Nigerian songs have truly come of age seeing that a lot of people can’t resist dancing to its tempting tune which comprises of a mix of old/native African instruments, as well as newer ones.
Also, the love for Nigerian songs are not limited to the boundaries of the great West African country because unlike ever before, people from different parts of the world and from all works of life are embracing the songs. A landmark year for the progress and embracement of Nigerian music is 2013. So many ear-friendly, soothing, and body moving songs were released by both old and new artists, making it arguably the industry’s best year ever.
So, if you have a soft spot for Nigerian songs, we at BuzzNigeria have compiled a list of its top 15 songs. Enjoy!
1. VIP – IcePrince
There is no denying that IcePrince is one of the best rappers Nigeria has ever produced. He has nailed this wonderful song with some outstanding nice flows. This is one of the best songs ever done by this talented musician and there is no denying. He tells of how he gets VIP treatment everywhere he goes. So, if you fancy rap music the Nigerian way, this is one song you must listen to.
2. Eminado – Tiwa Savage ft. Don Jazzy
Done to a truly danceable tune, this is one song worth spending your time listening. Tiwa proved why she is one of the best vocalists in Nigeria by producing lyrics that are on point. Don Jazzy talks about how much he has fallen in love while Tiwa chips with how ready she is to fall in love and how devoted she will be. It will be recalled that Tiwa Savage and her longtime lover Tee Billz got married in one of the biggest Nigerian wedding event/ ceremonies late last year.
3. Caro – L.A.X and Wizkid
It is true to say that to most Wizkid fans, this song has become like an anthem to them. It is done to perfection and proves wrong those who had predicted the artiste’s musical downfall. It also takes a love angle and should also top your song list. You might want to take a look at the Most Popular / Most Viewed Wizkid Songs on Youtube
4. Sho Lee – Sean Tizzle
This upcoming artist came into the limelight with this hit single. On release, Sho Lee went viral and captured many people’s imagination. Currently, it is one of the best songs in Nigeria this year. The song’s producer, D’tunes just did a fabulous job on this one.
5. Limpopo – Kcee
This year could be described as Kcee’s most successful year and Limpopo takes all the credit. Done to perfection, this is one of those Nigerian songs you just can’t help listening to. The song combines wonderful tunes with nice lyrics to produce a masterpiece!
6. Gobe – Davido
This is a great song and perfectly so. It is rare to enter any Nigerian club without dancing to the beautiful Gobe song.
7. Personally – Psquare
The fabulous twins! Psquare cannot just stop making their fans happy and personally is one such song. It is true that currently, it is one of the best pop songs in Africa. Reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s dance style, Personally is a song you should listen to. It will also be recalled that Peter Okoye of Psquare also did his Traditional marriage late last year. Take a look in case you missed it
8. Skelewu – Davido
This artist once again proved his haters and critics wrong with this superb song. It is arguably one of the most popular Nigerian songs and it is quite true. The song talks about the Skelewu dance.
9. Jaiye Jaiye – Wizkid ft. Femi Kuti
It is one of the best this year and teaming up with a talented musician just made the song stand out. Thanks to wonderful beats from the producer, this is one song you must lend your ears to.
10. Durosoke – Olamide
Olamide has had a very successful year so far and he gets credit for this amazing song. The lyrics are about Durosoke, a beautiful woman loved and yearned for by everyone. The artist uses Yoruba in a very enchanting way in this song.
11. Chop My Money – Psquare ft. Akon
Loosely translating to ‘spend my money’, this is one of the songs that has made it big internationally this year. Collaborating with an internationally known artist makes it one of the must-haves.
12. Beautiful Onyinye – Psqaure ft. Rick Ross
Another song that has made it big internationally, Beautiful Onyinye is a track worth investing in. It talks about Onyinye, a beautiful girl who is loved by all. The inclusion of Rick Ross has made it one of the best-selling songs from Nigeria.
13. Gorikwa – Dpzle
The artist keeps the musical onslaught with this amazing tune. With electric, catchy base, this is a scintillating song you should listen to.
14. Head Swell – Iyanya
Apparently, Iyanya has come of age and matured musically and it clearly shows in this outstanding song. It is, however, x-rated and recommended only for those over the age of 18.
15. Girl – Bracket ft. Wizkid
Sweet tunes and a nice collaboration is what defines this superb song. It is a wonderful song done by some of Nigeria’s best upcoming artists. If you are a fan of either of them, then this is a song you must listen to.