African music is on the up, as evidenced by the diverse range of exciting and internationally popular artists that come from and are inspired by the continent.
Arguably Senegal's most famous musical export is Akon, a multi-platinum selling artist and producer who has collaborated with Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga.
Nigeria-based twins Paul and Peter Okoye, who form musical group P-Square, perform at the 2008 MTV Africa Music Awards in Abuja, Nigeria.
South-African singer Lira has released five platinum selling albums over the past decade and was nominated at the BET Awards for "Best International Artist."
Wizkid has become a well-known artist within the past decade with consistent hits such as "Tease me/Bad Guys" in 2011, "Pakurumo" in 2012 and "Ojuelegba" in 2015. Most recently he featured on Drake's One Dance.