Last year AKA released the well-received Levels album, which helped cement him as one of Capetown's most prominent emcees.
Stonebwoy is a testament to reggae and dancehall existing outside of Jamaica. The Ghanaian artist's afro-pop driven brand of reggae is an example of the genre's cross-continental appeal.
Having won a BET Award in 2012, Sarkodie is back and in the lab working on a new album dedicated to his late grandmother.
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
As guitar player in the Ndombolo genre, Fally Ipupa is a unique artist who takes influence from current music and mixes it with traditional sound.
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
The afro-pop group is known for their upbeat singing and cheerful rhythms designed to make listeners get up and move.
Wizkid's penchant for mixing afro-beat with a reggae flow over a high tempo has made him an incredibly versatile artist.
The Soil (South Africa)
How do you describe The Soil? Take the feel good sound of a doo wop acapella group and mix it with the cheerful melodies and production from a 60's R&B band. Guess you can say The Soil certainly is rich.
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Combining Afro pop and R&B, Yemi Alade is a refreshing artist whose appeal can cross over both genres with ease.