13 Most Unforgettable Albums In The Nigerian Music Industry
The Nigerian music industry has been blessed with dope albums. From Plantashun Boiz redefining the industry with their pop album to Wizkid giving us a gem with his debut album, we have enjoyed blissful musical projects.
The music scene in Nigeria has constantly seen different artists come up and set the industry ablaze with their scorching hot albums. We cannot possibly show our gratitude enough, but there’s no crime in trying.
We have compiled a list of unforgettable albums in the Nigerian music industry so far.
Body & Soul - Plantashun Boiz
Early in the 2000s, a music group called Plantashun Boiz which consisted of three artists including 2face Idibia, Black Face, Faze came into the limelight. They got attention when they featured on Tony Tetuila’s Omode Meta.
Shortly after, they released their debut album Body & Soul which has since been one of the best pop albums of all time. The album was a solid body of work which contained many hit R&B songs and it was executive produced by Nelson Brown.
Face 2 Face - 2face Idibia
This was 2face’s debut album as a solo act. He dropped the album after the Plantashun Boiz split up, setting himself apart from his peers and taking the industry by its horns.
Face 2 Face continues to be one of the most commercially successful albums in Nigeria. It reportedly sold about 2 million copies. It had hit songs like African Queen, Nfana Ibanga, Ole, and many more.
This album defined 2face’s career as well as the pop scene in the Nigerian music industry.
Expressions - Styl Plus
Styl Plus is easily one of the best music groups the country has ever seen. Till today, they have some of the best R&B songs in history.
With their music, the boy-band gave romance a new meaning. The album had a score of hit songs such as Imagine That, Always On My Mind, Iya Basira, Olufunmi, Call My Name, and more.
Although the music group has ceased to exist, their influence on the Nigerian sound still remains.
Game Over - P-Square
Music duo P-Square enjoyed a successful reign in the early days of their career. Their third studio album Game Over is yet one of the greatest albums of all time in the Nigerian music industry.
The album contained hit songs like Do Me, No One Like You, Ifunaya, Roll It, More Than A Friend, and others. P-Square is one of the most successful Nigerian music duos.
Curriculum Vitae - Mo’Hits All Stars
With talented acts like D’Banj, Wande Coal, Dr. Sid, Don Jazzy (and others), Mo’Hits was one of the biggest music groups in Nigeria. They released myriad of hit songs.
Their compilation album Curriculum Vitae has been perceived as one of the best albums to come out of the industry. It contained hit songs like Move Your Body, Close To You, Pere, Booty Call, and more.
The Entertainer - D’Banj
After the release of Curriculum Vitae, superstar D’banj released his third studio album The Entertainer. This album put D’banj in an untouchable position.
Don Jazzy executive produced the album and it had critically-acclaimed songs like Gbono Feli Feli, Fall In Love, Suddenly, Igwe, and others. D’banj is widely known as one of the best entertainers of all time.
Gongo Aso - 9ice
9ice came into the industry with a bang. Working with the legendary Id Cabasa, 9ice dropped one of the greatest albums Gongo Aso.
The album put the artist in a desirable position, causing a tremor in the Nigerian pop scene. The album had hit songs like Gongo Aso, Street Credibility, Party Rider, Photocopy, and more.
Yahooze - Olu Maintain
Yahooze was Olu Maintain’s debut album and is one of the most positively-acclaimed albums in Nigeria.
The album introduced Olu Maintain to the Nigerian audience and it contained several hit songs.
Mushin 2 Mo’Hits - Wande Coal
One of the best pop albums of all time, Wande Coal’s Mushin 2 Mo’Hits redefined the game. Wande Coal, a vibrant singer with insane vocals, announced his entry into the industry with a captivating album.
Mushin 2 Mo’Hits had a score of hit songs including You Bad, Bumper To Bumper, Ten Ten, Jehovah, and many more.
Talk About It - M.I
M.I made his presence known when he released his hit single Safe before going ahead to release his studio album Talk About It.
There were hit songs like Anoti, Safe, Short Black Boy, Teaser, and more.
C.E.O - Da Grin
Although he’s late, Da Grin is one of the greatest artists in the Nigerian music industry. He had a very good run before his sudden death.
His album C.E.O was the best during its time and is still one of the best so far. The album changed the game for Hip-hop acts. With songs like Pon Pon Pon, Ghetto Dream, Iwofa, Hola Hola, and more, the album was outstanding.
Superstar - Wizkid
Starboy Wizkid sh0wed that he was truly a starboy when he dropped his debut album Superstar. The album had production from various producers like Samklef, E-Kelly, Masterkraft, Jay Sleek, Shizzi, and others.
Superstar is one of the best pop albums of all time, setting a standard in the Nigerian music industry. It contained hit songs No Lele, Oluwa Lo Ni, Holla At Your Baby, Love You Baby, Pakurumo, and more.
The Journey - Sean Tizzle
Sean Tizzle is one of the most unique voices in the Nigerian music industry. His debut album The Journey set him apart from many other acts.
The Journey, executive produced by D’Tunes, contained hit songs such as Mama Eh, Kilogbe, Perfect Gentleman, Igi Orombo, Komole, and more.