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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 Dub,e 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 by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nomfundo Moh Follow on Instagram: @Nomfundo Moh and watch on Youtube: Nomfundo Moh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honorable Mention South African Afropop and R&B Artists:

TRESOR Instagram: @TRESOR and Youtube: TRESOR

Zonke Instagram: @Zonke and Youtube: Zonke

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

una rams Instagram: @una rams and Youtube: una rams

manana Instagram: @manana and Youtube: manana

the big hash Instagram: @the big hash and Youtube: the big hash

Langa Mavuso Instagram: @Langa Mavuso and Youtube: Langa Mavuso

Filah Lah Lah Instagram: @Filah Lah Lah and Youtube: Filah Lah Lah

KLY Instagram: @KLY and Youtube: KLY

Lordkez Instagram: @Lordkez and Youtube: Lordkez

Mpho Sebina Instagram: @Mpho Sebina and Youtube: Mpho Sebina

joda Kgosi Instagram: @joda Kgosi and Youtube: joda Kgosi

ricky tyler Instagram: @ricky tyler and Youtube: ricky tyler

Hunter Rose Instagram: @Hunter Rose and Youtube: Hunter Rose

money badoo Instagram: @money badoo and Youtube: money badoo

Nanette Instagram: @Nanette and Youtube: Nanette

South African R&B Related Topics:

Top American Female R&B Singers

2 Top South African Rappers

3 Top Nigerian Afrobeat Artists

4 Top Ghana Afrobeat Artists

*No 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