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10 Nigerian Songs That Rocked 2009 | #10YearChallenge

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10 Nigerian Songs That Rocked 2009 | #10YearChallenge

The #10YearChallenge is one trend that has taken over January in full force. With a cumulative of almost 3 million posts on Instagram and celebrities piloting the challenge, we have decided to join the bandwagon by bringing you 10 Nigerian songs that rocked the year 2009.

How has the Nigerian music industry changed? In 2009, Mohits Records ruled the airwaves and dance halls with artists like Wande Coal and D’banj dropping hit after hit. Before he was singing about Bum Bum or Bam Bam, Timaya was still a Plantain Boy.

From Lagos Party to Strong Ting and featuring on eLDee’s Big Boy, Banky W. was all about music in 2009, and these days? He’s letting out all his talents and shuffling between being a singer, an actor and running for elected office.

Before abandoning the music scene, Terry G wasn’t doing badly at all as you’ll see on this list. In all, the Nigerian music industry was doing quite well in 2009 but it has definitely grown impressively in many aspects including sound and video quality, reach and of course, revenue.

These are the songs that ruled the airwaves and YouTube in 2009 and had us gyrating non-stop on the dance floor

10. ELdee feat. Olu Maintain, Oladele and Banky W – Big Boy (190K views)

9. DJ Zeez – Fokasibe (204K views)

8. Dagrin (Late) – Pon Pon Pon (276K views)



7. Terry G – Free Madness (326K views)

6. Banky W – Strong Ting (614K views)


Want to see how these songs compare the 2019 releases? Check out these 5 Nigerian songs released in 2019 


5. Wande Coal – Bumper to Bumper (700K views)



4. Banky W. – Lagos Party (954K views)

3. Terry G feat. Ay.com – Pass Me Your Love (1.5 million views)

2. Timaya – Plantain Boy (2.6 million views)

1. Wande Coal feat. D’banj – You Bad (3.7 million views)

Which of these was your favourite? If your favourite did not make this list, be sure to let us know in the Rave box below so we can reminisce as well.

And how are you loving the #10YearChallenge so far?

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