CNN recently released a list of top ten music stars in Africa and Nigeria’s Asa came top on the list. The music stars, according to CNN source, were chosen based on Fame, Fan-base, number of concerts the Artistes have performed across the World amongst other criteria.

The singer-songwriter wasn’t the only Nigerian act that made the list. A Nigerian-German hip hop/soul singer and songwriter Nneka Egbuna and Tuface Idibia also made the list in the third and fourth categories.

Asa won France’s prestigious Constantin award for new musical talent Monday night for her self-titled album blending folk, soul and reggae.


Others artistes that made the list were rapper Knaan(Somalia), Youssou N’Dour(Senegal) and Rocky Dawuni(Ghana), Amadoue et Mariam(Mali)Youssou N’Dour(Senegal), Salif keita(Mali),Ladysmith Black Mambazo(South Africa) and Cesaria Evora(Cape verde island).


Check out below the actual Top Ten Music Stars In Africa

1.Asa (Nigeria)



4.2face Idibia(Nigeria)

5.Rocky Dawuni(Ghana)

6.Amadoue et Mariam(Mali)

7.Youssou N’Dour(Senegal)

8.Salif keita(Mali)

9.Ladysmith Black Mambazo(South Africa)

10.Cesaria Evora(Cape verde island)

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