Nigerian music has been more widely recognized recently, partially because of platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Apple Music, TikTok, Spotify, and YouTube. Things have been amazing and brilliant so far this year, so we looked at some of the top Nigerian tunes this week to get things started. You should also get prepared to add some new faves to your playlist and let our list of the top 10 Nigerian songs you should listen to this week – whether you enjoy uplifting lyrics, calming melodies, or catchy beats, you will love this list.
- Basquiat – Asake
Following the release of his eagerly awaited second studio album, Work of Art, Asake has delivered a stunningly spectacular music video for the song “Basquiat”, which is a fan favorite. The album’s thematic essence is eloquently captured in the video – which was created by Blank Space – demonstrating Asake’s artistic development and newly discovered respect for a variety of musical styles and life perspectives.
Asake portrays his most genuine creative self in the “Basquiat” music video, embracing art as a way of life as well as a metaphor for his road toward emerging fame as an artist. His colorful persona is depicted in the images. He occasionally communicates moments of assurance and self-assurance through his lyrics, notably by referring to himself as walking poetry and a work of art.
- Reason – Omah Lay
Everyone should really have this song on their playlist as listeners will be captivated by this moving song’s alluring melody and thoughtful lyrics. Omah Lay delivers a remarkable performance once more, displaying his extraordinary talent in every note. There is little doubt that the artist’s followers will like this most recent contribution to his already incredible collection of work. The song “Reason” is a strong example of Omah Lay’s ability to compose music with depth and importance.
Additionally, this masterpiece tune is included in his recently discovered music compilation, “Boy Alone Deluxe EP,” which also contains other popular tracks.
- Dejavu – Seyi Vibez
With this gorgeous and groovy song titled “Dejavu”, Nigerian musician and the head of Vibe Inc Records, Seyi Vibez, makes another foray into the country’s music scene. Seyi Vibez is one of the talented Nigerian musicians that has been making waves in the music industry. Dejavu has been made available for download on all music streaming services, so you can add this amazing song to your playlist today. Dejavu by Seyi Vibez, was released as the fourth soundtrack for his second studio album, Vibe Till Thy Kingdom Come, which includes ten wonderful tracks.
- Sinner – Iyanya ft. BNXN
Iyanya, a renowned musician from Nigeria, astounds listeners and fans with his brand-new beautiful hit song, “Sinner”. This is yet another intriguing song you need to add to your playlist this week for a surreal musical experience. The Nigerian veteran star used the musical skill of young and popular Nigerian singer and composer, BNXN (Buju), to make it remarkable.
In addition, Iyanya`s most recent release – “Sinner” – is a follow-up to “Plans”, his prior effort at a single. If you really appreciate superb music, this great song by Nigerian musical icons deserves a place on your playlist.
- Guy Man – Ladipoe ft. Bella Shmurda
Ladipoe, who is a talented rapper and poet from Nigeria, makes a comeback with “Guy Man” – a brand-new song with Bella Shmurda. Notably, this is Ladipoe’s first song of the year and follows a year since his previous single. His last song, “Big Energy”, was published in June of last year, despite the fact that he has been frequently involved in collaborations since then.
When Ladipoe includes a performer in his song, the song becomes a smash, and we can claim that this song has such potential. You should play and enjoy the song, “Guy Man” by Ladipoe featuring Bella Shmurda, on your playlist this week.
- No Days Off – Teni
Teni, who is one of the most distinctive and captivating voices on the Nigerian music scene, changes things up with the club-ready track “No Days Off”. Teni looks back on her path in “No Days Off”, emphasizing the importance of having a strong support network, hard work, perseverance, and consistency as she prepares for her busiest year yet.
Teni’s fluid, genre-hopping vocals are paired with snappy Afropop rhythms, ethereal synth melodies, and “No Days Off” to create an upbeat mood starter. Teni began writing the song as a freestyle after being stopped in her tracks by the beat at a friend’s house. It was produced in several venues throughout the world and is already causing quite a stir online.
- Angelus – Victony
Victony has proven to be a phenomenal Nigerian musician and songwriter, and he comes through with another beautiful track, “Angelus”, which marks his musical debut of the year 2023. Though, the song is also a sequel to his breathtaking “Soweto (Remix)” remix, this masterpiece, “Angelus”, also sounds special already.
The rising star, Victony, who can be regarded as a Grammy Award-nominated Nigerian music superstar and composer, is another well-known singer whose seductive lyrics and melodic voice have drawn admiration from all over the world. The brand-new song is a timeless and seductive classic that deserves a spot in your music collection because it makes you feel happy rather than depressed.
- YAWA – Fireboy
The incredibly gifted Nigerian recording artist and creative songwriter Fireboy DML, who is a member of the YBNL Nation, has once again blessed us with a captivating and thrilling new hit titled “Yawa”.
Moreover, Fireboy DML gives us “Yawa,” his most recent masterwork, which serves as a spectacular follow-up to his previous breathtaking smash, “Someone”. Magisticks, a gifted song producer from Nigeria who is well-known for his musical creativity, skilfully crafted this engaging single.
- Elon Musk – Shallipopi
Elon Musk, a song by the young, talented Nigerian musician Shallipopi that was released in the year 2023, is outstanding – maybe witty but with some excellent melody. Anyone who listens to this particular soundtrack will undoubtedly smile while doing so, therefore, go oÂ and add this song to your music library and playlists today.
Due to its well-crafted vocals, Elon Musk, Shallipopi’s second single for the year 2023, is currently receiving a ton of airplay and trending on Tik Tok. On this incredible song, which fuses hip-hop and Amapiano music, Shallipopi really showed off his vocal power and prowess.
- Pick Up – Tiwa Savage
Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage,Â who has proven to be one of the best in the business, made a triumphant return to the music world with her catchy single – Pick Up. She released the song in the year 2023, and its listeners will be enthralled by its catchy lyrics, great vocals, and first-rate production.
This song by singer Tiwa Savage marks her first release for the year 2023 and continues her ascension across the globe. She joins a long list of other elite musicians who have already made their way into the public. The tune, “Pick Up by Tiwa Savage”, is so amazing and the song should definitely be on your playlist. Notably, one year after the EP, “Water & Garri”, was released, the stunning artist – Tiwa Savage – is still pushing the limits of what is possible in Nigerian music with the release of this new song, “Pick Up”.