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Ethic Entertainment "Figa"

The 7 Best East African Songs of the Month

Featuring Ethic Entertainment, Diamond Platnumz, Winnie Nwagi, Harmonize, and more.

Kick off the second half of the year with these songs from East Africa's finest. Read ahead for our selections.

For more EA hits, follow our new East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.


Ethic Entertainment 'Figa'

Ethic is the popular Kenyan music group that rose to stardom with their hit song "Lamba Lolo" last year. They continue to dominate the charts with a new track titled "Figa" that is set to be another club favorite.

Diamond Platnumz 'Kanyaga'

East Africa's biggest export Diamond Platnumz just released his newest hit titled "Kanyaga" and its accompanying music video just set a new record in the African music industry after it garnered over one million views in just 13 hours.

Country Boy ft. Harmonize 'Watoto'

Tanzanian stars Country Boy and Harmonize linked up for "Watoto" this month—a smooth and catchy blend of bongo and hip-hop.

Winnie Nwagi 'For You'

Rising Ugandan vocalist Winnie Nwagi follows up her "Matala" success with a hot new single titled " For You," a romantic serenade to her lover.

Khaligraph Jones 'Leave Me Alone (Wachana na mimi)'

Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones goes the trap route with his latest single "Leave Me Alone." In the song he addresses all his haters, telling them to leave him alone so he can do his thing in peace.

Rosa Ree 'Champion' feat. Ruby

Tanzanian rap sensation Rosa Ree enlists bongo flava singer Ruby on her latest track "Champion." In the inspirational track she describes the hardships she has faced as a female rapper in the Tanzanian hip-hop scene.

Nedy Music ft Singah 'Carino'

Tanzania's Nedy returns with an infectious bongo flava track titled "Carino." The song features Nigerian artiste Singah and its another beautiful collaboration between the East and West.


For more EA hits, follow our new East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.


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