The diversity of Afrobeats and music in Nigeria is extraordinary, as it ranges from alte and hip hop to more mainstream dancehall and Afro pop. Nigerian music is impacting global music landscape, providing inspiration for all. Afrobeats is here to bring rhythm to your summer 2019. So, whether you’re perfecting your tan, or you’re on transit, nightclub or simply at house parties and cookouts, turn it up with these tunes. These are 10 popular Afrobeats songs to update your 2019 summer playlist.
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“Dumebi” by Rema
If you’re putting together a 2019 Afrobeats music playlist, you can hardly ignore one of the biggest tunes of the year. Rema’s ‘Dumebi’ is everywhere this year, and that irresistible hook is sure way to get people on the dance floor. This rising Afrobeats superstar, Rema, burst onto the Nigerian music scene this year and has a number of hits to his name, including Iron Man, Boulevard and, of course, the continental smash hit Dumebi.
“Killin Dem” by Zlatan & Burna Boy
Of all the breakout songs of early 2019, Killin Dem has played in every club and radio all over Africa making everyone and their friends fall in love with Afrobeats. Only seven months into 2019, it has already been contending for the song of the year, making it one of the most popular songs in Nigeria. This is the song to burst out your Zanku dance moves.
“On The Low” by Burna Boy
Ranked #1 on the hottest artists in Nigeria for 2018, Burna Boy been burning steadily. On The Low was release in 2018, but has remained hot and burning up every Afrobeats playlist and dancefloor in 2019. With his upcoming album African Giant dropping later this month (25 July 2019), he might retain the throne as the hottest artist in Nigeria for two consecutive years.
“Jealous” by Fireboy DML
In case you’re crushing on your man or woman, and you’re not looking to share, this is the anthem song for you. And this track, with its chill vibe and catchy chanted chorus, will add fun to any party.
“Totori” by Olamide, Wizkid & ID Cabasa
Every Nigerian party will be tearing up to Totori this summer! Using the finest Afrobeats bounce of ID Cabasa, fire rap verses from Olamide and the addictive hook of Wizkid, this is just the song you want to hear when you’re lightly buzzed. Oya Totori mi one time, tor!
“Madu” by Kizz Daniel
The dance floor and party go to another level whenever the Dj drops Kizz Daniel’s 2019 hit song Madu. It is one of those insanely danceable Afrobeats track that blends with the popular Nigerian dance moves – Zanku and Shaku Shaku. This essential on any Nigerian party playlist.
“Low” by Larry Gaaga featuring Wizkid
There’s no better way to groove summer 2019 without vibing to this modern Afrobeats classic. Whenever this track comes on, it instantly gets people in the mood for a party.
“Sensima” by Skiibii featuring Reekado Banks
Released in October 2018, Sensima has remained one of the hottest sounds of 2019. Played in every club, party and radio all over Nigeria. Skiibii’s addictive track will always heat up the dance floors, get cheers from Nigerians and get them moving all 2019 summer. Gbefun eh o collect!
“Balance” by Timaya
Balance’s Afrobeats rhythm is what you need to dance to when you’re feeling the heat. “All I wanna do is make the the world smile, and the music I dey do na my only substance, and I really gat plans to make the world dance eh…” Just like the lyrics, with its feel-good effect vibes, this song turns the club and parties up, no doubts.
“Reason With Me” by Rudeboy
Reason With Me by Rudeboy has achieved such instant continental hit status that it has to have a place on your Afrobeats playlist. With bouncy vibe of the pon pon sound, this song is the perfect track to get people involved in a singalong and really get your party grooving. Just like the song title “Reason With Me”, it teaches patience and resilience. If i no get today, i go get am tomorrow!