Over the years, House music has established itself as one of the biggest music genre in South Africa, this is despite the influx of Gqom, hip hop, and now Amapiano(see list of 2019 Amapiano songs here). Most records on this list crossed over 1 million in music streaming on Fakaza in 2018 alone.
Top 10 Songs on Fakaza Music 2018
The number one spot for the Top 10 South African House music was held by the ever blazing Prince Kaybee. His position is deserved as he dropped hit after hit in 2018.
10. DJ GANYANI – EMAZULWINI FT. NOMCEBO
DJ Maphorisa discovered Mlindo the Vocalist on Twitter and invited him to the studio to record, the result of that meeting is Amablesser.
Mlindo the Vocalist has since become an accomplished musician in the country. Download Amablesser Mp3
8. SUN-EL MUSICIAN – SONINI FT. SIMMY & LELO KAMAU
7. MLINDO THE VOCALIST – MACALA FT. KWESTA, THABSIE & SFEESOH
Macala is currently promoted as Mlindo The Vocalist’s current single off his Emakhaya album that did amazing numbers on digital store.
The song features Kwesta, Thabsie and Sfeesoh. Download Macala Mp3
6. DJ SUMBODY – MONATE MPOLAYE FT. CASSPER NYOVEST, VETTIS & THEBE
Monate Mpolaye embraces classic Pretoria house sounds to give a modern day hit. Monate Mpolaye was so huge Cassper Nyovest tried to remake the sound on his Sweet Short album by featuring DJ Sumbody twice.
If anyone still has doubt about how big this song is, Cassper’s performance at the Global Citizen concert should put all debate to bed. Download Monate Mpolaye Mp3.
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5. LADY ZAMAR – COLLIDE
Collide was accepted by house listeners immediately Lady Zamar promoted it as a single off her debut studio album King Zamar, an album that has proven to have a very long life span.
Collide was the most played song on South African radio in 2018. Download Lady Zamar Collide Mp3.
4. MASTER KG – SKELETON MOVE FT. ZANDA ZAKUZA
Skeleton Move is another South African record that was able to cross borders. Skeleton Move gets heavy radio rotations in other African countries especially Nigeria and Ghana.
Music producer Master KG of Open Mic Production relied on the vocals of his frequent collaborator and label mate Zanda to score this hit. Download Skeleton Move Mp3.
3. SUN-EL MUSICIAN – BAMTHATILE FT. MLINDO THE VOCALIST
Bamthatile is one of our favourite releases this year. The joint record from by music producer Sun-El Musician and breakout star Mlindo The Vocalist dropped at the right time this year.
Bamthatile did millions of views on every platform that there is.
2. PRINCE KAYBEE & LASOULMATES – CLUB CONTROLLER FT. ZANDA ZAKUZA & TNS
Club Controller remained on our FMs and playlist till the year ended, despite being released in the first quarter of 2018. It also got a nomination for Song Of The Year, along side chart topping hits like Malwedhe and Banomoya. The instant hit performed by music producer Prince Kaybee and TNS is such a huge song that it’s a club hit in other African countries as well.
Download Club Controller featuring Zanda Zakuza and duo TNS.
1. PRINCE KAYBEE – BANOMOYA FT. BUSISWA
Prince Kaybee introduced Banomoya to the nation in a mixtape titled 2018 Ultimate MixTape. Many demanded Prince Kaybee released the tune immediately and he did just that. Banamoya which features Busiswa just crossed 5million views on YouTube, in a space of just 2 months. Banomoya went on to win the award for song of the year, beating King Monada’s Malwedhe. .Download Banomoya Full Mp3.
So there you have it, Banomoya was crowned the song of the year, a result that led to a controversial debate as some people claimed that there was some foul play. While some say South Africa should have ended 2018 doing the idibala challenge, others say ‘kuthi huu’ was their preferred song.