NotjustOk Top 20 Songs of 2012
About 17,000 of us voted and the numbers are finally out. As you will see below, I think it is quite accurate in relation to what most of you have probably imagined. Either way the results were pulled directly from the amount of votes each song got and the song that got the most votes is number 1 and the song with the 20th highest took the 20th position.
Without further ado, I present to you, the NotjustOk Top 20 songs of 2012
Congratulations to all the artists and we look forward to an even BIGGER 2013.
1. Iyanya – Kukere[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/02-kukere_NJO.mp3|titles=02 kukere_NJO]
Kukere is undeniably the #1 song of 2012. Iyanya delivered a monster, national hit which is now travelling outside the country and continent. Whenever this song came on you were filled with joy and demonstrated it by either attempting to do the Etighi dance or passionately reciting the entire song from start to finish. Big Congratulations to Iyanya.
2. 2face - Ihe Neme[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/12-IHE-NEME.mp3|titles=12 IHE NEME]
Ihe Neme was probably the most catchy track off 2face’s Away & Beyond album which he dropped in 2012. Surprised to see it at number 2 but, it is a very enjoyable track and the visuals also made the song sound better.
3. Davido - Dami Duro[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/dami-duro-davido-loud-3.mp3|titles=dami duro davido loud 3]
Davido dominated most of 2012 as a brand and his Dami Duro hit single which also had a killer video shot him to the top in 2012. Dami Duro as you know is popular across the Nigeria and also the African continent which is why he won the Kora Award for Best Newcomer Award in the African continent.
4. D'banj - Oliver Twist[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/DBanj-Oliver-NJO.mp3|titles=D'Banj - Oliver (NJO)]
Oliver Twist is the reason Eja Nla was able to make all those BIG moves in 2012. This International Hit charted across Europe and even got D’banj an endorsement deal from Malibu Rum.
5. Burna Boy - Like To Party[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/LIKE-TO-PARTY.mp3|titles=LIKE-TO-PARTY]
Burna Boy’s Like To Party brought a different vibe to Naija music in 2012 and it was fully embraced. The western influenced production and local, but skillfully delivered lyrics made the song extremely catchy among music consumers and party folks.
6. May D - Ile Ijo[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/May-D-Ile-Ijo.mp3|titles=May-D - Ile Ijo]
Mr May D showed his hand by delivering a number of hits in 2012, but Ile Ijo appears to be the what most people fell in love with the most in 2012.
7. Brymo - Ara (Wonders)[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/BrymO-ARA-notjustOk.mp3|titles=BrymO - ARA (notjustOk)]
Chocolate City recording artist Brymo aka SonofaKapenta dropped Ara earlier in 2012 and shot an exceptional video for it. It quickly became a favorite on radio for a period of time in 2012.
8. EME ft. Wizkid, Banky W & Skales - Baddest Boy[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Baddest-Boy_2NJO.mp3|titles=Baddest Boy_2NJO]
As you know, EME is currently the most relevant team in the Nigerian music industry and when they drop a single, everyone listens. Baddest Boy was the first single off the EME compilation album and you know every Naija music lover had to fall in love especially because it was a solid single.
9. Chuddy K - Gaga Crazy[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Gaga-Crazy.mp3|titles=Gaga Crazy]
Chuddy K dominated the airwaves and clubs in 2012. Every DJ played this song at least twice every Friday and Saturday night for the most part in 2012. The video was also exceptional and innovative (concept wise) for Nigeria.
10. Naeto C ft D'banj - Tony Montana (Remix)[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Naeto-C-feat.-DBanj-Tony-Montana-Remix.mp3|titles=Naeto C feat. D'Banj -Tony Montana Remix]
Super C had a hit with Tony Montana, but when the remix dropped in 2012 it was even hotter with the help of a modified beat and assistance of the Koko master. Naeto C continues to stay relevant as a rapper and exceptional song writer.
11. P-Square - Chop My Money (Remix) ft Akon & May D[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/02-Chop-my-money-ft-Mayd.mp3|titles=02 Chop my money ft Mayd]
The Kings of African music dropped an exceptional remix to their Chop My Money single off their Invasion album and the video made it an even bigger song across the continent.
12. Wizkid – Azonto (Freestyle)[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Wizkid-Azonto-NJO.mp3|titles=Wizkid - Azonto (NJO)]
Star Boy, Wizkid delivered an addictive track in the form of an innocent freestyle he decided to put out in January of 2012. The single took off and dominated airwaves, digital downloads and clubs in Nigeria.
13. Olamide - First Of All (Freestyle)[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Olamide_-_First_Of_All_Freestyle.mp3|titles=Olamide_-_First_Of_All_(Freestyle)]
Olamide dropped his Azonto inspired single (a lot of people dropped in 2012) and it took off. He also dropped a video for it in November of 2012.
14. EME ft. Wizkid - Dance For Me[audio: http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/13-Dance-For-Me.mp3]
Wizzy’s Dance for Me was sonically different from a lot we heard in 2012, but became a favorite among many who initially go their hands on the EME allstar album.
15. Ice Prince – Aboki[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aboki.mp3|titles=aboki]
After the success of his overwhelming hit Oleku in 2011, Ice Prince went back into the lab and cooked up Aboki for the party goers and commercial music lovers. It was immediately accepted and it spread fast.
16. Davido - All Of You[audio: http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/DAVIDO-All-of-You.mp3]
After the Omo Baba Olowo album dropped, All Of You appeared to have been the single everyone gravitated towards.
17. Dammy Krane - My Dear[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/01-My-Dear.mp3|titles=01 My Dear]
Dammy Krane is one to look out for in 2013 to do something significant. His debut single My Dear caught on pretty quickly after its release and more so after the video dropped.
18. D'Prince - Take Banana[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/06-Take-Banana.mp3|titles=06 Take Banana]
When the Mavin All-Star Album dropped, Take Banana by D’Prince was the single that everyone talked about the most and Radio suddenly put it on high rotation.
19. Iyanya - Your Waist[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/IYANYA-UR-WAIST-PROD-BY-DTUNES.mp3]
Iyanya dropped a 2nd single for his new album and it picked up immediately. You could hear Your Waist coming out of most car speakers around the country in the last quarter of 2012.
20. P-Square – Alingo[audio: http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Psquare-Alingo_NJO-mp3.mp3]
Party Tune and fantastic video gifted from P-Square to the fans in 2012. The song continues to grow all over the continent.
Dj Jam Jam debuted this list on his Radio show earlier today and you can listen to the podcast below