As you know, it was Africa Day on the 25th of May. I really wanted to have this particular post up the following Monday but it was exam season and well, you know how that goes. Anyhoo. I’m back now and Music Mondays is back to regular viewing 😉.
It goes without saying that African music is the be all and end all of music. If one is to do some research, I’m pretty sure one will discover that Africa has somehow or the other influenced a huge chunk of all the music worldwide.
One of my favourite things about African music is the fact that you can’t just help but dance when you hear a good song. Even if you have two left feet, your body will just start moving by itself!
Without further ado, here are some of the songs from all around Africa that are currently on repeat on my playlist. Enjoy!
Of course, Zimbabwe comes first! I love love this song! Ishan is basically singing about hope, where he’s coming from and where he’s going (in life).
You You (DRC)
Remember what I said about African music making you want to just randomly start dancing? Well, the Congolese and their music are the Kings of that phenomenon! I can bet money that there has never been a party on the whole continent without at least one Congolese song played! (Awilo anyone? lol)
Banomoya (South Africa)
The love I have for this song! It is an indisputable fact that South Africa is the home of THE best house music on the planet! There’s no debate to be had. It’s just a fact. Also, you can’t listen to South African house music and not stand up and dance. It is physically impossible.
Love love this one too. I love the fact that they are appreciating the darker skinned sisters too! Asante sana Kenya for this gem!
Leg Over (Nigeria)
You can’t talk about African music without mentioning Nigeria. It’s like talking about breakfast foods and not mentioning eggs 🤷♂️. This song is probably over two years old but it still regularly features on my playlist.
I’ve kept today’s list pretty short because I didn’t want to repeat the same countries as I am still trying to discover more music from more African countries. East Africa? North Africa? My neighbours Zambia and Mozambique? Central Africa? Please do tell me your current faves in the comments section below so that I can add them to my play-list too!