Here is the Jaguda annual list of the top Nigerian songs in 2017. The year has witnessed thousands of music releases, some songs have been incredible, others have been average and some have been dead on arrival.
We have decided to bring a synopsis of some of the best songs to come out of the year. We have hand picked only those songs that been worthwhile in terms of airplay, download, sales, and overall popularity.
As you would guess, a lot of the songs on here are some of the biggest artists of 2017.
So here we go!
25Something Light – Falz ft. Ycee
Actor and versatile rapper Falz did not fail to make an impression in a year full of stiff competition. The bahd gut hooked up with raving colleague Ycee for a sensational jam ‘Something Light’. The song hit the spot as many folks started using ‘something light’ in their everyday convo. This makes our top 25 songs of 2017.
24Fix Up Ur Lives – MI Abaga
Veteran Nigerian emcee MI Abaga was in the eye of the storm after he released a controversial hip-hop slamming some of his colleagues. It didn’t take long for the track to gain buzz has most rappers jumped on the momentum to express how they felt towards the Chocolate City boss tape. Somehow MI Abaga showed he still influences the game as he was able to get rappers talking.
23Living things – 9ice ft. Davido
Alapomeji 9ice had one of the most controversial track on the year ‘Living Things’ which is open to different interpretation. However, the song is a jam regardless and a very popular club anthem. ‘Mofe Cha che’ is also a popular street slang thanks to the song.
22Easy Jeje – Reekado Banks
Mavin Records finest Reekado Banks came through with a wedding themed song ‘Easy (Jeje)’. The Altims produced beats was just good enough for the Mavin music star to ride on. This song is always on a DJ’s playlist at Owambe and wedding parties. Our number 22.
21Yolo Yolo – Seyi Shay
One of Nigeria’s finest female act Seyi Shay showed she still got it in her with her 2017 debut song ‘Yolo Yolo’. The track which is a nice blend of highlife, afrobeat and salsa was produced by DJ Coublon. Seyi Shay wowed on every level on the track. ‘Yolo Yolo’ is our number 21.
20Augment – Phyno ft. Olamide
Industry BFFs Phyno and Olamide brought in their nice chemistry on ‘Augment’. This song follows the pattern of older successful tracks like ‘Connect’ and ‘Fada Fada’. ‘Augment’ is party starter all thanks to the beautiful beats by Masterkraft.
19Joromi – Simi
Joromi joromi I want you to love me…’, from the beginning of the song to the end X3M music act Simi shone on the track. ‘Joromi’ has been one of the most played songs across all Nigerian radio. A very beautiful video was shot to further complement the tune.
18Telli Person – Timaya ft. Olamide & Phyno
Egberi Papa 1 as he is fondly called has not had a year he did not register a hit song to his credit. Timaya teamed up with Phyno and Olamide to drop the gyration packed ‘Telli Person’. The lyrics may be nothing to write home about but it sure made us dance during the year.
17Mama – Tekno ft. Wizkid
This collaboration came in as a surprise considering what is perceived as Wizkid sub at Tekno. Nigerian fans couldn’t ask for more as both music hot shots brought their vibe on ‘Mama’. Another brilliant collaboration in the outgoing year.
16Ma Lo – Tiwa Savage
King and Queen of Nigerian music reunited on together to drop one of the best collaboration of the year. Tiwa Savage once again exploited her chemistry with Wizkid on ‘Ma Lo’, the song is everything and the video makes it a lot hotter. Mrs Teebillz and star boy did come through on this one as we all love it.
15Gaaga Shuffle – 2Baba
Nigerian music veteran 2Baba wasn’t allowing his younger colleagues beat him out of the game. Baba reinvented with his own pon pon inspired sound ‘Gaaga Shuffle’. The track wasn’t just good for Innocent Idibia but for Nigerian music lovers who savored every bit of the groovy carefree track.
14Pour Me Water – Mr Eazi
A controversial act during the year, the Headies 2016 ‘Next Rated’ winner hooked up with E-Kelly for another big one, ‘Pour Me Water’. Mr Eazi rode on the fat beats as he urged his lover to quench his burning thirst. As typical of Mr Eazi his lyrics here are laid back and simple.
13Yeba – Kiss Daniel
After an amazing debut album former G-Worldwide star did not forget his template for churning out hits. ‘Yeba’ is an outstanding song with simple and groovy kind of lyrics. Kiss Daniel went retro with this but the result is a radio, club and wedding banger.
12For Life – Runtown
Eric Manny music superstar returned with an instant hit ‘For Life’ inline with the growing ‘pon pon’ style of making music. The jam sees Runtown express his feelings to his love interest who he promises to love for life.
11Maradona – Niniola
Firstly, Niniola is having the best year in her professional career thanks to her big hit ‘Maradona’. The queen of Afro-house did marvelous on that badass Sarz beat. The song which talks about a lecherous boyfriend is a fan favorite and very relatable.
10Daddy Yo – Wizkid ft. Efya
The star boy had an easy head start into 2017 with his reggaeton influenced ‘Daddy Yo’. The track sees Wizkid deliver worthy lyrics to the dance-able song. Thumps up to Efya for an amazing hook.
9Mama – Mayorkun
Davido’s protege and DMW signee, Mayorkun solidified his star status a bit more this year with his ‘pon pon’ inspired hit ‘Mama’. It’s no brained that the ladies are deeply in love with this song. ‘Mama’ has been one massive jam since release.
8WO – Olamide
‘Wo’ is one of the finest songs Olamide has made in his career, with over 13 million streams on YouTube. The lyrics ‘Awon ti ka body wo… oya jo bi mummy wo… oya jo bi daddy wo’ are just unforgettable. No party, Owambe etc., is complete without being served ‘Wo’ combined with a few strokes of shaku shaku dance routine.
7Juice – Ycee
The Tinny Entertainment rapper easily became the most outstanding rapper in the outgoing year with ‘Juice’. The song wasn’t only a buzz track in Nigeria but was also doing great overseas. American music mogul Diddy played the song by Ycee while marking his 48th anniversary.
6Fia – Davido
Davido yet again burned the charts just after dropping his fourth song of the year aptly titled ‘FIA’. The song is still a pretty hot jam at the moment, OBO addressed the unfortunate death of his friend in the song. It was one of the top 5 most searched songs in Nigeria this year.
5All Over – Tiwa Savage
Tiwa has enjoyed an exciting year and that precedence was set after the release of her hit ‘All Over’. The song was literally all over the place especially at weddings. Tiwa’s ‘All Over’ is the most watched music video by any female Nigerian female artist in 2017 on YouTube.
4Yawa – Tekno
TripleMG lead act continued his fine form in 2017 with a mid tempo hit ‘Yawa’. Tekno apended hus humorous lyrics on the thumping beats made by Masterkraft. ‘Yawa’ is one of the best songs with lots of street cred in the passing year. It didn’t only rock Naija but got on some international playlist.
3Fall – Davido
Davido did not come to look Uche face in 2017, the Sony Music star again dropped another instant banger ‘Fall’. It didn’t take time for the song to become a fan favorite. On street corners, pub houses, clubs etc., it’s one of the most played songs this year.
2Come Closer – Wizkid
Wizkid pulled off another flawless collaboration with Canadian rapper Drake on his mega hit ‘Come Closer’. As one of the stand out tracks from Wizkid’s third studio album ‘SFTOS’, ‘Come Closer’ has garnered decent airplay on American airwaves, thousands of units of the track has been sold in foreign land. The Sarz produced track has over 50 million views on YouTube.
1If – Davido
From the get go, OBO was on the path to conquer 2017 with the release of his top grossing song. Since release, ‘IF’ has top various music charts across the country and also had international traction. The song currently has over 56 million views on YouTube.