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Entertainment of Thursday, 30 December 2021


Nigeria’s biggest songs of the year

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The year 2021 has been an eventful year for several artistes in the country, however, a few songs made impacts across the world.

Taking a look at the hard work of the artistes including rising stars, below is a list of singers and their records that made it way into the biggest music for the year with songs featuring Wizkid x Tems, Joeboy, Ruger, Burna Boy, Rema, Adekunle Gold, Ayra Starr, Mr Eazi and many more.

Wizkid 'Essence' ft. Tems

This song took the world by storm as it became a major hit around the globe.

'Essense' part of Wizkid's Made in Lagos 2020 album made its way to the U.S Apple Music Top 50 chart. The song featured female singer Tems.

The song had several international celebrities jamming to the record. Some of them include, Kelvin Herts, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner among others.

In an article published by, the list below also hit the airwave globally.

Olamide 'Rock'

Olamide shared "Rock," a mellow and flirtatious little number, as the lead single from his new 10-track album, UY Scuti, titled after one of the largest known red stars. "Rock" is a smooth jam you'll have repeating over and over again. "The song is saying my lady doesn't have to do too much to impress me — I love you already," Olamide mentions.

Ruger 'Bounce'

With his pink hair and eye-patch Ruger has become one of the new breakout artists coming out of the highly-competitive and saturated Nigerian music scene in 2021. "Bounce," the highlight from his Pandemic EP, has been rising in the Nigerian charts and, with just one listen, it's easy to tell why this sugary and addictive track is a hit. "Bounce" actually peaked at number one last week on Nigeria's Apple Music charts.

Adekunle Gold 'It Is What It Is'

Adekunle Gold dropped the single and music video for "It Is What It Is," a song about acceptance and remaining calm and centered in the face of life's adversities. "The truth about freedom is it is only found in clarity of self," Adekunle mentions. "I believe this song is about letting yourself be free from every other voice but the one guiding you internally." Keep your peace people.

Ayra Starr 'Away'

New Mavin Records signee Ayra Starr came fresh out of the gate and got people talking with "Away," the lead single from the 19-year-old's self-titled debut EP. Born in Benin and raised between Cotonou and Lagos, Nigeria, Starr's sound allows her versatility and distinctive styles to take center stage. The introductory "Away" is a pulsating, hip-grinding track that re-explores what typically makes up a break-up song.

Joeboy 'Focus'

Afropop star Joeboy dropped his long-awaited debut album Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic in February. The 14-track project is the official follow-up to the young artist's debut Love & Light EP which dropped in 2019. While no additional artists feature on the album, it is nonetheless an impressive body of work with several bangers to have stuck on repeat.

Burna Boy 'Kilometre'

Burna Boy came through with the brand new single, "Kilometre." The Chopstix-produced song sees the superstar singing about the distance he's traveled, literally and figuratively, to reach his current level as one of the top African artists in the world. "Kilometre" is an energetic track built on a repetitive refrain that will get stuck in people's heads and soundtrack many a dance floor to come.

Rema 'Bounce'

Rema shared the eye-grabbing new music video and single "Bounce." In the new clip, the Mavin Records star takes us to a place that can only best described as Mad Max-meets-Burning Man as he celebrates, well, "booty bounce." It's a wild post-apocalyptic affair that matches the fast-paced freneticism of the single and its Don Jazzy-produced beat. Jazzy also appears in the video.