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Nigeria tops Apple’s A-list of African Music for 2018


Thursday, December 13, 2018
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Apple this week released its first ever A-list of African music. The 49-song list is a hit list of music popular in the continent with all of the songs collectively getting millions of views on YouTube.

The list includes Sho Madjozi’s Wakanda Forever.

The country with the most songs is Nigeria which collectively has 19, followed by Ghana at 13. South Africa is a distant third with seven songs. Outside of those three countries, only seven other countries are featured including Congo, Cameroon, DRC, Kenya, Mali, Tanzania, Togo

  • Mayorkun (Nigeria) feat. Peruzzi, Dremo & Yonda – ‘Red Handed’
  • Tekno (Nigeria) – ‘On You’
  • Kwesi Arthur (Ghana) feat. Kidi – ‘Don’t Keep Me Waiting’
  • Davido (Nigeria) – ‘Wonder Woman’
  • Nasty C (South Africa) – ‘Jungle’
  • Sho Madjozi (South Africa) feat. Ycee – ‘Wakanda Forever’
  • Amaarae (Ghana) – ‘Fluid’
  • Ayo Jay (Nigeria) – ‘Let Him Go’
  • Mr Eazi (Nigeria) feat. Simi – ‘Surrender
  • Kizz Daniel (Nigeria) & Davido – ‘One Ticket’
  • Sho Madjozi (South Africa) – ‘Huku’
  • Petite Noir (South Africa) – ‘Blame Fire’
  • Jovi (Cameroon) – ‘Ndolé’
  • Aya Nakamura (Mali) – ‘Djadja’
  • Vegedream (Congo) – ‘Ramenez la coupe à la maison’
  • Olamide (Nigeria) – ‘Motigbana’
  • DJ Snake & Niniola (Nigeria) – ‘Maradona Riddim’
  • Darkie Fiction (South Africa) – ‘Bhoza’
  • DarkoVibes (Ghana) feat. Stonebwoy (Nigeria) – ‘Stay Woke’
  • Shane Eagle (South Africa) – ‘Gustavo!’
  • R2Bees (Ghana) feat. Wizkid – ‘Supa’
  • King Kaka (Kenya) feat. Kristoff – ‘Dundaing’
  • M.anifest (Ghana) feat. Kwesi Arthur – ‘Feels’
  • Stonebwoy (Ghana) – ‘Smile Time Done’
  • Wizkid (Nigeria) – ‘Fever’
  • Mr Eazi (Nigeria) feat. King Promise & Maleek Berry – ‘Dabebi
  • Teni (Nigeria) – ‘Askamaya’
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria) – ‘Gbona’
  • D’Banj (Nigeria) feat. Cassper Nyovest – ‘Something for Something’
  • Wizkid (Nigeria) – ‘Master Groove’
  • Fally Ipupa (DRC) – ‘Aime-moi’
  • R2Bees (Ghana) – ‘Boys Kasa’
  • Anatii (South Africa) – ‘NDAWENI’
  • Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) feat. Duncan Mighty – ‘Lova Lova’
  • Joey B (Ghana) feat. La Même Gang – ‘Stables
  • Sarkodie (Ghana) feat. King Promise – ‘Can’t Let You Go’
  • Mbosso (Tanzania) – ‘Hodari’
  • Toofan (Togo) feat. Wale – ‘DJ Dosé
  • Davido (Nigeria) – ‘Nwa Baby’
  • Reniss (Cameroon) – ‘Big Tinz’
  • Fally Ipupa (DRC) – ‘École’
  • King Promise (Ghana) – ‘Abena’
  • Olamide & Wizkid (Nigeria) – ‘Kana’
  • Burna Boy (Nigeria) – ‘Ye’
  • Adekunle Gold (Nigeria) – ‘Damn, Delilah’
  • Toofan (Togo) – ‘Affairage’
  • M.anifest (Ghana) feat. Bayku & Yaa Pono – ‘Don’t Follow Me’
  • Kidi (Ghana) – ‘Thunder’
  • Wendy Shay (Ghana) – ‘Astalavista’

You can listen to the A-list on iTunes.

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