- Davido ‘FEM‘ DavidoVEVO. 777K subscribers. …
- DJ Neptune, Joeboy & Mr Eazi ‘Nobody’ emPawa Africa. …
- Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela ‘Slow Bones’ World Circuit Records. …
- Fireboy DML ‘ELI’ Fireboy DML. …
- Niniola ‘Fantasy’ ft. Femi Kuti. …
- Olamide ‘Green Light’ Olamide Baddosneh. …
- Teni & DJ Neptune ‘Isolate’ TeniVEVO. …
- Oxlade ‘Away’ Oxlade.
Featuring Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Niniola, Femi Kuti, Fireboy DML, Tony Allen, Mr Eazi and many more.
The year also saw the continuing trend of top-tier collaborations between Nigerian and North American/European stars keep going, as Tiwa connected with Sam Smith and Mr Eazi with Nicki Minaj & Major Lazer,among others. In October, the #EndSARS protests against police brutality and corrupt governance brought Nigeria, and its music industry, to a necessary halt. Nigerian musicians at home and abroad pitched-in and joined the movement as the country’s youth stood up for their rights.
By the end of 2020, despite by the virus, lockdowns and after joining national protests, a large portion of major Nigerian acts had dropped an album, with the last quarter of the year seeing Wizkid’s Made In Lagos, Davido‘s A Better Time, Olamide‘s Carpe Diem and many more.
Below we round up our picks for the best Nigerian songs of the year. Listed in no particular order.
Download Mp3 Davido ‘FEM’
Download Mp3 DJ Neptune, Joeboy & Mr Eazi ‘Nobody’
Download Mp3 Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela ‘Slow Bones’
Download Mp3 Burna Boy ‘Bank On It’
Download Mp3 Fireboy DML ‘ELI’
Download Mp3 Niniola ‘Fantasy’ ft. Femi Kuti
Download Mp3 Olamide ‘Green Light’
Download Mp3 Wizkid ‘Ginger’ feat. Burna BoyWizkid ‘Ginger’ feat. Burna Boy
Download Mp3 Teni & DJ Neptune ‘Isolate’
Download Mp3 Oxlade ‘Away’
Download Mp3 Mr Eazi ‘I No Go Give Up On You’
Download Mp3 Tiwa Savage “Dangerous Love”
Download Mp3 Adekunle Gold ‘AG Baby’ ft. Nailah Blackman
Download Mp3 Rema x Rvssian “Beamer (Bad Boys)”
Download Mp3 Cruel Santino ‘End of the Wicked’ ft. Octavian
Download Mp3 Buju ‘Lenu Remix’ ft. Burna Boy
Download Mp3 Simi ‘No Longer Beneficial’
Download Mp3 Tekno ‘Enjoy’
Download Mp3 Naira Marley ‘Aye’
Download Mp3 Falz ‘Bop Daddy’ ft. Ms Banks
The Nigerian Afrobeats scene has witnessed a surge in worldwide following. This is expected to get even bigger in 2020 as Nigerian artists continue to release banging dance hits
The year 2020 follows in the footsteps of 2019, a remarkable year for Afrobeats not only in Nigeria but also in the entire West African region, and has already seen incredible tracks released by some of Nigeria’s best-known musicians.
Most songs on this playlist were released in 2020, but we decided to also include some tracks from late 2019, as they were strategically released to gain traction in the coming year. One such track is Wizkid’s ‘Starboy’, which was released quietly as part of the seven-track Soundman Vol. 1 EP shortly before the end of 2019.
The below songs are not in any particular order and the criteria used in their selection include airplay frequency and number of streams and downloads. This playlist will be updated throughout the year, so make sure to bookmark it for your continuous listening pleasure.
Wonma! by Olamide
Shortly after he announced his forthcoming ninth studio project 999 EP, Olamide dropped this impressive track. 999 EP comprises nine tracks with guest appearances from Phyno, Snow, Cheque, Rhatti, Nilly, Sosa-E, Jackmillz and Jayboi.