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Nigeria's Top 20 Songs in 2021, In the year 2021, a slew of new songs were released. If we're being honest, they're all almost deserving of a spot on this list.
However, the songs that made the list are deserving of recognition, which is why we decided to compile a collection for your listening enjoyment.
These songs include both our personal favorites (those that we can't seem to get out of our heads) and the chart-topping hits.
The most intriguing aspect of this collection has to be the fact that these songs do not need to be widely recognized by awards or anything else in order to be included in one of the year's most anticipated lists.
Join us as we take you on a journey through the top songs released in the year 2021.
With great love from fans and American celebs like Rihanna, Doja Cat, and Kylie Jenner, and of course how fantastic the song is, Essence has been dubbed the "official song of the summer" by top American DJs and music executives. It is unquestionably the "largest song" in Africa.
Essence is the first ever Nigerian song to rank on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200 charts.
It was released on October 30, 2020, as the 11th track from Wizkid's Made In Lagos album, on which he collaborated with Tems.
Essence was so good that Justin Bieber, a Canadian musician, felt compelled to remix it.
If Essence does not become Wizkid's No. 1 hit, no other song would be able to fill the void. This is Big Wiz's Best Song Ever, with the Hot 100 Billboard crack and Grammy Nods. The video Essence has received over 73.8 million views on YouTube.
On a racetrack, two monarchs collide. It's not every day that we witness something like this. On "Ginger," from Big Wiz's fourth studio album, Made In Lagos, he collaborates with his industry brother, Burna Boy. Without a doubt, Wizkid and Burna Boy killed it with this song, which was one of the most popular in its year of release.
This is one of the most popular videos on the project, with a lot of positive feedback on social media. "Give me the kokoro if you want to produce I ginger, Ma ko je bi Jollof, Je ki won mo pe mo ma gbo'mo lo, je ki won mo pe mo ma gbo'mo lo, je ki won mo pe mo ma gbo'mo lo, je No one likes bolo...
Burna Boy brought in a tremendous atmosphere and elevated this gem to a new realm.
Meji Alabi directed the official music video for Ginger, which has received over 31.3 million views on YouTube.
She wants a gangster in her bed tonight
She ah wants me, me I know
And man ah, I full ground me I dey tonight
She ah callin’ my phone
She say, “Why me so unruly?”
Tell me the main reason you wan woo me
Wound a man with her idi
Curious girl, she got questions for Siri
Ruger, a Nigerian multi-talented musician, just released a new debut tune titled "Bounce" in the year 2021 off his recent debut studio EP titled "Pandemic The EP," which is currently trending in all Nigerian cities.
This song was delivered and recognized as the EP's fourth hit tune, trending as one of Nigeria's most wanted songs of the year. On Youtube, Bounce has over 27 million views.
The song is literally the greatest from Davido's third studio album, A Better Time, as the name says. The song was co-written by the label's CEO and Mayorkun, a previous signee who is now signed to Sony Music.
The Best is a jam that you can listen to for the rest of your life. You can't help but enjoy it since it exudes so much positivity. On YouTube, The Best has received over 9.8 million views.
Feeling has become a record that everyone enjoys listening to. The album has kept listeners in a shape that resonates to everyone's feeling, topping music charts both locally and globally.
Feeling has a deep emotional connection with its listeners, and the album is ideal for song of the year discussions. Ladipoe has always been a master of language. His philosophical vibe is unrivaled, and it keeps him on his toes. The fact that the video has 6.7 million views on YouTube is no laughing matter.
Man I thank God I Godly
Say God no ungodly
Oluwa na hin comfort me
When this people dey come body me
Men I thank God I Godly gon gon gon
Say God no ungodly gon gon gon ah
Oluwa na him comfort me
When this people dey come body me dey come
Omah Stanley Didia, better known by his stage name Omah Lay, debuted the song Godly for his followers and music fans all around the world. Godly is the third track off his sophomore EP, 'What Have We Done,' due out in 2020.
Get Layd EP, his debut EP, with four tracks, was published on May 22, 2020. Omah is currently one of the hottest newcomers in the music industry, always delivering what his generation, Gen Z, wants. 60 million people is a significant number.
Cash App was the typical Nigerian happy pill, and it did a lot to divert our attention away from our problems. Bella Shmurda, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Lincoln crafted a big hit with an incredible visual, and Nigerians are grateful beyond words. Cash App has 17 million views on YouTube.
Blessed is another another standout track from the Made In Lagos album, this time featuring Damian Marley, the great reggae singer and composer. Blessed is one of the greatest tracks on the album, bringing Wizkid to a global reggae audience.
Before Essence stole the show, Blessed was a top-charting hit that made a significant contribution to the message conveyed on the Made In Lagos album. Wiz needs only a spiritual feature like this with Damian Marley to get the ultimate acceptance of the reggae community. The fact that the video has received 14 million views says a lot.
Understand by Omah Lay is another tune that has had a significant impact on the Nigerian music scene and beyond. Omah Lay recently had a great home concert in his hometown and has been tasked with pushing boundaries with his upcoming first studio album "Boy Alone." He also released the catchy "Free Mind," which has been doing well on both domestic and international streaming platforms.
On YouTube, Understand received almost 35 million views.
Davido delivers a love song titled "Jowo" off his third studio album (A Better Time). A song that preaches that when love is present, everything falls into place and even the most impenetrable barriers can be broken down. Davido featured BBN Season 5's finest, Nengi Hampson, in the music video for this gorgeous single, and she showed off her acting skills in the music video.
Jowo is a timeless hit that dominated the years 2020 and 2021. "Magicboi" Peter Arome Kehinde Emmanuel and "Napji" Jerry Jurbe Jethro produced it.
Gyakie's moderate pace "Forever Remix" not only became one of Nigerians' favorite tracks in 2021, but Omah Lay's remix flawlessly harmonized with Gyakie's voice. The song not only received a large number of streams across digital platforms, but it also helped to unite the hearts of many lovers.
Marlian Zinoleesky, a record signing, demonstrated his strength by releasing a follow-up to his viral smash song, Ma Pariwo. Zino gained traction with Kilofeshe as he experimented with a new sound.
Zino consistently delivers accessible songs that can also double as party bangers; it's incredible how he juggles his lyrics in such a diverse way. Zino consistently delivers accessible songs that can also double as party bangers; it's incredible how he juggles his lyrics in such a diverse way.
Zinoleezky — Blessings is one of his most recent songs, and it speaks about his journey thus far, as well as how he does not compare himself to others while wishing everyone well.
Olamide, a well-known Nigerian musician, has released a magnificent soundtrack titled "Rock." In the year 2021, this great track was released. This song is used by Baddo Sneh to create a significant influence on the music scene.
Olamide follows up on his "Carpe Diem" album, which he released in the year 2020. The CD features Nigerian superstars of the moment Omah Lay, Bad Boy Timz, Bella Shmurda, and many other lyrical geniuses on 12 great tracks.
Olamide demonstrated his versatility in this song, "Rock."
In the year 2021, Fireboy DML has had a lot of success. With the help of Ed Sheeran on the remix, DML's mega smash Peru has fully broken into the British market, extending DML's marketability and access into the UK music industry. Atop the remix of the song, his collaboration with British singer Ed Sheeran is nothing short of vibrations on vibes.
The fact that he was able to convince Ed Sheeran to remix his song says a lot. Peru Remix has been viewed over 41 million times on YouTube.
Given the uproar produced by fans of the song on social media, 'Alcohol' deserves to be saved a space on the list, and not just any spot; it has risen to the top of the Top 10 Nigerian songs for the month of October.
Joeboy, the multi-talent, almost got himself into jail because of the way his fans abused the #Alcoholchallenge. Joeboy begged for blessings and revealed how he used alcohol as a means of escaping his troubles in his lyrics, lost in fantastic rhythm and melody. Joeboy's video "Alcohol" has 37 million views on YouTube.
Cay has proven to be one of Nigeria's future great stars, with 6.1 million views on YouTube. Ckay, Nigeria's best record producer and songwriter, has released a new stunning track titled "Felony." Ckay's debut single on his new label, Warner Music South, is "Felony." His song, Love nwan titi has smashed multiple records, further helping to place Nigeria on the world map.
18. “Cold Outside” by Timaya featuring Buju also know as BNXN
Who'd have guessed a Timaya/Buju duet would happen, but it did, and guess what? It's currently one of the country's most popular songs. The painting Cold Outside illustrates the icy aspect of human nature. This record is for you to keep your mental health in check this week and stay away from the cold (humans).
This jam is really addicting, and it will make you reflect on life while also teaching you that you don't have to worry yourself out over minor concerns.
It’s so cold outside, my brother
I don’t wan pull no trigger
I just wan dey for some kind place
I don’t want no wahala
It’s so cold outside, my brother
Me, I no dey hate on a brother
Me, I just wan dey (dey) for some kind place (place)
I no want no wahala, oh
It’s so cold outside
Although KPK was the official anthem for December 2020, its popularity and excitement continued into 2021. KPK is still a fun jam to listen to at any time of day or night.
MohBad, a Marlian Record signee who was hired by Producer Rexxie, performed the song. MohBad has already released a slew of more appealing tracks, including Feel Good, back side, and we can't wait to hear more. KPK has 7.3 million views on YouTube.
'Baby, obey my orders like a zombie... I'm not sure how well this song would have done if Lojay hadn't started with that line. It had to be a divine revelation, right? The song 'Monalisa,' created by Sarz, has the potential to be a hit in the next five years.
This song is timeless. One interesting aspect about LoJay is that he is the only newcomer who has had the opportunity to collaborate with Wizkid on his first album L NATTN.
19 million views should be enough to persuade you.
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