It’s nearly impossible to listen to all the songs that are released by artistes every month, but a good hit will always capture the attention of many.
#PulsePicks2020: Hit songs of the Year 2020- East Africa
In fact, statistics indicate that an average of 13,000 new songs are released on different streaming platforms every month.
This is precisely what makes curation so important. Pulselive.co.ke has compiled a list of all the songs that took Netizens by storm across East Africa.
Waah- Diamond Platnumz ft Koffi Olomide
WCB President Diamond Platnumz and Rhumba Maestro Koffi Olomide teamed up to drop one of the biggest tune for the year 2020.
The song “WAAAH” set a new record in the Entertainment Industry after clocking over 1 million views in 8 hours and 2 million views in 13 hours on YouTube.
The Waaah video was also able to garner over 20 million views within 2 weeks.
Jeje- Diampond Platnumz
On February 25th, Chibu Dangote released another hit dubbed Jeje. The song Jeje has so far accumulated over 40 million views on YouTube.
Utawezana- Femi One ft Mejja
On April 1st, rapper Femi One linked up with Mejja for their major collabo called Utawezana. The song has so far garnered over 10 million views in 8 months, becoming one of the very successful Kenyan songs.
Dusuma- Otile Brown ft Meddy
Just In Love Music CEO, Otile Brown teamed up with Rwandese Meddy to drop a banger #Dusuma, that became an instant hit in East Africa and the rest of the continent.
The song was released on June 17 and has over 18 million views.
Wangu- Nadia Mukami ft Sanaipei Tande
Songstress Nadia Mukami linked up with Sanaipei Tande for their hit song #Wangu back on October 19, 2020.
The video to the song has 0ver 5.1 million vies on YouTube
Suzanna- Sauti Sol
Sauti Sol’s hit song Suzanna premiered on YouTube on February 7th 2020 as the first single off their Album Midnight Train.
Aiyana- Otile Brown ft Sanaipei Tande
Number One- Rayvanny ft Zuchu
Released on November 26, 2020. Over 8 million views on YouTube.
Teamo- Rayvanny Ft Messias Maricoa
Over 21 million views, dropped on February 10, 2020.
Daktari- Ethic Entertainment
Over 3 million views, Premiered Feb 14, 2020.
Released on November 21, 2020, with over 3.6 million views.
Wanani Remix- Bahati, Odi wa Muranga, Ssaru, Benzema, Petra and Mejja
Over 5.1 million views, Premiered Jul 3, 2020
Sina Nyota- Mbosso
Over 6 million views on YouTube. Released on September 4th, 2020.
Miss Buza- Rayvanny ft Dulla Makabila
Over 6.9 million views, released March 26, 2020
Yes Bana- Khaligraph Jones
Liar- Msauti ft Tanasha
Over 2.5 million views
Premiered Sep 11, 2020, over 282K views.
Dondoka- Ethic Entertainment
Over 1.1 million views, Premiered August 20, 2020.
Jeshi - Harmonize
Over 5.4 Million views. Premiered August 11, 2020.
One Night Stand Ibraah ft. Harmonize
Over 10 million views, Premiered May 12, 2020.
Litawachoma – Zuchu ft Diamond Platnumz
Over 10 million views, released on Sep 28, 2020.
Cheche- Zuchu ft Diamond Platnumz
Over 13 million views on YouTube, dropped on September 15, 2020.
Premiered April 9, 2020 with over 9.6 million views.
Mastingo- Chris Kaiga ft Kahush
Over 2 million views, released on July 24th, 2020.
Pandemik - Benzema x Nellythegoon x Dmore
Over 1.8 Million views dropped on April 14, 2020.
Hao – Khaligraph Jones ft Masauti
Over 3.7 million views, uploaded on April 22, 2020.
Over 626K Views, Premiered Apr 8, 2020.
Hapo Tu- Nyashinski ft Chris Kaiga
Released on December 11, 2020. Over 1.6million views on YouTube.
KIDUNGI- Mbogi Genje
Over 2.1 million views, Premiered Dec 25, 2019.
Wamocho- Mbogi Genje X Richy Haniel Ft. Mejja
Over 1.3 views, Premiered Sep 15, 2020.
Lewa - Parroty X Kabagazi X OneBoy X Mejja
Released on October 22, 2020 with over 3 million views.
Nimerudi Tena (FREESTYLE)- Ssaru
Over 458k views- Dropped on August 12, 2020.
Watoto na Pombe – Otile Brown ft Mejja & Magix Enga
Over 5.1 million views on YouTube. Released on June 3oth, 2020.
Kamati ya roho chafu- Willy Paul ft Bien
Uploaded on YouTube on July 25th, 2020- Over 1.8 million views.
Cheza kama wewe Remix- Trio Mio ft Mejja x Exray x Nellythegoon
Premiered on November 22, 2020- Over 1.4 million views
Tweyagale- Eddy Kenzo
Released on February 4th, 2020, Over 7.1 views on YouTube.
Premiered on May 26, over 2.6 million views in YouTube.
Kalale- Willis Raburu X Rekles, Ssaru, Mejja and Breeder
Dropped on August 28, 2020 with over 5.1 million views on YouTube
Nikubaya- Breeder ft Khaligraph Jones
Released on June 11, 2020 with over 900K views on YouTube.
Ekyama- Rema Namakula
Premiered Sep 3, 2020- Over 1 million views
Sidonyo - Boondocks Gang
Over 1.4 million views, Premiered Feb 28, 2020.
HAINISHTUI!!! - BOONDOCKS GANG X KANSOUL
Over 746K views, Premiered Aug 31, 2020.
Kwata Essimu - FreeBoy & Winnie Nwagi
Dropped on June 13, 2020, over 1.8 million views.
MAKE UP - Benzema X Nellythegoon X Dmore
818K views premiered March 20, 2020.
Over 303K views, Premiered Oct 12, 2020.
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