The 2019 calendar has almost ended and as in many aspects of business and entertainment in Nigeria, there are winners as well as losers. Musicians in Nigeria has stepped up their game and we saw a lot of hit songs this year.
In this article, we shall be revealing a verified list of the most popular Nigerian songs of 2019. In this list, we discovered that the new generation musicians are now taking over while some older musicians are stepping up their game seriously.
Without wasting more of your time, let’s get down to the discussion of the day and find out a list of these outstanding Nigerian hit songs of the year 2019.
1) On the low (Burnaboy)
On the low by Burna boy is ranked as the most popular Nigerian sing of 2019. The song titled “On The Low” is a nice mid-tempo love song with a fusion of Afrobeat and very subtle dancehall influences.
The song is currently one of the most streamed songs of 2019 on Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Boomplay and much other music streaming platforms from around the world.
2) Gbona (Burnaboy)
Gbona is another top song which was released by Nigerian singer and songwriter – Burna boy. “GBONA” is a Yoruba word and when translated to English, it means hot. Burna Boy uses this song to tell how much heat he brings to people when they enjoy and dance to his songs.
You can watch the official music video of this song below.
3) Dangote (Burnaboy)
The song “Dangote” was one of the most popular Nigerian songs in 2019 and Burna Boy used the song to talk about hustle, youth unemployment, day-to-day challenges and the incessant pursuit for money by Nigerian youths.
The song was produced and mixed by Kel-P and Burna used the continuous business-oriented strive of Africa’s richest man – Aliko Dangote to explain to lazy youths the need for continuous hustle and struggle since the richest man in the country is also very hardworking despite his riches.
4) Anybody (Burnaboy)
The song “Anybody” was released by Burna Boy sometime in June this year and it is part of his “African Giant” album. Since its release, the song has grown to become an anthem on the streets of Nigeria, but not only booming in the country, it is also doing well globally.
Anybody is one of the most popular Nigerian songs of 2019 and a deep look into the song shows how Burna boy did Afrobeats at its best. The production and instrumental of this song are great and its no surprise that the song became widely known in Nigeria and across the world.
5) Killin Dem (Burnaboy ft Zlatan Ibile)
Killin Dem is one of the collaborations between Burna Boy and Zlatan Ibile nobody expected but it happened and the song was and still is an outstanding Nigeria hit song. This son was one of the most popular Nigerian songs and it was one of the most enjoyed Naija dance songs of 2019.
6) Baby (Joeboy)
Joeboy was one of the new music acts who cam into the limelight in 2019. The song titled “baby” was Joeboy’s debut song in the Nigerian music scene and this song was produced and mixed by Dera.
The single “Baby” was sponsored by Mr Eazi’s Empawa music platform. Empawa is an initiative created by Mr Eazi with the mission of helping new artists reach their full potential musically by equipping them with the knowledge and funding to do so.
7) Dumebi (Rema)
Rema’s debut single under Jonzing records which is a subsidiary of Mavins records which he titled “Dumebi” was also one of the most popular and accepted Nigerian songs in Nigeria and across the globe.
Dumebi was one of the most played songs across most music streaming apps and websites and the good thing about the song is that anybody and everybody can vibe to it.
The song tells a story about a young boy who loves a girl that doesn’t love him back after professing his love for her but she seems not interested in him.
8) Brown Skin Girl (Beyonce ft WizKid, Saint Jhn & Blue Ivy Carter)
The song titled “Brown Skin Girl” is another collabo between WizKid and Beyonce no one ever expected. This song was part of Beyonce’s recently released album titled “Lion King – The Gift“.
The song featured Nigerian music act – WizKid, American singer Beyoncé, Guyanese singer Saint Jhn and Blue Ivy Carter. “Brown Skin Girl” got so much attention in Nigeria because of the presence of WizKid un the song and many believed he killed his part in it.
9) Blow My Mind (Davido ft Chris Brown)
The song titled “Blow My Mind” was also one of the most popular Nigerian songs of 2019. In this song, Nigerian music act – Davido featured American musician Chris Brown and they bot created a good song which was widely accepted by Nigerian and foreigners alike.
10) One Ticket (Davido ft Kiss Daniel)
One Ticket is a song released in November 2018 and it contains a realistic and emotional message which had lead some people to overcome their inferiority in their relationships.
On this track, Fly Boi INC boss – Kiss Daniel featured Davido and they both created a banging tune that was still one of the top songs in the country after one year of its release.
- Jealous (Fireboy DML)
- RiConfirm sky (Davido ft Popcaan)
- Soapy (Naira Marley)
- Am I A Yahoo Boy (Naira Marley ft Zlatan)
- Nobody Fine Pass You (T Classic)
- Oyi (2Baba ft Hi Idibia)
- Opotoyi (Naira Marley)
- Azaman (Slimcase ft 2Baba, Peruzzi, DJ Neptune & Larry Gaaga)
- Uyo Meyo (Teni)
- Low (Larry Gaaga ft. Wizkid)
- Madu (Kiss Daniel)
- Confirm (Patoranking ft. Davido)
- Balance (Timaya)
- I Cannot Kill Myself (Timaya)
Did we miss any song? Please let us know via the comment section below. Thanks.