Top 20 Latest Nigerian Hip Hop Songs

Nigerian music, in form of afrobeat or hip-hop, has been on the steady rise since the 2010s when music by artists like D’Banj and P Square became popular with not just Africans but other people from across the globe. The achievements of these artists have since been built upon by musicians like WizKid, Davido, and Burna Boy who all have a claim to being the biggest artist from Africa. The trio, however, do not have a monopoly on the music business as there are many others who have made music that won awards both locally and internationally. Below is a compilation of the latest Nigerian hip-hop songs that are sure to get you dancing on your feet.

Latest Nigerian Hip-Hop Songs

1. Omo Ope

  • Singer: Asake
  • Release Date: 16th February 2022
  • Producer: Magic Sticks
  • Featured Artists: Olamide

“Omo Ope” is a song by the YBNL act Asake which became famous on release due to the feature of the YBNL boss, Olamide. Asake tapped on the fame of Olamide to make this song popular. On release, the song topped many charts alongside other songs released with the album. Some of the charts are the Top 100: Nigeria Apple Music, Cool Best 20 Chart, Top 20 Chart Show hosted by EDK, and so on.

2. ZaZoo Zehh

  • Singers: Portable and Poco Lee
  • Release Date: 2021
  • Producer: P.Priime
  • Featured Artists: Olamide

The song “ZaZoo Zehh” is owned by two artists – Portable and Poco Lee. There has been a misunderstanding between the two on who owns the song, of which Portable claims ownership. The song, which featured Olamide, was released in December 2021 and got its first listing as number 15 in the Billboard Top Global Charts in January 2022. The song has been thrilling since its release and has continued to go up the Billboard Charts gradually.

3. Mayana

  • Singer: Asa
  • Release Date: 30th November 2021
  • Producer: P. Priime

“Mayana” was released towards the end of 2021 with the music video produced by the famous producer P.Priime. This was the song that broke the long silence or break of the artist. With this, Asa is back with full force and her fans are ready for more. Since its release, the song has been able to top some charts, including the Top 40 Nigerian Songs Chart, Top 100 Nigeria Music Chart, among others.

4. Calm Down

  • Singer: Rema
  • Release Date: 11th February 2022
  • Producers: Andre Vibez and London

Rema released the song “Calm Down” in the first quarter of 2022 as a follow-up single to his song “Sondgasm”. The song Calm Down debuts at number 4 on Turntable Top 50 chart, and number 1 on the Nigerian Apple Music Charts.

5. Pour Me Water

  • Singer: Kizz Daniel
  • Release Date: 17th December 2021
  • Producer: Blaise Beatz

Kizz Daniel released his single “Pour Me Water” in December 2021 and with its release, it occupied some positions on the top music charts. Some of the charts that the song has occupied a notable position on include the Apple Music Chart, the YouTube Chart, the iTunes Chart, the Radio Chart, the Top 40 Nigerian Songs Chart, Top 100 Nigeria Music Chart, among others.

6. IDG

  • Singer: Asa
  • Release Date: 2022
  • Producer: P.Priime
  • Featured Artist: Wizkid

Asa’s collaboration with Wizkid came at the time fans demanded it the most. They were looking up to such collaborations by famous singers and this one came along. “IDG” debuted on the Turn Table Top 50 Chart and has continued to move up to number 8. Also, it is number 26 on the Top 100 Nigeria Apple Music chart.

7. ODG

  • Singer: Eltee Skhillz
  • Release Date: January 2022
  • Producers: Eternal Africa and Eltee Skhillz

The song “ODG” (Odogwu Na The Spender) was released in January 2022 to huge acclamation. In the space of a month, the song became the most Shazamed song in Nigeria and 50 other countries across the world. It is loved by many and played by many more. The success of the song, which is number 47 on the Top 100 Nigeria Apple Music chart, is an encouragement to Eltee.

8. Trabaye

  • Singer: Asake
  • Release Date: 16th February 2022
  • Producer: Magic Sticks

“Trabaye” is the opening song in Asakae’s Ololade EP which he released in February 2022. The song has been topping many charts alongside other hit songs contained in the EP. Trabaye is number 31 on the Top 100 Nigeria Apple Music chart. Other charts it has debuted in are iTunes, YouTube, and Deezer. The song is loved and trends alongside Asake’s other songs like Omo Ope.

9. With You

  • Singer: Khaid
  • Release Date: January 2022
  • Producers: Ozedikus and Z3NA

Khaid’s “With You” is one of the most famous songs in the Nigerian music industry today. It was released in January 2022 and has got fans singing to it. Since its release, the song has debuted on the Top 100 Nigeria Apple Music chart and other music charts. While fans expect a music video for the song, they download and play the mp3.

10. Live Forever

  • Singer: Kayode
  • Release Date: 2021
  • Producer: Ninez

The song has an official lyric video but is yet to have a music video. “Live Forever” is so popular to the point that it is among the most Shazamed songs. Apart from being one of the most played songs, it is fast making its way into the music charts and someday, might be among the top.

11. Mufasa

  • Singer: Tekno
  • Release Date: 23rd February 2022
  • Producer: Yung Willis

Mufasa is a hit song released by the famous music producer Tekno. Currently, the song has a spot on Apple Music Chart, YuTube Chart, and other charts.

12. Kojosese

  • Singer: Naira Marley
  • Release Date: 16th December 2021
  • Producer: Leo Beatz
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Naira Marley’s Kojosese was released on 16th December 2021 as promised by the singer. The release of the song got Nigerians dancing on social media to the Kojosese challenge. The song has held good positions in the charts since its release. Some of the charts it appeared on are the YouTube Chart, Apple Music Chart, and iTunes Chart among others.

13. Don’t Call Me

  • Singer: Lil Kesh
  • Release Date: 2nd December 2021
  • Producer: Young Jonn and Niphkeys
  • Featured Artist: Zinoleesky

Lil Kesh’s “Don’t Call Me” is one of the most played songs in Nigeria at the moment. One of the charts it has ranked on and topped is the Top 20 Nigeria chart which it debuted at number 17 and in one month, made it to the top as the number one song in Nigeria. Others include the iTunes Chart, Radio Chart, YouTube Chart, Apple Music Chart, etc.

14. Finesse

  • Singer: Pheelz
  • Release Date: 2022
  • Producer: Miichkel
  • Featured Artist: Buju

“Finesse” (Folake For the Night) is a hit single put together by Buju and Pheelz. Just a week after its release, Finesse became the most played song in Nigeria, and it debuted on many charts and started topping some of them. Some of the charts it topped within a week of its release include Apple Music Chart Top 25 Songs in Lagos and London, etc. Other charts include Global Shazam and Top 100 Apple Music Nigeria, among others.

15. Sungba Remix

  • Singer: Asake
  • Release Date: 27th March 2022
  • Producer: Magic Sticks
  • Featured Artist: Burna Boy

Asake recently released a remix of his song Sungba where he featured the great Burna Boy. The song, in two days, earned him the top spot on the TurnTable Top 50 Chart and the number 1 position in the Top 100 Apple Music Nigeria, among many other chats. “Sungba remix” is a famous song in Nigeria and beyond.

16. Badest Boy Remix

  • Singer: Skiibii
  • Release Date: 2022
  • Producer: Runcheck
  • Featured Artist: Davido

The song, which was produced in 2022, featured Davido who help it gain wider popularity and trend on youtube media and social media. Baddest Boy remix debuted at number 1 on the TurnTable Top 50 Chart and moved up to number 13 on the Global Shazam Chart.

17. Amaka Don’t Run

  • Singer: Izu Osirus
  • Release Date: February 2022
  • Producer: Izu Osirus
  • Featured Artist: Flavor

The song Amaka Don’t Run is a collaboration between Flavor and Izu Osirus which was released in February 2022. Such collaboration with a famous singer will indeed go up the charts in no time.

18. Breakfast

  • Singer: Ugoccie and Phyno
  • Release Date:2022
  • Producer: Endeetones

This single is a collaboration between Ugoccie and Phyno. Since the release of the song, it has graced a wide range of acceptance in Nigeria and globally as well. Due to the collaboration, the song is set to go on top of many charts.

19. Monalisa

  • Singer: Lojay
  • Release Date: 27th July 2021
  • Producer: Sarz
  • Featured Artist: Sarz

Monalisa is a song owned by Lojay with Sarz as the producer and featured artist. The song was released in 2021 and has been trending ever since. It has also debuted on many charts, one of which is the Top 100 Nigeria Apple Music chart. The song also debuted and hit the top of the Afrobeats Chart on Shazam.

20. Peru

  • Singer: Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran
  • Release Date: 20th July 2021
  • Producer: Shizzi

“Peru” was one of the biggest songs of 2021. It was released on 20th July 2021 and has continued to trend till this day. It featured the Grammy Award winner, Ed Sheeran, a collaboration that has made the song more popular. Peru has made it to many charts, one of which is the UK Top 100 Chart where it debuted in the 79th position.


Who are the Best Hip Hop Singers in Nigeria Right Now?

The best hip hop singers in Nigeria right now are phyno, Olamide, Falz, Adekunle Gold, Blackbonez etc.

What are The Top Trending Songs in Nigeria Right Now?

The top trending songs in Nigeria right now are Ask about me – Mohbad, Lonely at the Top – Asake, Do I – Phyno, Gwagwalada – Kizz Daniel, Big 7 – Burna Boy, Tested , Approved and Trusted – Burna Boy, Ex-convict – Shallipopi, Charm- Rema, Reason – Omah Lay, Basquiat – Asake, and Like Ice Spice – Blaqbonez.

Are Rap and Hip Hop The Same?

Though used interchangeably, rap and hip hop are not the same thing. Rap is one of the subcategories of hip hop genre. Hip hop is basically lyrics over fast paced music while rap is rhyming and poetry set to a particular beat

Who Brought Rap Music To Nigeria?

American rapper Ibrahim Salim Omari brought rap music to Nigeria, releasing the first Nigerian rap single, I am an African in 1980. OAP Ronnie ekundayo then dropped another hip hop track, Ronnie- The Way I Feel in 1981. Ronnie is also one of the persons who brought rap music to Nigeria.

Who is The Fastest Igbo Rapper in Nigeria?

Phyno is the fastest Igbo rapper in Nigeria and also one of the fastest rappers in the country’s music industry.

Where Did Hip Hop Music Originate From?

Hip hop music originated from the south Bronx borough of New York City in the 1970s and was propagated by African-Americans.

What is Nigerian Hip Hop Called?

Nigeria hip hop is called afro hip hop and dates back to the 80s and 90s.

Who is The Fastest Rapper in Nigeria?

The fastest rapper in Nigeria is Olamide though some others like Uzikwendu, ceeboi, and Wytte have all claimed to be the fastest rappers out of Nigeria.


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