Here we dig deep into the Nigerian music space to highlight top best Nigerian songs January 2023.Over the years, Nigerian musicians have been living up to the eclectic demand for quality music by its consumers, which has in turn led to more demand for good music in a very competitive market. Frankly, trying to sieve out the most stand-out Nigerian musical releases can be daunting, as every now and then, we get constantly blown away by one great song after the other.
What seemed like a low-profile start to the year musically ignited with the release of certain bodies of work ranging from Joeboy’s passion-filled ‘Body and Soul’ to Asake’s soul-reflective ‘Yoga’, and ‘Wowo’ by Minz. Even the new kid on the block, Pawzz, was not to be missed as he dropped an impressive extended play debut.
In this piece, we highlight top best Nigerian songs January 2023.
Joeboy – Body and Soul
The Nigerian Afro-pop star is widely known for belting love anthems, and this is yet another one of his masterpieces. Joeboy sought the help of seasoned producer E-Kelly on the two-minute record. ‘Body and Soul’ is a soft ballad that touches on an innate love story. The 25-year-old employed his old tactics of utilizing comical but thoughtful animated visuals, reminding audiences of the ‘Baby’ crooning days.
Kizz Daniel – RTID( Rich Till I Die)
Serial hit-maker, Kizz Daniel raised quite a frenzy towards the end of last year when he shared a snippet of the then-unreleased ‘RTID.’ From the looks of things, fans aren’t disappointed, as the song has been making waves. The catchy hook has become a radio favorite, echoing on public grounds and at house parties, and frankly, who wouldn’t want to relate to the song’s theme?
Asake – Yoga
‘Yoga’ marked the end of a short hiatus from YBNL/Empire signee, Asake. Music lovers were beyond ecstatic when the singer announced the release of the song. ‘Yoga’ is a new approach by the superstar who had more than a memorable 2022. Although the song received a good number of mixed responses from the public, it’s still one of the top best Nigerian songs January 2023.
Minz Feat BNXN, & Blaqbonez) – Wowo (Remix)
This next joint has also received wide acclaim from music lovers and even musicians. The original version was mildly slept on as only a few were cognizant of the release. It wasn’t until the remix with BNXN and Blaqbonez that the single got the recognition it deserved. Various artists began dropping personal music covers of the song on the internet, further propelling its reach. The song was so impactful that it gave Minz his first ever top ten hit on the charts.
Boy Spyce – Folake
Boy Spyce’s ‘Folake’ is one of the best Nigerian songs released in the month of January. The Mavin signee has joined a cult list of artists who have used the name ‘Folake’ as a protagonist in their work. If well utilized, I smell another Tik-tok hit. It is definitely one of the top best Nigerian songs January 2023.
Overall, January 2023 has been a great month for Nigerian music, with several exceptional releases from both established and emerging artists. These top best Nigerian songs have taken over the airwaves and have left fans yearning for more. From Joeboy’s soulful ballad ‘Body and Soul’ to Kizz Daniel’s catchy ‘RTID’ and Asake’s reflective ‘Yoga’, these songs showcase the diversity and creativity of the Nigerian music industry. As we look forward to the rest of the year, we can only hope that Nigerian musicians continue to deliver outstanding music that will keep us entertained and thrilled.