When anyone mentions South African hip-hop, most people will probably think of the likes of AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, KO, Kwesta and other male artists. However, female rappers in South Africa have been on the top of their game for some time now. With social media and digital distribution of music, creating a fair platform for any artist to succeed, the South African female rap scene has been slowly growing with new names hitting the airwaves every now and then.
Most well-known names in Hip Hop South Africa are mainly male rappers, but popularity does not indicate that the talent disparity is big. Some of the female rappers in South Africa are pretty dope, and they only need more support. This list features some of the popular South African female music artists.
Nadia is one of the best female rappers in Africa. She is 29 years old. Other than rapping, she co-hosts the popular MTV Base Hip Hop show, Yo! MTV Raps
Born in Mahikeng, South Africa, Fifi Cooper is an award-winning rapper who is signed to Mo Cooper Records which she owns. Fifi is known for her 2015 hit song ‘Kisses’ featuring Ab Crazy, and she has since then released two albums with recent one titled ‘Take Me Back’. Fifi has a unique flow, and she can easily switch between different languages.
Rouge is a 26-year-old queen of rap in South Africa, author, as well as a television presenter who is originally from Pretoria. She has won numerous awards including the Best Female Artist in the 2017 South African Hip Hop Awards. Her most recent album ‘The New Sessions’ was dropped on the 8th of September 2017, receiving numerous praises.
The 25 year-old rapper is originally from Lenasia, South Africa. Gigi was formerly signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment, and she dropped her last album ‘VI’ in 2018. However, she recently released an EP titled Job Woods on the 26th of July. Gigi Lamayne’s flow is epic, she sometimes switches between different flows in a song
Boity surprised many when she dropped a single featuring Nasty C late last year. The 29-year-old girl is an actress, television personality, model, businesswoman, and now a rapper. She is a part of the Universal Music Group. Her hit song ‘Wuz Dat?’ showed that she can definitely flow with the best.
Nomuzi Mabena, known by her stage name Moozlie, is a South African rapper and TV presenter from Benoni. The 26 year-old rapper is signed to her own label Nomuzi Mabena Music. Her last album ‘Victory’ was released on the 7th of September, 2018
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