The hits the Nigerian songs scene has consistently delivered over the past few months have been commendable. With big releases by performers like Tiwa Savage, Adekunle Gold, and Libianca and notable alternative recordings from Bella Shmurda, Asake, and others. 2022/2023 has maintained the nation’s pattern of prolific musical creation. Read on as we spotlight 9 wonderful Nigerian songs you should add to your playlist.
The talented Nigerian musician, Adekunle Gold, officially launched the year 2023 with his hit single, “Party No Dey Stop“. This classic song featured Zinoleesky, an outstanding recording artist and songwriter who is currently under Marlian Records.
The global rising star, Adekunle Gold, brought on Zinoleesky to feature on this brand-new banger song, and as usual, Zinoleesky delivered this beautiful tune. Kel-P is also credited as the producer of the record, where he detailed;y uses of the fusion and elements of Afropop in a flawless style. Party No Dey Stop is a magnificent duet from the African stars, Adekunle Gold and Zinoleesk. It’s too lit, you should download the mp3 and add it to your playlist this week.
The renowned Nigerian singer-songwriter and Queen of Afropop, Tiwa Savage, is drawing lots of attention as she captivates music listeners with her majestic tune, “Stamina”. Plus, the song has been really going viral on the internet as featured videos are now trending on TikTok, Instagram, and other social media channels.
Tiwa Savage features the talented musical skills of Mavins Record‘s bright talent, Ayra Starr, and hot Chocolate City artist, Young Jonn. Tiwa Savage really stunned everyone with this tune but the collaboration with the genius producer and performer Young Jonn made it a match made in heaven. Plus, Ayra Starr was really in her star-girl element too. This is beautiful and unique music. Don’t miss out on it, you should download Stamina and add it to your playlist today.
The multi-talented Nigerian vocalist, Rema, debuts his music catalogue for 2023 with the breathtaking hit song “Holiday“. As the talented vocalist showcases his extraordinary talent to the entire public, the rhythms, and melody were incredibly ecstatic.
The singer has been with his extraordinary energy since he dropped his first studio album, “Rave & Roses“, which during its first week on the US Billboard Afrobeats Chart charted 10 singles off the album. The global superstar also has a smash hit, “Calm Down” remix with Selena Gomez propelling him on the Billboard and other global charts.
Rema who is a recording artist for Mavin & Jonzing Records offers an intriguing glimpse into promising Afro-fusion and a wide-ranging future in his music, Holiday, which was produced by Blaise Beatz. Download Holiday, listen well, pay attention, and savour the sensation it brings as you add it to your playlist.
Superstar Lojay, who is an adorable new generation artist, came through with an entertaining entry as he began the first quarter of the year 2023 with an energizing harmony called, Moto, for his fans to enjoy and feel. The music is heart-warming and exquisite, you should add this to your playlist ASAP.
With this carefully curated soundtrack, Moto, which was a part of his extended play project, “GANGSTER ROMANTIC“, with contributions from Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, and Tanasha Donna, Lojay intends to satisfy the need for music by fans who always look up to him on that aspect.
Bella Shmurda who is renowned as a phenomenally talented Nigerian singer and songwriter comes through with fresh music as he makes a comeback in the music industry with his hot new single, “Ara (Gen Gen Tin)“. His previous album, “Hypertension (Album)“, was followed up with this outstanding hit single.
The great vibes in this brand-new, beautiful Afro-pop music will keep your playlist lit. You definitely need to add “Ara (Gen Gen Tin)” to your playlist if you really enjoy amazing music.
- People Remix – Libianca ft. Ayra Starr and Omah Lay
Since its release at the end of 2022, “People” has collected over 110 million streams, 19 million views, and over 1.1 million TikTok features, and is now ranked #13 in the OCC UK Official Charts. It has also retained the top spot in the OCC UK Official Afrobeats Charts for 5 weeks. Her ranking as the third Turntable Official Charts Artist to Watch for 2023 was most recently announced.
After enjoying her breakthrough international smash hit “People“, Libianca enlists Nigerian superstars Ayra Starr and Omah Lay. You can download the People remix and listen to how the three vocalists collaborate seamlessly to produce a lovely remix of the beautiful song with Afrobeats influences. In the wonderful song, Libianca explores how she uses vices to deal with her depression and anxiety while joining forces with Omah Lay and Ayra Starr as they brought their A-game in this contribution.
Joeboy, EMPAWA Records lead, is back on the top of the charts with his vivacious new single, Body and Soul. The song, which serves as the lead-in to his upcoming sophomore effort, is a swirl of melodies and captivating lyricism.
We can say Joeboy is totally back behind the microphone after a very low-key 2022 in which he only released three tracks, namely Cubana, Contour, and Likkle Riddim, and he hints at a jam-packed calendar of song releases and tours for the coming year.
The Nigerian singer-songwriter and performer released Yoga earlier this year. The fantastic song “Yoga” is so good, I assure you it belongs on your playlist. Notably, Asake created the tune using Magicsticks‘ talented production.
A broad definition of yoga is “a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a component of which is commonly practised for health and relaxation.” It’s a new week, and we couldn’t be happier to include this song among the piano selections to enjoy a great time.
- Gwagwalada – BNXN (Buju)
The big hit single “Gwagwalada” by Nigerian raving superstar, BNXN fka Buju, has been doing good numbers since it dropped. Notably, BNXN took a unique approach to the studio recording as the bright star enlists the vocal assistance of his friend and megastar Kizz Daniel, who did credit to his verse, and Super-talented star Seyi Vibez, who did all he had to do to give the song “Gwagwalada” the beautiful feature it deserves.
BNXN (Buju) sings about his adventures with women and his desire to keep playing the flirting game. Legendary Nigerian sound engineer Sarz produced the music for this song in a way that is so brilliant to listening ears.
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