Those who work so hard at their art in 2021 should be praised. It’s pretty safe to say that most of the musicians did a good job on all of their projects and singles.
Energy spread quickly, and we could all feel it. Also, there were a lot of people who worked together, and Nigerians are grateful for that, even though they had a lot of problems this year (Pandemic inclusive).
However, not every song was a hit. Our list of the top most popular songs in Nigeria in 2021 is very detailed. We took into account songs and music videos that came out in late December, 2020, and through the end of November of 2021 to come up with it.
Here are the Biggest Naija Songs Of 2021/2022.
“Somebody’s Son” by Tiwa Savage with Brandy.
To make the video for her most anticipated song of the year, “Water and Garri,” Tiwatope Savage hired the help of American singer and songwriter, Brandy. She used her help to make the video for “Water and Garri.”
In the last few months of 2021, a music video had 15 million views. The video came out on October 12, 2021, and quickly became a viral sensation. In its first week on YouTube, the video for the official single ladies’ anthem of the year had more than 6 million people watch it.
From 2020 and 2021 to 2022, it was the most popular song. How cool is that? Essence is still the best song from Big Wiz. There can’t be too much emphasis on how well this single from Wizkid’s fourth studio album, Made In Lagos, has done in the music world. Wizkid teamed up with Tems, a rising star in Afrobeat and Alte-pop, to make this song. It was a hit.
Essence is a love song that talks about being happy, loving, and being a good person.
In the history of music, “Essence” is the first Nigerian song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard Global 200, two major music charts. It was nominated for Best Global Music Performance at the 64th Grammy Awards. It also helped Wizkid win a lot of awards and recognition in 2021.
A song by the one and only philosophical rapper, Ladipoe, with the help of Buju on it. It’s a song that makes you feel good, and it talks about good vibes and positive vibes. It’s about being your own cheerleader instead of waiting for the world to cheer you on, like you would if someone else did.
Feelings made the top of the charts in countries like Belgium, Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Nigeria, Poland, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and a lot more.
“Peru” by Fireboy DML
It was Fireboy DML’s song, “Peru,” that took the world by storm. The song was made by Shizzi and was signed to YBNL.
When the singer, Adedamola Adefolahan, comes out with his third album in August 2020, he’ll be back with a new hit song.
Peru started getting a lot of attention on social media when fans of Fireboy started dumping on its challenge. Then, just like that, it spread all over the world. “I’m in San Fransisco Jamming” is one of the most controversial parts of the song. A lot of people thought it meant “I’m in San Fransisco Germany.” When Peru came out on the Afrobeats UK chart, it was the number one song.
In the first half of 2021, “Bounce” became an official anthem for the United States. Ruger, one of Nigeria’s newest and best artists, has made a song that is very popular. A music video for it has almost 22 million views on Youtube.
When you watch the Bounce video, it makes you feel good, no matter how tired you are. At that point, the song had reached a new level. It was number one on the Apple Music top 100 Chart in Nigeria.