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NotjustOk Top 20 Songs of 2013

21,000 votes later and we have compiled the Notjustok Top 20 Songs of 2013. I am sure most of you will not be surprised at the results, probably because it represents exactly how you voted.

Read through, listen and share your thoughts on the list. One thing I did notice is that 4 artists had 2 of their singles listed; very impressive.

I look forward to even more hit songs in the Nigerian/African music space in 2014.

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1. Davido - Skelewu

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Undeniable hit single!!! Skelewu took over every dance floor where African music was played weeks after it was released. Despite the controversy surrounding the videos shot by Davido for Skelewu, the fans still crowned it the#1 song released in Nigeria in 2013.

2. Olamide - Durosoke

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Olamide dominated 2013 with many hot songs, but Durosoke was the most addictive single he dropped. After he released the Star branded video in July 2013 it's popularity soared.

3. Wizkid ft. Femi Kuti - Jaiye Jaiye

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Wizkid released the first official single off his sophomore album featuring music legend Femi Kuti and it took off. The single had a mature tone to it but still contained catchy melodies and the perfect hook which appealed to his core fans.

4. Kcee - Limpopo

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Kcee, who has been in the music scene as a solo artist for a little over 2 years, caught a massive break in 2013 with an overwhelming hit song titled Limpopo. If you claimed to listen to Nigerian music in 2013, the test question would be to ask you to sing and show us the Limpopo dance.

5. Starboy ft. Wizkid & LAX - CARO

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Wizkid put his Starboy team together and released their first single Caro which fired off faster than a Ferrari.

6. Kcee - PULLOVER ft. Wizkid

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A party is not complete until Pullover is played at least twice. KCEE followed up that national hit Limpopo with Pullover featuring Wizkid.

7. Davido - Gobe

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Davido dropped Gobe as his first single of 2013 and it definitely dominated airwaves, dance floors and our minds anytime we thought about music in the 1st half of 2013.

8. P-Square - Personally

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The Kings of African music, P Square delivered Personally and the hook has been on everyone's lips ever since.

9. Sean Tizzle - Sho Lee

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Definitely a surprise hit single from new comer Sean Tizzle produced by extra talented producer D-Tunes. Sho Lee  dominated the airwaves once the visuals dropped.

10. Flavour - Ada Ada

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Ada Ada was one of the tracks on Flavour N'abania's third album which dropped in 2012, but the song blew up in 2013 after he released it as an official single and a video was released for it. Solid track that got several African music listeners addicted to Flavour even more. Strong song that drew most African music lovers to the Highlife master of our time, Flavour N'abania


11. Maleek Berry - The Matter Ft Wizkid

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The Matter, Maleek Berry's breakthrough single featuring Wizkid's vocals was one of those tracks that got released online and was embraced by the general public at large.

12. Phyno ft. Olamide - GhostMode

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Phyno and Olamide, the top Indigenous rappers in the Nigerian music space hopped on a song together in 2013. Everyone and their siblings expected it to be a massive song and as you know today, Ghost Mode definitely lived up to expectations.

13. Tiwa Savage - Eminado Ft. Don Jazzy

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Eminado which was mis-interpreted to mean something dirty in the Yoruba language when first heard by many, was one of the stand out songs when Tiwa released her debut album, Once Upon a Time.

14. Burna Boy - Run My Race

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Burna's Run My Race sound was dominantly influenced by the Afro Beat sound which Fela Kuti created. The video which was shot at the African Shrine dropped and the song went on to do great things

15. Dr SID ft. Don Jazzy - SURULERE

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Dr SID and Don Jazzy shut the last quarter of 2013 down with Surulere; an addictive song from start to finish. Many who doubted SID or Don Jazzy's ability to make exceptionally good music again changed their mind after Surulere was released.

16. Iyanya - Sexy Mama ft. Wizkid

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Iyanya had a very good 2013 after he dropped his sophomore album. Sexy Mama ft Wizkid was a stand out single after most of us consumed the Desire album.

17. Wande Coal - The Kick ft. Don Jazzy

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While still committed to Mavin, Wande Coal dropped The Kick which took off after the visuals dropped in 2013.

18. Wande Coal - Rotate

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Another viral hit song that got Wande Coal on people's lips in 2013. Definitely a party starter that dragged folks to dance in 2013.

19. Banky W - Yes/No

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R&B sells in Nigeria and Banky W heads this genre in 2013. Banky has found a way through his skills and brand to keep songs like Yes/No catchy enough to make the list of 2013 Top 20 songs in Nigera.

20. SARZ ft Wizkid - Samba (Beat of Life)

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Beat Of Life is exactly what it is 'Beat of Life'. Everyone that heard that song put it on repeat.

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larry
larry
6 years ago

Naa waa ooo, ovie u goofed on dis, u mean song released just a week can be on ur list? Even if voted, dere are some song dat was toppin chat makin waves all thru today. Am sorry aint impressed wit some of the song on ur top 20

boss
boss
6 years ago

cmon like to party by burna was in 2013 also...cant see it on here

GID-MAINE
GID-MAINE
6 years ago

THIS ONE IS TRUE OOOO!!! DAVIDO AND OLAMIDE WHAT MORE CAN I SAY!!!

Bigmouth
Bigmouth
6 years ago

This is Looking like a wizkid mix-tape!! lol.
Come to think of it...He didn't get headies sef!!SMH

Only surprise to me was@ no15. Dr SID ft. Don Jazzy – SURULERE..
good song but Come on, that song was released a month and half to new year!! ''how did it rock 2013''?

Timz
Timz
6 years ago

Blackmagic - Repete should get a notable mention at the very least. The fact that you guys on NJO seem to favour the pangolo music I am Surprised that there is no timaya !!! He dominated the clubs in 2013 NO LIE

Olekubuzz
6 years ago

This is an almost perfect list.............but for the exception of Khona by Mafikizolo.

Lawal
Lawal
6 years ago
Reply to  Olekubuzz

Khona isn't a nigerian song.

Teepoo
Teepoo
6 years ago

Aint it Funny how wiz kid's name pops up 6 times on this list and yet he had no headies award...c'mon dat n***a was by far the artist of the year in 2013 #myopinion. Naija sha.

Tim Webscent
6 years ago
Reply to  Teepoo

Confirmed ! Wizkid - Run the race pass anybody... and i mean anybody , kid had a swell yr.

He better no eff by dropping a shitty album - like that trash called F.O.Z

YQool
YQool
6 years ago

How K-Cee Pull-Over Come before Davido's- Gobe, Sean Tizzle's- Sho Lee and P'Square's Personally? I'm Sure Nobody voted that, Wande Coal's Rotate Should be replaced by The Kick. *If My Opinion Counts*

Tim Webscent
6 years ago
Reply to  YQool

Because K-Cee pull over is better song than Gobe - what is gobe ? in hausa it means yesterday - so in other words "behind" ; thats it.

But, pull over .... ha ha : its a much complete song and K-cee pulled it off : classic Nigeria style.

DEX
DEX
6 years ago
Reply to  YQool

Lol, look again bro. The Kick is No. 17. They did a write-up for it but mistakenly skipped it I guess.

DEX
DEX
6 years ago

After reading some of the comments on here it looks to me that you guys seem to forget that people voted, people like you and me, the general public, NJO visitors if you like (if you didn't understand any of what I previously said for some reason). NJO didn't compile the list. The songs were placed according to the number of votes they got; and to be honest all the songs that I think are meant to be there are there.

Cheals(Wado)
Cheals(Wado)
6 years ago

Notjustok too like to dey irate Nigerian musicians, tomorrow now you go see Sinzu dey diss Wizkid. 🙂
I believe say this list suppose reach 40 or 50 cause there are too many exemptions.

YQool
YQool
6 years ago

LOL got that bro...

YQool
YQool
6 years ago

Pull Over is a very Senseless Song, and for the Record There are Words and there are Slangs. Gobe is a Widely Accepted Slang which literally mean Trouble. Look at the lyrics, the Production and The Video.. The difference is Clear

ToxicSushi
ToxicSushi
6 years ago

just about right.....

owolabz
owolabz
6 years ago

Surulere? LOOOOL !!!! Favoritism of Life

Mfo
Mfo
6 years ago

Weezy Wiz Kid enter top 20 5 times... My G!

David kelvin
6 years ago

how cpme pull over pass Gobe?? you you don smoke carbad for this one o...Skelewu jam of life,,,,,davido you rock wella

Onome Alvin Treasure
Onome Alvin Treasure
6 years ago

No problem i nor blame una,,,Gobe suppose be N0 3,,,UKWU by Timaya N0 8,,,,no problem sha after all una name nor Notjustok. so e clear say una dey act according to una name. D list is NOTJUSTOK.

Onome Alvin Treasure
Onome Alvin Treasure
6 years ago

Ovie i dey parra o,, u wt tell me say pull over n surulere get weight pass UKWU or Kpangolo 4 club by Timaya?????? Na wa 4 u Ovie....at times u dey fall my hand.

Onome Alvin Treasure
Onome Alvin Treasure
6 years ago

Ovie,,,Ovie,,,ovie hw many times i kal u????????

Anoti Gabriel Aleti
Anoti Gabriel Aleti
6 years ago

sh**... notjustok you are no more real.

Nametalkam
Nametalkam
6 years ago

Tuface and D'Banj didn't drop a hit song through out last year 2013 but I wish them good-luck this Year 2014

OverComplain
OverComplain
6 years ago

D'Banj you better go back to Don Jazzy make your name enter 2014's List..

This is just advise D'Banj fans

BALU
BALU
6 years ago

Top 20 songs and WIZKID was in 13 songs........ Headies how did u miss that! lol

Oje TayOje
6 years ago

the right LIST

dj k
dj k
6 years ago

make una go sleep