Mp3bullet.ng presents Nigerian Albums Turning 10 in 2022.
How time flies, these albums from our favourite Nigerian artists have clocked 10 in the year 2022 and of course Mp3bullet.ng had to a list to pay homage to the wonderful body of works.
2012 was a tense year that saw the Federal government’s unpopular fuel subsidy removal decision and the Occupy Nigeria protests hold down the nation.
However, Nigerian entertainers were up and going to save the day with their arts.
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Here are the top Nigerian Albums Turning 10 in 2022.
Olamide has refused to drop the ball after ten years and over ten albums. YBNL brought us the azonto-heavy First of All, as well as Voice of the Streets, Ilefo Illuminati, and the vastly underappreciated International Local featuring Tiwa Savage.
OBO (Omo Baba Olowo): The Genesis – Davido
Since his debut in 2012, Davido has come a long way—from the early days of “On the beat is Davido” to significant international tours.
OBO (Omo Baba Olowo): The Genesis was the collective behind hits like Dami Duro and Back When, which featured Naeto C. Afrobeats has never been the same since Davido took over with his carrot-jeans look.
Flavour entered, tore off his shirt, whinnied his waist passionately, sang about remembering to enjoy life, and instantly won our hearts.
Blessed is one of his most outstanding albums to date. Even now, without Ada Ada, no wedding is complete, and without Shake, no party can end without busting people’s waistlines.
Book of Rap Stories -Reminisce
Even in 2022, it is difficult to avoid losing your home training when Kako Bi Chicken is playing. Accept it. We have all been there, so nobody will pass judgement.
With Olamide and the late Dagrin blowing up street-influenced rap, Reminisce’s Book of Rap Stories arrived at the opportune time and made an impression on the music landscape.
Solar Plexus -Mavin
When Don Jazzy revealed that Mo’Hits Records had split up in 2012, we were all shocked.
But later that year, Don Jazzy unveiled a new record company, Mavin Records, and dropped a surprise album, Solar Plexus, raising the level of surprise to another height.
Mo’Hits’ blood was still fresh on the streets when we started singing, “Take banana till you go yo.”
Even if Mavin has changed over the years to become the name associated with celebrities like Ayra Starr and Ladipoe, the “Mavin activated” era was a golden one.
Above and Beyond -2Baba or 2Face Idibia
Do we wish Only Me, one of 2Baba’s best tracks from this time period, had been included on Above and Beyond? Yes. He nevertheless left us with Ihe Neme, Dancing in the Rain, and Rainbow, a romantic anthem from before Instagram dama. He was dropping bops all over the place.
Empire Mates State of Mind -EME All Stars
No record label in 2012 was fulfilled until it released a compilation album. Banky W released Empire Mates State of Mind for his label, Empire Mates, after Don Jazzy arrived with Solar Plexus. Hit songs including Get Down Tonight, Dance For Me, Roll It, and Baddest Boy were featured on the album.
Oga Boss – IllBliss
In 2012, IllBliss struck the ideal balance between expansive choruses and clever wordplay in his lyrics, resulting in a sophomore album that appeals to both hip-hop fans and the crucial pop charts.
With guest appearances from Chidinma to Timaya and street anthems “Anamachikwanu” and “Emi ni baller” as its openers, “Oga Boss” iLLBliss laid a good example of how to achieve a hit without abandoning your roots.
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Son of a Kapenta- Brymo
Prior to Brymo signing to Chocolate City in 2010, very few people knew him or even knew he had released an album. But Oleku dropped and he blew up but he didn’t rest on his laurels and managed to give fans a great album under the label.
Brymo’s “Son of a Kapenta” is a contemporary pop master lesson and essential listening for anyone intending to pursue a career as a vocalist, from the unsteady but intriguing first act through the vice-tightening and dreamily imaginative second act and down to the just magnificent finale.