Top 20 Most Popular Songs in Africa — 2017 - GhKings

Top 20 Most Popular Songs in Africa — 2017

As the year finally comes to an end, GhKings gathers and analyses the most compelling charts from Africa.

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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).

1. If by Davido

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).


2. Come Closer by Wizkid (ft Drake)

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.


3. Fall by Davido

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.


4. Marry You by Diamond Platnumz (ft Ne-Yo)

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.


5. Pain Killer by Sarkodie (feat Runtown)

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.


6. Wo by Olamide

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.


7. Iskaba by Wande Coal

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.


8. Taking Over by Shatta Wale

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.


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9. Leg Over by Mr Eazi

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.


10. All Over by Tiwa Savage

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.


11. One Corner by Patapaa

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 2017Ghana and number four (4) in Nigeria.

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12. Yawa by Tekno

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.


13. Juice by Ycee

Ycee has repeatedly made the headlines this year in Nigeria and across Africa. He


14. For Life by Runtown


15. Yeba by Kiss Daniel


16. Tito Mboweni by Cassper Nyovest


17. Eko Miami by Maleek Berry (feat Geko)


18. NDA by Nasty C


19.This Kind Love by Patoranking (featuring Wizkid)


20. Na Wash by Becca (feat Patoranking)


2017 Music Highlights: Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Ebony, Shatta Wale, Becca, Fancy Gadam and more

Honorable mentions:

Summer Boy by Olamide (featuring Davido)

Go by Tekno

Wehdone Sir by Falz

Single and Searching by Yemi Alade (featuring Falz)

Spirit by Kwesta 

The World is Yours by AKA

Shut Up & Groove by Distruction Boyz (feat Babes Wodumo & Mampintsha)

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