CELEBRATING AFRICAN FEMALE ARTISTES

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Over the ages, female musicians have been on the scene. Some are better, ordinary, standard, others outstanding, way above the league.
In this century we’ve seen African, female artistes on the centre stage. In the past century the likes of Miriam ‘Mama Africa’ Makeba, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Nayanka Bell among others, stood out. What about our times?

Wahu, Kenya.
Winner of the Female Artiste, MTV Africa Music Awards in 2008. One of her hit song, ‘Sweet Love’. Married to Kenyan Award winning artiste Nameless. Music Dynasty.

Amani, Kenya.
Winner of the Female Artiste, MTV Africa Music Awards in 2009.

Juliana, Uganda.
The Ugandan songstress has been on top of African Charts over some period and sometimes back lost her son. RIP
Considered the ‘Whitney Houston of Africa’.

Tiwa Savage, Nigeria.
Winner of the Female artiste, MTV Africa Music Awards in 2014. Since her debut she has been going up the ladder and never looking down.

Vanessa Mdee, Tanzania.
Sister to former Kenyan TV presenter, Namtero ‘Tero’ Mdee. Her limelight is becoming brighter since she took stage and this year is no difference. Psst, My guess, she’ll be on the MAMA nominee’s list. I bet on that.

Bucie, South Africa.
Considered the ‘Queen of House’ with hit songs like, ‘Easy to Love’. Also featured by Donald in ‘Don’t Let it Burn’ which is also featuring on Charts today.

Zahara, South Africa.
The SA vocalist keeps on spreading her love for music all over she turns too. I bet you’ve sang to, ‘Loliwe.’

Adelle Onyang’o, Kenya.
She’s just not any other radio presenter, but a package out of this world. Her debut song, ‘Faded’ hit the airwaves and caused a quake of recognition. Recently she launched #ProjectShe to highlight women’s predicaments around the globe. Forever am #TeamAdelle.

Yemi Alade, Nigeria.
‘Johny’, ‘Tangerine’ and others are some of the hit songs. She’s among the greatest West African female artistes in the current music scene. Salute.

Chidinma, Nigeria.
She belt out, ‘Kedike’ which has been a love rhythm for quite sometime. Collaborations with the likes of Flavour makes her stand undisputed among the best in Africa.

Di’ja, Nigeria.
Beautiful, slim, and melodic. You can’t miss to identify her on your list. Listen to ‘Aww’ I bet you’ll love it.

Moipei Quartet, Kenya.
Recently made history in USA after singing their National Anthem before a basket ball playoffs. Toured the world a couple of times and they keep getting better. Mary, Magdalene, Martha the triplet ant their younger sister, Saraphine; make up the quartet.

Other Female Artistes include:

Wangechi, Wendy Kimani, Avril, Fena, Muthoni ‘MDQ’, Sage, Xtatic, Kanana, Habida, Helen Mtawali from Kenya.

Oumou Sangre, Rokia Traore from Mali

Jackie Chandiru, Desire Luzinda from Uganda

Latifa from Tunisia

Siphokazi, Zamajobe and Lira from SA

Ary from Angola

Suzanna Lubrano from Cape Verde
Let’s celebrate our African female musicians making the continent proud.

By Jeanchris

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