This is perhaps the one and only place where the true African greats are not really the greatest. They came. They saw. But sadly, have fallen just short of conquering to their contemporaries.
There is no D’Banj, no Wizkid, no Sarkodie, no Casper Nyovest and no Diamond Platinumz. They’ve been to almost every room and platform but have stayed behind the door for this.
For once it’s not the fan base. It’s not the social media following. It’s not even the accolades or discography or grandiosity of events. It is something less talked about, but in contemporary times something equally significant.
YouTube is still the most popular online tool for music video sharing and discovery, but amongst millennial demographics, it is the premier music platform for listening to music.In today’s video generation, it is said that your ability to combine great music with great visuals greatly magnifies your greatness.
How did your favorite music video fare on YouTube compared to other African acts?
Some of the biggest names on the continent were there such as Nigeria’s two-time BET Award winner, Davido, and Tekno – creator of the viral music video, Pana, which made huge international strides especially in Asia. But there were also names such as South Africa’s Die Antwoord who are equally popular but not as revered in other nations on the continent as their own.
Channelforafrica.com compiled the Top 10 Most Watched African music Videos on YouTube and who made them.
Click here to find out where they ranked.