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The Best Nigerian Songs Right Now
Featuring new Nigerian music from Burna Boy, Davido x Latto, Olamide, Tekno and many more.
Every month, Nigerian music artists release new songs in hopes of momentarily owning the hearts and ears of current and new fans amidst a barrage of new Nigerian releases.
Here’s a list of the latest songs from Nigeria this month for your viewing and listening pleasure.
Burna Boy "City Boys"
Burna Boy has unveiled his seventh studio album, I Told Them..., following a string of successful singles including "Big 7." The album is already making waves just days after its release, and one standout track, "City Boys," which had been teased prior to the album's drop, has surpassed "Big 7." It now holds the record as the solo song by an African artist with the most significant first-day streams on Spotify. "City Boys" features Burna Boy's trademark melodies set against a hard-hitting production.
Davido "Unavailable" Remix ft. Latto
Davido has teamed up with multi-platinum Grammy nominated rapper Latto for the official remix of his chart-topping hit, "Unavailable." This marks the second installment of a series of remixes for Davido's massive hit single, "Unavailable." The original version of the song, released earlier this year, has dominated global charts and playlists, amassing over 60 million streams worldwide as the lead track from Davido's critically acclaimed album, Timeless, which has garnered over 1.1 billion streams worldwide and continues to grow.
In "Jinja," Olamide delivers his signature style with a lyrical edge, not just in his bars but also in his delivery. Each line flows with a sense of alcohol-induced revelry, immersing the listener in the song's message. The track comes to life through the production of his frequent creative collaborator, Eskeez.
Tekno's latest track offers a glimpse of what's in store for his eagerly awaiting audience on his upcoming album, The More The Matter, scheduled for release on the 1st of September. In "Pocket," Tekno explores the profound impact of money on our spirits, reminding us that financial stability often brings vitality and energy.
Reminisce "Why?" ft. Oxlade
Nigerian rapper Reminisce collaborates with Oxlade on his new single, "Why?" Over the years, Reminisce has displayed versatility in his artistry, carving a niche in Nigerian hip-hop while also collaborating across genres and generations. "Why?" features Oxlade's soulful vocals alongside Reminisce's braggadocious flow. The track's hypnotic notes from the reigning oja flute draw listeners in.
Falz "Ndi Ike" ft. Flavour, ODUMODUBLVCK
In "Ndi Ike," Igbo culture takes center stage as Falz, Flavour, and OdumoduBlvck celebrate their skill and dominance with chest-thumping lyrics and infectious vibes. Flavour and OdumoduBlvck add their energy to create a fitting tribute to the sounds inspired by Igboland.
Rising superstar Jeriq from Nigeria's southeast continues to make a mark with his vivid tales of hood realities, accompanied by impressionist music. "11:11" showcases his growth with lucid bars, as he emphasizes his focus on endeavors that elevate him.
Patoranking expands his catalog this year with the upbeat Afro-House-infused single "Higher." The track kicks off with a bass-heavy drum pattern and melodious strings, maintaining a joyful and appreciative tone as Patoranking thanks God for protection, with choir chants in the background.
Bad Boy Timz "Lotto"
Bad Boy Timz's latest single samples an iconic poem-meets-monologue by Nollywood character Paw Paw, creating a comical yet heartfelt story of love. Bad Boy Timz compares the joy his love interest brings to winning a lottery.
Kaestyle & Leriq - 21 (Official Video)
KaeStyle and the Grammy-winning producer Leriq released a collaborative project titled "ASYLUM”. Leriq, an esteemed producer seamlessly melds his unique production with KaeStyle's compelling vocals and street-smart lyrical skills. Together, Leriq and KaeStyle harness their exceptional talents as both producers and songwriters to deliver an enthralling blend of Afrobeats and R&B. "ASYLUM" delves into themes encompassing love, passion, perseverance, and the myriad aspects of life.
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