8) M.I (Nigerian)
Nigerian hip hop recording artist M.I has won many awards including the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009. He rose to prominence in 2006 with the single “Crowd Mentality.” He is a music executive at Chocolate City.
7) Shukid (Kenyan)
Kenyan hip hop artist Shukid is tipped to become one of the greatest lyricists of the new age African hip hop, He is the self proclaimed King of East Africa. He has been featured in some of the country’s most viral cyphers.