Stating that African Music has come of age is an understatement. Music from the African continent continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Besides being well received and appreciated locally, the music is also creating storms in the international scene. Quite a number of singles are dominating the charts both locally as well as internationally. In brief, the list below comprises of the top 10 African Music to enjoy in 2014.
1. Number One – Davido Feat. Diamond
This song has continued to enjoy a long ride of success. Despite being released several months ago, it seems that this is the song to beat. The song which is a remix of a previous track done by Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz also features Nigeria’s hit maker Davido. From the look of things, this song is going places.
2. Million Pound Girl – FUSE ODG
“Million Pound Girl” was first released as a digital download on the 29th of December 2013 in the UK market. While it may look like the song has been on the charts for ages, it still continues to command a lot of following. The song has been composed and sang by Ghanaian-British rapper and singer, FUSE ODG.
3. Mama Africa – Bracket
Bracket who has been off the music scene for sometime has made a comeback with his latest song “Mama Africa.” The singing duo is best remembered for being the hit makers of the popular song “Yori Yori.” Just like the song’s title, this song is dedicated to all mothers in the region.
4. Happiness – May D feat. Mafikizolo
“Happiness” brings together two of Africa’s best acts. May D has collaborated with top African artists. The artist featured in P Squares track “Chop my Money.” On the other hand,” Mafikizolo” is well-known for their unique music style which is majorly based on Kwaito genre of music. Happiness brings forth a fuse of Kwaito and urban hip-hop.
5. See Ya – Keko
See Ya by Ugandan born rap artist continue to feature among the top songs in most charts. Riding from her previous success, the Ugandan rap artist has clearly set the music standards quite high. Just like her previous chart topping track “Make you dance,” Keko has also incorporated the “feel good energy” in her latest track. She still uses her rapping skills to make you dance to the tune.