Top 5 Most Watched Music Video’s Of 2019 – While streaming music sites like Spotify and Apple Music continue to sign up new listeners and rack up billions upon billions of streams every day.
Millions of people all around the world continue to head to YouTube to hear their favourite smashes. Now, as 2019 we have collected insight into which videos collected the most plays this year.
1. Blaq Diamond – Ibhanoyi
Afro-pop duo, Blaq Diamond, has recently released the official music video for their new track titled “Ibhanoyi”. The song, which was number one on iTunes last week in South Africa, is a soulful piece about two male friends who find joy in working to show their love for their partners.
In a culture where gift-giving is often exaggerated and overblown into stereotypes of women being gold diggers and where men are celebrated for being hypermasculine and detached from love, “Ibhanoyi” is definitely refreshing.
The highlight of the video, however, has to be the dancing, mostly from Cape Town talent. You’ll spot familiar faces if you are from Cape Town—notable appearances from Capetonians include choreographer Stoan Galela and revered freestyle footballer Chris Njokwana.
You’ll also spot rising house artist TDK MaCassette.
The music video captures the essence of a weekend in Gugulethu, even showcasing the famous food spot, Mzoli’s, which attracts customers from all over the country. You haven’t been to Cape Town if you haven’t been to Mzoli’s (even T.I. made a turn when he was in Cape Town).
3. Prince Kaybee – Fetch Your Life
Prince Kaybee and Msaki‘s collaborative song “Fetch Your Life” is motivational. It encourages us to reach for our dreams and do the things that make us feel alive. She sings in the hook:
“Fetch your life, go and be alive/ Ain’t nobody living out here”
The song’s video follows the same story arc—you can see a selection of women in different scenarios each reaching that moment when they feel like giving up. But then they have a change of mind, and decide to give it another shot.
4. DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small – Koko ft. Mohau
Maphorisa, who has been hailed for being a great producer by many, has received a lot of hate for “exploiting” new amapiano sensation Kabza de Small’s work.
DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small – Koko ft. Mohau. Koko has been pinpointed as a single off the Amapiano extended play Scorpion Kings performed by music producers DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small.
5. TNS – Umona ft. Mpumi
TNS – Umona ft. Mpumi. Ahead of the release of the Madlokovu King of African House studio album, here is the instant hit Umona performed by singer TNS. The song is a collaborative effort with singer Mpumi.
Madlokovu King of African House is TNS debut album featuring a plethora of artists. TNS named the album after his late grandfather who passed in January. According to TNS album is meant to reflect on African House Music. Furthermore, TNS emphasises that he is not claiming to be the actual King of House but the music is doing all the claiming for him.