Whether you’re looking to learn more about afrobeat music or just want to listen to your favorite artists, we’ve got you covered with this list of the best afrobeat songs of 2022 (so far). You’ll find some familiar names here alongside up-and-comers who have proven their talent and drive in what has been an exciting year for afrobeat artists around the world.
Last Last by Burna Boy
This song will have you hooked from the first listen.
Logba Logba by Simi
To be fair, Simi has released a number of solid tracks in her career. But Logba Logba is just too damn good to not mention.
Buga by Kizz Daniel feat. Tekno
Kizz Daniel and Tekno’s Buga is a afrobeat banger that will get you up and moving.
Little by Teni
Teni’s Little is a feel-good afrobeat song that will get you moving. The song is catchy and features a great beat that will keep you hooked.
Call by Iyanya feat. Ayra Starr
Iyanya’s new song Call featuring Ayra Starr is one of the best afrobeat songs of the year. The song is a beautiful ode to love and features Iyanya’s smooth vocals and Ayra Starr’s lovely voice.
My Man by Yemi Alade feat. Kranium
This song is a great Afrobeat song to add to your playlist.
Stand Strong by Davido feat. Sunday Service Choir
Davido’s Stand Strong is a great afrobeat song. The song features the Sunday Service Choir and is a powerful anthem about standing together and being strong.
Vibes by Waje feat. Falz
This song is the perfect mix of afrobeat and R&B. Waje’s silky smooth vocals flow perfectly over the top of Falz’s laid-back rap.
Clam Down by Rema
This song is sure to get you moving and groove along with the music.
Adulthood Anthem (Adulthood Na Scam) by Ladé
This song is an afrobeat banger, with Ladé’s powerful vocals cutting through the instrumentals.
Ocean by Aṣa
Classic tune from Aṣa. The song has a irresistible chorus that will make you want to get up and move.
I’m A Mess by Omah Lay
The Nigerian singer-songwriter’s song is a beautifully written ode to a complicated relationship. The song has been getting a lot of attention since its release.
Ugoccie & Phyno – Breakfast
The duo’s rhythms are hypnotizing and uplifting, perfect for waking up or energizing yourself throughout the day.
Gravity by Nissi
The song has a great message. The lyrics are inspiring and the beat is sure to get you moving.
Asake by Peace Be Unto You
Asake’s Peace Be Unto You is a perfect example of the growing trend of afrobeat songs. The melody is infectious.
“Girlfriend” by Ruger
This song is sure to put a smile on your face and get your feet tapping.
Certified Loner by Mayorkun
This is a song that just about any fan of self-confidence would love. The melody is so appealing that you’ll want to dance.
Shaye by Magixx
This song is absolutely for getting your groove on, with its intriguing hook and infectious beat.