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MTV Base Reveals African Artists Poised For Success In 2017

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By Michael Sekhu

Amanda Black

MTV Base has just picked its list of Ones To Watch For 2017. Complied by the channel’s music and talent experts from across the continent, the list of 55 established and up-and-coming artists is based on the channel’s assessment of the artists’ current and future potential, including sales performance, active release schedule, popularity, radio and video airplay as well as other factors.

Nadia Nakai

Nadia Nakai

MTV Base aims to support these artists as much as possible through 2017, building their profiles via on air and on line exposure, play-listing their repertoire, supporting key video releases and involving them in MTV Base events and gigs.

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Ones To Watch is our annual curated list of artists who we anticipate great things for in the coming year. It’s awesome to see how far the artists on 2016’s list have come and how much the support we provide has helped these artists build their careers both locally and across the continent,” says Monde Twala, the Vice President of BET, Youth & Music, and VIMN Africa. Check out the list below and let us know what you think.

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Edmasia – Angola
Nero Americano – Angola
Locko – Cameroon
Minks – Cameroon
Ezi – Emela
Hiro – France/DRC
Boboh – Ghana
Capasta – Ghana
Eugy – Ghana
Teephlow – Ghana
Triggmatic – Ghana
Wondaboy – Ghana
Band BeCa – Kenya
Everlast – Kenya
Band BeCa – Kenya
Everlast – Kenya
Kaligraph Jones – Kenya
Timmy Dat – Kenya
Videz And Shiv – Kenya
Willy Paul – Kenya
Filomena Maricoa – Mozambique
LayLizzy – Mozambique
Dremo – Nigeria
Grey C – Nigeria
Jilex Anderson – Nigeria
Lola Rae – Nigeria
Mayorkun – Nigeria
Mr Eazi – Nigeria
Ric Hassani – Nigeria
Terry Apala – Nigeria
Wale Turner – Nigeria
Wurld – Nigeria/USA
Amanda Black – SA
A Reece – SA
Bhizer – SA
Distruction Boyz – SA
DJ Fortee – SA
DJ Mdix – SA
Easy Freak – SA
Frank Casino – SA
Gemini Major – SA
King Monada – SA
Nadia Nakai – SA
Sjava – SA
Tellaman – SA
Tshego – SA
Yung Swiss – SA
Apple Gule –Swaziland/SA
Ben Pol – Tanzania
Billnas – Tanzania
Harmonize – Tanzania
Rayvann – Tanzania
Ruby – Tanzania
Ceaserous – Uganda
Lydia Jasmine – Uganda
Ykee Benda – Uganda

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