7. L-Tido (South African)
South African hip hop recording artist L-Tido is best known for being one of few independent artists in the nation to reach commercial success. In the year 2010, he won the Best Newcomer in Africa award at the Channel O Music Video Awards. He has worked with other South African artists like Maggz.
6. Mode 9 (Nigerian)
Nigerian rapper Mode 9 is a seven-time The Headies Lyricist on the Roll winner. He has six studio albums to his credit. He is known for his sick wordplay and inimitable lyricism.
Da Vinci Mode, Above Ground Level and Alphabetical Order are some of his popular single albums. His energy is contagious.