It’s 2017, and new acts are popping up all over the place. however, some days, like today, mans must pause and just appreciate some videos that have been fire over the years, till date. So, I have carefully, painstakingly and solemnly put together a list of the top 10 most watched Nigerian music videos on YouTube, and I’m sure you would agree with me when I say these jams and their videos are fire.
- COME CLOSER – WIZKID FT DRAKE: You know how this video was released and there was so much talk about how Wizkid could not get Drake to ‘come closer’? Drake’s invisibility in the video got everybody talking, but Wizkid can’t even be bothered as the music video hit 46,199,877 views on YouTube. The best way to show em haters is to kill them with success, right?
Wizkid feat Drake-Come Closer
I Swear I’m About To Twerk On Yourll haha
— Nelisiwe Shembe (@NelisiweShembe) October 7, 2017
Another come closer video and Drake’s shadow isn’t on it ….. you need babalawo to tell you that Drake doesn’t know Wizkid?
— Min Of JellofMent 👅 (@iamTestedOkay) July 1, 2017
- COLLABO – P-SQUARE FT DON JAZZY: I honestly didn’t like this song very much at first, but eventually it just kinda wormed its way into my music loving heart. The beat, the song as a whole, and the video. The humorous undertones of the video and the awesome picture quality combined with the vibe of the song will have you nodding your head, tapping your fingers, anything. Apparently I’m not the only one who got caught in the spell that the video weaves, because the video has all of 47,036,387 views!
Collabo | Psquare ft don jazzy
I still love this song😍😍😍😍
— ◆Lyndaaaaaaaaaaaaaa◆ (@lyndakaloki) October 28, 2017
- BUM BUM REMIX – TIMAYA FT SEAN PAUL: This video. I almost have no words for it. All the skin, the ass showing all over the place, and let’s not forget the twerking. The twerking! It was on another level entirely. It was almost too much for me really, but then again the people’s love for some good ass supersedes my need for modesty because the video somehow raked up 48,117,539 views. Impressive!
Now that I’m done jiggling my booty to Timaya’s Bum Bum Remix ft Sean Paul I can now sleep 😅😅😊😊 ROBADIWANG.
— Motshabi Kgomo (@emmah_kay) September 9, 2016
- IF – DAVIDO: Okay so I’m gonna be as honest as I possibly can. I don’t exactly like this song. Maybe because of how much attention I pay to lyrics, and the song’s pretty glaring lack of lyrical content, but it is a pretty good song if you just want to let off steam, move your body a bit. It’s all over the place, and has a total of 48,727,103 views on YouTube. I have to admit though, Davido does know how to thrill his fans with his videos.
If by Davido is such a big tune omg
— DJ Zo (@zomanno) October 23, 2017
- DO LIKE THAT – KOREDE BELLO: Yaay! Korede Bello be making all Bellovers proud. This song – which by the way is such a jam – has 52,262,931 views on YouTube! I really really love Korede Bello. Apart from the fact that he’s a real treat for the eye, he has a really unique voice and his style of music gets us everytime. Go Korede!
korede bello – do like that 💘💘💘💘
— double menton (@gabrielletrllt) October 15, 2017
- MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN: Now this right here? This is my jam! The beat, the Ghana feel of it, the video, every single thing about it is absolutely on fire. Runtown did an amazing job with this one, I have to give it to him. It’s an amazing song. And I’m obviously not the only one who thinks so, because this video had 54,262,931 views on YouTube. Runtown wasn’t lying when he called himself ‘Sound God’ apparently.
Mad Over You – Runtown.
October, but still Same impact it had on me back in February.
— I’m Peace Man. (@SBala_) October 20, 2017
When RunTown – Mad over you comes on I can’t help but smile omds 😭🎉
— joe (@Joelynelias) October 18, 2017
- SHEKINI – PSQUARE: Our favorite Nigerian duo made it twice on this chart, this time raking up 54,740,790 views on the music video for Shekini. I love this video too. And the song has me moving every single time.
@rudeboypsquare I really love Shekini!!!! Learned about your song in Zumba class and now can’t sop playing and singing.
— Roslyn (@504bayou) October 7, 2017
- PANA – TEKNO: I belong to the school of thought that believes Tekno doesn’t get the recognition he deserves. This nigga is a bundle of talents yo! Pana was one song that rocked the music scene in Nigeria, from weddings, to birthdays, to virtually every event. And then the video dropped and got us all hooked. With a whooping 55,569,103 views, Pana ranks 3rd on the list.
Tekno X Pana 💃🔥🔥🔥
Been saying Naija music is everything😍😍I’m so hooked😣
— The Flower 🌻 (@iamTlaly_Xo) October 28, 2017
- PERSONALLY – PSQUARE: Third time yo! Call it a hat-trick. Psquare is on the list again with their hit song Personally. I remember jamming up to this song every time it came on. I think I still have the lyrics somewhere in my head. Anyway, Personally is ranked #2 on this countdown with 79,039,515 views. Psquare sure knows how to show who the boss is!
Personally – Psquare
i still remember bopping to this pic.twitter.com/qQIPWYJoo5
— nae (@iIovjin) October 8, 2017
And finally… the number one…
1: JOHNNY – YEMI ALADE: Stand up, stand up, for the champion! It’s all about girl power as Yemi Alade tops the list with her hit track, Johnny which has 79,039,515 views! Maybe boys being scum might not always be such a bad thing after all. I’m just saying. Congratulations to Yemi Alade on this. It’s a big deal really.
And the countdown ends here… is there any song you would have thought for sure was going to make the cut but didn’? Any song you don’t think should have so many views? We want to know what you think?!
- Yemi alade johnny 79,039,515
- Personally 78,907,777
- Pana 55,569,103
- Psquare shekini 54,740,790
- Mad over you 54,262,931
- Do like that 52,845,254
- If 48,727,103
- Timaya bum bum remix 48,117,539
- Collabo 47,036,387
- Come closer 46,199,877
- Oliver twist 43,622,802