The year 2022 saw a continuous rise in the entertainment industry in Nigeria. Stars like Asake, Burna Boy, Wizkid and Kizz Daniel shone on the global stage.
Kizz Daniel and Davido went on to perform at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Daily Trust highlights below the five top most streamed albums of 2022:
Mr Money with the Vibe – Asake
Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, or Mr Money, is a Nigerian singer, composer and performer. He’s been around for a while, but it wasn’t until the release of his song “Omo-ope” with Olamide that he finally got the break he needed.
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His album Mr Money with the Vibe, which was produced on September 8, 2022, combines Afrobeat, Afro classic and Fuji accent. Joha, Organize, Dull, Terminator and Sungba remix, which feature the African giant are just a few of the incredible tracks on it (Burna Boy). For several weeks this record dominated the Nigerian music scene.
Playboy – Fireboy
As the title of his music album suggests, Fireboy did play with the hearts of his fans, and he has been doing so since the record’s release. From Playboy to Ashawo to Peru with English singer, Ed Sheeran to Diana featuring Chris Brown and Shenseea, the singer had his fans singing and dancing. After delivering these incredible collaborations, Fireboy also stunned audiences with Bandana featURING Asake, another artistE on his label. His album was a huge success both at home and abroad.
Love, Damini – Burna Boy
On this album, the Grammy-winning vocalist gave us a different side of himself, including his self-development through melody and words. Burna Boy’s emotions were on display in this album. The album has a number of standout tunes, including Last Last, It’s Plenty, Cloak and Dagger with J Hus, For my hand with Ed Sheeran, and many more. Since its debut, the album has broken multiple records and has been nominated for a 2023 Grammy Award.
Boy Alone – Omah Lay
Stanley Omah, popularly known as Omah Lay, is a Nigerian singer and entertainer. On July 15, 2022, he launched his much-awaited music album, ‘Boy Alone’ which included 14 tracks and featured songs like Woman, Soso, Understand, Attention, and many more. The album’s distinctiveness was enhanced by guest appearances from international artists including Justin Bieber and Tay Iwar.
More love, Less ego – Wizkid
Fans and non-fans alike eagerly awaited the debut of Wizkid’s new music album on November 11, 2022. And without a doubt, Wizkid did not disappoint as his new album featured beats like Afrobeat, Ampaino, and Afro-soul. The album has 13 tracks, including Bad To Me, Money and Love, 2Sugar starring Ayra Starr, Balance and others. The album has a tranquil, peaceful vibe that is admirable.