Uganda music in 2019 has not been at its best, unlike the recent years, many musicians saw a setback in their music career. Some of them like Bobi Wine received a setback due to restrictions from the government because of his open involvement in politics while other musicians had other reasons which include financial set downs from unyielding concerts, conflicts with management and politicizing of their music, drugs among others.
That put aside, this didn’t stop some musicians to shine individually and breakthrough both locally and internationally. We have managed to get 10 most viewed songs on YouTube and interestingly over 20 songs this year unlike last other years passed the mark of 1 Million Views.
Below is a List of the Top 10 Most Viewed Ugandan Videos on YouTube:
1. Bebe by Vinka ft Inna - 6.5M Views.
Bebe is a song by a Uganda artist Vinka featuring a Romanian artist Inna. The song was released on November 4, 2019 and it managed to garner 1 Million views in the first three days. The song ended the year being the most viewed Ugandan song in 2019 with 6.5M views.
2. Gutujja by B2C ft Rema Namakula – 3.8M Views.
This song is debated to be the best song of 2019 alongside Parte after Parte of Big Trill and Wire Wire of Bebe Cool. The love song managed to collect 3.8M views of B2C YouTube channel and 2.8M views on Rema Namakula’s channel making a total of 6.6M views.
3. Inabana by Eddy Kenzo ft Harminize – 2.4M Views.
The collaboration between Eddy Kenzo and the Tanzanian artists Eddy Kenzo was one of the best songs of 2019. Besides the saga behind its release which involved Jose Chameleone, Inabana was successful commercially with 2.4 Million views.
4. Sirwana by Sheebah Karungi and Carol Nantongo – 2M views.
Sirwana literary meaning I can’t fight (for a man) was an anthem for all single ladies and Namyekozos last year. The song made it to number 4 with 2M Views.
5. Wire Wire by Bebe Cool – 1.7M views.
This has been Bebe Cool’s best song 2019. With its good music video, it’s typical that the video features on the list.
6. Tuliyambala Engule by Bobi Wine ft Nubian Li, Dr. Hilderman, Irene Ntale, Irene Namatovu, Pastor Wilson Bugembe and King Saha – 1.7M views.
Released on January 1, 2019, this song was worth it. Both political and entertaining, the song managed to collect 1.7M views.
7. Obubadi by John Blaq – 1.7M views.
Released on January 7, 2019 Obubadi managed to get 1.7M views on YouTube.
8. Do Dat by John Blaq – 1.6M views.
Produced by T.O.N, Do Dat received positive from youths all over the country and managed to get 1.6 Million views.
9. Sweet Sensation by Sheebah Karungi ft Oregi – 1.6M views.
Orezi released his highly anticipated single 'Sweet Sensation' in September featuring top Ugandan female artist Sheebah. The song was produced by TYMG, and mixed and mastered by MillaMix. The song has 1.64M views.
10. Sikikukweka by Daddy Andre – 1.3M views.
From enjoying his debut as the first Ugandan producer at the Coke Studio Africa in Nairobi, Daddy Andre will live to remember a good year 2019. Sikikukweka has been one of the best songs in 2019 with 1.3 Million views on YouTube.