The 11 Best East African Songs of 2021 So Far

Featuring Zuchu, Bensoul, Nviiri the Storyteller, Harmonize and more.

The first half of 2021 has seen East African artists and labels push the boundaries. The quality of the music and videos coming out of the ecosystem in general has incredibly improved. We have seen newcomers solidifying their spots in East African pop royalty and we have also enjoyed genre-bending hits from our more established acts looking to break into new audiences.

In no particular order these are our picks for the best East African songs of 2021 so far featuring Zuchu, Bensoul, Nviiri The Storyteller, Harmonize and more.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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