have worked with Davido include Jay Sleek, Spellz, Maleek Berry, and Naeto C. Another artist whose talent is gaining attention in Africa is Fally Ipupa.

A guitarist and singer, she was a founding member of the Congolese group Quartier Latin International. She won multiple awards for her work, including the Grammy.

David Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. His music has blended traditional African elements with global mainstream pop. In 2014, he was awarded a Grammy Award for his album, “Songs of Praise.”

Davido is also one of the most awarded artists in Ghana. He is the son of Dr Deji Adeleke, co-founder of Pacific CEO Holdings Ltd.

Sho Madjozi

The South African rapper Sho Madjozi is set to become one of the most successful African artists. The singer debuted in 2017 and has quickly gained attention worldwide thanks to his distinct style and unique delivery of Xitsonga lyrics.

His songs have garnered over a million Spotify streams, and he has been praised by stars including Beyonce and Ed Sheeran.

The singer is also a popular star in her own country, where she has participated in television shows such as The Voice Nigeria since its inaugural season in 2017. She was invited to perform at the Earthshot Prize ceremony in 2021 and won numerous awards for her music.

She has won numerous awards, including Artist of the Year and Best Newcomer at the South African Music Awards, the Independent Music Awards, and the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. She was also named as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30.

Another rapper from Africa is Sarkodie. He has earned many accolades over the years, including MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Hip-Hop Artist in 2014.

He has also been featured on various tracks by various other artists in the country and has received many nominations.

In addition to winning multiple awards, Sarkodie has won numerous international music awards.

Despite his relatively small size, he has made an impact on the music industry, and will surely continue to win the continent’s biggest stages.

Salif Keita

The Afropop Hall of Fame is inducting Malian singer Salif Keita into its ranks this year. The hall is a free, open-air event at the Eko Hotel & Suites on high-brow Victoria Island in Lagos.

The awards ceremony honours the best of the continent’s music and entertainment industry.

The winners are determined through massive online voting campaigns, and the nominated artists depend on the love of fans to make it to the top.

Aside from his stellar music career, Salif Keita has also been an outspoken critic of the Mali government officials. His political opinions have often caused controversy, and his new album, Moffou, continues to stir debate about the country’s government. Unlike his other albums,

Moffou is quieter and more personal. In addition, Keita has stepped up his campaign against albinism.

A member of the Congolese group Quartier Latin International, Fally Ipupa is another popular singer from the region.

He was a member of the band Quartier Latin International from 1999 to 2006. In 2006, he released his debut album Droit Chemin and then later released Arsenal de Belles Melodies (A2BM) with collaborators Fally Ipupa and Ferre Gola.

Koffi has won numerous awards, including the Best African Artiste of the Decade at the prestigious Kora Awards.

His music has received worldwide recognition. In 2012, he won Best International Act at the BET Awards and was nominated for the same award the following year.

He has won numerous endorsements, including a deal worth $600,000.

Samsung Electronics recently named him as an ambassador of the Year of Return campaign, and he has partnered with Tigo Telecommunications Ghana. He also owns his own clothing line, Sark by Yas.

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