The Africa Day annual celebration, which was formerly known as African Freedom Day, is an act of tribute to the heritage set by founding members of the Organization of African Unity on May 25, 1963.
Although the organization’s name has since changed to the African Union (which took effect on July 9, 2002), the core heritage of the foundation is still alive.
Every year, there is a theme for the occasion. This year’s theme is “Afrocentric Architecture Defined: Developing New Landscapes In Nigeria Today, Tomorrow and Beyond,” and “The Future Of Africa and Nigeria’s Leadership Role ” – with the acronym: AFCFTA.
The ultimate goal of the organisation of the African Union is to achieve greater unity and solidarity between African countries and their people.
In honour of the Africa Day commemoration, here are seven songs about places in Africa;
Victony & Tempoe – Soweto
Soweto is a song by Nigerian singer and songwriter, Anthony Ebuka Victor popularly known as Victony. ‘Soweto’ is inspired by the Johannesburg township of the same name. The township is one of the most popular places in South Africa. Although the Victony song doesn’t make a direct reference to it, the upbeat pitch of the song is reminiscent of the township in retrospect.
BNXN, Kizz Daniel and Seyi Vibez – Gwagwalada
‘Gwagwalada’ is a song by the popular Nigerian singer, BNXN. It features the talented duo of Kizz Daniel and Seyi Vibez. The song is loosely based on the vibrant suburb of Abuja, Nigeria. Gwagwalada is one of the best places for tourism in Nigeria.
Uncle Waffles and Tony Duardo – Tanzania (Feat. Sino Msolo & Boibizza)
South African Amapiano Disk Jockey, Uncle Waffles is one of the artists that has made a song whose title is named after a place in Africa. Her smash hit single, ‘Tanzania’ is named after the popular East African country. Tanzania is one of the most beautiful places in Africa. Its most popular landscape is Mount Kilimanjaro which is a tourist magnet.
Cruel Santino – Morocco
Talented Alternative singer, Cruel Santino made a song titled ‘Morocco’ which was named after the popular Northern African country. The song is off his 2019 album ‘Mandy & The Jungle’. Morocco is a culturally rich Country and boasts beautiful places such as the Atlas Mountains and the Moroccan Desert.
Lord Sky, Zlatan – Uganda
Lord Sky’s ‘Uganda’ is the next on the roster. It features Nigerian indigenous rapper, Zlatan Ibile. The song wittily appreciates the God-given beauty of Ugandan women. Uganda is a popular Nation in the East African region.
Rexxie & Busiswa – Lagos (Feat. L.A.X, Shashie)
‘Lagos’ is an Amapiano song by popular Nigerian music producer, Rexxie. It features South African singers Busiswa, and Shashie and Nigerian Afro-pop singer, L.A.X. The song is heavily centered on the popular metropolitan city In Nigeria, West Africa.
Medikal – Accra
‘Accra’ by Medikal is an Afro-electric song named after the capital of Ghana. The song is a happy record that celebrates the beautiful culture in Ghana.