Top 20 Biggest Artists In East Africa

Top 20 Biggest Artists In East Africa

East Africa has produced some of the most well-known musicians in the world to an extent that they are keeping the East African name on the global stage.

1. Diamond Platnumz 🇹🇿
2. Fally Ipupa 🇨🇩
3. Sauti Sol 🇰🇪
4. Harmonize 🇹🇿
5. The Ben 🇷🇼
6. Otile Brown 🇰🇪
7. Meddy 🇷🇼
8. Mario 🇹🇿
9. Khaligraph Jones 🇰🇪
10. Azawi 🇺🇬

11. Ray Vanny 🇹🇿
12. Ali Kiba 🇹🇿
13. Eddy Kenzo 🇺🇬
14. Mbosso 🇹🇿
15. Zuchu 🇹🇿
16. Sheebah Karungi 🇺🇬
17. Bahati 🇰🇪
18. Innoss’B 🇨🇩
19. Bruce Melody 🇷🇼
20. Koffi Olomide 🇨🇩

The musicians are listed below, along with their real names, ages, number of followers, and even their net worth.

Diamond PlatinumzTanzania

Diamond Platinumz born Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack and happens to be a bongo Flava recording artist and dancer from Tanzania.

He is a Muslim who was born on October 2, 1989, and is currently 33 years old. He has received a total of 28 awards, including 17 Tanzania Music Awards. 

Sauti SoloKenya

Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano, Savara Mudigi, and Polycarp Otieno make up the Kenyan band Sauti Soul. 

It was founded in 2005. They have won 26 awards, including two All Africa Music Awards. 

They have five albums, the most popular of which is Live and Die in Afrika. 

Ali KibaTanzania

Ali Saleh Kiba is his real name. Ali Kiba was born on November 26, 1986, in Tanzania’s Iringa Region.

He made his debut in 2008 with Cinderella, which went on to become the best-selling record in East Africa.

He is one of the most popular male singers in East Africa, and he owns the Kings Music record label.

Kiba has received 26 awards, including eight Tanzania Music Awards. Mwana, Aje, Chekecha Cheketua, and Single Boy are among his most popular songs. 

He has four albums to his credit, with Only One King, released in 2021, winning Album of the Year. He has over 8 million Instagram followers.

Eddy Kenzo Uganda

Eddy Kenzo is a renowned musician from Uganda who has worked his way up to becoming a prominent figure in the music realm.

Among his many notable achievements is that he became the first person to ever win a BET Award in East Africa only to donate the Award to the Uganda Museum in Kampala.

As a  prominent musician in Uganda, he is known for supporting upcoming artists and always motivating the youth through his lifestyle and his music.

Eddy Kenzo is a philanthropist, a successful businessman and has an avid passion for football.

The Ben – Rwanda

Benjamin Mugisha, popularly known by his stage name ‘The Ben‘ is a Rwandan singer-songwriter who is known for being awarded the “Best Afro R&B Singer of the Year” by Salax Music awards in 2008.

The Ben is famously known for producing magnificent songs that are sending waves all over East Africa and giving their competitors a run for their money.

The Ben is a Rwandan artiste who has blessed the Ugandan industry with a couple of collaborations that have hit Ugandan fans.

He has also made many collaborations with artistes from all around Africa including one with Sheebah Karungi titled ‘Binkolera’.

He agained teamed up with Ugandan exciting trio, the B2C Music boys who add flavor to this new ‘No You, No Life’ song.

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