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.