DJ Vigilante took to social media platform, Twitter, to share the list. Guess what? AKA dominated with 3 songs.
SupaMega blazed off the circuit this year with the carry over of his 2016 hit song, “The World Is Yours.” Plus, he enjoyed success with his collaborative album with Anatii titled “Be Careful What You Wish For (BCWYWF);” with “Don’t Forget To Pray“ making the cut as well.
It might have looked like self-styled King of South African Hip Hop, Cassper Nyovest dominated the game this year with his “Thuto“ album, #FillUpFNBStadium, and even joining the greats as a multi-platinum act with the controversial 10 million units sold/streams – whichever way you choose to view it.
However, Doc Shebeleza who has always complained about the lack of airtime on radio only managed one song in the top 10 with his massive hit song, “Tito Mboweni.”
While many might attribute songs being played on radio to the politics of the game; others will simply assert commercially viable records seem attractive for the numbers and ratings of the stations themselves.
Whichever way, the acts who managed the top 10 have paid their dues and we look forward to another explosive year 2018 in the world of South African Hip Hop.
Peep the list below and share your thoughts.
1. The World Is Yours – AKA
2. Ngiyaz’fela Ngawe – Kwesta
3. Caiphus Song – AKA
5. Spirit – Kwesta
8. Don’t Forget To Pray – AKA & Anatii
9. Tito Mboweni – Cassper
10. Vura – Citi Lyts