Tiktok has become one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, with users from all over the globe sharing videos and content with each other. In recent years, African music has been making waves on the app, with many songs becoming viral hits and spawning dance challenges that have taken over the platform.
Here are some of the most popular African songs on Tiktok in 2023:
“Essence” by Wizkid ft. Tems
Nigerian superstar Wizkid’s hit song “Essence” featuring rising star Tems has become one of the most popular African songs on Tiktok. The song’s catchy beat and sultry lyrics have spawned countless dance challenges on the platform, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. This songs has over 200 Million Plays on TikTok, and 44 Million video content.
“Calm Down” by Rema ft. Selena Gomez
In 2023, Nigerian music star Rema and American pop sensation Selena Gomez teamed up for a highly anticipated collaboration on the track “Calm Down”. The song, which was released in June of that year, quickly gained traction on streaming platforms and social media, with fans raving about the unique combination of Rema’s afrobeats sound and Selena’s pop sensibilities. This songs has over 250 Million Plays on TikTok, and 80 Million video content.
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“Amanikiniki” by MFR Souls ft. Major League
Djz, Kamo Mphela & Bontle Smith South African duo MFR Souls’ hit song “Amanikiniki” featuring Major League Djz, Kamo Mphela, and Bontle Smith has become a fan favorite on Tiktok. The song’s catchy beat and infectious energy have inspired countless dance challenges, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular African songs on the platform. This songs has over 50 Million Plays on TikTok, and 20 Million video content.
“Sugarcane Remix “by Camidoh, Mayorkun & Darko
“Baby make I fire you with my machine gun, 16 rounds I be king Kong” was a line sung by many people this year. “Sugarcane” was released in April, this song gained immense love across Africa because of its blend of British, Nigerian, and Ghanaian vibes. This is of no coincidence as the three artists featured in the song are from these locations respectively.
The song started strong on TikTok soon after its release with a dance challenge that engaged millions of content creators. The #sugarcaneremix has over 107.6 million views, and the official sound has been used in over 1.7 million video content.
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“Blessed” by Shenseea ft. Tyga
Jamaican singer Shenseea’s collaboration with American rapper Tyga on “Blessed” has been a hit on Tiktok in 2023. The song’s upbeat tempo and catchy chorus have inspired a number of dance challenges on the platform, with users from all over the world joining in on the fun. This songs has over 200 Million Plays on TikTok, and 35 Million video content.
These are just a few of the many African songs that have become viral hits on Tiktok in 2023. With the platform’s global reach and the popularity of African music on the rise, it’s clear that these songs will continue to inspire dance challenges and connect people all over the world through music.