Afro-Pop Artists to Watch Out for in the Future

Along with Kenyan Afro-pop artists, many African artists have brought new momentum to the charts and music worldwide. Their rhythmic beats compel even a grumpy to shake legs. If your taste in music goes beyond the borders, you should look forward to these African artists. Here, we have listed the top African artists that have performed well in the last few years and have influenced Kenyan music. Since music and football are among the popular activities in Kenya, you can bet on football at and listen to these artists. In addition, these artists seem to deliver some more intriguing performances in the future, so you should acknowledge them as afro-pop fans.


The 30-year-old Nigerian singer is among the most revolutionary artists in the Afro-pop genre worldwide. He gained massive international attention after his collab with Drake for a chart-topper hit “One Dance.” His latest album, Made in Lagos, is already commercially acclaimed and successful. Wizkid, whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, has already worked with Beyoncé, Major Lazer, and other famous artists.

Burna Boy

Outside of Nigeria, Burna Boy’s career took off a few years back. The critically acclaimed album “Outside” encompasses collaborations with international artists such as Rita Ora, Fall Out Boy, and Lily Allen. His unique approach to music and his ambition have been rewarded. The 29-year-old singer has got potential to be the next superstar. We can certainly expect a lot from this artist.


In West Africa, 28-year-old Davido has long been a star. He is now celebrated for his Afropop beyond the borders of Africa. He has already twice had the honor of taking home two Black Entertainment Television Awards (2014 and 2018) as “Best International Act.” With over 2.3 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and worth over $15 million, he is among the most celebrated and the wealthiest African singers in the modern era.

Aya Nakamura

The Mali-born singer immigrated to France with her family as a child. Initially, she wanted to gain a foothold in the fashion industry but dropped out after a while and devoted herself to her music career. She gained international acclaim for her song Djadja, which has over 700 million views on YouTube. Her latest album, Aya, peaked in the second position in France. So, without a doubt, she is among the African singers to look out for in the future.


This Nigerian rapper caused a stir worldwide with a remake of Childish Gambino’s “This is America.” The original version is about protests and criticism in the USA. Falz turns the whole thing around and draws attention to the social and economic problems in Africa. His performance attracted both praise and criticism. But one thing is clear: the artist demonstrated his skills with it. For years, he has been considered one of Nigeria’s most talented newcomers. His last album, Moral Instruction, was released in 2019 and received “Album of the Year” at “The Headies.”


The 30-year-old rapper has long been a celebrated superstar in his native South Africa. He successfully founded his label, “Family Tree Records,” in 2014 and is now also a sought-after songwriter and producer. Till now, he has released five studio albums, and all of them have RiSA Platinum certificates. He has a collab with any prominent international artist, but he had the honor of performing with Ed Sheeran, Jay Z, and Beyonce at an event.

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