List of African musicians


List of African musicians

This is a list of African musicians and musical groups.

Algeria

* Cheb Mami
* Idir
* Khaled
* Souad Massi
* Lounès Matoub
* Bellemou Messaoud
* Ahmad Baba Rachid
* Rachid Taha

Angola

* Maria de Lourdes Pereira dos Santos Van-Dúnem
* Neblina

Benin

* Angelique Kidjo
* Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo
* Disc Afrique
* Les Astronauts
* Wally Badarou
* Nel Oliver
* Diamant Noir
* Gonossas Pedro

Botswana

* Franco and Afro Musica
* Matsieng
* Wrust
* Punah Gabasiane
* Ndingo Johwa

Burkina Faso

* Bil Aka Kora
* Farafina
* Les Frères Coulibaly
* Cheikh Lô

Burundi

* Khadja Nin

Cameroon

* Ekambi Brillant
* Francis Bebey
* Moni Bilé
* Manu Dibango
* Lapiro de Mbanga
* Coco Mbassi
* Kristo Numpuby
* Sally Nyolo
* Petit Pays
* Les Têtes Brulées
* Sam Fan Thomas
* Charles Lembe
* Samy Diko
* Prince Aime
* Richard Bona
* Henry Dikongue
* Sergio Polo
* Fred Bolo
* Yannick Noah
* Narcisse Prize
* Mama nguea
* Chantal Ayisi
* Willy De Paris
* Afo A Kom
* Longue Longue
* Lapiro De Mbanga
* Grace Deka
* Ben Deka
* Isaac Deka
* Takam II
* Tom Yohms
* Ruth Kotto

Côte d'Ivoire

* Alpha Blondy
* Magic System
* Meiway
* Ismael Isaac
* Couper Décaler
* Fadaldey
* Tatapom
* Ernesto Djédjé

Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire)

*African Fiesta
*Awilo Longomba
*Bialu Madilu System
*Bimi Ombale
*Choc Stars
*Classic Swédé Swédé
*Marie Daulne
*Defao Matumona
*Diblo Dibala
*Dindo Yogo
*Faya Tess
*Felix Wazekwa
*Franco and OK Jazz
*Grand Kalle and African Jazz
*Jimmy Omonga
*Kanda Bongo Man
*King Kester Emeneya
*Koffi Olomide
*Konono No. 1
*Lokassa Ya Mbongo
*Lokua Kanza
*Madilu Système
*M'bilia Bel
*Monza Le Premier
*Jean Bosco Mwenda
*Dr Nico Kasanda
*Kékélé
*Nyboma Mwan'dido
*Papa Wemba
*Pepe Kalle
*Les Quatre Étoiles
*Ray Lema
*Reddy Amisi
*Sam Mangwana
*Shiko Mawatu
*Soukous Stars
*Tabu Ley Rochereau and African Fiesta
*Tshala Muana
*Viva la Musica
*Wenge Musica
*Werrason Ngiama Makanda
*Zaiko Langa Langa

Ethiopia

*Hamelmal Abate
*Teddy Afro
*Alemu Aga
*Mahmoud Ahmed
*Tadesse Alemu
*Fèqadu Amdè-Mesqel
*Martha Ashagari
*Mulatu Astatke
*Aster Aweke
*Samuel Bèlay
*Bezunesh Bekele
*Tadele Beqele
*Tsèhaytu Bèraki
*Yohannes Berhanu
*Girma Bèyènè
*Ali Birra
*Dahlak Band
*Alèmayèhu Eshèté
*Teferi Felleqe
*Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt
*Tlahoun Gèssèssè
*Gigi
*Getachew Kassa
*Asfaw Kebbebe
*Tèsfa-Maryam Kidané
*Gétatchèw Mèkurya
*Muluqèn Mèllèssè
*Tèshomè Meteku
*Yezinna Negash
*Tèwèldè Rèdda
*Kuku Sebsebe
*Wallias Band
*Menelik Wèsnatchèw
*Asnaketch Worku
*Sèyfu Yohannès

Gambia

* Demba Konteh
* Kanja Kouyaté
* Foday Musa Suso
* Jaliba Kouyaté
* Malamini Jobarté
* Ebrima Jobarté = Tata Dindin
* Pa Jorbarté
* Mande Sey
* Mam Tamsir Njai
* Mass Love

Ghana

* Obrafour
* Genesis Gospel Singers
* E. T. Mensah
* African Brothers International Band
* King Bruce and the Black Beats
* Kou Nimo
* A.B. Crentsil's Sweet Talks
* Osibisa
* Alex Konadu
* Sidney
* Reggie Rockstone
* Lord Kenya
* Buk Bak
* Abrewa Nana
* Talking Drums
* Ofori Mensah
* Tic Tac
* Praye
* Wutah
* VIP
* Batman
* Ghana Force
* TH4 Kwages
* Ofori Amponsah
* Kofi Nti
* Tinny
* Lumba
* KK Fosu
* F.B.S
* Kontihene
* Castro Destroyer
* Mzbel
* Jay Bieggs

Guinea

*Sona Tata Condé
*Sekouba Bambino
*Daddi Cool
* Les Ballets Africains
* Balla et ses Balladins
* Sekouba Bambina Diabaté
* Bembeya Jazz
* Jali Musa Jawara
* Famoudou Konaté
* Kade Diawara
* Oumou Diabaté
* Mory Kanté
* Momo Wandel Soumah
* Yaya Bangoura

Guinea-Bissau

* José Carlos Schwarz
* Dulce Neves
* Manecas Costa
* Kaba Mané
* Super Mama Djombo
* Didinte

Kenya

* Fadhili William
* Daudi Kabaka
* Fundi Konde
* Ayub Ogada
* Necessary Noize
* Wanyika bands, including Simba Wanyika and its offshoots

Mali

* Boubacar Traoré
* Mory Kanté
* Salif Keita
* Toumani Diabaté
* Kandia Kouyaté
* Habib Koité
* Kasse Mady Diabaté
* Rokia Traoré
* Tinariwen
* Ali Farka Touré
* Amadou et Mariam
* Oumou Sangaré
* Tiken Jah Fakoly
* Oumar Keita
* Coco Dembele
* Aska Modibu
* Afel Bocoum
* Lobi Traoré

Mauritania

* Khalifa Ould Eide and Dimi Mint Abba
* Mabuma
* Tahra

Mozambique

* Djaaka
* MC Roger
* Mingas
* Ghorwane

Niger

* Mahaman Garba
* Amadou Hamza
* Karaka
* Saadou Bari
* Madelle Idarri
* Moussa Pussy
* Mamar Kassey

Nigeria

* Fela Anikulapo Kuti
* Sir Victor Uwaifo
* Onyeka Onwenu
* osayomore Joseph
* Oliver Decoque
* Shirley Bassey
* Tunde Nightingale
* Femi Kuti
* Osakpamwan Ohenhen
* BANTU
* Irewolede Denge
* Tunde King
* Ayinde Bakare
* Yusuf Olatunji
* Jolly Orchestra
* King Sunny Ade
* I.K. Dairo
* Ebenezer Obey
* Haruna Ishola
* Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister
* Ayinla Kollington
* Prince Nico Mbarga
* Lagbaja
* Oriental Brothers
* Shina Peters
* Wasiu Ayinde Marshall
* Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere
* Osita Osadebe
* Sonny Okosuns
* Onyeka Owenu
* Adewale Ayuba
* Sade Adu
* Tope Alabi
* Alhaji Dauda Epo-Akara
* Alhaji Alamu Atatalo
* Babatunde Olatunji
* Majek Fashek
* Fela Sowande
* Rex Lawson
* Daddy Show Key
* The Remedies
* Plantashun Boyz
* Pasuma
* Eedris Abdulkareem
* Tony Tetuila
* Modenine
* 2 Face
* Faze
* D'banj
* JJC and 419 Squad
* Rugged man
* Bolade Bentley
* P-Square
* Sunny Nneji
* Shawl-x
* Paul Play Dairo
* Abounce M. C.
* Dele Abiodun
* Tony Allen
* Gaspar Lawal
* Shina Williams
* Six Foot Plus
* Peter King
* Orlando Julius
* william onyeabor
* Bola Abimbola
* Georgie Gold
* Banky W
* 2dot
* owee
* Echo
* Showboy
* miuwuclif
* oc banton

Sierra Leone

* Jimmy B
* Ngoh Gbetuwai
* Afro-Nationals
* S. E. Rogie
* Steady Bongo (aka Lansana Sheriff)

South Africa

See: List of South African musicians

Tanzania

* Cool James
* Gangwe Mobb
* Juwata Jazz
* Juma Nature
* Saida Karoli
* Bi Kidude
* George Kinyonga (founder of Simba Wanyika)
* Wilson Kinyonga (founder of Simba Wanyika)
* Kwanza Unit
* Lady Jaydee
* Daniel Owino Misiani
* Tumi Molekane
* Mr. II
* Remmy Ongala & Orchestra Matimila
* Orchestra Maquis Original
* Professor Jay
* Ray C
* Imani Sanga
* Wanyika bands, including Simba Wanyika and its offshoots
* X Plastaz
* Hukwe Zawose

Togo

* Bella Bellow
* Fifi Rafiatou
* Ninou Toki La
* Jimmy Hope
* Afia Mala
* Vicky Bila

Uganda

* Bataka Squad
* Geoffrey Oryema
* Ragga Dee
* Jose Chameleon
* Juliana Kanyomozi
* Klear Kut
* Madoxx
* Philly Lutaaya
* Saba Saba aka Krazy Native
* Samite of Uganda

Zambia

*Amayenge
*Black Muntu
*Danny (Zambia)
*Desh zambia
*Distro Kuomboka
*Green Mamba Band
*Hosanna Gospel Band
*J.K. (Zambia)
*Jaggari Chanda's Great Witch
*Stephen Tsotsi Kasumali
*John Lushi
*Junior Mulemena Boys
*Machine-Gunners
*William Mapulanga
*Masasa Band
*Mashome Blue Jeans
*Musi-o-tunya
*Paul Ngozi
*Serenje Kalindula
*Shatel
*Zambian Acapella

Zimbabwe

*2 BG
*Albert Nyathi
*Alexio Kambarami
*Alicious weMaskiri
*Alick Macheso
*Allan Chimbetu
*Amabhubhesi
*Andy Brown
*Betty Makaya
*Bhundu Boys
*Biggie Tembo
*Brian Sibalo
*Busi Ncube
*Cephas Mashakada
*Charles Charamba
*Chioniso Maraire
*Dick 'Chinx' Chingaira
*Dino Mudondo
*Don Gumbo
*Dorothy Musuka
*Dyton Somanje
*Emmanuel 'Manuza' Tshuma Khumalo
*Elijah Madzikatire
*Enerst Tanga Wekwa Sando
*Enouch Munhenga (Exq)
*Ephat Mujuru
*Ephraim Joe
*Extra Large
*Fanyana Dube
*Franco Hodobo
*Fungisai Zvakavapano
*Hohodza
*Hosiah Chipanga
*Ivy Kombo
*Ivy Kombo
*Iyasa
*Jamal (singer)
*James Chimombe
*Jeff 'Outlo' Muchindu
*Job Mashanda
*John Chibadura
*John White
*Jonah Chiunduramoyo
*Kelvin Gudu
*Knowledge Kunenyati
*Leonard Dembo
*Leonard Mapfumo
*Lovemore Majaivhana
*Mai Charamba
*Mandebvu
*Marko Sibanda
*Marshal Munhumumwe
*Matthew Kaunda
*Mechanic Manyeruke
*Mukoma Ketai Muchawaya
*Munya Brown
*Ngoni
*Nicholas Zacharia
*Oliver Mtukudzi
*Paul Matavire
*Paul Mpofu
*Picky Kasamba
*Plaxedes Wenyika
*Progress Mapfumo
*Prudence Katomeni Mbofana
*Robson Banda
*Rocqui
*Roy and Royce
*Rozalla Milla
*Safirio Madzikatire
*Sandra Ndebele
*Sani Makhalima
*Sekuru Gora
*Simon Chimbetu
*Siyaya
*Solomon 'Jah Solo' Skuza
*Stella Chiweshe
*Steve 'dongie' Makoni
*Steve Dyer
*System Tazvida
*Tafadzwa"dj klokwyze" Mashave
*Thandy Mnkandla
*Tambawoga
*Thomas Makoni
*Thomas Mapfumo
*Tobias Ariketa
*Tongai Moyo
*Tracy Zengeni
*Tusanang Sounds
*Willom Tight
*Zex Manatsa

ee also

*Africa
*List of Soukous musicians
*List of African guitarists


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