270 Africa Trivia Questions and Answers

It is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent, with approximately 1.3 billion people. Among the seven continents in the world, Africa is a distinctively unique landmass with a very diverse culture and rich history.

Besides its cultural heritage and diversity, it has a vast wealth of breathtaking natural resources, which make it a top holiday destination and a tourist attraction. It is divided into five sub-sections: North, East, West, Central, and Southern Africa.

Africa Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

Despite its challenges of hot weather conditions, poverty, war, and unemployment, Africa has its fair share of good “deals.” It is home to beautiful mountains, the world’s longest river (River Nile), the world’s tallest and largest animals  (the giraffe and African elephant respectively), and the largest wildlife immigration on earth among many other interestingly amazing facts.

Have you visited Africa before? How much information do you know about it? Oh! The wildlife safaris are amazing, but there’s so much more to learn about the continent. We have prepared some trivia questions that will make your next afternoon or weekend with friends and family fun! The questions include the geography of Africa, wildlife, rivers and lakes, its history among many others.

It’s time for that vacation already, pack your bags. We are going to Africa through trivia!!

 

1. After which American President is the capital of an African country named?

James Monroe

 

2. Which is the second-longest river in Africa?

Zaire, formerly Congo

 

3. Through which country does the greater part of the Nile flow?

Sudan

 

4. Who was Zambia’s first president?

Kenneth Kuanda

 

5. This country is one of the oldest civilizations in Africa, famous for pyramids and mythical creatures. In what country are an important canal and the world’s longest river located?

Egypt

 

6. Which are the towns at either end of the Suez Canal?

Port Said and Suez

 

7. Which 100-mile long waterway links the Mediterranean and the Red Sea?

Suez Canal

 

8. Africa is a really big place. How big is it compared to other continents?

Second biggest in both area and population

 

9. Two South African provinces take their names from rivers. Which are they?

Orange Free State and Transvaal

 

10. In which country is the Aswan Dam?

Egypt

 

11. Lagos, the largest city in Africa, is located in which country?

Nigeria

 

12. The Mercato is one of Africa’s largest open-air markets and is located in the city of Addis Ababa. But in which country is it?

Ethiopia

 

13. Where did Idi Amin rule from 1971-1979?

Uganda

 

14. What color is also the name of the longest river in South Africa?

Orange

 

15. Of which country is Cyrenaica a part?

Libya

 

16. What does ANC stand for?

African National Congress

 

17. Malawi is located in Africa and borders three countries, two of which are Zambia and Mozambique. Which is the other one?

Tanzania

 

18. Where are the craters of the Moon?

Rwenzori Mountains

 

19. Which country has the rand as its currency?

South Africa

 

20. What is the longest river in Africa?

The Nile

 

21. This African city was once an internationally administered enclave. Which city is this?

Tangier

 

22. What is the former name of the People’s Republic of Benin?

Dohomey

 

23. What is the capital of Algeria?

Algiers

 

24. The longest African river which empties into the Indian Ocean is?

The Zambezi

 

25. In which country are Tangier and Casablanca?

Morocco

 

26. What is the capital of Botswana?

Gaborone

 

27. The biggest city in Natal is?

Durban

 

28. Who was the Egyptian president who was assassinated in 1981?

Sadat

 

29. What continent is Egypt in?

Africa

 

30. The highest peak in Africa is?

Mount Kilimanjaro

 

31. Which country, bordering Zaire, takes its name from the former name of the Zaire river?

Congo

 

32. This is the largest island nation in Africa nicknamed the Red Island. It is one of the world’s top ten hot spots for biodiversity. What country is located off the southeast coast of Africa and is the only place where lemurs can be found in the wild?

Madagascar

 

33. The northernmost city in Africa is?

Bizerte

 

34. Which country unilaterally declared independence in November 1965?

Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe

 

35. In which country would you find the city of Timbuktu?

Mali

 

36. Which northern Nigeria city is the center on which the major caravan routes converge?

Kano

 

37. Which country was called Upper Volta until 1984?

 

38. What is the name of the famous mountain that overlooks the city of Cape Town?

Table Mountain

 

39. Which is the capital of the country that used to be called Abyssinia?

Addis Ababa

 

40. Which narrow stretch of water separates North Africa from Spain?

Straight of Gibraltar

 

41. Which of the following cities is in Malawi? Johannesburg, Green Bay, Lilongwe, Cairo

Lilongwe

 

42. What is the name of the Angolan enclave sandwiched by Zaire and Congo?

Cabinda

 

43. Which volcano in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa?

Kilimanjaro

 

44. The longest-lasting and most influential civilization in African history (known for its still-impressive pyramids) provides the name for what modern-day nation?

Egypt

 

45. In which country is the Kalahari Desert?

Botswana

 

46. Who was the Egyptian king whose tomb and treasures were discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922?

Tutankhamen

 

47. What is the name of the highest point of Algeria?

Mount Tahat

 

48. What is Sahrawi?

The name Western Sahara has been given by those seeking its independence

 

49. Flag of Libya is a plain rectangle of which color?

Green

 

50. What is the highest point in Botswana?

Tsodilo Hills

51. Which mountain range stretches across Algeria and Morocco?

 

52. Name the East African country which lies on the equator.

Kenya

 

53. This is a former British colony located in the east of Africa, bordered by the Indian Ocean in the southeast. The country is famous for producing world-class long-distance runners, its rich wildlife, and nature. What country shares the same name as its highest mountain?

Kenya

 

54. The westernmost major city of Africa is?

Dakar

 

55. What are the two main arms of the River Nile called?

Blue Nile and White Nile

 

56. As Africa is generally a hot place, deserts are found in a large portion of Africa. Which is *NOT* a desert found in Africa? Sahara, Namib, Kalahari, Mojave

Mojave

 

57. Kimberley is famous for?

Diamonds

 

58. Which explorer was the first to reach the Cape of Good Hope?

Bartholomew Diaz

 

59. What is the largest lake in Africa? It is named after the British queen from 1837-1901.

Lake Victoria

 

60. Belgian Congo is now called?

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

61. In which country did King Hassan II ascend the throne in 1961?

Morocco

 

62. South Africa has three capital cities. Cape Town and Bloemfontein are two of them, but which city is the third?

Pretoria

 

63. What is the area of land in Egypt which is below sea level?

Qattara Depression

 

64. Which British general was killed at Khartoum in 1885?

Gordon

 

65. Malawi’s type of government is one where people get to choose their leader by the majority of votes. What is this system called?

Democracy

 

66. Two countries share the waters of Lake Kariba. Which are they?

Zambia and Zimbabwe

 

67. On the border of which two countries is Victoria Falls?

Zambia and Zimbabwe

 

68. There are no recorded rivers in Algeria making the country pretty much reliant upon other forms of water supply. Approximately how much of the area of Algeria is water?

0 km²

 

69. Where is Swahili generally spoken?

East Africa

 

70. What is the name shared by the currency units of Algeria and Tunisia?

Dinar

 

71. What is the longest river in Botswana?

Okavango River

 

72. The Malagasy Republic is now called?

Madagascar

 

73. What is the name of the volcanic valley that runs from the Sinai peninsula to central Mozambique?

Great Rift Valley

 

74. This country is formerly a French colony, the largest African country by size, and is located in the north of Africa. What country has a capital with a very similar name?

Algeria

 

75. The capital of Togo is?

Lome

 

76. Which actor won an Academy Award for his performance in The African Queen?

Humphrey Bogart

 

77. In which country is the northernmost point of the African mainland located?

Tunisia

 

78. Which country is completely landlocked by South Africa?

Lesotho

 

79. Who wrote the novel Cry, the Beloved Country about South Africa?

Alan Paton

 

80. Malawi’s independence day is celebrated on the 6th of July. Which country did Malawi get independence from in 1964?

United Kingdom

 

81. Where is the Nubian Desert?

Sudan

 

82. What is the capital of Kenya?

Nairobi

 

83. Which of these countries never had any colonies in Africa? Argentina, Great Britain, France, Blegium

Argentina

 

84. What is Nigeria’s main export?

Oil

 

85. From which European country did Angola achieve independence in 1975?

Portugal

 

86. Where does Algeria rate in terms of the size of African countries?

It is the largest African country

 

87. Of which country is Bangui the capital?

Central African Republic

 

88. Which country mainly makes up the Horn of Africa?

Somalia

 

89. What is the currency of Botswana?

Pula

 

90. Which is Kenya’s biggest port?

Mombasa

 

91. At which town in Sudan do the White and Blue Niles join?

Khartoum

 

92. Who was the first Pharaoh of Egypt?

Menes

 

93. Which nationals first arrived in South Africa?

Dutch in Cape of Good Hope

 

94. This small landlocked African country was ravaged by civil war in 1994. Kigali is the capital of what country is nicknamed “the land of a thousand hills”?

Rwanda

 

95. What is known as the White Gold of Egypt?

Cotton

 

96. Mount Toubkal is the highest peak of which range of mountains?

Atlas Mountains

 

97. What is the second-highest mountain in Africa?

Mount Kenya

 

98. What is the main agricultural produce of the Nile Valley?

Cotton

 

99. Who has the best Africa and African trivia quiz questions and answers?

Trivia Country

 

100. South Africa is made up of many different groups who have different languages. How many official languages are there?

Eleven

101. A mixed-race inhabiting the North-Western part of Africa is called?

Berbers

 

102. What is the capital of Sierra Leone?

Freetown

 

103. One of Malawi’s major industries is represented by tobacco. Which other product represents another major industry of the country?

Tea

 

104. Which is the largest city in Africa?

Cairo

 

105. Which country is the island of Zanzibar part of?

Tanzania

 

106. Running roughly along the Tropic of Cancer is a huge expanse of hot, dry land. What is the name of this desert?

Sahara

 

107. How many states are there in Africa?

54

 

108. What is Africa’s largest country?

Algeria

 

109. How many countries and territories border Algeria?

Seven

 

110. Which state in Africa is most populous?

Nigeria

 

111. Which African country is bordered by Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Niger, and Mali?

Burkino Faso

 

112. Name one fact about Botswana.

It is totally landlocked

 

113. Which province of South Africa is known as the Garden Province?

Natal

 

114. Who was the woman sentenced to six years in jail after the murder of Stompei Seipi?

Winnie Mandela

 

115. How old was King Tut when he died?

around 20

 

116. On which river is Brazzaville?

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

117. In which country are the towns of Gweru and Kwekwe?

Zimbabwe

 

118. This is the southernmost country in Africa where apartheid started in 1948 and ended in 1994. It has three capitals and eleven official languages. In what country are Kruger National Park and Table Mountain located?

South Africa

 

119. A part of Namibia is a finger pointing eastwards. What is this territory called?

Caprivi Strip

 

120. Of which African country is Niamey the capital?

Niger

 

121. One of the great wonders of the world is Victoria Falls on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. On which river will you find these waterfalls?

Zambesi

 

122. Which major city developed as a consequence of the boom in the Witwatersrand?

Johannesburg

 

123. Who was the founder of the Back to Africa movement who largely inspired Rastafarianism?

 

124. Which country, the fourth largest island in the world, is part of Africa?

Madagascar

 

125. In which countries are there cities commemorating in their names Stanley and Livingstone?

Democratic Republic of  Congo and Zambia

 

126. Which African country is sandwiched between Ghana and Benin?

Togo

 

127. In which mountain range will you find Mafadi, the highest peak in South Africa?

Drakensberg

 

128. Which was the largest of the French West African countries in the area?

Mali

 

129. The Zambesi and which other river define the borders of Matabeleland?

Limpopo

 

130. Which of the following religions is predominant in Malawi? Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism

Christianity

 

131. Of which country or territory is St. Denis the chief town?

Réunion

 

132. Which African country is the only one in the world to lie entirely one thousand meters above sea level?

Lesotho

 

133. Which of these large bodies of water does Africa NOT border? The Arctic Ocean, The Atlantic Ocean, The Indian Ocean, The Mediterranean Sea

The Arctic Ocean

 

134. Near which well-known coastal physical feature is Cape Town?

The Cape of Good Hope

 

135. Which ethnic group inhabiting northern Tanzania and southern Kenya is the stretching of earlobes a common practice?

The Maasai

 

136. Which country borders Botswana to the west?

Namibia

 

137. The historical names of the four stretches of coast from Nigeria to Liberia are?

Slave Coast, Gold Coast, Ivory Coast and Grain Coast

 

138. What large land animal kills the most people in Africa?

Hippopotamus

 

139. Formerly known as Abyssinia, this is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world. It is a landlocked country in East Africa. What country has its capital at Addis Ababa?

Ethiopia

 

140. How many lakes are a part of Congo’s eastern borders?

Five

 

141. Name the principal river of western Africa?

Niger

 

142. I am going to circumnavigate Africa in a canoe. When I travel along the northern coast of Africa from Morocco to Egypt, along what specific body of water am I paddling?

The Mediterranean Sea

 

143.  The island of Pemba is a part of this country. Which country?

Tanzania

 

144. Today, the term Greater Maghreb corresponds roughly to which 16th to 19th-century region?

The Barbary Coast

 

145. Lake Assal is the lowest point on land in Africa. Which country can you find Lake Assal in?

Djibouti

 

146. The capital of Cameroon is?

Yaounde

 

147. The Republic of the Congo became independent from which country in 1960?

Belgium

 

148. Situated at the bottom of Africa, South Africa is surrounded by two oceans. One is the Atlantic Ocean; what is the other one?

Indian Ocean

 

149. There is an island nation that lies between Madagascar and the African Mainland. Which is it?

Comoros

 

150. Who was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930, and Emperor from 1930 to 1974?

Haile Selassie

151. One of Malawi’s most eaten foods is maize. What is perhaps a more common word used to refer to maize?

Corn

 

152. This island nation, geographically considered part of Africa has an Indian population in the majority?

Mauritius

 

153. Kano and Abuja are two large cities in which country?

Nigeria

 

154. Which of these is NOT a historic African city? Zimbambwe, Alexandria, Timbuktu, Tenochtitlan

Tenochtitlan

 

155. Salisbury is now called?

Harare

 

156. Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006, is what nationality?

Ghanaian

 

157. What colors make up the flag of Algeria?

Green, red and white

 

158. Which African city finds a prominent place in the battle song of the US Marines?

Tripoli

 

159. How many hours ahead is Botswana from London Greenwich Mean Time (outside of any daylight saving adjustments)?

Two hours

 

151. What does South Africa’s mineral wealth mainly comprise of?

Gold and Diamonds

 

152. At Ujiji in 1858, Richard Burton and John Speke first reached the shore of which lake?

Lake Tanganyika

 

153. Formerly known as the Gold Coast, this country in western Africa was a former British colony. What country has its capital in Accra?

Ghana

 

154. This former Italian colony was integrated with Ethiopia in 1952. Name it.

Eritrea

 

155. Which African city includes in its area, the archaeological site of Carthage?

Tunis

 

156. As I paddle my canoe around Africa I notice six of the 54 nations are islands. Which one of the six is the largest?

Madagascar

 

157. Of whose empire was Congo once a part?

Belgium

 

158. Entebbe is a major town in which country?

Uganda

 

159. Which country is NOT located in Africa? Mauritania, Guinea,  Suriname, Côte d’Ivoire

Suriname

 

160. The names of the Spanish enclaves in North Africa are?

Ceuta and Melilla

 

161. Which country accounts for 80% of the world’s platinum production?

South Africa

 

162. What unusual bloom is the national flower of South Africa?

King Protea

 

163. Where in Africa would you find the Mahgreb?

Moorish Africa – Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia

 

164. Over 90% of which African country’s wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth?

Madagascar

 

165. Which of these combinations of colors matches those in the flag of Malawi?

Black, red, green

 

166. Between which countries is Togo Sandwiched?

Ghana and Benin

 

167. Name the longest river in South Africa?

The Orange River

 

168. Which are the two small countries sandwiched by the borders of Uganda and Tanzania?

Rwanda and Burundi

 

169. Which African received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984?

Desmond Tutu

 

170. Part of northeastern Africa extends sharply eastward into the Arabian Sea to the south of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. What is this distinctively shaped region commonly called?

The Horn of Africa

 

171. What is al Qahira better known as?

Cairo

 

172. In 2016, which African country became China’s biggest supplier of oil?

Angola

 

173. Algeria gained independence from which country in 1962?

France

 

174. What was Malawi once called?

Nyasaland

 

175. Africa’s busiest airport is near which major city?

Johannesburg

 

176. What is the official language of Botswana?

English

 

177. What is South-West Africa now called?

Namibia

 

178. Which island country is located 350 miles off the coast of West Africa?

Cape Verde

 

179. This country located in western Africa is a landlocked country. It is the largest western African country by size. What country is named after its main river?

Niger

 

180. Which city lies in the shadow of Table Mountain?

Cape Town

 

181. The goliath frog, the largest living frog on Earth, is found in which African country?

Cameroon

 

182. Africa has some really big cities. While Cairo, the biggest city in Egypt, has been settled for over 5000 years,  when was Johannesburg, the largest city in southern Africa first settled?

1886

 

183. Which is the capital of Congo?

Kinshasa

 

184. Which country lies directly north of Namibia?

Angola

 

185. South Sudan became an independent state in which year?

2011

 

186. In which country would you expect to find the Copper Belt?

Zambia

 

187. The Serengeti National Park is in which country?

Tanzania

 

188. Which of these valleys run from the north, all the way to the south of Malawi? Inn Valley, Great Rift Valley, Malawi Valley, North-South Valley

Great Rift Valley

 

189. Which is the largest lake in West Africa?

Lake Volta

 

190. Named after a Scottish explorer, what is the second-fastest land animal on earth?

Thomson’s Gazelle

 

191. What is the official language of Algeria?

Arabic

 

192. Which countries have parts of their boundaries in Lake Victoria?

Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania

 

193. Iman, the widow of English rock musician David Bowie, was born in which African city?

Mogadishu

 

194. Which desert can be found in the southwest of Botswana?

Kalahari

 

195. With which West African country is Pagalu linked?

Equatorial Guinea

 

196. Evidence of the earliest modern humans was found in which African country?

Ethiopia

 

197. This country in North Africa is located to the south of Spain (separated by the Mediterranean Sea) and was formerly a French colony. In what country can you find the famous city of Casablanca?

Morocco

 

198. Of which country is the Ogaden a region?

Ethiopia

 

199. What is the westernmost country in the mainland of Africa?

Senegal

 

200. The capital cities of two African countries are literally on opposite banks of the same river. Which two countries have such capitals?

Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of the Congo

201. The coast of which country is called the Gold Coast?

Ghana

 

202. There are only two African countries ‘entirely’ south of the Tropic of Capricorn; name both?

Lesotho and Swaziland

 

203. The springbok is the national animal of South Africa and is also the name given to the national team in which sport?

Rugby

 

204. What was Burkina Faso previously called?

Upper Volta

 

205. Name the channel of water that separates Madagascar from East Africa?

Mozambique Channel

 

206. Which of the following climates is most commonly experienced in Malawi?

Subtropical

 

207. Zambia and Zimbabwe had a common territorial name when they were administered by Britain. What was this name?

(North and South) Rhodesia

 

208. Which African country has more French speakers than France?

Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

209. How many hours ahead of London is Algeria based upon Greenwich Mean Time (not counting any time changes due to daylight saving)?

One hour

 

210. In which country is Lambarene, where Dr. Schweitzer lived?

Gabon

 

211. Which African desert is considered the oldest with the highest dunes on Earth?

The Namib Desert

 

212. When did Botswana win its independence from Great Britain?

1966

 

213. Lake Chad is, of course in Chad. But which countries does it seasonally extend into?

Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon

 

214. Which country is also known as the Gold Coast?

Ghana

 

215. In 1884, Mahdi leads an uprising against the British in which country?

Sudan

 

216. What is the name of the lake the Aswan High Dam has helped create?

Lake Nasser

 

217. Which country is entirely surrounded by Senegal, except for a narrow coastal strip?

Gambia

 

218. Which is the capital of Madagascar?

Antananarivo

 

219. Which African artist, known as Mama Africa, gained world-wide acclaim with her release of “The Click Song” in partnership with Harry Belafonte?

Miriam Makeba

 

220. Swaziland is encircled by South Africa except for a short boundary with one other country. Which country?

Mozambique

 

221. In which  African country would you find the African penguin?

South Africa

 

222. What is the narrow feature that separates Africa from Asia?

The Suez Canal

 

223. What is the correct term for a pack of hyenas?

Clan

 

224. In the mid-1960s this group had a hit with “Timothy” and in 1968 overseas success with “Master Jack”. Who were they?

4 Jacks and a Jill

 

225. With which of its Southern neighbors does Libya have the longest boundary?

Chad

 

226. The African owl is not a true owl. What is it?

A pigeon

 

227. This group has been described as a musical representation of the African Renaissance, and their efforts have resulted in “We Bring the Fire”, “Supalava”, “Siyajabula” and “Mankind”. What are they called?

Bongo Maffin

 

228. One island in the Comoros Group has a different political status. Which one?

Mayotte

 

229. The horns of which animals are removed in Zimbabwe in order to protect them?

Black Rhinoceros

 

230. Which South African town features in the name of a Grammy-winning group that played on a 1980’s Paul Simon album?

Ladysmith

 

231. Which group of islands is a nation just north-east of Madagascar?

Seychelles

 

232. Which of these animals feeds on the African acacia tree? Giraffe, Vulture, Hippo, Lion

Giraffe

 

233. She was born in 1941 in the port town of Mindelo on the Cape Verde Island of Sao Vicente and is known as ‘The Barefoot Diva’, because of her propensity to appear on stage in her bare feet in support of the disadvantaged women and children of her country. Who is she?

Cesaria Evora

 

234. To whom do the Azores Islands belong?

Portugal

 

235. Which creature has the ability to bite an adult crocodile in half?

Hippo

 

236. A common feature of traditional northern Ghanaian music is singing one syllable of text across several notes. What is this called?

Melisma

 

237. Which nation or islands is to the west of the Central African coast?

São Tomé and Príncipe

 

238. To whom do the Canary Islands belong?

Spain

 

239. What was the name of Trevor Rabin’s fox terrier?

Charlie

 

240. By which river delta is Port Harcourt located?

Niger

 

241. They released their first album in 1984, the height of musical protest in South Africa. Their songs include “Madiba 1990”, “Weeping”, “Window on the World” and “The Rising Tide”. Who are they?

Bright Blue

 

242. What is Leopoldville now called?

Kinshasa

 

243. All-girl group “Clout” had a hit song in Europe and England in 1978 with a cover version of a song originally recorded by which group?

The Righteous Brothers

 

244. Which was the occupying power in Western Sahara and which is the present power?

Spain and Morocco

 

245. Art Matthews is the songwriter for this SA Rock band. Their playlist would include songs like “Father and Farther”, “Shallow Waters”, “Too Late” and “Painting Hours”. Which band are we referring to?

Just Jinger

 

246. In which country would you find the Hoggar Mountains?

Algeria

 

247. Which city is known, as Switzerland of Africa?

Rwanda, Africa

 

248. Although he had major success in South Africa, in which country was David Scobie born?

Zimbabwe

 

249. Which place is known as Whiteman’s Grave?

Guinea, West coast of Africa

 

250. If you set off on a Safari trip from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara game reserve, which country would you be in?

Kenya

251. Where, according to the Rabbitt lyrics, did the people “go to school as the English did”?

Pietermaritzburg

 

252. Promoting strong rumba tunes Samba Mapangala formed the Les Kinois Band whilst avoiding the brutalities of Idi Amin’s regime in which East African country?

Uganda

 

253. Which South African artist is famous for his red “vellies”?

David Kramer

 

254. This band had many super hits and many closet fans. With releases like “Mysteries and Jealousies”, “Terror in the Attic”, “Whisper your Secret” and “Kissing for Pleasure”, which group is it?

The Helicopters

 

255. Who recorded “Michael Row the Boat Ashore”, spending nine weeks at the top of the South African singles chart?

Richard Jon Smith

 

256. Which Senegalese singer, skilled in the traditional art of sabar and tama drumming, collaborated with American hip-hop singer Neneh Cherry on the hit song “Seven Seconds”?

Youssou N’Dour

 

257. Where did “die manne” sit in the David Kramer song?

in the Royal Hotel

 

258. Who was South Africa’s entrant at the 1971 Athens Song Festival?

Peter Vee

 

259. Which South African singer was the first non-American female to be signed to the American soul label, STAX?

Sharon Tandy

 

260. In what year did Bles Bridges pass away?

2000

 

261. Gnawa music, which is linked to healing rituals, stems from an ethnic group called the Sufi who hail from which exotic North African country?

Morocco

 

262. Which South African Country and Western singer had a hit in South Africa with “Gentle on my Mind”?

Bobby Angel

 

263. Alan Garrity spent 33 weeks on the South African singles charts with “I need Someone”. This was a record for over 10 years. Which song broke his record?

Islands in the Stream

 

264. In the 1990s, the new musical style from Ghana was hiplife, a fusion of _____ and _____?

highlife and hip-hop

 

265. Which musician, dubbed the shining star of African reggae, did not live up to his name when he was tragically shot dead by carjackers?

Lucky Dube

 

266. Which legendary black songbird sang “Mama Themba’s Wedding”?

Margaret Singana

 

267. Which South African songstress sang “World in Union” at the 1995 Rugby World Cup?

P. J. Powers

 

268. Born in 1933 in Douala, Cameroon, this man is a true African international superstar. When he was just fifteen, his parents sent him to Paris to prepare for a professional career. After 21 seasick days, he reached Marseille. Soon he met Francis Bebey, another African expatriate, and together the two began to explore the jazz scene in Calais. Who is he?

Manu Dibango

 

269. Formed by the gentle vision of Joseph Shabalala, which South African male choral group rose to prominence supporting Paul Simon on his “Graceland” album?

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

 

270. Their best selling album “Gate Crashers” was also released in Asia, Europe and the USA. With a style of music that is distinctly kwaito they have released songs such as “Loot”, “Majika”, “Morena” and “Bangradesh”; what is this group’s name?

Mafikizolo

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