Top 10 Most Viewed African Music Videos on Youtube (2018)
With Internet penetration expanding steadily across Africa, video streaming platforms, such as YouTube etc, are becoming an increasingly important medium for sharing, enjoying and appreciating African music….
Below are the top 10 latest most watched African music videos on YouTube.
10. Korede Bello – Do Like That (Nigeria)
Over 75.2 million views
As at the time this song was released, it was the most played song on both TV and radio stations all over Africa.. Nominations garnered by ‘Do like that’ include; City People Music Award for Music Producer of the Year, City People Music Award for Popular Song of the Year.
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9. Runtown – Mad Over You
Over 75.8 million views
This here is the one song that propelled Runtown internationally. Back in 2017, this song was the most popular song in Nigeria.
8. Tekno – Pana (Nigeria)
Over 83 million views
Undoubtedly the greatest song of tekno’s career.
7. Psquare – Personally (Nigeria)
Over 85.5 milliom views
With a record 85.5 million views and counting, “ Personally ,” the 2014 hit song by the duo of Nigerian celebrity twins Peter and Paul Okoye, P-Square is the most watched Nigerian Male music video on YouTube and sixth most watched African music video on youtube.
6. Davido – Fall(Nigeria)
Over 92.5 million views
Currently FALL by Davido is the second most watched Nigerian music video on yutube.
To me this here is the one song that propelled David internationally.
5. Yemi Alade– Johnny (Nigeria)
Over 96.5 million views
Yemi made her debut in the music scene in 2009, but it was until 2013 that she released this song and everyone was just blown away. The hit song ‘Johnny’ currently holds YouTube record of the most watched African female video of all time And the most watched Nigerian music video of all time.
4. ‘I Fink u Freeky’ – Die Antwoord (South Africa)
Over 127.4 million views
Die Antwoord is a South African hip hop group formed in Cape Town in 2008. It comprises rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser and producer God. Their song ‘i fink u freeky’ was released in 2012 and currently is the most watched south african music video on Youtube, with over 127.4 million views on youtube.
3. ‘Ugly Boy’ – Die Antwoord (South Africa)
over 133 million views
Ugly Boy by Antwood is the second most viewed South African music video on Youtube and the second most viewed African music video on youtube with a total of 133 million views…
2. ‘Baby On Fire’ – Die Antwoord (South Africa)
over 178 million views
Baby on fire by antwoord is the most viewed South African music video on Youtube and the second most viewed African music video on youtube with a total of 178 million views… The video was Directed by NINJA and Terence Neale.
1. Magic System ft Chawki – Magic in the Air (Ivory coast)
Over 222 Million views
“Magic in the Air” is a 2014 single by Ivorian musical group Magic System, featuring Moroccan singer Chawki. The track which was released on 19 May 2014 currently it isn’t just the most viewed East African music video on youtube, it is also the most viewed African music video on youtube.