HiphopAfrica TOP 20’19 Rappers of the Year

HiphopAfrica Top Rappers of the year is an annual list of the hottest rappers on the continent released by the Hiphopafrica editorial team. The list is based on local and international impact, awards & accolades, numbers, touring and more of any person or individual involved actively in the music industry in any African country through music or any form of art related to Hiphop and rap music genre.

2019 was a big year for African music across genres  and boarders seeing so many breakout stars internationally and locally and to crown the amazing year the number 1 rapper on our list is Ghanaian King of the Hiphop Genre and living legend Sarkodie. The Rapper who won the BET Award for Best International flow crowned off 2019 with the release of his much anticipated album Black Love and the number 2 on the list Falz is currently the leading rap artist in the African Giant nation of Nigeria, the third on the list is another Ghanaian artist M.anifest the rapper had a successful 2019 with the release of his album The gamble, a fierce Tim Westwood freestyle and several events and tours in Europe and America, Nasty C and Sho Madjozi who is the only female on the list wrap up the top 5, the two young artist are representing South Africa on the list and they both had a successful year to celebrate their music with Nasty C being named GQ South African man of the year and Sho Madjozi who had a massive year all round. Checkout the full list which also sees Jovi representing Cameroon, Khaligraph Jones representing Kenya, the comeback of Nigeria rapper Sinzu, the rise of Erigga, Headies award winner AQ and Xhosa rapper Yanga Chief and discover Ghanaian new wave artist  Kwesi Arthur who had a 2019 to remember and the list wont be complete without the self acclaimed best rapper in Africa Blaqbonez.

1. Sarkodie
2. Falz
3. M.anifest
4. Nasty C
5. Sho Madjozi
6. MI Abaga
7. AKA
8. Khaligraph Jones
9. Medikal
10. Yanga Chief
11. Jovi
12. Erigga
13. Shane Eagle
14. Vector
15. AQ
16. Ladipoe
17. Kwesta
18. Kwesi Arthur
19. Blaqbonez
20. Sinzu