Burna Boy has been named the biggest artiste in Africa. This is according popular TV news channel, CNN.
CNN compiled a ten man list that also has other notable African artistes, like the legendary Angelique Kidjo, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, and Sho Madjozi.
The list, which has been named ‘Africa’s Biggest Music Stars‘, also sheds some light on each artiste. Take a look at the full list below.
- Angelique Kidjo
- Diamond Platnumz.
- Yemi Alade
- Tiwa Savage.
- Sho Madjozi
- Busiswa Gqulu
- Mwila Musonda
Writing on Burna Boy, CNN reports:
Burna Boy has topped off a stellar music year with a Grammy nomination and cemented his place as this year’s breakaway music star.
His 19 track album, ‘African Giant,’ was nominated alongside music heavyweights including Angelique Kidjo and Altin Gun. He follows in the footsteps of Femi and Seun Kuti, (the sons of the legendary musician, Fela Kuti) King Sunny Ade and other Nigerian music stars.
It has been a standout year for Burna Boy, (real name Damini Ogulu) who has won a string of awards and sold-out venues across the globe.
It’s all a far cry from when he was yet to attain global fame and his Coachella billing apparently displeased him.
He took to social media to complain about his name being “so small” on the festival poster, and urged organizers to “fix things quick please”.
“I don’t appreciate the way my name is written so small on your bill,”
“I am an AFRICAN GIANT and will not be reduced to whatever that tiny writing means. Fix things quick please,” he said on Instagram when the 2019 line up was announced.