The East African music industry is growing year by year and this year is just one of the first to show this.
Some artists have been gaining immense recognition, performing International platforms and have similarly been awarded.
The seamless collaborations between artists in the region have also been remarkable.
Here are the top 20 East African hits of 2015 (in no particular order):
Urban Soul sensation Fena Gitu is celebrating the African Kings in a soulful way.
You will love the African beats, instrumentals and the lyrical flow
The song has a groove feeling to it and an easygoing video that just fits right.
The quality video just makes the song even more enjoyable. Mdee has outdone herself with hit after hit this year.
The song has those ‘nod your head’ beats and has a story, which many ladies can resonate with.
The story is about a young lady in love and the dilemma of being the one to make the first move.
After Uliza Kiatu, this is another storytelling song that has a mellow feel. The video is quite comical too.
The flow in this rap song is more than on point. What makes it interesting is the fact that it is about Julius Yego, Kenyan Javelin throw record holder.
This song is catchy and you can’t resist the unique dance in the song, which you can show off to your mates the next time you’re at a party, or in the club.
Diamond has proven that whichever song he releases, it will be a big hit. This one garnered 7 Million views on YouTube.
A favorite for many, a club-banger’s video is full of beautiful ladies-which is only right since it is talking about how the #TeamMafisi will get to have a go at them.
Huwezi ni dandia- Kush Tracy
This is a controversial reply to the Dandia song, telling the #TeamMafisi to respect the women.
This is the ultimate feel good song if you want a song that you can dedicate to your haters.
Baadaye is an emotional song paying tribute to our friends, our fans, our leaders, and our heroes who we have lost along the way.
This collaboration with Rabbit-King Kaka showcases the duo’s exceptional song writing
Nikupende was Elani’s first single of 2015, and just like their other songs, they outdid themselves with the vocals in this song as well.
A romantic Swahili song that hints at sharing a life together and the promises that come with it.
Seroney released the beat that is frequenting your public transport and clubs
After rocking to the traditional Sauti Sol ballads for a couple of years, Shake your Bam Bam was on a 50/50 scale and if you can remember the Longomabas, this beat sounds almost like them.
Even if you can’t hear the words to the song, the beats get you going. The anticipation for the video is really brewing AY!
This is the first single from Alikiba’s 3rd Album, released after a 3-year hiatus from the music scene.
Ali Kiba does not disappoint, not your average song.
This is one of those songs that keep replaying in your head.
The Kansoul brought their enticing beat to the song and T Dat brought his rapping game.
If you haven’t watched the video, you’re in for a laugh.
Dela’s voice in this song is beautiful, and the video captures the betrayal by friends in relationships.
Just like the original version of the song, the inclusion of All Stars was original and gave the song a unique twist.
Genge is on another level in this song and Nameless’ style flows seamlessly, a good collaboration.
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