MDB Music: Top 10 Songs You Should Give A Listen Before The End Of January



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MDB music brings you another compilation of the trending songs in the Nigerian music industry.

This week, we would be revealing top songs from the month of January.

In case you missed it, you can check out the previous MDB Music episode here. The opening month of the year has been relatively interesting; for some music lovers, their faves are yet to drop a new single, while some coterie of fans just prefer to go with the flow.

On MDB Music, we discuss trending songs from across the country, music that is candied for the heart of the readers.

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Before delving into the playlist for the week, we have would be looking at some of the top stories in the music industry.

Tems made history earlier in the week.


The singer-songwriter whose real name is Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems was nominated for the 2023 edition of the Oscars in the category of Best Original Song.

Tems was nominated for her contribution as a songwriter for Rihanna’s ‘Lift Me Up’, soundtrack for Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

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The music sensation was involved in co-writing “Lift Me Up” with Barbadian singer, Rihanna; music producer, Ludwig Göransson; and Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler.

Big congratulations to the singer-songwriter.

On Saturday, January 21, Alte singer, Ajebutter 22 released his new music album, Soundtrack To The Good Life.

The album features Nigerian musical acts like; Korormone, Ladipoe, Ajebo Hustlers, Jeff Akoh, Oxlade, Kida Kudz, Kidi, Joey B, Toby Shang, Mellissa and Not3s.

In the meantime, here is the top 10 MDB Music playlist that discusses the major that debuted in the month of January.
  1. Zlatan x Young JohnAstalavista

Zlatan Ibile has released the official video for his hit single Astalavista featuring singer and record producer, Young Jonn.

Produced by Yung Willis, Astalavista was released in November 2022.

2.  Seyi Vibez – Chance (Na Ham)

Afrobeats singer Seyi Vibez kicked off 2023 with the official video of his smash hit “Chance (Na Ham)“

He has continued to garner momentum from where he left off in 2022.

3. Minz– Wo wo

Minz, a fast-rising Nigerian musician dropped the visualizer to his captivating single “Wo Wo”, produced by Mike Bgrz and shot by Esiri Ogbekene.

4. Korede Bello– Available

Former Mavins records signee, Korede Bello released the music video for his latest single, “Available” earlier in the week.

5. Seyi Vibez– Alaska

Raving Nigerian singer, Seyi Vibez dropped the music video for ‘Alaska’ on the 10th of January.

The single is off his hugely successful EP, Memory Card.

6. DJ Spinall x Olamide x Kemuel- Bunda

“Bunda” is an insight to Spinall’s forthcoming studio project titled, “Top Boy“.

Video shot and directed by TG Omori.

7. Kel P– One More Night

Nigerian music producer and singer-songwriter, Kel-P on Friday, January 20 released the audio and visuals for first solo single titled, “One More Night”.

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8. Johnny Drille x Ayra Starr– In the light

Johnny Drille and Ayra Starr released Visual to the stripped version of their hit song “In The Light“

This version of the song highlights the raw emotion and vulnerability of the lyrics, with just a piano and vocals.

9. Tunde 2Deep– Success Fever

This was released on Tuesday, January 3.

Tunde 2Deep, kick starts the year with this astonishing video titled “Success Fever”, after the successful release of his melodious tracks titled “Ride On”, and “My Darling”, accompanied by an amazing music video, which is still topping charts and rocking airwaves nationwide.

10. Kizz Daniel– RITD (Rich Till I Die)

On the 6th of January 2023, the Afrobeat musician unleashed the video to his smash hit, “Rich Till I Die” (RTID) as promised.

The single has since gone on to become an anthem within a short while.

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