Most Popular 20 African Female Artists On YouTube

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African female artists
Yemi Alade (Photo credit: NotJustOk)

Africa is home to some of the most creative female artists. However, these talented artists cut across various genres and forms. 

YouTube has become a platform where talents make their presence known. However, the spread of African music on the global stage is the unquestionable rise that grew from scratch. Tracking back from the slightest era till now, that growth has seen immense success.

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African female artists on YouTube have earned subscribers and fans over the years. The list below shows the 20 most popular African female artists on YouTube.

#1: Aya Nakamura

Aya Koko Danioko is a French-Malian pop singer and an African female artist. She is popularly known by her stage name Aya Nakamura. Aya Koko Danioko’s French-wrapped pop tunes are one of the most received melodies. In addition, she has 6.44M subscribers on YouTube.

 

Djaja by Aya Nakamura
Copines by Aya Nakamura
Degaine feat. Damso by Aya Nakamura

#2: Sherine

Sherine Sayed Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, is an Egyptian singer, actress, TV host, and personality. However, she is popularly known as Sherine. Also, Sherine is known to have the most powerful and unique voice in Egypt. She has 4.2M subscribers on YouTube.

Mashaer by Sherine
El Water by Sherine
We Bahleflak by Sherine

#3: Zina Daoudia

Zina Daoudia is a vocalist, singer, and songwriter from Morocco. Also, she is one of the most important folk singers and has gained tons of subscribers on YouTube. Zina is one of the most popular African female artists, and she has over 3M subscribers.

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Nesmeh Wma Nensach feat Kader Japoni by Zina Daoudia
Sayidati by Zina Daoudia

#4: Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade is a well-known Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. Also, she gained popularity after the release of her hit single titled ‘Johnny’. Yemi Alade is currently the most subscribed Nigerian Female artist with 1.96M subscribers.

Bum Bum by Yemi Alade
Vibe by Yemi Alade
Nagode by Yemi Alade

#5: Zuhura Othman Soud

Zuhura Othman Soud, popularly known as Zuchu, is also one of the most popular African female artists today. However, she is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter, and performer. Zuchu currently has 1.86M subscribers on YouTube.

Sukari by Zuchu
Cheche feat Diamond Platnumz by Zuchu
Mwambieni by Zuchu

#6: Sinach

Sinach is one of the African female artists that took the Billboard Christian Songwriter chart 12 weeks in a row. She is a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter. However, Sinach has over 1.8M subscribers on YouTube, currently.

Way Maker by Sinach
I Know Who I Am by Sinach
A Million Tongues by Sinach

#7: Salma Rachid

Salma Rachid is a Moroccan songwriter and pop singer who gained fame at 18. She is well known for her ability to master different styles, the strength of her voice, and her charisma. In addition, she has 1.77M subscribers on YouTube.

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Wahya by Salma Rachid

#8: Manal

Manal Benchlikha is a Moroccan pop star singer and songwriter. Also, Manal is popularly known as Manal. She currently has 1.53M YouTube subscribers.

Slay feat ElGrandeToto by Manal
Niya by Manal
3ARI by Manal

#9: Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage is a British-Nigerian singer, actress, and songwriter who became popular in the Nigerian music industry in 2011. Also, she has since then built a name for herself among African female artists. Tiwa Savage has 1.06M YouTube subscribers.

 

Somebody’s Son ft Brandy by Tiwa Savage
Koroba by Tiwa Savage
Tales By Moonlight Feat Amaarae by Tiwa Savage

#10: Simi

Simisola Bolatito Kosoko is a Nigerian baby-faced singer well known for her sweet voice. She is popularly known as Simi. However, Simi started her music career as a gospel singer and has built herself a remarkable reputation in the music industry. She has 788K subscribers on YouTube.

Duduke by Simi
Jericho feat Simi
Sare by Simi

#11: Tems

Temilade Openiyi is a Nigerian singer popularly known as Tems, and she is one of the most popular African female artists. She has launched her sound globally and will only record progress. She earned herself two US top 40 entries on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, Tems has 347K subscribers on YouTube.

Damages by Tems
Crazy Things feat Tems
Free Mind by Tems

#12: Sho Madjozi

Maya Christinah Xichavo Wegerif, popularly known as Sho Madjozi, is proudly a South African rapper, songwriter, singer, actress and poet. However, she is an African artist who is well known for her colorful multilayered outfits and accessories. Sho Madjozi has 202K subscribers on YouTube.

Huku by Sho Madjozi
Kona by Sho Madjozi

#13: Amaarae

Ama Serwah Genfi, popularly known as Amaarae, is an Atlanta-bred singer whose origin is Ghana. Additionally, she has a firm foothold in the Nigerian and Ghanaian music industries. Currently, Amaarae has 137K subscribers on YouTube.

 

Sad Girls Luv Money feat Molly by Amaarae
Like It by Amaarae
Sad Girlz Luv Money feat Molly and Kali Uchis by Amaarae

#14: Asa

Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa, is a Nigerian-French singer, songwriter, and recording artist. However, ASA started singing at the age of 20 and has built a name for herself among Nigerian female artists. She has 120K subscribers on YouTube.

Be My Man by ASA
Why Can’t We by ASA
Ocean by Asa

#15: Sampa The Great

Sampa Tembo is a Zambian-born Australia-based songwriter and rapper. She is popularly known as Sampa The Great. Also, Sampa The Great is well known for her powerful lyrics and subject matter. She has 120K YouTube subscribers.

Energy by Sampa The Great
Final Form by Sampa The Great
Live Performance by Sampa The Great

#16: Niniola

Niniola Apata is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. She quickly stood out among African female artists and was addressed as the Queen of Afro-house. Subsequently, Niniola was nominated for Most Promising Act to Watch in 2015 at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. She has 97.7K subscribers on YouTube.

Promise by Niniola
Ryde by Niniola
Commando feat Oskido

#17: Busiswa

Busiswa Gqulu is a South African singer, poet, and songwriter. She is popularly known as Busiswa. Also, Busiswa was in the class of African artists featured on Beyoncé’s Lion King album. Currently, she has 57.6K subscribers on YouTube.

 

Bazoyenza feat DJ Maphorisa by Busiswa
SBWL feat Kamo Mphela by Bususwa
Where You Dey Go feat Naira Marley By Busiswa

#18: Zonke

Zonke Dikana is a South African singer, songwriter, and record producer. She became famous in 2011 after the release of her third album. In addition, she has 40.8K subscribers on YouTube.

Reach It by Zonke
Feelings by Zonke
Zonke’s Live Perfomance

#19: Efya

Jane Awindor is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and actress. Also, she is popularly known as Efya. Her mother is Nana Adwoa Awindor, a filmmaker and a celebrity host on the television show Greetings From Abroad. Efya is signed under Wizkid’s Starboy label. In addition, she has 40.6K YouTube subscribers.

One Of Your Own feat Bisa Kdei by Efya
Best In Me by Efya

#20: Moonchild Sanelly

Sanelisiwe Twisha, popularly known as Moonchild Sanelly, is a South African singer and dancer. She is quite known for her signature blue-colored hair and self-created music genre called ‘Future Ghetto Punk’. In addition, Moonchild Sanelly has 3.43K subscribers on YouTube.

Bashiri by Moonchild Sanelly
Undumpable by Moonchild Sanelly

Bottom Line

The above list does not encompass all the noteworthy African female artists; however, they are the list of the most popular female artists on YouTube. More talents are rising in the music industry and will soon make themselves known globally.

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