Top 7 most awarded artistes in Africa

Africa’s influence on the global music scene has been profound, characterized by its wealth of captivating melodies.

Established African artistes including Wizkid, Angelique Kidjo, Sarkodie, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Shatta Wale, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, 2Baba, Psquare and others are well known for putting the continent on the world map with their music prowess.

These African artistes did well for the culture as they bagged both home and international awards several times, maintaining their consistency over the years.

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Below are some of the most awarded artistes in Africa;

Wizkid – 156 awards won

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, commonly referred to as Wizkid, is celebrated as one of Nigeria’s foremost and highly acclaimed artists. His breakthrough came with the release of the chart-topping single “Holla at Your Boy” in 2010, catapulting him to international fame as a music sensation.

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The “Essence” crooner is regarded as one of the most commercially successful and most influential African recording artists of the 21st century.

Some of the award weon by Wizkid include; Grammy Award for Best Music Video 2021 · BROWN SKIN GIRL.

The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year 2021, 2016.

MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act 2021, 2016.

BET Award for Best Collaboration 2022,.

Essence MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography 2021 · BROWN SKIN GIRL.

MTV Europe Music Award for Best Worldwide Act 2016.

The Headies Award for Album of the Year 2022, Made in Lagos.

The Headies Award for Best Collabo 2022, 2018 · Essence, Ma Lo,.

BET Award for Best International Act: Africa 2017, 2012.

Soul Train Music Award for Best Collaboration 2021 · Essence and more.

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Top 7 most awarded artistes in Africa
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Angelique Kidjo – 140 Awards won

Angelique Kidjo, the Beninese-French singer, stands as a globally acknowledged icon renowned for her artistic brilliance and commitment to social activism. Her music represents a captivating blend of diverse genres, encompassing Afrobeat, jazz, reggae, and traditional African melodies.

Award won include, Grammy Awards: Kidjo has won multiple Grammy Awards, including Best World Music Album for “Djin Djin” (2008), “Eve” (2015), and “Celia” (2020).

BET Awards: She won the BET Award for Best International Act: Africa in 2007 and 2011. MOBO Awards: Kidjo received the MOBO Award for Best African Act in 2002.

NAACP Image Awards: She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding World Music Album for “Djin Djin” (2008).

Edison Awards: Kidjo received the Edison Award for Best World Music Album for “Djin Djin” (2007).

Victoires de la Musique: She won the Victoire de la Musique award for Best World Music Album for “Djin Djin” (2008).

Crystal Award: Kidjo received the Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum for her outstanding achievements in improving the state of the world through her leadership in music and activism (2016).

BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music: She won the Africa category of the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music in 2002 and more awards.

 

Angelique Kidjo

Sarkodie – 118 awards won

Sarkodie, a hip-hop artiste from Ghana, has risen to prominence as a leading figure in the African music landscape.

His musical style seamlessly combines elements of rap, hiplife, and highlife, captivating audiences across the continent and earning him a dedicated fan base.

Sarkodie won, BET Awards: He won the BET Award for Best International Act: Africa in 2012.

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs): Sarkodie has won multiple MAMAs, including Best Hip Hop in 2014 and 2015.

Ghana Music Awards: He has received numerous Ghana Music Awards, including Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012, and Best Rapper of the Year multiple times.

All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA): Sarkodie won the AFRIMA for Best Rap Artiste in 2014 and 2017.

MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs): He won the MTV EMA for Best African Act in 2019.

African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA): He has won several AFRIMMA awards, including Best Male West Africa in 2014, 2015, and 2017 and more.

Top 7 most awarded artistes in Africa
Sarkodie

Shatta Wale – 90 awards won

Shatta Wale, the renowned Ghanaian artist, has achieved an impressive feat by winning a total of 90 awards throughout his illustrious career. These accolades span various categories and platforms, underscoring his remarkable impact and talent within the music industry.

Ghana Music Awards: Shatta Wale has won numerous Ghana Music Awards, including Artist of the Year, Best Dancehall Artist, and Song of the Year.

African Entertainment Awards USA: He has been honored with several awards at the African Entertainment Awards USA, including Best Dancehall Artist and Best Collaboration.

International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA): Shatta Wale has received recognition at the IRAWMAs for his contributions to reggae and world music.

4Syte Music Video Awards: He has won several 4Syte Music Video Awards for his outstanding music videos.

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs): Shatta Wale has been nominated for and won awards at the MAMAs for his impact on African music.

Ghana Entertainment Awards USA: He has been recognized at the Ghana Entertainment Awards USA for his contributions to the Ghanaian entertainment industry.

These are just a few examples of the many awards that Shatta Wale has won in recognition of his talent, creativity, and influence in the music industry.

 

Top 7 most awarded artistes in Africa
Shatta Wale

 Burna Boy  – 85 awards won

Burna Boy, born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, has made an indelible mark on the music world with his distinctive fusion of Afro-fusion.

As a Grammy award-winning artist, Burna Boy has earned acclaim from various prestigious platforms such as the BET Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and Nigeria Entertainment Awards, solidifying his stature as a prominent figure in both the Nigerian and global music scenes.

Grammy Awards: Burna Boy won the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album for his album “Twice as Tall” in 2021.

BET Awards: He has won multiple BET Awards, including Best International Act in 2019 and 2020.

MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs): Burna Boy has been honored at the MTV EMAs, winning the Best African Act award in 2019.

Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEAs): He has received several NEA awards, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.

The Headies: Burna Boy has won numerous awards at The Headies, including Album of the Year and Artiste of the Year.

All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA): He has won several AFRIMA awards, including Best Male Artist in West Africa.

Soundcity MVP Awards Festival: Burna Boy has received recognition at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, winning awards such as African Artiste of the Year.

These are just a selection of the many awards that Burna Boy has won, highlighting his significant contributions to the music industry and his global impact as an artist.

Top 7 most awarded artistes in Africa
Burna Boy

2Baba  – 80 awards won

Innocent Ujah Idibia, renowned by his stage name 2Baba, stands as a Nigerian music legend. He has continuously garnered acclaim for his profound contributions to the Nigerian music industry, marked by numerous hit singles and albums that have consistently dominated music charts throughout the years.

Some of the awards won by 2Baba include;

MTV Europe Music Award: Best African Act (2005)

MTV Africa Music Awards: Artist of the Year (2008), Best Male (2010)

BET Awards: Best International Act: Africa (2011)

MOBO Awards: Best African Act (2007)

The Headies: Artiste of the Year (2006, 2011), Best Pop/R&B Single (2015), Hall of Fame (2016)

Channel O Music Video Awards: Most Gifted Male Video (2005), Video of the Year (2008), Song of the Year (2012)

Nigerian Music Video Awards: Best Afro Pop Video (2014)

Nigeria Entertainment Awards: Best Album of the Year (2006, 2010), Best Music Video of the Year (2009), Best Afrobeat Video (2016)

KORA Awards: Best West African Video (2003), Revelation of the Year (2005)

African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA): Artist of the Year (2017) All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA): Album of the Year (2018)

City People Entertainment Awards: Musician of the Year (2011)

Dynamix All Youth Awards: Album of the Year (2006)

Nigerian Entertainment Awards: Best Album of the Year (2007) Soundcity Music Video Awards: Best Male Video (2014).

 

Top 7 most awarded artistes in Africa
2Baba

Davido- 77 awards won

David Adedeji Adeleke, famously known as Davido, has carved a remarkable niche for himself not only within the Nigerian music industry but also on the global stage. Renowned as a gifted singer, songwriter, and record producer, Davido catapulted to fame in 2011 with his chart-topping debut single “Dami Duro”. Since then, he has evolved into one of the most acclaimed and decorated African artists, consistently earning recognition for his musical prowess and contributions to the industry.

BET Awards: Davido has won several BET Awards, including Best International Act in 2018.

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs): He has received multiple MAMA awards, including Artist of the Year, Best Male, and Best African Act.

The Headies: Davido has been honored at The Headies with awards such as Artiste of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Single.

Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEAs): He has won numerous NEA awards, including Album of the Year, Best Pop/R&B Artist, and Best Collaboration.

MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs): Davido has been recognized at the MTV EMAs with awards for Best African Act.

Channel O Music Video Awards: He has won several Channel O Music Video Awards for categories such as Most Gifted Newcomer and Most Gifted Afro Pop.

African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA): Davido has received several AFRIMMA awards, including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

Soundcity MVP Awards Festival: He has won multiple Soundcity MVP Awards, including African Artiste of the Year and Song of the Year.

These are just a few examples of the many awards that Davido has won, highlighting his immense talent and influence in the African music industry.

 

Top 7 most awarded artistes in Africa
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