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TOP 10 PAN AFRICAN COLLABORATIONS (2016)

African music Super Stars are doing a Great job uniting our continent!

Africa’s biggest musical acts have been quietly uniting the continent one song at a time with collaborations that create music that resonates in the hearts and ears of the people irrespective of language or region.
As 2016 comes to an end, we look back on the Top 10 Biggest collaborations across Africa.

10. Eddy Kenzo – Mbilo Mbilo feat. Niniola
The year 2016 saw Ugandan dancehall superstar Eddy Kenzo team up with Nigerian music diva Niniola in a remix of his hit track “Mbilo Mbilo.” The two acts combined well to dish out a love anthem that is both soothing and refreshingly different.

9. F.A. – Desire feat Chidinma
In this West African collaboration, talented Liberian  singer F.A. (pronounced ‘F dot A dot’) and Nigeria’s Chidinma created ‘Desire’, a mid- tempo love song about true love, romance, and passion.


8. Davido – Coolest kids in Africa feat Nasty C

Davido has been the rave of the moment ever since her signed his Sony deal, Off the Son Of Mercy EP he teams up with South African rap star Nasty C for perhaps, one of the standout out songs from his EP.

 

7. E.L – The One feat Banky W

Ghanaian hip-hop superstar E.L may have struggled to replicate the success of his 2012 chart-topping single ‘U Go Kill Me‘ with Sarkodie, but his recent collaboration with Nigerian R&B king Banky W on the love song ‘The One‘ comes really close indeed.

6. Nasty C – Juice Back feat Davido and Cassper Nyovest

17 Year old South African rapper , Nasty C, came out with big bang in Juice Back Remix earlier in the year featuring two of the hottest acts in Africa – Davido and Cassper Nyovest. Definately a club banger across Africa.

5. Sauti Sol – ‘Unconditionally Bae’ feat. Ali Kiba

Kenyan Afro-pop group Sauti Sol makes it on the countdown once again, but this time it is with Tanzania’s Ali Kiba on this great East African collaboration ‘Unconditionally Bae’ a unique take on love, fidelity, and the vows of romantic relationships. While this track may have been chopped, diced, and cooked in East Africa, it has gone on to become a runaway hit all across the continent.

4. Emtee – Roll Up (Re Up) feat Wizkid and AKA

Born in New York, raised in Nambia, South African rapper Emtee connect hip hop lovers across Africa with two of the hottest acts in the game right now, Wizkid (Nigeria) and AKA (South Africa).

3. Diamond  Platnumz and Psquare – Kidogo

Over the last few years, Diamond Platnumz has grown immensely as a singer, dancer, and performer, and today, his brand is easily one of the most sought after on the East African music scene and the continent as a whole. In the middle of his jet set lifestyle, the Tanzanian superstar got in to the studio with Nigerian Afro-pop duo Psquare for what is arguably the Mother of all combinations in 2016. ‘Kidigo’ is everything you would expect when East Africa’s finest meets West Africa’s brightest.

 

2. 2baba and Sauti Sol – ‘Oya Come Make We Go’

Nigerian-born new-school musical legend Tu-Face Idibia collaborates with Kenyan Afro- pop sensation Sauti Sol to cook up a song that delivers the healthy dose of encouragement we all need at some point in our lives. The duo ultimately serves up a beautiful melody that resonates in both Nairobi and Lagos.


1.  Patoranking – ‘No Kissing Baby’ feat. Sarkodie

This track may not have won any of the major awards in 2016, but it is no doubt considered by many as one of the biggest songs of the year. This very danceable number sees one of the continent’s most talented indigenous rappers combine with one of its biggest dancehall exports. All around West Africa, No Kissing Baby is considered the No. 1 must-have party jam for the year.