In fact, statistics show that an average of 13,000 new songs are released on different streaming platforms every month.
This is precisely what makes conservation so important.
Pulse Kenya has compiled a list of all the songs that have taken internet users by storm across East Africa this year.
WCB signer Zuhura Othman Soud, better known by her stage name Zuchu, made history by becoming the artist with the most viewed song on YouTube for the year 2021.
Number two is 2018 single from Diamond Platnumz Jeje which has over 59 million views.
“#SUKARI 60,000,000 Millions of lovers 60,000,000 Millions of viewers on @Youtube. Most viewed African song on Youtube in 2021 I am grateful and humbled Asanteni Nawapenda Thank you @iam_trone, “ shared Zuchu.
2. Mbosso Ft Diamond Platnumz – Baikoko
The song has garnered over 30 million views and is counting.
3. Diamond Platnumz – Iyo feat. Focalistics, Mapara A Jazz & Ntosh Gazi
On July 29, 2021, Diamond Platnumz teamed up with South African Focalistic, Mapara A Jazz & Ntosh Gazi for their debut song Amapiano Iyo.
The song has so far garnered over 17 million views on YouTube.
4. Otile Brown ft Jovial – Such love
On May 19, singer Otile Brown Brown teamed up with his former signer Jovial to create another hit song called Such love. The song has over 14 million views.
Another hit song from Otile and Jovial is Jereha. The song has over 3.3 million views.
5. Zuchu – Nyumba Ndogo
WCB signer Zuchu has dropped her hit song Nyumba Ndogo on July 1, 2021. The song has so far over 16 million views on YouTube.
6. Bensoul ft Mejja – Nairobi
So far, the song has racked up over 6.6 million views.
On June 11, singer Nikita Kering released a hit song called Ex, it was his first release of the year and served as a teaser for his first EP, One side of me.
The song has over 3.7 million views on YouTube.
8. My Jaber – H_art the group
On August 6, award-winning group H_art the Band teamed up with Brizy Annechild to create the trending song My Jaber. And the subsequent release of a star-studded music video, fans gave the hit a warm welcome.
the My Jaber the cast included renowned names in the media and music industry among them; Citizen televisionWillis Raburu, tele-girl Betty Kyallo, Nelly Oaks, comedian Kartelo, Boutross the rapper, Protisa, Benzema David, Steph Kapela, Tugi Mlamba, Dr Maxwell Okoth, Dickens Awiti and radio presenter Jalang’o.
The video has so far garnered over 5.3 million views on YouTube.
9. Alikiba feat Mayorkun – Jealous
The song has so far racked up over 9 million views on YouTube.
Other Alikiba hit songs for the year 2021 include Oya Oya (over 3.4 million views) and Greet ft Rudeboy (over 6 million views).
10. Octopizzo – Big size
On November 19, 2021, the Kenyan rapper released a track titled Big size from his 2021 album, Fuego. The song has over 760,000 views on YouTube.
11. Beloved – Mbwé Mbwé
Bien Aime Baraza and Aaron Rimbui of Sauti Sol came out on November 5, 2021 Mbwé Mbwé from his first solo EP Bald men like it better and Kenyans were instantly in love with the song.
So far, it has accumulated over 3.7 million views.
On September 14, 2021, Utembe signatory Iyanii released a street anthem titled Pombe.
The song has over 2.4 million views on YouTube.
13. Guchi ft. Rayvanny – Jennifer (Remix)
Rayvanny, CEO of Next Level Music and signatory to WCB, teamed up with Nigerian singer Guchi for a song titled Jennifer (Remix).
The song has over 11 million views on YouTube.
Another hit song created by Vanny Boy in 2021 is Mom Tetema Colombian super star Maluma. Released on November 12, 2021, the song has over 8.3 million views.
14. Nviiri the storyteller ft Bien Aime – Niko Sawa
The song that’s out of Nviiri’s house Kitenge EP has over 4.8 million views.
15. Femi One ft Bern Muziki – Adonai
The first lady of Kaka Empire, Femi One, released her biggest songs of the year 2021 on May 17, 2021 with Bern Muziki. The song is taken from her album titled Size. The song has over 380,000 views on YouTube.
16. Exray Taniua ft Trio Mio & Ssaru – Sipangwingwi
On October 30, 2021, Black Markets Records signatory Exray teamed up with the Mio & Ssaru Trio for a hit song titled Sipangwingwi.
The song has over 2.9 million views on YouTube.
17. Nyashinski – Correctly ft Femi One
Rapper Nyashinski introduced rapper Femi One in his tune Correctly and it was an instant success. The song, released on November 26, has over 1.6 million views on YouTube.
18. Wakadinali – Avoid these people with all the stars
Rap group Wakadinali released their hot song Avoid these people on April 19, 2021, an all-star lineup of the biggest names in Kenyan rap. The song has over 1.8 million views.
19. Khaligraph Jones – Khali Cartel 4 ft Katapilla, Shekina Karen, Murasta, Achicho, Elisha Elai, Ben-c
On November 22, Khaligraph Jones teamed up with Katapilla, Shekina Karen, Murasta, Achicho, Elisha Elai, Ben-c to reveal Khali Cartel 4. The song has over 2.2 million views on YouTube.
Other Papa Jones hit songs in 2021 are Corrugated with Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie and Champez.
20. Bahati – Adhiambo ft Prince Indah
On October 28, 2021, singer Bahati teamed up with Prince Indah for a song titled Adhiambo. The song has over 6.8 million views on YouTube.
Other hit songs released in 2021 by Bahati include; Wanani (Remix) and Pete yangu ft Nadia Mukami.
21. Lava Lava – Inatosha
On October 28, WCB signatory Lava Lava released their biggest song of the year, dubbed Inatosha. The song has so far racked up over 3.1 million views on YouTube.
22. Nadia Mukami ft Mejja – Legeza
On November 9, 2021, singer Nadia Mukami teamed up with Mejja for a new track called Legeza. The song has over 1.7 million views.
23. Harmonize ft Awilo Longomba & H baba – Attitude
Konde Gang Harmonize president teamed up with Congolese singer Awilo Longomba for a banger called Attitude. The song was released on April 23 and has over 14 million views.
24. Mr. Seed ft Masauti – Dawa ya Baridi
On September 27, gospel singer Mr Seed teamed up with Masauti for a song called Dawa ya Baridi. The song that is taken from Mr Seed’s album Black child has over 5.4 million views.
25. Pozze and Miss P – Liar
Liar was released on January 16, 2021, where Pozze had teamed up with his now former signer Miss P. The song has over 8.1 million views.
26. Mejja – Siskii (Kamote)
Another banger released this year is Siku hizi ni KuBad and Ulimi Yangu.
On July 19, Mbosso, a WCB signatory, released a song titled Mtaalam and it was a classic song. The song has over 7.8 million views.
Another Mbosso hit song for the year 2021 is Yala with over 12 million views. It was released on March 13, 2021 on its Definition of love album.
28. Krispah x Khaligraph Jones x Boutross – Ndovu ni Kuu
Rapper Krispah (Ndovu Kuu) made his big breakthrough in 2021 following the release of his song Ndovu ni Kuu.
On May 21, 2021, he joined forces with Khaligraph Jones and Boutross to Ndovu ni Kuu remix and the song has over 8.7 million views.
29. Rose Muhando – Wanyamazishe
In May 2021, gospel singer Rose Muhando made a comeback in the music industry with the release of her song Wanyamazishe.
The song has over 11 million views
30. Maluma – Mom Tetema ft. Rayvanny
On November 12, 2021, Next Level Music CEO Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa, alias, teamed up with Colombian singer Juan Luis Londoño Arias, known professionally as Maluma for singing Mama Tetema.
The song has racked up over 11 million views on YouTube.
On November 15, Vanny Boy made history by becoming the first African artist to perform at the MTV EMA main event alongside Maluma. The two performed the song Mama Tetema at the Gala.