How Times flies- these Nigerian songs were the anthems that made every party come alive and it’s unbelievable that they would be turning 10 in 2022.
Mp3bullet.ng presents Nigerian Songs turning 10 in 2022.
For Nigerian music, 2012 was a defining moment. It not only saw enormous performers like D’Prince, Timaya, and 2Baba drop tunes that turned every party into a party, but it also saw the emergence of beloved singers like Wizkid, Olamide, and Davido.
Music can act as a time capsule, releasing memories and treasures from a previous era. Songs that were once considered fresh and trendy have been resurrected to bring back nostalgic recollections.
With that in mind, what better time than now to go back to 2012 and reminisce about some of the best bops and bangers that will be turning 10 in 2022.
When it’s your time, it’s your time, as this song demonstrated. When it’s your time, it’s your time, as this song demonstrated. “Kukere” was Iyanya’s breakthrough song years after winning Project Fame.
Iyanya was the indisputable breakout star of 2012, and his song was so widespread that your grandmother is likely to know the lyrics.
First of All- Olamide
First and foremost, YBNL’s Olamide is no stranger to the hitmaking game. ‘First of All,’ his single, was released in 2012, at the height of the ‘Azonto‘ frenzy. We don’t need to say much more; the song was fantastic; we know this since it’s currently playing in your brain.
Take Banana – D’Prince
Charles Enebeli, better known by his stage name D’Prince, is a well-known Afropop artist who released the song “Take Banana” in 2012, which was released during his time at Mavin Records.
Because of the sexual music video, the song was banned. This did not, however, prevent the song from being hit and various remixes from being created.
Ihe Neme — 2Baba
While jamming to ‘Ihe Neme,’ released in 2012, 2Baba provided us a wonderful experience. ‘Ihe Neme‘ was a dancehall anthem for all party animals, as it lit up dance floors at all times and in all places.
Like to Party- Burna Boy
Burna Boy was just a lovely man with a colourful vintage shirt and round glasses looking to have a good time before the African Giant title, Outsiders fan base, and Grammy Award.
“Like to party” was his major breakout song which was off his commercially successful; debut album, “L.I.F.E.”
Chop My Money (Remix) — P-Square
When this song was released, P-Square was in their bag.
Getting a feature with Akon was like getting a Grammy nomination at the time. How quickly things have changed. This song and even the album, “Invasion” from which it was part were successful.
Kako Bi Chicken — Reminisce
When Reminisce popped up on the scene, it was evident that he was in a class of his own.
“Kako Bi Chicken” produced by Sarz was a song that hinted at the potential Reminisce was.
Kedike — Chidinma
Just like Iyanya, Chidinma won Project fame and to launch her career, released the Cobhams Asuquo-produced love ballad, “Kedike“.
This song pushed Chidinma to the limelight that she was nicknamed ‘Miss Kedike‘.
Who did not jam up to this song? Any hand? Exactly, I don’t think so. ‘Malonogede’ was a hit – from the bubbling lyrics to its groovable beat. Timaya and Terry teamed up to create a party anthem. Every DJ in Nigeria probably had this song on repeat at events.
- Nigerian Songs from the 2000s that are still bops to date
- Classic Nigerian Songs that turned 15 years in 2021
Beat of Life — Sarz & Wizkid
10 years later and we’re not sure we know what “Samba” means. However, if there’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that this song was and still is a bonafide hit. What is Sarz up to these days? Well, our fave is still dropping hits, left, right and centre.