Barbadian Singer Rihanna Says Tyler ICU’s Song ‘Mnike’ Is the Song of the Year for Her

Barbadian Singer Rihanna Says Tyler ICU’s Song ‘Mnike’ Is the Song of the Year for Her

  • Barbadian singer and businesswoman Rihanna said that her song of the year is Tyler ICU's Mnike
  • The Rude Boy singer shared her songs of the year in a recent interview with media powerhouse Complex Music
  • The star also mentioned that Davido's song Unavailable is also her favourite
Rihanna also shared that 'Mnike' is one of her song of the year
During an interview, Rihanna shared her favourite Tyler ICU's amapiano song of the year. Image: @badgalriri, @tyler_icu
Source: Instagram

The mother of two and owner of Fenty Beauty hailed one of Mzansi's amapiano biggest songs as her favourite for the year. The star revealed this during a recent interview in Hollywood.

Mnike is Rihanna's song of the year

Rihanna made headlines recently after a clip of her interview during the FENTY x PUMA sneaker launch in Hollywood on Monday, 18 December 2023, where she shared her top favourite songs of the year.

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During the chat with media powerhouse Complex Music, the Work hitmaker said that Tyler ICU's biggest hit, Mnike, was one of her favourite songs for the year 2023. She also mentioned that Davido's Unavailable was also on her list.

She said:

"Album of the year? Am I an album girl? Or am I a streaming single girl? [by Davido featuring Musa Keys] on repeat. That and Mnike [by Tyler ICU and Tumelo] are my song of the year.”

Speaking to Briefly News, Tyler said:

" Those are my proudest moments and they also motivate me to do and more going forward cause I can see that God has put me in the right lane I just need to stay humble and grow at a rate that God feels it’s okay and I just take things as they come.

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"I was going crazy, I couldn't believe that Rihanna knows me and that Mnike is her favourite song. I thank God everyday cause this song is a blessing."

The clip was shared on X, formerly Twitter, by the gossip and news page, MDNews and it was captioned:

"Rihanna said MNIKE is the song of the year."

See the post below:

SA fans respond to Rihanna's announcement

Shortly after the video went viral, netizens flooded the comment section with their opinions. See some of the responses below:

@Ihhashi_Turkei said:

"Hayi we don't agree."

@Lethabo4991 wrote:

"We agree."

@Ghost_ProtocolV shared:

"She doesn't listen to mzansi music often so she won't understand the situation on the ground. We are here in SA on the ground and iPlan is the song of the year."

@ziyanda___ commented:

"Rihanna! I Stan a QUEEN!"

@Youngsam____ mentioned:

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In a related Briefly News report, Rihanna's baby daddy celebrated his first Father's Day with some sweet snaps.

In the gallery, the proud papa included random pictures and videos of his daily life with the singer and their cute son. He captioned the post:

"Everyday is Father's Day."

Source: Briefly News

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