Our Favourite African Men

These men are the reason we celebrate International Men's Day

By  | Nov 19, 2020, 07:37 PM

As the world celebrates the men and the integral role they play in society, we have to pay homage to the male figures in Africa.

South Africa

Maps Maponyane

Actor and successful businessman Maps Maponyane has graced many of the lists celebrating men. Nevermind his hot bod, and mesmerising looks, Maps is business-minded and has turned to entrepreneurship adding him on the list of the many black people to own a successful franchise in the country. 

Pallance Dladla

Pallance Dladla is one of Mzansi's greatest actors. He got famous through his appearance in 2011 on the SABC 1 reality competition television series Class Act

Black Coffee

The biggest DJ in Africa Innocent Maphumulo is an award-winning music genius and record producer. He has achieved so much this year, he definitely deserves to be celebrated.

Siyabonga Thwala

Veteran actor Siyabonga Twala has earned his strides in the industry. He is one of the most successful and most recognized seasoned actors and very versatile at that.

Loyiso Macdonald

The award-winning actor won the hearts of many with his fine acting. After winning his much deserved award for Best Supporting Actor in a Telenova in South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA), Loyiso has been on everyone's lips.

Nigeria

Davido

Davido is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter, and recording producer. After his debut studio album, he was best known as Baddest and Omo baba Olowo' but, as time went people started settling for his stage name, Davido.

Burna Boy

Burna Boy is a versatile musician who has struck the globe with his musical genius and when he released Ye, he became everybody's favourite.

Don Jazzi

The musician started off as a security guard then slowly worked his way to the top. The producer later started his own label, Mavin Records, in which he signed big-time names and worked every single one of them into becoming award-winners.

Wizkid

After nearly two decades in the industry, Golden Boy has acquired a small fortune through his music, international tours and business ventures. Wizkid has been making music since his pre-teens.

Olamide

All-rounder Olamide has earned his title as the best in the game. The father of two started from a very young age and his success is unmatched.

Botswana

Shona Ferguson

Entertainment mogul Shona has acquired all that he has received with support from his loving family. Not only do people look up to him as a media mogul, but also a family man.

Odirile Vee Mampeezy Sento

Botswana’s most loved House - Kwasa sensation is very successful and well-known. Vee is also called kgosi ya stratla, Mpinche, and king of Kwaito kwasa.

DJ Fresh

DJ Fresh is one of Botswana's most successful stars and his career has spun for more than 30 years in South Africa. He has successfully dabbled in radio and presenting while being a husband and a dad.

Oneal Zimbani Madumo

Oneal became an African superstar when he was a contestant on Big Brother Africa in 2013 and since his stint on the show, he has achieved many firsts for stars from Botswana.

Namibia

King TeeDee

King Tee Dee, who was formerly known as The Dogg, is Namibia’s most successful artist. He holds more awards than any other Namibian musician.

Gazza

Gazza is one of the most loved African singers and Namibia’s most influential artist. he has won several awards and is the top-selling Namibian kwaito singer.

Sunny Boy

Sunny is one of the most successful celebs in Namibia and he has become a household name.

Luis Munana

Luis is a successful model, TV presenter and socialite. The former Big Brother Africa contestant made it on the 2019 Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list.

Ghana

Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale is a Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artist. His best known song "Dancehall King", led him to win the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Wale is also an actor.

Sarkodie

Starting as an underground rapper, Sarkodie didn’t see the opportunity coming where he would be a leading MC in the country and become an award-winning global star with endorsements following his successes.

Stonebwoy

At a young age the lyricist, Stonebwoy, decided to take on the entertainment industry and today Stonebwoy has made his mark with his reggae, Afrobeat vocals. Stonebwoy is a prominent figure in the reggae industry with talents that include script-writing.

Kenya

Diamond Platnumz

Diamond is the full package, apart from singing, he can also act, dance and he is a philanthropist. His music style is bongo flava

Sauti Sol

Kenya’s superstar boy band, Sauti Sol is undoubtedly one of the most successful acts in the music industry at the moment.

Jalang'o

Felix Odiwuor is famously known as Mzee Jalang'o, but many usually call him Jalang'o. He is a well-known comedian in Kenya and works as an emcee at big events through his eloquent delivery of jokes.

Zimbabwe

Genius 'Ginimbi' Kangungure

Genius Kadungure aka Ginimbi was a popular Zimbabwean socialite and businessman. He was also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a gas company, Pioneer Gases which has interests in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Winky D

Also known as Ninja President, Winky is a 36 year old award winning Zimbabwean musician. He is a reggae-dancehall artist with popular songs under his belt, like Rasta, Head Inna War, Musarove Bigman, Disappear, Ngirozi, Panorwadza Moyo, Kasong keJecha and Mugarden.

Jah Prayzah

Jah prayzah is a popular musician and the lead member in the contemporary Zimbabwean band Third Generation and is known by his fans as Musajo, which is Shona for “soldier” that he acquired through his signature military attire.

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