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  • Ten Biggest Nigerian Songs Of All Time

    This list is basically centered on the most successful Nigerian pop songs of all time.
    How popular these songs are in Nigeria, how popular they are abroad and feats and records set by these songs, pardon the songs on this list are mostly focused on 21st century songs.
    TEN MOST POPULAR NIGERIAN SONGS OF ALL TIME

    1. AFRICAN QUEEN – 2FACE IDIBIA

    Tu face’s African Queen made history as one of the most successful hits in recent years. Apart from making Face 2 Face, the album in which it appears, sell widely, it also won a number of awards that shot its sleek-faced singer, Innocent Idibia, into further limelight. About four years after the Pan Africanist, pro-womanhood and highly exciting song hit the market.
    In 2006, his song “African Queen” was used in the soundtrack for the film Phat Girlz, which was released internationally. “African Queen,” from his 2004 album ‘Face 2 Face’ which has reportedly sold over 2 million copies, 2Face says the success of his single has come as a great surprise to him.
    His single ‘African Queen’ has been made popular by its catchy lyrics and memorable rhythm and melody, which has made the single reach the top of the African pop charts – helped considerably by heavy airplay on MTV Base and MTV Africa.
    Not only has this young and successful singer won an MTV- ‘African Artist of The Year’ award at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon, he has also been busy touring around the globe promoting his single release and made his first visit to the UK and later to Brooklyn -New York back in March 2005.
    The easy going and humble African pop star (formerly of the Plantasion Boyz) says his inspiration for the song came from his love for African women, “I wanted a song to celebrate their strength, show appreciation of how they support the African man. African women are very warm and they know how to take care of their family”

    2. OLIVER TWIST – D’BANJ
    “Oliver Twist” is a song by Nigerian singer-songwriter D’banj. The track was first released in the United Kingdom on May 11, 2012, as the first single from DB Records’ compilation album, D’Kings Men (2013). For the chart week dated May 26, “Oliver Twist” debuted at number nine on the UK Singles Chart—marking the musician’s first chart appearance. Lyrically, the song expresses D’banj’s crave for more women, relating to how the fictional character Oliver Twist asked for more gruel.

    3. DOROBUCCI – MAVINS
    “Dorobucci” is a song by The Mavins, a collective composed of Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di’Ja and D’Prince. Released on May 1, 2014, it received generally positive reviews from music critics. Positive remarks went towards its production, instrumentation, and composition. The music video, on the contrary, received mixed reviews. While some critics described the video as brilliant, others felt like it was dull and not up to par.

    4. PERSONALLY – P-SQUARE
    “Personally” is a song by Nigerian R&B duo P-Square, released as the second single from their sixth studio album Double Trouble (2014). The music video, directed by Jude Engees Okoye and Clarence Peters, was uploaded onto Vevo on June 21, 2013. It features a cameo appearance from Osita Iheme.
    Upon its release, the song received positive reviews from many people who were addicted to its catchy beats and lyrical rhyme schemes. As of February 2015, the music video has eclipsed the 37 million views mark on Vevo. “Personally” claimed the number 1 spot on MTV Base’s Official Naija Top 10 Chart from August 10 through August 22 2013.

    5. GODWIN – KOREDE BELLO
    “Godwin” is a song by Nigerian songwriter and singer Korede Bello. It was released on 28 January 2015 under Mavin Records, the record label he is signed to. The song features backup vocals from Don Jazzy.
    The music video of “Godwin” was shot and directed in Lagos, Nigeria by Adasa Cookey and was released on YouTube on 3 June 2015 at a total length of 4 minutes 27 seconds.

    6. AYE – DAVIDO
    “Aye” (pronounced ah yay) is a song by Nigerian recording artist Davido, released as the fourth single from his upcoming studio album. The song was produced by TSpize, a record producer affiliated with Runtown. It peaked at number 5 on MTV Base’s Official Naija Top 10 chart from March 28 through April 3, 2014. The song was primarily released to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
    The music video for “Aye” was shot and directed in Nigeria by Clarence Peters. It was uploaded onto YouTube on February 7, 2014, at a total length of 4 minutes and 11 seconds. In the music video, Davido plays a poor farmer who is physically attracted to a princess.

    7. OJUELEGBA – WIZKID
    “Ojuelegba” is a song by Nigerian recording artist Wizkid from his self-titled second studio album, Ayo (2014). It was written by Wizkid and produced by the record producing duo Legendury Beatz. The song shares its title with the metropolitan subsection of Lagos Mainland.
    It highlights Wizkid’s struggles as an underground artist, who roamed the streets of Ojuelegba to support his recording interest. The song received numerous airplay on all major radio stations in Nigeria, and peaked at number 1 on Capital Xtra’s Afrobeats Chart for February 2015.

    8. ADA ADA – FLAVOUR
    “Ada Ada” was released as the fifth single from the album on June 30, 2013. It was released simultaneously with its music video. The song celebrates traditional weddings across the African continent.
    Flavour describes it as a song made to showcase the beauty of Africa, particularly African women. John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, and Nwachukwu Uti, the winner of Big Brother Africa 5, made cameo appearances in the video.
    “Ada Ada” peaked at number 14 on Afribiz’s Top 100 Music Chart. The music video for “Ada Ada” won Video of the Year, Best High Life Video, Best Indigenous Concept and Best Use of Costumes at the 2013 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).


    9. WOJU – KISS DANIEL

    “Woju” is a song by Nigerian afropop recording artist Kiss Daniel, released on September 1, 2014 through G-Worldwide Entertainment.
    Dubbed as “one of the best Nigerian songs of 2014”, the song went on to be nominated in the “Hottest Single” category at the 2015 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

    10. KUKERE – IYANYA
    “Kukere” (Efik: “Don’t Worry” is a song by Nigerian singer Iyanya. It was released as the lead single from his second studio album, Desire (2013). Upon its release, the song peaked at number 1 on Top FM’s May Chart, Soundcity’s Viewers Choice, Rhythm FM, and The Beat 99.9 FM’s Blackberry Top Ten Countdown.
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