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.
Hits Songs of 2019 in East Africa (Full List)
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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.
Yope Remix- Diamond Ft Inoss B
On September 7, 2019, WCB President Diamond Platnumz teamed up with Innos B all the way from DRC Congo creating a master piece called Yope Remix. The song has over 42 million views on YouTube.
Inama –Diamond Ft Fally Ipupa
Inama premiered officially on YouTube on Jun 9, 2019, bringing together two African Icons; Fally Ipupa who is arguably the King of Lingala Music and Diamond Platnumz who is a good ambassador of Bongo Flava.
Within Five months Inama has been able to hit over 40 million Views on YouTube.
Other songs from the wcb President that did well in 2019 include; Kanyanga (over 10M Views), The One (16M Views) and Baba Lao (5M views)
Never Give Up- Harmonize
Former WCB Signee Cum Konde Music Worldwide CEO Harmonize dropped a banger back in May, 23rd, 2019 dubbed Never Give Up. Never Give Up is a true life story of Harmonize. The song outlines all the struggles, challenges and hustles from where he grew up to what he is now.
Kenya’s Gengetone Group Sailors took the airwaves by storm in 2019, releasing hit after hit.
In 2019, Sailors have unleashed songs like :Wainame (Over 2.5M views) , Pekejeng- (4.4M Views), Queen B –(2M views) and Wamlambez (5.6M views).
Zimenishika- Zzero Sufuri
Zimeshika was the debut project that introduced Gengetone Star Zzero Sufuri to the world. The song that carries sing-along lyrics became a favorite to many, hence its good performance on different charts across East Africa.
The song has over 2 Million views on YouTube.
With over 3 million views on YouTube, Kiboko Remix made singer Masauti , a shining star in East Africa.
The song was a collaboration with Rapper Khaligraph Jones.
Other songs that have done well from Masauti include; Ipepete (2.8M Views) and Dondosha (1.5million views).
Khali Cartel 3- Khaligraph Jones na Mbogi
Rapper Khaligraph Jones teamed up with Bey T, Breeder Lw, Silverstone Barz, Rekles and Chiwawa for the Khali Cartel 3 and it was straight fire. The song has over 1.5 million views and was released in September.
Extravaganza- Sauti Sol ft Sol Generation
Extravaganza was one of those projects that Sauti Sol used to introduce their signees to the market, and we can all say the intro was something.
Extravaganza got massive support from fans across East Africa and so far it has over 4 million views.
Sondeka Naiboi ft Stars
In 2019, Naiboi managed to pull together a number of stars to produce a master piece called Sondeka.
The song topped charts both on Radio and TV stations. It has over 1.1 Million views on YouTube.
Kaa na Mama yako- Ochungulo family
The Ochungulo Family a new boy group in the Kenyan music scene, dropped several hits including in 2019; Kaa na mama yako (2.2M) and Aluta (1.1M).
Elshadai- Hart the Band
Pombe Sigara- Nviiri
Sol Generation signee star Nviiri the Story Teller had a successful year in 2019. His song Pombe Sigara is a favorite to many with over 2M views on YouTube. His other song Overdose got 944K views with two months.
Zimenice- Chris Kaiga
Kaiga wrote and recorded his first song in 2011 which means that he has been doing music for almost a decade.
Actually, the song that brought him to the limelight “Zimenice” was recorded in 2017 but it only went viral this year after he dropped the video in May. Its video has over 952K views.
Bensoul is a soulful singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was ushered into the music industry by a single called Lucy. Lucy has over 1.2 million views on YouTube.
WCB signee Rayvanny set a new record in the Africa Music Industry, after teaser to his new video dubbed "PEPETA" featuring Bollywood actress and singer Nora Fatehi clocked 1 million views within 6 hours.
The official video to “Pepeta” has garnered over 21 million views.
Lola –Nadia Mukami ft Masauti
The song Premiered on May 28, 2019 on YouTube and already has over 1 million views.
Mmmmh – Willy Paul
Being one of the most talked about Gospel singer in the country due to his unending drama, Willy Paul dropped one of the biggest collaborations in 2018, after teaming up with Rayvanny.
The song Mmmmh topped charts across East Africa and it has over 11 views on Youtube
Hallelluyah- Willy Paul ft Nandy – 8.5 million views
Kiza Kinene- Nandy
The Agrica princess teamed up with Sauti Sol for Kiza Kinene. It has over 2.8M views on YouTube.
Tamu- Mbosso (11M Views)
Maajab – Mbosso (5.7M views)
Mboko Haram- Boondocks Gang (1.3M views)
Kelechi Africana- RING 1.5 Million views
Radio Love- Nadia Mukami ft Arrow Bwoy- 2.5 million views
Otile Brien Ft Jovial- Amor (1.7M Views)
Ethic - Figa
Rayvanny- Chuchuma (3 M views)
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