Top 6 Nigerian music albums of 2022
As the year gradually winds down to its conclusion, the Nigerian music scene has witnessed another surge and an overwhelming breakthrough with solid album.
The Nigerian music industry has been one of the major selling avenues for talents, and it has promoted our kind of songs to the world with wide acceptance.
Unlike in the past, when Nigerian music was consumed by citizens and on the African continent, at the moment, Nigerian music is heard all over the world.
We are sharing a list of the top 7 Nigerian music albums of 2022. The list was not ranked according to its streaming numbers or in any particular order.
Checkout the list below:
Burna Boy’s sixth album, “Love, Damini,” is a masterpiece that had collaborations from Ed Sheeran, J Hus, Popcaan, Kehlani, Blxst, J Balvin, Khalid, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Victony.
Love, Damini is a GRAMMY Award-nominated project with multiple nods, including Best Global Music Album and “Last Last,” nominated for Best Global Music Performance.
Burna Boy’s sophomore album, “Love, Damini,” has been one of the most streamed albums of the year. A couple of days ago, EMPIRE revealed that Burna Boy topped the list for the most streamed artists of 2022.
Shortly after Olamide introduced Asake to his imprint, YBNL Nation, he suddenly became one of the most sought-after artists. He kicked off his campaign with “Ololade Asake,” an EP.
Leveraging this opportunity, Asake quickly released his debut album, Mr. Money With The Vibe, which eventually became one of the biggest albums released in 2022.
Mr. Money With The Vibe is a 10-track project that features Burna Boy and Russ. The album has exceeded 1 billion streams.
Wizkid’s special project, “More Love, Less Ego,” joins this list of top albums in 2022. The body of work is outstanding and shows the singer’s exposure and creativity.
“More Love, Less Ego” spans 13 tracks with features from Skepta, Don Toliver, Shenseea, Skillibeng, Naira Marley, and Ayra Starr. The album has a combination of Afrobeat, Afro-Pop, and Pop genres.
The album “More Love, Less Ego” has surpassed 50 million streams on Spotify, 71 million streams on Apple Music, and a total of about 231 million streams.
“Rave & Roses” was Rema’s highly anticipated debut album, released through Mavin Records and Jonzing World. The album has received over 2 billion streams globally.
On Spotify, the album has received over 329 million streams. Rema’s song “Calm Down” was also certified gold in Italy with a remix that featured Selena Gomez.
The 16-track album, “Rave & Roses,” sees guest appearances from Chris Brown, AJ Tracey, 6LACK, and Yseult.
With over 1 billion streams, the Playboy album was compiled with 14 tracks and features Ed Sheeran, Chris Brown, Rema, Asake, Shenseea, and Euro.
On the other hand, Fireboy DML contributed to the soundtrack, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever—Music From and Inspired By.”
In 2022, Omah Lay presented his debut album, “Boy Alone,” which has turned out to be one of the biggest works of his career.
With over 125 million streams on Apple Music, 141 million streams on Audiomack, and 83 million streams on Boomplay, for a total of 737.1 million total streams.
The album, “Boy Alone,” is a 14-track project with guest appearances from Justin Bieber and Tay Iwar. It has been a rollercoaster since his song “Attention” with Justin Bieber.
Note the following:
1. The above list only includes albums released in 2022; extended-play projects were not included in the compilation.
2. The streaming statistics for this article were not official statistics from the respective artists.