The emergence of the coronavirus in early 2020 may have kept us from going out, but it did not keep the music from coming in. Several singers team up to present earth-chattering collaborations, and when two or more work together to make magic, it a must for them to be recognized.
For this reason, SureLoaded has assembled a list of the best 15 Nigerian collaborations of 2020.
Best 15 Collaboration Songs Of 2020
Below are the Best collaborations that hit the Nigerian music industry in 2020, these song shook our music industry and even went as far as disturbing neighboring countries and continents.
15. Buju ‘Lenu Remix’ ft. Burna Boy
Buju came through in April with remix of his hit single “Lenu” which was released in late 2019. The up-and-coming afro-fusion artist recruited Burna Boy to deliver the alternative version to the song that fans were waiting for. The two acts make for a breezy collaboration, building on the multi-layered sound of the original track, and Burna adds to the song by delivering a high-energy final verse.
14. Rema x Rvssian “Beamer (Bad Boys)”
Rema, the prince of afrobeats, came through early in the year 2020 with “Beamer (Bad Boys),” his first single since the release of his 2019 EP Bad Commando. Produced by Rvssian, the song features a sultry, drum-heavy beat and a catchy hook in which a chorus of female voices sing about their love of “bad boys.” In an interview with Zane Lowe about the song Rema mentioned, “Every single artist… has their roles to play in the army of the new generation. Me, I’m the bad commando. My role is to actually, you know, mix vibes, and I want to share the… vulnerability of afrobeats through mixing cultures together.”
13. Adekunle Gold ‘AG Baby’ ft. Nailah Blackman
Adekunle Gold’s “AG Baby” is a pulsating, dance-worthy composition featuring singer Nailah Blackman on the hook. His third single of the year, the TMXO-produced beat proved that a different sonic formula could work just as well for the Nigerian artist—even Don Jazzy weighed in about it during the recent interview with Adekunle Gold around his visual transformation across albums into his latest, Afropop, Vol. 1.
12. Teni & DJ Neptune ‘Isolate’
Back in April 2020, at the height of lockdowns across the world, Teni released an EP to get us through the quarantine. The project, a collaboration with Nigeria’s DJ Neptune. saw her playing out different stages of being in quarantine and talking about the strains of being in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Quarantine Playlist EP opens with the reflective “Morning” before jumping into songs aptly titled “Isolate,” our favorite from the EP, and “Lockdown.”
11. Niniola & Femi Kuti – “Fantasy”
Afro House artist Niniola dug deep into the Afrobeat archives on her single “Fantasy,” featuring Femi Kuti, son of the legendary Fela Kuti and an icon of the genre in his own right. Shot at the famed New Afrika Shrine, known as the home of Afrobeat, the clip also pulls style inspiration from the all-female dance group, Kalakuta Queens, who performed alongside Fela in the 1970s. “I used to watch videos of Fela Kuti and Femi Kuti, and I loved the music but I also loved the way the dancers moved their waist and hips,” Niniola said of the Sesan-directed video in an email to The FADER, later adding it was styled by herself alongside Kanyinsola Onalaja. “I always wanted to do that. It was a childhood dream to record with the legend Femi Kuti.” Watch the video above.
10. Falz – “Bop Daddy” ft Ms Banks
Falz’s 2020 debut single to start the year was a smash hit and he did it alongside UK rapper, Mz Banks. The singer delivered this club hip-pop track with bass, vibe, and the big boy melody while Mz Banks did her thing with her dope bars. It was one of the most popular songs during the lockdown because it was used on almost every social media platform from Tik Tok, Instagram to Snapchat.
9. Wizkid – “SMILE” ft H.E.R
No one saw this collaboration coming but Wizkid certainly knows how to make his fans smile. Released as the first single off his critically acclaimed project, “Made In Lagos,” Wizkid stunned everyone with this beautifully written masterpiece that preaches love and positivity. He wasn’t alone because the sultry and smooth vocals of Grammy award-winning singer, H.E.R added more flair making it a total mood. Wizkid is a changed and evolved man and we love to see it.
When Wizkid linked up with Burna Boy for “Ginger,” the world stopped and took notice. Released as the second track off his “Made In Lagos” album, the singers joined forces to deliver this powerful track about giving their lady the “ginger”. “Ginger” is one of the most streamed on the project and has received rave reviews on social media. “If you want make i ginger give me the kokoro, Ma ko je bi Jollof, Anywhere i go, je ki won mo pe mo ma gbo’mo lo, No dey do like bolo. Burna Boy took this masterpiece to another Realm, The song is still fresh and popping yet fans are thirsty for another collab from both singers.
7. Davido – “The Best” ft Mayorkun
A Davido and Mayorkun is not new to music lovers as their last collab together, “Betty Butter” rocked the music scene for months. This new track, “The Best” is off Davido’s “A Better Time” album is a favorite from the album and fans can’t seem to get enough of their synergy. The Best came and all other collaboration dropped, this song sits at number 7.
6. Olamide – “Loading” ft Bad Boy Timz
Loading…. is Another banger off Olamide’s “Carpe Diem” album is a beautiful fusion of Afrobeat and Amapiano. Olamide and Bad Boy Timz (Yung Fela) unite to give a party banger tailored to let you loosen up and unwind. This is one of the top songs in the country at the moment. “O suun o go, O ji o gbo ope, Omo to sun lo go, Omo to ji lo gbo ope, I can’t feel my legs no more, I can’t feel my face no more…” is our No. 6 Top collaboration.
Top 15 Collaboration Songs Of 2020
5. Mayorkun – “Betty Butter” Ft Davido
Davido and his mentee, Mayorkun have been releasing jams for years and 2020 saw them work together like never before. The singer was said to have been inspired by his conversation with Davido about women, money, and social media to bring forth “Betty Butter.” The mid-tempo track was filled with lots of word-plays and infectious lambas that only Mayorkun is adept at delivering.
It received millions of streams, currently one of the most used songs used for thriller and Tik Tok videos, and let’s not forget how ladies are changed their names on social media to Betty Butter. This record is Our No. 5 Top music Collaboration of 2020.
4. DJ Tunez – “Pami” ft Wizkid, Adekunle Gold, Omah Lay
Wizkid, Adekunle Gold, and Omah Lay didn’t even by chance reveal that they were working on something so magical and for this, they need to be protected at all costs because they could be arrested for murdering this collab. This was the collaboration we never knew we needed because its a huge hit. Produced by Blaise Beatz, the track is a perfect blend of Afrobeat and the raving bop sound that sees all singers, bewitch the souls and hearts of music fans with sultry and honeyed vocals. The chemistry on this tune is divine!!
“PAMI” sits at the No. 4 spot of 2020 Top Collaborations.
3. Bella Shmurda – “Cash App” ft Zlatan & Lincoln
What a way to end the year!! Fine boi Bella’s “Cash App” produced by Dopesticks came with full force into the Nigerian industry. The smash-hit immediately took the most coveted position on charts and received massive airplay. The track talks about cashing out, by all means, hustling every day without relenting to enjoy the good life.
The singer joins forces with Zanku master and the king of backups/ad-libs/music Lamba – Zlatan and Lincoln for the release of this buzzing track. This record turned the whole nation upside down and within a short period it accumulated massive streams.
2. Olamide – “Infinity” ft Omah Lay
Olamide was hell bent on shattering the Nigerian music scene with explosive collaborations and he was successful. “Infinity” which features Omah Lay is off his recent album “Carpe Diem” which basically means Live your life. Produced by P.Prime, the record is a mid-tempo jam that captions sex ( the art of loving making).
Olamide and Omah Lay talked about the lady that wants to have their “cucumber” till infinity because to her its something she can’t just resist. “She say till infinity Till infinity, infinity, infinity oh yo yo, She say make i put it in, Make i put it in, put it in, put it in oh no no.” This record is one of the most streamed song of 2020, the SlowMo challenge that came around late 2020 also gave the song more boost and both Black and White vibed to it. Infinity definitely deserves the No. 2 spot of Top music Collaborations of 2020.
1. DJ Neptune – “Nobody” Featuring Mr Eazi and Joeboy
Dj Neptune’s “Nobody” instantly became a smash hit, and the reason is obvious. This laidback bop sees DJ Neptune, Mr Eazi, and Joeboy pay a fun homage to the late king Pop Micheal Jackson giving off Micheal’s famous crotch-grab, moonwalk, and a few kicks here and there. This tune is highly addictive and never gets boring. This is the 2020 record that broke lot of barriers (visited many countries/continents). It came in early 2020 and buzz all through the year. Definitely “Nobody” deserves is the No. 1 Nigerian Collaboration song of 2020.