In the history of Nigerian music, 2022 turns out to be an amazing year for the music industry as singles released as well as albums travelled far and wide and did amazing numbers.
American magazine Rolling Stone compiled a long list of Afropop songs that ruled 2022, and Nigerian artistes found themselves among the majority all through. The top five Nigerian artistes are;
First on the list is Burna Boy’s very popular song ‘Last Last’, a breakfast song that turned into a club anthem and then a global jam.
Oxlade’s Ku Lo Sa came second, for not just the incredible sounds which embodied passion but also for going seemingly viral on TikTok. Content creators took turns creating challenges for it and of course, covers were done as well.
The major music rave at the moment who is non other than Asake came third place with the remix of Sungba with Burna Boy. For someone relatively new in the industry, Asake had a good 2022, both at home and abroad. You could easily tell how amazing it was for Asake’s music career in 2022 when there was a stampede at his own concert in London.
Ayra Starr in her belt-sized mini skirt came fourth with Rush, another tune that took over the music industry and earned her recognition abroad. This song got people in a very celebratory mood as their blessings and beauty were rushing out even on Tiktok videos
Pheelz took over social media and speakers with his song, Finesse featuring Buju. He came fifth on the list.
Davido, Wizkid, Adekunle Gold, Don Jazzy’s Mavins, Kizz Daniel were other Nigerian artistes who managed to secure top spots. other African singers who made their debut on the list included Uncle Waffles, Kweku The Traveller, and AKA.
Mavin singer Ayra Starr made headlines over a video from her performance at this year’s Afrochella which took place in Ghana. A highlight from Ayra Starr’s performance showed the embarrassing moment she fell on the stage. The singer did not let this stop her as she quickly got up and continued her performance like nothing happened.