Tuesday 8 January 2019

Review: 10 Hottest Nigerian Standalone Songs In 2018

I have to be honest, I know a lot of people will come for me with this list so before I carry on, let me just quickly say, make una no vex, if you don’t see your favourite song on this list.
This is a compilation of the hottest songs of 2018, whether it was released as a single or it was part of an album, it doesn’t matter, what  matters is that it was released in 2018 and was done by an individual artiste (no feature).

With that being said, I present to you the Hottest Standalone Songs of 2018

1.      Olamide - Science Student: This was the first hit song of the year, Olamide dropped this song as early January 11th 2018 and till about April this song was still topping charts all over the country. As produced by Young John, this song became an instant national anthem, I mean we were still enjoying Wo, which was dropped in November 2017 but as soon as Science Student dropped it took over everywhere

2.      L.A.X - Gbefun: No doubt L.A.X has had a very successful year, he opened his music company RASAKI HQ the dropped his debut about titled Rasaki. Before then he has been dropping some singles in anticipation of the album but the one that spread like wildfire was Gbefun produced by Minz, the song made the anticipation for LA.X' album higher.

3.      Barry Jhay - Aiye: Another next rated artiste to watch out for is Barry Jhay, Barry Jhay found himself in that situation where his song became more popular than him and the reason was because little was known about him, people were much more interested in the song than the artiste. From the streets to the clubs, radio station and even some churches, this was the song on everybody lips. The answer to who exactly is Barry Jhay was answered months after, when he finally released the video of the song.

4.      Victor AD - Wetin We Gain: One of the next rated artiste to watch out for next year, Victor AD broke into the limelight when he featured on Erigga’s Motivation and before we could say Jack Robinson he dropped Wetin We Gain, a song that has gone on to become a national anthem.

5.      Burna Boy - Ye: I have to be honest like most of Burna Boy's songs, a lot of people slept on this song when it first came out, if not for the video of this song and the free publicity from international rapper Kanye West, a lot people won’t probably have caught the Ye madness. After the video was released the song became the new national anthem as it was all over the place, it became even more people when Kanye West dropped his YE album, due to the fact that it was the same name, people that had not discovered the song stumble on it while they were looking for Kanye's album.

6.      Olamide - Motigbana: After Science Student, Olamide was struggling to release another hit song and this he was very much aware of that he had to do a collaboration with Wizkid (Kana) which was well received till he dropped the video of the song, that was the end of that song, but thanks to Killertunez, Olamide was able to put that behind him as he released Motigbana, a song that became an instant national hit and it’s still trending till now.

7.      Davido - Assurance: Before this song dropped, Davido said the song will be the biggest song of the year and just 24hrs after releasing the video it got over a million views on Youtube, it’s safe to say he knew what he was talking about. Without any doubt this was one of the biggest songs of the year.

8.      Wande Coal - So Mi So: As produced by Juls, So Mi So is not your regular highlife song, this is a perfect blend of Afro highlife and Afro pop put together in one song, and without any doubt this song by Wande Coal was a straight up banger as it topped charts across the continent.

9.      Small Doctor - Remember: No offense as I say this in a very positive way, Small Doctor is the only artiste that will sing a complete song with nursery rhymes and still find a way to make that song a smashing hit, if you ask me that is pure talent. Remember is full of nursery rhymes as this song will definitely bring back those fun childhood memories out of you. Credit has to go to Shocker for the marvelous production on this song I can’t even begin to explain the madness that this song caused on the streets.

10.  Lil Kesh – Again O: I’m saying this with all honesty, Lil Kesh didn’t have a great 2018, Yes he dropped one of the hottest song for the year in Again O but before then the artiste that many thought was going to take over from Olamide wasn’t really anywhere to be found musically, which was why I was happy about the reception this song got from the streets, it shows that the street still loves him as this song became an instant hit right from the second it dropped. As produced by Rexxie, Again O is Kesh's best song so far in the last one year and this is the kind of hit song that will put him back at the top.

Now before you all come for me, let me quickly say that you are free to drop your own list of the Hottest Standalone Songs of 2018 because I know some of you will not agree with this list, so yes free feel to drop your own list, and if you agree with at least half of this list, don’t forget to give me thumbs up

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