Top 10 Best Nigerian Music Collaborations In 2021

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In 2021 several Nigerian, African and International singers joined forced to deliver earth-chattering collaborations, and it a must for them to be recognized.

On October 5, 2021, it was reported that ‘Essence,’ Wizkid and Tems’ summer banger has been certified platinum in the US. It also becomes the first African song to hit that milestone.

Expressing his gratitude to Tems for making it possible, Wizkid said;

“I love you, baby girl, you’re a superstar. This is your time. This is your moment. This is your time and moment and the world needs to hear this because it is special to me.”

”We have a Platinum record and I just want to say thank you to everyone involved in this from Tems to the producers, Legendary beats, these are my brothers from way back. I want to say we made a good beat.

”Thanks to the whole team for believing in the dreams from early, to my fans I appreciate you all and I pray God blesses all of you.”




Peru was hands down the most addictive song of 2021. An obvious freestyle from YBNL powerhouse, FireboyDML. This song will continue to do massive numbers in 2022 and is definitely headed for a billboard entry with its smash remake with British singer, Ed Sheeran. The collaboration didn’t make our list because it dropped late December 2021. But Big Shout to Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran

2. “Zazoo Zehh!!!”

PocoLee X Portable X Olamide gave the entire country and industry a Christmas hit that no one will ever forget. Big year for Poco Lee, Massive year for Portable. Olamide showed love and even the audiences cannot get enough of it.

This song didn’t make the list because it release didn’t fall in our year of review (Dec. ’20 -Nov. ’21) but it is worthy of a mention.

3. “Essence” – Wizkid feat. Tems

Essence sits high up on the list of collaborations of 2021. Its impact on the African/Black music culture is undeniable and its unprecedented feat of cracking the Billboard Hot 200,100, & 10 consecutively is mindblowing. Huge shout out to Wizkid & Tems for this phenomenal record.

4“.Ke Star Remix”

After dropping the album (SghubuSesExcellent) and song of the year (Ke Star), Focalistic : South Africa’s Hottest MC 2020 {As voted for by MTV Base} releases the visuals for the Remix of the chart topping banger “Ke Star” featuring @davido and @vigrodeep. The single has since reached top 5 in 9 African music charts and top 10 in the UK! Davido gives an enthralling verse over the smooth log drum of VigroDeep to seal the deal.

5. “Feeling” – Ladipoe feat. Buju

Feeling by Ladipoe X Buju is undoubtedly the biggest record locally in 2021. It opened a floodgate of features for Buju and equally elevated Ladipoe from rapper status to a full-bred musician.

6. “High” – Adekunle Gold feat. Davido

High is the climax of Adekunle Gold’s 2020/2021. The feature not only gave Gold a huge boost, it also helped Davido maintain his position as one of the top three artists in the country. High was a killer monster jam.

7. “Monalisa” – Lojay x Sarz

Monalisa definitely deserves the “Sleeper Hit of the Year” award. Crafted by Sarz X Lojay, Monalisa spent a huge part of 2021 cruising among the top playlists of varying streaming platforms while doing impressive numbers on the streets also.

8. “Running (To You)”

Chike undoubtedly had a great run in 2020 with his Boo of the Booless album, and he still locked 2021 down on a mindblowing number with Simi – RUNNING. Great song, superb production and dope lyrics. Thanks to Chike for bringing R&B back.

9. “Coming” – Naira Marley feat. Busiswa

Coming is as controversial as Naira Marley himself. It’s a song about orgasm and the reaction that followed it is natural. Music fans all over the world go crazy over sultry sounds.

After much anticipation, Naira Marley drops the video for his explosive track ‘Coming’ featuring South African Queen Busiswa.

10. “Holy Father” – Mayorkun feat. Victony

Holy Father is a uniquely crafted record by Mayorkun and Victony. It was released as one of the lead singles to Mayorkun’s (BIO) Back In Office album, and definitely is the biggest song on the album.