150 Records by Amazing African Women You Should Listen To

We had to get in on this too. Check out our list of 150 records made by African women you need to listen to.


Just like NPR and The Fader, the OkayAfrica team took a stab at listing 150 records made by amazing African women for you to discover and rediscover.

We hope you enjoy listening through as much as we enjoyed putting together this list of African women who've shaped African music from the continent and around the world.

1. Alsarah & The Nubatones (Sudan) - Manara

2. Angelique Kidjo (Benin) - Logozo

3. Asa (Nigeria) - Beautiful Imperfection

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhfZ5q9gEZc&list=PLdcnZgQ5Tcftorwu6iKRrZfEYGVeSEi3Y expand=1]

4. Brenda Fassie (South Africa) - Greatest Hits: The Queen of African Pop 1964-2004

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RvfDkzUOos&list=PLlT4eKj6swTYscTERsl222VDFi2Tf5-zK expand=1]

5. Barbara Kanam (Democratic Republic of the Congo) - Teti

6. Cesaria Evoria (Cape Verde) - Miss Perfumado

7. Charlotte Dada (Ghana) - Don't let me Down Ghana Beatles Cover

8. Cold Specks - Neuroplasticity Somalia/Canada

9. Efya (Ghana) - Janesis

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1ulzbCW3Y0&list=PLuQNkbpYIJyKfQCPhCb0l1OYk4FIFHRN2 expand=1]

10. Faarrow (Somalia) - Lost EP

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