2018 is gradually winding down, when the clock strikes midnight we must all wave goodnight and reminisce about the beauty of the day. It is time for us to look into our entertainment industry and observe the good, the bad and the ugly of the year.
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It has been a busy year of every creative and entertainer in the music industry, working 24/7 to bring the impeccable vibes to the heart of the listeners. First things first, we must congratulate every artiste both upcoming, fast rising and A-list musicians.
We would be looking at the top 10 Nigerian music albums that were released in 2018 and were well received among the general audience.
- Kiss Daniel– No Bad Songs.
Kiss Daniel released his sophomore album NO Bad Songs in November and it was well received by his staunch followers and he definitely garnered new fans with his release.
2. Mr. Eazi– Life is Eazi: Lagos to London
Nigerian-born Ghanaian singer MR. Eazi released his second mixtape titled Lagos to London. This project features several hits such as ‘I surrender’ and ‘she loves me’.
3. Adekunle Gold– About 30
Adekunle Gold is renowned for his exquisite work of art, his class and sprinkle of elegance in his romance-themed album. His sophomore album About 30 expressed primarily the beauty of nature, the uncertainty of adulthood and he continued his emphasis on love. You need this album.
4. CDQ– Ibile Mugabe
This is album released by CDQ is one of the most exceptional indigenous album for 2018.
5. M.I– Yvng Denzel
Veteran Nigerian rapper M.I Abaga is renowned for his illustrious lyrics that cuts across numerous themes from loyalty to the hustle and bustle on the street then about self-esteem and pride. The album was supported by the single ‘your father’ featuring rapper Dice Ailes.
6. Burna Boy– Outside
Burna boy has been referred to as the ‘Fela’ of this generation and there is no doubt about that. Unarguably one of the most hardworking singers in this era. His 6th studio album is not just a music project but a reflection of himself.
7. Waje– Red Velvet
The beautiful songstress, Waje released her long anticipated album Red Velvet couple of weeks ago and it has received modest attention from her fan base.
8. Mayorkun– Mayor of Lagos
Mayorkun’s debut album is a bold statement that the youngster is here to stay. Mayorkun’s Mayor of Lagos is one of the most majestic debut albums released by a Nigerian. The single has numerous steamy singles such as ‘Jonze me’ ‘oshepete’ and ‘posh.’
9. Maleek Berry– First Daze of Winter
The multi talented musician Maleek Berry decided to drop his debut studio this album after releasing numerous singles. The singer-songwriter and producer released his album titled First Daze of Winter to express the purpose of his transition from working behind the studio to becoming the front man of his own record. Give this album a listen and be blessed.
10. LAX- Rasaking
On his debut studio album, L.A.X revealed that he is no longer an ‘upcomng‘ act but he is ready to pick up the challenge of excellence and becoming one of the great music act in the industry. This is a beautiful work of art from the singer.