Afropop has its origin in Africa and fails not to be recognized worldwide, as it is on the verge of dominating every other music genre.
Mp3bullet decides to reflect on 10 unforgettable Afropop songs of the 2010s
Davido – IF
Afropop star Davido blessed us with one of the biggest hit songs to come out in the year 2017.
Upon its release, IF became an instant, massive hit as it shook the whole of Africa and made a great statement outside of it.
Also, it became the singer’s second hit song to surpass a 100million streams on YouTube, with FALL taking the lead.
According to Davido, it is a song that changed his life for the better because it catapulted him from the declining level he was at that time to the topmost level of African music.
To many music lovers, IF is a song too good to be forgotten and this makes it top our list of 10 unforgettable Afropop songs of the 2010s.
Besides, it rakes over 120million streams on YouTube currently and still counting.
Stream and enjoy the legendary IF!
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Olamide – Wo
The 2017 hit song Wo was the start of a new trend, slang, dance that reflected on how the street culture functions and how to relate with it.
Meanwhile, the song had an affiliation with the then Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, as baddo was supposedly his godson and sang the song in reference to him.
It gained so much popularity then, that it was likened to the Lagos State anthem.
Nevertheless, the music video of the song was banned by NBC, as they alleged it promoted drugs (cigars) and immorality.
As a matter of fact, this is one gbedu you will love to revisit, as our popular wicked producer Young John delivered the beats!
Stream to the masterpiece below!
Skales – Shake Body
Throwback to 2014 when Skales released “Shake Body“, you’d agree with my first sentence!
Produced by Jay Pizzle, Shake Body is a big dance track that surely found its way into the clubs in no time.
Meanwhile, this was the song he used in starting a new phase, as he recently just founded his Record label that year.
However, this song is too gbeduious to be forgotten.
With over 30million streams on YouTube, Shake Body tops spot 3 on our 10 unforgettable Afropop songs of the 2010s.
Stream and shake your body jare!
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Wizkid – Soco
Soco is a song full of vibes and abundant with melodies from the Starboy himself, the debutant, Terri, and contributions from the son of Aristokrat record, Ceeza Milli and the not-properly-introduced Spotless.
The Soco chant alone is enough for you to fall into the vibes.
Enjoy the enthralling flick from the Star Boy crew!
Patoranking – My woman
Without mincing words, dissecting from the intro “Ready… girl them there
Na who that Iskaba What ya say…” your body feels the heat of the song, and to our surprise, it has become an unforgettable jam.
With two unique voices exchanging pure talents in a song, the outcome is often predictable.
However, this jam was produced by Ghanaian producer, DJ Breezy.
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Maleek Berry – Kontrol
In the light of its release, the Afro-pop single debuted with backing from major blogs and soon went viral on the Internet, gathering millions of streams across different platforms.
Likewise, the video did not disappoint upon its release.
It revealed the flirting side of the singer, as he could be seen having fun.
Further, the video captures the melodic and vibrant sound by infusing fun colours, African fashion, and entertaining artistry, complementing the song perfectly.
Without delay, get your headphones and stream below!
Burna Boy – Deja Vu
Deja Vu is a mid-tempo vibe that sees Burna fall in love, having met someone for the first time.
Meanwhile, this track sees Burna go more in the afro-pop direction as he professes his love to his bae.
You want to imagine experiencing what it feels like to fall in love at first sight, stream the song!
AKA – Fela In Versace
“Fela In Versace” is a single from AKA‘s third studio album Touch My Blood.
Moreover, the song features Nigerian record producer Kiddominant and it was released July 27, 2018, by Beam Group.
Accordingly to the number of units sold, the song was certified platinum by RISA.
Hear AKA praise Nigeria’s very own Fela.
Tiwa Savage – Eminado
Shortly after releasing her Once upon a time album in 2013, one song Eminado ft. her former boss Don Jazzy quickly got the attention of music lovers.
Though it was the seventh track from the album, it remains the most unforgettable from the album.
Watch and tell Don baba J what you want from the bank? Bag? Back? whatever!
DJ Spinall, Kizz Daniel – Baba
Popular Disk Jockey, DJ Spinall features Kizz Daniel in delivering this masterpiece.
Prior to the success of Nowo featuring Wizzy, Baba hit the airwaves and gained his ground.
Categorically, this song has a catchy intro with a very supportive beat to put you in the dancing position.
Whether you know how to dance or not, the song will put you through, that I am sure of!
Well, from 2018 till date, it remains untouchable and unforgotten.
Dance as you wear your agbada!
10 Unforgettable Afropop songs of the 2010s
- Davido – IF
- Olamide – Wo
- Skales – Shake Body
- Wizkid – Soco
- Patoranking – My woman
- Maleek Berry – Kontrol
- Burna Boy – Deja Vu
- AKA – Fela In Versace
- Tiwa Savage – Eminado
- DJ Spinall, Kizz Daniel – Baba