How many of you know when it comes to Nigerian music? If your answer is not many, I feel sorry for you. The music industry in Nigeria has been growing steadily, producing talented individuals and bands whose songs feature on Apple Music's trending list.
This article will look at the top 5 Nigerian albums featured on Apple Music of all time. These are in no particular order so let's begin!
1) Twice as Tall - Burna Boy
Burna Boy has proven to be one of Nigeria's hottest musical exports, with a number one hit under his belt. His most recent album is Twice as Tall and features some pretty stellar singles like On The Low featuring Tinashe and Sho Lee.
He added Gabon Gabon Mi featuring Tiwa Savage as a bonus track after fans flooded him with requests to include it on the album. Any way you look at it, Burnaboy knows how to put together an album.
2) Wizkid - Made in Lagos
Wizkid's multi-platinum, Grammy Award-nominated Made in Lagos album is arguably one of the top five Nigeria Apple Music albums. It may not be his most recent release, but Wizkid continues to own 2018 with hits like Come Closer. The nine-track album has a dark feel from start to finish and was primarily inspired by artists such as Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.
The first single on Made in Lagos was Holla at Your Boy, highlighting Wizkid's impressive flow and smooth vocals. During an interview with OkayAfrica, he revealed that if he could produce any Nigerian artist, it would be Davido; let's hope that comes true someday!
3) A Better Time - Davido
People are listening to Davido's A Better Time than ever. The top spot on Nigerian iTunes is occupied by Davido's A Better Times at No. 1, held since its release on June 27, 2018. When it dropped, the album was a monster in Africa and immediately ascended to No. 1 in Africa and Ghana.
As well as ranking as one of Spotify's biggest releases globally in 2018 with over 500 million streams in just 2 months! On YouTube, A Better Time also topped 400 million views within days! People love Davido's music! Topping Apple Music means you have created an album that people will want to listen to again and again!
4) Rave & Roses - Rema
This Nigeria apple music top album is a Rave and Roses, which Rema released. The album can be described as Afrobeat, African genres.
The star-studded album Rave and Roses from Rema is available on iTunes. This latest album from Rema has 7 songs, with 19+ minutes in length in total. Rema's music video for Kolobi has millions of views on YouTube and the Itunes store.
5) UY Scuti Wave - Olamide
Olamide's debut studio album UY Scuti Wave gained a lot of attention in 2009. Now he is one of Africa's leading rappers. According to Rolling Stone, Olamide has set a record for the most successful Nigerian rapper to top Billboard 100 with singles from his albums.
In 2014, he released Gangsta Rap under his label Coded Tunes Productions. The song gained popularity and peaked at #20 on the Afro-beats chart.