Musical collaboration occurs when artists come together to work on a song or project. This decade has seen amazing collaborations released by Nigerian artists.
There are many benefits to collaborating with another musician, including creative growth, more press opportunities, and a chance for a whole lot of exposure.
In the Nigeria music industry, we’ve had a lot of dope collaboration songs. Our artiste tends to perform extraordinarily when it comes to collabos.
So here are the top 15 Amazing collaborations we could find for you. This lists only focuses on songs released between 2010-2019.
Tiwa Savage ft Wizkid – Malo(2018)
“Malo” might be the best collaboration Wizkid and Tiwa Savage had ever had. The two have so much chemistry in the song that it won the Best Collaboration during the 2018 Headies.
Off her 6-track Sugarcane EP, The song brings out the best in Tiwa Savage while Wizkid was equally tasked to deliver on the Spellz produced record.
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Falz ft Simi – Soldier(2016)
Simi and Falz gave us one of the best collaborations of all time in the form of the comedic and sweet song, “Soldier”. The two released a short film of the same name directed by Clarence Peters.
Phyno ft Olamide – Fada Fada(2016)
Phyno and Olamide have a certain chemistry that works for them and what makes it better is that they are both indigenous rappers who rap in different dialects but this has never been an obstacle to them dropping good songs.
“Fada Fada” is an inspirational song that took over the airwaves during the time of its release. It’s still a fresh banger till date.
Mayorkun ft Davido- Bobo(2018)
Mayorkun and his boss, Davido seem to have a chemistry that works for them. Their collaboration on “Bobo” is a testament to that fact.
Tiwa Savage ft Duncan Mighty – Lova Lova(2018)
In “Lova Lova”, Queen of Afrobeat, Tiwa Savage proves not only can she do R’n’B but Afrobeat as well. Duncan Mighty matched her energy on the song even bringing the flavour fans have always loved about him.
M.I Abaga ft Waje – One Naira(2010)
“One Naira” would always be a classic collaboration as M.I Abaga proved that a rap boy can also be a lover boy. Waje didn’t disappoint as she spiced the song with her beautiful voice and catchy lyrics.
Ycee ft Maleek Berry – Juice(2017)
Off his “The First Wave” EP, Ycee collaborated with Maleek Berry to deliver the mid-tempo “Juice” which was produced by Adey.
Reminisce ft Olamide, Phyno- Local Rappers (2015)
“Local Rappers” is a song by Reminisce featuring vocals from Olamide and Phyno. The song was released off his ‘Baba Hafusa’ album
The release of “Local Rappers” was met with different opinions among music critics with some commending the artists for rapping in their local dialects while some perceived the song to be a diss track against rappers who rapped in the English language.
Harrysong ft Olamide, Iyanya, Kcee, Orezi – Reggae Blues (2015)
“Reggae Blues” was one of 2015’s biggest street anthems. The song which featured vocals from Harrysong, Kcee, Olamide, Iyanya, Orezi is still to date a classic bop. The lyrics of the song were made into memes and funny contents.
Mavins ft Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Korede Bello, Dr Sid, Reekado Banks, Dija- Dorobucci (2014)
“Dorobucci” is a song by The Mavins, a collective composed of Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di’Ja and D’Prince.
The song gives a feel-good vibe that has one bopping to it. It was the biggest street anthem at the time of its release.
Flavour ft Wande Coal – Wake Up(2014)
“Wake Up” is off Flavour’s “Thankful” album and it features the amazing Wande Coal. The song is an upbeat song that even came with its own dance.
2Baba ft Peruzzi – Amaka(2018)
The Speroachbeatz produced record, “Amaka” gave 2Baba and Peruzzi an edge in the competitive music industry in 2018. The song was a successful bop that birthed the phrase “Amaka disappoint me”.
Wizkid ft Drake – Come Closer(2017)
“Come Closer” is a song by Wizkid, featuring vocals from Canadian rapper and singer Drake. The song was released as the third single from Wizkid’s third studio album, Sounds from the Other Side.
The single peaked at number 58 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Wizkid’s first charting single as a lead artist, and the best-performing African record of 2017 at large.
The song received certifications in Canada and United Kingdom.
Duncan Mighty ft Wizkid – Fake Love(2018)
Produced by Killertunes, “Fake Love” is a highlife-tinged banger that finds Duncan Mighty and Wizkid singing about an age-old celebrity problem: not knowing if someone’s only with them for the money and fame.
Burna Boy ft Zlatan – Killin Dem(2019)
Off his Grammy Nominated album, African Giant, Burna Boy jumped on the trending Zanku & Gbese dance craze of 2019 with “Killin Dem”. He featured Zlatan who didn’t disappoint with his amazing rap and adlibs.