Over time we’ve seen a lot of songs that didn’t get deserved recognition as they should, this post will highlight the 10 most underrated Nigerian songs of all-time.
Underrated and overrated are two opposite words use to describe a song, is either a song is underrated or overrated, meaning that is either not rated highly enough or it’s rated above the quality, before proceeding to the most underrated Nigerian song of all time, let’s discuss the factors that influence underrating or overrating of a song;
- RELATED: List Of Nigerian Albums to Ever Debut on US Billboard 200 Chart
- RELATED: List of Nigerian Albums to Ever Reach Top 10 on USA iTunes
Hype is an in-depth promotion or publicity of a song or a project, it is one of the vital factors that lead to underrating or overrating of a song, some songs get very big hype while some get very low hype, depending on the artist’s plan.
Anticipation is similar to expectations, some artists announce the release of their song or project way before the date, thereby causing much anticipation, this can actually overrate a song with low quality.
This particular factor is responsible for a song being underrated and likely given less attention, releasing a song without prior notice or anticipation, some artist wakes up and just drop a song because they are already big and doesn’t need all that buzz while some are just because they feel to.
Visuals treatment to a song enhance the song to be recognised properly, a song with a video tends to reach a wider audience than just audio, some songs are underrated because it lacks a video to push it more.
Now let’s list some underrated songs from Nigerian artistes that ought to be given more recognition or attention;
Davido – Like That
Wizkid – Lagos Vibes
Burna Boy – Say So
Burna Boy was always up to his game when it comes to making a quality song, the chord created by Leriq on the song was amazing both taking the chorus simultaneously, it was released as an album song on L.I.F.E album in 2013 and wasn’t given much attention, perhaps not promoted as a single.
- RELATED: Wizkid’s Made in Lagos reclaims #1 at Nigeria Apple music top albums.
- RELATED: Top 10 US-Nigerian Music Collaboration
Olamide – Anifowose
2Baba – Ocho
Mr Raw – Onye N’ekwu feat. Sho’ Boi
It was released in 2012 with the album ‘The Greatest‘ it was an amazing song with a very great message, lyrically filled and suiting chorus from Sho’ boi, it still remains one of most underrated Mr Raw songs, it was released during the CD era and then promotion was not really done properly.
Tiwa Savage – Get It Now ft. Omarion
One of Tiwa Savage best international collaboration and also an underrated song, it was released in 2018 featuring American R&B star Omarion, it was slightly promoted but not given due attention, the synergies between them was out of space, a quality song if I must say.
Kizz Daniel – For You feat. Wizkid
This the most underrated Kizz Daniel songs of all time, it was released in 2018 featuring Wizkid, a great song with perfect delivery by both artists but there were no visuals and low promotional turnout.
Phyno – Ride For You feat. Davido
It is an underrated song that received little attention compare to the quality, the combination was impressive, both deliveries were epic, davido even expressed his verse in Igbo language, it was released in 2019 on ‘Deal with It‘ album by Phyno.
Yemi Alade – Do as I do feat. DJ Arafat
A great song that was released in 2016 and produced by Selebobo, a great collaboration with the Ivorian Dj Arafat, it’s was given less attention.