This is the continuation of Top 20 best African songs of all time. This best African songs are worthy to be on this list for so many reasons, they have all the key elements and melody and have thrilled the continent for years. They are record breakers and chat toppers of their time. When you hear this great songs, you can’t help but wait to listen.
List Of Top 10 Best African Songs Of All Time
10. Coupe Bibamba By Awilo Longomba (Congo)
Awilo Longomba, Coupe Bibamba song will which he released in 1998, gained him an instant recognition in Africa and beyond. The song which has it own style of dance called “Makossa Dance” was enjoyed in allover Africa.
9. Vuli Ndlela By Late Brenda Fassie (South Africa)
Vuli Ndlela was released in 1997 by late Brenda Fassie, South African anti-apartheid Afro pop singer. You don’t have to understand the words to be moved by the song. Vuli Ndlela is one the best African songs.
8.Water No Get Enemy By Fela Kuti (Nigeria)
This was sang by late Fela Kuti. This song still remain one of the most powerful and driven African song. The Nigeria born artist happened to be the pioneer of the Afro-beat music.
7. Premier Gaou by Magic System (Ivory Coast)
Magic System hit track ‘Premier Gaou’ was released in 2002, the song album sold out millions of copies in Africa countries and over 300,000 copies in France. Due to the popularity of the song it was later remix by some African artists.
6. Umqombathi by Yvonne Chaka Chaka (South Africa)
Yvonne Chaka Chaka is one of the pioneers in South Africa music industry. This beautiful and very talented songstress has many hit songs, but “Umqombathi” known as (“African Beer”) ensured her stardom. Yvonne Chaka Chaka was honored by WEF Crystal Award, 8th Most Powerful African and Top 100 Most Influential Women in the World. I love this woman for her talent and humanitarian services to human kind.
5. Prisoner By Lucky Dube (South Africa)
If You indeed have a soft touch for music, You will agree with me that Lucky Dube, in almost all his track still sound so interesting and new even though he had passed away. The South Africa reggae artist was short dead on 18th October 2007 in the street of Johannesburg.
4. Wombo Lombo By Angélique Kidjo (Cotonuo, Benin)
According to Wikipedia Angelique Kidjo is the first woman to be listed among “The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa” by Forbes magazine. Everything about that song “Wombo Lombo” represent Africa, the costume, the dance and Kidjo’s strong voice made the song one of the best in Africa.
3. Sweet Mother by Prince Nico Mbarga (Nigeria)
Indeed all mothers are sweet, Prince Nico Mbarga, recorded “Sweet Mother” in 1976, sold over 13 million copies. Sweet Mother is sometimes called Africa’s anthem. This song will continue to be remembered from generation to generation.
2. Seven Seconds by Youssou N’Dour (Senegal)
“7 Seconds” tells about first seven seconds in the life of a newborn, arguably unaware of problems in the world. Youssou N’Dour released “7 Seconds” in 1994, and sold out millions of copies in Africa and in some European countries.
1. Personally By P-Square (Nigeria)
P-Square hit song “Personally” was released in 2014. The song was nominated in World Music Awards for World’s Best Song and World Music Awards for World’s Best Video. The song also has the highest views on YouTube than any other artist in Africa of all times, currently has 57,212,827 views on YouTube as at the time of writing this article.