Hailing from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with a wide range of styles, cultures and perspectives, these artists are, according to Spotify data, the ones to watch in 2023.

For fans of African music in Spotify2023 promises another roster of breakout artists ready to claw their way to mainstream streaming fame and success.

On Tuesday, music streaming platform Spotify released its list of emerging African acts to watch.

If anything, African music has consistently unfurled waves of new talent each year that have fueled worldwide interest in Afrobeats, Amapiano, and its many other subgenres.

2022 was a big year for musicians like Buju, Costa Titch and Asake, whose success propelled them onto the top charts at the end of 2022.

As those talents brought their voices to the main stage, a host of rising stars laid the foundation for their breakout year.

Some of these musicians, Spotify says, are poised to release their best music on…