Nigerian music has grown over years, with artistes featuring international acts and vice versa. It is okay to say that Nigerian music is the “Giant of Africa”, if that makes sense.
Anyways, moving forward, these are the top 10 Nigerian songs this week.
1. Duduke – Simi
The beautiful Simi, released Duduke, few months after her single Selense, and it has been a rave, as people are playing this song at every moment. She also released a music video, revealing her baby bump, and it currently hit 3 million views on YouTube. According to Simi, Duduke means, “a heartbeat or beat of a drum that you move your body to/sing a melody to”; she dedicated the song to expecting mothers, and women praying to be mothers.
Release Date: March 26, 2020 Producer: Oscar Label: Studio Brat Video Director: Adasa Cookey
2. Know you – Ladipoe ft. Simi
Ladipoe of Mavin Records, teamed up with Simi on this beautiful song. It is about two people of the opposite sex who want to be more than friends but restrict their feelings. He released the song a few days after his freestyle Revival Sunday Series.
Song: Know You
Artiste: Ladipoe ft. Simi
Release Date: April 10, 2020 Producer: Somi Jones Label: Mavin Records Video Director: Chris Kets
3. Nobody – DJ Neptune ft. JoeBoy & Mr Eazi
Off his awaited album, “The Greatness II (sounds of Neptune), DJ Neptune features rising star Joeboy and popular Mr Eazi in this song of young love, and devotion at a start of a relationship. In his video he pays homage to the legend, Michael Jackson’s choreography.
Artiste: DJ Neptune ft. Joeboy and Mr Eazi
Genres: Afrobeat, Pop
Release Date: March 6, 2020 Producer: Magic Sticks Label: Neptune Records Video Director: TG Omori
4. Call – JoeBoy
After releasing Don’t Call Me Back, cutting his baby off, Joeboy finally returns with a plot twist Call, calling her back. The love song is off his upcoming debut album, with its video featuring a sci-fi theme love story.
5. MJ (Michael Jackson) – Bad Boy Timz
Newcomer turned to chart artiste, Bad Boy Timz gives us another single after his Complete Me song in November 2019. He also released an EP, “Timz” with Zlatan and Barry Jhay that same year. He is soon to release a music video.
Song: MJ (Michael Jackson)
Artiste: Bad Boy Timz
Release Date: April 3, 2020 Producer: Semzi Beats Label: Anonymous Music HQ Video Director: N/A
6. Of Lagos – Mayorkun
Award-winning Afro-pop singer released this brand new vibe Of Lagos. It features an alluring melody, and catchy lyrics, thus very addictive. This hit is a quick follow up to his Geng remix EP. The music video is a documentary of his last year’s Mayor of Lagos concert, reaffirming his position in the Nigerian music industry.
Song: Of Lagos
Genres: Afropop, Pop, Afrobeat
Release Date: April 13, 2020 Producer: Fresh VDM Label: DMW HQ Video Director: N/A
7. Something Different – Adekunle Gold
Multi-talented singer gives us Something Different after series of anticipation on social media. This song comes after Jore featuring Kizz Daniel. Once again “AG” as he is popularly called, truly gives us something different, showing us that he can switch genres seamlessly.
Song: Something Different
Artiste: Adekunle Gold
Genres: Afropop, Highlife, Jazz
Release Date: May 1, 2020 Producer: Blaize Beats Label: Afro Urban Records Video Director: N/A
8. Away – Oxlade
The first single off his Oxygene EP, Oxlade has served us, “Away”. He has also released a fire song “Breathe” from the same EP, which means the whole project is going to be a hit once it is out.
Genres: Afrobeat, Afropop, Highlife
Release Date: March 20, 2020 Producer: Spax Label: The Plug Video Director: TG Omori
9. D & G – Davido ft. Summer Walker
The Nigerian/International Popstar released, “D&G“, off his album, “A Good Time“, which is still climbing the charts globally. The classic pop song features Summer Walker. The colorful video was shot in the USA, Davido is known to give us standard videos all the time.
Song: D & G
Artiste: Davido ft. Summer Walker
Genres: Pop, RnB
Release Date: April 24, 2020 Producer: London on Da Track & Kiddominant Label: DMW HQ Video Director: Daps
10. Beamer (Bad Boys) – Rema ft. Rvssian
Rema releases his first song of the year 2020 featuring Jamaican record producer and song writer Rvssian.
Song: Beamer (Bad boys)
Artiste: Rema ft. Rvssian
Release Date: February 22, 2020 Producer: Rvssian Label: Mavin Records Video Director: N/A
Which is your favorite song? Let us know by dropping your comments and reviews below.