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Great Top-Charting Features Involving Nigerian Artists

Jul 24

Great Top-Charting Features Involving Nigerian Artists

Nigerian Music Industry has been the bedrock of African music for some time and they maintain the status quo by dropping top Charting hits back to back. Not only do their song soothes the mind and motivate the soul, they also give joy to the party rockers with very energetic party songs that drags one to his feet regardless of how many times they are played.

This year alone, Nigeria recorded lots of hit and memorable songs and of course party and fun songs are part of them.

Monalisa - Lojay, Sarz
Lojay, one of the new yet talented faces in the music industry this year teamed up with music producer and songwriter, Sarz to release this amazing track that has endeared lots of people across the globe. The song, Monalisa describes the beauty of Monalisa and the love affection he has developed for her image. This hype song for women is mostly used by couples, especially at wedding ceremonies.

Move - Bad Boy Timz
Bad Boy Timz is also another new yet talented face that we cant help but appreciate his works. He recorded and released this fully embodied talented project that has got his fans moving since its release. This happiness and fun themed song has a free flow of easy lyrics and an energetic tune that makes swaying of the body much easier.

High - Adekunle Gold, Davido
The Nigerian songwriter and highlife singer, Adekunle in a first ever collaboration teamed up with DMW boss, Davido on this mind blowing hit song. The song highlights their opulent lifestyle, love for women and being able to live worry-free. This song which had the duo showcasing the musical strength has been named the number one club song of 2021 and it so deserves to sit there for a very long time because we all love this song from the rhythm to the words and the electrifying beat that get us all high when the song is being played.

Highway - Dj. Kaywise Ft. Phyno
This is one of the best songs released towards the end of 2020 that made waves till 2021. In 2020, DJs owned their game by releasing many fire tracks that shook the streets of Nigeria. While 2020 was coming to an end, DJ Kaywise joined forces with the indigenous rapper, Phyno to release the banger that not only burned in 2020 but kept burning till 2021. This wave making song was very thrilling to the fans and it was played literally everywhere,i.e. homes, events, streets, parties and any gathering of some sort as people do not seem to get enough of it.

Kpk - Rexxie, Mohbad
This song by Rexxie and Mohbad was the breath of fresh air we didn’t know we needed. Lots of memorable incidents took place in 2020 that dampened the general mood but with the release of this song came a relaxing and euphoric feeling that served as a source of joy to many. The song also spread its tentacles from 2020 to 2021 and it continued to be a source of joy in homes, parties and on the street. What made the song extraordinary is the slang accompanied with it. Mind-blowing...

Ke Star Rmx- Focalistic Ft. Davido, Virgo Deep
In music, Nigeria and South Africa has always bonded well and it can be evident in this well delivered song by South African Focalistic and Virgo Deep with Nigerian superstar, Davido. Amapiano meets afrobeat as the talented trio team up for the remix of the song, ‘Ke Star’. They made a hit song that swayed South Africans and Nigerians with the sweet and easy flow accompanied with the song.

Rock - Olamide
Off Olamide Baddo's UY Scuti album is this hot single, ‘Rock'. The song is a flirtatious one that emphasizes that a woman does not have to do much to impress her man. This song expectedly became everyone’s party starting anthem, street song and a love song depending on the listener. Only Olamide has the capability to pull something of this magnitude that rapidly climbed to the top of the charts after its release.

Coming - Naira Marley Ft. Busiswa
Naira Marley, one of Nigeria’s finest artists never disappoints with his good music and he keeps blessing his Marlian fans with energetic song that they all love. Although, this song, ‘Coming' featuring South African vocalist, Busiswa was banned by the National Broadcast Commission immediately it was released, it still became a popular hit song that is still being played in parties.

Koleyewon - Naira Marley
Like I earlier stated, Naira Marley doesn’t disappoint his fans with his delivery of smooth and relatable songs. This song became a street anthem immediately after its release. No surprises there as Naira Marley has one of the most loyal fan base in the country and they keep appreciating his works. The song also became a popular challenge on Tiktok exposing it to popularity and it became a heavy song with the heavy and electrifying beat accompanied with the song.

Ade Ori Okin - Kwam 1
Fuji songs rarely become hit songs across the country but this song crossed over its borders and became one of the top party songs of the year. The quintessential fuji artist, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall dropped this hit to hint on making peace with people, doing good and avoid betrayal. The song became the focal point of every Owambe party in Nigeria.

Shedibalabala - Jerry Shaffer, Bobby Banks
Jerry Shaffer, Nigeria’s first hype businessman and Bobby Banks, a renowned Hype man teamed up to release the hit single, ‘Shedibalabala' which is a heavy dance vibe that got many people shaking their behind to in a challenge on almost all social media platforms. This song has greatly influenced Jerry Shaffer who is an international hype man with his skills on the microphone and Bobby Banks has become one of the most sought after hype men in Nigeria. This song was the top club song following its release.

Kilometre - Burna Boy
Burna boy tells how his stardom was achieved. The verse ‘I don waka how many kilometres” means that he has worked a lot to get to where he is today i.e. being one of the best artists in Africa. This Chopstix produced song is a fun and motivating song that earned Burna more recognition as people tried to understand his journey.

If there’s anything better than one head, its two. Over time, artists have found series of ways to make their songs last long enough and it to make it more appealing to their fans. One of the effective ways they found is by teaming up with one or two other artists to add more flavour to their songs. This also helps the artists to make their songs a chart topping banger while exploring other different sounds from their counterparts. Nigerian artists have been teaming up with each other and collaborating with Foreign artists to produce smashing hit songs. The songs have been lit, enjoyable, amazing, sweet, melodious and outstanding. Here is an overview of some of the chart topping features in the Nigerian Music Industry.

Ice Prince Ft. Brymo – Oleku
Chocolate City Acts, Ice Prince and Brymo joined forces in 2010 to deliver what was tagged one of the biggest Nigerian rap song of all time, ‘Oleku’. The song had a smooth delivery of epic verses and an epic hook over an epic Jesse Jagz production. The song was played in every part of the country after its release and it served as a bedrock for the career of the two super talented artists.

P Square Ft. Rick Ross
The Okoye brothers, Paul and Peter, released this superb song in 2012 featuring Maybach Music Group’s CEO, Rick Ross. Rick’s addition to the second version of this song added much sophistication and credibility to the song. Rick also didn’t disappoint with his epic rap bars and dynamic voice.

2 Baba Ft. T. Pain- Rainbow
2 Baba formerly known as 2 Face collaborated with T Pain for the remix of this beautiful song, ‘Rainbow’. This was not the first time he collaborated with international artists but this time, it had a huge impact. The song exceeded all available metrics and had a good success rate. Nobody could forget T Pain's melodious voice for a long time.

P Square Ft. Akon, May D – Chop My Money
Featuring Akon and Mr. May D, this song became very addictive after its release. It is no doubt that the song still hits differently up till today with spectacular verses from Akon and May D and a good video to capture the visuals imagined with the song. Like the case of ‘Beautiful Onyinye’, most people do not even remember what the original song sounded like. The song like ‘Beautiful Onyinye’, strengthened the P Square brand locally and internationally.

Dr Sid Ft. Don Jazzy – Surulere
The song, ‘Surulere' was a very huge song. It was so huge that it snared features/remixes from Wizkid, Phyno and, at some point, Tiwa Savage. The song was a huge breakout and it was chanted everywhere it almost became an anthem.

Lil Kesh Ft. Olamide & Davido – Shoki Remix
After Lil Kesh was signed to YBNL, he dropped the remix to his hit song, ‘Shoki' featuring Olamide, YBNL boss and Davido making the song an even bigger hit. In record, this danceable song with the invention of a new dance style attributed to it is one of the biggest songs and collaborations in 2014.

Patoranking Ft. Tiwa Savage – Girlie O Remix
Nobody thought the song, ‘Girlie O' was going to get better than it was until Patoranking decided to team up with Tiwa Savage to add more spice and flavours to the already addicting song. With the duo’s sweet melodious voice and easy flow of the song, the song could not get any bigger. The Afro Dance-hall song was accepted like never before and many proclaimed love for their better halves with its lyrics.

Phyno Ft. Olamide – Fada Fada
The indigenous rapper duo had been friends for some time and they solidified that by making fire music. The song, ‘Fada Fada' was a very successful one which earned lots of appreciation and many wondered how the duo did it. With praises to God, Phyno’s mastering of the Afro Highlife sound and Olamide singing in Igbo was the perfect combo we needed.

Dj Enimoney Ft. Slimcase, Reminisce And Tiwa Savage - Diet
A very debatable record that enjoyed lots of success for obvious reasons, most being because of the different contributions of the amazing talents brought on the song. From Reminisce’s street verse to Tiwa’s exciting lyrics and Slimcase’s smoke laced voice contribution, the song immediately became a street anthem.

Naira Marley Ft. Olamide And Lil Kesh – Issa Goal
And as the football event drew near, so also did the status and appeal of the song spread as a nationwide hit.

‘Issa Goal’ is a football inspired dance record unified around its melody, catchy lyrics and fast-paced beat that featured street kings, Olamide and Lil Kesh which led to one of their most memorable moments this year. It was rumoured that Naira Marley had the 2018 World Cup in mind while writing the lyrics to the song and he quickly gained waves with the song becoming the song of the moment.

Davido Ft. Meek Mill- Fans Mi
Released in the summer of 2015, this song featuring American rapper, Meek Mill was the second song in Nigeria following ‘Mr Endowned' remix to have a strong international attachment. This song which Davido dedicated to his fans was a huge hit and a mind blowing one. It is no doubt that Davido scored a big one with this song.

Wizkid Ft. Spotless, Terri, Ceeza Mili- Soco
The Starboy all-star introductory single ‘Soco’ is unarguably one of the most played songs for 2018. This song was used to launch the career of Terri and Ceeza which really aided them in the Nigerian Music scene. With Wizkid on the hook and the young talents on their respective verses, the song became 2018’s biggest dance anthem.

Davido Ft. Zlatan- Bum Bum
The strength of these two acts have already been known prior to this moment when Zlatan featured Davido on ‘Osanle’. The attention this song got was impressive and not surprising as the duo’s fans were ecstatic with the song and the release of the video.

2 Baba Ft. Peruzzi- Amaka

The legendary 2 Baba featured DMW's Peruzzi on this song. 2 Baba has been consistently dropping hits back to back over time working with other artists in the Industry. It is no surprise that this song dominated charts. This came in at a time when other artists aimed to supercede him but he showed them again how it’s done. Apart from Peruzzi's catchy voice and 2 Baba's sweet voice, the song became a success because of its relatable story of a promise and fail character. With this, the song became one of the biggest songs of 2018.

Dmw – Mind
This is one of the most powerful collaboration from the DMW family featuring Davido, Peruzzi, Mayorkun and Dremo. This is the song that introduced Peruzzi as a member of the family and became the soundtrack upon which the label built its accomplishments.

Kizz Daniel Ft. Davido - One Ticket
If you want to leave o biko leave, no do shakara, no dey carry your shoulder up..... There’s hardly a person who does not know this chorus. Arriving just in time to make the list as the final single of his sophomore album, ‘No Bad Songz’. With a good bromance, sweet vocals and excellent delivery, this song became a smashing hit and an anthem. The colourful visuals of the video also helped greatly in enhancing its appeal and acceptance.

Wizkid Ft. Duncan Mighty - Fake Love
If there is one thing Wizkid did to full effect in 2018, that is carefully choosing his collaborators and utilizing their contributions to maximum effect. On ‘Fake Love’, Wizkid joined forces with the veteran singer, Duncan Mighty to create this powerful and mind blowing song that not only redefined the second half of 2018 in terms of trending sound, but also brought life back into the career of the Port Harcourt first son, who went on from that song to become the most featured artist that year.

Davido Ft. Chris Brown - Blow My Mind
Davido, is known to always be on top of his game especially with international collaborations. This song was greatly anticipated before it was released and when released, it smashed almost every major record on streaming platforms and became the fastest Nigerian song to reach on million Spotify streams and breaking all threshold of YouTube views records. It is an amazing song with an even better video with a cameo appearance from Chris Brown.

Wizkid Ft. Drake – Come Closer
‘Come Closer’ is an Afro Dancehall song between Wizkid and Drake. Wizkid featured the international rapper and he delivered smoothly on this song. This sing came at a time when international artists have started gaining interest in the Nigerian Music Industry. Undoubtedly, this song became the rave of the moment upon release with lots of streams, downloads and gaining a spot on the Billboard.

Tiwa Savage Ft. Wizkid – Ma Lo
The Afro Pop song by Tiwa Savage and Wizkid features all the sultry and sassy vibes that makes both artistes tick. The great chemistry between the duo in this song is mind blowing and it no doubt made the song a huge hit that everybody sort of needed for the ride.

Burna Boy & Zlatan Ibile – Killin Dem
This song was one of the greatest exponents of the Zanku vibe, and Zlatan and Burna Boy milked the tireless classic for all its worth. The song was all that we could hear when it was released and it was a sensation that shook the whole Nigerian Music Industry.

Wizkid Ft. Burna Boy - Ginger
Popular Nigerian Superstar, Wizkid recorded this song titled ‘Ginger’ featuring Nigerian Odogwu, Burna Boy. This song was released as the 2nd song off Wizkid’s 2020 Album, ‘Made In Lagos’. The two artists brought the roof down with their awesome different yet sweet and catchy voices, excellent and relatable lyrics and their savvy attitude in the music video. The duo finished work with their smooth delivery on this song.

Bella Shmurda Ft. Zlatan And Lincoln - Cash App
Bella Shmurda recorded another version of his trending hit song, ‘Cash App' with some spice from Zanku Boss, Zlatan and Lincoln and it was produced by Dopesticks. This song is another street song with humor and fun that got people singing it all day.

Wizkid Ft. Tems And Justin Bieber - Essence Remix
The song, Essence, is one of the songs on Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ album. Big Wiz, as he likes to be called showcases his stance in the music scene, with the album. The song keeps topping Billboard, Spotify etc. Featuring Tems and the Canadian Singer, Justin Bieber, there is no stopping for Wizkid’s success as the song became the perfect summer track in almost all Nations in the world at large. This trio collaboration is perceived to be the biggest collaboration of all time.

Adekunle Gold Ft. Davido - High
Award-winning reggae vocalist, Adekunle Gold teamed up with DMW Boss, Davido on this Amapiano song titled, ‘High’. For their first ever collaboration, the song was a huge hit, trending massively and becoming fans favourite song almost immediately it was released.
The song which means to get high and forget about worries is being played in parties, clubs and homes. This is one collaboration Nigerians are dying to have again.


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