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. Davido – If
Over 87 Million views
With a record view of over 87 million views, IF by Davido can be said to be one of his best songs so far. This song was so hot R-kelly just couldn’t resist jumping on it.
9. Runtown – Mad Over You
Over 91 million views
This here is the one song that propelled Runtown internationally. Back in 2017, this song was the most popular song in Nigeria. The song currently has a staggering 91 million views on Youtube.
8. Psquare – Personally (Nigeria)
Over 91 million views
With a record 91 million views and counting, “ Personally ,” the 2014 hit song by the now defunct music duo of Nigerian celebrity twins Peter and Paul Okoye is the 4th most watched Nigerian music video on YouTube and eighth most watched African music video on youtube.
7. Tekno – Pana (Nigeria)
Over 104 million views
Undoubtedly the greatest song of tekno’s career.
Pana is the third most viewed Nigerian music video on youtube and the seventh most viewed African music video in YouTube.
6. Yemi Alade– Johnny (Nigeria)
Over 106 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 second most watched Nigerian music video of all time.
5. Davido – Fall (Nigeria)
Over 138 million views
This song here was the one song that propelled Davido internationally. The song currently has a whopping 138 million views on youtube and is Davido’s most viewed video ever on youtube, and also the most viewed Nigerian Music Video on YouTube.
4. ‘I Fink u Freeky’ – Die Antwoord (South Africa)
Over 141 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 141 million views on youtube.
3. ‘Ugly Boy’ – Die Antwoord (South Africa)
over 148 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 over 148 million views…
2. ‘Baby On Fire’ – Die Antwoord (South Africa)
over 225 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 225 million views… The video was Directed by NINJA and Terence Neale.
1. Magic System ft Chawki – Magic in the Air (Ivory Coast)
Over 259 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 isn’t just the most viewed West African music video on youtube, it is also the most viewed African music video on youtube.