CNN (Cable News Network) has released its top 10 African artists for 2019. Five of these artists are from Nigeria, two from South Africa, one from Benin, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Unfortunately, no Cameroonian artist features on this list, and by extension, no artist from the Central African block, not even the 2019 AFRIMA winners Salatiel and Shan ’L.
Here is the full list of CNN’s top 10.
1. Burna Boy from Nigeria
2. Angelique Kidjo from Benin
3. Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania (Only East African star on the list)
4. Yemi Alade from Nigeria
5. Tiwa Savage from Nigeria
6. Wizkid from Nigeria
7. Mr. Eazi from Nigeria
8. Sho Madjozi from South Africa
9. Busiswa Gqulu from South Africa
10. Mwila Musondo from Zambia