This list is a mixture of both old and new songs, and they are the favorites of many music lovers, worldwide.
#1 ‘Fall’ by Davido (Over 165M Views)
This song right here was the one song that propelled Davido internationally. The song currently has a whopping over 165 million views on Youtube and it is not just Davido’s most viewed video ever, it is the most viewed Nigerian Music Video on YouTube and the 5th most viewed African music video on Youtube. ‘Fall’ was produced by Kiddominant and directed by Daps.
#2 ‘Way Maker’ by Sinach (Over 147M Views)
We know it will surprise many to see a gospel song on this list, well let’s just say that Sinach is an amazing and blessed Gospel singer, no wonder her video got so much views. Way Maker by Sinach was released in December and it is currently the most viewed African female video and the second most viewed Nigerian song on Youtube, with over 147 million views on Youtube.
#3 ‘Pana’ by Tekno (Over 124M Views)
‘Pana’ after its release, became a major song not only in Nigeria but Africa and won Tekno a lot of awards. ‘Pana’ will definitely be up there as one of the biggest afrobeats songs ever produced. It currently is the 3rd most watched Nigerian music video on YouTube.
#4 ‘Johnny’ by Yemi Alade (Over 115.8M Views)
Yemi Alade made her debut in the music scene in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2013 that she released this song and everyone was just blown away. The hit song “Johnny” currently holds YouTube record for the second most watched African female video of all time. And the 4th most watched Nigerian music video of all time, with over 115.8million views on Youtube.
#5 ‘On The Low’ by Burna Boy (Over 115.6M Views)
“On the Low” was released on November 16, 2018 and is a fusion of Afrobeat and dancehall. The song was produced by Kel P and has been described as a mid-tempo love song. The accompanying music video for “On the Low” was shot and directed by Meji Alabi. Currently the video is the most watched Burna Boy‘s music video on YouTube.
#6 ‘IF’ by Davido (Over 105M Views)
We can boldly say that this was Davido‘s breakthrough song of 2017, and since then, his sound and output has changed drastically for the better. With a record view of over 105 million views, “IF” by Davido can be said to be one of his best songs so far. This song was so hot R. Kelly just couldn’t resist jumping on it. The song was produced by Tekno, and video directed by Director Q.
This here is the one song that propelled Runtown internationally. Back in 2017, this song was the most popular song in Nigeria.
On 4 November 2016, Runtown released the ballad “Mad Over You”, which charted at number 38 on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart. Runtown told ‘The Fader magazine that the song was inspired by African beauty. The song currently sits at our number 7 spot of highest viewed Nigerian music video on youtube, with over 104 million views.
#8 ‘Personally’ by P’Square (Over 97M Views)
With a record 97 million views and counting, “Personally”, the 2014 hit song by the duo of Nigerian celebrity twins Peter and Paul Okoye, P-Square is the 8th most watched Nigerian music video on YouTube. It’s amazing just how much these two could do together, but sadly they have decided to remain apart. Hopefully they will get the 100m view before end of this year.
#9 ‘Do Like That’ by Korede Bello (Over 96M Views)
Many may be surprised to see Korede Bello on this list due to the fact that he has been a bit quiet lately in the music scene. But “Do Like That” was a banger from the moment it was relesed, hence its sitting on our number 9 spot of highest viewed Nigerian videos on Youtube. As at the time this song was released, it was the most played song on both TV and radio. Definitely he has more potential to hit 100m views.
Although we had expected more views from this video, as it is one of Wizkid‘s biggest track ever, “Come Closer” sits on our number 10 spot with over 90million views on Youtube. Fact is ‘Come Closer’ video is also Wizkid’s most viewed music video on Youtube at the moment, The clip got its first million views just 24 hours after it dropped.
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