African music is such a delicious concoction of sound that our ears can never stop listening. It has outgrown its traditional cocoon growing into such global appeal, congesting global dance floors with energetic dancing shoes. Thus let us take a stroll to YouTube and see the top 25 African music videos uploaded in May that were viewed most.
25. Rwanda – Buravan ft Ay: Just a Dance
Just a dance deservedly makes the list for the month. The smooth calming flow from the scintillating Rwandan artist, Buravan is stirred tastefully by the ecstatic rap vigor coming from Ay. The night scenery of the video perfectly paints the sensual feel that fills the vocals.
24. Ghana – E.L: See me Sometime
Gentlemanly soft approach from the Ghanaian sensation E.L makes the romantic atmosphere in this video more captivating. Even if the video doesn’t put much of dance on the plate, its appeal is delicately preserved in the romantic sceneries that keeps the amusement afloat.
23. Ghana – Sister Deborah ft Medikal: Samapanana
The oddness of the song makes it even more interesting. Medikal brings in his rattling medication to the sound with his commandeering baritone. The peculiarity of the vocals gets more entertaining with the Ghanaian flavor it is served with. The video matches it all with some vehement dance moves.
22. Tanzania – Snura ft Yamoto band: Nionee wivu
Admirable video from the Tanazanian combo of Snura and the Yamoto band . Everything enters judiciously to present a tantalizing dish for the eyes. The melody doesn’t disappoint a moment. Big shot here with Snura making things more savory with some sensual dance moves.
21. Uganda – Belle 9 & G Nako: Ma Ole
The video is rich with cultural identity, flourishing with those beaming African smiles. The calmness and satiating peace of the vocals are embellished by the ambience that comes with the basic African way of life.
20. Nigeria – Banky W: Heaven
The African entertainment industry volcanically shook to the news of the Nigerian superstar singer Banky W getting engaged to Nigerian actress Adesuwa. This video is littered with their lovebird pictures. Banky W asks if their love could stretch past earth to heaven. Possible though…but Banky W should well know if their love makes it to heaven, it remains to be known if they would have their private bedroom there!
19. Ghana – Mr Eazi: Feelings
Here the Ghanaian frenzy, Eazi comes in closely here again. We can’t help admire the ability of Mr Eazi to chuck in messages into melodies especially in a modern age of music when the sound ends up in the ears without sending a message. The video shows a Mr Eazi frantic of the destruction his feelings could wreck if unleashed.
18. Ghana – Eassy ft Mr Eazi: Forever
Smooth delicate appeal accentuates the video. Ghanaian Eazi in his characteristic genius brings his lines out confidently bending them into a lively twist that prickles the ears enjoyably. His Ghanaian compatriot Eassy doesn’t let him down with her beauty and vocals lighting and heating the video respectively.
17. Tanzania – Beka Flavor: Libebe
This is a nice one from Tanzanian beaming artiste Beka Flavor. Soft sound and an admirable resplendence to the video. The modern aura of the video along with the cultural vocals paint a beautiful contrast for your eyes and your ears to enjoy.
16. Ghana – Shatta Wale ft Shatta Michay: Low Tempo
Low Tempo from Ghanaian duo Shatta Wale and Shatta Michay comes in with its big vibes admirably. Shatta Wale does nice work with the masculine toughness his vocals are laced with. Michay massages things up with her womanly aura well displayed in the video. Just the two of them in the video, but this agrees well with the low tempo theme which is more of a personalized private relationship.
15. Tanzania – Nedy: Dozee
Exhilarating show from Tanzanian steaming star Needy. The video is a big one nailed to the top chart with the absorbing dance moves from Nedy and his cohorts. When you bring in the melody to the powerful video, it is overflowing entertainment. You need the best of self-discipline to watch this video just once.
14. Nigeria – Banky W: Kololo
One thing is you can always bank on Nigerian superstar Banky W to deliver his goods. In this video, an Arabian Banky W takes his damsel through the desert giving her an oasis of love to drink from. Kololo nails it, though we weren’t really expecting less from a Banky W who has been around for long in the music industry.
13. Kenya – Nyashinski: Aminia
Here comes the Kenyan star with a fresh turn this time. The rap is enveloping and its traditional stripes to the rap makes it more peculiar. Big work from rhymes Nyashinski. The rap enters well with the rasping visuals.
12. Tanzania – Lavalava: Tuachane
Lavalava another big shot from Tanzania entices us with his soothing appeal sure to get you in the Cupid mode. The emotions are dripping from this one frantically as eLavalava in this video tells us the potholes true love has to ride through. Palliating sounds served on a powerful video. Good work!
11. Nigeria – Koredo Bello: Butterfly
Here comes the Nigerian young darling Koredo Belllo with his dazzling smile tantalizing enough to get one’s grandma drooling. Butterfly has its endearing easy going path that flows steadily to your brain in a yet a strong appeal. The video brings the amiability in the song to the fore, gets your heart swarming with butterflies.
10. Nigeria – Adekunle Gold: Only Girl ft Moelogo
Adekunle brings this unique flavor with his proud traditional appeal. The enigmatic Nigerian Adekunle is one guy daring enough not hide his Africanism behind modern vibes and he peppers this videos with that cultural feel that keeps reminding us of our roots. British-Nigerian Moelogo keeps the train rolling well too. Altogether the video faithfully marries the vibrant song in one perfect musical matrimony.
9. Nigeria – Timaya: Dance ft Rudeboy
There is this entertaining nonchalance that comes with the Nigerian rockstar Timaya videos and this one wasn’t lacking it in anyway. Spiced up with big names characters like the megastar Paul from the famous Nigerian Psquare group and superstar Nollywood actor Jim Iyke, you can be sure it was a big-boy party. And sure the money flooded the video.
8. Nigeria – Tiwa Savage: All over you
The Nigerian bombshell Tiwa Savage got YouTube all rocking with her “All over you” video. The video dripping with her feminine aura is sure to capture you inside. Tiwa’a stunning look and hypnotic voice all sew strong ropes to tie you the video. Sure you will be watching it over and over again- even in church!
7. Kenya – Nyashinski: Malaika
No feeling as electric as true love and Kenyan star Nyanshinski does well to tap from this, electrifying this video with high voltage emotional atmosphere. The romantic video presents the emotional roller-coaster side of relationships, bumping up and down. Nyanshinski shows us in this cameo that love is the most beautiful jewelry our heart can ever wear.
6. Nigeria – Reekado Banks ft Vanessa Mdee: Move
The promising Nigerian acts reinstates his musicals talents with “Move”. Reekando always perfumes his song with his peculiar vigor and this video was smelling it avidly- well partnered with the enterprising Vanessa. The cultural dances of the video provide a refreshing departure from the modern feel of the vocals.
5. Congo – Arash feat Mohombi: Se Fue
The urban feel of this video perfectly reverberates with scintillating melodies reeling from the vocals. Definitely the song to epidemically spread the party demeanor all around even getting a nun grinding to the absorbing sounds. Swedish-Iranian Arash combined beautifully with Swedish-Congolese. The video paints that party ecstasy that brings day to your night.
4. Tanzania – Darassa: Hasara Roho
The cultural vibes of this video blends well into the urban frenzy of the video. Tanzanian Darassa’s electric flurry of rhymes enters well into the nice visuals. Spicing up things with the captivating dance stunts, the video couldn’t get any better.
3. Togo – Toofan ft Patoranking: Ma Girl
Lovely video oozing youthful frenzy and party exuberance.Togolese Toofan and Nigerian Patoranking were impressive in making this musical bomb. Sure song to sentence you to the dance floor. Powerful vocals judiciously flanked with some enigmatic dance steps from the video. Sweaty performance all over the video preserves the heated spirit, gets you buckling your dance shoes excitedly for a hardworking dance escapade ahead.
2. Nigeria – Krizbeats ft Davido, Tekno: Erima
Soft and easygoing flows from Nigerian acts Davido and Tekno. The melody well preserved in the romantic tempo of the sound judiciously flanked with some frolicking dance moves. The hooks and the jerks in the song are tastefully cooked and when spiced with the amusing video, it is a nourishing meal for the eyes and ears.
1. Nigeria – Major Lazer: Run up
A good volume of energy in this Afromashup video. Strong sounds from Yung L and his fellow Nigerian accomplices Skales and Chopstix, completely murdering the video excitedly. And when you are about giving them all thumbs up for an excellent work, Nicki Minaj comes with her absorbing vibes making the song an overdose of enjoyment. The visuals dutifully corresponds the vigor of the vocals.
That brings us to the curtain which we have to draw on the top 25 African music YouTube for the month of May. Africa music is not joining the dinosaurs any time soon; it has come to stay globally!
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