African hip-hop
M.I Abaga

African hip-hop has been growing in popularity since the late 1980s. From Nigeria’s M.I Abaga and Naeto C to South Africa’s AKA and Cassper Nyovest, the sound is now widespread throughout the continent. Notable African hip-hop artists today include LADIPOE, Nasty C, and Kwesi Arthur.

Discover the genre’s essential tracks with African Hip-Hop playlist below.

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