Top 10 Nigerian Songs In 2023

Top 10 Nigerian Songs In 2023

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This year, the Nigerian music landscape has been a source of pride, consistently delivering hits that reverberate not only across Africa but also throughout the world. It’s undeniable that Nigerian artists have asserted dominance, worldwide. With major releases from the likes of Asake, Davido, and Rema, here are our picks for the Top 10 Nigerian Songs in 2023 So Far below, listed in no particular order.

Shallipopi – “Elon Musk”

Shallipopi’s “Elon Musk” emerges as a standout in the Nigerian music scene, making waves with its fusion of Amapiano and Hip Hop genres. Shallipopi’s vocal strength and prowess shine through, garnering massive airplay and even trending on TikTok. The remix featuring Fireboy DML catapulted the song to new heights, with streams soaring by 508% in Nigeria and 467% worldwide within a week.

“Elon Musk” is a testament to Shallipopi’s ability to craft infectious tunes that resonate across diverse audiences.

Ayra Starr – “Sability”

Ayra Starr, a rising superstar, continues to command attention with her groovy track “Sability.” The song celebrates her intelligence, dedication to her craft, and a keen understanding of current trends.

The accompanying music video, featuring strong-willed women like Storyteller, Korty, and Temi Otedola, adds visual depth to the track. With an impressive 24 million views on YouTube, Ayra Starr’s star is undoubtedly shining bright, solidifying her position in the global music scene.

Rema – “Holiday”

Known for his amazing tunes, Rema delivers a perfect summer anthem with “Holiday.” Beyond the infectious beats, the song unravels Rema’s journey from humble beginnings to success.

Acknowledging past experiences, Rema adds a layer of relatability to the track. Produced by London, “Holiday” introduces a refreshing flavour to Rema’s discography, capturing the essence of growth and resilience.

Asake & Olamide – “Amapiano”

Asake takes the spotlight with the captivating track “Amapiano,” released in May as part of his album, “Work of Art.” Teaming up with label boss Olamide, Asake explores the Amapiano genre, celebrating upgraded lifestyles and the success of countless sold-out shows. The music video, directed by Jyde Ajala, adds a visual dimension to the infectious beats, making “Amapiano” a favourite among Nigerians and a must-play at clubs and lounges.

Adekunle Gold & Zinoleesky – “Party No Dey Stop”

Adekunle Gold, collaborates with Zinoleesky on the lively track “Party No Dey Stop.” Since its release in April, the song has become a favourite party starter, reflecting on Adekunle Gold’s journey and expressing disbelief at living the life of his dreams. Zinoleesky’s authentic contribution and the vibrant music video directed by Direc further amplify the song’s celebratory message, making it a hit since its debut.

Minz x BNXN x Blaqbonez – “Wo Wo (Remix)”

Minz, Buju (BNXN), and Blaqbonez join forces on the remix of “WO WO,” a song that reflects on life’s challenges and emphasizes reliance on faith during difficult times. Blaqbonez’s unique perspective on love and money adds depth to the track, showcasing the artists’ collective lyrical prowess. The remix stands as a testament to the power of collaboration in the industry and the ability to convey powerful narratives through music.

BNXN Kizz Daniel & Seyi Vibez – “Gwagwalada”

In “GWAGWALADA,” BNXN collaborates with Kizz Daniel and Seyi Vibez, creating a feel-good song that pays homage to the chill lifestyle associated with Abuja’s popular local government area. The incorporation of ad-libs from Kizz Daniel and Seyi Vibez’s lyrical prowess captures the essence of enjoyment and carefree living. The music video, directed by Perlinks Definition, further enhances the song’s appeal, making it a standout track in 2023.

Kcee – “Ojapiano”

Kcee makes a remarkable comeback with “Ojapiano,” blending the unique spiritual flute called “Oja” with the Amapiano genre. While he may be remembered for the hit “Limpopo,” “Ojapiano” highlights perceptions of the Igbo people as wealthy and business-minded.

Kcee’s catchy hooks contribute to making the track both memorable and enjoyable, showcasing his versatility in adapting traditional elements to contemporary musical trends.

Davido – “Unavailable” ft. Musa Keys

Davido’s “Unavailable” stands out as one of the most viral songs of 2023, marking a significant comeback for the superstar artist who had been absent from the internet for months. Collaborating with South African artist Musa Keys, Davido delivers a groovy tune that amplifies the Amapiano genre.

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The song not only became an anthem but also inspired a viral dance challenge embraced by platforms like TikTok. With an impressive 36 million streams on Spotify and 29 million views on YouTube, “Unavailable” solidifies Davido’s continued presence and influence in the music scene.

Tiwa Savage – “Pick Up”

Following her previous hits like “Stamina,” Tiwa Savage presents “Pick Up,” a song exploring the complexities of one-sided relationships. The lyrics express a lack of commitment and attachment issues, while still holding onto hope for the other person to reciprocate affection.

Despite the circumstances portrayed in the song, Tiwa Savage’s emotive delivery resonates with listeners who can relate to such experiences.

Somto is an Entertainment Reporter with a passion for uncovering the latest stories in the world of entertainment. As a dedicated journalist, Somto delivers in-depth reporting, exclusive interviews, and breaking news coverage.

She covers a wide range of topics, from celebrity interviews to industry trends and film reviews.

As an Entertainment Reporter for Prime Business Africa, She continues to provide comprehensive and insightful coverage of the entertainment industry, offering readers an insider's perspective on the latest developments and trends. She is a trusted source for breaking news, exclusive interviews, and thought-provoking analyses.

Somto is dedicated to providing valuable information and entertainment to her audience while upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity.

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Somto is an Entertainment Reporter with a passion for uncovering the latest stories in the world of entertainment. As a dedicated journalist, Somto delivers in-depth reporting, exclusive interviews, and breaking news coverage.

She covers a wide range of topics, from celebrity interviews to industry trends and film reviews.

As an Entertainment Reporter for Prime Business Africa, She continues to provide comprehensive and insightful coverage of the entertainment industry, offering readers an insider's perspective on the latest developments and trends. She is a trusted source for breaking news, exclusive interviews, and thought-provoking analyses.

Somto is dedicated to providing valuable information and entertainment to her audience while upholding the highest standards of journalistic integrity.

Follow Somto on social media:

LinkedIn: Somtochukwu Bisina

#EntertainmentReporter #MediaProfessional #Journalism


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