These Nigerian Songs Broke YouTube and Google Records in 2018
Davido's "Fall" has set another YouTube record, while Wizkid's "Fever" was the most googled Nigerian song.
Nigerian music had a big year, and the numbers prove it.
After becoming the most watched Nigerian music video on YouTube earlier this month, the video for Davido's hit song "Fall" has set a new record, becoming the first Nigerian music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube.
The music video, which was uploaded in 2017, edged out Yemi Alade's memorable 2014 video for "Johnny," which currently sits at 98 million views to claim the title.
Davido - Fall (Official Music Video) youtu.be
Davido's more recent singles have also seen success. According to Premium Times Nigeria, Davido's "Assurance," was the second most googled Nigerian song of 2018, while his singles "Nwa Baby" and "Fia" came in fifth and tenth place, respectively.
At the very top of the list of most googled Nigerian songs was Wizkid's "Fever," which the artist dropped in October, along with a Tiwa Savage-assisted music video.
Olamide's "Science Student," released in February of this year was the third most searched Nigerian song on google, while the his fiery single "Motigbona" came in fourth.
The success of Davido's "Fall" and other hits form afrobeats' biggest names speak to the growing influence of the culture globally. We're excited to see which records will be broken in 2019.
Check out the full list of the top ten most googled Nigerian songs below.