AML Hottest 30 Nigerian Songs & Music Videos | January 2016 Edition

What are the chances that the next big global music star will come from Africa? I think the chances are very high and that such artist most likely could come from Nigeria, Africa’s largest entertainment industry. Nigeria’s music industry, in particular, has gained amazing momentum and its musicians seem to be slowly but surely breaking boundaries, globally. Nevertheless, there is still a lot of work to be done, and it includes re-orienting the mind of the average Nigerian/African youth on what it means to be Nigerian/African. I think there has to be a stronger push towards a deeper appreciation of the Nigerian culture and to reward artists, including music video directors, who incorporate their Nigerian identity into their music. When this happens, I think we will see some great music and videos, videos that stay away from the cut and paste western video vixen formula that now infiltrates the average Nigerian music video.

We have one month in the bag this 2016, and here are AML’s top 30 music videos released in January 2016 based on You Tube views, 10,000 and up. Who knows, the world’s next big star may just be among these.

Time will tell.


1. Standing Ovation by Tiwa Savage ft. Olamide (757,000+views)

2. I love Lagos by Olamide (595,800+ views)

3. Oluwa Ni by Reekeda Banks (286,400+ views)

4. Hookah by Danagog ft. Davido  (229,000+ views)

5. Na Gode by Yemi Alade (Swahili Version) (225,000+ views)

6. Blessing Combe by CC2 Official (206,000+ views)

7. Feeling the Beat by DJ Jimmy Jatt ft Wizkid (158,000+ views)

8. Ola ‘Otan by bigLITTLE (152,000+ views) Does this sound like Wizkid’s Ojuelegba or is it just me?

9. Nowo E Soke by CDQ Ft Wizkid (135,000+ views)

10. Osinachi (Remix) by Humblesmith ft. Davido (110,000+ views)

11. Take Kiss by Di’Ja ft. BabyFresh (94,000+ views)

12. Monsura by Sound Sultan ft. Olamide Baddo (85,000+ views)

13. For My People by Maleek Berry ft Sneakbo (76,000+ views)

14. Oje by Legendury Beatz ft. Wizkid (55,300+ views)

15. Oya Dab by Dj Enimoney ft. Olamide (52,400+ views)

16. Jealousy by Burna Boy (56,900+ views)

17. Hello by McGalaxy (42,000+ views)

18. Jaga Love by Jesse Jagz ft. Ice Prince (33,400+ views)

19. Omawumi ft. Angelique Kidjo (33,000+ views)

20. This Year by Yung6ix – (24,400+ views)

21. I Testify by Ada (22,000+ views)

22. Who Gave You That by KC Pozzy (21,000+ views)

23. Halleluyah by King Josh (20,990+ views)

24. Angelina by REMINISCE – Angelina (20,490+ views)

25. Bounce by Oladips ft Reminisce (19,000+ views) – Warning: Expletives used. Click at your discretion

26. Quality by Pasuma (15,000+) views

27. Que Peller by Eleniyan (13,000+ views)

28. Favour Of God (F.O.G) (13,000+ views)

29. Fire for Fire by Jaywon (11,990+ views)

30. Pack Up & Go by Iyo (11,300+ views)

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Credited for several firsts in the fashion and entertainment industry, Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a fashion and entertainment lawyer, speaker, visionary, gamechanger, trailblazer, and recognized thought leader, for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States. She is also the founder of ‘Africa Music Law,’ an industry go-to music business and law blog and podcast show empowering African artists. Her work in the creative and legal industries has earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including an award from the American University Washington College of Law for her “legal impact in the field of intellectual property in Africa." She has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at several institutions in the United States. For more information, visit her at

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