Top 10 Nigerian Albums Of The Year 2020
In the year 2020, the Nigerian music industry was loaded with several albums and it is safe to say that the era of artistes releasing albums is back. Over 20 albums were released despite the coronavirus pandemic and this article highlights Nagornet’s best 10 Album of the year.
These projects were thoroughly scrutinized and picked based on quality of Production & Content, The Streams, Amount of Hit Tracks and Acceptance in Nigeria first! before looking Internationally.
Here Are The Top 10 Nigerian Albums of 2020, Peep below
Released on the 25th of June, 2020, sensational singer, Kizz Daniel took his rightful place as Africa’s King of Love songs. With 17 songs, no features, and love as the theme of his most talked about body of work, Kizz Daniel kept his prolific track record of not releasing any bad song since his debut into the Nigerian music scene.
The album was passionately written & performed by Kizz Daniel, is executively produced by Mofoluwato Anidugbe, and is loaded with production credits from the most brilliant and creative producers from around the continent including Philkeyz, Majorbangz Runtinz, ATG, and Krizbeatz. It has super dope tracks like “Ada,” “Boys Are Bad,” “Pak n Go,” and “Aii” and all tracks has it own message of Love.
Released on 19th November 2020, Warner Musicsensational singer and songwriter, Omah Lay has unleashed his hotly anticipated Project titled “What Have We Done EP”.
In 2020, Omah Lay has gone from the singer of ‘You‘ to the favourite for the Next Rated award at the 2020 Headies which is set to hold in December 2020. The EP will also be his first under his new record label Warner Music Group.
December 7, 2020, Tekno released his album “Old Romance” On this album, Tekno once again showed his ability to drop powerful and meaningful lyrics on a perfect blend of different melodies without losing his African touch.
November 17, 2020, Yemi Alade released her album “Empress” On this album, Yemi Alade once again showed his ability to drop powerful and meaningful lyrics on a perfect blend of different melodies without losing his African touch.
November 3, 2020, Timaya released his album “Gratidude” On this album, Timaya once again showed his ability to drop powerful and meaningful lyrics on a perfect blend of different melodies without losing his African touch.
Since she announced her entry into Motown records, Tiwa Savage dropped a few singles like “Attention“, “Dangerous Love,” and “Koroba,” to keep her fans occupied, Tiwa Savage released her highly anticipated third album titled “Celia“.
Named after her mother Cecilia Savage, the album is a memoir of a classic and typical African woman. Tiwa Savage is unapologetic about being a game-changer in an industry dominated by males without failing to show a vulnerable side to show that she is human after all. The album is packed with hit singles; dope collaborations, and an impeccable show of her sultry vocals.
The album which features the likes of Davido, Hamzaa, Sam Smith, Stefflon Don, Dice Ailes, and Naira Marley snagged the number one spot on charts before its release and is still racking up numbers.
On the 14th of August, 2020, Burna Boy released his 5th album “Twice As Tall” after the success of his 4th critically acclaimed album “African Giant“. On this album, Burna once again showed his ability to drop powerful and meaningful lyrics on a perfect blend of different melodies without losing his African touch.
The executively produced by Burna himself, his mother, Bose Ogulu, and Diddy album racked over 7 million streams hours upon its release and is currently sitting on the 54th spot on the Billboard 200 making it the highest Nigerian charting album in the history of the chart.
On October 30th, 2020, Wizkid, after teasing fans for over 2 years, finally released his much-awaited album “Made in Lagos” to collective global acclaim. Made in Lagos which serves as his fifth studio album features a diverse blend of music with enviable range of vocals, and sometimes spectacular rhymes and lyrics meshed by renowned artistes and Wizkid.
Featured guests on the 14 track album include Tems, Terri, Damian Marley, H.E.R, Burna Boy, Skepta, Ella Mai, Tay Iwar & Projexx. It has production credits from Blaq Jerzee, Honter, Juls, Kill September, Kofo, Legendury Beatz, P2J, SAINT MINO, Sammy Made It & Sarz.
Davido Released as a follow up to his “A Good Time” album, Sensational singer released “A Good Time” which features Bella Shmurda, Chris Brown, CKay, Hit-Boy, Lil Baby, Mayorkun, Mugeez, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Sauti Sol, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage & Young Thug.
The album has production credits from BlaiseBeats, Chillz (Producer), David ‘Dante’ Okiti, El Jack, Fresh, Fresh_VDM, Hit-Boy, Issac ‘Masterdon’ Azeez, Kiddominant, LordSky, Magicboi, Napji, Papamitrou, Semzibeatz., SperoachBeatz & Xander (US).
On the 8th of October,2020 sensational rapper and YBNL boss, Olamide released his 10th studio album “Carpe Diem“. The Latin phrase which means “seize the day” was used by the Roman poet Horace to express the idea that one should enjoy life while one can. The cover art which sees the rapper surrounded by stunning ladies sheds more on the fact one should enjoy the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future.
The 12-track album features new wave artistes like his signee, Fireboy DML, Omah Lay, Bella Shmurda, Bad Boy Timz and industry heavyweights like Phyno and Peruzzi. The album was also produced by Pheelz, ID Cabasa, VStix, Young Jonn, and P Prime.