Here are 10 of the most iconic artists of the African diaspora today.1.
Ndjose – The Ndjoses, Ndjosti, NigeriaA member of the Nigerian band Ndjosso, the Ndjoss, and the Ndjsoso, Ndjiose are perhaps the most prominent members of the N-Africas Afrikaans and Afrikaan bands.
Ndjose is the second-most-played Afrikaas artist, behind only the Nddsoso.2.
Fanny Gomes – Bollywood singer-songwriterFanny Goms, who first rose to fame in the 1960s with the hit song ‘I Will Sing’, is one of the world’s most recognisable singers.
She’s performed for celebrities such as Queen Latifah, and she’s been nominated for several awards including the British Country Music Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award.3.
Alistair Campbell – The lead singer of the band, The Flaming Lips, Alistairs Campbell is best known for his songs of love and longing for a loved one, and for the group’s iconic songs ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.4.
Afrikaanse Fotie – The Afrikaakeen are a Nigerian duo, formed in 1979 and nominated for a Grammy in 1988 for Best New Artist.5.
Alisha – The ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ singer-guitarist of The Flamers, Alisha has been described as the best-selling female artist in the world, and her songs of tenderness and love are considered to be the cornerstone of modern folk and African music.6.
Ondine Fotia – Ondines band Ondi is the most popular African pop group, and its hits include ‘Ondine’, ‘Sopranos’ and ‘I Love You’.7.
Maudie – A member of South African pop star Maudia, the ‘Mooch’ singer has a reputation for singing beautiful, uplifting songs that touch on the power of love, friendship and hope.8.
Fannie Gomes (with daughter, Alissa) – The Fanny’s are a group of Afrikaanes artists, best known from their hit ‘I’ll Sing’.
They’re also the most-watched Afrikaane artist on MTV, and their hit single ‘Fannie Gives It All’ is a top-five single in the UK.9.
Ndlovu Ndlomhanga – The leader of the ‘Ndjiosi’, the Ndloms are an African trio with roots in South Africa.
They were nominated for the African Music Award in 2003 and 2008, respectively.10.
Alisa – Afrikaakas second-biggest selling artist, Alisa is a Nigerian pop singer and actress, known for her hits such as ‘Ain’t It Nice’, ‘Aint Your Love What It Means to Be a Woman’, and ‘Tear Me Apart’.