This year has been full of different ups and downs starting with deaths of some US celebrities like Juice Wrld, pop smoke, Kobe Bryant, The burning of the World Heritage forest and The worst of all the Corona Virus pandemic Followed by the #EndSARS protest and the mass killings of protesters. With all these happenings, Talented Musicians in Nigeria did not relent to stop giving us good Music despite the situation.
Here is the list of the Top 7 Music album that was released in Nigeria this year.
A Better Time (ABT)#1
The ‘A Better Time’ album was released on November 13, 2020 and houses 14 tracks.Some of the tracks off the album that have been performing well include the lead single ‘FEM’ released in September which has over 12 million views on YouTube, ‘So Crazy’ featuring Lil Baby which was released days before the album was officially unveiled and a collaboration with rapper Nick Minaj titled ‘Holy Ground’ which has over 1.5 million views on YouTube already without a video.
So far, Davido has released two music videos for singles in the ‘A Better Time’ album: ‘FEM’ and ‘So Crazy’ which has managed 2.2 million views on YouTube in a week.
Made in Lagos (MiL) #2
Made in Lagos is the fourth studio album by Nigerian singer Wizkid. It was released on October 30, 2020, and features guest appearances from British artists Skepta and Ella Mai, American R&B singer H.E.R., Jamaican artists Projexx and Damian Marley, and Nigerian artists Burna Boy, Tems, Tay Iwar and Terri. Made in Lagos dispels those doubts over 14 tracks. Here, he’s finally balanced the formula to unite home and abroad with big pop songs that can compete across cultures and an underlying theme that embraces his roots. The project is dedicated to Lagos, Nigeria’s bubbling creative hub, historically the beating heart of Africa’s art community.
Twice as Tall #3
Twice as Tall is the fifth studio album by Nigerian singer Burna Boy. It was released on August 14, 2020, by Spaceship Entertainment, Atlantic Records and Warner Music.Twice as Talldebuted at Number 54 on the Top 200 Albums Chart, amassing 11.4 million audio streamsStateside, an increase of around 50 percent relative to African Giant's opening week of 8.5 million.The pensive tone of Twice as Tall may throw off fans of Burna’s more danceable tracks, but “Wonderful,” “Onyeka (Baby),” “Naughty by Nature,” and “Comma” offer reprieve from the album’s focus and fury, bringing the levity to an impressive mid-album stretch.
Carpe Diem is a Latin phrase that’s used to urge someone to enjoy the present and worry less of the future.
However, Olamide is an Artiste that never disappoints his fans since the year 2011 he broke into the music industry.
The singer took to his social media pages in the early hours of Thursday to release the 12-track project to his numerous followers.
The body of work features Fireboy Omah Lay, Bella Shmurda, Phyno, Bad Boy Timz and Peruzzi.
Fireboy DML dropped his new 17-song album, Apollo, which was released on the 19th of August The Nigerian singer's new album features collaborations with Olamide, Wande Coal and D Smoke.The album features familiar and fresh production from previous collaborators Pheelz, Type A, iamBeatz, and P.Prime, as well as a feature verse from Nigerian hip-hop heavyweight and APOLLO executive producer Olamide, who has a knack for discovering and developing new talent.
Following the success of His hit track “You”,mah Lay serves fans with a heart-warming studio project titled “Get Layd“.“Get Layd”,is made up of 5 tracks featuring his previously released song “You” which has gained massive listens in the streaming platform.
Omah Lay released his Get Layd album on the 22nd of May.
Afro Pop, vol. 1#7
Singer and Popular songwriter, Adekunle Gold has released his highly anticipated third studio album dubbed Afro-Pop Volume 1.
The album comes packed with 10 tracks. Released under EMI with licensing from Universal Music Operations Limited. The 33-year-old had earlier released some tracks as lead singles like AG Baby featuring Nailah Blackman.
Adekunle Gold released his album on 21st of August
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