Naija Playlist 2020

Anyone who has followed Nigerian music over the years can acknowledge it has come a long way. Once there was a time I didn’t fancy much of the jams our artists put out. I would label them as too loud or too fast, with inordinately shitty lyrics. But times have changed. I guess the current crop of artists has discovered how to skilfully infuse creative melodies on the AfroBeats base; resulting in music that is appealing to the young and old generation alike.

AfroBeats have crossed our Nigerian borders and gained recognition across Africa and the world at large. In this note, I compiled some of my favourite jams of 2020.

PS: Not all songs on the list were released this year, I just thought I’ll add them on here as a nod to their brilliance.

  1. Chorister (feat. Moelogo) – Alpha Ojini
  2. Ride Or Die – Basketmouth ft Waje & Ladipoe
  3. Again – Wande Coal
  4. Pressure (feat. Dice Ailes) – DJ Spinall
  5. Okay – Adekunle Gold
  6. Maria (feat. Falz) – Victony
  7. Fvck You – Kiss Daniel
  8. Infinity (feat. Omah Lay) – Olamide
  9. Pami (feat. Wizkid, Adekunle Gold & Omah Lay) – DJ Tunez
  10. Spell (feat. Wande Coal) – Fireboy DML
  11. Fem – Davido
  12. Pim Pim (feat. Olamide) – Dice Ailes
  13. D&G (ft. Summer Walker) – Davido
  14. Bobo – Kcee
  15. P.O.Y. (feat. Ycee & Ms Banks) – DJ Cuppy
  16. Bembe – DJ Neptune Ft. Runda
  17. Trobul (ft. WurlD) – Sarz
  18. Attention – Tiwa Savage
  19. Damages – Tems
  20. Ego (feat. WurlD) – Sarz
  21. Forever (feat. M.I Abaga) – Chike
  22. No Fit Vex – Burna Boy
  23. Comma – Burna Boy
  24. 23 – Burna Boy
  25. 20 10 20 – Burna Boy
  26. Peace of Mind – Rema
  27. Ginger (feat. Burna Boy) – Wizkid
  28. Tonight (feat. Wizkid) – R2bees
  29. Something Fishy – Davido
  30. Away – Oxlade
  31. No Longer Beneficial – Simi
  32. O2 – Oxlade
  33. Pepper Soup – Basketmouth ft. Duncan Mighty x Ice Prince
  34. Gbo Gan Gbom – Flavour, Phyno & Zoro

Here’s the link on Apple Music. Enjoy 🙂