Here is a comprehensive list of the top 10 most viewed Nigerian songs of 2022.
10. Ayra Starr – Rush
Ayra Star, the Mavin Records’ star girl, released the single ‘Rush’ on September 19th, 2022. The official video has accumulated over 42 million views in only 2 months of release.
9. 1da Banton ft. Kizz Daniel, Tiwa Savage – No Wahala (Remix)
“No Wahala” by 1da Banton featuring Afropop superstars Kizz Daniel and Tiwa Savage is one of the most viewed songs on YouTube in 2022. The song’s video has a total of 52 million views.
8. Oxlade – Ku Lo Sa (A Colors Show)
“Ku Lo Sa” is a song by gifted Nigerian vocalist and songwriter Oxlade. The song is one of the best Afrobeats songs released this year. The video, performed on the Colors Show, has surpassed 52 million views on YouTube.
7. CKay – Emiliana
“Emiliana” by the global star CKay was released in December 2021, following the massive success of its predecessor “Love Nwantinti”. The official video dropped in April 2022 and it currently sits on 55 million views.
6. Pheelz ft. BNXN – Finesse
“Finesse” by ace Nigerian music producer, now a singer, Pheelz is one of the best songs this year of 2022. The song featured guest verse from the amazing vocalist BNXN (Buju). The music video sits comfortably on 59 million views in only 7 months
5. Burna Boy ft. Ed Sheeran – For My Hand
“For My Hand” by Burna Boy, featuring British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is off the former’s critically acclaimed album “Love, Damini”. The music video has hit 66 million views as of writing.
4. Kizz Daniel ft. Tekno – Buga
“Buga” was released on May 3, 2022. At one point, it was the most shazammed Nigerian song in the world. The song’s video was directed by TG Omori, the hottest Nigerian director right now. “Buga” has surpassed 102 million views on YouTube, making it Kizz Daniel’s first, and currently his only, video to hit 100 million views.
3. Burna Boy – Last Last
Unarguably one of the best songs to drop this year, “Last Last” by African Giant, Burna Boy, has done huge numbers globally. The self-directed video has surpassed 133 million views on YouTube.
2. Rema ft. Selena Gomez – Calm Down (Remix)
The Prince of Afrobeats Rema teamed up with American singer Selena Gomez for the remix of the global smash hit “Calm Down”. The song was officially released on 25 August 2022. The video has hit 165 million views on YouTube, which is the second most viewed Nigerian song of 2022.
1. Rema – Calm Down
“Calm Down” by Afrorave pioneer Rema, off his debut studio album “Rave & Roses”, was released on 11 February 2022. The music video, released a week after, broke the record for the fastest Nigerian video to reach 100 million views on YouTube. It’s currently the most viewed Nigerian video of 2022 on YouTube. As of the time of writing, it has accumulated a total of 279 million views.
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