Hey dear reader its been one helluva year for African music.We had some African magic popping all over from international collabos to African music festivals this year I can proudly say AFRICA you were Fabulous…Fun…and best of all you were ‘Frican.
Out of all the crazy jams this year and still incredible music being released as we close the year I selected 30 smash hits to summarize this year for you…You might want to get your earphones for this.
Tanzanian act Raymond aka RayVanny has had the best come up storry this year releasing three straight bangers with “KWETU” being his first.The Swahili song the talks about falling in love of two people from different background and social classes is guaranteed to make your body jump.
29.Body Hot-Praiz ft Jesse Jagz & Stonebwoy
This carribean vibe filled jam gave Africa that summer feeling with vocals from Praiz and his guest acts Afro-dance hall legend Jesse Jagz and Ghanaian one time BET Award winner Stonebwoy.
28.Ole-LAX ft Dremo & YCee
This line up was already a hit before I even heard the song because this three are the future of Afro-hiphop.The song whose title means bad was a cool uptown jam with Starbwoy’s act LAX crooning over a chilled beat with incredible verses from DMW’s Dremo and thee Jagaban himself YCee.
27.Coded Tingz-2Baba ft Phyno & Chief Obi
2 Baba,formerly known as 2 face, is one of the first pioneers of African music…Personally he’s track AFRICAN QUEEN was the first Nigerian song I heard that was probably when I wass still a young kid playing in mud somewhere in Mathare.This track featured indigenous rapper Phyno and to accompany it was a super comical and “dancy” video.
26.Make me sing-AKA ft Diamond platnumz
When AKA released his album LEVELS he decided to cross borders on his new singles and where better to start than in Tanzania with the most loved person in Tz…*wait for it*…RnB mega star Diamond Platnumz. This almost club song made me compare AKA alias Supa Mega to Drake-They just wwent rap to pop seamlessly.
25.Hell Naw-Nasty C
In my recent top 10 afro hiphop acts Nasty topped the list and this track is one of the reason why…Slow beat…Smooth flow…Killer rap-Now that’s Nasty C.A must hear.
24.Who you epp (refix)-Olamide ft Phyno & Wande Coal
This is probably the most remixed song outta Nigeria this year with every rap king jumping on the tyrack originally a freestyle by Olamide.I,ll leave two version for you one with Wande Coal and the other a freestyle with Phyno.
23.Coolest Kids In Africa-Davido ft Nasty C
If by now you wondering why I have Nasty everywhere well need Isay it out loud…He’s the coolest kid in Africa.This blazing joint off Davido’s incredible EP Son Of Mercy was a standout track simply because these two only create Magic.
First and foremost Vanessa you my crush…That voice so magical…That face-Angelic..That A….Lemme chill out on you first and lets talk of this supertrack with an easily “memeable” video.Love & Dancing;they don’t come better than on this track
21.Salome-Diamond Platnumz ft RayVanny
There’s something about this tracks that just makes you stand and look for a lady and hit that floor.This two acts under the Wasafi Record label which is owned by Diamond have shaped African music this year.With its traditional vibe to it and samplings from a legendary track by Saida Karoli this is a must repeat track.The fact that they released a club version to it is also a dope idea
Our first episode is done and watch out for part two number 20-11…