Influential entertainment publishing brand Rolling Stone has released an exclusive list of the top 50 African songs of 2022 in a list tagged ‘Best Afropop Songs Of 2022.’ The list consists of the biggest songs out of Africa that dominated the whole year of 2022.
The list saw Nigerian artists take center stage and hold the highest number of positions on the chart, but what excited many was the fact that Rolling Stone magazine crowned the Nigerian hit song ‘Last Last’ by Burna Boy the biggest song of 2022.
Rolling Stone explained the reason for this choice, and it was:
Burna Boy‘s crusade to the pinnacle of global music has been as inspiring as it has been unrelenting. To support the four genre-defining projects he’s released in the past five years, Burna has spent much of that time on the road, performing at venues ranging from stadiums to speakeasies, spreading the gospel of Damini. It’s fitting, then, that “Last Last,” his anthemic, inescapable song-of-the-summer turned song-of-the-year, is a cathartic recognition of the sacrifices he’s made along the way (namely, saying “Bye bye o, to the love of [his] life”). Over a truly masterful flip of Toni Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough” by producer Chopstix, Burna delivers an instant-classic Afropop breakup song that will keep us crying out for “igbo and shayo” for years to come.
See the full list here.