The outgoing 2016 has been quite an interesting one for music lovers.
The industry witnessed very interesting events that made headlines from January till date.
Some of our favourite artistes were embroiled in controversies, others released groundbreaking singles and some went a step further to release albums.
But how much did fans go looking for the songs online? And whose songs was/were the most searched for on Google?
G-World Wide artiste, Kiss Daniel and YBNL boss, Olamide emerged top on the list, claiming 2 spots each.
Here are the top 10 most searched Naija songs on Google 2016.
1 Kiss Daniel – Mama
Nigerian music sensation and G-World Wide music act, Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel, better known by his music name, Kiss Daniel, has claimed the top spot on Google trends 2016.
His groundbreaking single “MAMA” which was produced by YBNL in-house producer, Young John, has clinched the number 1 spot as most searched Nigerian song on Google 2016.
Excited about the stride, Kiss Daniel took to his Instagram to share.
“Mama” is the most searched Nigerian song on Google for the year 2016 and JOMBO came 3rd All thanks to the fans around the world #vadocitizens #No1song #MAMA #MOSTDOWNLOADEDSONGNJO,” he wrote.
2 Tekno – Pana
Award-winning act and Triple MG front-liner, Tekno, has had quite an amazing career 2016. His single “Pana” paved the way for his successful strides which has earned him the number 2 spot. Tekno has also been nominated for the highly coveted “Next Rated artiste” at the Headies awards.
3 Kiss Daniel – Jombo
Kiss Daniel’s love single “Jombo” claims the number three spot. The song is off his New Era album. The single was followed up by a befitting video.
4 Olamide – Who You Epp
YBNL boss and prolific Nigerian rapper, Olamide’s hit single “Who You Epp” was one of most talked about singles for 2016. Not only did it get covers (remixes) by other artistes (both big and small), the title “Who You Epp” became a cliché among Nigerians. It clinches the number four spot.
5 Lil Kesh – Ishe
YAGI boss and YBNL affiliate artiste, Lil Kesh takes the number 5 spot as the fifth most searched song on google. The song was produced by YBNL in-house producer Pheelz.
6 Falz – Soft Work
Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name, Falz the bahd guy, has become a house-hold name and has subtly won our hearts with his comic lyrics, sense of appeal and versatility.
His Sess produced hit single “Soft Work”, claims a spot as the 6th most searched song on Google in 2016. The song is off his “Stories That Touch Album”.
7 Adekunle Gold – Ready
YBNL afro-pop serial hit-maker, Adekunle Gold, takes the number 7 spot on Google. This doesn’t come as a surprise for those in the know as his album “Gold Standard” was a stellar piece of work.
8 Drake – One Dance ft Wizkid & Kyla
American rapper Drake takes the number 8 spot with his single “One Dance” which features Nigerian music export, Wizkid and Kyla. The song is what served as a pedestal for Wizkid’s Grammy nomination.
9 Psquare – Bank Alert
After the back and forth controversy that trailed their path in 2016, the Okoye brothers, Psquare, reignited their passion for music with a welcome back song titled “Bank Alert” which quickly became a fan favourite. Though it came later this year, it still managed to make its place as the 9th most searched Nigerian song on Google.
10 Olamide – Abule Sowo
Olamide’s hit single “Abule Sowo” seals the list claiming the number ten spot. The song was produced by the usual suspect, Pheelz.