The number of new releases in the Nigerian music industry this year, despite the fact that 2023 has only just begun, has already put the industry on a good pace this year. Plus, the already popular songs are still making waves locally and globally. You can enjoy these 11 Nigerian songs to keep your playlist exciting this week.
1. Bayanni – Tatata
The phenomenal song “Ta Ta Ta” debuts on the music scene, The song is recorded by Bayanni, a talented Nigerian vocalist and song composer signed to Mavin Records. Notably, “Ta Ta Ta” can be found on his recently released self-titled EP.
The Mavin Records signee makes an impressive launch into the music industry with his extended playlist, “Bayanni EP“. His EP has four beautiful songs without a single featured artist, which will keep you enthralled from beginning to end.
The promising star really delivered on this harmony as he showed off his songwriting prowess and polished vocals to music lovers. You should add this intriguing song, “Ta Ta Ta”, to your playlist to keep it on fire.
2. L.A.X – Rora
L.A.X, one of Nigeria’s top musicians, recently dropped his smash hit track, “Rora“. The song, which hitmaker Shyne produced, features L.A.X’s distinctive sound and fashion that fuses Afrobeat and R&B to achieve a vibrant and contagious vibe.
The upbeat song, “Rora”, will have you singing and dancing in no time. L.A.X has always proven to be the ideal complement to most playlists because of his soothing vocals, appealing lyrics, and throbbing beat.
3. Phyno x Olamide – Ojemba
Top-tier rapper, Phyno, features the talent of another top country rapper, Olamide, to entertain music lovers with this indigenous track, “Ojemba”. Both performers trade verses on the cheerful, energizing track over an enticing Afrobeat. The song’s lyrics talk about the laborious nature of earning money and how providing for one’s family should come before having fun.
The Nigerian native performer and entertainer, Phyno, starts his music account for the new year 2023 as he gives off a sensual mood while collaborating with Olamide, another bright rapper and songwriter. This tune is an extra spice to their catalog as the artists create a ravishing soundtrack called “Ojemba”.
4. Rexxie, Skiibii & Naira Marley – Abracadabra
Rexxie, came through with one of the most viral songs this new year, the tune is titled “Abracadabra” if you haven’t listened to this tune yet, you need to wake up from your sleep asap.
Notably, Naira Marley, the head of Marlian Music, and talented act, Skiibii, are featured in the smash hit single, “Abracadabra”. You will definitely find this music incredibly exhilarating and revitalizing. This song is a follow-up to “No Pressure”, where Rexxie and Candy Bleakz of Chocolate City collaborated together. Rexxie has learned to forge his own path and, with his self-described Afro Streets style, as heard in his 2020 hit single, “KPK (Ko Por Ke)”, with Mohbad, essentially ignores expectations set by the mainstream.
The song “Abracadabra” is yet another outstanding delivery from the amazing Nigerian producer that will quickly dominate the music scene. You can’t leave this out of your playlist.
5. DJ Neptune x Ruger – Bienvenue
Rising star, Ruger, and Nigerian music producer, DJ Neptune, come through to deliver together on this song “Bienvenue“. The upbeat, Afrobeat-laced tune literally honors life, love, and the natural beauty of own country, Nigeria. The song’s addictive chorus, robust bassline, and catchy melody are supported by a sample of the traditional African folk song “Ayo”.
This tune is one to trigger amazing excitement when you listen to the melodies. Ruger’s lyrical vocals and DJ Neptune’s expert production combine to create a song that any fan of Afrobeats must listen to.
6. Yemi Alade x Phyno – Pounds & Dollars
Pounds & Dollars, a stunning song by Yemi Alade, a multifaceted Nigerian female singer and composer, is the opening standout piece on her thrilling and lovely body of work, “African Baddie”, which was released in 2022. Yemi Alade joins forces together with the renowned and well-respected rapper, Phyno, to deliver another spectacular soundtrack titled “Pounds & Dollars”.
“Pounds & Dollars” is an incredible harmony by Yemi Alade and Phyno that certainly bears good fruit from their partnership. When you listen to this music, you’ll realize that these people all share and enjoy the same type of music.
7. Zlatan x Seyi Vibez – Let There Be Light (LTBL)
Zlatan has always proven himself as a talented Nigerian recording artist and songwriter, he does this again as he releases his first single of the year, “Let There Be Light (LTBL)“, a follow-up to his collaboration with Young Jonn’s recently released “Astalavista”.
On this track, “Let There Be Light”, Zlatan’s signature sound is there in the music, you can’t simply miss entertaining vibes, then the instrumental also has a touch of greatness.
The prominent Nigerian musician, Zlatan, featured the talent of the rising star, Seyi Vibez, who handled the hook for the song. Notably, Zlatan is a young indie artist who keeps pushing himself and has told his fans to anticipate regular hit singles. This amazing track produced by Dibs deserves a spot on your playlist.
8. Wande Coal x Olamide – Kpe Paso
Amazing vocalist and songwriter, Wande Coal, delivers this brilliant harmony and tune, Kpe Paso. Wande Coal had to also feature the prowess of one of the most renowned Nigerian musicians, Olamide, to make a studio appearance on this record. Yes, Olamide really ate good and delivered on this song.
Notably, this is Wande Coal’s first release after his collaboration with Olamide on the song “Hate Me,” which was released in the year 2023. On “Kpe Paso,” the two music crooners, nevertheless, demonstrate their immense talent, their explicit vocals retained their individuality while blending seamlessly with the tempo.
9. Spinall x Olamide & Kemuel – Bunda
Highly talented Nigerian artist and song producer, Spinall, starts the year with a brand-new smash hit, “Bunda“. The producer features talented songwriter and singer, Kemuel, as well as YBNL boss, Olamide, on this thrilling music.
The music creates a sound that blends the hectic pace, dynamic tempo, and intensity of Afrobeat with the percussive and electronic vibes of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). You should add and enjoy this splendid music to your playlist.
10. Asake – Yoga
Asake begins his musical journey in 2023 with ease and so casually as he releases a song, “Yoga”, that revitalizes his sound and is loaded with good messages. The song “Yoga”, which was produced by Magicsticks, is Asake’s first single since he dropped “Mr. Money With The Vibe.”
Yoga, peace, a Hindu ascetic, spiritual discipline, health, and relaxation. Everything you know Yoga to be is everything this music is about. You should add this to your playlist and enjoy the good music too. Asake is also finishing up work on his next second studio album, which should be available this year.
11. Wizkid – Bad To Me
Wizkid‘s first official single of 2022, “Bad To Me“, still makes it to any exciting playlist in 2023. The tune, which is basically an Amapiano record, was produced by P2J, and was on the tracklist on his last project, “More Love, Less Ego” – the follow-up to “Made In Lagos (Deluxe)“, the longest-charting Afrobeat album on Billboard.
You’ll definitely note that Wizkid doesn’t appear to be active on social media because his bold talent speaks for him. He simply comes through with a distinctive vocal range and enhanced lyrical skill with a beautiful delivery.
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