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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.

top20 songs 2012

 

1. Iyanya – Kukere

[audio:http://www.notjustok.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/02-kukere_NJO.mp3|titles=02 kukere_NJO]

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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]

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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]

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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)]

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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]

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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]

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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)]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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)]

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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)]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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

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shine
shine
7 years ago

nice compilation. But ur waist should av come before davido's all of u sha. Abeg,nigeria music industry we need an official music chart like the billboard o

Fito
Fito
7 years ago

Mehn! This is so cool. Keep it up cos am notjustok.com

theLASTMAN Ψ ︻
theLASTMAN Ψ ︻
7 years ago

this list go cause problem

DEX
DEX
7 years ago

Lmaoo! True talk.

dammy duro #1 2012
dammy duro #1 2012
7 years ago

k

Yungwiz
Yungwiz
7 years ago

What is tony montana doing in #10 while alingo in #20?? Abegi

Tosin
7 years ago

My opinion, most of these songs are crap, eminently unpresentable. Of the 20, here's my list:

AWESOME:
Ara
Aboki

COMPLETE RUBBISH:
Like to Party (I'd never heard it so I clicked play, promptly shut it up)
Your Waist
Take Banana

NICE:
Ihe Neme
Dami Duro
Oliver Twist
They were popular during the year, not saying they're the best songs ever, but this isn't a list of classics, so I understand.

Really sorry that people love junk music nowadays sha. It's bad for your health 😀

RedneckNaija
RedneckNaija
7 years ago
Reply to  Tosin

Quite simply put: YOU NO GET SENSE.

wariz
wariz
7 years ago

lastman nd lade una don dey mad cos i dont noe if it's only ur votes dat counts///didirinteam

same noni
same noni
7 years ago
Reply to  wariz
Kommander
Kommander
7 years ago

I think Kukere did better than oliver twist in Nigeria. but in general, Oliver twist was a world-wide success.

same noni
same noni
7 years ago
SeriouSLY #24601
SeriouSLY #24601
7 years ago

Guy... Go youtube go look how many people view Kukere and how many view oliver twist..

LADE
LADE
7 years ago

lol, kukere na like 5mil, Oliver twist na 3times kukere; like 15mil..

HOTSKY
HOTSKY
7 years ago

IS NOT BY YOUTUBE VIEW.. AFTERALL PSY HAS OVER A BILLION VIEW YET NO GRAMMY

Someone
Someone
7 years ago

I think it is a good list. It is only top 20 so don't be angry if your favourite artist is not number 1 or in the list. Remember this is the people's choice.

feronification
feronification
7 years ago

crap list

OneTrackMind
OneTrackMind
7 years ago

How come no female made the list? This must be sexism and gender biaism...

kemi Cole
kemi Cole
7 years ago
Reply to  OneTrackMind

shut up

lone_wolf
lone_wolf
7 years ago

ihe neme is number 2 r u ppl crazy!!!?

JKSA
JKSA
7 years ago
Reply to  lone_wolf

COS PEOPLE VOTED FOR IT... DON'T HUG TRANSFORMER, IS JUST A LIST.

lone_wolf
lone_wolf
7 years ago

ihe neme is guud buht not number 2 now haba!

hhj
hhj
7 years ago

tillaman- ko ma roll or aboki

@venstardom
7 years ago

Stupid and useless compilation (anger)....what about the Timaya - Bum Bum and Sexy Ladies...as many of you that compile this rubbish are all childish and you need upgrade....when did Ihe Neme came out that is occupying the second post....F*** this rubbish....

Trinidad james
Trinidad james
7 years ago
Reply to  @venstardom

Hahaha why you so mad tho ? Its not that serious.

@venstardom
7 years ago

Stupid and useless compilation (anger)....what about the Timaya - Bum Bum and Sexy Ladies...as many of you that compile this rubbish are all childish and you need upgrade....when did Ihe Neme came out that is occupying the second post....F*** this rubbish....

Tiwa's Crush
Tiwa's Crush
7 years ago

at least, a female shld make d list... e.g sexy tiwa savage
d babe made it in 2012, beatin' oda female artists.

VLON
VLON
7 years ago
Reply to  Tiwa's Crush

U SHOULD HAVE VOTE FOR HER THEN

frhn
frhn
7 years ago

wrong.. the list is so inaccurate

DEX
DEX
7 years ago

Lol, this list though...I'm actually quite surprised at some of the songs that made the list...
Like that dude at the top said..."What happened to Timaya's Sexy Ladies & Shake your Bum?" and Kokoma? 'Fine Fine lady' at least.. etc etc Oh well, It's just music. Doesn't really matter.

KOL
KOL
7 years ago
Reply to  DEX

maybe you still dont grab that the songs were listed according to the amount of votes casted , put that in mind

MrUnkpe
MrUnkpe
7 years ago

Let Face The Fact This List Na Djkaywise And Djreal Of Alaba Mixtape,Where Is Fuse ODG Feat. Tiffany - Azonto For Christ Sake, I Think Dis Song Need To Be One Number On This List,Because If Any Dj Or You Urself Blast Any Of This Songs Listed For Your Headfone Na Azonto Step U Go First Dance To It All..Mr Mola Please Re-Arrange This Mehn...Alingo Ko,Aliko Boy Of Papa Ajasco Ni.......

KOL
KOL
7 years ago
Reply to  MrUnkpe

Shey fuse ODG na naija boy , Disappear

MrUnkpe
MrUnkpe
7 years ago
Reply to  KOL

You be odeh/olodo Mola said Notjustok top 20 songs of the year ( The idea is that you pick your Top 20 songs that you enjoyed the most in 2012) if you no be mumu you no go type wetin u wrote for my comment here...Na ur papa and ur mama go disappear ,shey notjustok no dey upload SA/GH Music?,can't blame you sha na dat ur uncle wey go office,wey forget to cari hin lappy go cos ham,you for not get access to internet,also Guy u be confam omo ale here,na me you wan use collect star abi........Waka Joor...

GuessTheMaga
GuessTheMaga
7 years ago

But what is wrong with you all? From my understanding, 17000 people voted and the list was generated from the votes, why then are you guys disturbing the peace? this wasn't a made up list (well from what we are told or what we are made to believe). just keep quiet and move on.

@sLeeK_MiKe
7 years ago

Well y'll should have voted your songs, coming here to run your mouth condemning the list, if una vote una song for dey the list na

jayboss
jayboss
7 years ago

haha. this list has already caused problems. i just dey read, dey laf..

Enigma
Enigma
7 years ago

Read before you criticize...notjustok didn't compile the list, you all voted so shut your trap

kush man
kush man
7 years ago

where is gat me high by May d.....#CRAP...

ejifranks
ejifranks
7 years ago

Contestable anyday anytime...

KOL
KOL
7 years ago

I dont blame you , im sure youre one full grown male without job , obviously you were brought up by orangutans , where im from we dont insult parents , act your age old man.

lolipop
lolipop
7 years ago
Reply to  KOL

wtf is orangutans?

Adaobi
Adaobi
7 years ago

no flavour ?

olusola
olusola
7 years ago

iheneme can never be number 2!!!. haba!

Sean
Sean
7 years ago

y'all should chill... songs were chosen thru votes.. altho if i was to pick, i wouldn't put any song before oliver twist and dami duro, even white pple here bn jumping when we play em at parties!

SEAN-CESC-LEO
SEAN-CESC-LEO
7 years ago

WHERE IS SINZU'S CAROLINA ??????

@DJ7_7
7 years ago

Nice, This is very much accurate

DEX
DEX
7 years ago

I'm aware of that. That was why I said 'it doesn't really matter' at the end. :/

Johsnon
Johsnon
7 years ago

hahahahaha Who put dis list pls??????? Ihe neme Over Oliva twist....???hahahahah Veryfunny list sha!!!

Johsnon
Johsnon
7 years ago

I swear una see dbanj finish for uk wey una go let jam jam cum still come call dis result on air come still go put dbanj for Number 4???wow am sure white peeps wey dey listen to dis 20 songs na only oliver twist dem know!!So ihe neme over oliver twist???Like seriously???

emma nyra
emma nyra
7 years ago

Your waist by Iyanya features me too! I wound my waist for Africa! lmao u could at least put my name there.......

tizzle
tizzle
7 years ago

bitch...flavour hw?

BOB
BOB
7 years ago

OLIVER TWIST WAS OUT IN 2011 KMT.
RUBBISH!!!! LIKE TO PARTY SHOULD BE NUMBER 1!!!!

Boocbaby
Boocbaby
7 years ago

Please how are none of timaya's jams on this list e.g sexy ladies and bum bum -____- and "all of you" is there Kmt daft list!

blingz
blingz
7 years ago

Incomplete and lame list, shadowed by songs which came out @ the tail-end of the year.

LADE
LADE
7 years ago

swear down!!
Cos i dont understand how kukere and ihe neme are above oliver twist and dami duro

Churchill Thompson
7 years ago

Gud , beta , best list. Inyaya! U get mouth.

Ameh Raphael
Ameh Raphael
7 years ago

Yeah! yeah! dat's a fair conpilation.unaa try.big upz 2 all d @tist expecting a lot 4rm yu guyz dz year! dnt just relax.

Pual Ugwuanyi
7 years ago

Unijos , unspeakable site for all nija hits... Trace your way to notjust ok.

Okechukwu Victor Igw
7 years ago

Hiphop is dead in 9ja plus the media killed it, imagine 9ja top 20 all na Azonto, lol.

Emaka Otuya
7 years ago

u suld ve given it 2 oliver twist because dat 2 me is the biggest muzik in 2012.

Dizzy Martian-oghene
7 years ago

Una no well! During the vote I didn't see timaya's name!

Dizzy Martian-oghene
7 years ago

Timaya had about 3 hit songs in that 2012, they even covered other dance hall songs...yet u didn't mention his name and what happened to terry g? Did he not have a song too?