Nigerian music has had another fantastic year so far in 2023, with standout records from the nation’s proven talents travelling far and catching the ears of listeners throughout the world. The fiercely competitive Nigerian music market has also seen the steady rise of new talents to watch out for this incredible year. Check out our selections for this week’s top 9 Nigerian songs to add to your playlist.
- Gwagwalada – Buju, Kizz Daniel & Seyi Vibez
This year has seen some remarkably impressive entries for the Nigerian music arena, and Buju’s (BNXN) masterpiece is currently one of the top singles in the nation. In order to create his dazzling smash single “Gwagalada“, the talented performer BNXN fka Buju teamed up with extraordinary singer-songwriter Seyi Vibez and hugely well-known Nigerian musician Kizz Daniel.
- Canada – Lojay, DJ Maphorisa
The brilliant Nigerian vocalist Lojay releases another smashing soundtrack titled Canada, the talented artist utilizes the raving amapiano which is still making waves worldwide. Notably, South African masters of Amapiano music, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small, make their cameo appearances in this smash hit.
You can’t help but adore this song by Lojay featuring DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small. These musicians came together in the year 2022 to produce this amazing soundtrack. The song is still a raving tune today.
- Let There Be Light – Zlatan x Seyi Vibez
The year 2023 has been a thrilling musical start year thanks to popular Nigerian musicians like Zlatan and Seyi Vibez who collaborated together to create this beautiful entry. What beautiful music is flowing from Zlatan‘s table, and he names this one “Let There Be Light”. Seyi Vibez, one of the most amazing and talented Nigerian musicians, contributed vocals and gave the song a sensuous atmosphere for the listeners’ delight.
- Sability – Ayra Starr
Ayra Starr entered the recording studio in 2023 with the captivating soundtrack – “Sability”, to satisfy the euphony cravings of her adoring devotees, who constantly look up to her in that regard. Sability, an energizing audio track by Ayra Starr that features mind-blowing lyrics and rhythms and was produced by Nigeria‘s top music producer London, served as the year’s first release of music.
- Holiday – Rema
Rema introduces his 2023 entries with the captivating song “Holiday“. Rema, a tremendously gifted vocalist signed to Mavin Records, has released a brand-new Afrobeat song titled “Holiday“. This song was actually released by the brilliant singer together with “Reason“.
“Holiday“ is a popular song on the streets since its release; add it to your playlist whenever you want a good vibe.
- Folake – Boy Spyce
Boy Spyce, a Mavins Record signee and rising star in the Nigerian music scene, starts the year off with a brand-new, electrifying song called “Folake”. Note that this new song is a follow-up to his previous EP, “Boy Spyce EP“. Needless to add that you must hear this fantastic hit tune that has been viral since he released it a while ago. Your playlist will enjoy this wonderful entry this week.
- Rich Till I Die – Kizz Daniel
Top-Notch Nigerian musician and performer, Kizz Daniel, released a masterpiece soundtrack earlier in 2023 titled RTID (Rich Till I Die). Music lovers always get in a top vibe when they hear the mind-blowing lyrics and rhythms on the soundtrack as they begin the new year.
Kizz Daniel is a popular Nigerian Afro-pop music artist that had a successful year in 2022. He gave us two songs that became worldwide hits: “Buga (Lo Lo Lo), “ featuring Tekno, and “Cough (Odo),” whose music video was directed by DK and has nearly 17 million views on YouTube.
- Who’s Your Guy Remix
The original song, “Who’s Your Guy”, recognizes the importance of friendships and was released in 2022. Last Friday, Spyro posted a message on his Instagram page announcing the release of the song’s remix. He commented, “Who Is Your Guy remix Audio/Video with the queen herself @tiwasavage Out Now Worldwide”.
This beautiful song is already an anthem on the streets, Tiwa Savage’s elite contribution on the remix, “Who’s Your Guy Remix”, is about to skyrocket the love and audience this song will reach. Mr. Soul is responsible for the song’s production, and Tariebi Joel is in charge of the visuals.
- People Remix
The original track, “People“, is a song by the Cameroonian-American Afrobeats singer, Libianca. It has since gained popularity since its release and become the new music to enjoy at the moment. The song gained popularity on social media and debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard Afrobeats chart.
The rising star, Libianca, released the remix of “People” when the excitement was still at a high pitch. She asked Nigerian talents Omah Lay and Ayra Starr for their vocal expertise, and they contributed their voices to make a beautiful, original record for the listening pleasure of the people out there. “People Remix” is a delightful and soulful song that will have you repeatedly pressing the replay button.
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