By Khisa CJ
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2021 has been a year that we saw a issue of top projects dropped by versatile nigerian musicians – from EPs, albums and singles. This class, the Naija Music industry besides welcomed a number of fresh faces and they have all done pretty well. Thousands of records released and hundreds of hit songs but we ‘d narrow this tilt down to 10. Continue below : –
10. Omah Lay – Understand
Omah Lay is now a family name in the Naija music industry thanks to two successful EP ‘ Get Layd ’ and ‘ What Have We Done ’ all released in 2020. He is one of those artistes that has no bad songs and has a total of hit songs even identical well known artistes who have been in the plot for over a decade have not reached. His 2021 offering ‘Understand ‘ became an blink of an eye hit with the video released in July amassing over 20 million views .
9. Fireboy DML – Peru
Released in July, Fireboy ‘s Peru set the record for being the first record from a nigerian artist to rank # 1 on Afrobeats UK chart for four weeks in a row. Peru was produced by license hitmaker, Shizzi .
8. Lojay & Sarz – Monalisa
‘ Monalisa ’ is a single taken off the Lojay and Sarz collaborative EP ‘ LV N ATTN. The record is a heavy Amapiano influenced criminal record and at a time when the nigerian music picture opened its doors to the Amapiano legal, this record came in handy and was a smash hit tune .
7. Ruger – Bounce
Ruger is another new expression in the Naija music diligence that has performed good since his official presentation by Jonzing World earlier this class .
One of his stand-out singles is ‘ Bounce ’ off his introduction EP ‘ Pandemic ’ that has performed well on multiple digital music platforms including YouTube where it has amassed over 15 million views, a major milestone for a new artist .
6. Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan
It is not therefore much that a fresh artist enjoys blink of an eye success after introduction. Ayra Starr ’ s wax in the Naija Music industry has been phenomenal. ace records introduced her in January 2021 and a few months former she has already scored hit records .
‘ Bloody Samaritan ’ is the lead single off her debut album ’ 19 & Dangerous ’. It peaked at # 1 on Nigeria ’ s turntable 50, making Ayra Starr the first female artist in the history of the graph to reach total one with a solo birdcall.
It besides peaked at number 15 on the Afrobeats Singles Chart in the UK .
5. Tiwa Savage ft Brandy – Somebody’s Son
The all-time nigerian singles anthem, Tiwa Savage last gave all the one people all over the populace a relatable phonograph record. For this one, she featured multiple award-winning american singer, Brandy. The television released in October already has 9 million-plus views .
4. Joeboy – Sip (Alcohol)
Although it was released in the last quarter of 2021, ‘ Sip ( Alcohol ) ’ is a single that cursorily gained popularity to the extent of being labelled one of the year ’ s biggest afrobeats singles .
It amassed over 50 million streams within a calendar month of its premiere, peaked # 1 on Billboard ’ sulfur LyricFind Global chart, # 2 on Genius ’ trending chart and # 3 on Shazam ’ second Global Top 200 .
3. Ladipoe ft Buju – Feeling
2021 has been a beneficial class for Ladipoe, having won a Headies award and getting a introduction nomination for the BET Hip Hop Awards. One of the singles that the singer can be proud of this class is ‘ Feeling ’ in which he teamed up with the talented Buju. The criminal record became an instant hit tune and besides retained the # 1 military position on the Apple Music Naija 100 chart for respective weeks .
2. CKay – Love Nwantiti
CKay originally released this single in 2019, a record off the ‘ Ckay The First ’ EP. But after a number of remixes most of which were released in 2021, the individual ’ second popularity spiked, peaking at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and numeral one on the UK Indie Singles Chart. Love Nwantiti was besides certified platinum in France after selling 200k units in France .
1. Wizkid feat Tems – Essence
Taken off the ‘ Made In Lagos ’ album, ‘ Essence ’ featuring Tems is now a ball-shaped hit that broke and set numerous records in 2021, one of them being the first nigerian birdcall in history to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200. The remix features multiple award-winning singer, Justin Bieber, a record he terms the song of the summer .
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