The UK's Official Top 20 Afrobeats songs of 2020

Darkoo, J Hus and Master KG are among the UK's biggest afrobeats tracks of the past 12 months.

Darkoo's viral hit Gangsta ft. One Acen claims the UK's biggest afrobeats song of the past year, OfficialCharts.com can reveal. 

The South London artist leads the Top 20 afrobeats tracks of 2020 with her breakout hit, which scored huge success in the UK, topping the Official Afrobeats Chart and reaching Number 22 on the Official Singles Chart.

Darkoo and One Acen are among the first artists to receive Official Charts' new Specialist Number 1 Award, launched to celebrate chart-topping success in our genre and specialist charts. 

Darkoo told OfficialCharts.com: "I wanna say a big thank you to all my fans, you made Gangsta the Number 1 Afrobeats song of 2020, and to the Official Charts for the new award." Watch the full message from Darkoo and One Acen below:

Darkoo finishes ahead of J Hus' Play Play ft. Burna Boy, a hit from his widely acclaimed second album Big Conspiracy, while Jerusalema by South African musician  Master KG ft. Nomcebo Zikode completes the Top 3.

Darkoo makes a second appearance on the year-end Top 20 with Hardy Caprio collaboration Juicy at Number 7, while East London group NSG claim two of the year's Top 5 biggest afrobeats releases with Ourself (4) and Trust Issues (5). Both feature on their 2020 mixtape Roots, which landed in the Top 40 on the Official Albums Chart last summer.

The Official UK Afrobeats Chart was introduced in summer 2020 to chart the rise and nuances of the UK Afrobeats scene. Developed in conjunction with Afro Nation Festival, the Afrobeats Chart is published Sundays at 2pm on OfficialCharts.com, Spotify, and across Official Charts and Afro Nation social channels, and showcases the biggest releases of the week from a genre whose sound is impacting mainstream charts all over the world.

Official Top 20 Afrobeats Chart 2020

POS TITLE ARTIST
1 GANGSTA DARKOO & ONE ACEN
2 PLAY PLAY J HUS FT BURNA BOY
3 JERUSALEMA MASTER KG FT NOMCEBO ZIKODE
4 OURSELF NSG
5 TRUST ISSUES NSG
6 REAL LIFE BURNA BOY FT STORMZY
7 JUICY DARKOO & HARDY CAPRIO
8 I LIKE KOJO FUNDS FT WIZKID
9 4AM MANNY NORTE/6LACK/REMA
10 D & G DAVIDO FT SUMMER WALKER
11 JORO WIZKID
12 RISKY DAVIDO & POPCAAN
13 PARTY WITH A JAGABAN MIDAS THE JAGABAN
14 4 NOTHIN' MELVITTO FT GABZY
15 CAN'T LET YOU GO STEFFLON DON
16 JUICE YCEE FT MALEEK BERRY
17 CUT ME OFF YXNG BANE FT D-BLOCK EUROPE
18 NOBODY MR EAZI/JOEBOY/DJ NEPTUNE
19 COME WE BILL EHH MIDAS THE JAGABAN
20 AGAIN WANDE COAL

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