Entertainment July 01, 2018 at 10:23 am

7 Somali hit songs that have topped the charts over time

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor July 01, 2018 at 10:23 am

July 01, 2018 at 10:23 am | Entertainment

Orideydaay by Hasan Adan Samatar

This is one of the hit songs by prominent Somali singer, guitarist and theatrical performer. His first mainstream song was Hadaad diido hadalkayga in 1974. Starting music at a very young age, Samatar has a musical collection of over 200 songs and has performed several duets with other popular Somali artists, including Saado Cali and Khadija Qalanjo.

In 2010, the 65-year-old received a lifetime achievement award from leaders of the Somali community in Minneapolis. The Saylo hitmaker currently spends his time in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Amsterdam, Netherlands, and continues to tour.

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