So following the available statistics,T.I.N Magazine has finally come up with the list of the top twenty songs in Nigeria this year, the list features the most popular songs released within November 2014 and November 2015.
The major criteria we used in making up this list are; digital downloads and YouTube views. Songs that do not have a video aren’t featured on this list.
THE TOP 20 SONGS IN NIGERIA 2015 COUNTDOWN
20] IJO AYO – SKALES
This song received quite some popular air-plays on radio stations this year, also among the most bought songs on MTN music+ also one of the most subscribed for caller tunes the song also got hit remixes.
19] JAMB QUESTION – SIMI
We can actually say this song is what brought its crooner SIMI to limelight, Jamb Question was song loved by many music lovers this year, got some heavy streams and downloads on the MTN music+ too. Both its first version and remix received massive downloads on popular music sites in Nigeria.
18] EFE JOKU – LIL KESH
This song by the young star Lil Kesh was another hit hiphop single he made this year. The music video has quite some views and its download on Nigerian music sites was just too massive. Not forgetting the song is among the most bought Nigerian songs on ITunes this year
17] ORENTE – ADEKUNLE GOLD
Orente was the second song released by the high-life artist Adekunle this year, following its commercial success it is actually successful than Adekunle’s first song Shade, after getting a lot of digital downloads radio air-plays the song even has a dance-hall remake. Its music video is also another hit.
16] LAGOS BOYS – OLAMIDE
This song itself is what is called popular, with the introduction the “Sneh” slang, Olamide captured many music lovers attention this year, the music video views is massive and so is the digital downloads and streams.
15] GBESE – LIL KESH
This is the song kesh released before Efe Joku, it was released earlier this year and it was an immediate hit. Received some heavy radio airplays also. The song’s music video is also among the top most popular this year.
14] CONNECT – PHYNO
Just when people were starting to say Phyno was a flop this year he proved he was not, even though it was late, this song was released in October and has since then garnered hundreds of thousand digital downloads, in other words that was huge! The song’s music video is still among the top trending videos on YouTube at the moment, the song was no rap but it was dope.
13] GIFT – IYANYA FT DON JAZZY
This song can be concluded to be Iyanya’s biggest song of the year. With massive YouTube views and hundreds of thousand downloads. The song got serious airplays on various radio stations too.
12] OLOLUFE – FLAVOUR FT. CHIDINMA
The song may not be very popular on the street but the internet impression is quite different , the music video to the song is actually the most viewed music video on YouTube this year.
11] MY WOMAN MY EVERYTHING – PATORANKING FT. WANDE COAL
Patoranking made quite some huge songs this year but it obvious “my woman” is the most popular of them all after getting massive radio airplays and downloads, the song’s music video is still getting the views on YouTube.
10] AWW – DI’JA
This song is rated at the top of all love songs this year, the video was quite a popular one too and its radio airplay is huge. Tracking the song’s download history it sure deserves the no.10 spot on this list.
9] REGGAE BLUES – HARRYSONG FT. OLAMIDE,KCEE,IYANYA,OREZI
Reggae blues a song sang together by top notch Nigerian musicians is sure a very huge song in the country this year. Harrysong featured a couple superstars on this track to get his song to be among the top 10 songs of the year according to its digital download stats.
8] LAYE – KISS DANIEL
Laye is a real huge song this year, that is daniel’s second hit single after the very popular Woju. After massive downloads on the internet it is also among the most bought songs on iTunes.
7] FANS MI – DAVIDO FT MEEK MILL
This is another huge jam that rocked the music industry this year, this song feature American rapper Meek mill a song which got a lot of digital downloads.. Its music video holds the record of the fastest Nigerian music video to hit a million views on YouTube.
6] OWO NI KO KO – DAVIDO
Another hit single from the OBO, released November last year and has been a hit ever since then. We don’t need to hype the song’s commercial success.
5] THE SOUND – DAVIDO FT. UHURU, DJ BUCKZ
Davido got another song up here on the top ten, this one features African stars, the song was reported to have topped many African charts this year.
4] GODWIN – KOREDE BELLO
The song needs no illustration; the song is among the most popular songs this year offline if not the most popular, the song made its crooner Korede a mega superstar this year..
3] OJUELEGBA+REMIX – WIZKID
The first version of the song was released late last year and it trended well, little did we know the song is still going to do the same this year, after a remix featuring Drake and Skepta it became another huge hit this year. Its music video became one of the most popular this year too.
2] WOJU + REMIX – KISS DANIEL
This is the first jam that brought Kiss to limelight this year.. Its first version was nothing but a hit nationwide, and the controversial remix featuring Tiwa and Davido finally puts this song at the 2nd position.
1] BOBO – OLAMIDE
Ok, the crooner of this song is finally turning to a living legend just within five years. He is a rapper but he made this year all about singing and “BOBO” is the most popular song he released this year. The song became more popular with its interesting dance steps, its music video is the second most viewed music video released on YouTube this year. BOBO is no doubt the song of the year.