The "Go higher" hitmaker is the only Ghanaian in this years competition.
This is Stonebwoy second time after he was nominated for the same category in 2015 and won it.
Ghana's Stonebwoy will be competing with Wizkid (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), Tekno (Nigeria), AKA (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa), Mr Eazi (Nigeria), and Babes Wodumo (South Africa) for the award this year.
WizKid, Davido,Mr. Eazi and Tekno are all from Nigerian while AKA,Nasty C and Babes Wodumo all from South Africa.
Wizkid and Davido have also won the award before. Wizkid jointly won the award with Sarkodie at the 2012 edition while Davido won it in 2014.
There is a new category this year the the the Best International Act and the nominees are Booba, Craig David, Emeli Sande, Giggs, MHD, Stormzy, Wiley and Skepta.
Below are the list of Best African Act 2017 nominees:
*Wizkid ( Nigeria )
*Tekno ( Nigeria )
*Mr. Eazi ( Nigeria )
*Davido ( Nigeria )
*Stonebwoy ( Ghana )
*Aka ( SA )
*Nasty C ( SA )
*Babes Wodumo ( SA )