Your weekly update of the most played tracks right now-Nigeria


The Nigerian music scene continues churning out hits that resonate across the West African region, the continent, and the entire world. This year has been no different for the thriving musical output of the country, with major releases from the likes of Burna Boy and Asake , as well as notable alternative drops.

Check out our picks for the most played tracks right now , listed in no particular order.

1. Xtra Cool – Young John

From the stables of Young Jonn, “the wicked producer” and singer,Xtra Cool unveils a feel-good track that will impress its listeners.

The talented artist Young Jonn mixes the perfect blend of Afrobeat music with mind-blowing lyrics and rhythms. Xtra Cool tails behind the remix of “Dada,” which features one of the hugely influential Nigerian Afro-pop singers, Davido.

2. Cough (Odo) – Kizz Daniel feat Empire

Cough (Odo) – Kizz Daniel feat Empire is the song of the season. Released on Friday, October 14, 2022, Cough (Odo) arrives on the heels of the smashing hit Buga which recorded a total of 300million streams. Right now, Kizz Daniel’s latest song is ranking no.1 on Apple music.

The addictive rhythm will leave every listener humming and moving to the beat. The chorus suffices beautifully for a Friday turn-up party. If you have not listened hit the play button now!

3. Joha – Asake

Afrobeat singer and YBNL newcomer, Asake has dropped another banger that has left fans swooning. His new single ‘Joha’ cements his affiliations with indigenous African music.

Joha” is a record off Asake’s new album “Mr Money With The Vibe”, the first debut album after the scintillating “Olalade Asake” EP.

Asake released his debut studio album “Mr Money With The Vibe” in 2022 and received great airplay on all streaming platforms.

Mr Money With The Vibe is a curated body of work album which is highly expected; it features vocals from Nigerian and Grammy award-winning singer Burna Boy and American rapper and singer Russell James Vitale, known as Russ.

The combination of the vocals on the song “Joha” has pulled it to the top 10 songs on the Apple music platform.

4. Ayra Starr’s — “Rush”

Oyinkansola Sarah Aderigbigbe, aka Ayra Starr, has again shown her musical dexterity In “Rush.”

The Mavin records singer has put everyone on a sugar ‘ Rush’ with her new single; the song discusses a range of themes, most notably boasting about her money and the necessity to grind every day to preserve her status.

The ‘Bloody Samaritan singer employs her swooning theme of the need to avoid bad energy from her opponents while doing so.

Ayra Starr’s “Rush” was produced by Henri Velasco and Andre Vibez and served as her first single since her debut album “19 and Dangerous”.

5. Asaka – organise

Asake outdid himself on this track as the hook of the chorus has received massive acceptance. Ofcourse, if you have come across this vibe of a song, then your depth of Yoruba indigenous idioms and proverbs would be deepened.

The street like chorus and tone of Asake’s organise, gives off an “Eko ile” ambience it’s no wonder its listeners connect on a more personal level.

In a nutshell if you are looking for the one song that has been on replay and is widely accepted, then this is the one!

6. Terminator — Asake

Asake’s terminator has received massive airplay on streaming platforms. Ololade Askae, the man of the moment and YBNL buzzing artist, entertains his fans with the official audio of the highly anticipated song, 

The song “Terminator” arrives after the huge success of his 2022 debut hit Single and EP.

Throughout the smashing hit, Ololade tantalizes his audience with a harmonious combination of Yoruba and Fuji tunes.

For a Nigerian artist whose stage name is drenched in oriki (Yoruba praise poetry), Asake manages to leave his listeners with thought-provoking lyrics which add unique flavour to his rhythm and melody.

No doubt this new song,TERMINATOR, will excite your eardrums.

7, Philo – Bella shmurda X Omah Lay

One of afrobeat’s best singers, Bella Shmurda puts the average listener on a high pedestal with his new song, Philo.

Adding vocal support from Omah Lay, the duo showcased their vocal abilities and talents, laced with captivating instrumentals, sensational rhythms and enchanting vocals.

Yet, the song “Philo” is Schmurda’s fifth body of work in 2022, following ‘New Born Fela’.

8, It’s plenty – Burna boy

Self-acclaimed African giant and Grammy award winner, Burnaboy outshines himself on this sound. With the body-moving chorus, Burnaboy fans will surely be serenaded with this song’s success.

 ” It’s plenty” is one song for a party hangout or just for a cruise, and its Yoruba fusion of ‘shale’ and popular slang ‘trabaye‘ is a seamless combination of lyrics with finesse.

Burnaboy’s new track is from the album Love, Damini, which ranks as the ninth track.

Burna Boy uses this new project to show off music versatility.

9. Certified Loner (No Competition) — Mayorkun

Nigerian singer Mayorkun aka Mayor of Lagos’s new song “Certified Loner (No Competition)” is his first music installment for the year 2022. The new music was produced under  Sony Music Entertainment/Black Butter Records UK

A single like no other, Certified Loner follows Mayorkun’s smash hit sophomore album, Back in Office released in 2021 and reached no #1.

Holy Father, a single of the album garnered over 40 million streams across digital platforms, also surpassing the radio charts for 5 weeks consecutively and having spent 13 weeks on the UK Afrobeats chart. 

The amapiano-inspired track launched on social app TikTok with a teaser sound has left fans hooked. It currently trends at over 300k creations.

10. Buga –Kizz Daniel ft Tekno

Produced by Reward Beatz and co-produced by Blaise Beatz, Young Willis, and Micky Geetarist, Kizz Daniel’s song ‘Buga’ has become the song of the moment with trends on Tiktok at 2.4m, and on social media as a challenge.

No doubt Kizz Daniel has a great reputation for dishing spicy viral hits since he entered the music scene.

Kizz Daniel’s masterpiece, Buga, has also entered the lead song on Apple Music’s top 100 in Nigeria and top one among the top 100 on Apple in Kenya.

11. Last Last — Burna boy

Grammy award-winning singer Burna boy seduced his fans with his new single Last Last of his anticipated album “Love Damini”. It was originally performed live during his Madison Square Garden (One Night In Space) show.

Last Last lyrics hints at Burna’s failed relationship with Stefflon Don.

E don cast (e don cast) Last last (last last) Na everybody go chop breakfast (na everybody go chop breakfast) Have to say bye bye oh Bye bye oh To the love of my life

Anyways, the self-acclaimed African giant has his fans spellbound with this single.

12. Stand Strong –Davido feat Sunday service choir

Davido’s collabo with the Sunday service choir adds the juice to this heavy piece of goodness called stand strong. The Fall singer aimed for perfection because this song is nothing like we have seen from Davido.

And that’s why as of this post, anyone can say that Davido’s stand strong, produced by Pheelz, has earned its place on Spotify’s top Naija hit songs list.

13. Finesse — Pheelz feat BNXN

The year sure started on a good note with this buzzing single from Pheelz-one of Nigeria’s leading producers.

With Buju’s sleek input on the new music, it didn’t take long for it to become the hottest song out in Nigeria so far. 

”Finesse” hit the viral mark soon after it was teased on TikTok by the producer. 

Pheelz set a new pace alongside a legion of men singing about living in the fast lane. Interestingly, “Finesse” became the most Shazamed song in the world within one week of release.

It even began a social media trend with wonderful pop culture with quotes like “if I broke, na my business”.

14. Omo Ope — Asake feat Olamide

Anyone who has heard this jam will agree that Asake outdid himself with this lead single off his EP. It features Olamide, who also heads YBNL, the record label to which Asake is signed.

Omo Olope took Nigeria by storm, the song speaks about enjoying life to the fullest laced with its energy-packed lyrics in English and Yoruba.

15. Calm down –Rema

Rema mesmerized everyone with ‘Calm down’ as he continued experimenting with his soothing vocal performance on bouncy, string-filled instrumentation. 

The song from his 2022 album Rave and Roses soon became a dance trend on social media at the beginning of the year.

Following the masterpiece of a song, Rema released striking visuals to solidify his viral music power.

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