When it comes to good music, vibes and enjoyment, Nigerians are unmatched. Like white rice and stew, when it comes to Nigeria and good music, you can’t think of one without the other.
With classic albums like “Mushin 2 Mohits,” “Superstar” and the Grammy award-winning “Twice as tall,” Nigerian artistes have not failed to bless our ears with beautiful body of works to last us the whole year and even beyond.
We cannot get enough of our Nigerian songs, from Afrobeat to Afropop, fuji, etc.
Now, Nigerian songs are fast dominating the whole world, which is why the entertainment industry is growing faster than the economy sector.
While numerous music albums are being released frequently, only a few stand out. Although every music album that has been released this year so far has been a blast, alas, we will only look at the ones that stood out.
The Top 10 music Albums In Nigeria
Mr. Money With The Vibe – Asake
Ahmed Ololade, also known as Asake, aka Mr Money, is a Nigerian artiste, songwriter and performer. Asake is one artiste we never saw coming. Although he has been in the industry for quite some time, it wasn’t until his song Omo-ope featuring Olamide came out, giving him his needed breakthrough.
The fast-rising artiste has since then been giving us nonstop music. But hey, I’m not complaining.
His album, released on September 8 2022, incorporated a combination of Afrobeat, afro classic and an element of fuji in it. It has amazing songs like Joha, Organize, Dull, Terminator, Sungba remix featuring the African giant (Burna boy). Our feet haven’t stopped moving since its release.
This album topped the Nigerian music chart for weeks!
His album wasn’t only a huge success in Nigeria but all over the world, topping charts since its release and hasn’t stopped.
The use of beautiful language in the album gives it a rich blend of culture. Asake got everybody singing his songs perfectly, and I’m sure his next album will make everyone fluent in Yoruba.
So if you are in the mood to dance and sing or simply cruise around, this album is a top pick.
Playboy – Fireboy DML
Adedamola Adefohalan, popularly known as Fireboy DML, has been on our radar for a long time, from his past hits like “Scatter,” “Vibrations,” and “Jealous,” e.t.c. Fireboy has been giving us the music we need and hasn’t stopped releasing awesome music.
It is known that Fireboy never throws and misses, especially with his new music album, Playboy, which was released on August 5 2022, was very magical.
As the title of his music album implies, the Playboy came to play with our hearts,and has been playing with it since the release of his album.
The singer got us singing and dancing, from Playboy to Ashawo, to Peru featuring Ed Sheeran, an English singer, to Diana featuring Chris Brown and Shenseea (this song is my favourite). After giving us these amazing collaborations, Fireboy blew our minds with Bandana feat Asake, his label mate.
His album was a smash hit, within and outside the world. This music album is surely a no-skip. Fireboy went all out on this album, kudos to him.
Love, Damini – Burna Boy
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy (African Giant) is a singer, songwriter and record producer.
Our Grammy award winning artiste certainly deserve to be on the list with his new music album (LOVE, DAMINI) which was released on July 8th 2022
The talented singer showed us another side of him on this album, from the melody, lyrics, to self development. Burna Boy showcased his emotions in this album.
Since the release of this masterpiece, life hasn’t been the same. Everything seems brighter now. The album consists of songs like Last Last, It’s Plenty, Cloak and Dagger featuring JHus, For my hand featuring Ed Sheeran and many awesome songs.
The music album has been breaking numerous records over its release, and also got nominated for the 2023 Grammys Awards. Congratulations to Burna Boy, and we hope he wins.
Catch Me If You Can – Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known as Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian highlife singer and songwriter. He released his new music album titled (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN) on February 4th 2022, which consists of a lot of songs and features talented artistes such as, Davido, Lucky Daye,Ty Dolla $ign etc.
From the energetic song, High featuring the Davido, to Mercy, Born again, Sinner and many more, Adekunle gold got us wanting for more. His new music album is addictive.
Boy Alone – Omah Lay
Stanley Omah, also known as Omah Lay, is a Nigerian singer,and performer. He released his anticipated music album on the 15th of July 2022, which includes songs like Woman, Soso, Understand, Attention, Boy alone and many more songs, making it 14 tracks.
With guest appearances from international artistes such as, Justin Bieber and Tay Iwar, it added to the album’s uniqueness. Omah Lay poured all his emotions in this album, and we are here for all of it.
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Rave and Roses – Rema
Divine Ikubor, also known as Rema, is a Nigerian Afrobeat singer, the young artiste has been blooming since the release of his first song Dumebi, and has continued to release more hit songs. Rema blessed us with his debut album on the 25th of march 2022 titled (RAVE AND ROSES).
The sensual vibe in the album was not so hard to miss, but it was incorporated so well, and well blended in with Afrobeat.
The album was filled with amazing songs like Calm down, Dirty, Hold me, Time and Affection and lots more, making the album worth listening to. International artists like 6lack, Chris brown, Aj Tracey, etc also appeared on the album.
The album has been on repeat since its release.
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BAHD – Falz
Folarin Falana, also known as, Falz, is a well known talented Nigeria artiste, afropop and hip-hop singer.
On the 9th of June 2022 Falz released his 6th studio album titled (BAHD). Normally Falz is a phenomenal artiste, and he did a great work on this album
The Nigerian singer and rapper, was outstanding with this album,giving us overflowing music like, Another Me, All night,Beautiful Sunflower featuring Tiwa Savage, Knee Down featuring Chike e.t.c. The album was filled with great artistes such as BNXN, L.A.X and so on.
Really a wonderful piece and expressive music album from Falz.
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To Be Honest – Simi
Simisola Bolatito Kosoko, also known as Simi, is a popular, talented Nigerian singer with a melodious voice. She released her debut music album on the 3rd of June 2022, titled (TO BE HONEST), showcasing her powerhouse vocals. It is amazing and a must-listen.
The album was filled with interesting songs like Nobody, Temper, Loyal featuring Fave, Balance featuring Adekunle Gold.
The album was definitely not lacking in the vocal areas, because Simi slayed on her new album.
More Love Less Ego (MLLE) – Wizkid
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. The artist has been in the industry for a long time now, from classic songs like Holla at your boy, Don’t dull, Ojuelegba and so on, making him one of the giants in the music industry.
His new music album, released on the 11th of November 2022, was the most anticipated one from fans and non-fans. And surely Wizkid didn’t disappoint with his new album, which incorporated Afrobeat, Ampaino and other beats.
His music album consists of 13 tracks, some of which are Bad To Me, Money and Love, Sugar featuring Aura Starr, Everyday etc. The album is a cool, calm, vibe worthy album
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Outlaw – Victony
This music album was released on the 6th of May 2022 by the popular Nigerian singer, Anthony Ebuka Victor, also known as Victony.
Victony has been a fast-rising music industry star since his feature on Mayorkun’s hit song, Holy Father.
Following his survival from a ghastly motor accident, Victony bounced back with full force, giving him the greatest comeback with his album, which include songs like Apollo, All power, Soweto, Joleno, etc.
This album got everybody twerking and grooving to it, absolutely a worthwhile album.
Every Nigerian artiste on the list and ones not there have made this year entertaining for everyone. All the albums released this year have been nothing but bliss.
As we wind up to the end of his year, this writer would like you to share your favourite music album, and why you like it. the very best in life.
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Fiyinfoluwa Adeite is a multi-talented individual who is eager to learn, develop and find thriving communities to contribute meaningfully to. She’s currently an undergraduate, but very interested in acquiring relevant skills to give me an edge once I’m out of the University.
When I’m not making a cuisine, I’m writing. I’m at the early stages of my writing career, and I would relish any opportunity that can help me hone the skill.
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