Africa is home to many hardworking, talented and admirable men. To celebrate African men working in various industries, we’ve compiled this little list as a tribute to the continent, its culture and specifically, its men. From Congolose singer, Fally Ipupa to Nigerian veteran actor, RMD, and in no particular order, here are the most beautiful black men in the world right now.
While he’s ditched his signature ponytail which he wore so well, it won’t be a lie to say that we’re loving his new look! Maintaining a successful music career is fun but the Doc Shebeleza artist is even more excited to become a father soon that he made an ultrasound scan of his son the album cover for his forthcoming project. The South African rapper is set to release his fifth studio album, Any Minute Now, on the 11th of September.
Have you seen Starz’s crime series, Power? This handsome man played the role of Andre “Dre” Coleman, a rival drug dealer. He also has an expanding music career releasing two mixtapes, one EP and a number of singles. Love Riddim, the Nigerian-American’s 2019 single was a big hit internationally opening up the artist to more listeners and a larger fan base.
In any compilation of ‘Who’s Who in Fashion in Nigeria?’, Ebuka’s name will always be included, not because he’s a designer or creator, but because he looks so good in everything. The one-time Big Brother Nigeria (BBN) contestant turned show host is very talented. You can also catch him on Africa Magic’s Judging Matters TV Show and on YNaijaTelevision’s Rubbin’ Minds. If you’re looking for someone to fit your creative pieces in, Ebuka is the one for you.
If you think he looks good, his music sounds even better. The former Quartier Latin International member has won many music awards since going solo in 2006. He bagged the Best Francophone Artist and Best Music Video awards at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2010. The Congolese singer also walked away with the award for “Best African Artist” in the first edition of Trace Urban Music Awards in 2013. While we doubt it’s possible you’ve never listened to his music, if you haven’t, you absolutely should.
This Tanzanian singer has it all from amazing vocals to a great bod and an exotic dress style. Also a savvy businessman, Diamond Platnumz is the Founder, CEO and MD of WCB Wasafi Record Label, Wasafi TV, Wasafi FM, and production company, Zoom Extra. A man with love for the African continent, the 30-year-old has music collaborations with a number of African artists including Davido, Tiwa Savage, AKA, Teni and more.
A lot of people will agree that the name ‘Denola Grey’ is synonymous with ‘great style.’ It wasn’t very surprising when he launched his own clothing collection, “At home with Dénola Grey” in collaboration with Nigerian brand, Orange Culture. When he’s not modelling or designing or consulting or creating, you’d see Denola acting. Watch him in Castle & Castle, a Nigerian legal drama series available on Netflix.
The African Giant, Burna Boy, has one of the biggest music careers right now. There’s no stopping this Grammy-nominated artist who just released a new album, Twice As Tall, which peaked #1 in over 48 countries globally within a week of its release. The album, also produced by Diddy includes a feature from Kenya’s very own Sauti Sol. Maybe you haven’t gotten the chance to listen to Twice As Tall, you should totally go stream it now.
This handsome black man is the son of a Nigerian father and American mother. Nonetheless, Jidenna still maintains ties to his African roots, nicknaming himself a ‘Chief’. Always looking to keep a connection with his homeland, the 35-year-old singer/rapper named his second studio album released in 2019, 85 to Africa.
Ghana is known for a lot of amazing stuff. Arguably (or maybe not) in the top 5 of the list is Ghana being known as the home of gorgeous actor, Mawuli Gavor. The actor can make just anyone swoon over him which, besides his obvious talent, is why we love seeing him on our screens. Catch Mawuli in the movies, Sugar Rush and Chief Daddy streaming on Netflix or in the web series, Rumour Has It, available on YouTube. You can thank us in the comments section.
Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)
We don’t know how he does it but it must not be easy to look this good at 59. This veteran actor has been blessing our screens for decades and then some. When we think of RMD, we think style, talent, grace and joy. Much more space is needed to mention his varying roles, numerous movies and multiple awards. Just know, they are interesting and they are many. Don’t believe us? Google him.
That’s it for our list! Who do you think we left out? Is there any name you think shouldn’t have made this compilation? Let us know in the comments!