Since the beginning of this year, we have listened, watched and danced to hundreds of music releases all year round. Some of these records have continuously rocked our playlist, radio airwaves, TV etc., with heavy rotation. On this platform, we have had the pleasure of serving music lovers with all these songs all year long.
In this post, we unveil NaijaMusic top 20 Nigerian songs of 2018. The tunes here are aggregated based on downloads, high replay value, virality etc. The list of top 20 Nigerian songs of 2018 is dished out in no particular other.
1. Olamide – Motigbana
Top Nigerian rapper and singer Olamide aka Baddo released ‘Motigbana’ in August. The tune has been on the playlist of DJs, topped music charts and has gotten Nigerians dancing. This amazing tune was produced by Killertunes.
2. Davido – Nwa Baby
For a long time, DMW honcho teased this tune for months on social media, hence the anticipation for the record was even more heightened. Finally, when it dropped it was greeted with wide acceptance, ‘Nwa Baby’ was one of the most searched lyrics on Google Nigeria.
3. Davido – Flora My Flawa
Inspired by the Valentine season, Davido dropped a perfect song to celebrate a loved on Valentine ‘Flora My Flawa‘. The tune sat well with his fans and other music lovers and rocked to the Fresh VDM produced sound. Since its release it has over 9 million views on YouTube.
4. Kizz Daniel – For You ft. Wizkid
A lot of people looked out for this collaboration between Kizz Daniel and Wizkid. At long last Vado premiered the lovely ‘R&B’ song which lots fans fell in love with and have made several dance videos for the tune. ‘For You’ makes the list on number 3.
5. Wizkid – Fever
‘Starboy dey for you…’ that would be the most memorable line from the song. The tune is one of the most viral records made by a Nigerian artiste this year. Wizkid used Tiwa Savage as his video vixen and Nigerian entertainment couldn’t get enough.
6. Burna Boy – Gbona
Without a doubt, ‘Gbona’ is one of the best songs this year and was done by the Afrofusion star Burna Boy. Everyone goes wild when this line ‘when the gbedu the enter body’. The video amassed great numbers on YouTube within a short time of release.
7. Frank Edwards – Thy Will Be Done ft. Nathaniel Bassey
‘Thy Will Be Done’ is the first gospel song to get listed on the top list and it’s a massive collaboration between the top two gospel stars in Nigeria, Frank Edwards and Nathaniel Bassey. These two got together to make a beautiful spiritual song of worship. It is a top tune in the gospel world.
8. FLavour – Time To Party ft. Diamond Platnumz
Fondly called the King of Nigerian contemporary highlife, Flavour teamed up with Diamond Platnumz for his song ‘Time To Party‘ a premium mix of highlife and bongo music. the video is one of the highest grossing Nigerian music videos on YouTube.
9. Tiwa Savage – Lova Lova ft. Duncan Mighty
After the success of his song ‘Fake Love’, Duncan Mighty instantly became a hot stuff, highly sought after. Tiwa Savage linked up with the veteran singer to make the remarkable tune ‘Lova Lova’ as produced by Spellz.
10. Olamide – Science Student
Baddo released his controversial single ‘Science Student’ very early in the year. While the shaku shaku craze was still hot the tune was one of the finest to burst a dance with. It was produced by Young Jonn and B Banks.
11. Naira Marley – Issa Goal Remix
UK based Nigerian rapper & singer scored a massive hit with ‘Issa Goal’. The song got even bigger with a remix as the 2018 World Cup drew near. Top stars Simi, Falz etc featured on the remix.
12. Olamide X Phyno – Road to Russia
Closely following ‘Issa Goal’ Remix is ‘Road To Russia’ by industry pals Olamide and Phyno. It was made and especially dedicated to the Super Eagles during their 2018 World Cup campaign.
13. Olamide – Kana ft. Wizkid
After a while, Olamide got together with the Starboy on ‘Kana’. Wizkid sure blessed the record with his voice, the issa vibe.
14. Wizkid – Master Grooove
Another Wizkid song made the list again, the single was released alongside to great rave fans. Since ‘October ‘Master Groove’ is one of the most downloaded songs during the year.
16. Davido – Assurance
DMW boss Davido recorded his biggest hit ‘Assurance’ with the single dedicated to Chioma his girlfriend. He made a lovely video which is the second most viewed Nigerian song on YouTube this year.
17. Chinko Ekun – Able God ft. Lil Kesh, Zlatan
Chinko Ekun has had an outstanding performance this year owing his mega street jam ‘Able God’. He pulled it off on the Rexxie produced beat with Lil Kesh and Zlatan Ibile.
18. Starboy ft. Wizkid, Terri, Spotless, Ceeza Milli – Soco
This song right is arguably the biggest song out in 2018 from many quarters and we couldn’t say any less. Wizkid together with Terri, Spotless, Ceeza Milli made the best gbedu for any kind of party and festivity.
19. Duncan Mighty – Fake Love ft. Wizkid
Duncan Mighty’s ‘Fake Love’ was one of the most searched song lyrics this year. Duncan Mighty and Wizkid met in studio and the rest is history. Another Killertunes hit.
20. DJ Enimoney – Diet
YBNL in-house disc jockey DJ Enimoney got his first hit this year with his single Diet. He featured the likes of Tiwa Savage, Reminisce, Slimcase for his street banger.