15 Thrilling Facts About 15 African Rappers By Isima Odeh

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1. Ghanaian Rapper, Sarkodie is Africa’s most awarded Rapper.
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2. Nigerian Rapper, MI’s debut album, Talk About It sold 30,000 copies 30 minutes after its release (TJoe Distributions, 2008)
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3. Nigerian Rapper, Ice Prince was the first African Artist to premiere a music video on Tidal, it’s named Boss (2015).
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4. South African Rapper, Cassper Nyovest was the first solo Black South African Rapper to have two Platinum selling albums (30,000 sales requirement in South Africa). The albums are Tsholofelo (2014) and Refiloe (2015).
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5. White South African Rapper, Jack Parow is South Africa’s best selling Rapper.
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6. Warri-based Nigerian Rapper, Erigga couldn’t get into the 2011 Headies event, Nigeria’s biggest award show (he was bounced out because he was unknown), but he ended up getting two nominations at the 2012 Headies event.
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7. American Producer, Osinachi refused to produce for Jay-Z, but he made a beat for Independent Nigerian Rapper, Kid Marley for his song, Never The Same (Remix) without him asking.
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8. Nigerian Rapper, Eedris Abdulkareem was the first African Rapper to make international news, when he had a beef with 50 Cent in 2004.
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9. Nigerian Rapper, Mr. Raw (formerly known as Nigga Raw)’s album, Right and Wrong sold over one million copies before he released any music  video for the songs in the album in 2006.
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10. Shabaan, an Egyptian Rapper became famous after he released a song named “I hate Israel.”
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11. Pitch Black Afro was the first solo South African Rapper to have a Platinum album.
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12. Nasty C was the youngest recipient of an award at the 2015 South African Hip-Hop Awards, at the age of 18.
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13. ” I Fink U Freeky” by South African rap-rave group, Die Antwoord is the most watched African music video on YouTube.
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14. AKA is the most followed African Rapper on Twitter.
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15. Skwatta Kamp are the only Black South African Rap group with two Platinum albums.
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Isima Odeh is a Researcher and also the CEO of Africa’s Facts Zone, the world’s most up-to-date facts platform. You can follow and and like for more facts.
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