ALBUMCENTRAL: THE 24 OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN ALBUMS OF THE PAST DECADE.

It shouldn’t be surprising to state that the people of Nigeria love music, it’s one of those facts that you’d be better off kicking the bricks than arguing against. From our Independence through to the various pit stops on our path to actualizing the dream of our founding fathers, no other form of expression has detailed our growth more than music. History isn’t our strong suit in Nigeria and this has lead to us often forgetting previous achievements in various fields, achievements in entertainment and particularly music are often forgotten or remembered only by the chosen few who had the knowledge passed down to them. This has to stop, and we have to start creating time capsules that future generations can utilize as bread crumbs to trace how we have created music over the years. We have to start from somewhere, in the spirit of this and that of the 57th anniversary of our Independence we at Urban Central have decided to curate a list of the Top 24 Ngerian Albums released between the year 2007–2017, albums that we regard as classics and game changers, not just personal favorites. So enjoy the list, and let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter.

1. ASA — ASA (2007)

HIT SONGS:

i. JAILER

ii. BI’ BAN KE

iii. FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

iv. NO ONE KNOWS

2. PSQUARE — GAME OVER (2007)

HIT SONGS:

I. DO ME

II. IFUNANYA

III. MORE THAN A FRIEND

IV. ROLL IT

V. GAME OVER

VI. AM I STILL THAT SPECIAL MAN?

3. MOHITS — CURRICULUM VITAE (2007)

HIT SONGS

i. MOVE YOUR BODY

ii. PERE

iii. OLOLUFE

iv. BOOTY CALL

v. MY GRIND

vi. TEN TEN

vii. WHY ME (REMIX)

4. 9ICE — GONGO ASO (2008)

HIT SONGS:

i. STREET CREDIBILTY

ii. PARTY RIDER

iii. GONGO ASO

iv. PHOTOCOPY

5. MI ABAGA — TALK ABOUT IT (2008)

HIT SONGS:

i. ANOTI

ii. SHORT BLACK BOY

iii. TEASER

iv. SAFE

v. AREA

vi. TALK ABOUT IT

vii. MONEY

viii. THANK YOU

ix. CROWD MENTALITY

x. BLAZE

xi. FAST MONEY FAST CARS

6. DBANJ — THE ENTERTAINER (2008)

HIT SONGS:

i. MO GBONO FELI FELI

ii. KIMON

iii. OLORUN MAJE

iv. SUDDENLY

v. FALL IN LOVE

vi. IGWE

vii. IF U DEY CRASE

7. WANDE COAL — MUSHIN TO MOHITS (2009)

HIT SONGS:

i. I KNOW YOU LIKE IT

ii. YOU BAD

iii. SE NA LIKE THIS

iv. KISS YOUR HANDS

v. CONFUSED

vi. BUMPER TO BUMPER

vii. WHO BORN THE MAGA

8. DA GRIN — CEO (2009)

HIT SONGS:

i. PON PON PON

ii. KONDO

iii. MAKE DOE

iv. GBORO

v. HOLA HOLA

vi. THANK GOD

vii. SWAG

viii. LALA

9. BANKY W — THE W EXPERIENCE (2009)

HIT SONGS:

i. STRONG TING

ii. LAGOS PARTY

iii. THIEF MY KELE

10. DAREY — UNDAREYTED (2009)

HIT SONGS:

i. NOT THE GIRL

ii. STYLE NA STYLE

iii. CARRY DEY GO

11. 2 FACE — UNSTOPPABLE (2010)

HIT SONGS:

i. JUNGLE DON MATURE

ii. TAKE IT BACK

iii. OUTSIDE

iv. FREE

v. ENTER THE PLACE

vi. EXCUSE ME SISTER

12. WIZKID — SUPERSTAR (2011)

HIT SONGS:

i. SAY MY NAME

ii. NO LELE

iii. PAKURUMO

iv. LOVE MY BABY

v. GIDI GIRL

vi. OLUWA LO NI

vii. DON’T DULL

viii. TEASE ME/BAD GUYS

ix. EME BOYZ

x. WHAT YOU WANNA DO

13. EME — EMPIRE STATE OF MIND (2012)

HIT SONGS:

I. BADDEST BOY

II. ROLL IT

III. KO MO LE

IV. LONDON GIRL

V. DANCE FOR ME

14. FLAVOUR — BLESSED (2012)

HIT SONGS:

i. BABY OKU

ii. CHINNY BABY

iii. ADA ADA

iv. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

v. SHAKE

15. NAETO C — SUPER C SEASON

HIT SONGS:

i. AKO MI TI POJU

ii. CARRY YOUR SHOULDER

iii. 5 AND 6

iv. TEN OVER TEN

v. SHARE MY BLESSINGS

16. DAVIDO — OBO (THE GENESIS) (2012)

HIT SONGS:

i. ALL OF YOU

ii. BACK WHEN

iii. NEW SKUL TINZ

iv. VIDEO

v. EKURO

vi. DOWN

vii. NO VISA

viii. GBON GBON

17. JESSE JAGZ — JAGZ OF ALL TRADE (2012)

HIT SONGS:

i. PUMP IT UP

ii. NOBODY TEST ME

iii. WETIN DEY

iv. JARGO

v. INTOXICATE ME

18. SEAN TIZZLE — THE JOURNEY (2014)

HIT SONGS:

i. PERFECT GENTLEMAN

ii. KILOGBE

iii. LOKE LOKE

iv. IGI OROMBO

v. TAKE IT

19. WIZKID — AYO (2014)

HIT SONGS:

i. JAIYE JAIYE

ii. SHOW YOU THE MONEY

iii. IN MY BED

iv. OJUELEGBA

v. ON TOP YOUR MATTER

20. OLAMIDE — STREET OT (2014)

HIT SONGS:

i. OGA NLA

ii. UP IN THE CLUB

iii. SKELEMBA

iv. GOONS MI

21. FALZ — STORIES THAT TOUCH (2015)

HIT SONGS:

i. SOFT WORK

ii. KARASHIKA

iii. SOLDIER

iv. CLAP

v. CELEBRITY GIRLFRIEND

vi. CHARDONNAY MUSIC

22. LIL KESH — YAGI (2016)

HIT SONGS:

i. ISHE

ii. SEMILORE

iii. CAUSE TROUBLE

iv. IS IT BECAUSE I LOVE YOU

v. EFEJOKU

23. ADEKUNLE GOLD — GOLD (2016)

HIT SONGS:

i. ORENTE

ii. NO FORGET

iii. ARIWO KO

iv. PICK UP

v. MY LIFE

vi. FRIEND ZONE

vii. WORK

viii. SADE

24. WIZKID — SFTOS (2017)

HIT SONGS:

i. SWEET LOVE

ii. COME CLOSER

iii. NAUGHTY RIDE

iv. AFRICAN BAD GYAL

v. DADDY YO

vi. SEXY

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