As the Afropop/Afrobeat genre flourish outside the shores of Nigeria, there are Naija songs from this genre that had Nigerians hooked with its lyrics.
Spotlighting Top Naija Afropop Songs with catchy lyrics that has us hooked.
There are songs that no matter how long you heard it last, you can still sing its lyrics whenever it comes up your speakers.
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That’s why Mp3bullet.ng for this throwback edition put together a list of some of these Afropop songs that still have singing along;
Reggae Blue- Harrysong ft Olamide, Kcee, Orezi, Iyanya
“After Reggae, play the blues”; who wasn’t singing these lines when this hit came out. Harrysong had people of every age singing this catchy tune like it was nursery rhymes.
“Money fall on you, Banana fall on you, Prada fall on you oh”; Davido had got people wondering if he truly had 30 Billion in his account thanks to his lyrics on ‘IF“, he gained more attention with the ones he sang on “Fall.”
The lyric to “Fall” was a simple combination of rhyming words and repetition. Davido didn’t have to be lyrically worded to give us magic as evidenced by “Fall.”
Amaka- 2Baba, Peruzzi
Sorry to all the ‘Amakas’, this song unintentionally associated dishonesty with them. “Amaka” was a simple story of a girl who promises to visit a guy but keeps dribbling him.
This song wasn’t a hit only for its beat and sweet melody but because Nigerian Men could relate to the story and still can.
Ye- Burna Boy
“Ye” is that song that covers the average man’s ambition; to be rich and enjoy it. The lyrics are easy to follow but one might always get what Burna boy is saying sometimes but that’s the fun.
Burna on one of the verses sings; “But my people dem go say, I no want kpai, I no want die, I no want kpeme, I want enjoy. I want chop life, I want buy motor, I want build house, I still want turn up”
“Ojuelegba” is Wizkid’s major international breakthrough hit. This motivational anthem still slaps hard whenever it comes on on speakers. Just the beginning is enough to get you singing triggering a nostalgic memory.
They know my story
From holdup studio
I be hustle to work ee
Ni ojuelegba o”
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Fake Love- Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
In the mid-2000s, Duncan Mighty had managed to break through into the Lagos market with his sweet melodies like ‘Obianuju” and ‘Port-Harcourt Son” before he faded into the background.
When he bounced back in 2018, he did it with “Fake Love” which has us hooked like it was cocaine. The song set the ball rolling for his re-debut making him a favourite for features in 2018/2019.
“Only fakers be loving when you have eh eh
When e red, them tuwama when e red eh eh ehh
Only fakers be loving when you have
When you have
When e red, them tuwama when e red
When e red”
Malo Malo- Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid
Tiwa Savage and Wizkid had collaborated on the 2016 “Bad” but their “Malo Malo” collaboration had us questioning their relationship; I mean the chemistry was overwhelming not to ask.
“Ma lo oh, joor oh
You give me love I never see o-ooh
Ma lo oh, joor oh
Your love mean so much to me o-ooh
Ma lo oh, joor oh
You give me love I never see o-ooh
Ma o oh, joor oh
Your love mean so much to me o-ooh”
Fada Fada- Phyno ft Olamide
Whenever Phyno and Olamide collaborate, you expect magic and ‘Fada fada” is a product of their undeniable chemistry. “fada Fada” is what I term a ghetto gospel anthem that is perfectly tailored for the hustlers on the streets but still suitable for church.
“Chineke Nna emegokwa nwa ogbenye Ezege
Everyday by day i just dey celebrate oh (eh)
Everything i do e just dey penetrate oh
I just want to say o thank you Jehovah oh
See i’m living large i get Angels o for my gate oh
Never forget where i come from na from ghetto (eh) Oh no no no no no no no no no no (ah)
I just want to say o thank you Jehovah oh (eh)
Buru ekene riwo otuto Fada Fada eeeh (Fada Fada eeeh) A di kwam Loyal o Fada Fada eeeh (Fada Fada eeeh)”
Rudeboy- Audio Money
Even with his split from his brother, Rudeboy is topping charts with his songs and his 2019 “Audio Money” was one of his biggest solo creations.
The song throws shades at people living fake lives just to e popular and popularized the term “Audio Money” on both the internet and the streets.
“Everybody rich for Instagram (listen)
Poor man no dey for Instagram (at all)
Dem call me like say na me start am (yeah)
Living fake life with cheap data”
Runtown- Mad Over You
I don’t think anyone can’t forget this song in years to come. It has the same life span as 2Baba’s classic “African Queen.” This song still has one on a chokehold with its mid-tempo beat and its delicious lyrics.
“Ghana girl say she wan marry me o
I hope say she sabi cook wache
Hope your love go sweet pass shito
Baby girl I say, I say your body na killer o
I fit to die on top your body, only on your body
That girl for the corner, tell somebody make they call am o”
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Naija Afropop Songs with catchy lyrics that has us hooked
- Reggae Blues- Harrysong ft Olamide, Kcee, Orezi, Iyanya
- Fall- Davido
- Amaka- 2Baba, Peruzzi
- Ye- Burna Boy
- Ojuelegba- Wizkid
- Fake Love- Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
- Malo Malo- Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid
- Fada Fada- Phyno, Olamide
- Audio Money- Rudeboy
- Mad Over You- Runtown