2020 in the Nigerian music industry has been a superb year as our top artistes kept on churning out beautiful projects months after the other.
Well, I have personally made a list of the albums that are the best over the year, 2020.
The list is curated based on production, performance on charts and lyrical content.
Lets get down to business.
5 . Omah Lay - Get Layd
With genres of Afropop and R&B, this project took over everywhere in Nigeria and some countries in Africa.
How popped up and how he did his promotion we don’t know because Omah lay was basically an upcoming artiste before this project so how it took over everywhere proves that this project and it came out as one of the best this year.
Literally all the songs on the project are hit songs and no miss.
4 . Fireboy DML - Apollo
Another great project that in every ways deserves to be included in this list, ‘Apollo’ is a body of work with great elegance and diversity.
The project production is is super quality and it boasts of hot songs like “Champion,” “New York City Girl,” “Tattoo,” “Friday Feeling,” and more.
A great project indeed.
3 . Olamide - Carpe Diem
Released on the October 8, 2020. This album is maybe the most slept on, well definitely the End SARS movement having much to do with it.
Regardless it’s still everyone’s favorite with majority putting it as their best album.
Carpe Diem is Baddo’s 11th Album and his first album under Empire Distribution, an American label. With features from featuring Fireboy DML, Bad Boy Timz, Omah Lay, Phyno, Peruzzi and Bella Shmurda and production credits to Young John Pheelz, ID Cabasa, P Prime, VStix.
2 . Burna Boy - Twice As Tall
Indeed Burna Boy was Twice As Tall.
Burna Boy is an embodiment of talent, you can hate but that won’t deny him hits!
Just a year after releasing a 9/10 album African Giant, Burna boy set to take the world by storm once again with Twice As Tall.
His fifth studio album which was released on August 14, 2020, by Spaceship Entertainment, Atlantic Records and Warner Music.
With genres of Afrobeats, dancehall, pop and hip hop the album was set to take over! Which it did.
TAT became the most streamed Nigerian album on Spotify 2020.
With over 64 million streams to its credit.
1 . Wizkid - Made In Lagos
The long anticipated album finally dropped on October 30, 2020, and features guest appearances from British artists Skepta and Ella Mai, American R&B singer H.E.R., Jamaican artists Projexx and Damian Marley, and Nigerian artists Burna Boy, Tems, Tay Iwar and Terri.
It is his fourth studio album, with genres of Afrobeats, Soul, R&B and reggae.
MIL was on the verge of breaking records which it did, It became the first African album to debut on the Spotify Global Album chart, and was at top 10.
The album surpassed 100 million streams across five platforms nine days after release, a huge milestone for an Afrobeats artist.
1 . Afro Pop Vol. 1 by Adekunle Gold
2 . A Better Time by Davido
3 . Celia by Tiwa Savage