Chart lists of the top songs downloaded at the South African iTunes store. The chart of the popular hit songs on iTunes in South Africa is updated daily. Umsebenzi Wethu feat. Khuza Gogo feat. Idlozi Lami feat. Catalia feat. John Wick feat. LiYoshona feat. Peaches feat. Banyana feat.
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This year saw the rise of the new house music subgenre amapiano in South Africa. While Amapiano is everywhere, it doesn't mean other genres aren't prospering in the country. From the conventional house of DJ Zinhle , the sung raps of Flame and The Big Hash , and the improvisational jazz of Spaza , among other exciting acts, South African artists ensured was yet another memorable year. OkayAfrica contributors Mayuyuka Kaunda and Sabelo Mkhabela pick 20 songs they feel were the best this year. For many people's ears, the new year will be ushered in by "Umlilo," another house track with a heavy vocal orientation. In a country spoilt for choice, with great house musicians and new dance crazes seemingly popping up every week, cutting through the noise is a commendable feat.
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Its mid-year already, but music fans are still dancing to house songs that were released back at the start of Here's a rundown of the best South African house tracks released so far this calendar year. As we move towards year-end, we will keep an eye on any hot releases and update the list. The video for the song was released in August and is sitting on more than 1. DJ Zinhle is among the top artists in South Africa's house scene and the industry relies on her for top hits. Released in August, 'Umlilo' is nearing a million YouTube views. Here local singer Mpumi adds energy with her powerful vocals. Simmy never disappoints and 'Ngiyesaba' is proof she's good at what she does. Heavy K is not a stranger to house music. In this video, the year-old artist features the powerful vocals of his wife, Ntombi.
Both emerging and veteran artists pushed their respective sounds beyond borders this year, just as fresh talent from across the continent brought their creative energy into the mix by combining originality all the while paying homage to the greats. Compiling a shortlist of the top African songs of can be quite tricky as each country, region and even genre coming from the continent and its diaspora is insular — overflowing with straight hits. Take a listen in this particular order yes, it is a playlist!