As the year finally comes to an end, GhKings gathers and analyses the most compelling charts from Africa.
The latest compilation includes overall popular songs in various countries and online performances. The year has already projected some of the best albums from Africa including Life is Eazi by Mr Eazi, Sounds from the other Side by Wizkid, Highest by Sarkodie, Thuto by Cassper Nyovest, Epistles of Mama by Stonebwoy and more.
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Let’s scroll down to checkout the list of top 20 most popular songs in Africa this year (2017).
[mark color=”yellow”]1. If by Davido[/mark]
Davido has been in the deepest end this year (2017); losing three (3) friends, being charged as a suspect and having number one (1) song across Africa. Not just one (1) or two (2), the Nigerian singer has five (5) top charting songs. IF by Davido has over 55 million views on YouTube ( at the time of this publication).
[mark color=”yellow”]2. Come Closer by Wizkid (ft Drake)[/mark]
Two (2) of the world’s favourite and you could expect nothing but the best. ‘Come Closer’ follows Wizkid long time relation with Drake which finally saw the two (2) collaborating on this song. It’s has also been Shazamed over 400K times making it also the Most Shazamed Africa song.
[mark color=”yellow”]3. Fall by Davido[/mark]
Real name David Adeleke, Davido again secures third (3rd) position on the list with Fall. The Nigerian singer has unarguably dominated the music scene this year. Fall also has over 40 million views on YouTube.
[mark color=”yellow”]4. Marry You by Diamond Platnumz (ft Ne-Yo)[/mark]
East African king, Diamond Platnumz takes number four (4) spot. Diamond overall is the most watched with 19 million total views on YouTube according to YouTube Music Insight. Davido has 11 million total views.
[mark color=”yellow”]5. Pain Killer by Sarkodie (feat Runtown)[/mark]
This song is one of the best collaborations this year (2017). Self acclaimed sound god Runtown teams up with ‘Adonai’ hit-maker Sarkodie on this one. The song caught widespread shortly after its release.
[mark color=”yellow”]6. Wo by Olamide[/mark]
With over 12 million views on YouTube, this video was about controversies and was even banned on Nigerian television. But it didn’t stop the video from accumulating numbers online. Wo by Olamide takes no. 6 spot. The song also tops Most Searched on Google in Nigeria.
[mark color=”yellow”]7. Iskaba by Wande Coal[/mark]
Iskaba went off the top after the colourful video it coupled was released on to YouTube. The official Black Diamond and DJ Tunez literally had every African lady vibing to this song.
[mark color=”yellow”]8. Taking Over by Shatta Wale[/mark]
Ghana’s Man of the Year, Shatta Wale continues to be the most talked about. However, the Dancehall singer competes with other African artistes in a hot spot. Taking Over is Shatta’s top most watched video on YouTube with over 5.7 million views.
[mark color=”yellow”]Checkout: Top 10 Most Popular Songs by SHATTA WALE This Year (2017)[/mark]
[mark color=”yellow”]9. Leg Over by Mr Eazi[/mark]
Part of Mr Eazi spearheading into the international scene could attributed to this song. The song also gained notoriety in the UK and other foreign countries. The video has over 27 million views on YouTube.
[mark color=”yellow”]10. All Over by Tiwa Savage[/mark]
Nigerian queen Tiwa Savage continues to dominate the female section and also battle with male acts for the overall crown. Tiwa Savage rocked everyone with this one and Ma Lo featuring Wizkid.
[mark color=”yellow”]11. One Corner by Patapaa[/mark]
Patapaa was on the road to achieve a global craze with one but unfortunately he lost the race due to promotion. The Swedru native singer took over the social media after his One Corner went viral in Ghana and Nigeria. The song is number eight (8) on Google Trends 2017 — Ghana and number four (4) in Nigeria.
[mark color=”yellow”]Also checkout: Fans climb Stage Rig after DJ Drops “One Corner” in Ashaiman – video[/mark]
[mark color=”yellow”]12. Yawa by Tekno[/mark]
Tekno keeps dropping hit-after-hit. ‘Yawa’ and ‘Diana’ are Tekno‘s most popular song this year (2017). ‘Go’ also released later this year (2017) is gearing to the top.
[mark color=”yellow”]13. Juice by Ycee[/mark]
Ycee has repeatedly made the headlines this year in Nigeria and across Africa. He
[mark color=”yellow”]14. For Life by Runtown[/mark]
[mark color=”yellow”]15. Yeba by Kiss Daniel[/mark]
[mark color=”yellow”]16. Tito Mboweni by Cassper Nyovest[/mark]
[mark color=”yellow”]17. Eko Miami by Maleek Berry (feat Geko)[/mark]
[mark color=”yellow”]18. NDA by Nasty C[/mark]
[mark color=”yellow”]19.This Kind Love by Patoranking (featuring Wizkid)[/mark]
[mark color=”yellow”]20. Na Wash by Becca (feat Patoranking)[/mark]
[mark color=”yellow”]2017 Music Highlights: Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Ebony, Shatta Wale, Becca, Fancy Gadam and more[/mark]
Summer Boy by Olamide (featuring Davido) [icon name=”popup”]
Go by Tekno [icon name=”popup”]
Wehdone Sir by Falz [icon name=”popup”]
Single and Searching by Yemi Alade (featuring Falz) [icon name=”popup”]
Spirit by Kwesta [icon name=”popup”]
The World is Yours by AKA [icon name=”popup”]
Shut Up & Groove by Distruction Boyz (feat Babes Wodumo & Mampintsha) [icon name=”popup”]