2017 saw Africa soar high on the global music trend with great collaborations and internationally celebrated songs which received a lot of nominations and recognition.

The healthy competition further heightened creativity and push the art to the next level on the continent giving a great boost to the entertainment industry.

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Here, we look at some of the best songs that hit the waves on the continent in the last year.

These songs got people nodding their heads, snapping their fingers and dancing wherever they found themselves.

Davido – If

The Nigerian superstar enjoyed a hugely successful year with his first single of the year “If” rocketing on the continent and beyond.

The music video racked a whopping 60 million views on YouTube.

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Sauti Sol ft. Pato Ranking – Melanin

Kenyan Afro-pop band Sauti Sol was featured by the Nigerian dancehall artiste, Pato Ranking for the banger “Melanin”.

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Olamide – Wo

“Wo” which was sung by Nigerian rapper Olamide in his native Yoruba language is up there with the best songs released on the continent in the last 12 months.

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Sarkodie ft. Runtown – Pain killer

“Pain killer” by Ghanaian rapper and BET Award winner, Sarkodie who and Nigerian afrobeat artiste Runtown was a great hit.

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Wizkid ft Drake – Come Closer

In what will go down as one of the greatest music collaborations, Nigerian star Wizkid and Canadian Grammy Award-winning rapper Drake dropped “Come Closer” which was peaked at number 58 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Wizkid's first charting single as a lead artist.

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Mr. Eazi – Leg over

“Leg over” by Nigerian singer, Mr. Eazi was the DJ’s favourite for 2017 and it earns him a place in the top 10.

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Alikiba – Seduce Me

This danceable track by Tanzanian artiste Alikiba is a straight up banger.

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Mafikizolo – Love potion

“Love potion” by South African duo Mafikizolo became an instant hit upon its release and has so far received positive reviews.

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WCB WASAFI Artistes – Zilipendwa

Comprising of Diamond Platnumz, Rayvanny, Harmonize, Mbosso, Lavalava, Queen Darleen and Rich Mavoko, “zilipendwa” by the WCW Wasafi label artistes has received critical acclaim over the year. Just check out the costume for the music video!

Wande Coal, DJ Tunez – Iskaba

“Iskaba” by Wande Coal and DJ Tunez is the Nigerian version of Alikiba’s “Seduce Me”