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Top 12 Ivory Coast Musicians

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Ivory Coast Musicians

List of the Top Cote d Ivoire music artists

Not nearly West Africa’s most popular music scene, as there is much competition with Nigeria and Ghana, but Cote d Ivoire music artists have established themselves into creating a talented group of artists with a large roster of Ivory Coast musicians.

The Ivory Coast, or the official French version Cote d’Ivoire, is a unique country that has been historically famous for being the world leading producer of cocoa, home to one of Africa’s most promising cities of Abidjan, and the country’s beauty that often attracts tourists from across the globe.

With a large percentage of a fast-expanding population being young and mainly based in the country’s urban areas, along with the popularity of the country’s popular music scene forever growing, it is not hard for Ivory Coast musicians to flourish and build their own platforms amongst a fan favorite crowd of Cote d Ivoire music artists.

Before this generation of artists, Ivory Coast consisted of artists like, in particular order, Espoir 2000, Petit Yode, Monique Seka, Dezy Champion, Les Poussins Chocs, Pierrette Adams, Les Garagistes, Gadji Celi, Petit Denis, Mathey, Soum Bill, and a handful of others. While Afropop, or Afrobeat, has become Africa’s most popular form of music, traditionally the Ivory Coast has embraced genres like Zouglou and Afro-Zouk.  

As mentioned, the Ivory Coast has had a long history of successful musicians and singers. But today, the world is finally getting to see another version of Africa with the rising popularity of Afrobeat or Afropop expanding across the globe, the Ivory Coast has much to contribute to the growing trend, from Josey to Kaaris to Ariel Sheney to over a dozen other top Ivory Coast musicians and singers.

Top 12 Ivory Coast Musicians

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1. DJ Kerozen 
Watch on Youtube: DJ Kerozen and follow on Instagram: @DJ Kerozen 

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Watch on Youtube: JOSEY and follow on Instagram: @JOSEY

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3. Ariel Sheney
Watch on Youtube: Ariel Sheney and follow on Instagram: @Ariel Sheney

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4. Serge Beynaud
Watch on Youtube: Serge Beynaud and follow on Instagram: @Serge Beynaud

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5. Mix Premier
WAtch on Youtube: Mix Premier and follow on Instagram: @Mix Premier 

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6. Bebi Philip
Watch on Youtube: Bebi Philip and follow on Instagram: @Bebi Philip

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Watch on Youtube: SAFAREL OBIANG and follow on Instagram: @SAFAREL OBIANG

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8. Shado Chris
Watch on Youtube: Shado Chris and follow on Instagram: @Shado Chris

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9. Claire Bahi
Watch on Youtube: Claire Bahi and follow on Instagram: @Claire Bahi

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10. Debordo Leekunfa
Watch on Youtube: Debordo Leekunfa and follow on Instagram: @Debordo Leekunfa 

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11. Jojo le Barbu 
Watch on Youtube: Jojo le Barbu and follow on Instagram: @Jojo le Barbu

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12. Floby
Watch on Youtube: Floby and follow on Instagram: @Floby

Honorable Mention Cote d Ivoire Music Artists:

Venom Cascadeur Youtube: Venom Cascadeur and Instagram: @Venom Cascadeur 

TNT Youtube: TNT Family and Instagram: @TNT_Officiel 

Mike Alabi Youtube: Mike Alabi and Instagram: @Mike Alabi 

Tour 2 Garde Youtube: Tour 2 Garde and Instagram: @Tour 2 Garde

Rocky Gold Youtube: Rocky Gold and Instagram: @Rocky Gold

Molaré Molare Youtube: Molaré Molare  and Instagram: @Molaré Molare

Top Ivory Coast Musicians Related Topics:

1 Top Cameroon Afrobeat Artists List

2 Top French R&B Artists List

3 Top French Rap and Hip Hop Artists

*Unofficial Order, with the more popular artists that have the largest followers and subscribers, along with releasing the most recent music, being near the top.