10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s

Nigerian albums released at the beginning of the last decade (the 2010s) are regarded as the new birth of the culture.

However, Nigerian has witnessed a coarse amount of standard albums over the last decade, and therefore, the metrics in choosing the 10 Essential Nigerian albums released in the 2010s will be comfortable relying on the impacts on the mainstream.

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s

Then most of the albums created an indelible print in the music industry, cementing different genres on the records.

Wizkid – SuperStar

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Wizkid

This is Wizkid’s debut studio album and was released on June 12, 2011, under Empire Mates Entertainment, arguably best-selling afrobeat album, Sold over 5 million copies in the 2012 span.

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Wizkid

It features guest artists including, Coal, D’Prince, Banky W, and Skales. 

It was championed by the singles Holla at Your Boy, Don’t Dull, Tease Me/Bad Guys, Pakurumo, Love My Baby,  and Oluwa Lo Ni.

Wizkid – Holla at ur Boy (Youtube)

The cultural impact of this album cannot be overestimated in the afrobeat genre.

Ice Prince – Everybody Loves Ice Prince

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Ice Prince

This is Ice Prince’s debut studio album and was released on October 9, 2011, under Chocolate City.

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Ice Prince

It features guest artists including,  Brymo, Wizkid, 2Baba, Jesse Jagz, M.I, Yung L, J-Milla, Wizboyy, Morell, Samklef, and Sean Tero

Ice Prince – Oleku (Youtube)

It was supported by the smash singles Oleku (the most remixed Nigerian songs of 2010), Juju, and Superstar.

 

Olamide – Rapsodi

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Olamide

This is Olamide‘s debut album and was released in 2011, It was supported by the lead single Omo To Shan featuring Wizkid.

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Olamide

It features guest artists including Wizkid, ID Cabasa, 9ice, Reminisce, and D’banj.

It introduced the new era of street Hop in the Nigerian music industry.

Olamide – Omo To Shan (Youtube)

M.I Abaga – MI 2: The Movie

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
M.I Abaga

This is the second studio album by highly acclaimed rapper M.I Abaga, it was released in 2010, one of the most relatable rap albums of all time.

M.I – One Naira ( Audio)

Phyno – No Guts No Glory

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Phyno

This is Phyno’s debut studio album and was released on March 20, 2014, under Sputnet Records and Penthauze Music. 

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Phyno

It was supported by 4 singles, Ghost Mode, Man of the Year, Parcel, and O Set.

It features guest artists including  P-Square, Omawumi, Olamide, Stormrex, Efa, Flavour N’abania, Runtown, Ice Prince, M.I, Mr. Raw, Timaya, and Illbliss.

Phyno – Ghost Mode (Youtube)

Kizz Daniel – New Era

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Kizz Daniel

This is Kizz Daniel’s debut studio album and was released on 14 May 2016, under G-Worldwide Entertainment.

It was supported by the smash hit singles Woju, Laye, Good Times, and Mama.

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Kizz Daniel

New Era debuted at #8 on the Billboard World Album Chart, the album was hits studded.

Kizz Daniel – Laye (Youtube)



Jesse Jagz – Jag of All Tradez

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Jesse Jagz

This is Jesse Jagz’s debut studio album and was released in 2010, under Chocolate City.

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Jesse Jagz

 It features guest artists including,  Brymo, M.I Abaga, Wizkid, Ice Prince, and more.

Jesse Jagz – Nobody Test Me (Youtube)

Vector – Lafíaji

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Vector

Lafiaji is a studio album by rapper Vector, it was released in 2016, the album was titled after a place in Lagos, “Lafiaji is a place on Lagos Island.

Vector – Adura (Youtube)



Reminisce – Baba Hafusa

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Reminisce

Baba Hafusa is a studio album by Nigerian rap act Reminisce which was released through on 30 April 2015.

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
Reminisce

It is the rapper’s third overall studio album after releasing Book of Rap Stories in 2012 and Alaga Ibile in 2013.

Reminisce – Local Rappers (Youtube)

P – Square – The Invasion

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
P – Square

The Invasion is the fifth studio album by Nigerian duo P-Square.

It was released on July 29, 2011, by Square Records.

10 Essential Nigerian albums released in 2010s
P-Square

The album features guest appearances from Tiwa Savage, Naeto C, Waje, May D, Eva Alordiah, Muna, Akon, and Rick Ross.

P -Square – Chop My Money (Youtube)

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