2019 was another huge year for Nigerian music.
Zlatan’s presence was ubiquitous and powered by the zeal for zanku, a dance which is now de rigueur. Rema led the charge for a group of young breakthrough artists that include Fireboy DML and Joeboy. They all represent an exciting crop of talents that point the way forward for Nigerian pop.
and some upcoimig artsit like Mahoe. Tonyorch . 2kind and lot more who really worked heard to give us a good song in 2019 these artsites are the once who are looking forward to on their breakthough in 2o20
Burna Boy’s new dominance, built around his excellent African Giant album, delivered on his rare talents, while the long wait for Davido’s sophomore album, A Good Time, paid off in satisfying fashion. Simi’s Omo Charlie Champagne Vol. 1 announced her departure from her longterm label. Tiwa Savage also made a highly-discussed move from Mavin Records to Universal Music Group. Meanwhile, Yemi Alade exuded female strength with her latest record, Woman of Steel.
Not to be left out, Wizkid sated demands for his fourth album with a new collaborative EP following a year of stellar features that included his presence on Beyoncé’s Lion King: The Gift, an album which also boasts Tekno, Mr Eazi and Tiwa Savage. Mr Eazi also notably launched his emPawa initiative to help fund Africa’s promising up-and-coming artists.
Asa returned in a formidable form with Lucid, while buzzing artists like Tay Iwar, Santi, and Lady Donli all shared notable releases. Lastly, the beef between Vector and M.I climaxed and sparked a resurgence of Nigerian rap releases from Phyno to Ycee, PsychoYP and more.
Read on for the best Nigerian songs of 2019. Listed in no particular order. —Sabo Kpad
Burna Boy ‘Anybody’
Olamide, Wizkid, Id Cabasa – Totori
Tonyorch ft Mahoe nyimbo remix
kizz daniel fvck.you
Reekado Banks – Rora
Naira marley am a yahoo boy
rudeboy reason with me
Davido – Risky ft. Popcaan
Yemi Alade – Shake ft. Duncan Mighty
Kaypluz ft SirRay Wireless
Vic Mmanuel Halle Halle
Tiwa Savage – “49-99”
Davido ft Chris brown Blow my mind
ZLATAN IBILE – ZANKU (LEG WORK)
Fireboy DML – Jealous
Airvagrin X frenzy call on me
Teni – Sugar Mummy
olamide choko milo
Timaya i can’t kill
runtown international badman killa
Nizzy saint X Migos princess x smb feel me now
Mr eazi supernova
Skiibii – Big Engine
Ava songs x drizzykruiz Wifi
Melvin Kesh Recipe
Spice Demon and Beast
Joeboy – Beginning