Most Viewed Nigerian Songs on YouTube (2023 list)
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YouTube is a global online video-sharing and social media platform that has given everyone an opportunity to showcase their talent to the world. Moreover, it is the second most visited website in the world with over 100 million active users per month, and no doubt many Nigerian artists have made fame through posting their songs online.
When it comes to entertainment, Nigeria is blessed with a lot of talented and creative individuals. This is why most Nigerian songs have been spreading around the world and attracting international record label interest and awards.
Most Nigerian has gained popularity and wealth with the help of social media platforms like YouTube and other platforms. Moreover, these online platforms have also helped the artist to build a large fanbase due to their online presence and the hit songs they dish out to fans. This article will discuss the top 10 most viewed Nigerian songs on YouTube.
Top 10 most viewed Nigerian songs on YouTube
Below are the top 10 most-viewed Nigerian songs on YouTube.
Calm down by Rema (414 million views)
Divine Ikubor popularly known as Rema is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper who is rapidly making huge waves for himself through his songs. He gained popularity after releasing the song “Dumebi” and since then he has continually given Nigeria good songs.
On February 2022, Nigerian singer Rema released his debut album “Rave & Roses” through Jonzing World and Mavin as the album’s second single. Calm Down is one of the songs in his album that has made a mass wave not just only in Nigeria but in the world. The song has made its way to number one on both the Billboard US afrobeat and the Billboard Global Excel and also can be found in most countries’ top 50 songs.
Love Nwantiti remix by Ckay and Joeboy (372 million views)
Love Nwantiti is a song released in 2019 by Nigerian songwriter and singer Ckay as the second track from his second extended play Ckay the First by Chocolate City through Warner Music Group. In 2020, the song was remixed featuring Nigerian singer Joeboy and Ghanaian singer Kuami Eugene as a single. The song became a huge hit and charted across Europe, Australia, Latin America, and New Zealand, as well as reaching number one in India.
The song reached number 3 on the UK Single Chart and number one on the UK Indie Single Chart and also reached number 2 on the Billboard Global 200.
On the low by Burna boy (323 million views)
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is a Nigerian Songwriter, singer, and record producer. He gained popularity in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party” the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E.
In 2019, the Nigerian singer Burna boy released his second album “African Giant” and the song On The Low is another hit track from the Album. The song made a massive wave in Nigeria and other countries. It is one of the most viewed Nigerian songs on YouTube with over 323 million views.
Fall by Davido (260 million views)
Davido is an American-born Nigerian Singer and record producer popularly known as OBO. He is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria and also one of the most popular artists from Nigeria.
The song “Fall” is a breakthrough single used to enter the international stage and up till now fans abroad love this track. The song was released on June 2017 and the video was directed by Dap and also it is one of the most-viewed Nigerian songs on YouTube with over 260 million views.
Joro by Wizkid (230 million views)
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is a Nigerian songwriter and singer. He is a prominent figure in the modern-day afrobeat music scene and he is also regarded as one of the biggest and most influential African artists of all time.
The song “Joro” is another hit single released in 2019 which made a massive wave all over Africa and the world. It was nominated for the Headies Award for Best Pop Single and the Headies Award for Song of the Year.
Ye by Burna Boy (227 million views)
The song “Ye” is another hit track by the Nigerian singer Burna boy in his album “Outside” in 2018. The song made a massive wave in Nigeria and other countries. It is one of the most viewed Nigerian songs on YouTube with over 227 million views.
The song made its way to numerous country charts as the top 50 and also reached its peak at number 26 and 31 on Billboard Mainstream R&B/ Hip-Hop and R&B/ Hip-Hop Airplay charts, respectively. The song was nominated and won the song of the Year and Listener Choice at the 2019 Soundcity MVP Award Festival. It was also nominated for Best Pop Single and Best Recording of the Year at The Headies 2019.
Way Maker by Sinach (224 million views)
Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu popularly known as Sinach is a Nigerian senior worship leader, songwriter, and singer serving for over 30 years. she is the first gospel singer to top the billboard songwriter chart for 112 weeks in a row.
The song “Way Maker” is a hit single released in 2015. The song won the 2020 Song of the Year at GMA Dove Awards. The song video went viral on social media of people who gathered in their cars around a hospital, singing and praying for those working in Phoebe Putney Medical system.
Pana by Tekno (193 million views)
Augustine Miles Kelechi commonly known as Tekno is a Nigerian record producer, singer, and songwriter. The song “Pana” was released in July 2016 and also received mostly positive reviews from music critics. The song tops the MTV Base hottest track of 2016 at number 2 and also debuted at the top 10 Soundcity TV countdown.
In 2016, the song “pana” won the song of the year award at the Soundcity MVP Award Festival and was also nominated at the 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Single of the Year.
Last Last by Burna Boy (176 million views)
The song “Last Last” is another hit track by the Nigerian singer Burna boy in his latest album “Love, Damini” in 2022. The song made a massive wave in Nigeria and other countries. It is one of the most viewed Nigerian songs on YouTube with over 176 million views.
The song made its way to numerous country charts as the top 50 and also reached the top 5 on Us Afrobeats Billboard and Canada Hot 100.
If by Davido (163 million views)
Davido has always given his fan good music since he joined the music industry, no wonder he is one of the best in Nigeria. The song “if” is a hit track that was released in 2019, the song made waves not only in Nigeria but also overseas. It is one of the most viewed Nigerian songs on YouTube with over 163 million views.
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- Mr. Funny
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How do make money on YouTube?
You can make money from YouTube by pay-per-view which is estimated to be $0.30 per click.
Can I earn money by watching YouTube videos?
Actually, you can’t earn just by watching YouTube Videos but you can watch videos on how to make money online and practice.
Conclusion: Most Viewed Nigerian Songs on YouTube
YouTube has given talented artists the opportunity to showcase themselves to the world and be a major source of income for these artists. For every video viewed on YouTube, a certain amount is paid to the song’s artist.
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