Davido  (Nigeria)

Davido (Nigeria)

Davido is putting Nigeria on the globe in a big way. "Skelewu" is the third single from Davido’s upcoming album. The Afrobeat track was a huge overseas hit on African charts, helping him secure his nod at the '14 BET Awards.

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

The current king of Afro Pop stayed on top with his single “Number One,” which earned him a record-breaking seven Kilimanjaro Music Awards in Tanzania.

Mafikizolo f/ Uhuru (South Africa)

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

It has been another successful year for Mafikizolo. Most notably, the South African group mixes Zulu with English on their single “Khona,” which will continue to urge you to dance and continue to help them reach new audiences.

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Sarkodie is no stranger to the BET Awards. In 2012, he took the trophy in this category and this year the multifaceted rapper's music has earned him another nod. Will he walk away with a statue again?


Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

“Eminado,” which means “good luck charm,” is a fun, hand-clapping single that just might bring good luck to Tiwa in this category.

Toofan (Togo)

Toofan (Togo)

French with a Lil Jon spice is exactly what Toofan gives with “Cé Magik.” Sleep on Togo if you want to, but Toofan will make sure you stay dancing.