Below is a list of the most downloaded and viewed African songs at the moment. These hit tracks are the latest African songs of the month in 2018 and are compiled mostly from the playlists of African songs that are currently ranking in the top 10 countdown charts of MTV Base | Trace Urban | SoundCity Africa.
Music lovers often search for the hottest songs and music video of the week/month and usually have difficulties finding current trending African songs to add to their music playlist.
In this post I will be providing a list to the top trending African music and videos and hit tracks of the month that are currently top of radio and tv countdown charts in no particular order.
Top 10 African Hit Songs of the Week
Sauti Sol ft Nyashinski – Short N Sweet
Kenyan Boy group known as Sauti Sol have yet released another brand new love song with sweet lyrics to sooth their female fans called “Short N Sweet”, a collabo they have just dropped with Nyanshinski.
Sauti Sol is a Kenyan afro-pop band formed in Nairobi by vocalists Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano and Savara Mudigi in 2005. Initially an a Capella group, guitarist Polycarp Otieno joined before they named themselves Sauti Sol.
Short N Sweet Music video with Nyashinski was Directed by Nate Thomas, mixed and mastered by Sarthak (Wanene Entertainment) the song, like many other Sauti Sol songs, gives the African Spirit that keeps missing in many songs from the continent.
Shatta Wale – Gringo
Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah has finally revealed the theme and motive behind his new music video, “Gringo” which has created a lot of buzz in the media since its release.
According to the dancehall artiste, the music video depicts his life as a musician in the entertainment industry.
Shatta said “Gringo” is a Mexican term meaning foreigner, adding that, he sees himself as a foreigner since re-branding from Bandana to Shatta Wale.
Wizkid Ft. Duncan Mighty – Fake Love
Here is another big thing!!! African Starboy Wizkid highlights Porthaccourt singer Duncan Mighty on new chune labelled “Fake Love”.
The new tune ‘Fake Love’ which was produced by KillerTunes sees Wizkid & Duncan Mighty talking about a Girl showing fake love all because of the cash, “Fake Love” is coming through after Wizkid collaborated with Mut4y on “Commando”.
Davido – Assurance
I guess you don’t see this coming through, DMW Boss Davido comes out ruggedly with this smash labelled “Assurance” the track is dedicated to Davido’s long time Girlfriend Chioma.
“Assurance” might be off Davido’s debut album which premieres soon, “Assurance” by Davido is also dedicated to Guys out there who really loves and care about their woman. The new Davido’s single sequel to the viral success of “Fia”.
Star Boy ft. Wizkid, Ceeza Milli, Spotless & Terri – Soco
Olamide – Science Student
YBNL Nation Presents Olamide with his first single of the year titled “Science Student”, Olamide got “Science Student” production from the two YBNL In House Producers Young John & B Banks.
“Science Student” is a new track by Olamide that targets the Street Completely, The YBNL Boss has 2018 shaking already, “Science Student” comes exactly after fans woke from the trouble “Lagos Nawa” Album caused.
AKWAABA – GuiltyBeatz x Mr Eazi x Patapaa X Pappy Kojo
Ghanaian producer GuiltyBeatz presents his new single, an infectious dance tune titled “Akwaaba”. On this one, he assembles Mr Eazi, rapper Pappy Kojo and the “One Corner” viral sensation Patapaa. “Akwaaba” (the Ghanaian term for ‘welcome’) is the first single from the DJ and producer (who also happens to be the brain behind Mr Eazi’s smash hit single Sample You) who is signed to Meister Music.
Tanzanian afro pop/dance duo, Navy Kenzo consisting of Aika – female singer/rapper and Nahreel – singer and major award winning producer drops off masterpiece single christened “Fella“.
Navy Kenzo is signed under the label of “The Industry Studios” founded by Nahreel that works with major Tanzania artists like Vanessa Mdee, Diamond Platinumz, Joh Makini etc.
The music dou has since been recognized and ranked amongst Tanzanian biggest music exports and still growing.
Shekhinah – Please Mr
Please Mr is the new single by Shekhinah from her Gold selling debut studio album Rose Gold released independently and distributed by Sony. The singer has performed the track acoustically on Youtube and it was well received. The song has now been promoted as a single. The video for Please Mr is expected today.
Kwesta Ft. Wale – Spirit
“Spirit” is a single by South African rapper Kwesta featuring American rapper Wale. The song is produced by Makwa 6eats and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa.
“Spirit” contains an interpolation of “These Tears” as performed and written by South African House group SpiritChaser.
The music video was released on Kwesta’s Vevo account on January 11, 2018. It is directed by Skeem Skaam’s director Tebogo Malope in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, Kwesta’s hometown. The video shows Kwesta and Wale performing to a crowd of fans,driving in a Lamborghini in a tunnel and popping alcohol beverages.
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