The month of July was an interesting one for lovers of Nigerian music and the industry in general as we witnessed remarkable growth in the music industry in July.
Beyoncé curated and released ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album and she went into Africa to enlist the continent’s finest artists for the album and off the artists selected for the album, six of them were Nigerians.
The self-acclaimed African giant – Burna Boy also released his highly anticipated album ‘African Giant’ this month and Davido’s single ‘Blow My Mind’ was also blessed with Chris Brown vocals.
As Afro-beat continues to gain worldwide recognition, the competition at home toughens with every passing day and hard work, consistency and remarkable talent have proved to be the key to remain relevant in the highly competitive Nigerian music industry.
In July, a lot of songs were released, some were hit songs while others were just regular songs. Natirovibe presents the top ten Nigerian songs for the month of July 2019.
(1) Davido, Chris Brown – Blow My Mind
A few months back, Davido took to his Instagram story to share a screenshot of him and Chris Brown video chatting and announced that they got something coming up. Shortly after that, pictures of the singer and Chris Brown surfaced only.
I thought we would have to wait till Davido drops his album before we could hear the song they made together but Davdo had a different plan.
On the 25th of July, Davido released ‘Blow My Mind’ featuring Chris Brown. The song was produced by Shizzi and it was a masterpiece. A few days later, Davido released the ‘Edgar Esteves’ directed video for the song and in 24 hours, the video accrued 2 million views on YouTube, making him the first Nigerian artist to achieve this feat.
(2) Beyoncé, SAINt JHN & Wizkid ft. Blue Ivy Carter – Brown Skin Girl
Beyoncé is a global star but, to be honest, there were a lot of Nigerians (Like the Marlians 😂) who had no interest in her songs or even have them on their phones up until Wizkid that.
The appearance of Nigerian artists on the album was a game-changer for the Nigerian music industry and also a clear chance of bringing the Grammy home.
The single ‘Brown Skin Girl’ was the 15th track on the album and comes in as the second on the list of top Naija songs in July.
(3) Burna Boy – Anybody
Prior to the release of his highly anticipated album ‘Giant Of Africa’, the ‘Dangote’ crooner decided to whet the appetite of his fans as he released the single ‘Anybody’ off the album.
The song was produced by P2J while the official music video was shot and directed by Clarence Peters.
Anybody holds the third position on the top ten Nigerian songs for the month of July 2019.
(4) Zlatan & Tiwa Savage – Shotan
The work ethic of the Alleluyah Boys Entertainment singer, Zlatan is one to be admired. The singer is currently the most featured artist this year and that hasn’t stopped him from releasing songs of his own.
He teamed up with the Universal Music songstress – Tiwa Savage for his new song ‘Shotan’. The song was produced by veteran Nigerian music producer – Spellz and the music video was directed by TG Omori.
(5) ID Cabasa, Wizkid & Olamide – Totori
In March this year, Olamide took to his Instagram story to share a snippet of the song and stated that he and Wizkid had recorded the song a long time ago. We never knew he had plans of releasing the full song. In June the official version of the song was released and the song was welcomed with love from the fans and music critics.
The song was produced by ID Cabasa while the official music video was shot and directed by TG Omori.
(6) Burna Boy – Ja Ara E
Amongst all the Nigerian artists that featured on the Beyoncé’s Lion king album, Burna Boy was the only artist who was allowed to flex his artistry properly as he was allocated the space for a single of his without any feature and also a Yoruba name for the song.
‘Ja Are E’ was the 8th track on the ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album and it was produced by P2J.
(7) Naira Marley – Soapy
Just after spending days in prison, the ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy‘ crooner – Naira Marley showed no sign of remorse as he hit the studio once again to deliver another record for the Marlians.
His first song after he came out of prison was ‘Soapy’, as the song which lyrics and dance step were faced with heavy criticism.
Despite the criticism, the song went on to top various music charts in the country and held the number 7 spot on the top ten Nigerian songs for July 2019.
(8) Mayorkun ft. Kizz Daniel – True
The record ‘True’ by the Uber-talented DMW singer and songwriter – Mayorkun featuring Flyboi Inc boss holds the eight position on the list of top Nigerian songs for the month of July.
‘True’ was produced by Lussh and Young John and it was mixed and mastered by Zeeno Foster.
(9) Joeboy – Baby
Joeboy was one of the beneficiaries of the emPawa program launched by Mr Eazi and on the emPawa platform, he released the single ‘Baby’.
The song was produced by Dëra and the official music video was directed by Justin Campos.
(10) Fireboy – Jealous
The single ‘Jealous’ by YBNL Nation recording artist – Fireboy holds the tenth position on the list of top ten Nigerian songs in July 2019.
The song was released last year in the YBNL Mafia Family album but it started gaining traction this year. ‘Jealous’ was produced by Cracker while the music video was directed by Director K.
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