Bongo Flava also known as Pop music is one of the most popular genre of music in Tanzania. The genre was developed as far back as 1990s. The genre is a mixture of American hip hop and reggae, R&B, afrobeat, dancehall with additional fusion with traditional Tanzanian music. The lyrics of songs in this genre are usually in Swahili and English.
Bongo Flava as a genre has become popular all across Africa, due to its melodious flow and rhythmic movement. Artist under the genre have been able to cut across international borders.
The genre has seen emergence of great artists like Diamond Platnumz, Innos’B, Rayvanny, Ali Kiba among others. Bongo Flava had a wonderful start in the year with wonderful songs and videos released by various artists, that have topped various charts.
Here are the top 10 Bongo Flava songs released in 2020. Feel free to add your suggestions to the list below;
1. Rayvanny Ft Diamond Platnumz – Tetema
2. Alikiba – Dodo
3. Rayvanny – Ex Boyfriend
4. Diamond Platnumz – Kanyaga
5. Harmonize – Malaika Ft. Morgan Heritage
6. Joh Makini – Kiwembe Ft. Lady Jaydee
7. Rayvanny – Mangufuli (Corona)
8. Meja Kunta, Lava Lava – Wanga
9. Barnaba – Danadana Ft. Ziddy Value, Nassy Bam
10. Harmonize – Inanimaliza Ft. Mr Blue