Burna Boy Crowned Africa’s Biggest Music Star by CNN

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Over the weekend, American news channel CNN compiled a list of Top 10 Africa’s biggest music stars and top on the list is Nigeria’s very own Burna Boy.

Burna Boy Crowned

Not long ago 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 legendary musician, Fela Kuti) King Sunny Ade and other Nigerian music stars.

It has been a standout year for Burna Boy, who has won a string of awards and sold out venues across the globe.

In November, he won the Best African Act at the MTV EMA Awards. And in April, the star performed some of his hit songs like ‘Ye’ and ‘Killin Dem’ at Coachella alongside big names like, Kid Cudi and Billie Eilish.
He also won the Best International Act at the BET awards in June this year.

With collaborations with award-winning artists like Angelique Kidjo, Damian Marley and Lily Allen, he has risen in prominence as the Afrobeats sound has also gained global recognition.

Nigerian singer and grammy-nominee, Burna Boy is the biggest music star in Africa.

Back to the CNN top 10 list, Nigeria was proudly represented by several top acts. Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, and Tiwa Savage. Others on the list include;

1. Burna Boy (Nigeria)
2. Angélique Kidjo (Benin)
3. Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
4. Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
5. Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
6. Wizkid (Nigeria)
7. Mr.Eazi (Nigeria)
8. Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
9. Busiswa Gqulu (South Africa)
10. Mwila Musonda (Zambia)

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Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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