Top 10 Trending Music In Nigeria
In Nigeria, the music scene is ablaze with a selection of incredible songs that bring immense joy and happiness to listeners.
Many music enthusiasts are always curious to know which songs are currently making waves in the country. Luckily, we’re here to shed light on the top 10 trending music in Nigeria.
In recent times, Nigerian music has undergone a significant transformation.
A new wave of artists has emerged, creating a fresh and distinctive sound by blending traditional African music with elements of modern pop, hip-hop, and R&B. This captivating fusion has struck a chord with audiences not only in Nigeria but also around the globe.
Nigeria boasts a wealth of talented artists who tirelessly strive to light up every party with their soulful melodies.
These remarkable trending songs have become massive hits that you simply cannot afford to miss.
Some of these tracks are not only dominating the Nigerian music scene but are also making waves across Africa and the rest of the world. In this article, we will focus on the top 10 songs that have captured the hearts of music lovers.
Once again, the Nigerian Music Industry has graced us with an array of delightful Naija melodies. So without further ado, let’s dive into the world of music and explore the top 10 trending songs in Nigeria right now.
10. Me & U – Tems
Me & U is a song by Nigerian international singer and songwriter, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems. The song was released as a single on 5 October 2023, through RCA Records.
It was written and produced by both GuiltyBeatz and Tems and marks her first solo since her extended play If Orange Was a Place (2021).
The song charted on the UK official singles chart, peaking at no 36, the New Zealand Hot Singles at no 22, and the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.
- Apple Music: 38
- Spotify: 46
- Youtube: 23
9. City Boys – Burna Boy
Burna boys’s City Boys takes ninth place among the top 10 trending songs and music in Nigeria.
The song was released on September 22, 2023, as the fifth single from Burna Boy’s seventh studio album, I Told Them… It was produced by MD$ and Ruuben and samples Jeremih’s February 2009 single, “Birthday Sex”.
The song charted in numerous countries across the world including the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Ireland, Netherlands, and Switzerland.
- Apple Music: 11
- Spotify: 9
- Youtube: 5
8. Lonely at the Top – Asake
Nigeria’s longest-running number-one song of all time, Lonely at the Top by Asake grabs the number eighth spot among the top trending songs in Nigeria.
The song was released on June 16, 2023, as part of his second studio album Work of Art, through YBNL Nation and Empire Distribution.
As earlier stated due to the popularity of the song all over the globe, it broke the record for the longest-running number-one song on the Nigeria Official Music Chart TurnTable Top 100.
- Apple Music: 28
- Spotify: 37
- Youtube: 5
7. Oscroh (Pepperline) – Shallipopi
Nigerian street act, Crown Uzama, popularly as Shallipopi, grabs the no 7 spot on the top 10 trending music in Nigeria with his electrifying hit single Oscroh (Pepperline).
The song was released on the 13th of foctober 2023, attaining critical and commerical popularity among lovers of music across the nation. The track featured on his recently dropped two-track EP Planet Pluto.
- Apple Music: 15
- Spotify: 25
- Youtube: 40
6. DND – Rema
Nigerian Born International Superstar, Rema grabs the Number 6 spot on the top 10 trending songs in Nigeria, with his Chart topping track DND, the song was part of his recently released EP Ravage, released on the 27th of October 2023.
Like numerous songs on this list, DND was released to commercial and critical acclaim, topping numerous Music chart across the continent.
- Apple Music: 5
- Spotify: 4
- Youtube: 16
5. Pidgin & English – BNXN
Pidgin & English by rising Nigerian Afrobeat sensation BNXN takes the fifth spot among the top 10 trending music in Nigeria.
The song was released on the 4th of October 2023 through T.Y.E. / EMPIRE Music. The song was released as the 6th track on his debut album, Sincerely Benson.
The track was one of the most criticially acclaimed songs on the album, hence attaining nationwide popularity.
- Apple Music: 13
- Spotify: 11
- Youtube: 55
4. Ngozi – Crayon & Ayra Starr
Ngozi by the Mavin Signees, Crayon & Ayra Starr grabs the number four spot among the top 10 trending songs in Nigeria.
The song was released as the third track on Crayon’s Debut album, Trenches to Triumph on 21st of July 2023, through Mavin Global Holdings Ltd and Blowtime Entertainment.
The song is a sleeper hit, recently attaining popularity as well as commercial success.
- Apple Music: 24
- Spotify: 19
- Youtube: 6
3. My G – Kizz Daniel
Viral internet hit, My G by Nigerian Super Star Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe popularly know as Kizz Daniel takes the third spot among the top 10 trending songs in Nigeria.
The song was released as the 2nd track of his fifth studio album, Maverick, released on the 27th July 2023, through FlyBoy INC and distributed through EMPIRE Music.
The song unlike other songs on the track is a sleeper hit, recently attaining popularity across social media platforms in the country.
- Apple Music: 7
- Spotify: 6
- Youtube: 4
2. Smooth Criminal – Rema
Rema makes the list again, with his his recently released Extended Play, Ravage. The third track on the EP SMooth Criminal, grabs the number 2 spot among top trending songs in Nigeria.
As earlier stated it was released on 26th of October 2023 through Mavin Global Holdings Ltd and Jonzing World Entertainment, becoming one of the most popular song in the country.
- Apple Music: 18
- Spotify: 13
- Youtube: 31
1. Blood on the Dance Floor- ODUMODUBLVCK, Bloody Civilian & Wale
Blood on the dance floor by Nigerian rapper and song writer Odumodublvck with Bloody Civilian and the Nigerian American Rapper Wale. The song was released as the eight track for the Odumodublavck’s debut album Eziokwu.
The album was released on the 6th of October 2023 and is filled with numerous hit songs such as Declan Rice, DOg Eat Dog and many others. It was released through NATIVE Records/Def Jam Recordings.
- Apple Music: 3
- Spotify: 3
- Youtube: 7
Methodology and Criteria for Ranking
Our ranking of the top 10 trending music in Nigeria is based on a combination of factors that reflect the popularity and impact of the songs.
The primary criterion is the number of streams and downloads across various digital platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music.
Additionally, the level of radio airplay and TV rotation is considered, as it indicates the songs that are receiving significant exposure and attention.
Social media engagement, including the number of views, likes, shares, and comments on platforms like YouTube and Instagram, is also considered.
The charts are updated regularly to reflect the current trends and preferences of Nigerian music listeners, ensuring that the ranking captures the latest hits and emerging artists.
The goal is to provide an accurate reflection of the music that is resonating with the Nigerian audience and shaping the country’s musical landscape.
The Top 10 Trending Music In Nigeria 2023 (Updated)
The table below is for the top 10 trending and hottest Naija songs as of June 2023. It contains the song titles, artist names as well as the total number of streams they have accumulated on Spotify.
|1.||Blood on The dancle||Odumodublvck ft Bloody Civillian and Wale|
|3.||My G||Kizz Daniel|
|4.||Ngozi||Crayon and Ayra Starr|
|5.||Pidgin & English||BNXN|
|8.||Lonely At the Top||Asake|
|9.||City Boys||Burna Boy|
|10.||Me & U||Tems|