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These Are 10 Nigerian Albums Of The Year In The Last Decade (2004 – 2014) , Do You Agree ?

Posted by Jim Donnett on November 30, 2015 in Editorial · 245 Comments

Moments when the calendar year draws to an eventful close, has become historic for the Nigerian music entertainment industry. While it may seem the year dragged and dulled from the start, there’s always a surprising switch-up with the influx of album releases and premieres at it nears the end.

This period alone has seen Wande Coal’s most-anticipated comeback with his sophomore disc, Wanted. Lord finally answered my prayers when sultry chic, Seyi Shay dropped her debut, Seyi or Shay. Comical rapper, Falz came through with Stories That Touch. Olamide’s Eyan Mayweather has started to cause a stir – like obviously expected. Naeto C dropped 2 albums in 2015 alone, the latest being Festival. Runtown’s debut, Ghetto University is also in stores nationwide. Likewise Burna Boy’s On A Spaceship, which premiered just recently.

2015 has now become the hottest contender year for the best albums dropped in record time. This combining feat has taken us down memory lane on some of the hottest (and best) albums that have been released in the last decade. Here’s our findings as presented in this post below.

Face 2 Face – 2face Idibia (2004)


Amidst controversies that trailed Nigeria’s then uber successful music group, Plantashun Boiz, one-third of it members, 2face Idibia went ahead to put out his first solo effort. “Face 2 Face” was majorly R&B themed, yet heavily influenced by afro hip-hop vibes and it became an instant hit selling over 2 million copies nationwide, later extending sales to other parts of West and South Africa. The LP was preceded by the yet evergreen and award-winning tune, African Queen, and contained other record hits including Nfana Ibaga, Ole, Right Here, U No Holy Pass and Keep On Rockin’. This album officially introduced the ingenious concept of 2face’s musical art and became the defining platform on which he’s built to attaining his otherwise legendary status today.

P-Square – Get Squared (2005)


After twin singing sensation, Peter and Paul Okoye had wowed Nigeria with their locally-accented vocal swag, complemented with a riveting dance poise, they garnered the attention of music pundits to eventually deal us what we now refer to as the first milestone in their musical career. “Get Squared” is P-Square’s second studio album, themed on hip-hop and commercial R&B. It is also one of Nigeria’s very few albums that can actually be played from the very start to the last track’s finish without having to press skip. The 13-tracker reportedly sold over 5 million copies, and contains sonourous numbers Story, Bizzy Body, Get Squared, Oga Police, Say Your Love, Temptation, Your Name, Omoge Mi and E Don Happen.

2face Idibia – Grass 2 Grace (2006)

Grass 2 Grace

As at the time, Tubaba was at the helm of industry affairs having risen to the peak of his career. He continued his winning streak with a sophomore disc “Grass 2 Grace” selling over a million copies in it’s first week of release. This was also the disc that opened him to more award wins including a MOBO in the year 2007. It joins the very short list of Nigerian music albums that can enjoy full length of play without having to use the skip button. This musical collection includes hit records See Me So, For Instance, True Love, If Love Is A Crime, One Love, No Shaking, I Dey Feel Like, E Be Like Say,  Ocho and My Love.

P-Square – Game Over (2007)


What Peter and Paul gave us in the year 2005, was nothing but a tip of the iceberg; a foretaste of what was later to come. By 2007, Do Me was the song that dominated the airwaves featuring vocals from Waje’s lush soprano. It later became the single that preceded their third studio album “Game Over”. With reportedly over 8 million copies sold, Game Over contained musical hits that held sway on the music charts all year round. Songs reminiscent of this commercial R&B/afro pop themed LP will include No One Like You, Do Me, Ifunanya, Roll It, More Than A Friend, Am I Still That Special Man, Miss You Die and Game Over.

9ice – Gongo Aso (2008)


Following the success of his 2007 debut, 9ice did not rest on his oars the following year with the release of singles that later formed his second studio album “Gongo Aso”. The afro-themed project touched on a variety of issues ranging from success to originality, partying, women, marriage and gratitude. It was quite an unusual 360 style of music which the Bashorun Gaa had introduced to the industry sector, while also putting on display his impeccable skill in transitioning the Yoruba and (pidgin) English languages. Gongo Aso was a 14-track LP with like ten tracks making chart-rounds on various transmitting frequencies nationwide. Some of them include Kinda Life, Pamurogo, Street Credibility, Party Rider, Wedding Day, Kasa Final, Gongo Aso and Photocopy. 9ice’s award wins from this project rolled over into the following year.

Wande Coal – Mushin 2 Mo’hits (2009)


Before the Mo’hits crew split up, Wande Coal was one of the best revelations to come out of that synergy. Not only did he exude a rhythmic and fanciful lyrical prowess, he equally slayed beats with his high-pitched tenor. WC rose from the hard and rugged locale of Mushin, Lagos to mapping out what has become the blueprint for Nigerian pop music. By 2009, his album debut “Mushin 2 Mo’hits” had raised stakes for up-comers in the afro and dance genre of the industry. M2M was a fine collection of love and dance tracks, which were majorly themed on mainstream R&B/pop – of course with afro elements in the music. Could we possibly forget the sounds of You Bad, Kiss Your Hand, Bumper 2 Bumper, Who Born The Maga, Taboo, Jehovah, Ololufe or Ten Ten? No, not ever! This music project earned Wande Coal 7 award nominations out of which he won 5.

Dagrin – C.E.O (2010)

Dagrin CEO

Dagrin didn’t exactly have a decent outing on his 2006 debut, one which many referred to as utterly disappointing. He put all that ill-talk and criticism to very productive use when he unveiled his sophomore album “C.E.O” (Chief Executive Omoita) and gave us nothing short of that WTF expression as we consumed how impressively high he had stepped up the album to relishing bits. In that process, he had unknowingly opened up a new music passageway that combined the raw ugliness of the streets and the exquisite beauty in hip-hop. Call it magic! And it’s why tunes like Ghetto Dreams, Pon Pon Pon, Kondo, Swag, Gboro, Hola Hola and Thank God are every music collector’s item. Although it’s too bad that death’s cold fate had to become his bane as there’s no telling how far he would have excelled but one thing’s for sure, this goes down as one of history’s best.

Wizkid – Superstar (2011)


The year of Wizkid rolled over from 2010 into 2011. At that time, pretty much every corner you turned to had musical sounds from the boy Wiz blasting out recklessly. The more he soaked in his new found fame fame, the higher our expectations for his debut album. And “Superstar” was just it! An afro beats themed disc with influences from the R&B, reggae and dance hall genres that housed 22 tracks including all his then trending numbers Oluwa Lo Ni, Holla At Your Boy, Pakurumo, No Lele, Scatter The Floor, Say My Name, Love My Baby, Don’t Dull, Tease Me/Bad Guys and Gidi Girl. The album exposits on Wizkid’s early life, particularly the hardships he endured and how he eventually overcame to making a name for himself. Superstar‘s commercial success won him the award for album of the year at 2012 Headies.

Davido – O.B.O [The Genesis] (2012)


Davido officially welcomed the year for the teen takeover with his Dami Duro release, late in 2011. Giving Wizkid a hot chase for the coveted seat of stardom, the O.B.O wasted no further time in putting out his debut disc aptly titled “Omo Baba Olowo” (son of a rich man) and featuring guest appearances from Naeto C, Sina Rambo, B-Red, Kayswitch, Ice Prince and 2face. Themed heavily on afro sounds with hip-hop embellishments, Davido’s debut success put his musical persona under intense scrutiny due to a stereotype nature. Yet, he got multiple nominations and eventually was awarded best pop/R&B album in 2013. Shizzi, GospelOnDeBeatz, Dokta Frabz and even Davido can be credited for the production of the album’s lead singles.

Olamide – YBNL (2013)


Olamide’s second studio album “Yahoo Boy No Laptop” (stylized as YBNL) confirmed his title as Nigeria’s street pop king with a prowess in the artistic nature of rapping in one’s native tongue. He explained the cryptic title to mean his desires in wanting to be rich but without an involvement in the practices of shady online business. Suffice to say he has excelled immensely at achieving that aim. The trending singles off the music project include First Of All, Stupid Love, Ilefo Illuminati and Voice of the Street, while Money, Fucking With The Devil, Street Love and Jale were some of the upcoming tracks. YBNL won the award for best rap album and album of the year at the 2013 Headies; a feat he attained with assists from Pheelz, Samklef, ID Cabasa, 2Kriss and Tyrone, all of whom largely contributed to the album’s production.

Sean Tizzle – The Journey (2014)

Sean Tizzle-The

Fresh off his award win at 2013 Headies as ‘The Next Rated Act’, Sean Tizzle confirmed our inference by putting out a most impressive 17-track debut titled “The Journey”. Arguably the best album last year (considering there was Phyno, M.I and Wizkid’s the same year) Sean Tizzle’s road to the journey started in 2012 with a debut single Sho Lee that wasn’t housed on the album. Months after, promotional singles to the LP will include Mama Eh, Komole and Kilogbe which were later joined by other music hits including Perfect Gentleman, Take It, Loke Loke, Igi Orombo and a remix to Kilogbe. The album was solely produced by D’Tunes with 1 or 2 assists from Prince Boom while featuring guest appearances from Olamide, Reminisce, 9ice, Ice Prince, Naeto C, Kcee and Tiwa Savage.

We acknowledge the following works of other artistes who were dangerous contenders in some of these years, by reason of commercial success and musical showmanship on their albums.

  • Styl Plus – Olufunmi EP (2004), Expression (2006)
  • D’Banj – No Long Thing (2005), The Entertainer (2008)
  • M.I – Talk About It (2008)
  • Banky W – The W Experience (2009)
  • Asa – Asha (2006), Beautiful Imperfection (2010)
  • Flavour – Blessed (2012)
  • Phyno –  No Guts No Glory (2014)

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  1. Its a fucked up list. Where is M.I talk about it album? That album made people listen to rap in nigeria. Got nominated at BET in 2008. It was the Genesis of rap in nigeria. So if #Talkaboutit is not on the list, then your list is Fucking Wack as ur Brain.

    • u don’t knw nothing plz just keep ur mouth shut

    • See jim. U don’t know how to rate an album so keep ur fucking opinion to urself. Tell me what was rap before MI came in. Nobody was listening to the rap game until he brought ‘anoti’, safe and crowd mentality and capped it with an album. That was rap evolution till today. Tell me what YBNL and OBO album is doing dere? Fucking retarded Jim

      • But he is making sense

      • Oga sharap….u no dey hear rugged man before m.i….so wtf are u saying!!!!

    • Diz list so stoopid.. Whres m.i The chairman 2014! Monkeys!

      • MI’s The Chairman. Really?

        • Hey jim, nice write-up. U made mention of commercial acceptability, M.I’s “talk about it” made Rap music commercially acceptable, I’ll perceive its a typo error from u guyz, ure better than this. Sean tizzle album came out in 2013, M.I’s chairman was in 2014, u made a mistake in it. Dbanjs Entertainer def should be on the list also, they made way fr the davido’s and co. Davido’s album on the list??? That’s too friendly bro. Not a bad list tho

    • pls shut ur trash

    • I can’t really vouch for MI’s “Talk About It” album to be on the list, but you’re right about one thing, it made people listen to rap music once again in Nigeria.

    • you guys should read well.. it said base on commercial success not on how good it is

    • God bless u

  2. MI’s “MI2- The Movie” & Burna Boy’s “LIFE” aren’t here? Smh

    • Talk About It was more of a worthy mention than MI2. Burna was heck’a good buh didn’t exactly hit it with LIFE.

  3. What abt timaya’s first ablum.Sean tizzle shud nt b there na

  4. C list no m.i,timaya,dbanj,vector

    • You will be fine.

      • Asa,dbanj,vector,timaya,faze,m.i albums are great works

        • They sure are. Buh you know it’s wise to keep the notables list really short, if not people will wonder what the heck we’re doin’ here.

  5. Where MI dey nd by d way wots davido’s the genesis duin der dis is rubbish

  6. Credit to the person who compiled this…but the only clause I see in this list is the O.B.O the Genesis album,am not saying its not a good album buh when talk about it by M.I is there this are back to back albums just like M2M, superstar…but anyways thumbs up to the person who compiled this you are such a music genius.

    • From one creative mind to another… Thank you!!!

  7. Where M. I dey and everybody loves ice prince no dey the list…. D’banj, vector and timaya no dey. This one is completely rubbish

    • Everybody loves who? Please you’re NOT ‘everybody’.

  8. Que: these are Top 10 Yoruba Nigerian Albums of The Last Decade(2004-2014), Do You Agree??
    Ans: Yes, I agree

    • 2face is not Yoruba neither is psquare do don’t bring racism into this, the person only gave his own view give us yours

    • Oya turn up sneh Badoo alone held 2013 down
      Oya big gbosa 2baba. Ur head dey der pa
      And 4 dox saying y only d yoruba
      Well will say we yoruba are better wen it comes 2 music
      So u igbo shld go sell spare part at ladipo we knw follow u na drag. Part selling na

      Me respect good music
      So I respect 2baba a lot

      Even tho no b. yoruba e dey talk am small small sha

      Igobo pple all road leads to ladipo abeg

      Take in likes of kcee
      Who is good at singing CAPITAL RUBBISH
      Lol mumu boi

      • C’mon Seun. Mama diin’ teach you to throw reckless shades like that.

      • Seun has to be the biggest fool in Africa right now..can we stop bringing racism into everything we do..we are the next gen and we’re still soo into this whole racism bullshit..I’m Igbo..and I don’t think any Igbo album should be on that list..except maybe phyno’s..but if its not there then fine..I don’t think O.B.O and sean tizzle shud be dere tho..we all know he didn’t deserve that headies,coming up against burn a boy and Phyno’..M.I’s Talk about it being absent kinda discredits this list..but this is just my opinion..

  9. Nah, I’ve completely lost respect. How do y’all leave out MI2:The Movie ?

    • Heyah. Please find it back o, you need it more than we do.

  10. where is dbanjs why me album’, that album started the new school afrobeats , what of Mo talk about it

    • Maybe if you could really see, you’d have seen them in the notables section.

  11. Talk about It and Asha should bounce YBNL and OBO.

    • Nah mehn. Buh Asha tho’, she came really close.

  12. Talk about it and Asha should bounce YBNL and OBO. Not too late for corrections.

    • Nah mehn. Buh Asha tho’, she came really close.

  13. take OBO out of d list.

    • Why? Or abi bomb dey your head?

      • Truth b told if it was an igbo guy dat review dis,there is no way Flavour uplifted or blessed album won’t mak d list ahead of Sean tizzle album,davido OBO album, even Phyno album is far better dan dagrin album, no sentiment. Am a die hard dagrin fan bt d truth b told. No gut no glory hot tracks lik Oh set,obago,ghost mode,parcel,aju,chukwunenye ft omawumi,authe,alobam,kush musik,icholia ft Mi n ice,nme nme ,abeg it is wat it is. We know those dat worth d list, even those dat their albums deserve 3 spot, I know u know dem!!! #PROMO is ur business, keep doing it n keep getting paid. Bt it doesn’t tak anytin away from d legends!!!

  14. Where Is Faze Indepentdent Album. Nigeria Highest Sold Album. Check Google. Where Is M I The Movie. Timaya And Co

    • Faze, highest? Please don’ make me laugh. We do our ‘extensive’ homework.
      I’ll suggest you go back to google too.

  15. People complaining about obo album been on the list should chill, D the list was base on the best album on a yearly basis since 2004 to 2014, can u mention any album dat bettered obo’s album in 2012? Anyway u cant please everybody. People will definitely disagree. Thumbs up to who ever compose the list. My only disagreement is sean tizzle cus there are album in 2014 dat in my opinion bettered his, like phyno’s NO GUT NO GLORY, and ice prince FIRE OF ZAMANI.

  16. This is a very stupid list! What is dagrin doing there?? What is that one? Where is MI? Where is Jesse jags? So many! Rather you putting all Yoruba artist assif Nigeria is a YORUBA country!

    • I am sure you are an igbo guy, why are most of you always sentimental… Not even NO GUT NO GLORY can stand dagrin CEO, talkless of YBNL… That why you people have no relevance… RUBBISH

  17. were is timaya album

  18. Timaya should be in this list

  19. upgrage album by timaya is not here hmmmm

  20. wht of timaya 1st n 2nd album partiality is not good

    • There’s no partiality here. We’re talkin’ TOP albums, and our basis for profiling these albums being majorly commercial success and then musical showmanship.

  21. I guess OBO paid y’all to put his name on that list. That’s an insult on other evergreen albums on that list. BTW where is Terry G?

  22. timaya 3d album wr is it

  23. walther una put timaya ppl know say he suppose dy dat list coz he concur

  24. every tin i concur

  25. Rubbish M I, MI2, illegal music. Should be there, wetin be obo , Sean tizzle

  26. no doubt about it that 9ice album gongo aso was a national anthem. the only problem I have with the list is the o.b.o album, mi2 deserve to be on the list

    • The reference point here are the albums as a whole, and not the national anthems off them. If we’re to go by that then Davido’s OBO had like 3 national anthems even.

  27. Jim donnett hw can u drop a list and still expect pple to b quiet abt it. Stop d insults cos its ok for pple to share their opinion!

    • Well said. But aman’t I entitled to sharin’ my opinions too without people dealin’ me blows for it?
      Man, I’m jez havin’ fun doin’ this.

  28. lol davido…obo they there way no even sell 200 copies…so d’banj entertainer is not there ..u guys need deliverance mumu people why una no put pasuma importer exporter??????

  29. I guess the list should be called tuface and psquare top albums.

    • But you can’t blame them for bein’ badass at their game na.

  30. Jim u are an idiot for insulting back. U as a music lover is clouded by music lovers and critics. Your opinion should be kept to yourself and not to the public. You complied a list dat does not have MI’s ‘Talk about it’ , everybody loves ice prince and the host of others. What’s OBO and YBNL doing on ur list? Do u want to tell me that ybnl album was more successful than talk about it and everybody loves ice. That album till today will still be talked about. So stop with ur nonsense cos I can see that u only listen to music bt u don’t know music itself. Enrol into a music sch or college dumbass

    • First off, I’m not an idiot okay? So please watch the tone.
      Now let me clarify your cocksure ignorance. This list is about ‘the one’ album that dominated each of these years. You can love MI’s Talk About It probably more than iDo but it doesn’t change the fact that 9ice’s Gongo Aso wiped it slate-clean that same year (and yes, I’m talkin’ about album success based on commercial reception – that’s what makes it TOP!). Now, will it be sensible to replace a 2012 year album with that from 2008 just because you love one more than the other?

      Wisdom is better than understandin’ my friend. There’s only little that a music school can do… maybe for you buh definitely not me, I’ve ‘lready pitched my tent somewhere else so best you go figure yours.

  31. The list is cool and sexy

  32. So were did you guys put bracket yori yori album?

  33. The “everybody hates Jim donnett” album should be here, WTF???

    Only One timaya’s album is better than OBO,YBNL and CEO put together, I worked with Nira sounds distribution at alaba intl for 8 years, we are the guys who know how the distribution goes, davido’s album didn’t even sell at all compared to MI2, I don’t blame the owners of the site dey just have to favour the kid becos he’s d rave of d moment, but next time make better researches b4 posting nonsense

    • Please send me your contact for negotiative talks.
      Apparently my album distribution is the only thing you will be useful to me for.

  34. 2baba king dem all

  35. God punish una. Yoruba top 10 album. Una put ybnl, obo and sean tizzle den u come 4get to put mi2 and everybody loves iceprince. Tribalism kill una head. Dats y i hate tooxclusive so

    • Hate is a strong word my friend.

    • Na you tribalism Go kill…. Yoruba sabi pass una.. I am sure you are igbo. That’s why you people don’t have relevance in almost everything… Una too dey c unaself and una no sabi….

      • We don’ have relevance abi?
        Buh I’ll sha see you tomorrow… and may be next week… next year sef.




    • Oh it’s not prank, it’s tough love brother.

  37. God punish una

  38. Tribalism kill una head. List without mi2 and everybody loves iceprince. Ybnl, obo and sean tissle are rubbish yoruba albums

    • Tribalist much?! I think you’ve made your point ‘lready.

  39. Jim I think u guys should make proper research on album reviews/scores awarded by other experts b4 u compile these lists. D industry aint a fimily affair. Jesse Jagz’ Jagz Nation Vol 1 & Vol 2 scored mostly 4.5/5 and 8.5-9/10 on most reviews. MI’s Talk About It & Asa’s album were too dope to leave out.

    • Sigh. Yet this is the same Nigeria where commercial reception has continued to trump musical showmanship, and my list is a fine balance of both. You know it buh you just can’t bring yourself to accept it. Then again, I didn’t leave out MI and Asa. The difference bein’ that iDidn’t do an extensive write-up on them.

  40. Asa is 4gotn shit

  41. this is nonsense.

    • Did you look up the meanin’ of that word before using it?

  42. this is a messed up list. where Dbanj 2 albums
    that made him big

    • They’re both there na. In the notables section.

  43. Oboy una mumu o where’s MI abaga’s talk about it album that album was d Genesis of hip hop in Nigeria it was lyrically amazing and commercially viable got nominated for BET won MAMA, best rap album headies amongst others and yet u don’t include it in d list? Ur list is as dumb as ur brain man

    • I beg to differ.I’m glad this post is makin’ you guys visit google a lot more. But instead of checking out only MI’s album, can you look up the others? The weakest form of your ignorance is bein’ partially sentimental to only the things you like. Please seek a redress!

  44. U aint perfect @Jim donett but u tried.

  45. This Jim sonnet boy is putting up posts based on personal love, they are telling u the truth, u really don’t know anything about music for putting albums like obo, ybnl and CEO on this list dey dint sell Jack if dats what u basing d rating on, d way u even defend the obo album shows that u don’t appreciate good music, its the jewelry and the floss lifestyle that’s making u trip, grow up mehn, in music I.e, u still in kindergarten.

    • I must be doin’ a damn good job for you to think iDig most of these people iWrite ’bout. Buh Toby, really you shoulda ‘tleast told me one or two things you know ’bout the music seein’ as you’re now ‘omini knowest’. You spent your valuable seconds only blowing cold smoke.

  46. Its really dumb that you are replying people with insult, u wrote the list, their criticism makes you better

    • No it’s not dumb. You’re only used to the system of people comin’ on ‘ere to write bollocks and nobody risin’ up to it’s defence. That’s gotta change. And this isn’t the type of criticism that makes anybody better, it only makes one utterly amazed at the high level of insolence some dimwits come on ‘ere to exude.

  47. Nice list. But where is that timaya’s album that sold without a video?also broke into the lagos market without a promo? Also if you are compiling a list of nigerian best albums and m.I talk about it is not there I wonder your excuse for that insult to the nigerian music evolution. Wizkid was featured on that album he blew up. YQ was ft he blew up. General pype was ft he blew up jesse jags blew up. At that time everybody featured on that album where upcoming dey blew up after laying their vocals on that album. So please jim don’t comment anymore cos your fall my hand by leaving out timaya and m.I. AM OUT

  48. U for just commot p square and 2face den put brymo and d’banj, make we just know say na yoruba artist thru out. Fucked up list

  49. Real list (1)2face – grass to grace, (2) p square – invasion (3)wizkid – superstar (4)m.i – mi2, (5)timaya upgrade (6)iceprince – everybody loves iceprince (7)d’banj – entertainer (8) wande coal – mushin to mo’hits (9)9ice – gonga aso album (10) dagrin – ceo or olamide -ybnl

    • Oh no wonder. I see where y’all are missing the point now.
      It is not a top 10 albums list buh a TOP ALBUMS LIST IN THE LAST 10 YEARS – such that 1 album, or rather the albums presented in this post emerged tops for the individual years in review.

  50. Hw many of u really bought the MI talk about it Album…. When it came out… Smellos. … Jim u try jawe…. I can proudly tell those haterz that all those Album mentioned are still in my disc shelf. … BRA!

    • Aha! Another reason again to smile.
      Thanks Whizgenius.

    • I bought it man, and I’m sure a lot of people did. But then again, I don’t feel it is the top for 2008.

  51. How about Asa by Asa. That album was a wow album then! I think top 15 albums should suffice

    • Like iAlready said, it’s not a top 10 list of albums… rather a list of top albums in the last decade.
      Without a doubt, Asha was a big wow and it’s why she got a notable mention.

  52. I was nodding my head in agreement till I got to 2014-Sean Tizzle…I like that guy oh buh there is one better album…Infact, my album pick for 2014 is ‘No Guts No Glory’ by Phyno. C’mon bro…*smiles…Nice compilation tho’ You be #naijamusic guru sha.

    • And finally, somebody actually made me smile.
      Thanks Jay.

  53. This is rubbish! I may agree with 04 to 09,others man, u know wI mean, ELI, TLKABTIT, NGNG, bye bye Jim u dey chop amala abi?

    • Actually no iDon’t.
      Buh fufu and pounded yam, sure YES!

  54. its a nice compilation, but m.i2 is missing and Ayo by wizkid, please ojuelegba is still banging till date


  56. I wonder why people don’t read b4 jumping into conclusion the writer shared is view so if u dnt like it make ur own list

  57. who ever dat organise dis list are fools n useless coz even o.b.o,ybln,c.e.o, album is not better than timaya album..

  58. This is a very good list but in my own opinion I think wizkid Ayo album sold more than any other in 2014

  59. Jim abeg no mind them you did a perfect job…… For those complaining about CEO and YBNL.. They were widely accepted.. Street appealing…. On the lips of errbody wat so ever… They rocked the wjole nation not just the YORUBA world. So if you are not contented with the list, like OBA of Lagos said go and jump into the lagoon… Nyc 1 jim

  60. Were is faze kolomental album

  61. Lol! JD, your responses were annoying @ first,but, it became hilarious as I kept reading on. I like the witty and sarcastic responses. More grease to your elbow boss.

  62. who is commercialy succesfull more than timaya album in naija haba timaya worth it…triabalisim hmmmm

    • But how is this tribalism na?
      Didn’t you people do social studies in school?
      Faaa oh!

  63. timaya album 1,2,3,5,6 are succesfull in national wirld d bais is too much

  64. wr is timaya upgrad album n glass to grace album hmmmm

    • I think they should still be available in Alaba market. Please check there.

  65. dis jim is a fool….whould u do research bfor posting wr is timaya albums………..i concur

    • What are you concurring to?
      Please close your mouth.

  66. @whizgenius shot up ur fucking mouth! M.i talk about it album sold 20thousand copies in just 30minutes. If we didn’t buy it, hw come it sold? I have d album right here and i’m playin it as we speak. Foolish yoruba people

    • Your great grand father’s and mothers are foolish…

    • No seriously, you bought it?
      I mean like with your own money… really? *raised eyebrow*

  67. Fuck jim…..u guyz know nothing..pls my friends type highest sold album of all time in nigeria and see if faze is not the highest…na malpratice make jim dull.

    • Please who’s your friend? That’s my only interest here.

  68. I feel this list is a huge disrespect to M.I. His first two albums M.I 1 and M.I 2 should make the list putting talk about it as notable mentions is very disrespectful. Talk about it changed the way Nigerians viewed hiphop and M.I 2 was a classic. And also asa first album should be on the list. The list is good but obo the genesis and sean tizzle album shouldn’t be on the list. Also think asa album should replace ybnl. But aside those 3 i agree with the rest. Tito

    • Ghen ghen. MI’s got a soldier.
      And PS, Asa debut album is on the list!

    • I don’t quite agree with you buh your sentiments have been duly noted.

  69. where is jaywon album,wayo


  71. Please Yung6ix’s album should be there. Fullstop.

  72. I remember how jim reviewed jesse jagz thy nation and still can’t understand how he made this list without including it…thy nation come was the best album that came out from african soil that year!!

  73. what of Timaya’s dem mama (Timaya) abulm??!

    • That album was hella good! I and my colleague even talked about it just yesterday sef.

  74. Oya turn up sneh Badoo alone held 2013 down
    Oya big gbosa 2baba. Ur head dey der pa
    And 4 dox saying y only d yoruba
    Well will say we yoruba are better wen it comes 2 music
    So u igbo shld go sell spare part at ladipo we knw follow u na drag. Part selling na

    Me respect good music
    So I respect 2baba a lot

    Even tho no b. yoruba e dey talk am small small sha

    Igobo pple all road leads to ladipo abeg

    Take in likes of kcee
    Who is good at singing CAPITAL RUBBISH
    Lol mumu boi

  75. This is why notjustok will always be better than this place, and oh btw you’re so ‘professional’ Jim, trading words with visitors to your site. Keep it up

    • Michael, I refuse to “trade words” with you. Let me be “professional” just this one time.

  76. M. I 1, M. I 2, THE CHAIRMAN. why do dy like treating the rap God like this and promoting useless Yoruba people. Stupid foolish site,. The person that made this should be burnt.

    • Oh dear God! *bursts into binding and casting tongues frenzy*

  77. Jim na Stupid man o! Since when this mo’phucka begin reply comments? See wack List, Argue am till You die, Jim MI’s “Talk About It Album” is, and will still be the Greatest Rap Album! Its a Classic, Baba Reason am. If u get small sense at all You no suppoz put ‘Davido – OBO’ album. No be only when person enter street him dey craze o! Haba, Nasso Craze dey start? Jim you fall my hands and you no won gree say you fuck up big time. The kind thunder wey go fire u bah, hmmmmm, no worries! Reply my comment, I dey wait..

    • These streets are cold my friend. I’ll suggest you put your gloves back on.
      And oh yer, sorry for makin’ you wait this long.

  78. 2014 – Phyno’s No guts no glory, others I can agree with but that OBO sha hmmmmmm!!!!!

  79. Well,to be sincere here this list is okay, the only BUT here is putting entertainer by dbanj to the notables….I completely disagree…. Dis said album shld be on that list,cos am so sure it had more commercial success than davido OBO or Olamide’s album.

    • Perhaps if he waited till the year of Davido or Olamide before he released The Entertainer album, he most defo would have kicked their asses big time.

  80. Jim ur Ass dull….. Where is Flavour’s Nabania dat featued tracks like Nwa baby, Adamna, Ashawo, Pant noniro,carolina….lets not even cum to his Blessed cuz its suppose 2 b numba 3 with songs like Ada ada, chinny baby, shake….Tooxclusive sucks am outta here……

    • See ehn, you don’ like Flavour’s music more than iDo. So abeg no start wetin you no go fit finish.

  81. I don’t feel Sean tizzle should be anywhere near that list, your omission of Styl Plus’ Expression album, I almost can forgive you for that, and I think Timaya debut album should have had a place there too, c’mon that was our dancehall icon during the early stages of this decade. (these are my views)…

    • Even Jesus forgave in totality.
      And on Timaya, that was a slight oversight iAgree. Heavy one infact.

  82. I don’t feel Sean tizzle should be anywhere near that list, your omission of Styl Plus’ Expression album, I almost can forgive you for that, and I think Timaya debut album should have had a place there too, c’mon that was our dancehall icon during the early stages of this decade. (these are my views)…

    • C’mon Smalles, even Jesus forgave in totality.
      And on Timaya, that was a slight oversight iAgree. Heavy one infact.
      Thank you also for sharin’ your views.

  83. Tiz obvious you don’t like M.I… Talk about it literally changed and elevated rap music in nigeria… I mean ybnl is there why the hell wouldn’t talk about it be there.. Nigga you lame

    • Say what? Me that I’ve been rootin’ for Davina to feature in the video for Millionaira Champagne, and you say iDon’ like M.I.
      That’s trash talk please.

  84. RUBBISH..

  85. Well m cool with the list,buh mi2 should be on dat list,cos I personally bought dat album for 8people nd I get one for my self, it was the bomb dat year,If u were to put 2015 list and Reminisce ‘BABA HAFUSA iz not dere,Na ogun go finish u all,cos dat album is number 12 in the World chart album

    • Ahn ahn!
      DJ Moore, is only you that came to fight 2015 battle wey neva even start yet.

  86. Oya turn up sneh Badoo alone held 2013 down
    Oya big gbosa 2baba. Ur head dey der pa
    And 4 dox saying y only d yoruba
    Well will say we yoruba are better wen it comes 2 music
    So u igbo shld go sell spare part at ladipo we knw follow u na drag. Part selling na

    Me respect good music
    So I respect 2baba a lot

    Even tho no b. yoruba e dey talk am small small sha

    Igobo pple all road leads to ladipo abeg

    Take in likes of kcee
    Who is good at singing CAPITAL RUBBISH
    Lol mumu boi

  87. I agree with Jim. Even the anjonnus do too. These were the outstanding albums for each year.

    I didn’t dig Davido’s album either, but the truth is he rocked that year…we don’t need to pretend.

    I actually preferred Burna’s Life to Sean Tizzle’s Journey (I bought and listened to both albums), but in terms of commercial reception, Sean Tizzle slayed Burna.

    2015 hasn’t been quite fantastic in terms of album output. But I guess Wande Coal might slay it one more time. This Wanted album is like a tumor that slowly and gradually takes over your brain, till you become sick with it… The money turned a nigga to a monster!


    • I propose a lunch date with the Anjonnus. Y’all rock iSwear!
      Thank you especially for bein’ as objective as spelling the words out.

    • Brov, how would u say Sean tizzle had more commercial reception than burna boy. ” Like to Party” had more commercial air play than any track of Sean tizzle album now.

  88. Hw wud u say Sean tizzles album is beta Dan M.I’s talk about it….

  89. First the List is a great selection,yes there are few you wouldn’t agree with,because your favourite isn’t on the definitely you are not gon agree wif his selections, but even when you want to criticise his selection, it doesnt require you insulting somebody for simply doing his job,all you simply have to do is comment with your reason and not insult him. Some people here listing different albums, M.I talk abt it, Asa, Dbanj, somebody even mentioned bracket..Lol, the truth is even if all this your afore mentioned list is included, you had still see people come here to insult him and disagree with it Completely, so forget sentiments and be reasonable. I was reading all the Comments and I realised the problem isn’t even the List, its English Language, the list comprises of best album under each year. But some are seein it as Top best albums. Somebody here said M.I talk about it was the gennesis of Rap in the industry and he says he knows music, I put it to you that YOU DONT. For just this statement alone, you dont, so Rugged man’s Thy album come is what? There was Rugged man, mode 9, even before M’I came and we all knew rap music b4 he did, m not saying his. Album isn’t worth mentioning on this list, it is but in the year talk about it was released was it the best album for the year? Was it the most sold out album? Gongo aso blew it out of the water just by sales alone and commercial. Dbanj entertainer was that same year, even face originality, but Gongo aso was the bomb that year,its just unfortunate that those albums came out the same year Gongo aso did,if its anoda year they would surely have gotten a mention, so try to understand the Author’s point of view before insulting him. Somebody said tooxclusive is an average site, and I wonder, does the guy know what it means to be average? You wanna name the top 2 best nigerian music site you must mntion tooxclusive and u say it is average? Man I dnt knw if your meaning of average is different from mine, so I rest my case..JB I like the way you v been respndn to some Lame comments and I fink its a welcome developmnt, replyn commnts, @ least by doing so, you get to defend yoursef for your the full list, my only no is sean tizzle,I still take phyno’s album over it.timaya debut album shoud be there too but psquare killed that year too..buh in the end great job, not easy compiling that list.

    • well danny i have just one question for you would you pick top 5 Nigerian artist of the decade without mentioning dbanj. so how is it possible that an album like sean tizzle album made the list and dbanj albums were in notables… well thats my opinion.

  90. Who did dis list cause to be frank, mi abaga talk about it and mi2 supose to be on dat list and for God sake sean tizzle and davido are not supose to be on dat list. Omg they even left phyno out

  91. No disrespect to da grin but i think mi2 was better than Ceo album and ice prince Eli (every body loves ice) deserve a place in this list

  92. What’s Davido and Sean Tizzle doing there? Well that’s your opinion and you re entitled to it.

  93. This list was perfect until Sean Tizzle slipped into it.

  94. a nice list. but i think sean tizzle album should not be here. where the hell is timaya’s album. duncan mighty koliwater . i think this list should be extended to 15

  95. Thumbs up to the compiler but he omitted many great albums like Iceprince “Everybody Likes Iceprince” Dbanj’s “Entertainer” M.I’s “MI2”. Davido, sean tizzle don’t fit up there.

  96. coming… were is MI2

  97. comon….. were is MI2

  98. The list isn’t what I’d put up.
    but jim tried.
    sean tizzle doesn’t deserve to be there.
    I was hoping for phyno.. dbanj
    and mi anyways.

  99. Pls wtf da grin n sean tizzle wah happened to mi 2 n d banjs entertainer album even timayas dem mama album was a bagger

  100. this list is shit ,some missing albums on the ..d banj no long thing,Faze alone independent, Timaya,MI talk about it,Black faze ghetto child and Asha by Asha,I wounder wat OBO,the journey and YBNL is doing on DAT list

  101. The albums listed here, are we talking about their qualities, sales and awards or nominations? The person who compiled this list should go back to the classroom of music; do a thorough research and present a better list.

  102. Wen we talking bout rap nd u rate some1 lyk Dagrin with out calling MI then u nt listening to rap at all,,nd wen u call Olamide without calling IcePrince den u seriously need help,,style plus nd D banj ar sopoz 2b on dat list,,,u jst dnt listing to music at all,,Sean Tizzle would laugh at u seriously

  103. This is unfair where did you put MI2 because the only album that is better than MI2 is 2baba album which is Face 2 Face – 2face Idibia (2004) so stop posting rubbish

  104. for me, the first four will remin, then faze alone, they call me timaya, mushin to mohits , gonga aso, superstar, talk about it

  105. Please is my Phyno Eze Nnunnu

  106. Obo the genesis, sean tizzle, nice and wande coal are not supposed to be in this list. psquare Danger, psquare invasion, timaya truestory, flavour blessed, sold more copies and were by far better than these albums. dbanj the entertainer should be there.

  107. Asa “asha” album should be on your list bro. That album was too gud to be on notables. There was no skipping on that album. M.I ” talk about it” also deserved a spot there, that album changed rap game in naija

  108. correct but invasion psquare is lacking dats the most breath taking album

  109. dats rubbish list why is faze alone not in d list ?

  110. I see u’ve got a mouth on u jim.. I know u must have heard so many opinions concernin dis MI talk bout it album..buh I couldn’t stomach the tot of u not including it in ur so called list…” Well most of it is true anyways buh seriously dude u nid to upgrade the chip in ur brain.. I knw u gat something to say buh nevertheless u seriously nid to grow up…

  111. where is timaya nah is not fair

  112. Sean tizzle ke? LOL.

  113. for what its worth, M.I deserve to be on the list but am sooooo happie 2face is well represented…. nice list

  114. D Banj, Entertainer

  115. Rubbish!!!….where is invasion by psquare

  116. Lol. Just bumped on this n I can’t stop laughing at the comments. I’m struggling to see what the fuss is about really. Those albums were defo the best in the year in question going by the criteria listed by the writer. The only blip in my opinion is – Olamide’s YBNL album was released in 2012 and not 2013 as stated. Ola’s 2013 album was “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth” and not YBNL. That aside, I can’t really argue with the rest of the list. Good job JD!!!

  117. D list is based on the year it was dropped n not selected at random……..pairing 9ice’s gongo aso n m.i talk about it in 2008 Gongo aso will def beat talk about it hands down in 2008
    Based on its success during dat year………The list is credible for me

  118. Increíble list

  119. What about Ruggedman’s “thy album come” and Mi “the movie2”? these albums were best selling albums..

  120. This is junk. Pure rubbish.

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