It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas, a celebration of God’s gift to the world through the birth of his son, Jesus Christ.
Christmas music is a vital part of this season, signifying the need to have a perfect playlist as we navigate through this joyous time the best possible way. we at Gmusicplus have decided to spice up your Christmas with sweet African melodies via our curated list of amazing Afro-fusion Christmas tunes.
Little Drummer Boy – Alex Boye ft Genesis Choir
Searching for a perfect rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” with African fusion? This version of Alex Boye ft Genesis Choir completes the puzzle for you. The British American singer and dancer delivered an awesome rendition of this beloved Christmas classic with the magnificent voices of adding a class of touch to it.
2. Florocka – Eluagogo
A native classic Christmas song delivered in an energetic format, Florocka takes us to his roots with an evergreen song. “Elu Agogo” (Yoruba for Jingle Bells) is a beautiful folk remake of the familiar Christmas Anthem, delivered in the classic ‘ROCKA’ edgy style. Download
3 Jesu Emmanuel – Ntokozo Mbambo
The South African gospel powerhouse delivers a masterpiece with “Jesu Emmanuel,” from her 19-track Christmas project, The First Noel (Live), recorded at the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperor’s Palace, SA.
4. Jolly Christmas – Dotti
This one by Dotti is sure to brighten up your playlist as it stirs up the holiday spirit, excitement, and cheerfulness that comes with this special Christmas season. With this tune, you’re sure to have a Jolly Christmas!
5. Christmas Gbedu – Wole Oni
Yamaha Ambassador, Wole Oni pays tribute to the living legend, Ebenezer Obey, with this “Christmas Gbedu”. It’s a Juju medley of some of Obey’s classics, public domain Christmas Yoruba songs, and Nigerian praise songs. The fusion of Retro Juju music elements and new age sound embellished with mellifluous vocal variations will leave you permanently enthralled. Download
6. Joy to the World – African Christmas
This is a beautiful African renditon of the beloved Christmas classic “Joy to the World,” by various artists. The melodious tune features African chants, percussions, and melodicc guitar rhythm & fill licks.
7. Everyday is Christmas – Boluwaduro
Wrapped in a sweet melodious highlife groove, the Nigerian singer-songwriter brings to reminder the true essence of Christmas and a deeper meaning to why we celebrate. This festive rendition will set you in the mood for dancing while celebrating Christ. Download
8. Merry Christmas – Henrisoul
7 years-old, this “Merry Christmas” tune still hits home in Nigeria with its superb delivery and wordplay by the urban gospel sensation, Henrisoul. It features an impressive mashup of lines from popular Christmas classics including Silent Night, Hark the Heralds, and Joy to the World.