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These are 2019’s Most Shazamed South African Songs

"Fetch Your Life" by Prince Kaybee and Msaki was the most Shazamed song of 2019 in South Africa.

Apple Music recently released the statistics for the most streamed songs, artists and genres on their platform by South Africans. The country's Apple Music subscribers stream a lot of Post Malone, as his song "Sunflower" was the most streamed song on the platform in the country.


It's followed by Black Coffee, David Guetta and Delilah's "Drive," a song that has proven popular throughout the year on streaming platforms.

Apple Music also shared data pulled from Shazam, an app they own. The list revealed the top 10 songs South Africans Shazamed this year. Topping the list is Prince Kaybee's popular motivational anthem "Fetch Your Life," which features Eastern Cape singer Msaki. Nasty C and Rowlene's "SMA" takes the second spot on the list.

Prince Kaybee - Fetch Your Life ft. Msaki www.youtube.com

Another interesting list shared by Apple Music consists of the top 10 songs streamed by listeners in Sub-Saharan Africa. The list is dominated by Burna Boy who has five songs in the whole list including "On The Low," "Gbona" and "Dangote."

View all the lists below:

Apple Music South African top 10 streamed songs of 2019

1. Post Malone & Swae Lee "Sunflower"
2. Black Coffee & David Guetta "Drive" (feat. Delilah Montagu)
3. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper "Shallow"
4. Halsey "Without Me"
5. Khalid "Better"
6. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber "I Don't Care"
7. benny blanco,Halsey & Khalid "Eastside"
8. Lil Nas X "Old Town Road" (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)
9. Marshmello & Bastille "Happier"
10. Ava Max "Sweet but Psycho"

Apple Music Sub Saharan Africa Top 10 Streamed Songs of 2019

1. Burna Boy "On the Low"
2. Zlatan & Burna Boy "Killin Dem"
3. Burna Boy "Anybody"
4. Joeboy "Baby"
5. Burna Boy "Gbona"
6. Burna Boy "Dangote"
7. Davido & Chris Brown "Blow My Mind"
8. Rema "Dumebi"
9. Beyonce,SAINt JHN,Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter "BROWN SKIN GIRL"
10. Kizz Daniel & Davido "One Ticket"

Top 10 most Shazamed tracks in 2019 in South Africa


1. "Fetch Your Life" by Prince Kaybee Feat. Msaki
2. "Sma" by Nasty C Feat. Rowlene
3. "Whipped" by Tellaman Feat. Shekhinah & Nasty C
4. "I Don't Care" by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
5. "Without Me" by Halsey
6. "Akulaleki" by Samthing Soweto Feat. Shasha, DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small
7. "Dance Monkey" by Tones And O
8. "Amantombazane" by DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small Feat. Samthing Soweto & MFR Soul
9. "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi

10. "Iskhathi (Vocal Mix)" by Kwiish SA Feat. Vukani, Macfowlen & C'Buda

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Hugh Masekela's New York City Legacy

A look back at the South African legend's time in New York City and his enduring presence in the Big Apple.

In Questlove's magnificent documentary, Summer of Soul, he captures a forgotten part of Black American music history. But in telling the tale of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, the longtime musician and first-time filmmaker also captures a part of lost South African music history too.

Among the line-up of blossoming all-stars who played the Harlem festival, from a 19-year-old Stevie Wonder to a transcendent Mavis Staples, was a young Hugh Masekela. 30 years old at the time, he was riding the wave of success that came from releasing Grazing in the Grass the year before. To watch Masekela in that moment on that stage is to see him at the height of his time in New York City — a firecracker musician who entertained his audiences as much as he educated them about the political situation in his home country of South Africa.

The legacy Masekela sowed in New York City during the 1960s remains in the walls of the venues where he played, and in the dust of those that are no longer standing. It's in the records he made in studios and jazz clubs, and on the Manhattan streets where he once posed with a giant stuffed zebra for an album cover. It's a legacy that still lives on in tangible form, too, in the Hugh Masekela Heritage Scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music.

The school is the place where Masekela received his education and met some of the people that would go on to be life-long bandmates and friends, from Larry Willis (who, as the story goes, Masekela convinced to give up opera for piano) to Morris Goldberg, Herbie Hancock and Stewart Levine, "his brother and musical compadre," as Mabusha Masekela, Bra Hugh's nephew says.

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