Being in the spotlight means you may have to adhere to certain images or themes to stay relevant in the music business. Nevertheless, some musical artists choose to defy the status quo, make and perform music that speaks to people on a multitude of levels.
Africa has had its fair share of legends who changed the status quo and went beyond the continent to make a statement and add meaning to their craft.
The following artists didn’t shy away from controversy or make others uncomfortable for the greater good. Here are ten African music stars who have lived their lives to the fullest.