The year 2014 has been a great year of good music which topped the charts and putting them down to the top ten wasn’t easy.
In no particular here are our top 10 Nigerian songs of 2014.
1. Davido – Aye
This is one of the most anticipated single of 2014 thus far. Aye is the 4th official single off Davido‘s sophomore album. With 4 nominations for Aye in the Channel O Music Awards, another 4 in the Nigeria Music Video Awards and a Nomination in his first ever BET Soul Train Awards, AYE definitely had to be on our list of top 10 2014 Nigerian Songs.
2. Mavin Crew – Dorobucci
Mavin Records has to be one of the best record labels this year, after winning the “Best Record Label of the Year” at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards. The Song “DOROBUCCI” stirred quite a number of creditable feelings upon its release. The track has 2 nominations in the pending “Headies Award” due to the nomination bracket of the Nigerian Awards system.
3. Patoranking ft Tiwa Savage – Girlie O Remix
Patoranking’s remixed version to the track “GIRLIE O” which featured Mavin’s First lady, Tiwa Savage, is definitely a head-turner for the sleek Nigerian-Ghanaian artist. With 4 nominations this year credited to this track number, GIRLIE O had to be on our list.
4. Wande Coal – Baby Hello
“Baby Hello” from Black Diamond Entertainment’s Wande Coal was a sure hit. The video, which had a cameo appearance from the Johnnie crooner, Yemi Alade, left fans and music lovers longing for more as the tune still enjoys massive airplay. The track is a club banger.
5. Lil Kesh – Shoki
Upcoming young rapper on the rise Lil Kesh is the brains behind with the buzzing track titled, “Shoki.” which featured, Olamide, Ehis, and Partoranking is definitely the reigning dance on the street and in the clubs. He later went further to record a remix for it featuring Davido with cameo appearances from quite a number of artists. Lastly leasing out a female version which featured Chidinma, Cynthia Morgan and Eva Alordiah; it was, is, and will keep being evident that “Shoki” is one of the favourite tracks of 2014.
6. MC Galaxy – Sekem
While everyone were still busy doing the Shoki dance, MC Galaxy introduced the Sekem, a dance that sees you move your feet sideways while you place your palms on your waist and chest. Sekem has blended perfectly into the hearts of fans.
7. Seyi Shay – Murda
In this track from Seyi Shay, she teams up with EME’s Shaydee and Patoranking on the song titled Murdaproduced by Dr. Frabz.
She’s been actively associated with music since 2001. Last year, songs like “Irawo” and “Ragga Ragga” earned her major recognition and nominations, but her “Murda” track is sure to surpass the previous tracks.
8. Olamide – Story For The Gods
The “Eleda Mi” crooner already has 14 nominations this year with 6 still pending. “Story For The Gods” is already a strong contender for award categories come 2015. Though the initial video did stir some controversies online due to some rated 18+ scenes, the song still remains strong on the lips of Nigerian music lovers and it’s a top favourite on dance floors.
9. P-Square ft. T.I – Ejajo
While Nigerians and international fans were enjoying the euphoria of the audio version, the video of P.Square’s “Eje Ajo” featuring American rapper T.I dropped in late August. With a total of 17 awards to their credit, the Okoyes twin have had numerous nominations globally and their new tune “Eje Ajo” is sure to make more nomination lists come 2015.
10. Skales – Shake Body
Skales released “Shake Body” as the first single from his upcoming album. The song was produced by Jay Pizzle and its music video was released on 22 July, 2014 on YouTube. Skales promoted the song by announcing the Shake Body video competition. His most recent hit, Shake Body, is blazing all over the airwaves and clubs. He already has 2 nominations in the forthcoming Headies Award.
If you don’t have these songs on your playlist, you definitely need to add them because they are sure to keep you rocking this Christmas.
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