Below are the various fast growing music genres in Africa. Precursors of Afro-beat like legend Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, South African Reggae artiste Lucky Dube, Manu Dibango and other legends set the pace, now new acts like Angélique Kidjo, 2Face Idibia, Richard Bona, Femi Kuti, Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, D’banj, Sarkodie, Fuse ODG, Timaya and many others are exporting great music across continental borders.
Top 50 Songs in Africa
The following are top African hits, compiled from youtube. here they are not arranged in any particular order.
- Tekno – Duro(Nigeria)
Teknomiles currently signed to Made Men Group, Nigeria is currently topping local charts with his latest upbeat single Duro.
- P-Square & Awilo Longoba – Enemy Solo(Nigeria & Congo)
Congolese legend Awilo Longomba teams up with P-square, (who has now split up with his brother )African music legends in their own right to create a catchy song titled Enemy Solo.
- Olamide – Bobo(Nigeria)
Nigerian music powerhouse, YBNL Olamide will not let Africa have a music chart without his song. Bobo is another monster hit from the music maverick.
- Lady Ponce – Ca la ( Cameroon)
Cameroonian songstress who shot to prominence with her psychedelic album entitled Bombe A and dance style is very much alive in African music. Understandably, she is one of the best dancers and
her music transcend frontiers.
- Iyanya – Applaudise(Nigeria)
MMG act, Iyanya’s latest song Applaudise deserves our applause. Aplaudise is one of the top songs in Africa already .
Ojuelegba was already a top African song, Ojuelegba remix is what happened when Drake and Skepta added their talent to the song.
- AdekunleGold – Orente(Nigeria)
Nigerian new indigenous act, Adekunle Gold is on a roll, Orente is another African hit song from the talented new act whose last singe Sade is one of the most famous African songs released recently.
Kiss Daniel enlisted the help of the African best female act and African best male act on the remix of his hit single Woju, how could he go wrong.
Vector is one of the best African rappers and he is in fact the best freestyle rapper in Africa, he teamed up other indigenous rappers to produce what is the best rap song in Africa.
- Orezi – Shuperu Remix ft. Davido(Nigeria)
Orezi enlists Davido on the remix of his hit single Shuperu and the result is one of the best dance songs in Africa.
- Falz – Marry Me ft. Yemi Alade, Poe (Nigeria)
Falz a leader in his comedy-styled niche stole the heart of many single ladies with his hit song marry me. Marry me is one of the best African wedding songs.
African best male artiste Davido teams up with African music enigma Uhuru and DJ Buckz to create one of the best sounds in Africa.
- Fuse ODG – Ye Play (Ghana)
Fuse ODG’s Ye Play is another music banger produced by Maleek Berry, Ye Play is already one of African DJ’s party starter.
- Davido – Fans Mi ft. Meek Mill(Nigeria)
Fans Mi is a Davido Afrobeats-HipHop fusion single featuring U.S Rapper and Maybach Music Group artist Meek Mill. Fans Mi was produced by Shizzi.
- C4 Pedro – Vamos Ficar Por Aqui(Angola)
Angolan superstar C4 Pedro’s “Vamos Ficar Por Aqui” is another wonderful song from the African music powerhouse. It is already one of the best sons in Africa.
- PSquare – Collabo ft. Don Jazzy(Nigeria)
African pop duo teamed up with one of the best producers in Africa, Don Jazzy on a song titled Collabo. It is already regarded as one of the best songs in Africa right now.
- Flavour – Ololufe Ft. Chidinma(Nigeria)
Flavour and Chidinma teamed up to produce one of the best love songs in Africa right now.
- Diamond Platnumz – Nana Ft. Flavour (Tanzania)
NANA was produced by Naahreal from Tanzania and writen by Diamond Platnumz, it features Nigerian highlife maestro Flavour and it is one of the top songs in Africa.
- Wally Seck – Sante Yalla (Senegal)
Senegalese music act Sante Yalla proves once again that African music does not belong to the anglophone countries alone. This is already one of the top songs in Africa.
- Korede Bello – Godwin(Nigeria)
Mavin records act Korede Bello backed by the instrumentals of Mavin Boss Don Jazzy sent Africa into a thankful mode with his hit single Godwin.
Yemi Alade has taken over with her infectious melody which features Phyno. This is easily one of the top songs in Africa.
- Iyanya – Gift Ft. Don Jazzy(Nigeria)
Iyanya features Don Jazzy whose voice is fast becoming a sensation in Africa and in excellent fashion the song Gift is one of the top dance songs in Africa.
- Serge Beynaud – Fouinta Fouinte(Côte d’Ivoire)
Ivorian Serge Beynaud sent Africa into dance mode with his catchy song
“Fouinta Founite”. Fouinta Fouinte is one of the best songs in Africa right now.
Already one of the best songs from Nigeria, this song from Nigerian dancehall act Patoranking and African R&B dynamo Wande Coal will get your girl feeling very lucky, it is one of the top African songs
- Yamoto Band – Nitakupwelepweta(Tanzania)
Tanzania Yamoto band has one of the top songs in Africa this year with their single titled Nitakupwelepweta.
- R2Bees – Gboza ft. Davido (Ghana & Nigeria)
Ghana-Nigeria are so good together that you would thing they are direct neighbors, this is one of the top West African collaboration songs right now.
Amos and Josh, East Africa’s freshest afro pop act single ‘Baadaye’ rose fast on the charts due to its strong message, it is one of the top African songs right now.
‘Feeling the Nigga’ which features Akon brings two of the biggest African acts together and they bless us with a very catchy African song.
- Burna Boy – Soke(Nigeria)
Burna Boy keeps serenading with his new brand of music and Soke in typical Burna Boy fashion is already a masterclass and it an African hit song.
- Fuse ODG – Only (Ghana)
Only in Africa is another nice song about Africa from Fuse ODG, it is already a very popular African song.
- Jux – Sisikii (Tanzania)
Tanzania R&B singer Jux released one of the most popular songs in Africa titled Sisikii
32. Julius Essoka – Na Poi (Cameroon
This is a talented African singer and song writer who still has much in his locker. He follows in the footsteps of the likes of his countryman Richard Bona especially with this song Na Poi.There are reasons to believe he is prolific.
Sarkodie has a message for African rappers and it was well received as it is already one of the top rap songs in Africa.
This is one the top songs playing everywhere in Africa. It is a really powerful song from Jupitar and it features African top rapper Sarkodie.
- Eddy Kenzo – Zigido (Uganda)
Eddy Kenzo dropped Zigido which typifies the ghetto boy struggle in Africa and it has become one of the most popular songs in Africa.
- AKA – All Eyes on Me ft. Burna Boy, Da L.E.S., JR (South Africa)
All Eyes on me by South African rapper AKA features Burna Boy, Da L.E.S & Jr and it is already one of the top songs in Africa.
- Riky Rick – Boss Zonke(South Africa)
South African rapper Riky Rick tore through the charts with this popular African hit song, it is one of the most popular songs in Africa.
- K.O – Skhanda Love Ft. Nandi Mngoma(South Africa)
South African rapper Ntokozo Mdluli, popularly known by his stage name, K.O is regarded as some as the best rapper in South Africa and he did not disappoint on Skhanda Love, it is already one of the best South African songs and it is one of the top songs in Africa.
- Cassper Nyovest Ft. DJ Drama & Anatii – Ghetto(South Africa)
The much anticipated international collaboration between Cassper Nyovest & DJ Drama finally dropped and it is now one of the best African songs.
- Wizkid – Expensive Shit(Nigeria)
Wizkid who has been on an Afro-beat revival dropped another top Afro-beat song inspired by late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and it is already one of the most popular songs in Africa.
- Vanessa Mdee – Nobody But Me ft. K.O (Tanzania)
Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee’s single Nobody But Me featuring South African rapper K.O is currently one of the best songs in Africa.
De Alma Na Paixao by Yuri Da Cunha is a song you cannot get tired of listening to, the softly infectious is one of the African hit songs from Angola and it is wonderful.
- Wizkid – Sound It(Nigeria)
Wizkid dropped “Sound It”, after his highly successful “Ayo” album. It quickly rose up the chart in the UK and across Africa. It is one of the top songs from Africa right now.
- Jeremy Loops – Down South Ft. Motheo Moleko(South Africa)
Jeremy Loops rarely disappoints and in Jeremy loops fashion, Down South featuring Motheo Moleko is already one of the best songs in Africa.
- Dj Arafat – Gbobolor(Côte d’Ivoire)
DJ Arafat, widely regarded as the king of Coupé-Décalé genre, got Africa on its feet once again with his melodious song Gbobolor, which is currently one of the top songs in Africa.
- AKA ft. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – Baddest (South Africa)
Baddest by AKA features some of the top acts in Africa and it is fast rising on African top 10 songs charts.
African Rapper number one bounced back from his long hiatus with an album worthy of Chairman status, the song Bullion Van is already among the top songs in Africa.
- Sauti Sol – Shake Yo Bam Bam(Kenya)
Shake Yo Bam Bam by Sauti Sol is off his Live and Die in Afrika album and the song is already topping African music charts.
- Dj Arafat – C’est Moi(Côte d’Ivoire)
DJ Arafat’a song dance tune C’est Moi keeps waxing stronger and it is becoming one of the top African songs.
- Youssoupha – Entourage (Congo)
Congolese Music maestro Youssoupha does what he knows best on the song Entourage and it is currently one of the most popular songs in Africa.