Here are the most viewed Nigerian music videos of the past decade.
A day ago, Nigerian PR Consultant, Ogaga Sakpaide released the list after due research. Upon verification, Phylix’s Blog has decided to run with it.
The list is created off the number of views the videos for those songs were able to amass on YouTube. The decade in view is between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2019.
Here are the songs in the top 20;
- Fall by Davido (153 million views): The song is the biggest cross-over Nigerian pop song ever. It charted on Billboard’s digital airplay chart. The weirdness is how the song began charting in the US two years after its release. Cardi B also leaked an unreleased remix to the song.
- Way Maker by Sinach (136 million views): This is the biggest Nigerian cross-over song ever. It is sung in churches across the world and performed by Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir.
- Pana by Tekno (116 million views): In 2016, this song was huge in the US – especially the major cities. Ebro Darden confirmed it in a chat with Davido on Ebro In The Morning circa 2018.
- Johnny by Yemi Alade (111 million views): This was the biggest pop song by a female Nigerian artist in the past decade. It also catapulted Yemi Alade into superstardom.
- Mad Over You by Runtown (98 million views): This was the song that defined an entire era of Nigerian music. This era was the heavy Ghana-influenced sound of 2016. It was also the biggest song of 2016.
- If by Davido (97 million views): ‘Fall’ might have been the biggest cross-over song from Davido’s immense 2017 run, but ‘IF’ started that run.
- Personally by P-Square (95 million views): This was one of the final mega hits of P Square’s run.
- Do Like That by Korede Bello (89 million views): A surprise on the list, considering it’s not even close to being Bello‘s biggest song
- Come Closer by Wizkid (86 million views): This was the second collaboration between Wizkid and Drake. The song was slightly lukewarm in Nigeria, but it was a pivotal part of ‘afrobeats to the world.’
- On The Low by Burna Boy (85 million views): After Burna’s run with his sixth studio project, Outside, this was his follow-up single and boy, did it blow up?
- Kontrol by Maleek Berry (76 million views): Despite Maleek Berry’s 2017 run, this is another surprise on the list.
- Collabo by P-Square (75.5 million views): This was a power collaboration in Nigerian music. Don Jazzy ran a hook with longtime pals, P Square. They were also dramatic in the music video – three men obsessing over a beautiful woman.
- Bank Alert by P-Square (75.3 million views): This was another one of the final hits P Square had.
- FIA by Davido (71 million views): In Nigeria, this was arguably Davido‘s biggest hit of 2017 – it was as if the song stayed true to its title. Upon release, it went nuclear.
- Shekini by P-Square (70 million views): This is P Square’s third entrance on the list.
- Duro by Tekno (68.7 million views): This was the second song on Tekno’s immense 2016 run.
- I Know Who I Am by Sinach (68.5 million views): This was the Nigerian gospel song of 2015 – everywhere, people make noise.
- Soco by Wizkid (62 million views): After a fairly lukewarm 2017, Wizkid returned with a bang of bangs. ‘Soco’ was arguably Nigeria’s song of the year for 2018.
- Aye by Davido (58 million views): This is Davido’s fourth entry on the list.
- Only You Jesus by Ada (56 million views): The third gospel song on this list.