The songs selected attained a massive number of views and remained on top of the charts across Africa for several weeks and months. At Africa. The songs are arranged in no particular order. Award winning artist Davido is a household name on the African continent. Continuing in his tradition of releasing hits, Davido dropped Assurance in May that currently boasts over 31 million views on YouTube. You cannot deny Kwangwaru is a trendsetter in East Africa. Released in AprilKwangwaru boasts over 34 million YouTube views.
Everyone listening to this track loves it instantly. Nairobi-based Kenyan afro-pop boy band Sauti Soul had a good Short N Sweet is a captivating and creative track whose popularity increased drastically shortly after it was released in May.
This love song also brings on board top Kenyan artist Nyashinski and boasts of over 11 million YouTube views. Short N Sweet superb vocals and electrifying dance moves cannot be wished away. African beauty is a wonderful collaboration with U.
S top RnB artist, Omarion. It is interesting how Omarion easily recites Swahili verses. Otile is a popular contemporary artist while Sanaipei popularly known as Sana, is a singer, radio personality, actress, song writer and karaoke host. This charming love song has attained over It is expected Chaguo La Moyo will still remain a hit in Popular Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter, Yemi Alade once again hit the African airwaves with her remarkable dancehall hit, Bum Bum.
Known for other hits such as Johnny and Single and Searching, Yemi has never disappointed. With over 18 million YouTube views since launching the song in MarchBum Bum is a party anthem. The track by the Nigerian artists that incorporates versatility and creative dramatization managed to bag over 9. Award winning Congolese singer, dancer and producer Fally Ipupa needs no introduction. After registering a lot of success with Eloko Eyo inFally Ipupa returned in with Ecole, a high adrenaline track with electrifying dance moves with more than 8.
Synonymous with his style of dropping hit songs, Africa once again was served YE which has bagged over 7. Having been released just 2 months ago in OctoberBanomoya has shockingly received over 5. This track perfectly livens up any party atmosphere and is a song to watch out for in African artists did an incredible job in releasing a nice variety of music cutting across various genres.
This list is just a skeleton as there are many other awesome tracks not on this list that rocked the airwaves in Indeed, Africa has continuously over the recent times proved to be an emerging global music powerhouse. It is expected the game will only become better in as artists roll up their sleeves to entertain the entire continent and globe. Is there a music video you feel deserved to be on this list?
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Ringtone Editor - 29th November Frank Casino — Here We Are ft. Skull-E Editor - 2nd November Azana Editor - 17th April Luqua Editor - 17th April Mphow 69 — Ke ft. KLY — Cashflow ft. Focalistic Editor - 17th April Nasty C — Abortion Editor - 17th April Nasty C — Forever Editor - 17th April Nasty C — Lost Editor - 17th April The general notion is that South African hip-hop had a dull year. Maybe didn't have as many mega hip-hop hits from SA rappers, but it doesn't mean there weren't some great tunes.
The older generation didn't sleep either, as strong songs from the likes of Solo and Stogie T make our list. OkayAfrica contributors Sabelo Mkhabela and Mayuyuka Kaunda keep their ears to the street and sift through every release to bring you the 20 best South African hip-hop songs of Solo continues a long-held tradition in South Africa of releasing wedding-themed music on the eve of the festive season.
By tying "Two by Two" into his own marriage, which was also serialised through a reality TV show, he makes this a relatable listen. As usual frequent collaborator and producer Buks is amazing on the hook.
Love is a beautiful thing and so is this song. Read our interview with Solo about his latest album C. This Zimbabwean-born rapper reps for her adopted city of Cape Town and is as lyrical as they come. Hanna 's a beast with commanding rhymes and has an alluring attitude to match. All of this allure is on offer on "Peace," which has a knocking beat that she glides over with a well-constructed rhyme scheme.
Already picked up by Mr Eazi 's emPawa initiativeHanna's on the fast track to continental dominance. With a gaping absence of mainstream Xhosa rap of late, Yanga Chief adds his twist on the sub-genre with a humorous cadence and witty rhymes.
If ever South African hip-hop needed another beef-igniting track, this would be it. We can't wait for the response. Zingah has had a storied career that included a name change from Smashis. Under his new moniker, the former Cashtime Fam affiliate has found a new lease on life that's palpable on the buttery "Dlala.
Paired with Santi 's show-stopping patois verse, the resulting track is an afro-tinged slow burner that announces Eagle's arrival on the global stage. Along with its variation of styles, this one gives us something to nod our heads to for the rest of the summer. King Lutendo 's celebration of his Venda heritage, "Self Acceptance," holds up his culture as much as his lyrics do. The song centres around African pride in its message of personal upliftment.
It's the confidently drawled-off bars that grab the listener's attention, though, as they're perfectly layered over percussive production and an aura of nobility. Still one of the most underrated rappers in the game, Priddy Ugly never fails to deliver an engaging verse.
Over a thumping, characteristically speaker-rattling Wichi beat, the two preach the good word of rapid fire bar spitting. With its contrasting tone to the track's menacing rhymes, the song's bridge is the icing on the cake. A great way to open an album is to capture the listener's ear by throwing out a few surprises. While Maglera Doe Boy 's voice is easily the most attention-grabbing right now, it's Luhle Dikana holding his own with a verse that piques your interest.
Probably the intro of the year, the track sets up the rest of his sophomore album, Injayam, Vol 2perfectly. Here, he joins forces with Baker for a swaggering ear-ringer dedicated to his "Squad.
MarazA and M2kane are working on a joint project and the first single they released together, "Neww Neww," points towards a solid collaboration in the making. Both MCs use the same flow but ensure to add different variations in their respective verses, making for a fulfilling listen. If you like your hip-hop grimy, "Get Money" might just be the best SA hip-hop song of for you. The track captures the mood of self-medication through the emotion on both artists' voices. It's fun to get fucked up and faded on late nights when you are going through some shit with the homies, but the regret always lingers in your head, just like this song's catchy hook.
Joburg backpack rap crew Revivolution 's foray into trap with "Skyf" proved successful.
The song is still technical rap over production that doesn't follow the regular kick and snare pattern one would expect from a crew like Revivolution.Its mid-year already, but music fans are still dancing to house songs that were released back at the start of Here's a rundown of the best South African house tracks released so far this calendar year.
As we move towards year-end, we will keep an eye on any hot releases and update the list. The video for the song was released in August and is sitting on more than 1. DJ Zinhle is among the top artists in South Africa's house scene and the industry relies on her for top hits.
Released in August, 'Umlilo' is nearing a million YouTube views. Simmy never disappoints and 'Ngiyesaba' is proof she's good at what she does. Heavy K is not a stranger to house music.
In this video, the year-old artist features the powerful vocals of his wife, Ntombi. Heavy K has out-done most house artists in releasing top songs in the first half of the year. It seems that any song that features Mpumi and Professor turns out to be a knockout. It looks like Mpumi is destined for bigger things, judging by the attention given to her songs.
The March-released song is already enjoying a lot of airplay on local radio stations. The music video tells the story of a man who is involved in a sad relationship but cannot let it go.
The video for the motivational song ends with people who are happy after having achieved their dreams. Lady Zamar rarely disappoints.
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A number of African musicians amassed millions of YouTube views and gained new international fans on streaming platforms, earning much needed exposure. Likehas been a great year for Africa artists in terms of collaborations, although divisions were seen after the September xenophobic attacks in South Africa, with a number of local and foreign musicians cancelling shows in the country and abroad.
Nonetheless,the final year of the decade, can still be marked down as a successful one, as the African music industry continued to gain momentum. West Africa still commands a huge following and influence on the continent, as well as in the US and Europe.
People's Choice Awards in California. Davido did well on the collaborative front. Not to be outdone, Wizkid became the first African artist to hit 8 million monthly streams on Spotify. The previous record was held by Congolese rapper and singer Maitre Gims, who had hit 7 million in one month. Obiang also won the Primud d'Or in Ivory Coast. As usual, South Africa tops the list of southern African artists whose music made waves in the region in See part 2 of our Best African Songs of playlist here.
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