NotJustOk's Top 20 Songs of 2015
After a little over 20,000 votes we have compiled the Top 20 songs from 2015. The good news is that the #1 song won't surprise you and for the most part all the songs you expect to be on the list actually made it on the list. We look forward to an even greater year for Nigerian music in 2016.
See the NOTJUSTOK Top 20 Songs of 2015 below.
The Woju Remix definitely enhanced Kiss Daniel's career after the success of the original version and was a good set up for his follow up single Laye
Melo Melo was not as big as Bobo but was a big song in 2015. Olamide unleashed singles on us all during the middle of the year and they all caught fire.
For a song that was released on December 1 2015, Pick Up made it on the list and is already dominating Radio in 2016.
17. Burna Boy – Soke
Burna Boy's Soke single is a very catchy single that gets most people replaying it over again. After the success of Soke and a few other singles, Burna Boy released his sophomore album.
This is the single that started it all for Adekunle Gold. After Sade dropped most people who heard it fell in love with it and once it hit radio, it blew up.
Lagos Boys by Olamide definitely makes it on the list. Shortly after dropping a massive tune in Bobo, Olamide decided to throw in another HIT for the streets. We look forward to hearing more HITS from Badoo in 2016.
Vector delivered one of the most well thought out and catchy rap songs in 2015. No wonder it went commercial and earned him an award at the headies.
13. Lil Kesh – Gbese
Lil Kesh was dominant in 2015. Not one month passed without his presence on the radio and if I am not mistaken, Gbese was arguably his biggest song especially after he released its video.
Davido, who just signed a world music deal with Sony Music Entertainment dropped The Money in November of 2016 and it dominated the airwaves in December and continues to be Top 10 most played songs on radio.
Kiss Daniel, who absolutely made good on his buzz in 2015, delivered a strong sophomore single in Laye and the streets loved it.
10. Phyno - Connect
Phyno replied the streets with a massive HIT in Connect after some buzz came out that things were slowing down for him. Connect did very well in the last quarter of 2015 and still continues to dominate radio.
Wizkid had a great 2015 and topped it off with Final (Baba Nla); a super catchy tune that keeps you reciting the chorus with the same Wizzy voice inflection.
Lil Kesh delivered another Hit Song titled Efejoku and the streets completely embraced it.
Harrysong got his shot with Reggae Blues and murdered it. This track took over everywhere on radio and TV.
Woju which actually blew up in late 2014, became even bigger in 2015
Tekno surprised all of us with Duro. Yes, we knew he could do it because he delivered a hit single Dance some years ago, but the timing of Duro was unexpected and Tekno is now an Artist to pay attention to in 2016
Patoranking and Wande Coal caused a frenzy for a long period of time after My Woman My Everything was released. It became the #1 most sold single on iTunes in Nigeria for at least 6 weeks and was playing back to back at most dance-floors in Lagos.
Godwin became a national anthem for the most part in 2016. I'd bet Korede Bello and Don Jazzy did not see it coming especially at the level that it happened. This single established Korede Bello as one of the hottest artists in 2015.
According to many insiders, after Wizkid recorded Ojuelegba, he didn't get any feeling or inclination that it would be the biggest single off his sophomore album Ayo (Joy); probably because the process of making it did not take too much effort from him. Well, it became so massive, Drake had to jump on the remix and made it an international hit SONG.
Olamide stayed focused on taking over the country after Davido and Wizkid looked outward to make international moves. Now, in no way am I saying that if Wiz and Davido focused on Nigeria, Olamide wouldn't have been number 1 in 2015, because I don't see any single in 2015 surpassing the impact that Bobo made. The adoption rate of the hook and dance all over the world was super rapid and the staying power of the record was too strong for any other song to overtake it which is why Bobo was voted as the Notjustok TOP Single of 2015.