We are finally on the last week of 2020 which has been a tough year more so for artists who for the first time were restricted to their homes and studios due to COVID-19. However, this is also the year we have streamed more music than ever before and today we will explore some of the best African songs of 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the global online music streaming subscriptions has spiked to reach 394 million subscriptions. And according to the RIAA, Music streaming has surpassed digital downloads and all physical products. Note, the 394 million excludes YouTube streams.
Spotify dominates the global music industry, but in Africa, Chinese-backed, Lagos-based streaming startup Boomplay is enjoying rapid growth. According to their recently released report, Boomplay now has 50 million Monthly Active Users.
Other streaming platforms like Mdundo, have also seen huge growth this year, and am sure this trend will continue to grow as internet access also grow. Anyway, without wasting much of your time, here are the –
Best African Songs of 2020;
- Sauti Sol – Midnight Train
2. Otile Brown
3. Fireboy – Vibration
4. Rayvanny ft Diamond Platnumz
5. Master KG – Jerusalema
6. Davido- FEM
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7. Olamide – Infinity (feat. Omah Lay)
8.Nviiri The Storyteller – Pombe Sigara
9. Harmonize, Burna Boy & Diamond Platnumz – Kainama
10. Chris Kaiga – Chain Chain
11.LADIPOE & Simi – Know You
12. Diamond Platnumz – Jeje
13. Elaine – You’re the One
14. Sauti Sol – Suzanna
15. Omah Lay – Godly
16. Rema – Woman
17. Zuchu – Cheche (feat. Diamond Platnumz)
18. Tems – Try Me
19. Xenia Manasseh – Lowkey
20. Kahu$h x Chris Kaiga – Mastingo
Which other songs do you think should have been in this list?