Africa’s biggest music TV channel MTV Base presents a first for the channel; with the year coming to an end its music programming team have put together a list of the ‘Top African Acts To Watch Out For In 2016’, featuring the breakthrough new hit makers of 2015 on the continent.
This list follows the recent release of the channels much talked about ‘SA’s Hottest MCs’ and ‘Naija’s Hottest Artists’ 2015 Top 10 lists, but in contrast will feature acts from across the continent and is without any ranking.
The criteria for Top African Acts To Watch Out For in 2016 is based on: how much noise the artist has made in their region, how much airplay (TV and radio) the artist has been shown recently and how massive their single(s) became that were released this year.
The singles which helped these artist gain the recognition they received throughout the year have been added onto a playlist featured on MTV Base’s Apple Music page.
Top African Acts To Watch Out For in 2016 (in alphabetical order):
Aewon Wolf – Summer Fever
Anna Joyce – Ele E Melhor Que Tu
Barakah Da Prince – Siachani Nawe
Emtee ft. Wizkid & AKA – Roll Up (Remix)
Francko – Coller La Petite
Gigi LaMayne ft. Khuli Chana – Ice Cream (Remix)
Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar – Mamelodi
Nasty C ft. Davido & Cassper Nyovest – Juice Back (Remix)
Rabs Vhafuwi & Mizz – Count Your Blessings
Shekinah & Kyle Deutsch – Back To The Beach
Tomi Thomas – Ready Or Not
Trademark & Zinhle – Mashonisa