Our Top 10 Afrobeats Throwback Party Songs

From Nigeria, Ghana to South Africa, we reminisce and bring you these afrobeats throwback songs from some of the biggest artists to come out of Africa. Listen to some of the early biggest afrobeats party hits to date.

1. Dami Duro – Davido

“Dami Duro” was released as the second single from Davido’s debut studio album, Omo Baba Olowo in 2012. Davido came with a bang on this one.  The song peaked on many top song lists. The music video was also released in 2012. “Dami Duro” won the 2012 Hottest Single of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

2. Soweto Baby – DJ Maphorisa (feat. DJ Buckz & Wizkid)

Nigeria meets South Africa on this one. A hard-grooving jam between Wizkid and SA’s DJ Maphorisa and DJ Buckz.

3. Pakurumo – Wizkid

Produced by Samklef, “Pakurumo” was way ahead of its time. This Wizkid’s addictive Superstar single, brought an original take on the syncopated afrobeats rhythm. This has become the backbone of many afro-pop songs today. Superstar, his debut album was released in 2011 by Empire Mates Entertainment. Pakurumo was directed by Clarence Peters and Banky W.

4. Khona – Mafikizolo (feat. Uhuru)


“Khona” is a song by the South African duo Mafikizolo. It was released as the lead single from their eighth studio album, Reunited (2013). Released by Kalawa Jazmee Records, it features additional vocals from Uhuru. The music video is packed with colorful costume designs and geometric shape patterns. Khona now has over 16 million views on YouTube.

5. You Bad – Wande Coal

Released back in 2009, You Bad was one of the hit tracks in his “Mushin 2 Mohit” Album. Wande Coal was a former band member of the defunct Mo’hits, now Mavin Records. The song was a massive hit. It also featured the Koko Master D’banj.

6. Bizzy body – P Square

“Bizzy Body” is a hit track from the album “Get Squared”. Get Squared is the second studio album by Nigerian recording artists “P-Square” featuring “Waje”. The song was released in 2005 by Square Records. The album was under the Square record label and other videos were released on it. The tracks feature few instrumentals; typical of most P-Square albums.

7. Kele Kele Love – Tiwa Savage

We reminisce on this amazing record by the Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage. She released “Kele Kele Love” as the first single from her debut studio album in 2011. Upon its release, the afrobeats song had a lot of positive reviews. It is one of Tiwa Savage‘s breakthrough records.

8. E.L – “Kaa Bu Ame”

Ghanaian rapper and BBnZlive hitmaker, E.L on this one he titled KAA BU AME. It means DON’T MIND THEM. This afrobeats throwback song was produced by SAM1.

9. One Side – Wisa Greid

The Ekiki Me hitmaker, and afrobeat sensation, Wisa Greid released One Side in 2016. This afrobeats throwback is an upbeat dance song for parties and clubs. The song was produced by Pee GH.

10. Aso – Kwabena Kwabena

Kwabena Adu is a Ghanaian musician, draftsman, and guitarist. His name, Kwabena Kwabena depicts his two vocations. First as Kwabena, the draftsman. Second as Kwabena, the contemporary highlife musician. He came to the limelight after featuring on Kontihene’s 2004 hit, Esi. He also featured Kontihene on his breakthrough debut, Aso.


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