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The year 2021 has been a very melodious one as tons of music were released by Nigerian musicians. 2021 also saw the release of outstanding music by Nigerian musicians.

In this post is Daily Report Nigeria compiles a list of Top Nigerian Songs in 2021.

Top 10 Nigerian Songs in 2021

1. Wizkid ‘Essence’ ft. Tems

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Although Essence was released in 2020 as part of Wizkid’s Made in Lagos album, it got more recognition this year, as it had people jamming to the song from all parts of the world.

Essence by Wizkid kicked off with an outstanding performance by Nigerians songstress, Tems, and craftily produced by producers  Legendury Beatz and P2J.


This song got much talking, including international celebrities like Kevin Hart, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and lots more sharing videos of themselves jamming to the song.


2. Olamide ‘Rock’

Top 10 Nigerian Songs in 2021

In this slow jam, Legendary Nigerian singer, Olamide Baddo could be seen being a little flirtatious.

‘Rock’, which happens to be the lead single from Olamide’s new 10-track album makes the list of our top Nigerian Songs in the year 2021 due to its smoothness which you’ll find yourself repeating over and over again.


Speaking about the song, Olamide said; “The song is saying my lady doesn’t have to do too much to impress me — I love you already,” 

3. Burna Boy ‘Kilometre’

Top 10 Nigerian Songs in 2021

Ace Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy killed it with his single ‘Kilometre’.

In this single, the African Giant talked about the distance he had traveled, which figuratively is about his struggle to reach his current position as one of the top Artists in the world.

Kilometer is an addictive track that will get stuck in people’s heads and get you singing along.



4. Teni ‘For You’ ft. Davido

Top 10 Nigerian Songs in 2021

In this song, Nigerian singing sensation, Teni in collaboration with DMW boss, Davido dropped a jingle, in what looks like a romantic love tale.

In the video, Teni could be seen behind bars, as she comically relays the love story that led to her arrest.

“For You” is a standout from Teni’s Wondaland album.


5. Ladipoe ‘Feeling’ ft Buju

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My list is definitely incomplete without this hit banger. Feeling by Ladipoe has undeniably gained love and recognition from people as it is sung virtually everywhere.

Feeling by Ladipoe came as his first official track of the year 2021, andserves as a follow-up to his recently dropped track named Messiah Freestyle


6. Ruger ‘Bounce’

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With his angelic voice and eye-patch, Ruger has become one of Africa’s singing sensations with his song Bounce gained massive recognition in 2021.


‘Bounce’ is one of the highlights from Ruger’s Pandemic EL, and with just one listen, one can tell why this song is a hit.


7. Joeboy ‘Sip’ (Alcohol)

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It’s unarguable that Joeboy’s ‘Sip’ is one of Nigeria’s most listened to songs in 2021. The song got more recognition after it was used as a challenge on TikTok.

In this song, Joeboy, according to him sips his alcohol to clear his head from all worries, and with just a listen of this track, one can see why Sip Alcohol got used as a TikTok challenge in the first place.


8. Ayra Starr ‘Bloody Samaritan’

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Bloody Samaritan by Ayra Starr is undeniably one of the lead songs in the year 2021.

This hit song is the lead song in Ayra Starr’s 19 and Dangerous album, and now we understand why it is made the lead.

With just a listen to the rhythmic song, you’ll get yourself up and dancing in no time.



10. Ckay ‘Love Nwantiti’

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Number 10 on our list of best Nigerian songs for the year 2021 is no other than Love Nwantiti by Ckay.

Love Nwantiti, which literarily means small love in Igbo, explains Ckay’s desire for a romantic love life

The release of the song got many people’s attention as it depicts a typical romantic love life. The song got its major breakthrough when people, most especially girls started dancing to it on TikTok.



Well, the love for Ckay’s Love Nwantiti doesn’t end there, as the song gained more popularity, home and abroad, to the extent that Winnie Harlow, a popular Jamaican-Canadian fashion model danced to the song.


11. Fireboy DML ‘Peru’

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Last but not least is one of the most popular songs in 2021, Peru by Fireboy.

Peru is a hit single by Nigerian Afrolife singer, Fireboy, and the official single for the year 2021, and it was produced by Nigerian producer, Shizzi.


Fireboy tunes things up a bit as he features ace American rapper, Ed Sheeran in the remix of this hit banger.

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