In 2017 we saw a few new comers doing it big not just by making waves but by delivery solid and impressive musical contents and project to fans and the General public, Here is a list narrowed down to the top 20 promising hiphop acts to watch out for across Africa this year 2018, the list comprises of rappers from the southern, eastern, and western parts of Africa. This list consist of artiste doing it big in the music scene in their various countries and regions either through the internet or streets.

  1. Frank Casino

The number one rapper on this list is Frank Casino a young rapper FROM South Africa whose life changed after being co-signed by Rapstar Ricky Rick. His single ‘Whole Thing’ was a major hit in his home country and he ended 2017 featuring American rapper Asap Ferg on a track.

2. Shane Eagle

Another young South African rapper who had a massive 2017. Shane Eagle as he is called ended 2017 with one of the most played albums in South Africa. The rapper also won Best Freshman at the SA Hip Hop awards.

3. Darkovibes

Representing Ghana high on the charts is new kid on the block Darkovibes. This young and talented artiste blends rap with soul and afrobeats like an Afrobeat Bryson Tillerwhich makes hims a standout on the list. His Singes Mercy and Placebo did well and along with his crew La meme Gang they had more Hiphop topping charts in Pew, Digits, Fitness and he was also featured on projects by A listers, Omar Sterling, Joey B, Magnom and with this he is set for a massive 2018, lets watch out and see.
   4. J Molley
J Molley is a white South African Rapper who came on the scene in 2017 using the Internet to  break through into the Hip Hop scene and we expect a big 2018 from him.
   5. Bryan the Mensah’
After being name Apple Music Artiste of the month young Ghanaian rapper Bryan the mensah gained more recognition by the online listing audience. Bryan the mensah keeps impressing and its perceived to be a big year ahead fore more follow him on soundcloud 
   6. Wale Turner
The first young Nigerian on the list Wale Turner grew popularwith instagram freestyles and videos up to getting a record deal the Nigerian indigenous rapper is aiming high up the charts and we expect a good year for the young rapper
   7. Flame
Another South African on the list Flame who is a member of the wrecking crew with A-Reece and Benchmarq to mention a few. He is expected to have a big 2018
   8. Zoocci coke Dope
Another rapper and producer from South Africa known as Zoocci Coke Dope has been making waves on the local scene. His EP is was of the most talked about Hip Hop projects of 2017 and this is setting him up for a better 2018, Our cameras are watching this one too.
  9. Kiddblack
A member of the La Mémè gang from Ghana Kiddblack as he is fondly known is a rapper with a deep baritone voice with flows and bars. 2017 was a good year for the rapper featuring on top List project and shows with the likes of Joey B and Magnom, he isingles flexing was a hit with other collaborative projects with his chart topping group.
    10. PsychoYP
PyschoYp is a young talented Nigerian rapper from Abuja and based in London, he conquered the internet in 2017 with his singles who dis and debut ep and 2018is looking like the breakout year for this young rap star.
    11. Kwesi Arthur
Coming from a deep backdrop of Nkruma From Kumasi and music neighbourhood Tema which holds biggest rapper ever in Ghanaian history Sarkodie young rapper Kwesi Arthur is ready to aim high. His single Grind day was a hit and he featured mentor and superstar Sarkodie on it and 2018 is looking a year he makes it from Ground to Up.
    12. Play 01
Play01 as he is popularly known is a young rapper from Uganda, 2017 was a good year for the rapper being exposed to the music scene more and 2018 Is expected to be the year he rises to top level rapper in East Africa.
   13. BenchmarQ
Another member of the Wrecking crew from South Africa with A-recee and Flame Benchmar@ is expected to have a good year

   14. Polo

Polo as is a young Nigerian rapper based in Ghana, he is hard punching rapper with line for days, the kingsville rapper is gearing up for a big 2018

15. Blaqbones

Blaqbones is a young Nigerian rapper who gained attention after being named in the Hennesy vs class cypher and street buzz. Is 2018 the year for Blaqbones?
    16. High M
Consistency is one word that describes High M. The young rapper is also releasing hot flows and maintain his consistency and energy, 2017 was a good year and 2018 is expected to be a better year for the rapper.
   17. Mvp militia
2018 is already looking like the breakthrough year for young Nigerian rapper MVP Militia.  
    18. VT
Hiphop producer and rapper Victor popularly know as VT is a Nigerian based in Ghana. he currently has a new ep out take a listen and Watch out for this one
    19. Black Kalonji
Black Kalonji is a talented and creative rapper with several alter egos, he is preparing to drop first project for the year in February and we expect it to be pure fire
    20. Zik
 Zik or Izzik is a young rapper sign under Bunna Empire, 2017 was a good year for the young rapper and 2018 seems to have bigger things lined up and we would be keeping you posted follow him on instagram @tribe_zik