[Quiz] Test your knowledge of Africa’s greatest musicians

Francis Akhalbey July 21, 2018

Welcome to Face2Face Africa quiz series that tests your knowledge of Africa and anything African. We ask ten questions based on themes ranging from politics, history, geography, culture, entertainment and many more.

Today, we are all about Africa’s greatest musicians. Brace yourself, no cheating, get your thinking cap on and test your knowledge of this:

[Quiz] Test your knowledge of Africa’s greatest musicians

Poll 1. His dexterity with instruments like the trumpet, guitar and saxophone made him one of Africa’s greatest musicians. He died of HIV/AIDS in 1997. Who is this legend?

Poll 2. Known as Mama Africa, this musician once had her passport cancelled and was denied entry into her own country as a result of her civil rights activism. Who was she?

Poll 3. Pictured below, he is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, composer and a businessman. He is also a former Minister of Tourism in his country. Who is he?

[Quiz] Test your knowledge of Africa’s greatest musicians

Poll 4. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, the trumpet was known to be his companion, he loved to play with it always and was popularly known for producing African jazz music. Who was he?

Poll 5. Born in Benin in 1960, this Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and activist (pictured below) is the first woman to be listed among "The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa" by Forbes magazine. Who is she ?

[Quiz] Test your knowledge of Africa’s greatest musicians

Poll 6. One of these music groups in Africa hasn’t won a Grammy Award?

Poll 7. Ali Farka Toure, Habib Koite, Oumou Sangare and Salif Keita are all African music legends. Which country are they from ?

Poll 8. Nas and Damian Marley sampled their song “Sabali” for a track on their Distant Relatives album. Known as the “Blind couple from Mali”, what is the name of this Grammy nominated group ?

Poll 9. Afrobeats, highlife, apala and hiplife are very popular music genres from which part of the African continent?

Poll 10. This legendary multi-lingual Ivorian reggae musician (pictured below) can sing in his native language of Dioula as well as French and English. Who is he?

[Quiz] Test your knowledge of Africa’s greatest musicians

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Last Edited by:Francis Akhalbey Updated: July 21, 2018


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