Before we delve completely into 2019 and allow the wind of musical creativity carry us to the shores of the year, let’s wrap up 2018 by recalling songs that blew us away.
2018 was probably the best year, since the stellar 2008 (it’s been actually a decade ago!)
Hits ‘pon hits, albums, collaborations, videos (read: stew), international, shaku-shaku, pon pon pon… Everything happened this year. From D’banj featuring Slimcase, to 2Baba featuring Peruzzi, to Wizkid and Tiwa romance, there has been breathtaking events, since the year began. They all had one thing in common, they produced bangers, hits, jams, call the names.
Here is a list of most of the songs that got the most of 2018. You’ve probably already forgotten some of these songs existed. About 70 hit singles we couldn’t stop vibing to, throughout the year.
The best StarBoy collective project, since “Caro,” maybe. It’s probably also the song of the year 2018.
Best collabo, undisputably. And it also marked the return of PH’s first son, Duncan.
When ban a hit like this, it’s like from frying pan to fire, it even gets more popular. Olamide repped the streets, and still managed to campaign against drug abuse. King!
Chioma is no doubt one of the prominent figures in Entertainment, now. Why? Davido wanted assurance from her, and he did a hit about it.
“Look how we living now, everybody be criminal…”
It has the whole stuff you’ll expect in a 2Baba song, and it was a hit. We can talk ’bout Peruzzi, later.
Baddo linked up with ID Cabasa, and made not just headlines, but also a big hit. Is Ronaldo now following him on gram sef?
D’banj stooped to conquer!
OBO got a new songwriter, so he wanted to showcase his lyrical depth.
Somehow, Alaga always finds his way into the picture.
David actually has enough hits to battle Wizkid, this year.
Otunba Lamba, Alaga Ibile, and Queen Tiwa. I heard Enimoney’s Olamide’s brother?
Often pitched side-to-side with “Soco,” “Mind” was also a big hit.
Although, the stupidest thing I’ve heard this year, is someone comparing this with “Science Student,” Phyno’s “Isi Ego” bu a hit.
IT IS WE!
Burna Boy has got the potentials. He’s a Fela re-incarnate, maybe. “Ye” affirms that.
Kizz was free, at last. Spinall don’t dull. Next week, “Baba” don land!
They had a good chemistry, I must say. Nothing compared to stew, by the way.
Every Olamide issa hit, Every Wizkid issa banger. Do the math!
Mayorkun was Touring,he needed it. But he was dropping hits, too.
Who else is tired of writing Kiss as Kizz, uh?
There’s no sound Olamide can’t leverage, trust me. Motigbana was produced by Killertunes.
Working closely together is what has held DMW, not their talents whatsoever. “Aje” was a hit, too.
Falz is the King of Social Media in music. He does only music that can break the internet. “Sweet Boy” did break some stuffs.
The Wizkid song you didn’t like, but you now like. Skrr.
With all the albums we had, “Ajigijaga” is still the hottest hip-hop single of the year.
OK, I won’t answer you, if you ask “Who is Yung6ix?”
Tekno did a remake of the “Jogodo” we know from the old days, and it’s all shades of mad vibe.
Never underestimate what this guy can pull off, he’s so hawt!
Your daddy’s ringtone!
Mayorkun hasn’t lost the vibe. He had it on “Che Che” and even “Posh.” Even the album!
A song about heart-break, Jaywon, came back with a bigger bang. “Saro” is a classic.
It’s not hard to see that although Ice Prince isn’t in the mainstream, he is living fine. He’s not given up on the music he makes.
Duncan helped us with many hits, this year. We’re grateful.
What a jam!
She’s been all over her album, ever since. But with “I Dun Care” she’s back, yeah.
You probably don’t even know Victor, but the song…
Slimcase’s first single in years, the shaku-shaku track had people talking about what Slim’s really got.
At least, Phyno’s back to rap. So, everyone had to listen.
One of Tek’s songs that rocked airwaves was “Yur Luv.” Just that cool Tek vibe.
Everyone’s talking ’bout Bana now, right?.
Somebody said it’s Yahoo boys song, I think it’s just for hustlers.
Zoro was actually singing ni oh. And it was sweet, with Simi.
Adekunle had a stellar album, but unlike his debut, this is more alternative. “Damn Delilah” had people talking, though.
With all due respect, if Wizkid wanted an intro, he could have just gone for Brodda Shaggi. What a waste of Slimcase. But, the track na FIA!
Who doesn’t need Olamide in his life?
Not only Timaya, Lyta does need Baddo.
And Limerick, too. Imagine oh.
That’s why they’ve not stopped callin him King. “Criteria” is just amazing. They must play it on my wedding day.
I know you didn’t see another Olamide coming, but it is what it is. Oladips is doing fine, thanks for asking.
Arrrgh! Olamide, again? Wait, who’s the most-featured, Slimcase, Duncan or Olamide? Don’t let that distract you from the fact that Illbliss has dropped two tracks this year.
He’s like, say, exiled from the industry. But then “Apa Mi” is something.
Zoro was a blast, this year. He’s going home with a couple plaques, if everything goes well. Mbada and the remix, was a major point of discussion.
Maleek has quite a number of hits. He didn’t get Next Rated for nothing.
Omawumi brings that Afro-centric sound you’ll only hear from people like Angelique Kidjo, on the Kizz Daniel-assisted “Me Ke.” A vibe!
Five Star didn’t take the music away from him, afterall.
Mr Eazi wasn’t going to let the shaku wave pass him by, he quickly went in for the two raves of the moment, and got a mad jam, “Overload.”
Off his Codename EP, Dremo shot a video for “Kpa” and the single was Trending for like a week. That was probably the only hit from the album.
Thank God for Duncan Mighty!