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Plantashun Boiz
Plantashun Boiz
Inactive | English - Pidgin | Nigeria
Plantashun Boiz was a Nigerian hip-hop and R&B music group consisting of 2face, Faze, and Blackface. The first two members of the group (2face and B...
Camayenne Sofa
Camayenne Sofa
Inactive | French | Guinea
Camayenne Sofa is a Guinean band who rose to prominence in the 1970s. and got its name from the Camayenne neighborhood in Conakry, capital city of Gui...
Calema
Calema
Active | Portuguese | Sao Tome and Principe
Calema Calema, is made up of twin siblings António and Rita Sanches. They have been making music since their teenage years and have released three al...
Egypt 80
Egypt 80
Active | English | Nigeria
The band, initially known as "Koola Lobitos", then "Nigeria 70", and later "Africa 70" before taking on the moniker Egypt 80, is a renowned Nigerian ...
Styl-Plus
Styl-Plus
Active | English | Nigeria
Styl-Plus, a four-man band initially known as STYL was formed in 1997 by Shifi Emoefe, Tunde Akinsanmi, Yemi Akinwonmi, and Lanre Faneyi. The name "ST...
UB40
UB40
Active | English | United Kingdom
UB40 is a British reggae and pop band formed in 1978 with mostly Jamaican-descent members. They have had hits such as "Red Red Wine," "I Can't Help Fa...
Les Kilimambogo Brothers Band
Les Kilimambogo Brothers Band
Active | Swahili | Kenya
Les Kilimambogo Brothers Band is a group of artists from Kenya, led by Kaikai Kilonzo. The band was considered by many to be an important band in the ...
Mafikizolo
Mafikizolo
Active | Xhosa | South Africa
Mafikizolo is an award-winning duo South African kwaito group, consisting of a female lead singer, Nhlanhla Nciza, and the composer, Theo Kgosinkwe. ...
H'Sao
H'Sao
Active | English | Chad
H'Sao is an Afro-pop group originally known as Hirondelle, formed by three brothers (Caleb Rimtobaye, Mossbasss, and Izra L) and one sister in Chad. ...
Santrofi
Santrofi
Active | English | Ghana
Santrofi is an Accra-based highlife band from Ghana. The band, founded and headed by Emmanuel Ofori is well known for their classic music, which draws...
The Soil
The Soil
Active | Xhosa | South Africa
The Soil is a South African band with a distinct acapella singing style often classed as 'Kasi Soul' - a style with perceivable influences from the Is...
Kassav
Kassav
Active | French | Guadeloupe
"Kassav" is a highly influential musical group from Guadeloupe, formed in 1979 by a group of talented musicians including Pierre-Edouard Decimus, Fred...
Sankomota
Sankomota
Active | Sesotho | Lesotho
Starting out as "Anti Antiquities" when Frank Leepa formed the band in high school, then later changed the moniker to "Uhuru", before eventually settl...
Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra
Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra
Active | Portuguese | Brazil
Abayomy Afrobeat Orchestra is a Brazilian musical group. Led by bassist and composer Magno Brito, the band incorporates Afrobeat, funk, jazz, and Bra...
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Active | Zulu | South Africa
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a renowned South African male choral group that was founded in the 1960s by Joseph Shabalala. The group changed its name f...
Vaudou Game
Vaudou Game
Active | Kabye | Togo
Vaudou Game is an afro-funk band founded in Lyon, France, by Togolese musician Peter Solo. The idea to infuse 70s funk and R&B with the deeply spiritu...
Just A Band
Just A Band
Active | Swahili | Kenya
Just a Band is a Kenyan house/funk/disco band whose career was launched with their debut album, Scratch to Reveal, in 2008. The band members are with...
Navy Kenzo
Navy Kenzo
Active | English | Tanzania, United Republic of
Navy Kenzo is a Tanzanian music duo comprised of Aika "Navy" Marealle and Nahreel. The duo gained widespread recognition in East Africa after their de...
Dezil'
Dezil'
Active | English | Seychelles
Dezil', a quartet from Seychelles, was founded by two teenage school students, Martin and Juan. The duo wrote, composed, and recorded songs at the tim...
Myrath
Myrath
Active | Arabic | Tunisia
Formed in 2001 by guitarist Malek Ben Arbia, the France-based Myrath, is a progressive metal band from Tunisia. Originally named X-Tazy, Myrath starte...
The Cavemen
The Cavemen
Active | English | Nigeria
The Cavemen. is a Lagos-based ‘Afrocentric influenced’ band founded by Kingsley Okorie and his brother Benjamin James and came up with a genre called ...
Magic System
Magic System
Active | French | Ivory Coast
Magic System, an Afro-pop quartet from the Marcory district in Ivory Coast, was formed in 1996 by Asalfo, Goudé, Tino, and Manadja. Thanks to their hi...
Khiama Boys
Khiama Boys
Inactive | Shona | Zimbabwe
The Khiama Boys were a popular Zimbabwean music group formed in the early 1980s. The group was composed of four brothers, Nicholas Zacharia, Alick Mac...
Sauti Sol
Sauti Sol
Active | English | Kenya
Sauti Sol is a Kenyan Afro-pop band known for their infectious melodies and powerful lyrics that have made a lasting impact on the music world. Compri...
Kakaiku's Band
Kakaiku's Band
Inactive | Akan | Ghana
Kakaiku's Band, also known as Kakaiku's Guitar Band, was a popular Ghanaian band in the 1970s, led by Moses Kwaku Oppong (a.k.a Kakaiku). The initial...