Every 25th of May is Africa Day and to celebrate a historical date, we put together a list of songs from African Artists to put on replay.
African Artists are one of the essential parts of the Africa Entertainment scene. Their music has been one of the tools elevating the continent.
Music is one of the most essential forms of storytelling in Africa, and has communicated the history, culture and lived experiences of the continent’s people over the years.
African Artists have long been using music to amplify the voices of the people. It’s been adopted as a protest sign, a historical narrative, and even a homage to the continent’s beauty.
Africa can take pride in its ability to produce some of the world’s most influential sounds that have not only brought delight to people’s ears but have had strong core messages that have inspired change within their lyrics.
Whether the call has been for action, for unity, for celebration or just to be heard, Africa has a song for it.
In this light, what better way to celebrate Africa Day than with great songs from your favourite African Artists to jam along to? We’ve got just the playlist!
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Burna Boy- Way Too Big
Off his Grammy Award Winning Album, “Twice as Tall“, Burna Boy delivers a victory anthem and a confidence booster in this song. “Way Too Big” is also a reminder of how far Africa has come.
Davido ft Mayorkun- The Best
“I learnt from the best o”. The song is a reminder of the fact that we are the influence and impact people need even if it doesn’t look like it.
Wizkid ft Damian Marley- Blessed
Africa is blessed and its indigenes and Wizkid’s “Blessed” is the perfect reminder of that. We might be rough around the edges, but we definitely keep it nappy and do what makes us happy.
Master KG ft Nocembo Zikode, Burna Boy- Jerusalema remix
This song was a global hit in 2020. As the pandemic began to take its toll on the World, most people turned to “Jerusalema” for relief. It was also proof of how Africa could a source of happiness to the world.
Tiwa Savage- Koroba
This is a feel-good song with a strong social message behind it. It simply addresses hypocrisy and corruption, some of the issues begetting Africa.
Sarkodie ft Kuami Eugene- Happy Day
“Happy Day” is a song of gratitude, introspection, a commentary on socio-political issues and reverence for the divine being.
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Stonebwoy ft Vic Mensa- Blessings
“Blessings go follow Me” – Stonebwoy captures the most essential wish of an African in this vibes-filled song.
Sauti Sol ft Soweto Gospel Choir- Brighter Days
East African Pop Band, Sauti Sol team up with the Popular South African Choir, Soweto Gospel Choir to sing about hope, love and positivity.
Harmonize ft Awilo Longomba & H baba- Attitude
Looking for a song to dance to and forget your sorrows, “Attitude” is that song. Featuring East African singer, Harmonize and veteran Musician, Awilo Longomba, “Attitude” is sure to get you dancing.
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Cassper Nyovest feat. Busiswa & Legendary P – Nokuthula
The drill is one sub-genre that is taking over the Africa Music scene and Cassper Nyovest is one of the artists to jump on the sound. With Busiswa and Legendary P, they rap about growth, fame and resilience.