African Music – Best 5 African Songs of 2017. These are the songs that made you dance throughout 2017
Best 5 African Songs Of 2017
Runtown – Mad Over You
Douglas Jack Agu (born 19 August 1989), better known by his stage name Runtown, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer. He has a diverse musical style mix of hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and rap.
Mad Over You, was released in November 2016 and produced by Runtown, Del B and TSpize. The songs debuted at number 38 on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks Charts making it the singer’s very first appearance in any US-based chart. It was nominated as Song Of The Year at the Lagos AFRIMA Awards. The music video of the song was directed by Clarence Peters, featuring a group of women displaying different type of fashions and body art.
Davido – if (Nigeria )
David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
If, was released in 2017. It won the AFRIMA Music of the Year award
Diamond Platnumz ft Rayvanny – Salome (Tanzania)
Naseeb Abdul Juma (born 2 October 1989), popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz (or simply Diamond), is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist and dancer from Tanzania.
Salome – was released in 2016 and is an “updated” version of the original hit song, Salome was first released 16 years ago by Saida Karoli and was a hit song throughout East Africa.
Fally Ipupa – Eloko Oyo(Congo)
Fally Ipupa N’simba (born December 14, 1977), known by his stage name Fally Ipupa, is a DR Congolese singer-songwriter, dancer, philanthropist, guitarist, and producer. From 1999 until 2006, he was a member of Quartier Latin International, the music band formed in 1986 by Koffi Olomidé.
Eloko Oyo – from his album Tokooos released in July 2017 is a style of music called Rumba or Congolese Rumba which originated from the Congo. Eloko Oyo ( from Lingala meaning “this thing” in English) talks about his love for music. The original song which was sang by a female Congolese singer talked about sex.
Darassa ft Ben Pol – Muziki (Tanzania)
Muziki – became a hit the moment it hit the public. The song was added to YouTube on Nov 23, 2016 and reached 3M views in 2 weeks.