It has been a great year in the Nigerian music scene, witnessing many singles and album releases. Fans have been hit by a series of new songs on radio and the internet, some of them great. The continuous delivery of catchy, smooth sounds and new dance moves has put Naija hip hop and Afrobeats in the spotlight as the music from the country keeps turning more and more heads around the world.
Burna Boy has become one of the most sought after artists in the world in 2019. He has been in the news non- stop from the release of his highly successful African Giant album to being nominated for the 2020 Grammys. Tiwa Savage has been on a continuous successful ride, collaborating with other artists and touring the world. 'Beginning' by Joeboy is a constant at wedding ceremonies and clubs alike. Olamide's ‘Totori’ is a street mantra and the provocative ‘Soapy’ by Naira Marley is high on the list of DJ's favourites. These songs have received constant airplay throughout the country and beyond.
Below are some of the hottest dance tracks making their rounds in Nigeria today:
10. 'Totori' – Olamide, Wizkid, Id Cabasa
‘Totori’ is a singalong track where Olamide brings the old pidging word ‘totori’, often used in expressing pleasure or the good life to the fore.
9. 'Beginning' – Joeboy
The Sensational Joeboy is currently one of the most sought after artists in Africa who burst into the scene less than a year ago and making waves due to the creativity and dramatic animated videos. This song is the go-to song for newlyweds in Nigeria and beyond
8. ‘Soapy’ – Naira Marley
The song is about Naira Marley's experiences in prison and a jibe at the Nigerian authorities that held him a few months ago for internet fraud. Marley is known to court controversies, and the style of dance to it says it all.
7. 'Disturbance' ft Peruzzi – Davido
Disturbance is one of the tracks of the newly released Good Time album in a typical Davido flow, rhythm and sing-along style. He professes his love and deep affection for a fine girl, hoping to locate her low waist.
6. 'Attention' – Tiwa Savage
Called the Queen of Afropop her by admirers, Tiwa Savage has been dropping hits that resonate with her fanbase on a constant basis. She confirms her position as one of the top superstars from the continent this year.
5. 'Scatter' – Fireboy DML
The Olamide nurtured singer, Fireboy DMLhas seen a steady rise in his music this year. Signed to YBNL Nation, 'Scatter' a track from his new album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps is one of radio and party DJ's favourites, enjoying constant airplay. 'Scatter' is getting the fans dancing into the holiday season.
4. 'Omo' – Burna Boy
Burna Boy has had a great year, culminating in his nomination to the 2020 Grammy Awards. He released this video in November, four months after dropping his African Giant album, it is still hot and a club banger anytime.
3. 'Joro' – Wizkid
Another track influenced by Fela Kuti, Joro is taken from the Zombie album. Soothing flow and dance confirming Wizkid's status as an international artist bringing Afrobeats to the world.
2. ‘Pawon’ – Olamide
Olamide's new single is getting all the attention on radio and the internet with videos of different ladies twerking on Instagram.
1. 'Billionaire' – Teni
Confessing the dream of many young people, the dream of becoming a billionaire is paramount. Flashy cars and holidays in Santorini, not many will say not to that
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