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Top 10 Hit Songs of The Past Year By Nigerian artists

The year 2020 was a very difficult year for the world as it fought against the deadly disease COVID-19 and the impact of lockdown on the economy. Fortunately, this did not stop the music industry especially the Nigerian music industry as Nigerian artists released hit songs that helped Nigerians stay entertained during the lockdown.

In this article, we will list in no particular order the top hit songs of 2020 by Nigerian artists, as contributed by TrendySongz 

Top 10 Hit songs of 2020 By Nigerian artists

  1. Fem by Davido 

Fem was released after his three-month hiatus from social media. Fem was part of Davido’s 2020 album “A Better Time”. Fem which means “Shut up” was rumored to be a diss song for the Nigerian Superstar “Burna Boy” but it transcended that to become a resistance anthem that helped power the 2020 Nigerian EndSars Protest. This song produced by Napij became an instant hit on its release.

  1. Jowo by Davido

Jowo was also featured in Davido’s 2020 album. On its release, this song became an instant hit. The music video which was directed by Dammy Twitch helped to give more hype to the song. Jowo which means “Please” was produced by Napij and Magic Boi.

  1. Pretty girl by Adekunle Gold featuring Patoranking

Adekunle Gold thrilled Nigerians when he released this hit song featuring the Nigerian dance-hall Superstar “Patoranking”.”Pretty Girl” was featured in Adekunle Gold’s 2020 album “Afro-pop, Vol.1”.

  1. AG baby by Adekunle Gold featuring Nailah Blackman

Adekunle Gold and Nailah Blackman made a hit song called AG baby. This song became an instant hit on its release joining the list of hit songs by Adekunle Gold. It was also featured on the Afro-pop, Vol.1″ album.

  1. Koroba by Tiwa Savage

Koroba was a hit song released in 2020 by the African bad girl “Tiwa Savage“. This song was featured in Tiwa Savage’s 2020 album “Celia”.

  1. Tatoo by Fireboy DML

Fireboy DML released this hit song last year at the height of the lockdown. “Tatoo” became an instant hit. It was featured in Fireboy DML’S 2020 album ” Apollo”.

  1. Eli by Fireboy DML

Eli was also featured in Fireboy DML’s 2020 album “Apollo”.  The production of this song was well done. It is no wonder it became an instant hit.

  1. Champion by Fireboy DML featuring D smoke

Champion was one of the best songs of 2020. It was featured in the “Apollo” album. Fireboy DML featured D smoke an American rapper on this song. “Champion” was inspirational, motivational.  During the finale of the 2020 edition of Big Brother Naija Show Fireboy performed this song.

  1. Chimichanga by Olamide

Olamide is no stranger to releasing hit songs. His whole career is built on releasing back-to-back hit songs. 2020 was no different for him. His song “Chimichanga” which was featured in his album “Carpe Diem Album”  became an instant hit on its release. P.Prime produced this song.

  1. Eru by Olamide

Eru was also featured in Olamide’s 2020 album “Carpe Diem”. This song proved once again why Olamide is a hit master.

Honorable mentions

  • Do Better by Olamide
  • Infinity by Olamide featuring Omah lay
  • Triumphant by Olamide featuring Bella Shmurda
  • Favorite song by Fireboy DML
  • New York City GIrl by Fireboy DML
  • Spell by Fireboy DML featuring Wande coal
  • Lagbaja by Peruzzi
  • Tanana by Davido Featuring Tiwa Savage
  • Something fishy by Davido
  • Holy ground by Davido Featuring Nicki Minaj
  • Heaven by Davido
  • The best by Davido featuring Mayorkun
  • Very special by Davido
  • Your body by Mayorkun


The past year 2020 was tough on Nigerians because of the outbreak of Covid-19 and the lockdown which affected many mentally and financially. None of these could stop Nigerian artists from delivering hit songs. These songs were therapeutic and entertaining.  From Davido’s “Fem” to Tiwa Savage’s “Koroba” to Fireboy DML’s “Tatoo” and Olamide’s “Eru” Nigerian musicians have us what was worth listening to in 2020.

We hope you enjoyed our list of the Top 10 songs of 2020 by Nigerian artists.

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