List of African guitarists
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This is a list of influential African guitarists.
- Barthelemy Attisso - lead guitarist of Orchestre Baobab, of Senegal.
- Omara "Bombino" Moctar - internationally acclaimed Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter from Agadez, Niger.
- Alick Macheso - lead guitarist of Orchestra Mberikwazvo, of Zimbabwe.
- Oliver De Coque - Ogene Sound Super of Africa
- Mamadou Diop (also known as Modou Diop) - Senegalese rhythm guitarist, now based in the United States of America
- Afel Bocoum - Malian guitarist, Ali Farka Touré's noted protégé
- Henri Bowane - A figure in the development of Congo rumba, early mentor to Franco.
- Diblo Dibala - a Congolese soukous musician, known as "Machine Gun" for his speed and skill on the guitar.
- Nico Kasanda (a.k.a. "Dr. Nico") - one of the pioneers of soukous music.
- François Luambo Makiadi (a.k.a. "Franco") - Congolese musician, founder of the seminal group OK Jazz.
- Nico Mbarga - lead guitarist and famous composer of the hit song "Sweet Mother."
- Oliver Mtukudzi - Guitarist from Zimbabwe and leader of the 'Black Spirits'
- Jean-Bosco Mwenda - Pioneer of African fingerstyle in 1950s, Congo
- Ray Phiri- Lead guitarist from Mpumalanga, South Africa best known for his exhilarating lead guitar sessions in Paul Simon's Graceland Album.
- Jonah Sithole Zimbabwean guitarist, played with Thomas Mapfumo
- Djelimady Tounkara, lead guitarist for the Super Rail Band of Bamako, Mali.
- Ali Farka Touré - singer and guitarist from Mali.
- Vieux Farka Touré - son of Ali Farka Touré, young rising star from Mali.
- Sir Victor Uwaifo- Guitarist from bini/Edo speaking people, based in Benin City Edo State Nigeria.
- Dr Sir Warrior - Vocalist and Guitarist of Oriental Brothers International Band
- Jonah Sithole - Late mbira guitarist used to play with Thomas Mapfumo
- Habib Koité - vocalist and guitarist from Mali