Top 10 Nigerian Albums Of 2016


The year 2016 has been quite an eventful one in the Nigerian music industry. From the Olamide & Don Jazzy rift to the Okoye brothers dilemma and Blackface being a drama queen but one thing we need not forget is the fact that quite a number of albums have been churned out this year, from the good to the ugly.

As we wrap up 2016, we decide to give you the top 10 albums that made our year.

Check em’ out below in no particular order

1) Lil Kesh – Y.A.G.I


For a debut album, Lil Kesh’s 19 track compilation titled Y.A.G.I  didn’t fall below expectations. The 21 year old knew his target audience, the Streets, and he did dish out what they could relate to.

Y.A.G.I’s production was certainly on point and the delivery was finesse.

Tracks like Cause Trouble, Ibile & Efejoku were street anthems.

Available on iTunes

2) Brymo – Klitoris


The unconventional singer, Brymo, has very well mastered his artistry and imagery which has set him aside from others.  Although many might not agree, his new album Klitoris is his fifth studio album and the 11track compilation is genius work of art to satisfy our quench for creativity.

Available on iTunes

3) Tiwa Savage – R.E.D


R.E.D is an album that ushered Tiwa Savage back into the industry after her break of several months. In R.E.D, Tiwa Savage showed utmost versatility as she bounced on different sounds from the afro-pop to the RnB genre. Tiwa definitely showed how talented she was on R.E.D as the album was rich in content.

Available on iTunes

4) Reminisce – El -Hadji


Reminisce aka Alaga Ibile definitely brought in his A-Game on this one. He takes us on a journey just like the titled depicts.

The production from Sarz, Pheelz and Sossick should be applauded. Also, Reminisce cuts across all walks of life as his album was around Religion, Survival and Sex which most artiste shy away from.

Available on iTunes

5) Kiss Daniel – New Era


Kiss Daniel is certainly the kid of the New Era . 

He should be applauded for dishing out a 20 track album with no notable collaborations. That’s definitely rare these days when singers prefer riding on the success of other established acts.

The favourite records off the album are Jombo, Alone, Sin City, Mama.  DJ Coublon, Masterkraft, Young Jonn brought life to the album.

Certainly one of the best out of 2016.

Available on iTunes

6) Reekado Banks – Spotlight


In the Spotlight, nothing goes unnoticed including flaws but here is Reekado Banks flawless album titled “spotlight”. With production credits from Babyfresh, Altims and Don Jazzy, this captivating album is definitely a top notch one yet from him.

Available on iTunes

7) Adekunle Gold – Gold


Adekunle Gold has always remained on his lane of local Nigerian high-life sound and the use of Yoruba language which has obviously worked out well for him.

The album Gold basically leads one on the journey of  life, success, love and has messages in depth.

Available on iTunes

8) Phyno – Playmaker


Unlike his first album where Phyno went all out with bars, this Sophomore, The Playmaker actually depicts Phyno as a playmaker. This compilations saw him experimenting with different sounds like pop and highlife. This played out well for him and all of us as we have tunes like “Fada Fada”, “Connect”, “Ochie Dike ft Onyeka Onwenu” and more to jam to.

This is definitely a playmaker album.

Available on iTunes

9) Patoranking –  God Over Everything


In a country like Nigeria where a handful actually pay attention to the reggae and dancehall genre, Patoranking has managed to triumph the sullied waters as he debuted with God Over Everything which was majorly a reggae album.

The 16 track album which is a dance hall album hand guest features from the likes of Wizkid, Phyno, Olamide, Sarkodie, Elephant Man, Konshens & Kwam 1 with Patoranking delivering majorly in patois.

Available on iTunes

10) Yemi Alade – Mama Africa


Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman, which is the second studio album by Yemi Alade was released on the 25th of March, 2016, by Effyzzie Music Group. The album features guest appearances from P-Square, Flavour N’abania, Sarkodie, Sauti Sol , Rotimi Keys, DJ Arafat and Selebobo, with production from GospelOnDeBeatz, DJ Coublon, Selebobo, Philkeyz, BeatsByEmzo, Masterkraft, Rotimi Keys and Mr. Chidoo.

A deluxe edition of the album was released on April 6, 2016, and features guest vocals from South African musicians Bucie and AKA.

Available on iTunes

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