Over the past few months of 2019 Nigerians have been exposed to hundreds of music from various artists in the music industry. Many Nigerian songs have been released some we love and the rest we comfortably skip to the next.
In case you’re curious to know or get familiar with the hottest and biggest naija songs released this year. This is just the right post to engage with.
Nigeria News Update brings the top 15 hottest songs in 2019 so far (January to June) in no particular order.
1. Burna Boy – Killing Dem ft. Zlatan
Spaceship Entertainment singer boy had a fantastic run in 2018 with a highly revered ‘Outside’ album and several back to back hits. After touring the world towards the end of 2018, Burna Boy dropped ‘Killin Dem‘ in December. The song featured Zanku master Zlatan Ibile. Fast forward to 2019 the tune has been burning the airwaves and top music charts on TV and radio.
2. Kizz Daniel – Madu
Fly Boy Inc. honcho has been very consistent over the past few years and in 2019 he has maintained the momentum. He dropped his much talked about ‘No Bad Songz’ album last year. A standout single on that album is ‘Madu‘. The tune piqued the attention of music lovers this year shortly after the release of the sensual music video which starred Beverly Osu.
3. Fireboy DML – Jealous
Last year Olamide signed Fireboy DML to his music imprint as the start of new things for the next rated singer. He was part of the artiste on the ‘YBNL Mafia Family’ album and his song ‘Jealous’ made the cut. Although released in 2018, the tune gained organic traction in 2019 as ‘Jealous’ became a huge tune on radio and TV.
4. T Classic – Nobody Fine Pass You
From a lowly beginning Mix Naija lead artiste T Classic is fast becoming a household name with his beautiful tunes. The singer struck more fame with the release of his hit single ‘Nobody Fine Pass You’. The single has over the past few months become a fan favourite, so far the music video has garnered over a million views on YouTube.
5. 2Baba – Oyi
Legendary Nigerian singer 2Baba is celebrating 20 years in the music industry where he has managed to dominate all through those years. As early as January, 2Baba released his hit tune ‘Oyi‘ to wide acceptance by fans. The revered singer laid out his song in the usual pidgin English and his native Idoma dialect.
6. Timaya – Balance
This year Timaya got to deliver a body of work after some years. The DM Records boss dropped ‘Chulo Vibes’ EP earlier in 2019. One of the best tracks on the EP is ‘Balance’ a groovy feel-good track where Timaya tells his rags to riches story. ‘Balance‘ bangs on the streets across Nigeria.
7. Patoranking – Confirm ft. Davido
Straight from the staples of Amari Musiq came ‘Confirm’ by Patoranking featuring Davido. The song was the first official single taken off Patoranking’s sophomore album dubbed ‘Wilmer’. The tune banged on the top radio and TV channels across Nigeria and abroad.
8. Slimcase – Azaman ft. 2Baba, Peruzzi, DJ Neptune, Larry Gaaga
Street pop star Slimcase of the Shaku Shaku glory moved on to try something new as he released ‘Azaman’. For maximum impact the singer and hypeman recruited 2Baba, Peruzzi, DJ Neptune and Larry Gaaga for the single. Shout out to Cracker Mello who did a marvel on the track as producer.
9. Rema – Dumebi
Mavin Records / Jonzing World artiste Rema came into the music industry with a bang. Signed in March Rema dropped a self-titled EP with four tracks. The biggest track on the EP has to be ‘Dumebi’. The tune became an instant smash hit, ‘Dumebi’ also garnered a million views on YouTube within 14 days day of release.
10. Kizz Daniel – Fvck You
When things got boring, Kizz Daniel stirred up the music industry with a bubbly emotional track ‘Fvck You’. The Young Jonn produced hit record birth the viral ‘Fvck You Challenge’ with several celebrities joining in and making covers for it.
11. Burna Boy – Dangote
Damini Ogulu pulled out ‘Dangote’ rumoured to be a single off his forthcoming ‘African Giant’ album. Burna Boy titled his Afrobeat tune after the world’s richest black man. The tune which preaches hard work and focus resonates very well among his fans.
12. Larry Gaaga – Low ft. Wizkid
Nigerian music mogul Larry Gaaga pulled in Wizkid for a senasational tune ‘Low’. In a year where Wizkid has not released any official single in 2019 at the time of writing. ‘Low’ was just the right tune for millions of the Starboy fans. The song has over 7 million views at the time of writing.
13. Naira Marley – Am I A Yahoo Boy ft. Zlatan
Born Azeez Fashola, Naira Marley made news headlines over his outright support for ‘yahoo yahoo’. Keeping up the flow, the musician released a song ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy’ featuring his buddy Zlatan. He was later arrested days after by the EFCC which made the track even more popular and in demand. At the moment over 3 million views on YouTube.
14. Skiibii – Daz How Star Do ft. Falz, Teni, DJ Neptune
Skiibii is till enjoying a resurgent music career at the moment coming from ‘Sensima’, ‘Omaema’ and now ‘Daz How Star Do’. The More Grace Music lead act featured Falz, Teni and DJ Neptune on the buzzing record. So far there are several covers for the tune from top acts like Ice Prince, Vector and many others.
15. Olamide – Oil and Gas
The ever hardworking YBNL boss Olamide gave us another gbedu to groovy to with one of his releases this year ‘Oil and Gas’. The singer celebrates some of the top business owners and politicians on the track. Another tune to add to your playlist.