Afrobeats, the intricately loopy new dancehall sounds from Africa, have been warmly received by the international music industry in recent years. Remarkably, Nigerian musicians have switched from creating alternative remixes of other genres to embracing the Afrobeats phenomenon for big releases that attract notice internationally.
Nigerians have released popular songs that are now trending, and you know we always focus on good music in our articles, so we have highlighted 11 Nigerian songs that will light up your playlist.
New Religion – Olamide ft. Asake
The brand-new song, “New Religion,” is excellently performed by Nigerian star rapper, Olamide, is available on all digital platforms and it has been widely accepted as the No. 1 song of the moment. Notably, the exciting track is a sneak peek from Olamide’s highly anticipated 10th studio album, set for release later this year.
Inevitably, this massive hit song, “New Religion”, has undoubtedly revived the excitement amongst Olamide’s loyal fanbase. Though this time on this track, the veteran rapper asked his accomplished YBNL member, Asake, to work with him to generate the combined efforts that led to the composition of a successful song. This is one intriguing hit since you definitely want to add to your playlist this week.
Sittin’ On Top The World – Burna Boy
Another top song to add to your playlist this week is “Sittin On Top The World” as Burna Boy announces his supremacy atop the music world with the release of the brand-new tune. His most recent song, “Sittin’ On Top of the World,” is aptly named and perfectly captures his current status as one of the world’s most famous entertainers. “Sittin’ On Top of the World” is his first official release of the year and it’s a hit. The catchy tune comes after his sixth studio album, “Love, Damini,” which was a smash hit and received praise from both reviewers and fans.
Hat-trick – Seyi Vibez
Seyi Vibez’s enthralling single, “Hat-Trick”, which has just been recently released, gives his fans a delectable musical feast. This song, “Hat-Trick,” captures listeners’ attention with its tempting blend of upbeat beats, upbeat melodies, and catchy choruses. Seyi Vibe’s natural chemistry with the music enhances the song even more, resulting in an electrifying aura that is likely to please listeners to the fullest. Your playlist will definitely be on fire with a song like this in the collection.
Bun Bun – Ruger ft. Jugglerz
“Bun Bun” is a new single from the Nigerian talented artist, Ruger. You should add the wonderful song – “Bun Bun” – to your playlist as the exquisite song serves as Ruger’s most recent single for 2023. Remarkably, Jugglerz, who is known to be a skilled superstar, also contributes to the outstanding album. Yes, the talented music producer created the tune “Bun Bun”.
Notably, Ruger, who is signed to Jonzing World, dropped two brand-new songs last month – “Jonzing Boy,” produced by Kukbeats, and “Bun Bun,” produced by Jugglerz.
Dog Eat Dog II – Odumodublvck ft. Cruel Santino and Bella Shmurda
Anoiteen remarkable hit single you need to add to your playlist today is the official remix of “Dog Eat Dog” by Odumodublvck. “Dog Eat Dog II” is proof of Odumodublvck’s ability to create original music. The popular song demonstrates the superb production skills of UCEE, the incredibly talented music producer who was essential to the success of the song’s original version, “Dog Eat Dog.” The explosive and captivating beat that UCEE creates with his exceptional producing skills is the perfect backdrop for the vocal performances by Odumodublvck, Cruel Santino, and Bella Shmurda.
By Force – Chop Life System ft. Mr Eazi, Focalistic & Anatti
“By Force” is another good tune you don’t want to miss out on. The marvellous Amapiano is one of the hit songs off Mr Eazi’s most recent project, “Choliife Vol. 1:Mzansi Chronicles by Chiplife System”. Interestingly, the Afrodance music collaboration between DJ Edu & Mr. Eazi is evident on the smash single “By Force,” as everyone is dancing along to this tune pretty hard. This one will fit in well with your playlist.
Notably, Mozambique’s DJ Tárico (known for “Yaba Buluku,” his 2021 smash with Burna Boy), together with further assistance from South African beatmakers, handled the majority of the production for Chop Life, Vol. 1: Mzansi Chronicles.
Check My Phone – Joeboy
Nigerian artist Joeboy, an emPawa Africa Act, has gained fans with his latest hit song, “Check My Phone”. Notably, the hit track is from Joeboy’s recently released “Body & Soul EP”.
This intriguing smash hit song belongs on the playlist of any music lover. You don’t want to miss this great piece of music for real as Joeboy expresses himself explicitly as he swears loyalty to his lover on this track, “Check My Phone”.
Unavailable – Davido ft. Musa Keys
To the surprise of his fans, Davido recently released the song “Unavailable ft. Musa Keys” as an EP in five different versions, each including Musa Keys’ vocals. This specific song, Unavailable, has grown in popularity and racked up a considerable number of streams on the platform since its recording and 2023 release.
You are aware that the song “Unavailable” appeared on his newly delivered, highly anticipated album, “Timeless” – oh well, the album has enjoyed being No. 1 on the charts for over 8 weeks now. This song has been viral for weeks now and your playlist will continue to enjoy this good tune for a while.
Asake releases his intriguing brand-new song “Amapiano” — apparently the first taste of his much anticipated sophomore album. Notably, his label head, Olamide, contributes another fascinating level of perfection to the great song as a guest act.
Amazingly, Asake uses the song “Amapiano” as a prelude to revealing to listeners what to anticipate from his future album, “Work of Art,” which was unveiled earlier today. Fans will definitely enjoy this season as Asake is anticipated to release “Work Of Art,” his second album in a while. He has proven his astonishing ascent to fame which has made him one of the most consistent hitmakers in Afrobeats since 2022.
A1 (Feeling Disorder) – Zinoleesky
The new single, “ “A1 (Feeling Disorder)”, from Nigerian rising star, Zinoleesky,” has just been released in response to the overwhelmingly high demand from his fans. The recent release follows Zinoleesky’s Instagram post which attracted over 120,000 comments, showing the intense interest in his upcoming music.
Everyone has been jamming to the new viral tune, “A1 (Feeling Disorder)”. In addition to the song’s official release, Zinoleesky has also produced a stunning music video for it, which was helmed by the renowned TG Omori.
Nwayi – Ckay
CKay has come through with another banger as his new song is undeniably irresistible. Notably, the second taste of “Sad Romance Deluxe” is “Nwayi”, which comes after “HALLELUJAH (feat. Blaqbonez)” – which is the first bite of the anticipated project.
Remarkably, in the “nwayi” video – which Ahmed Mosh directed and was filmed in Lagos, Nigeria – CKay portrays his love interest in a number of swoon-worthy scenarios. They start off on the beach, go on to a horse-drawn carriage, and end up in some kind of tropical artist colony. The song is suitably light and alluring, with hints of gloom hovering nearby.