4. AKA (South Africa)
AKA remains a Hip-Hop heavyweight across Africa, even though he hasn’t really dominated the South African scene this year like he’s done in previous years. That said, he played a key role on eMTee‘s “Roll Up (ReUp)“, got on collaborations with LayLizzy, Ma-E, DJ Vigilante, and more local S.A acts.
The skilled rapper has been on a few continental collaborations with Cameroon’s Stanley Enow, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and Nigeria’s Patoranking (Coke Studio Africa). He also did his thing on “Sway In The Morning” and got nominated in the “Best International Act (Africa)” category at BET Awards 2016.
In addition to having a busy year, AKA crowned it all by bagging one of baddest chics in the game, Bonang (yes, it counts!) 😉