Top 20 Nigerian songs of all time

20: Banky W- ‘Strong thing’

Without the Nigerian elements in this song, it has international quality. The flute alone…

19: Davido – ‘Fall’

Incorporating highlife sound actually made everybody ‘fall’.

18: Sasha – ‘Adara’

Remind me why this isn’t one of the best rap delivery by a Nigerian female Mc?.

17: Jodie – ‘Kuchi Kuchi’

This song might be random, but there’s a reason why it quickly went viral shortly after its release, despite being her debut song. Well, because it’s good.

16: Waje – ‘I wish’

Her vocals were great. The reggae vibes even made it better.

15: General Pype – ‘Champion’

I love the uplifting lyrics, but the backing brigade band was unusual and inventive.

14: MI – ‘Safe’

He raised the bar notches higher in mc-ing. Listen again.

13: Paul Play Dairo – ‘Forever’ (R&b classic).

12: Psquare – ‘Roll it’

Not like we had too many naija pop songs to break dance to. Lol!.

11: Simi – ‘Love don’t care’

What do you think? Very different from what we’re used to. The harmony at the end kills me. Lol!.

10: Ojb – ‘Beautiful as you are’

This song solidifies his r&b veteran status. Closely followed by “searching”.

9: D’jinee – ‘Ego’

That baritone voice… Perfect.

8: Omawumi – ‘In the music’

The South African sound employed in this song was epic.

7: Timi Dakolo – ‘The Vow’

Meaningful lyrics, the choir, the overall composition – perfection.

6: Kel – ‘Too fine’ feat Alaye & May’d

Best musical threesome yet. Why? Cos the way all 3 different solo styles complemented each other was so dynamic.

5: Sound Sultan – ‘Mathematics’

On this joint, there’s a bit of Maths, there are take home lessons, and fun too.

4: Ty Bello – ‘Greenland’

The lyrics to Greenland is anthemic.

3: Dare Art Alade – ‘Not the girl’

Good singing without many instrumental accompaniment, but just piano chords, is tough. But he did a neat job.

2: Patoranking – ‘Left For Good’ feat. Waje

An unlikely pairing, but surprisingly, they made magic together.

1: Asa – ‘Eye Adaba’

Her raspy vocals goes right through your soul on this song.

Writer’s Bio

Bismark Ekenedilichukwu Benson is graduate of Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Imo State University. He is the author of “The Life of a Lagos Whore” and “Campus Affairs”.
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