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October 2018: Top 10 Nigerian Songs

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October is one of the most months of the year. In that, it’s mid-Fall, just a while past summer, and just before the festive season. Halloween’s part of what makes it cool (ironically, horrific), too. What about in the music world? Well, Fall (some call it Autumn) just means more and more banger. It’s that time of the year, where we don’t want inspirational or hip-hop. We just want the Lamba’s, the bangers, the dance-halls and all that.

In a couple hours we’ll be saying a final good-bye to October 2018. But then, we actually had a vibe-ful month. We had master grooves (pun intended, yeah), hot jams, afro, from top dawgs, new cats, everybody. And there were enough hits to light up our October.

Quickly, here is our well-researched list of the Top 10 Songs in Nigeria, in October 2018.

Until few days ago, people didn’t think this was such a hit. Many people even down-rated the track, when it first came. But then, it seems, yeah, this track “Fever” will be one of the jams we’ll be grateful tohave in October. “Fever” is that -esque dancehall vibe. It had that sweet tune, you’ll vibe to all day.

Days ago, the video was unleashed, and it’s Trending, thanks to the romantic scenes Wizkid acted with his rumoured lover, . The past days have been dominated with talks of “Fever” and “Stew.” It worked, you know. The video has 3.8million views already, and the song is getting popular, by the day.

No matter what time of the year it is, this hit “Fake Love” has found its way into the deepest parts of our heart. The Wizkid x Duncan Mighty chemistry, will make you wonder why they’re yet to make a joint album, together.

It’s probably the best collaboration for the year 2018. A jam that rocked in October.

Burna is hot. Real FIA! He came back with this hot jam, “Gbona” and guess what, it’s more than what we were expecting.

At first listen, your head go dey burst. It’s the kinda jam you’ll put on repeat. It was one of the hottests for October.

One of the top summer hits of 2018, got this one right. He’s dropped quite a number of jams, since. But there’s still no match for “Motigbana,” which was produced by the afrobeat god, Killertunes.

A dancehall jam, with a catchy hook, a beat you can dance too, and rap verses (for those who think Olamide ain’t a good rapper!) What else do you need to make an Olamide track a hit?

is a Legend. Not the one to just be singing anyhow. But, Amaka goan disappoint him. E pain him, and he couldn’t help but get in the booth and sing something.

“Amaka” isn’t just a trashy song that became a hit with over hype. It’s a classic tune, and having the next rated on it was the best idea ever. Instant hit. Banger. Jam of the season. Collabo of the year. What other thing can we call it sef?

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Davido had a stellar performance in 2017, and so far, he’s had a successful outing in 2018. Some of what made it such was his hits, “Assurance,” “Flora My Flawa,” and DMW projects like “Mind” and “Aje.”

And then there was “Nwa Baby,” a jam that became fan favourites, and a playlist topper, immediately it dropped. The song is a good jam, yeah. It was a hit, too.

For other ladies to blow in this male-dominated industry, they had to find niche sounds, like soul or house. But Tiwa? She stayed here. Afro-pop or nothing. Whatever sound is Trending, we do together. Wizkid do, Davido do, Tiwa Savage must do too.

That’s the only explanation for “Lova Lova,” she hopped in on the Duncan wave, and served a hot jam. We couldn’t resist.

Chinko, Lil Kesh and Zlatan are some of the hottest guys, when it comes to Yoruba rap, right now. “Able God” has a shaku-shaku vibe, and quickly became the street anthem.

“Able God, shower your blessings,” scored a hit. And upcoming rappers started jumping on the instrumental for freestyles on Instagram. It all made sense, at least Chinko now has a mainstream hit.

From the stables of DMW, came with the bang, “Posh.” That same Afrobeat sound has made his signature.

He’s been a bit lowkey with dropping new music, this year. He was on Tour, for the best part of the year. And, there are rumours that his debut album may drop before this year packs up. Whichever way, “Posh” was a hit, and it’s still hitting us hard, in October.

broke out on the scene with “Aiye,” earlier this year. An inspirational tune, that make him sound like the latest Junior Boy, or new school .

It hit everywhere. Everyone wanted to play it, hear it, bang it. It’s one of the best hits from a newcomer, in recent years. If for nothing else, for “Aiye,” Jhay deserves Rookie of the Year.

DMW’s “Aza,” Victor AD’s “Wetin We Gain,” Olamide’s “Logba Logba,” Wizkid’s “Master Groove” and ’s “Bam Bam” with Olamide, are other jams that rocked October.

Should I say “Happy Halloween” or…?

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