February, the month of love has come to an end but it’s memories will remain for a long time, especially the songs that trended. Musically, what made the month of February stand out this year is Johnny Drille’s single ‘You are Just Single’, but so did many other songs on this list.
1. Finesse – Pheelz feat. Buju (BNXN)
“…That girl say she wanna Netflix and chill
If you fall in love Girl is certain
You go chop breakfast am not capping.
If I broke na my business.
Ama sha’na r go bright o
Folake for the night o…
If I broke na my business
Na your kele I go carry…”
Nigerian music producer, Pheelz aka Ril last week released a hit song Folake for the night, If I broke na my business (Finesse) featuring sensational singer Buju. The snippet is off Pheelz TYE Tribe Energy Album/Ep.
The song which is relatable is already trending on tiktok. With the hashtag FolakeChallenge many have joined the trend of this catchy song.
2. You Are Just Single – Johnny Drille
Nigerian singer and songwriter Johnny Drille released his latest song, which has been rated by many as a special song titled You Are Just Single.
The song, which was released a day before Valentine (Feb 13th), has a fantastic tune and a captivating voice.
In month of love, Johnny Drille took out time to sing to all the “single” men and women, dedicating it as an encouragement and offer of hope that even if a person is single on Valentine’s Day, they should realize that is not a crime.
Single or not, the song is widely accepted and was reposted countlessly on people’s social media platform on and after Valentine’s Day
3. Mercy – Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Gold released the fourth single Mercy, of his studio album titled Catch me if You Can late in January. On Mercy, AG gets as real as possible, admitting his fame and growth in the music industry, and questioning the substance of people’s support for him. The song was produced by talented beat maker Blaise Beat.
Mercy has been trending ever since it was released and it must be because it’s not just a ‘feel good’ song without substance, it’s a song that is significant and relatable to many people.
4. Calm down – Rema
The Prince of Afrobeats; Afro-Rave to be precise released his first single of the year, Calm Down and it has been on repeat on many gadgets in and outside Nigeria.
For months, Rema has been teasing his fans with news that his Rave and Roses album is almost ready, and he will be releasing something new.
When he finally noticed he was beginning to sound a lot like music star, Wizkid with the fake promises and fans were actually tired of hearing the same story every week, he decided to drop Calm Down to calm them down.
Despite backlash from some of his fans when it was first released, the songs seems to have truly calmed them down.
Even the Savage community (Twitter) surprisingly likes Calm Down, and as usual it’s been trending as a Tiktok mime video for some weeks now, with DonJazzy and Rema reposting many of them.
5. Baddest Boy rmx – Skibii feat. Davido
Multi-talented Nigerian artist and More Grace Entertainment frontman, Skibii teamed up with Davido, the DMW boss, to record a remix of the former’s chart-topping smash song Baddest Boy.
The song follows his EP God Is Bigger Than Man, which was released earlier this year.
Skiibii and Davido’s Baddest Boy (Remix) is a fantastic song that has got music lovers yearning for more. It’s been trending since it was released.
6. Omo Ope – Asake feat. Olamide
YBNL latest artiste Asake in February dropped the official music video for his song titled Omo Ope featuring Olamide.
Asake dropped the visual for Omo Ope alongside his new EP Ololade, which has been well received by his fans and followers. WN can’t speak for all, but a larger percentage of Nigerians know the lyrics of this song like the back of their hands.
7. Ozumba Mbadiwe – Reekardo Banks feat. Fireboy
Serving as Reekado’s debut of the year, Ozumba’s remix follows the Singer’s body of work, OTR, Vol.1 (EP) which was released last year. On the smash Amapiano tune, Reekado employs Fireboy DML’s vocals in doing justice to this remix! And yes, it’s a smashing hit.
8. Commander – Blaqbonez
Blaqbonez started 2022 with a new jam Commander, which has been well received by his fans and followers. Blaqbonez is a highly creative artiste, especially when it comes to promoting his musical projects and he has been doing that, especially with this hit song.
Trust TikTokers to jump on good music and turn it into a challenge. There have been a good number of TikTok users who have been working on the challenge.
9. Ocean – Asa
Nigerian-French singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Asa dropped a new tune, her first for the year 2022 titled Ocean. It was produced by P.Prime, the 19-year old that produced Olamide’s Infinity, Wizkid’s Anoti and Reekado Banks’ banger, Ozumba Mbadiwe.
Asa’s song is a follow-up of her previously released single Mayana and it’s a track off her album V, released February 25.
Ocean is an awesome tune with great instrumental and well-blended vocals, that hits nicely. —And if the background vocals on Ocean sound familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve heard them before on songs like Show You Off, Ego and Mad — say hello to Wurld. Yes, that background voice is Wurld’s
10. IDG – Asa feat. Wizkid
IDG which is an abbreviation for “I Don’t Go” was dropped by Asa on Feburary 25th as the third song on her newest album – V. This highly anticipated song means a lot to afrobeats because it is something we have all expected for a long time — a Wizkid and Asa collaboration; and they didn’t disappoint. Maybe it would have hit differently if it was a love song (who knows) but still, it’s been trending on social media ever since it was released.
Sare – Simi
Mufasa – Tekno
If you missed it, here is WN’s top trendiest songs of January, 2022. See full list here