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Top Nigerian songs that have made an international impact

Top Nigerian songs that have made an international impact aren’t necessarily the ones that featured foreign artists (s), most of the songs are pure Afrobeat and created from the root.

For the past few years, Nigerian songs have been rapidly gaining ground and making an impact on the international stage.

The music of Nigeria includes many kinds of traditional (folk) and popular music fused in one genre as afrobeat or Afropop.

Top Nigerian songs that have made an international impact
Top Nigerian songs that have made an international impact

Afrobeat is a genre that implies the mixture of components or elements of West African musical varieties including highlife and fuji music with western jazz and subsequently funk and soul influences, now stylized as Afropop.

These are songs from Nigerian artiste that travels beyond boundary

2Baba – African Queen

Top Nigerian songs that have made an international impact
2Baba

African Queen is a song by 2Baba, it was released in 2004 as a supporting single to his debut album that launched him as a viable solo artist.

It cracked the border and became an international, in 2006, African Queen was used in the soundtrack for the film ‘Phat Girlz’, which was released internationally.

D’Banj – Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist is a song by D’banj, it was released in 2012, as a supporting single from DB Records’ compilation album titled  D’Kings Men

Top Nigerian songs that cracked the border
D’Banj

Oliver Twist debuted at number nine (9)  on the UK Singles Chart becoming the first-ever Nigeria song to debut on the chart, the visual also had the cameo appearance of Kanye West.

 

Wizkid – Ojuelegba

Top Nigerian songs that have made an international impact
Wizkid

Ojuelegba” is a song by Wizkid, it was released in 2014In 2015 as a supporting single self-titled second studio album Ayo

Drake was the first mainstream artiste who jumped on the wave, remixing Wizkid‘s Ojuelegba song and from then established a relationship that birthed his hit single ‘One Dance

Davido – Fall

Fall is a song by Nigerian singer Davido, it was released in 2017.

Top Nigerian songs that have made an international impact
Davido

It debuted in US Billboard Hot R&B Songs at #25 becoming the longest charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard.

Burna Boy – Ye

“Ye” is a song by Burna Boy, it was released 2018, 

Top Nigerian songs that have made an international impact
Burna boy

It peaked at #26 on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop and #31 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts

Rema – Iron Man

Iron is a song by Rema, it was released in 2019.

Top Nigerian songs that cracked the border
Rema

The song appeared on Barack Obama‘s 2019 summer playlist

Wizkid & Tems – Essence

Top Nigerian songs that have made an international impact
Tems

Tems collaboration with Wizkid on their song Essence earned her multiple entries on Bilboard charts and massive reception of song on worldwide airplays mainstream.

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