As the year 2021 approaches its end, GLAMSQUAD MAGAZINE brings you the top 10 Nigerian music hits that must have made their way to your playlists for obvious reasons; they are hit and banging.
The Nigerian music industry is not one to take lightly, as, over the years, the music business in Nigeria has grown into a billion-dollar enterprise as could be seen in the recent actions of singer David Adeleke popularly known by his stage name Davido who raised N250m within 24 hours and gifted to charity, days later the music star added two exotic whips; a Rolls Royce (N240m) and Lamborghini Aventador (N310m) to his garage. This is without a doubt how the Nigerian music industry is buoyant.
Nigerian music stars have been seen nominated for top Awards like BET, even the Grammy with Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy bagging Grammy and Brown Skin Girl featuring Wizkid and others like American singer Beyonce also winning in the category Grammy Award for Best Music Video. This only shows how far Nigerian music has gone to become a household name in the global scene.
The world’s attention is being pulled to Afrobeat because of how it has transformed its status to one of the best rhythms, and most people all over the world are ecstatic about it.
We will outline the best songs produced by Afrobeat maestros in the year 2021 in this piece; they will be referred to as the songs of the year.
The top 10 Nigerian music hits in 2021 as listed below.
‘High Way‘ by DJ Kaywise featuring Phyno, though released in late 2020, the song continues to trend until yesterday’s night party. Phyno Fino did a banger of a job!
‘Essence’ by Wizkid featuring Tems, released in 2020 was loudest in 2021 as both music stars gave it their all and trust me it was timely and worthy of all accolades that came its way, with American-Canadian Justine adding his voice in April of 2021.
‘Lie’ by Kizz Daniel. Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, better known by his stage name Kizz Daniel, in this track, depicted the love tale of lovers gone sour. Kizz is one to always give a love hit. The Love Maestro did not disappoint.
‘Monalisa’ by Lojay featuring Sarz. Lojay is a fast-rising Nigerian singer and songwriter. He came into the limelight after featuring Wizkid in his debut EP ‘LV N ATTN’.
‘Medicine’ by Jaywillz, a fast-rising Naija music act whose music soon became a TikTok Anthem shortly after releasing it. With over 5 million views on streaming platform YouTube.
‘High’ by Adekunle Gold featuring Davido. Combining these two talented acts nothing less is expected and the delivery was on a high note with over 9 million views on streaming platform YouTube.
Feeling’ by Ladipoe featuring Buju.
BIG THUG BOYS
‘Big thug boys’ by AV is one of the hits that made trends on TikTok Ng for weeks maybe months in 2021. The fast-rising star soon garnered over 4million views on YouTube after dropping a visual for the hit song.
‘Celebrate Me’ by Patoranking was a hit like many of the singer’s songs, but, this became an Anthem after the death of singer Sound Sultan who posted it on his IG page days before his demise.
‘Somebody’s Son’ Tiwa Savage featuring Brandy. This is not another heartbreak song but a love song, a song of hope that someday everyone will get their ‘missing rib.’ Naija’s Tiwa and America’s Brandy are hopeful and fans are nodding to the tone. It’s a Banger!