Rihanna names “Mnike” by Tyler ICU and “Unavailable by Davido and Musa Keys the best songs of 2023

Written by on 21 December, 2023

WMV first reported that ‘Unavailable’ by Nigerian singer Davido featuring South African artist Musa Keys was the most streamed Afrobeats song on Spotify.

Following our announcement a video with Rihanna being interviewed at her Fenty Puma launch lastnight circulated on the internet and the pop superstar said that ‘Unavailable’ is the song of the year as far as she is concerned.

Bad Gyal Ri Ri was asked by Complex what is her top album to which she replied, “album of the year? Am I an album girl? I am a streaming single girl”. Then without giving another thought Rihanna said ‘Unavailable, on repeat, that and ‘MNIKE’.” She then went on to spell out the name of the latter.

Davido quoted a video of Rihanna endorsing his song on Twitter and said, “My girl RI RI.”

Nigerian artist Davido tweeted ” My RI RI”

South African artist Musa Keys also tweeted, ” ugh I love this”

At the Fenty, The Creeper lauch Rihanna was spotted doing the ‘Unavailable’ TikTok dance challenge perfecting her hand swings with members of her team.

Just last September Rihanna gifted Davido a pair of the new shoes.

Released 12 May 2023 as the second single from Davido’s Grammy nominated album Timeless, the song peaked at number 1 on the UK Afrobeats Singles Chart for five weeks and No. 3 on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart.

The other song Rihanna mentioned as her 2023 favorite was South African artists Tyler ICU And Tumelo.za’s ‘Mnike’; an amapiano single that has taken the South African music scene and the world by storm.

Released on April 28, 2023, under Sony Music Entertainment Africa (with an exclusive license from New Money Gang Records), the track also features DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha808, Ceeka RSA, and Tyron Dee.

MNIKE peaked at the top of the Billboard South Africa Songs chart and peaked at No. 8 on the UK Afrobeats chart.

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