2016 is over and NaijaBamBam is proud to bring to you the top 25 songs that rocked the year. This is a synopsis of our top most impactful songs released during the calendar year.
Drawing up this list has not been easy because Twenty16 recorded a low output of songs and a downgrade of quality. Fewer songs with lots of competition to make the list.
Nevertheless, in the midst of all that there are few songs that really stood out during the course of the year. Let’s jump right into the list.
1. Tekno – Pana
Should this really be a question? Tekno’s Pana has been the most recognizable Nigerian song this year. It’s crossed boundaries, and any fan of Afro-Pop will point to this song first as the one. Krizbeatz did something special on the beat, and Tekno with his massive musical talent maximized the potential in the beat and production. Simple. It’s the song of the year.
Kiss Daniel dropped his debut album, New Era, this year and proceeded to dominate the music scene in Nigeria with hit after hit. The biggest one was Mama, and it’s one of the hottest songs of the year. You can make a legitimate argument for it being #1 also. No coincidence that it’s google’s most searched Nigerian song of 2016.
In a year that was pretty forgettable for hip-hop, Phyno was a bit of a shining light. Phyno teamed up with his musical bff, Olamide and together they dropped this classic “ghetto thanksgiving” joint. Fada Fada is the type of song that hit to every generation in Nigeria, and you can say was a hair short of being played in churches. Like ‘Connect‘ from 2015, expect Fada Fada to still buzz well into 2017.
When you kick start a trend, and get hundreds of freestyle from your record, you know you’ve hit something special. By his standards, Olamide has had a relatively quiet 2016, but this record that dropped earlier in the year is arguably the biggest hip-hop record of the year. Really, Who You Epp?
2face linked up with Kenyan group, Sauti Sol, and ended up giving us one of the most complete songs of 2016. Lyrically it’s outstanding, the message is top notch, and the vocal performances from everyone. In addition, the video does the song justice in a way that not many videos do.