CNN Lists Top 10 African Music Stars – Asa Is On Top

CNN International has released a list of Africa’s biggest music stars. The list includes three Nigerians: Asa, Nneka and 2face. The top ten list was compiled based on fame, fanbase and number of concerts the artistes have performed around the world.
View the full list below.

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)


  1. Asa-i luv… U ve don us proud== i pray 4 sum 1 like to cum agine… Cos wit u re generations re ”SAFE” KEEP IT UP SISTER…….I LUV U!!!

  2. That list is nonsense.Asa is on top because she was born in France,Nneka in Germany but we all know that Tuface&D’banj according to MTV africa&MTV Europe are first and second respectively.Quote me anywhere.CNN is not a music tv

  3. this list is correct, fine i agree wif 2face being the preffered no 1 but then nneka is so so underrated because she doesnt sing what we want to hear(nonsense) but in the international eyes, she is top class and i agree wif it coz i have listened 2 her quiet well , and we all know asa…

  4. proud of 2face but what about dbanj and fally.seriously right now fally rules the francophone part of african music why should yousou ndour and cesaria whatso ever be ahead of me i dont even consider Asa as african apart from the fact her parents do

  5. Big ups to Asa for being No.1 I think Nneka is underrated. Much Kudos 2 K’naan, Youssou N’dour and Ladysmith Black, they all rep Africa big time. Personally, I think Zap Mama should be checked out too. She deserves to be on the list. Keep it up!

  6. I’m happy for Asa,thanks for making Nigerians proud,u deserve it….she has always been my role model and i know 1 day i’ll be like her.I love ur music soooo much,kudos to you


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