We have been welcomed in recent years by the elaborately loopy new dancehall sound from South Africa – Amapiano. Nigerian artists have transitioned from making alternate remixes of their already-released music to embracing the South African phenomena, for significant releases that garner international attention, since Amapiano has a popular appeal.
In this article, we will pay close attention to musical moments in which Nigerians have adopted the South African musical wave; on this list, we have highlighted 10 Amapiano songs performed by Nigerian artists that will turn your playlist up.
- Bad To Me – Wizkid
Wizkid, one of the most famous and influential African musicians, opened his music account for the year 2022 with the stunning tune – Bad To Me – for the attentive listening pleasure of his audience. As the raving Amapiano sound spread over the world, Starboy made the decision to join in and released this smash hit that combines Afrobeat and Amapiano sounds.
The prolific and gifted vocalist has a thorough understanding of the music industry – it may seem like he already knows what gets the streets grooving. This record was his first release since his global charting album – Made in Lagos – successes. Your playlist will definitely enjoy this tune.
- Different Size – Burna Boy x Victony
Different Size has a remarkable upbeat rhythm while Victony and Burna Boy‘s catchy overlaying melody instantly puts you in a good mood. Burna Boy is always at the peak of his game as Victony also delivers his booming and exquisite vocals and his usual witty wordplay.
The musicians create a beautiful sound by mixing the dynamic tempo of Afrobeats with the percussive and electronic vibes of Amapiano. Notably, this track was released as part of the records embedded in Burna Boy’s Grammy-nominated album, “Love, Damini”. Your playlist deserves a lit melody like this one
- Davido & Focalistic – Champion Sound
On the song “Champion Sound“, Nigerian superstar and DMW boss, Davido, they collaborated with South African artist, Focalistic to create this electrifying Amapiano tune and provide a fresh joyous display. They released this collaborative soundtrack in late 2021, it created a defining and stunning buzz as it was played a ton everywhere in clubs, parties, and linkups.
Notably, both musicians have enjoyed moments like this in the past as this is another Amapiano song from Davido and Focalistic, “Champion Sound” that follows their previous collaboration on “Ke Star (Remix)“, which also included the South African musician Vigro Deep.
- Sungba Remix – Asake x Burna Boy
After its release, the original song from “Sungba“, which was taken from Asake‘s latest EP earlier last year, “Ololade Asake“, received a ton of airplay. Notably, you will enjoy the bopping vibe of the Amapiano influences over Afrobeats.
This time – on Sungba Remix – the Nigerian superstar welcomed the vocals of the African Giant, Burna Boy. Burna Boy provided his electrifying voice and vibe to the Amapiano record, creating a unique composition for the enjoyment of fans worldwide. Both singers gave amazing performances, and the song is deserving of your playlist plays. You can hear the song “Sungba (Remix)” mp3 whenever.
- Zinoleesky – Kilofeshe
With the hot release of his hit song, Kilofeshe, in the year 2020, the versatile and fast-rising Nigerian artist, Zinoleesky, made an amazing Amapiano record – if you remember this tune, you know the young musician went hard on this one.
Signed to Marlian Music Record, Zinoleesky is getting to be a famous musician who has been producing top-charting hits alongside other notable musicians in the Nigerian music scene. Notably, you will find that his speciality is Amapiano, and Kilofeshe is still a buzz for your playlist today.
- Yaba Bukulu Remix – DJ Tarico x Burna Boy
For a Remix of their popular Amapiano song, Yaba Buluku, Grammy Award winner Burna Boy was invited by South African DJ Tarico, Preck, and Nelson Tivane for a top-notch verse. You guessed right – The African Giant delivered. This song became extremely popular in 2021 and beyond, charting on African music charts and causing a viral sensation at parties and clubs.
- Southy Love – Peruzzi x Fireboy
In 2020, Peruzzi released the charming song, “Southy Love”, with Fireboy, a brilliant performer signed under YBNL. Southy Love is the fourth to be released from Peruzzi‘s album labelled Rum and Boogie. Notably, P. Priime created Southy Love as Peruzzi and Fireboy DMLrendered their amazing vocals.
With the musical prowess of these brilliant Nigerians, music lovers were able to groove to their performance of the Amapiano tune in the most upbeat pop style. The vibe from this tune is exactly what your playlist needs.
- Watawi – Ckay ft. Davido x Focalistic
Global rising superstar, CKay, who is famous for his global smash hit song, “Love Nwantiti“, came through with a sensational Amapiano hit titled “Watawi“, which boasts an impressive lineup of guest musicians. Nigerian superstar, Davido alongside Focalistic and Abidoza, a musician and rapper from South Africa, all made contributions to the artist’s work through their skill as collaborators.
- Gwagwalada – Bnxn ft Seyi Vibez x Kizz Daniel
Award-winning Nigerian singer, BNXN formerly known as Buju teams up with the raving street pop act, Seyi Vibez and one of Africa’s highly sort after musicians, Kizz Daniel, for the release of a new hit jam title, ‘Gwagwalada‘, produced by Sarz.
BNXN is a fast-rising star in the Afrobeats scene and he has been given his beloved fans smash hits anytime he drops. The Amapiano-influenced tune, Gwagwalada, is no miss too.
- Monalisa – Sarz x Lojay
In the stunning song “Monalisa,”, which Lojay co-wrote with renowned Nigerian producer, Sarz, he truly outdid himself. This song was included in their collaborative Extended Play “LV N ATTN” in the year 2021 and quickly became another classic.
Monalisa is the first leading track from the extended Play “LV N ATTN” trending in Nigeria. On this record, one of the best Amapiano songs ever performed by a Nigerian was delivered by Lojay and Sarz.