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Top South African Afropop Artists: List of 20 Best South African R&B Artists

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South African AfroPop Artists

List of the Best South African R&B Artists

In a continent where to the outside world the genre of Afrobeat in western and even eastern Africa holds the crown, but there is a music scene in southern Africa, a music scene of South African R&B artists and Afropop artists that have created some of Africa’s best music.  The beauty about music in South Africa, at least for South Africa’s Afro Pop and R&B artists, is that no artist sounds the same.

A variety of talent and a music scene that is solely unique to South Africa, but the country nicknamed Mzansi has always produced world class talent, artists like Brenda Fassie, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, PJ Powers, Simphiwe Dana, Zahara and many more.

Also, throughout the years, numerous genres in South Africa have thrived. From Afropop to Jazz to Rock music with artists like Dave Matthews Band and Karen Zoid to Reggae music with artists like Lucky Dube to various forms of dance and house music, often known as Amapiano, led today by artists like Master KG and Sho Madjozi, and in the past Mandoza and Lira.  Not to leave out the native genres solely distinct to the region of southern Africa, but South Africa is in a world of its own, one of the world’s most unique countries that have specialized in creating some of the best music for music fans of all genres.

While there are no true standout South African Afro Pop artists or South African R&B artists, there is a lineup of equally talented singers and performers that have produced hit songs and generated thousands of followers and fans. Despite there being much larger and much more globally popular music scenes in Africa, none have created the levels of talent as South Africa.

With no leading artist to steal all the spotlight, the following lineup of South African R&B And Afro Pop artists showcases the top 20 South African artists, in no particular order. From your already established and big named artists like Kelly Khumalo, Sjava, Lady Zamar, and Thabsie to rising African stars like Blaq Diamond and Elaine, view some of the most beautiful voices of Africa and some of the region’s most creative artists.




Top 20 South African R&B and AfroPop Artists

Kelly Khumalo Follow on Instagram: @Kelly Khumalo and watch on Youtube: Kelly Khumalo

Sjava Follow on Instagram: @Sjava and watch on Youtube: Sjava

Makhadzi Follow on Instagram: @Makhadzi and watch on Youtube: Makhadzi

Blaq Diamond Follow on Instagram: @Blaq Diamond and watch on Youtube: Blaq Diamond

Elaine Follow on Instagram: @Elaine and watch on Youtube: Elaine

Simmy Follow on Instagram: @Simmy and watch on Youtube: Simmy

Ami Faku Follow on Instagram: @Ami Faku and watch on Youtube: Ami Faku

Mlindo the Vocalist Follow on Instagram: @Mlindo the Vocalist and watch on Youtube: Mlindo the Vocalist

sha sha Follow on Instagram: @sha sha and watch on Youtube: Sha Sha

Shekhinah Follow on Instagram: @Shekhinah and watch on Youtube: Shekhinah

Amanda Black Follow on Instagram: @Amanda Black and watch on Youtube: Amanda Black

Vusi Nova Follow on Instagram: @Vusi Nova and watch on Youtube: Vusi Nova

King Monada Follow on Instagram: @King Monada and watch on Youtube: King Monada

Aubrey Qwana Follow on Instagram: @Aubrey Qwana and watch on Youtube: Aubrey Qwana

Zahara Follow on Instagram: @Zahara and watch more on Youtube: Zahara

Lady Zamar Follow on Instagram: @Lady Zamar and watch on Youtube: Lady Zamar

Thabsie Follow on Instagram: @Thabsie and watch on Youtube: Thabsie

Aymos Follow on Instagram: @Aymos and watch on Youtube: Aymos

Tellaman Follow on Instagram: @Tellaman and watch on Youtube: Tellaman

Rowlene Follow on Instagram: @Rowlene and watch more on Youtube: Rowlene




Honorable Mention South African Afropop and R&B Artists:

Zanda Zakuza Instagram: @Zanda Zakuza and Youtube: Zanda Zakuza

Zonke Instagram: @Zonke and Youtube: Zonke

– TRESOR Instagram: @TRESOR and Youtube: TRESOR

Kaien Cruz Instagram: @Kaien Cruz and Youtube: Kaien Cruz

Nobuhle Instagram: @Nobuhle and Youtube: Nobuhle

Azana Instagram: @Azana and Youtube: Azana

Nomfundo Moh Instagram: @Nomfundo Moh and Youtube: Nomfundo Moh

Nomcebo Zikode Instagram: @Nomcebo Zikode and Youtube: Nomcebo Zikode

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*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have a combination of the most followers, streams, views, and most recent releases are near the top.

*If any artists are missing from the list email media@kulturevulturez.com