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When it comes to music and entertainment “Naija no dey carry last”. This is a confirmed fact globally.
Amidst the cascades of events this year, Nigerian artistes have consistently been giving us hits back to back. If you looking for the best Nigerian albums in 2020 to vibe to this weekend, here is a list of top Nigerian albums in 2020.
P.S: This list is no particular order and albums selected in this article are solely based on our own suggestions. There are still tons of amazing albums released this year that are not on the list.
DJ Cuppy – “Original Copy”
The young DJ has done a fantastic work in this album. Original Copy was released on the 21st of August 2020, and it featured other top artistes like Teni, Fireboy, Seyi Shay, Efya, Stonebwoy, Sir Shina Peters, Nonso Amadi and so on.
The album is a perfect blend of Afro beats and pop and within 24 hours of its release, the album amassed rave reviews as all 12 tracks of it made it to the top 100 Nigerian songs on Apple Music
In her own words “There are no longer rules in music, some of my songs are a soundbite so Original copy is an album to me. There are 11 songs with an interlude and I was born on 11/11. I am a strong believer in my intuition and I want this album to represent me and make sure my individuality is part of each song. Ever heard of Synchroncity? I went back to my root, where I am from; Epe and mixed with locals. I visited my family’s farm and recorded lots of ambient and animal sounds. If you listen carefully you can hear these in each track”
Burna Boy- “Twice as Tall”
The African Giant released this masterpiece on the 14th of August, 2020. The 15 track album features the likes of hip hop stars such as, Diddy,Chris Martin, Naughty by Nature, Youssou N’Dour, Sauti Sol, Stormzy and so on.
The Album is filled with powerful and meaningful lyrics on a perfect blend of different melodies with that African touch.The album got over 7 million streams hours upon its release and it gained the 54th spot on the Billboard 200 making it the highest Nigerian charting album in the history of the chart.
In his words " “Twice as Tall” is the album about a period of time in my life. It’s the album about the struggle for freedom. It’s the album about life in general, real life, good times, bad times, happy times, sad times, great times”
Fireboy DML – “Apollo”
For some reasons, Fireboy’s Apollo album is an album that resonates with the Nigerian youths, the album was named after “Apollo” who in Greek mythology is recognized as the Olympian god of light, truth, prophecy, poetry, healing, and music.
In his own words “ My Second studio album, Apollo is about evolution, growth, love and the pain that comes with it. My legacy will not be forgotten”. The album features some top artiste such as D Smoke, Wande Coal and Olamide.
In Sepetember, One of the songs in the album “Champion” was featured by the UEFA champions “Bayern Munich and the song would also be featured on FIFA 21 Soundtracks. Fireboy’s album is a perfect blend of Afro sounds to vibe with this weekend
Some other worthy mentions are;
King of Love- Kizz Daniel
Restless - Simi
Road To CDK – Zlatan
Vibes and Insha Allah – Reminisce
Rema Compilation – Rema
Tiwa Savage – “Celia”
Olamide – “Carpe Diem”