Naija Playlist 2021

2021 was a stellar year for Nigerian music with Afrobeats gaining more global recognition. Last year I compiled a list of my favorite Nigerian songs. So I thought I’ll do the same this year. For a number of artists, Buju and Tems in particular, 2021 was a breakout year. Also, many club bangers made it to my list this year:

  1. Running – LADIPOE & Fireboy DML
  2. Do Me Nice (feat. Buju) – Show Dem Camp
  3. Love Don’t Cost A Dime – Magixx
  4. Mood (feat. Buju) – Wizkid
  5. Sinner – Adekunle Gold & Lucky Daye
  6. Feeling – LADIPOE & Buju
  7. Bling (feat. Amaarae & Buju) – Blaqbonez
  8. Cold Outside (feat. Buju) – Timaya
  9. Understand – Omah Lay
  10. Bloody Samaritan – Ayra Starr
  11. Kilofese (feat. Mayorkun & Busiswa) – Zinoleesky
  12. Essence (feat. Justin Bieber & Tems) – Wizkid
  13. Peru – Fireboy DML
  14. Useless – Ruger
  15. Southy Love (feat. Fireboy DML) – Peruzzi
  16. Go Low – L.A.X
  17. Hallelu (feat. Bella Shmurda & Zlatan) – Masterkraft
  18. Monalisa – Lojay & Sarz
  19. High – Adekunle Gold & Davido
  20. KOLO (feat. Oxlade) – Ice Prince
  21. Sip (Alcohol) – Joeboy
  22. Only One – Peruzzi
  23. Forever (Remix) – Gyakie & Omah Lay
  24. Somebody’s Son (feat. Brandy) РTiwa Savage
  25. Dimension (feat. Skepta & Rema) – JAE5
  26. Levels – Flavour
  27. Kilometre – Burna Boy
  28. Medicine – Jaywillz
  29. Baby Riddim – Fave
  30. Holy Father – Mayorkun & Victony
  31. Crazy Tings – Tems

Here are the links on Apple Music and Spotify.