African Musicians Flipbook

See other African musicians who have a name for themselves.

2face Idibia (Nigeria) - 2face Idibia is a Nigerian R&B/gospel singer who has been putting out hits since 1996. Most recently he won an award for Best International Act at BET Awards 2011. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

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2face Idibia (Nigeria) - 2face Idibia is a Nigerian R&B/gospel singer who has been putting out hits since 1996. Most recently he won an award for Best International Act at BET Awards 2011. (Photo: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

Fela Kuti (Nigeria) - A pioneer in the genre of Afrobeat, the Nigerian musical legend fused Western styles of music such as funk and jazz with Nigerian/Ghanaian high-life music to create the acclaimed genre.(Photo: Mike Wells/Camera Press/Retna)

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Fela Kuti (Nigeria) - A pioneer in the genre of Afrobeat, the Nigerian musical legend fused Western styles of music such as funk and jazz with Nigerian/Ghanaian high-life music to create the acclaimed genre.(Photo: Mike Wells/Camera Press/Retna)

Amadou & Mariam (Mali)\r - The Malian musical duo found moderate stateside success with their 2008 song "Sabali." Although not a crossover hit single, it garnered the attention of many contemporary music fans and was even ranked as one of the best songs of 2008 by Pitchfork.\r \r(Photo: Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

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Amadou & Mariam (Mali)\r - The Malian musical duo found moderate stateside success with their 2008 song "Sabali." Although not a crossover hit single, it garnered the attention of many contemporary music fans and was even ranked as one of the best songs of 2008 by Pitchfork.\r \r(Photo: Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

Positive Black Soul (Senegal)\r - Formed in Dakar, Senegal, the socially conscious hip hop duo has been performing since 1989.\r \r(Photo: Norbert Wenzel)

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Positive Black Soul (Senegal)\r - Formed in Dakar, Senegal, the socially conscious hip hop duo has been performing since 1989.\r \r(Photo: Norbert Wenzel)

Majek Fashek (Nigeria)\r - One of the few Nigerian reggae singers, Majek Fashek's primary influence is Bob Marley, who he started listening to when he was young.\r \r(Photo: Leon Morris/Redferns/Getty Images)

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Majek Fashek (Nigeria)\r - One of the few Nigerian reggae singers, Majek Fashek's primary influence is Bob Marley, who he started listening to when he was young.\r \r(Photo: Leon Morris/Redferns/Getty Images)

Antibalas (Brooklyn) - Although they did not form in Africa, Antibalas has cultivated a loyal cult following in the world music scene by modeling their band after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band. (Photo: Jason Bergman/Retna. Ltd)

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Antibalas (Brooklyn) - Although they did not form in Africa, Antibalas has cultivated a loyal cult following in the world music scene by modeling their band after Fela Kuti's Africa 70 band. (Photo: Jason Bergman/Retna. Ltd)

K'Naan (Somalia)\r - Perhaps the most visible African musician to come stateside in recent years, K'Naan's radio-friendly blend of hip hop and Somalian music have won over the interest of all types of fans. Most recently his song "Wavin' Flag" was used as the Coca-Cola anthem for the 2010 World Cup.\r\r \r(Photo: Scott Gries/PictureGroup)

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K'Naan (Somalia)\r - Perhaps the most visible African musician to come stateside in recent years, K'Naan's radio-friendly blend of hip hop and Somalian music have won over the interest of all types of fans. Most recently his song "Wavin' Flag" was used as the Coca-Cola anthem for the 2010 World Cup.\r\r \r(Photo: Scott Gries/PictureGroup)