With all of the drama in 2022, we are relieved that 2023 is only a few days. In the last eleven months, so many adorable songs have been released in Nigeria. We compile Top 50 Nigerian Songs You Need Before 2023.
Before we enter 2023, let’s take a look back at how the Nigerian music scene has fared this year. So far, Nigerian musicians have been nominated for Mobo Awards and Grammy Awards in 2022. It eventually gave Afrobeat a new look and audience in the global market.
We have compiled a list of 50 Nigerian songs for your listening pleasure as we enter the year 2023.
Here are the top Nigerian songs for 2023.
In a very different style, Reminisnce was seeing singing on the beat instead of a rapper like we have come to know him for.
Skiibii, a talented songwriter and singer teamed up with ‘baddest boy’ SkiiBii for the release of “Kilo”
The song which was produced by Young Jonn and Niphkeys sees Davido came in with sublime lyrical genius to add to the flavour of the music.
The new song Odun is a Zinosleeky type sound, very laid back but with plenty of vibes
The song talks about life – the love, loss, fears and everything about life as a whole. The singer says he doesn’t want to think about life too much so he doesn’t run mad (Kolomental).
DJ Spinall is one of African’s most consistent acts, over the years, he has given us some of the best songs by a DJ, and out of his arsenal, is Palazzo. So, update your playlist with this new masterpiece.
44. Omah Lay – Woman
The port Harcourt-born act Omah Lay has gone back to the basis as he gives us that nostalgic Omah Lay, fans love tagged “Woman“
Ladipoe is back again, the rap genius is here with a song titled “Big Energy”. The song is really about lovers of rap songs.
Crayon features Sarz as the official producer of the single while it was mixed and mastered by his co-signee Johnny Drille
Burna Boy titles this single “Common Person” off his current debut album “Love Damini” and he talks about the life and behavior of every common person with his or her own problem and source of happiness.
The beat sounding quite similar to his collaboration with Justin Bieber, this particular song is talking about the artiste asking his girl to show him what else he needs to do to portray his love. This song is off his Boy Alone album.
The song which talks about love and sacrifices sees the 3 artists jump on a mild beat. From their delivery to the tone of the song, the 3 of them did a marvelous job on this song
A song that make use deep rooted Yoruba idioms and expression to drive home a resounding message about the beauty of children, money and other issues of life. With their unique voice, Wande Coal and BNXN compliment each other a lot in this song.
Like the old and ever juicy Wande Coal, this song brings nostalgic feeling about how good Wande Coal is. From the first line till the mic drop, it is all a feeling of bliss. A love song that talks largely on commitment,
36. Fireboy DML – Glory
Fireboy DML releases the single “Glory” telling his story so far in the industry and where he is now, with a hustler’s mentality of view of never giving up and always pushing hard.
The song is not the regular love song, it is filled with all the sunshine and vibes a good song requires to blossom. Also, from the instrumental to the delivery by both artiste, this is a hit in waiting
34. Joeboy – Contour
Contour reunites the singer with Tempoe, the producer of Joeboy’s runaway hit “Sip (Alcohol)” A bluesy guitar melody drives the meditative track, building tension for what Joeboy, paradoxically, calls a “feel good heartbreak song.” Just like the heart-wrenching ending to a complicated relationship, listeners will have a tough time getting “Contour” out of their heads.“
We Outside by Olamide is a top notch song
32. Psquare – Jaiye
The duo has finally decided to bless their fans with a new song “Jaiye” and its actually worth the wait
A slow mild hip hop track see MI calls names of several Nigerian artistes and in the process he spilled some deep lyrical flows to stamp his authority. This song is where MI Abaga calls himself the best African rapper by telling everyone he has been on top of the rap game for more than 2 decades. From the flows, to the delivery, one can only agree that M.I is a genius.
It’s something different from Adekunle Gold and it’s lovely;
This slow beat song is a love song with Mr. Eazi making promises to his lover. The lyrics sound so personal and it is coming from a place of personal conviction. This is a song that you will easily fall in love with
Bandana is one of the best song you should have on your playlist
The song sees Olamide sing the hook with his flavored Yoruba language while Nas and M.I bless the beat with some core and hard rap lines. This is a song for every lover of hip hop, it is a rap song in its purest form.
Electricity features Davido and it’s worth being on your playlist;
Talented singer and producer Tekno returns to the music scene with a new number tagged “After Party”
22. Mohbad – Peace
This Rexxie produced song would be easily relatable to the average Nigerian. Grab your headset, your dancing shoes and add this hit to your playlist.
Ayra Starr team up with 2 new producers Henri Velasco & Andre Vibez for the song Rush
Two of the leadiing new generation artiste, Bella Shmurda and Omah Lay team up together to drop this song that is full of energy and slangs
Produced by the talented Jae5, Blaqbonez talks about his escapades while he was in the university and also in his neighborhood around Lagos and beyond. A song that reeks of perfect delivery, excellent punchlines and melodious chorus. This is a song to get you going on a cold Friday night
In a song that sounds like an Afrofusion and reggae, Joeboy reveals another side of him and this one is definitely a new version. What the singer did on this song is his versatility to fit into any kind of sound and it is definitely pleasing to the ears.
emPawa Africa Limited signed female singer and writer, FAVE serves a brand new tune she titled Scatta Scatta, produced by Damie
Loaded is an amapiano sound and Tiwa Savage and Asake delivered
15. Wizkid – Balance
From the first line to the last, Wizkid is showing some ingenuity and proving himself as a musician of global appeal. He did excellently, as expected. Listen below
14. BNXN – Omo Elewa
BNXN prove his versatility and added the neccesary juice to the song, the production level is good and the melody is also top notch.
A sof percussion beat with layers of goodness and lyrical genius, WO WO is a song that is very sweet and endearing to the soul. BNXN as we know came out with his A game and Blaqbonez spit some heavy bars.
Small Doctor or Omo Iya Teacher as he is fondly called has employed the artistic gift of Bella Shmurda to deliver this soothing and melodious song for the street. Started with an alluring beat and the street inclined voice of Bella Shmurda, this song is the necessary intro for street carnivals.
The song is a proper Amapiano song and as we know Mayorkun versatility is unmatched so he was able to deliver on this beat effectively and efficiently. The flow is very easy to relate, the song is talking about the necessity of money, the rhythm and rhymes would make anyone dance and feel like a big man with a fat account balance. Mayorkun is that guy!
This is a song that oozes of alluring lyrics and dope hook, it further proves Zinoleesky talent as a songwriter. With the South African amapiano sound banging, the singer talks about life and its complexity.
The song is a mixture of street slang, lewdness, and love. From the composition to the studio mixing and mastery, this is a good song to listen to. It also makes use of good piano sounds to add to the wonderful lyrics.
The Amapiano beat sees Hotkid spit some great street lingua into the song while Poco Lee gives some underground voice to give the song the necessary vibes. Otilo is a street slang used to describe a loss and the combination of Pocolee and Hotkid on this track makes it wholesome
Produced by the talented Jae5, Blaqbonez talks about his escapades while he was in the university and also in his neighborhood around Lagos and beyond. A song that reeks of perfect delivery, excellent punchlines and melodious chorus. This is a song to get you going on a cold Friday night.
Oxlade features Camila Cabelo in the remix of his hit single Ku Lo Sa. Camila Cabelo brought a breath of fresh air to the song, her sweet voice gives the song every necessary ingredients a good song should have.
With a soft percussion and a backup whose voice reverberates with so many ectasy, Runtown preaches enjoyment on new song Ofe Pami. One of the song off his album Signs, the song Ofe Pami is one of Runtown’s endless creativity and the album as a whole is a breath of fresh air.
The song features all the top music stars in the big music label; Don Jazzy, Ayra Starr, Johnny Drille, Crayon, Magixx, Boy Spyce, Rema, and the record Dj, DJ Big N.
Johnny Drille delivered top vocals and one of the best smashing hit of 2022
Ruger enlisted his hit-making producer friend Kukbeats on this new masterpiece. Ruger reestablishes his truth of being the best among his peers.
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