2021 In Review: Top 10 Nigerian Songs

Afro-music in Nigeria has taken full force across the world. This year was no exception.

Here’s a list of top 10 songs that graced the music industry. Find your favourite:

1 Mohbad–Ko Pko Ke (KPK)

Arguably the street pop song of the year. You could easily tell the meaning of the acronyms OPP, OPG in his verse. Not to mention the typical Rexxie’s catchy beat sound.

2. Burna Boy–Kilometre

The African Giant himself delivered his unique concept of telling relatable stories on a platter of head-nodding sound

3. Tiwa Savage–Somebody Son

The melodic chorus sparked hope in the hearts of its female enthusiasts. It was such a vibe that it birthed a social media challenge too.

4. Olamide– Rock

Olamide switched from his legendary street rapstyle to a soft, melodic tune with a ring of romance around it. As usual, the lyricsl were relatable.

5. Ayra Starr’s–Bloody Samaritan.

The “I’m feeling vibes on vibes” song proved monumental considering that Nigerians were just recuperating from the deadly pandemic. It’s danceable tune and relatable verse touched the hearts.

6. Joeboy–Alcohol

‘That’s why I sip my alcohol’s That line brought on some frenzy amongst Nigerian tiktokers. Some who joined the online challenge went as far as demonstrating the meaning through palm oil, liquid soap, uncooked rice. Regardless there’s no denial that the song broke the internet.

7. Davido–Champion Sound.

Davido never disappoints with his sleek, larger than life afro vibes. He teamed up with South African rapper, Focalistic a second time this year and it brought with it a massive wave that’s been raving across the country.

8. FireBoyDML–Peru Song

Social media was set ablazed when FireBoy released the famous ‘Peru, para’ chorus. The different variations that sprung up made the rhythm richer. The song has gotten hotter with Ed Sheeran verse as the icing on the cake.

9. Wizkid–Essence

The song was released in April. He faned the flames in August when Justin Bieber jumped on its remix.

The song was such a hit that it went on to become the first Nigerian song to appear on Billboard Hot 100 and has been nominated for Grammy Award for Best Global Music Performance.

10. Ckay– Love Nwantiti

The slow paced, romantic song is arguably the most widely heard song across the world. Surprisingly, the whites vibed to it on social media, using the song to make countless reels on instagram.

What’s your top 10? Which should be here? Justify this list in the comments section below.

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