Goya Menor’s ‘Ameno Amapiano (Remix)’ amasses 4.7m video creates, 9.5bn views on TikTok

TikTok continues to play an important role in the dissemination of cross-cultural music content across Africa and the rest of the world.

The Ameno Amapiano Remix by Ghanaian record producer Nektunez, featuring musician Goya Menor, is the most recent track to garner widespread exposure and trend on the platform.

It is a stunning blend of Nigerian Afrobeats and lyrics with South Africa’s musical export, Amapiano – two of the most successful genres to come out of the continent. It is TikTok’s most-talked-about song.

Despite being released in June 2021, Ameno Amapiano Remix gained popularity on TikTok in December 2021, amassing over 4.7 million video creations worldwide.

The song has managed to climb major music charts in different parts of Africa and has become a popular global tune.

Still picking up momentum, the track is receiving massive airplay on traditional media and in entertainment destinations.

The track catalysed an #AmenoAmapianoRemix challenge on TikTok, which to date, has had over 9.5 billion views.

The ‘Ameno’ song has united the globe with its dance-inducing rhythmic flow, and TikTok content creators have taken the song to new creative heights by reimagining the sound clip and its popular lyrics: “Ha! You want to bam ba? You wanna chill with the big boys?

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