Hence,African songs have different styles and rhythm depending on the region. Most African Songs narrate the activities/culture of a particular region or country, most time it goes as far as narrating our day to day activities which have an impacts on our lives.
15. Agolo By Angélique Kidjo (Cotonuo, Benin)
Born Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo but popularly and simply called Angélique Kidjo is a very talented musician and a Beninese Grammy Award winning winner.
One of her hit song ‘Agolo’ which she released in 1994 enjoyed massive airplay in Africa and beyond and won several awards.
14. African Queen by Tu Face (Nigeria)
Tu Face ‘African Queen’ song which he released in 2004 won him awards and recognition in the music world. The song which promoted African women beauty and culture was recognized locally and international.In fact , it was also his breakthrough song.
13. Adonai remix by Sarkodie and Castro ( Ghana)
This is a contemporary song ,it was released in 2014 but undoubtedly one of the best African music of all time.It enjoyed a massive airplay and worldwide recognition after the sad missing of the featured vocalist on the track ,Castro. It is one of the most viewed African songs on youtube with 36,418,124 as at writing this article.
12. 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 all over continent.
11. 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.
10. Seun Rere By Late Christy Essien Igbokwe (Nigeria)
Late Christy Essien Igbokwe is regarded as one the best female musician to have come out of Africa.
Her hit track ‘Seun Rere’ is a song with a high moral message for children. The song was like a national anthem in the 80’s.
9.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.
8.Woyaya by Osibisa (Ghana)
Osibisa’s music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B. Osibisa were one of the first African-heritage bands to become widely popular and linked with the world music description.
Woyaya is the second album by Ghanaian Afro-pop band Osibisa released in 1971 by MCA. Reissued in 2004 in a two-CD pack together with the self-titled album Osibisa by BGO Records.
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.