Here is the List of Top 10 Greatest Music Legends in Africa as compiled by the Leofirms team.
Without any further delay let’s go straight into the list;
Please Note: This list was not arranged in any particular order.
1. Fela Anikulapo Kuti: Son of a Former Clergyman in the Anglican Church, Reverend Israel Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, Fela was born in 1938. He is top dog amongst the greatest African music of all time in the history of music on the continent. Fela is widely known for his ‘high octane performances’ and his music addresses the ills in the Nigerian society and Africa at large.
2. Lucky Dube: Lucky Dube is widely considered one of the greatest African Music legends and rightly so. Born in 1964, Lucky Dube is undoubtedly Africa’s greatest reggae export. He was a South African musical legend that took reggae music to the next level in South Africa and Africa in general.
3. Miriam Makeba: She is one of Africa’s best when it comes to music. Born in 1932, she began singing professionally in the 1950s. Along with Angelique Kidjo, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Brenda Fassie, she is considered to be one of the most popular female artistes to emerge from Africa.
4. Ali Farka Toure: Ali Farka Toure was born in 1939. He hailed from Mali and he was a multi-instrumentalist renowned for his music brand which fuses African-American jazz with Malian traditional music. Ali Farka Toure has two Grammy Awards to his name. He died in 2006.
5. Yvonne Chaka Chaka: She was born in 1965. She follows a long list of South African musical legends that have graced Africa with their talents. Along with Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie and Angelique Kidjo, Yvonne is considered one of the most respected African female legends of all time.
6. Youssou N’Dour: Youssou N’Dour is a brilliant Senegalese singer, songwriter, composer and percussionist who was born in 1959 in Dakar, the Capital of Senegal. He was also the Minister of Tourism in Senegal between 2012 and 2013. He is one of the pioneers of the music genre known as Mbalax.
7. Brenda Fassie: She was a South African pop star. She joins a long list of illustrious South Africans who have graced this list of greatest African music legends of all time. She was fondly known as the Queen of African Pop or the Black Madonna.
8. Angelique Kidjo: Angelique Kidjo is a talented and evergreen Grammy Award winner. She is one of the most respected female artistes in Africa. She hails from the Republic of Benin and she was born to a Beninese father and Yoruba Mother in Cotonou on July 14, 1960. Kidjo has two Grammy Awards to her name.
9. King Sunny Ade: Born in 1946 and still going strong, King Sunny Ade is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and a pioneer of modern world music. He is also referred to as King of Juju music.
10. Onyeka Onwenu
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