The Nigerian music scene has produced plenty of records that have put us into a blissful state, where we felt wonderful and loved. We enjoyed these records with enthusiasm and we still want more in a place where we gathered together and danced through the spectrum of these moments, wishing they lasted forever and never collapsed.
This page contains the records that have raised the bar for us in 2021. They've been meticulously arranged in no particular order but were chosen for the reasons of influence they've curated and how fans connected with them. Moreover, the majority of them have remained on the music charts and allowed us to rock the good times.
JOEBOY – AlCOHOL:
"Sip (Alcohol),” is joeboy's latest hit in 2021; a beautiful merger of Nigerian afrobeat and South African piano. It is one of those records that everyone found solace in and was strongly connected. Alcohol is like a place where Joeboy finds his peace of mind accompanied with rounds of sipping the liquor, he kept requesting more consistently as he also began influencing his fans to take some alcohol particularly. Although, he advised them against the intake of alcoholics and the song continued creating more impact.
Nevertheless, Sip (Alcohol)” has already earned more than 10 million streams on Spotify in less than three months and 25 million views on Youtube.
AYRA STARR - BLOODY SAMARITAN:
After a brief pause, Ayra Starr uses this record to open his music profile in the year 2021. Bloody Samaritan is a lovely song with a catchy rhythm and vocals. Also, this tune is the lead single from her recently dropped studio album "19 & Dangerous."
Additionally, the trending hit is an inspirational Afropop song about pursuing one's dreams despite critics and other people's negative attitudes.
Moreover, "Bloody Samaritan" by Ayra Starr reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first female solo artist to do so. The Mavin act's single had a radio audience of 55.5 million (up 15.2%), a television audience of 9.14 million (up 24.3%), and 1.91 million equivalent streams (up 1.1 percent ). It is also the most popular radio station in Nigeria, as well as the second most popular streaming service and the fifth most popular television station.
LOJAY - MONALISA:
“MONALISA“, is a banging tune by fastest-rising music acts Lojay, off his LV n ATTN EP. The song is quite a vibe that charted in the Top 20 of the UK Afrobeats Charts, #2 on the Apple Music Chart (Nigeria), received substantial radio play, reaching #9 on the Nigerian Radio Charts, and sparked plenty of TikTok dance challenges.
However, Lojay in his words said, "Monalisa was one of the EP's biggest surprises for me. That's amazing to think it almost didn't make it onto the album and is now one of the most popular songs in the country. "Wow, that's some incredible grace right there.
TIWA SAVAGE - SOMEBODY SON:
"Somebody's Son" performed by Tiwa Savage featuring Brandy, an American singer/songwriter, who made this song to be a successful one. They dropped this song this year, 2021 from her new project EP named "Water And Garri".
Consequently, Tiwa describes the five-track EP as her "most spiritual musical trip to date." The album fuses her distinct Nigerian sound with soulful R&B, bringing the two musical worlds together in her characteristic sincere approach.
ADEKUNLE GOLD - HIGH:
‘High' by Adekunle Gold, the ever-popular Afropop sensation, has teamed up with fellow Nigerian worldwide superstar Davido and is likely to be one of the year's most thrilling and impactful duets. The song is one of a kind combination of addictive melodies and razor-sharp lyricism, also it is taken from his highly anticipated, forthcoming album. Additionally, Adekunle speak about the song, he said:
“I wanted to write a song about something that made you forget your worries. This came with ease as most things do when you are grateful for life and living it on a high.”