The Nigerian music industry is really dishing it out in an outstanding manner that tends to attract not just Nigerians but also Africans and the entire world. Talk about African music and you find yourself talking about Nigerian music, this is why it is called “The Heart of African music”. More to it is the tremendous change which the Nigerian music videos are experiencing, the days of shallow picture qualities, poor costumes and lots more are way gone behind us.
Today the Nigerian Music videos are not for toddlers but for those who are more experienced in the antics of music production. The styles of Nigerian music (Naija music) are related to the multitude of ethnic groups in the country, each with its own technique, instrument, dance, and songs. Are you in love with Naija music? Watch these, as Buzznigeria.com present to you a list of must watch Top Nigerian music videos.
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Simi – Owanbe
Simi dishes out the goodness in the vocals of this song and then gives us the perfect video to back it up. We get to see all the great characters that Simi has created in the world of her song and the brilliant depiction of a Lagos wedding will surely have one recalling one or two that they have gone for.
Mut4y ft Wizkid Manya
A video where one of the first pictures you see is the Afrobeat legend Fela is certainly shaping up to make people happy. The video for Manya does not disappoint throughout. Showing us frame after frame of plain old fun brought to you by the Star Boy.
Tiwa Savage Ft. Wizkid & Spellz – Ma Lo
Tiwa Savage comes with Wizkid and Spellz for another video that features a lot of dancing and fun having.
Davido – FIA
Davido killed on this song and subsequently on the video. The creativity and energy of the video stay throughout its length and a Nigerian vibe is unmistakably present in the dancing.
Falz ft. YCee – Something Light
Falz never allows us to forget his comedic bent for too long and the video for Something Light certainly aims for a little laughter and hits right on target. Falz the Bahd guy and Ycee pair up with Maraji and Wofaifada to give us a colourful video that certainly paints the picture of their words.
Yemi Alade ft. Falz – Single & Searching
Yemi Alade brings in Falz and Maraji to help lend hilarity to this video that features a married man forming single and searching. The end result is a video that would be hard to forget anytime soon.
Olamide – Science Student
Olamide’s Science Student song caused a lot of uproars after it came out and the video was meant to help address some of the issues that people had with it. It is hard to say if it finally made the point it was supposed to but quite a number of people loved the video either way.
Adekunle Gold – IRE
Adekunle Gold’s Ire video is beautiful. The song is one of the most honest that has ever bee done and the story elements featured in the video work to serve that honesty and realness. It is certainly one of the best videos ever served up in Nigeria and will induce a lot of reflection in the watcher.
Runtown – For Life
The video for Runtown’s For Life was one of the best of 2017. It was directed by Meji Alabi and he puts the focus on the model as much as Runtown. It was shot in London with some great costuming to help the movie-as-music video feel and a lot of Nigerians and other people certainly love it.
Niniola – Maradona
The football reference in this song may not have made it to the screen with a full blown out match but we certainly see a lot of great dancing with a formation of dancers behind Niniola giving us some sultry moves.
This is far from being an exhaustive list of all the great music and Naija music videos that we have to offer but it is certainly a start that shows the creativity and excellence that now goes into making Nigerian music videos.
Other Naija music videos to certainly check out include:
- Pray for Me – Darey
- Jeje – Falz
- Come Closer – Wizkid
- Yolo Yolo – Seyi Shay
- If – Davido