The past year 2020 has been filled with ups and downs and the whole world has felt its impact but that has not stopped the music industry especially in Nigeria as many record labels released hit songs back to back. These songs have helped to keep us entertained during the pandemic. YBNL is among those record labels in Nigeria that have released a lot of hit songs in 2020.
YBNL, known as Yahoo Boy No Laptop Nation is an independent record label in Nigeria founded by the rap legend Olamide in 2012. This record label has brought to fame so many artists like Lil Kesh, Adekunle Gold, Fireboy DML, Lyra, Dj Enimoney, Chinko Ekun, Vitkoh among others. It has also brought fame to producers like Pheelz, Young John the wicked producer, B-Banks, and Vinkihill.
Right from its formation Ybnl has released a lot of hit songs like “First of all”, “Wo”, “Science student”, “Shoki”, “Efejoku”, “Vibration”, “Durosoke”, “Bobo”, “Pick up” among others.
This article will be highlighting the hit songs by Ybnl stars in 2020. Below are the hit songs of 2020 from YBNL artists in no particular order, as collaborated by Tunezjam.
2020 hit songs by YBNL artists.
- Eli by Fireboy DML
Eli is a single from Fireboy DML’s Apollo Album. It became an instant hit once it was released. Fireboy DML experimented with this song if you listen closely you will hear an Asian-inspired sample. It’s truly beautiful as it tells the tale of love. Fireboy DML came into the limelight with his 2019 album “Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps” which became an instant success with songs like “Jealous, Scatter, Vibration, Need you”, “Like I do”, and “Friday feeling.”
- New York City GIrl by Fireboy DML
New York City GIrl is another banger from the YBNL artist Fireboy DML. This song is fresh off his 2020 album “Apollo”. The name of the single is catchy and one of Fireboy’s best songs on his 2020 album. This song was his first release of the year 2020 and was long-awaited after the success of his last album “Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps.” Type A did an amazing job in the production of this song.
- Tatoo by Fireboy DML
This single was an instant hit in 2020 and set a pace for other singles on the Apollo album. Everything about this song was perfect from the vocals to the production. Fireboy DML sure knows how to work his listeners.
- AG baby by Adekunle Gold featuring Nailah Blackman
Adekunle Gold and Nailah Blackman made magic with this song. It is composition is beautiful and dance-worthy. This song became an instant hit on release. Adekunle Gold has been in the music industry for a while and has many hit songs to his name. Among them are Orente and Pick up.
- Pretty girl by Adekunle Gold featuring Patoranking
Adekunle Gold released another banger featuring the dance hall musician Patoranking. “Pretty girl” became the song of the moment when it was released.
This song was lifted from Adekunle Gold’s 2020 album “Afro Pop, Vol.1”
- Infinity by Olamide featuring Omah lay
Olamide the Nigerian rap legend has been releasing hits back to back for years under his record label “YBNL” songs like “Wo”, “Bobo” “Science student”, “Durosoke” “Lagos boys” And the year 2020 was no different.
His hit song Infinity featuring Omah lay entertained Nigerians during the Pandemic. This song is about the singer expressing his desire for his love interest. Omah lay’s vocals did wonders in this song.
- Eru by Olamide
Eru was pre-released and one of the hit singles in Olamide’s 2020 album ” Carpe Diem.” The song is energetic and filled with catchy one-liners. Olamide is known for delivering hits and this is one of them.
- Triumphant by Olamide featuring Bella Shmurda
Pheelz the producer did an amazing work in this 2020 song by Olamide featuring Bella Shmurda. This single is also in his 2020 album.
This song can help the listener start their day feeling good. Bella Shmurda brought in his lyrical style and added a finishing touch to this hit song.
- Do Better by Olamide
“Do better ” is another hit single from Olamide’s 2020 album ” Carpe Diem.” It is no news that any song produced by Young John is an instant hit and this song is no different. Olamide’s lyrical delivery was fire coupled with Young John’s catchy beat.
- Chimichanga by Olamide
Olamide is known for making slang popular and “chimichanga” is one of them. Chimichanga is a hit song from his “Carpe Diem” album. The production is perfection. Olamide sure knows how to up the game. P. Prime did an amazing job on this song.
- Champion by Fireboy DML featuring D smoke
Champion was a song that lived rent-free in the head of many Nigerians in 2020. Fresh off Fireboy DML’s 2020 album this song became an instant hit.
This song is motivational and a great song to start the day. Fireboy DML featured American rapper D Smoke on this song. Fireboy DML performed this song on the Big brother season 5 finale.
- Favorite song by Fireboy DML
Fireboy DML took the listeners back to the ’60s’ with this hit song. This song is lifted from his 2020 album “Apollo” and contains a sample of Los del Rio’s song “Macarena.
- Spell by Fireboy DML featuring Wande coal
Featuring Wande coal on any song is a plus. He is a veteran and a good one at that. This song is lifted from Fireboy DML’s 2020 album and is a hit song through and through. The production and vocals were brilliant.
Despite the hurdles of 2020 artists were able to release songs that kept us sane and entertained. YBNL has been known for dropping hits and 2020 was no different. From Olamide’s Eru, Fireboy DML’s Tattoo to Adekunle Gold’s pretty girl 2020 was a good year for artists under the YBNL record label. And that’s why we listed some of the hit songs from artists under the Yahoo boy no laptop nation(YBNL) record label in this article.