The Nigerian music no doubt has evolved a great deal over the years. Though there are still a few hitches in terms of lyrical delivery the production and video content has been superb.
2017 saw a great deal of songs from top Nigeria stars and upcoming artiste, some were widely received others were totally ignored. We bring to you some of these chart-topping Nigerian songs that rocked the first quarter of 2017 and left us dancing.
1. Davido – IF
Award-winning afropop artist, Davido released the new dancing tune titled “If” produced by hit-maker Tekno. This was his first hit single for year 2017.
2. Wizkid – Daddy Yo
Though some argued the hit single lacked lyrical depth which I agree, ‘Daddy Yo’ was widely received and gained massive airplay. The MTV Europe Music Award for Best Worldwide, Africa Act and Starboy Entertainment boss Wizkid rolled up with his Label Mate Efya to drop song titled ‘Daddy Yo’.
3. Humblesmith – Attracta
N-Tyze Entertainment star Humblesmith drops a hot new single titled “ATTRACTA” The Osinachi Crooner talked about love and attraction in the jam which is certain to linger for a long time in the heart of music lovers. The song was spiced up by wave making producer MixtaDimz.
4. ZoroSwagbag ft. Falz – Buy The Bar
Rave of the moment and prolific Nigerian rapper, Zoro, teams up with comic Nigerian rapper, Falz to share a heavy afro-trap tune dubbed “Buy The Bar”. Listen as both take turns to flex their lyrical muscles Zoro is obviously one of the guys to look out for this year Enjoy.
5. Olamide ft. Davolee – Pepper Dem Gang
Highly prolific rapper Olamide dropped his 6th studio album “The Glory”,. Here is a song titled ”Pepper Dem Gang” Featuring Davolee. This song has become a street slang and also one of the trending social media hashtags.
6. P-square – Nobody Ugly
After the blew our minds with ‘Away’. Africa’s Number one duo singers, ‘P-Square dropped a new single titled, ‘Nobody Ugly’ and Nigerians can’t get enough of it.
7. Phyno ft. 2face and Flavour – Okpeke
Straight outta his latest album, The Playmaker, Phyno enlists the expertise of the music machos, 2Baba and Flavour, to bring you the visuals to “Okpeke” which is the 9th track off the album. Enjoy as each person brings their own uniqueness to the video to make it one amazing masterpiece Directed by Clarence Peters.
8. P-square – Away
The song was released as Valentine drew near. P-Square got us in the valentine mood with this amazing video for their latest single “Away”. Directed by Clarence Peters.
9. Tekno – Yawa
Made Men Music Group buzzing artiste, Tekno releases a catchy new tune titled ‘Yawa’ produced by MasterKraft. The song was released barely a month ago and ever since it has been topping chart.
10. Adekunle Gold ft. Simi – No Forget
The audio of this love themed song was released in 2016 but the visuals was released in 2017 and ever since it has been topping chart.
11. Runtown – Mad Over You
Nigerian pop star, Runtown is ending 2016 with a banger. The Eric Many Frontline act has just released a melodious and groovy tune titled ‘Mad Over You’ produced by ‘Del B’.
Runtown, a certified hit-maker with chart topping songs to his credit like Gallardo, Lagos to Kampala, Bend Down Pause and many more says ‘this song is very special to me because I really took my time to make it and so far the reviews on it has been nothing short of impressive’.
12. Falz – Baby Boy
While we are still trying to get over the Weh Don Sir fever Falz the Bad Guy returns with another banging single titled ”BABY BOY” . 2017 is sure going smooth for him.
13. Mr. Eazi – Leg Over
After he recently released his “Accra To Lagos” mixtape, here comes Leg Over by Mr Eazi delivered by Ekelly Beat.
14. DNA – How Can
Fresh off inked a deal with Mavin Records alongside Poe and Johnny Drille; DNA Twins now known as DNA unlocks new music. The duo attacks with Don Jazzy produced “How Can”.
15. Mayorkun – Sade
DMW star Mayorkun delivers a massive pop anthem titled “Sade”, as his first outing in 2017; after his contribution to “Prayer” alongside Davido.