Taking a look at 2020, and you would know the music industry made us proud despite the pandemic.
From hit singles to addictive albums to irresistible collaborations and Naija street songs were what our artistes delivered this past year.
Mp3bullet was able to compile a list of 10 Naija street songs that dominated 2020.
Arguably, FEM can fit into more than one genre of music. Its uniqueness has made it a diversified song not only to be classified as an Afrobeat but a street jam.
Davido, a legend in the game made it clear lyrically that his hater should “fem” (stay quiet), and insists rather passionately ‘dey para for me’.
The song, though delivered expertly in typical Davido fashion, is apparently an album song and not a standalone single.
With over a 25million streams on Audiomack, FEM by Davido tops our list.
Cash App- Bella Shmurda ft Zlatan & Lincoln:
Newbies are not excluded from our list of street bangers if their songs did magnificently well in 2020.
Bella Shmurda, though being a newbie to the game made it as number 2 with his Cash App gbedu.
The 23-year-old singer made it to the spotlight with his hit song Vision 2020 and later did a remix with Olamide in 2019.
Unlike the likes of Davido who have stayed prominent for over a decade now, the singer’s Cash App song paved more way for his young career.
With 18.4 million streams on Audiomack, Cash App still has the highest streams Bella Shmurda has gathered on any single.
Patoranking‘s Abule ranks number 3 on the list of 10 Naija street songs with over 16 million streams on Audiomack.
Abule by Patoranking depicts the lifestyle of the singer’s home town Ebute-metta.
In this song, the singer describes his community, the fun they have, and how dearly he holds on to his locale.
Officially released in the singer’s album “Three“, Abule is a street anthem that is sung almost everywhere.
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Ma Pariwo- Zinoleesky:
The Marlian Music act with his melodious artistry vocal displayed he can switch to any genre with this song.
Zinoleesky got signed into the Marlian Music in the latter 2019 but has ended up carving a niche for himself in the huge industry, coupled with increasing his fan base.
Ma Pariwo is a soft street love track you can conveniently add to your late-night playlist.
The song currently has over 15million views on Audiomack, making it our number 4 song.
The fast-rising singer has proven himself last year, and without an iota of doubt, we anticipate he will do the same this year.
As E Dey Go- Naira Marley:
Marlian Music boss Naira Marley released this street banger on June 29, 2020.
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Ko Por Ke (kpk)- Rexxie ft Mohbad:
Producer Rexxie and Marlian Music singer Mohbad teamed up to bring one of the biggest street songs of 2020.
The duo’s creative initiative deduced a song from this popular Lagos slang Ko Por Ke. No doubt it is a street anthem in almost every nook and corner of Lagos.
Mohbad showed how talented he is and Rexxie made known the producer in him to the world.
With over 11 million streams on Audiomack, Ko Por Ke is the 6th street jam on our list.
Way Too Big- Burna Boy:
Twice as Tall has gotten great reviews since its release with Way Too Big being one of the popular hit tracks on it.
Way Too Big is a smooth Hip-hop song with a stint of Afro-pop.
Burna Boy found a way to succinctly fuse two or more genres together with this song, so how it got into the street banger hits should not surprise you.
For the lovers of hip-hop street songs, this is the right track for you.
Currently, Audiomack records Way Too Big has 10.1 million streams and still counting.
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Ponmo- Mohbad ft Lil Kesh & Naira Marley:
Mohbad teams up with his boss Naira Marley alongside YAGI frontier Lil Kesh to produce this sweet street jam.
Ponmo came on board after the success of his previously released song Overhyped.
The sensational street jam depicts love sex and cruise.
On Audiomack, it has an estimated 10.1 million streams.
Loading- Olamide ft Bad Boy Timz:
Loading by YBNL Record label boss Olamide is our number 9 track for top 10 Naija street songs.
This is one of the lead songs in the singer’s latest album Carpe Diem with vast street popularity.
Olamide‘s feature with Bad Boy Timz cannot be overemphasized.
Bad Boy Timz took the chorus with his deep bass Afrobeat street vocals to lyrically stress the essence of the song.
So far, Loading has over 9 million streams on Audiomack.
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Koleyewon- Naira Marley:
Marlian Music boss Naira Marley gave us this hit to round off the year 2020 on a good note.
Produced by Niphkeys, Koleyewon is the 7th single Marley dropped last year.
This song was dropped after much anticipation from fans, and on airing, it did not disappoint.
Marlians have their president to thank for this street anthem, no doubt it made it to our top 10.
However, 8.23million is currently the number of streams it has gained on Audiomack.
Top 10 Naija street songs that dominated 2020
- Davido – FEM
- Bella Shmurda – Cash App ft Zlatan & Lincoln
- Patoranking – Abule
- Zinoleesky – Ma PARIWO
- Naira Marley – As E Dey Go
- Rexxie ft Mohbad – KPK
- Burna Boy – Way Too Big
- Mohbad – Ponmo ft Niara Marley & Lil Kesh
- Olamide – Loading ft Bad Boy Timz
- Naira Marley – Koleyewon
- Magbe- Qdot ft Patoranking
- Wonma- Olamide
- Ah- Qdot
- Lagos Anthem- Zlatan
- The Matter- Zlatan