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Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz
TZAMainstream Pop

Diamond Platnumz

TZAPopMainstream Pop
Fally Ipupa
Fally Ipupa
CODOther African Music

Fally Ipupa

CODAfricanOther African Music
Mbosso
Mbosso
TZAMainstream Pop

Mbosso

TZAPopMainstream Pop
Mr Eazi
Mr Eazi
NGAAfrobeat

Mr Eazi

NGAAfricanAfrobeat
Sofiya Nzau
H
Sofiya Nzau
KENAmapiano
Hot

Sofiya Nzau

KENElectronicAmapiano
Magic System
Magic System
CIVOther African Music

Magic System

CIVAfricanOther African Music
KS Bloom
KS Bloom
CIVContemporary R&B

KS Bloom

CIVR&BContemporary R&B
Jay Melody
Jay Melody
TZAAfrobeat

Jay Melody

TZAAfricanAfrobeat
Runtown
Runtown
NGAOther African Music

Runtown

NGAAfricanOther African Music
Innoss'B
Innoss'B
CODAfrobeat

Innoss'B

CODAfricanAfrobeat
Lwah Ndlunkulu
Lwah Ndlunkulu
ZAFAfrobeat

Lwah Ndlunkulu

ZAFAfricanAfrobeat
Serge Beynaud
Serge Beynaud
CIVOther African Music

Serge Beynaud

CIVAfricanOther African Music
Moise Mbiye
Moise Mbiye
FRAChristian Music

Moise Mbiye

FRAReligiousChristian Music
Bahati
Bahati
KENChristian Music

Bahati

KENReligiousChristian Music
Josey
Josey
CIVOther African Music

Josey

CIVAfricanOther African Music
2Baba
2Baba
NGAOther African Music

2Baba

NGAAfricanOther African Music
Kader Zakzouk
Kader Zakzouk
DZAArabic Folk

Kader Zakzouk

DZAMiddle EasternArabic Folk
Obongjayar
Obongjayar
GBRAfrobeat

Obongjayar

GBRAfricanAfrobeat
Guchi
Guchi
NGAAfrobeat

Guchi

NGAAfricanAfrobeat
Bill Nass
Bill Nass
TZAContemporary Hip Hop

Bill Nass

TZAHip HopContemporary Hip Hop
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Top Artists by Radio Spins Last month

Kojo Antwi
Kojo Antwi
GHAOther African Music

Kojo Antwi

GHAAfricanOther African Music
11.4K radio spins
Zenglen
Zenglen
USAOther African Music

Zenglen

USAAfricanOther African Music
10.8K radio spins
Enposib
Enposib
HTIOther African Music

Enposib

HTIAfricanOther African Music
9.8K radio spins
Voice
Voice
TTOOther African Music

Voice

TTOAfricanOther African Music
6.4K radio spins
Djakout #1
Djakout #1
HTIOther African Music

Djakout #1

HTIAfricanOther African Music
4.8K radio spins

Most Streamed Spotify Tracks

Past Month
1
Magic in the Air (feat. Ahmed Chawki)
Magic in the Air (feat. Ahmed Chawki)
651K streams
2
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
441.6K streams
3
Premier Gaou - Nitefreak Remix
Premier Gaou - Nitefreak Remix
389.9K streams
4
Ah Ndiya - 2003 Remaster
Ah Ndiya - 2003 Remaster
364.9K streams
5
Jambazz
Jambazz
317.8K streams
6
Mad Over You
Mad Over You
183.9K streams
7
Sucré Salé
Sucré Salé
149.8K streams
8
Elle Danse sexy (feat. BB Model)
Elle Danse sexy (feat. BB Model)
141.8K streams
9
1er Gaou
1er Gaou
137.4K streams
10
Tigini
Tigini
120.5K streams
1

Magic in the Air (feat. Ahmed Chawki)

2

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

3

Premier Gaou - Nitefreak Remix

4

Ah Ndiya - 2003 Remaster

5

Jambazz

6

Mad Over You

7

Sucré Salé

8

Elle Danse sexy (feat. BB Model)

9

1er Gaou

10

Tigini

Top Spotify Playlists

Sahara
Sahara
Spotify
281.7K followers
Café Africa
Café Africa
Spotify
178.8K followers
Pure Sunshine
Pure Sunshine
Spotify
123.2K followers
Coupé Décalé
Coupé Décalé
Spotify
75.5K followers
Kora Chill
Kora Chill
Spotify
69K followers
Gnawa Music
Gnawa Music
Spotify
53.7K followers

Subgenre Popularity

Music stats for top 3,000 artists last month

Top Countries

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      • 1.6K
      • 99.8M
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      • 140.9K
      1.6K
      Other African Music artists
      Spotify
      99.8M
      Streams on Spotify
      YouTube
      0
      Views on YouTube
      Radio Airplay
      140.9K
      Radio spins
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      Overview of Other African Music

      Other African music encompasses a diverse range of genres and styles that have emerged from various regions across the continent. These musical traditions reflect the cultural and historical tapestry of Africa, showcasing its deep-rooted traditions, spiritual expressions, and social narratives.

      From the rich polyrhythms and intricate percussion of West African highlife to the soul-stirring melodies of East African benga, Other African music captivates listeners with its rhythmic complexities, heartfelt vocals, and captivating instrumentation.

      With influences ranging from traditional folk music to modern urban sounds, this vibrant musical landscape continues to evolve, telling stories of joy, resilience, love, and the ever-changing African experience.

      Which musicians and bands defined Other African Music?

      Some of the prominent musicians and music bands representing Other African Music are:

      Baaba Maal - A Senegalese singer-songwriter, Baaba Maal's Afro-pop style combines traditional African sounds with contemporary influences, showcasing his powerful vocals and captivating storytelling.

      Angelique Kidjo - Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo is celebrated for her soulful voice and dynamic performances, blending various African music styles with infectious energy and vibrant stage presence.

      Oliver Mtukudzi - Hailing from Zimbabwe, Oliver Mtukudzi, known as "Tuku," is revered for his soothing voice and mastery of the guitar, infusing traditional Zimbabwean music with modern elements.

      Salif Keita - Malian artist Salif Keita, the "Golden Voice of Africa," mesmerizes listeners with his remarkable vocal range and fusion of West African rhythms, jazz, blues, and Afro-pop.

      Oumou Sangaré - Malian singer-songwriter Oumou Sangaré shines with her powerful voice, delivering emotionally charged performances rooted in the beauty of Wassoulou music, blending traditional rhythms with heartfelt lyrics.

      Which songs and albums defined Other African Music?

      Some popular songs and music albums that represent Other African Music include:

      Baaba Maal: "Miyaabele" (Song) - Baaba Maal's "Miyaabele" is an enchanting fusion of traditional Senegalese rhythms and contemporary African sounds, showcasing his captivating vocals and the infectious energy of his band.

      Oumou Sangaré: "Moussoulou" (Song) - Oumou Sangaré's "Moussoulou" is a powerful anthem of female empowerment, driven by Sangaré's rich vocals and the rhythmic beauty of Wassoulou music, a genre that originates from southern Mali.

      Angelique Kidjo: "Black Ivory Soul" (Album) - Angelique Kidjo's "Black Ivory Soul" is a captivating musical tapestry that weaves together her Beninese roots, Latin rhythms, and elements of jazz, creating an album that celebrates the beauty and resilience of African culture while embracing a global perspective.

      Oliver Mtukudzi: "Tuku Music" (Album) - Oliver Mtukudzi's "Tuku Music" is a masterful collection of songs that embodies the spirit of Zimbabwe, with Mtukudzi's soulful voice and skillful guitar playing weaving tales of love, resilience, and social commentary.

      Salif Keita: "Soro" (Album) - Salif Keita's "Soro" is a landmark album that showcases his soaring vocals and the seamless fusion of traditional Malian music with modern instrumentation, creating a mesmerizing blend of afro-pop, jazz, and world music.

      Which music festivals and events represent Other African Music?

      Some of the notable music festivals and events that represent Other African Music genre include the Festival au Désert in Mali, Sauti za Busara in Tanzania, Fête de la Musique in Senegal, and Festival sur le Niger in Mali.

      These festivals showcase a diverse range of African music styles and genres, including traditional, contemporary, and fusion music.

      Other African Music draws influences from various African cultures, and these festivals provide a platform for artists to showcase their unique musical styles, instruments, and traditions.

      These events also promote cultural exchange, collaboration, and appreciation of African music and arts. The Festival au Désert, for instance, brings together musicians from different parts of Africa and the world to perform in the Sahara Desert, creating a unique and unforgettable musical experience.