Throwback: Viral African Songs you probably must have forgotten

  • Popular African songs that had millennials in a chokehold

  • “Dorobucci”, “Khona” and other throwback African songs went viral.

Viral African Songs you probably must have forgotten
Viral African Songs you probably must have forgotten present Viral African Songs you probably must have forgotten.

When it comes to music, Africa as a continent has it in large quantity. In fact, a major selling point of Africa is its music scene.

Afrobeat, one of Africa’s many music genres is currently dominating the international music scene thanks to the foundation artists in the past laid.

For our Throwback Thursday, go down memory lane to dig up some songs from Africa that went viral in both the continent and outside it.


Windeck- Cabo Snoop


The early 2010s was a blissful year with many hots dominating the radios. One of them was “Windeck” by Angolan artist, Cabo Snoop.

Windeck” is the song that captured listeners whether or not they understood the language and got them dancing once it came on the speaker.

Alhaji- Ramatoulaye Decale


This was a song that was popular thanks to the heavy use of drums and lamba.

Most of us know the deal only when this song is at least a minute in to hear the infamous repetition of “Alhaji” followed by what sounds like gongo drums.

Nevertheless, waistlines are on gogo! It’s still hilarious to to think how many people resonate with this song so much, they thought it originated from their country!

No meaningful message whatsoever but who cared when they trying to keep up with the pace of this upbeat song?

Y-Tjukutja- Uhuru ft DJ Buckz, Oskido, Professor & Yuri Da Cunha

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Uhuru served fans this great music in 2014 which pushed his sound beyond the shores of South Africa.

The song won the best collaboration of the year at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2014.

Azonto- Fuse ODG ft Tiffany


Fuse ODG put Ghana on the music map when he dropped “Azonto” featuring Ghanaian Afro-pop artist, Itz Tiffany.

The song started a movement with its funky beat and dance routine which started a huge trend in Ghana and internationally. It was released in 2013 and was one of the tracks from his new and great album named “T.I.N.A. (This Is New Africa)”.

Khona- Mafikizolo ft Uhuru


Mafikizolo is a South African Afro-pop music duo formed in 1996 consisting of composer Theo Kgosinkwe and lead singer Nhlanhla Nciza.

From 1997 to 2006, they released seven successful albums before going on a hiatus. They resumed work as a group in 2013 when they released their internationally acclaimed single “Khona” featuring Uhuru.

Khona” was a hit in South Africa and outside it.


Dorobucci- Mavins

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In the history of Nigerian pop collaborations, “Dorobucci” is one of the few songs that was a culture reset.

It was the song responsible for the breakout success of artists like Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Di’Ja.

The song brought with it slang, and dance routine and even had people changing their names with ‘Doro’ as the prefix. 2017 was a big year thanks to this song.

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