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The 10 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Davido, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Wande Coal and more.

Here are the Nigerian tracks we had on repeat in the month of September.

Follow our NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.


Davido 'FEM'

Davido returns with "FEM," the first song off his highly anticipated next album, A Better Time, expected to come out in October. The uplifting, yet threatening, song comes after a months long social media hiatus from the Nigerian superstar, during which he's been rumored to be working on his upcoming album. "FEM" is Davido's first official single of the year and seems to address those people that talk too much. "To the people talking about you because they don't understand your shine, they don't understand your grace," Davido wrote on Instagram, "they don't understand why they can never be what you are or have what you have... we say #FEM... Heard y'all missed me."

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Yemi Alade 'True Love'

Yemi Alade's new video for "True Love" is all shades of inventiveness, captivating cinematography, dazzling costumes, energetic choreography and a complementary mix of African cultures, from Lagos streetlife to Ghanaian kente dresses. This music video, directed by Nigerian music video director Paul Gambit, sees Yemi Alade, one of Nigeria's most vibrant performers, direct her stage performance energy into a delightful visual experience.

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Olamide 'Eru'

Nigerian heavyweight act Olamide returns with the new single "Eru," which will feature on this upcoming new album. The energetic and addictive new track was made. by 18-year-old Nigerian producer P-Priime and comes paired with a new msuic video directed by Clarence Peters. "Eru is something priceless, that money can't buy,"Olamide mentions of the song's Yoruba title, "like a rare gem, or ajewel. If I call myself Omo Eru, that means no one can buy me—I am priceless."

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Mr Eazi & Major Lazer feat. Nicki Minaj & K4mo 'Oh My Gawd'

Nigerian singer-songwriter Mr Eazi has teamed up with production trio Major Lazer for their collective new single "Oh My Gawd." The single only gets stronger with features, with Nicki Minaj and fellow Nigerian artist K4mo also lending their voices. Taking lyrical inspiration from Black Uhuru and Baby Charm and their legendary contributions to reggae and dancehall classic hits, "Oh My Gawd" acts as Mr Eazi's first single off of his highly anticipated EP Something Else. The song features production from Fred Again, Diplo and co-production courtesy of Alex Gibson, Toddla T and Siba.

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WizKid 'No Stress'

Wizkid dropped his latest single titled "No Stress." And just as the name suggests, the track is a smooth and mellow number that is sure to have you kicking your feet up with ease. The also track comes ahead of the Nigerian superstar's long-awaited album Made In Lagos. Trust us when we say this sneak preview of the project is fire.

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Wande Coal 'Realms' EP

Nigerian afropop phenomenon Wande Coal has come out with a new EP, five years after release his last big body of work, Wanted. The new EP, titled Realms, comes through producer Screwface's Starstruck Management, as well as indie heavyweight EMPIRE. Wande Coal, intimately know to fans as "Black Diamond" or "King Coal," assembled a flawless set perfectly showing off the range he has acquired as a vocalist and songwriter over the years.

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Ladipoe ft. Joeboy 'Yoruba Samurai'

Ladipoe and Joeboy, two of NIgeria's most buzzing, come together for the alluring new track 'Yoruba Samurai." You'll have this one spinning on repeat.

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Emiboy & Teni 'I Go Pay'

Emiboy and Teni go in over an addictive Killertunes beat in the new single "I Go Pay." The two sing in a duet as lovers, the male vocal (Emiboy) fully in love, and the lover (Teni) looking to be spoiled in monetary as well romantic ways.

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Ice Prince 'Make Up Your Mind' feat. Tekno

Nigerian stars Ice Prince and Tekno connect for the uplifting new single and video for "Make Up Your Mind," which plays as the perfect end to summer. Get into the lively music video above.

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Wizkid 'Smile' ft. H.E.R.

Lastly, another on from Starboy as he shared the new music video for "Smile." The Nigerian star dedicated this new Meji Alabi-directed music video to his three sons: Bolu, Ayo and Zion Balogun. The song features Grammy award winning US singer/songwriter H.E.R. The track coos sounds of unconditional love and the things we do for it. It features Wizkid and H.E.R. going in over an infectious beat.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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