At the close of each year, the spotlight is usually flashed upon the entertainment industry as the best work is distinguished from the myriad.
This year, some songs surpassed the others and it is on this note that Imbaraga Radio brings you some of the songs we believe made it to your playlist. One thing you would expect with singer Edrisah Musuuza, better known as Eddy Kenzo, is to release music back-to-back and still manage to get a hit song.
The artist is one of the most hardworking in the Uganda music industry, and evidently, one of the most successful.
The Weekend song is just another one of his hits that makes the list of the new Ugandan songs that we believe you danced to in 2021. His unique beats, and the lyrics of the song are outstanding.
The Weekend song enabled him to win the Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa in the 2021 AFRIMA Awards after beating other East African big wigs who were also nominated in the same award category including; Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Kenya’s Sauti Sol, Ali Kiba, Harmonize, among others.
The song was produced by Nessim.
Tupaate by Pia Pounds
Singer Tracy Kirabo better known as Pia Pounds’ song Tupaate has been one of the Ugandan songs most people enjoyed in 2021.
The Tupaate song was dropped a few years back and never received the airplay it deserved, until in the middle of 2021, Mbale born MC Africa recorded himself jamming to it.
In a video that has since gone viral, MC Africa was seen jamming to the song, also shouting his ‘It’s a Friday’ slogan that is now common everywhere.
As MC Africa’s video clip made rounds on social media, so did the song rise on the charts.
For a while, the Tupaate song has been standing at number one among the most played songs in Uganda on apple music; a milestone that Pia Pounds is super excited about.
The song was produced by Kuseim.
Gwe Amanyi by Mudra D Viral
Alfa Sebunya alias Mudra D Viral is one of Uganda’s fast-rising musicians.
His club banger Gwe Amanyi is one of the songs we believe every Ugandan has enjoyed in 2021. In the song Mudra D Viral basically preaches the gospel of not minding one’s business.
He narrates how he is used to doing the things that he loves because he doesn’t care about what people think.
The song was produced by Powerz on The Beat and mixed and mastered by Artin Pro.
Despite being young in the industry, Mudra D Viral has taken the music scene by storm and is currently one of the top trending artists in Uganda. His best-performing songs are Muyayu, Gwe Amanyi and Onkosa that have dominated charts and Ugandan airwaves for months.
Sango- Eddy Kenzo ft Martha Mukisa
As previously explained, Big Talent Entertainment boss, Edrisah Musuuza better known as Eddy Kenzo releases music back-to-back and still manages to score an anthem.
The Sango song is also another astonishing tune we believe Ugandans have danced to in 2021.
It is a party song with a feel-good vibe that encourages people to enjoy their life no matter the circumstances they are going through.
On this one, he collaborated with female songstress Martha Mukisa, who also made a good impact on the song, spicing it with her sweet voice for the listening pleasure of the fans.
The song was produced by producer Brian Beats.
‘My Year’ by Azawi
Singer Priscilla Zawedde alias Azawi is a singer, songwriter, and performer with a promising music career, thanks to her amazing vocals and ability to do different music genres like; Afro Pop, RnB, dancehall, and Reggae.
She ventured into music at a tender age, but her main breakthrough came when she was signed under the famous music label, Swangz Avenue known for producing some of the top hits in the country.
Azawi is known for hit songs like Slow Dancing, Repeat it, Ache for you, My year, Lo fit, Quinamino, among others.
Azawi released a number of songs in 2021 but her song, My year, was the song everyone enjoyed most.
In My Year, Azawi offers encouragement to those who seem to have lost hope in life due to challenges associated with things like making money, success, marriage, having babies among others.
My Year was produced by Michael “Fingaz” Mugisha. It was mixed and mastered by Daniel “MZK4” Levy Lwanga.
Magazine by Zex Bilangilangi
Singer Tadeo Mayega alias Zex Bilangilangi’s song Magazine was received well and it has been one of the top performing songs in the country in 2021.
In the song Zex used Magazine to describe how the beauty of his woman drives him crazy. He says his woman’s rare African beauty qualifies to be featured in high-end international magazines.
The song was produced by Nessim Pan Production.
Katonda Y’abadde Mw’ Eno Ensonga by Pastor Wilson Bugembe
Prominent city Pastor and gospel musician Wilson Bugembe’s song ‘Katonda Y’abadde Mw’ Eno Ensonga’ has been one of the songs Ugandans loved in 2021.
In ‘Katonda Yabadde Mweno Ensonga’ (God has been the reason behind this success), Pastor Bugembe calls out witches and all those who don’t wish others well, saying they have been put to shame by God.
He encourages people to always pray amidst challenging situations.
The audio was produced by Jeff Wonder.
Radio Call.9 by An Known
Singer Prosper Walusimbi better known as An-Known’s song Radio Call.911 is one of the 2021 songs that can’t miss on our list.
In the song, the singer sang about a long-distance love relationship. And asked his listeners to make that call and let their lovers know how much they miss and love them through means such as radio call. Never know they are tuned in this social distance COVID-19 era.
‘Mbeera’ by Levixone featuring Grace Morgan
Gospel star Levixone’s song Mbeera (situations) featuring Grace Morgan is also among the songs Ugandans have loved in 2021.
The song was dropped in April 2021 and was massively welcomed by fans because of the relatable lyrics that spoke to their hearts.
In the song the artists urge people going through tough situations to turn their eyes to God as He is the only hope to make them overcome the hard situation.
Slow Dancing by Azawi
There is no way we can’t mention songs Ugandans have enjoyed in 2021 and forget Azawi’s Slow Dancing jam.
In Slow Dancing, Azawi describes the beauty and sweet feeling of dancing. Just like the title, Azawi takes us down the road of rubba-dubbing and how to dance with your partner.
This masterpiece is a perfect blend of Afro beat and Reggae creating a nice mix that is guaranteed to get your groove back on.
The song was produced by produced Kuseim.
Mbimala by John Blaq
In Mbimala John Blaq seeks to know exactly what his lover wants from him, since he believes he has the ability to give her the best, be it money, a luxurious lifestyle among others. He went ahead and noted that he can handle it all if his lover grants him the chance to be the man of her dreams.
With his signature deep voice, John Blaq perfectly wraps this love message as a dedication to all the lovers out there and it is one of the good songs music lovers have enjoyed in 2021.
Thank God by Vinka
Thank God song is an afro pop track with a feel-good vibe telling people to thank the God for the life given and happy times.
It was produced by Tanzanian producer Ayo Lizer from Wasafi records.
Nalonda Nemala by Pallaso
Singer Pius Mayanja who is better known as Pallaso’s song ‘Nalonda Nemala’ is one of the Ugandan songs music lovers have danced to in 2021. The song was released at the beginning of the year and was massively welcomed by Ugandans and went forth to top different musical charts across the country.
In the song, Pallaso vowed that he is content with the choice he made when he met his woman. He further promises to keep her in his life forever as his final choice. He compares the mystery girl to Shakira, one of the greatest belly dancers in the history of the World.
The song was produced by producer Eddie Dee and mastered by Herbert Skillz.