In a world where hope is in short supply but high demand , Vexscheworld as usual has decided to take a look and highlight the hit songs that struck a special chord within us and gave us a reason to smile during the year !
Although, 2016 was a peculiar year, we had a lot of good songs with awesome beats and not so strong messages. However, these are the ones that get our coveted emblems.
1.Pray for me – Darey
Lovely tune woven with solemn instrumentals. The soothing feel of Darey’s voice tugs at your mind softly as you travel gently through the course of the song . He featured the Soweto Gospel Choir to produce this beauty.
It has a relevant message which is similar to that of the prodigal son from the Bible. A young man goes against the will of his father and ventures off on his own to the city and asks his dad to PRAY FOR HIM even though he did not do as he (the dad) commanded!! Dope tune !
2.Reekado Banks – Oluwa ni
Roll the drums and let the spotlight shine on Solomon Hanniel Ayoleyi…. Yeah we are talking talking about Reekado Banks. His song “Oluwa ni” was a massive tune in 2016, it was released after the widely viewed and most controversial outburst between his Label boss, Don Jazzy and YBNL boss Olamide at the 2015 headies
This is not to imply in anyway that the beef fueled the success of the song but “Oluwa ni” was actually a great hit. The intro alone is capable of getting you off your seat. He really delivered to us a gbedu wey dey burst brain! The song has a simple message , that God is involved!!!!
G-worldwide act, kiss Daniel came up to many as a one-hit wonder but he proved to everyone that he was here to stay with the release of A smashiiiiiing debut album. The new era. There is hardly a song on the track list you would want to skip for the other. However, “mama” stood out . Being the most searched Nigerian song on Google this year, it has stamped itself as a wedding hit and a certified hit of 2016 all at once. Also, because of it’s strong love themed message , it earns it’s place as a vexscheworld classic hit!
Tekno’s Pana is a typical example of saving the best for the last. It was released towards the end of the year and immediately became a smash hit capturing the hearts of Africans and beyond. From the catchy beat to it’s equally catchy intro, we still can’t define what Pana is and means but it sure rocked in 2016.
Tekno was definitely one of the biggest artistes of 2016, delivering hits, back to back!! The question however remains. Will he be able to pull off a debut Smash Album!! . He has a single currently blazing airwaves , now Titled Diana. Tekno and his na – na – na sha 🙂 🙂
5. Phyno ft Olamide – Fada Fada
Anytime the duo of Olamide and Phyno pair up on a track you can be sure of a monster hit. Fada fada was hailed as the ghetto gospel song and it stood up to it’s description. It basically became an anthem in the streets, offering joy to the people who cherished it’s sound!
Because of it’s popularity, and the grateful message it has running through it’s fabrics, it earns it’s status as a VW classic hit of 2016!
6.Adekunle Gold – Pick up
Adekunle Gold treated the world to his debut album within the year, dubbed GOLD. The album was a solemn one, with classic tunes, however there were no major hits like many people had hoped. It was a classic album however. Pick up was released late in 2015, but made waves in 2016. It was also released with the album Gold!
7. Soldier (Falz ft Simi)
Falz and Simi both had an awesome 2016! But this song was the highlight of their year. They showed off the kind of musical chemistry we have not seen in the Nigerian music industry before ! Soldier is characterized with creative lines and awesome instrumentals
1.Aduke by Tjan
Aduke is a classic love tune by Tjan! , If you have not heard this song, treat yourself to great music and download ! It is doing well as a wedding special
2. Wait for me by Johhny Drille
Talk about making new strides and bringing fresh sound to the Nigerian music in the music industry, Johhny drille offers light to a new school of beautiful music!
Did not make a lot of waves as one would expect, however, shaydee deals us a classic tune in smile. TRuly lovely tune, with awesome instrumentals!
Davido music worldwide signee hopped on to the music hit with this massive tune. Which simply thanks people who have had his back in the past . It was solidly assisted by a good rhythm and quality production! He had most of the country crooning to his hook!! And made everybody’s mother an eleko seller by default!
5.Skin- Tight – Mr Eazi
Mreazi introduces us to easy music . He is arguably the most promising act for 2016! , Skin tight was a solemn tune that promises love even in hard situations. Similar to what adekunle gold did with Orente. The whole world anticipates his debut studio album , Life is Eazi!!
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Abimbola Adenmosun is a vexscheworld reviewer and Writer, she is currently studying at the University of Ibadan Nigeria.
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Kolade Pelumi is the creative Director of vexscheworld. He is a writer , poet , guitarist. He is currently rounding up a degree in Civil Engineering at the federal university of agriculture abeokuta .