Nigerian music has over the years proliferated across streets, cities and countries and 2016 has been one of its kind. The songs released by these A-lists have eventually made them popular.
The hit tracks released in 2016 are numerous. They are easily heard on the street, at every party, clubs, radio/TV stations, even on the lips of kids. People find it difficult to resist dancing to these music because they were done to people’s taste. These songs also broke some records and won numerous awards.
ENCOMIUM Weekly presents to you the hottest songs of 2016…
Osinachi was one of the biggest hits year 2016. Though the original version of the song dropped in 2015 featuring Phyno but the collaboration with Davido was bigger as it dropped on Friday, January 8, 2016.
Davido came through with his high fidelity vocal performance relating to current events in his life from Dele Momodu to his baby mama while Humblesmith hit all the music notes harder.
Mama put the final stamp of approval on Kiss Daniel’s credentials as one of the hottest songs of. After the release of Woju and Laye, Kiss Daniel came through with his album in 2016. Kiss Daniel’s album New Era was named the album of the year at The Headies Award 2016.
The hit jam produced by Shizzi is no doubt one of the biggest songs year 2016. Various artistes bounced on the same track giving it even more popular trend across Africa.
The song, Kolewerk is definitely one of the biggest tunes of 2016 and it deserves to be on the top list. The song has a unique fusion with great beat which made it to be fully accepted by Nigerians and Africans as a whole.
In many ways, it’s a dream matchup. Two of the best regular rappers and music makers in Nigeria, Phyno and Olamide put out this lovely song. The song enjoyed alot of air play in 2016 and also bagged several awards including Song of the year at The Headies Award 2016.
Tekno is no doubt one of the artistes celebrated in 2016 with the release of several hit singles including Pana, Where and Diana among others.
The much awaited God Over Everything (GOE) album from Patoranking dropped last year and the song, No Kissing is one of the hottest Jams in the album. The song features the Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie.
Hit maker and CEO, YBNL National, Olamide, has been consistent with dope releases over the years. 2016 was a great year for Olamide as he released many hit singles including an album, The Glory December, 2016.
The comic rapper, Falz has carved a niche for himself in music and comedy making him one of most sought after in both fields.The song, Bad Baddo Baddest featured Olamide (Baddo) and Davido(Baddesst). The song enjoyed alot of airplay last year and its among one of the hottest hits of the year.
Reecado Banks doubled his effort last year with the release of amazing tracks including Oluwa Ni, Standard, Problem and many more. The Mavin Records young talent is doing more to remain at the top of his game.
- OLUWAFEMI SOEWU