List of Music Artists [Nigeria, Ghana & South Africa]  

List of Nigerian musicians
This is a list of Nigerian musicians. Only notable individuals are included here; for groups, see List of Nigerian musical groups.

0-9

  • 2face Idibia (2baba) – hip hop and R&B singer
  • 9ice – hip hop and afropop singer

A

  • A-Q – hip hop artist
  • Eedris Abdulkareem
  • Afrikan Boy – rapper
  • Afro Candy – pop singer
  • Tope Alabi
  • Yemi Alade – R&B and pop singer
  • Tony Allen
  • Eva Alordiah – rapper and singer
  • Amarachi
  • Aramide – Afro-Jazz singer
  • Aṣa – R&B, country and pop singer-songwriter
  • Cobhams Asuquo – soul singer
  • Alhaji Alamu Atatalo
  • Yinka Ayefele – gospel singer
  • Adewale Ayuba

B

  • Ayinde Bakare
  • Banky W – pop and R&B singer-songwriter
  • Adé Bantu
  • Korede Bello – hip hop, pop and R&B singer/instrumentalist
  • TY Bello – gospel singer
  • Blackface Naija – reggae musician
  • Andre Blaze – rapper
  • Brymo
  • Burna Boy – reggae-dancehall musician

C

  • CDQ – rapper, songwriter
  • Chidinma – pop singer
  • Celestine Ukwu – Highlife Musician

D

  • D’banj – pop singer
  • Da Emperor – Indigenous rapper
  • Da Grin – rapper
  • I.K. Dairo
  • Timi Dakolo – singer and winner of Idol West Africa (2007)
  • Stella Damasus – R&B and soul singer
  • Dammy Krane
  • Darey – R&B singer-songwriter
  • Davido – pop singer
  • Yinka Davies – jazz singer
  • Safin De Coque – rapper and hip hop artist
  • Dekumzy – R&B and highlife singer
  • Dice Ailes
  • Di’Ja
  • Tonto Dikeh – pop singer
  • Don Jazzy – recording artist and record producer
  • D’Prince – Afro-pop singer
  • Dr. Alban
  • Dr SID – pop singer
  • Duncan Mighty – reggae singer

E

  • Frank Edwards – gospel singer
  • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – R&B and pop singer
  • eLDee – rapper, singer, producer
  • Emma Nyra – R&B singer
  • Emmy Gee – rapper
  • Alhaji Dauda Epo-Akara

F

  • Falz – rapper, songwriter
  • Majek Fashek – singer-songwriter
  • Faze – R&B singer
  • Flavour N’abania – highlife and hip hop singer

G

  • Tonye Garrick – R&B singer-songwriter
  • Adekunle Gold – singer-songwriter
  • Ruby Gyang

H

I

  • Ice Prince – rapper
  • Haruna Ishola
  • Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor – opera singer and composer
  • Iyanya – pop singer

J

  • Jesse Jagz – rapper
  • Tamara Jones – R&B singer-songwriter

K

  • Kcee
  • Peter King
  • Tunde King
  • King Wadada – reggae singer
  • Kiss Daniel
  • Koker
  • Ayinla Kollington
  • Abiodun Koya (born 1980), gospel singer, opera singer
  • Fela Kuti – afrobeat, jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist
  • Femi Kuti – afrobeat, jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist
  • Seun Kuti – afrobeat, Jazz singer-songwriter and instrumentalist

L

  • Lagbaja
  • Lara George – gospel singer
  • Rex Lawson
  • Lil Kesh

M

  • M.I – rapper
  • M Trill – rapper
  • J. Martins – highlife singer-songwriter and record producer
  • May7ven
  • Prince Nico Mbarga
  • Maud Meyer – jazz singer
  • Mike Ejeagha – Highlife musician
  • Mo’Cheddah – hip hop singer
  • Mode 9 – rapper
  • Cynthia Morgan – pop, hip hop and dancehall singer
  • Mr 2Kay
  • Mr Raw
  • Muma Gee – pop singer-songwriter
  • Muna – rapper

N

  • Naeto C
  • Tunde Nightingale
  • Niniola – Afro-house artist
  • Niyola – soul and jazz singer
  • Nneka – hip hop and soul singer
  • Nosa – gospel artist

O

  • Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere
  • Ebenezer Obey
  • Obiwon – R&B and gospel singer
  • Monica Ogah – pop singer-songwriter
  • Ego Ogbaro
  • Dele Ojo – juju music singer and performer
  • Sonny Okosuns
  • Pericoma Okoye
  • Sammie Okposo – gospel singer
  • Victor Olaiya – composer
  • Olamide – rapper and hip hop artist
  • Babatunde Olatunji
  • Yusuf Olatunji
  • Omawumi – soul singer
  • Onyeka Onwenu – pop singer
  • William Onyeabor
  • Orezi – reggae singer
  • Oriental Brothers
  • Oritse Femi
  • Orlando Owoh

P

  • Patoranking – reggae and dancehall singer
  • Pepenazi – rapper, hip hop artist and record producer
  • Shina Peters – juju singer
  • Phyno – rapper and record producer
  • Praiz – R&B singer and songwriter

R

S

  • Sade Adu
  • Salawa Abeni – Waka singer
  • Samsong – gospel singer
  • Sasha P – rapper and singer
  • Seyi Shay – pop singer and songwriter
  • Sean Tizzle – Afropop
  • Simi
  • Sinach – gospel singer
  • Skales – rapper and singer
  • Sound Sultan
  • Fela Sowande
  • Sunny Ade – jùjú singer

T

U

  • Sir Victor Uwaifo

W

  • Waconzy – pop singer
  • Waje
  • Eddy Wata
  • Weird MC – rapper
  • Wizkid – pop singer
  • Y

Y


       List of Ghana music artists
This is a list of notable contemporary and past musicians of Ghana.

Afrojazz

  • Rebop Kwaku Baah
  • Guy Warren


Afropop

  • Asumadu
  • Becca
  • DopeNation
  • Dr Cryme
  • Jay Ghartey
  • Osibisa
  • Fuse ODG


Dancehall


Gospel

  • Joe Mettle
  • Psalm 1, the Christ Junkie
  • Kofi Owusu Dua Anto
  • Joe Beecham
  • Ohemaa Mercy
  • Nayaah
  • Stella Aba Seal
  • Danny Nettey
  • Heavens Connection
  • Nii Okai
  • Yaw Osei-Owusu
  • Preachers
  • Helen Yawson
  • Bernice Ofei
  • Tagoe Sisters


Highlife

  • Kojo Antwi
  • Ben Brako
  • King Bruce
  • A. B. Crentsil
  • Amakye Dede
  • K. Frimpong
  • Bisa Kdei
  • Alex Konadu
  • Daddy Lumba
  • E. T. Mensah – “king of highlife”
  • Koo Nimo
  • Ebo Taylor


Hiplife

  • Asumadu
  • Ayigbe Edem
  • Eno Barony
  • B4bonah
  • Ball J
  • Buk Bak
  • C-Real
  • Castro
  • D-Black
  • Dr Cryme
  • Efya
  • EL
  • Fuse ODG
  • Sherifa Gunu
  • Kesse
  • Bice Osei Kuffour
  • Okyeame Kwame
  • M.anifest
  • Medikal
  • Nuru


Reggie Rockstone


Reggae

  • Adam Ro
  • Rocky Dawuni
  • Sheriff Ghale
  • Rita Marley
  • Rascalimu
  • Stonebwoy
  • Samini
  • Bobo Shanti
  • Eye Judah


Composers/others

  • Ephraim Amu
  • Philip Gbeho
  • Ken Kafui
  • Abubakari Lunna
  • Psalm 1, the Christ Junkie

         

        List of South African musicians
This list of South African musicians includes notable individual musicians as well as musical ensembles whose members are South African by birth or nationality.

A

  • African Children’s Choir
  • Afrotraction
  • AKA, hip-hop artist and record producer
  • Akustika Chamber Singers, chamber choir from Pretoria
  • aKing, South African acoustic rock band
  • Amanda Black, Multi-award winning and platinum selling Afro-soul powerhouse
  • Amampondo, award-winning traditional Xhosa percussion group from Cape Town
  • Anatii (born 1993), hip-hop artist and record producer
  • A-Reece (born 1997), hip-hop artist and lyricist
  • Leigh Ashton (born 1956), solo artist from Johannesburg
  • Assagai, Afro-rock band
  • The Awakening, gothic rock

B

  • Julian Bahula, jazz drummer
  • Ballyhoo, 1980s pop band best known for the hit “Man on the Moon”
  • The Bang
  • Leonel Bastos (born 1956), Mozambiquan adult contemporary musician and producer working in South Africa
  • Battery 9
  • BlackByrd
  • BLK JKS
  • Elvis Blue, musician and songwriter
  • Boo!
  • Bles Bridges (1947–2000), singer
  • Stef Bos
  • Cristina Boshoff
  • Jonathan Butler, singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • The Brother Moves On
  • Brasse Vannie Kaap
  • Bright Blue, 1980s pop band, best known for the hit song “Weeping”
  • Buckfever Underground
  • Beatenberg
  • Bongo Maffin, kwaito music group
  • Boom Shaka
  • Bucie (born 1987), R&B and soul singer
  • Guy Buttery

C

  • Adrienne Camp, singer-songwriter
  • Captain Stu, ska, funk, punk, and soul fusion band
  • Arno Carstens, former lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls
  • Cassette
  • Cassper Nyovest, rapper and record producer
  • Tony Cedras (born 1952), musician
  • Chad, (born 1993), rapper
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka, singer
  • Chris Chameleon, solo artist, lead singer and bass guitarist for Boo
  • Blondie Chaplin, singer and guitarist
  • Jesse Clegg (born 1988)
  • Johnny Clegg (born 1953)
  • Clout, 1970s rock group
  • Basil Coetzee (1944–1998), saxophonist
  • Mimi Coertse (born 1932), musician
  • Tony Cox (born 1954), guitarist
  • Crashcarburn
  • Crossingpoint, Christian progressive hardcore band
  • Cutting Jade
  • Civil Twilight
  • Crow Black Sky

D

  • Da L.E.S (born 1985), hip-hop artist
  • Simphiwe Dana (born 1980)
  • Danny K (Daniel Koppel), R&B singer-songwriter
  • Kurt Darren, singer
  • Pierre de Charmoy
  • Steven De Groote (1953–1989), classical pianist and winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
  • Fanie de Jager (born 1949), operatic tenor
  • Die Antwoord
  • Die Heuwels Fantasties
  • Bonginkosi Dlamini (born 1977), poet, actor and singer, also known as Zola
  • Dollar Brand (born 1934)
  • Donald, singer
  • Dorp
  • Downfall
  • Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels, reggae
  • Dreamteam, hip-hop group from Durban
  • Jabulani Dubazana, singer, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Lucky Dube (1964–2007)
  • Duck and Cover, hard rock band
  • Ampie du Preez, singer and guitarist
  • Johnny Dyani (1945–1986), jazz double bassist

E

  • Shane Eagle, (born 1996), hip hop artist
  • Alton Edwards, singer
  • Eden
  • Endorphine
  • Emtee (born 1992), hip-hop artist
  • Dawid Engela (1931–1967), composer and musicologist
  • éVoid, 1980s new wave
  • Erica Eloff, soprano

F

  • Falling Mirror
  • Brenda Fassie (1964–2004)
  • Ricky Fataar (born 1952), drummer
  • Duncan Faure, singer-songwriter formerly with the band Rabbitt
  • Mongezi Feza (1945–1975), trumpet player and flautist
  • Anton Fig, drummer
  • Josh Fix
  • Fokofpolisiekar, Afrikaans rock band
  • Foto na Dans, Afrikaans rock band
  • Four Jacks and a Jill
  • Johnny Fourie (1937–2007), jazz guitarist
  • Freshlyground
  • Fuzigish
  • Fifi Cooper

G

  • Hotep Idris Galeta (born 1941), jazz pianist
  • Goldfish
  • Anton Goosen (born 1946), singer
  • Die Grafsteensangers
  • Goodluck

H

  • Half Price (band)
  • Paul Hanmer, composer, pianist, and jazz musician
  • The Helicopters
  • Henry Ate
  • Sonja Herholdt
  • Hog Hoggidy Hog
  • Steve Hofmeyr (born 1964), singer and actor
  • Die Heuwels Fantasties

I

  • Abdullah Ibrahim (born 1934)
  • iFANi
  • Isochronous

J

  • Jabu Khanyile (1957–2006)
  • Jack Parow
  • Robbie Jansen (1949–2010)
  • Jeremy Loops (born 1986), modern folk, singer
  • Jesse Jordan Band
  • Theuns Jordaan (born 1971), singer and songwriter
  • Claire Johnston (born 1967), lead singer of Mango Groove
  • Trevor Jones (born 1949), composer
  • Joy, a vocal group
  • John Edmond (born 1936), singer
  • John Ireland (born 1954), singer and songwriter
  • Juluka
  • Just Jinjer (previously Just Jinger)
  • JR, rapper
  • Junkyard Lipstick

K

  • Kabelo Mabalane (born 1976), kwaito artist, former member of TKZee
  • Kalahari Surfers
  • Wouter Kellerman, South African flautist
  • Johannes Kerkorrel (1960–2002)
  • Sibongile Khumalo (born 1957), singer
  • KOBUS!
  • Koos Kombuis (born 1954)
  • John Kongos (born 1945)
  • Kongos
  • Gé Korsten (1927–1999)
  • David Kramer (born 1951)
  • Kwesta, hip-hop artist and poet

L

  • Felix Laband, electronic musician
  • Riku Lätti, songwriter, composer, music producer
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (born 1960), isicathamiya group
  • Don Laka, jazz musician, pianist, producer
  • Robert Lange (born 1948), music producer
  • Lani Groves
  • Lark
  • Jack Lerole (c.1940–2003), tin whistle player; singer
  • Solomon Linda, songwriter
  • Lira
  • Locnville
  • Roger Lucey, singer and guitarist
  • Lucky Dube, singer and keyboard player

M

  • Arthur Mafokate, kwaito singer and composer
  • Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, a mbaqanga band
  • Vusi Mahlasela (born 1965)
  • Makgona Tsohle Band (1964–1999), a mbaqanga instrumental band
  • Bongi Makeba (1950–1985), singer-songwriter
  • Miriam Makeba (1932–2008)
  • Malaika (group)
  • Petronel Malan (1974–), concert pianist
  • Man As Machine
  • Mandoza (born 1978), kwaito singer
  • Mango Groove
  • Mildred Mangxola (born 1944), singer in Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens and member of the Mahotella Queens
  • Manfred Mann
  • MarcAlex, group known for the hit “Quick Quick”
  • Josef Marais (1905–1978)
  • Hugh Masekela (born 1939)
  • Dorothy Masuka (born 1935), jazz singer
  • Dave Matthews (born 1967), lead singer and founding member of Dave Matthews Band
  • Illana May
  • Abednego Mazibuko, singer with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Albert Mazibuko (born 1948), singer with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Thandiswa Mazwai (born 1976)
  • Chris McGregor (1936–1990), jazz pianist and composer
  • Busi Mhlongo (1947–2010), singer, dancer and composer
  • Mind Assault
  • Moreira Chonguica (born 1077), jazz saxophonist and producer
  • Kippie Moeketsi (1925–1983), saxophonist
  • Pops Mohamed (born 1949), jazz musician
  • Louis Moholo (born 1940), drummer
  • Matthew Mole
  • Lebo Morake (aka Lebo M)
  • Shaun Morgan (born 1980), singer also known as Shaun Morgan Welgemoed
  • Mshengu White Mambazo (1976–2003), junior choir of Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Russel Mthembu, singer with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

N
Sipho Mabuse (born 1951), singer

  • Nádine (born 1982), singer-songwriter
  • The Narrow
  • Nasty C (born 1997), hip-hop artist and record producer
  • Bongani Ndodana-Breen, composer
  • Jim Neversink, alternative country singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • New Academics
  • Steve Newman
  • Bernoldus Niemand (1959–1995)
  • Simon “Mahlathini” Nkabinde (1937–1999), Mbaqanga singer
  • West Nkosi (1940–1998), mbaqanga musician
  • No Friends of Harry
  • Nobesuthu Mbadu (born 1945), singer in Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens and member of the Mahotella Queens
  • Siphiwo Ntshebe (1974–2010), operatic tenor from New Brighton, Port Elizabeth
  • Ashton Nyte, solo artist as well as lead singer and producer of The Awakening
  • Thys Nywerheid

O

  • Wendy Oldfield, rock singer-songwriter
  • Oskido, record producer and songwriter

P

  • Jack Parow, hip-hop artist
  • The Parlotones
  • Al Paton, singer-songwriter, producer, and percussionist
  • Petit Cheval
  • James Phillips, singer-songwriter also known as Bernoldus Niemand
  • Anke Pietrangeli (born 1982), winner of the second series of Idols
  • Dizu Plaatjies, founder and former lead singer of Amampondo
  • Plush
  • PJ Powers (born 1960)
  • Prime Circle
  • Professor (born 1978), Kwaito musician
  • Dudu Pukwana (1938–1990), saxophonist, pianist, and composer
  • Purified, Christian hip-hop artist
  • Patricia Majalisa, bubblegum artist

Q

  • Qkumba Zoo

R

  • Rabbitt
  • Trevor Rabin (born 1954), musician
  • Dolly Rathebe (1928–2004)
  • Laurika Rauch, Afrikaans singer
  • Riddare av Koden
  • Surendran Reddy (1962–2010) pianist and composer
  • Riky Rick (born 1987), hip-hop artist and record producer
  • Robin Auld

S

  • Sandy B
  • Savuka
  • Robert Schneider of The Apples in Stereo
  • Leon Schuster
  • Seether, formerly called Saron Gas
  • Gerard Sekoto (1913–1993)
  • Judith Sephuma
  • Jockey Shabalala (1943–2006), singer with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Joseph Shabalala (born 1941), lead singer and founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Msizi Shabalala (born 1975), singer with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Sibongiseni Shabalala (born 1973), singer with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Troye Sivan (born 1995), South African-born
  • Thamsanqa Shabalala (born 1977), singer with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Thulani Shabalala (born 1968), singer with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Shane Eagle (born 1996), hip-hop artist and lyricist
  • Margaret Singana (1938–2000)
  • Skylight (band)
  • Kyla-Rose Smith (born 1982), violinist and dancer
  • Dino Sofos, composer and multi-instrumentalist
  • Sonja Herholdt
  • Enoch Sontonga, teacher, lay-preacher and composer who wrote “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika”
  • South African National Youth Orchestra
  • Springbok Nude Girls
  • Zanne Stapelberg (born 1977), opera soprano
  • Dale Stewart (born 1979)
  • Sterling EQ
  • Stimela band formed in 1982
  • Straatligkinders
  • Sugardrive
  • Valiant Swart

T

  • Tananas
  • Taxi Violence
  • Peta Teanet, singer
  • TKZee, kwaito group
  • Hilda Tloubatla (born 1942), lead singer of Mahotella Queens, and singer in Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens
  • Tokollo Tshabalala, kwaito singer also known as Magesh
  • Toya Delazy, pop singer and pianist
  • Tribe after Tribe
  • Tuks, multi-awardwinning hip-hop artist
  • Tumi and the Volume
  • Tweak

U

  • Urban Creep
  • Uhuru— Kwaito and afropop music group

V

  • Bobby van Jaarsveld (born 1987), singer-songwriter and actor
  • Bok van Blerk (born 1978)
  • Jason van Wyk (born 1990), musician, composer
  • Van Coke Kartel
  • Amor Vittone (born 1972)
  • Valiant Swart (born 1965)

W

  • Watershed
  • Wargrave
  • Shaun Welgemoed (born 1978)
  • Heinz Winckler (born 1978), singer who won the first series of Idols
  • Wonderboom
  • Markus Wormstorm, electronic musician and composer

Y

  • Pretty Yende (born 1985), operatic soprano from Piet Retief, Mpumalanga

Z

  • Zebra & Giraffe
  • Karen Zoid (born 1978)
  • Zola (born 1977)
  • Zonke (born 1979)