With bigger expectations for the entertainment year this 2015 which will result in spanking new collaborative features, album releases, tours and not forgetting the joy of parenthood; the Nigerian music industry no doubt will continue to trail blaze in it’s record breaking feats achieved.

The high influx of songs daily has made it difficult to maintain a shortlist of trending songs. Regardless, some have pulled through solely by popular demand and flavor. These are 10 singles that rocked the music charts this first quarter of 2015.

10. YBNL – Shoro Niyen ft. Olamide, Lil Kesh, Viktoh, Chinko Ekun

The YBNL crew is one label that has grown so enormously and in so short a time. When you have streets king and baddo, Olamide steering course on the ship then you know you’re in for one helluva trip. Shoro Niyen features the talented artistry of Olamide, Lil Kesh, Viktoh and their newest recruit, Chinko Ekun. The title is a Yoruba saying which suggests in meaning to be ‘not making sense’. Olamide leads the pack as they all give their expository takes on issues that do not necessarily ‘make sense’. Mr producer, Pheelz was responsible for the likeable beat and sounds just like other breaking singles from the YBNL camp.

9. Crazy by Seyi Shay (feat. Wizkid)

Deborah Joshua has continued to cement her ‘bossette’ image on the Nigerian music scene after Shay’s liberation. Seyi Shay, who has enviable vocal chemistry with industry peers such as Patoranking, Sound Sultan, and Timaya, chose afro-pop icon Wizkid to fuel her latest bouncy hit, Crazy. She burns everything down while slaughtering with her mid soprano, as is her normal way.

8. D’Banj – Feelin’ Tha Nigga Remix Featuring Akon

D’Banj, the entertainer and businessman, had one of the most anticipated releases of 2014 when video excerpts of himself and Konvict Music main act, Akon, in a studio recording session appeared on the blogosphere.

Feelin’ Tha Nigga was the end result of that cooperation, and copyright squabbles couldn’t keep us from getting into the heavy jam. D’Banj, who had a very successful 2014, from endorsement agreements to creating and performing the soundtrack for the most earning black film of the millennial age, concluded the year on a high note, and we were definitely feeling him. DeeVee is responsible for the production.

7. P-Square – Collaboration with Don Jazzy

This is unquestionably the greatest track on Africa’s well-known singing duo, P-sixth Square’s studio album. It features producer genius, Don Jazzy, who drops some outstanding melodies on the hook as well as the vamp, as well as the utilization of skillfully stated lyrical rhythms. Collabo is a slang alternative for the English word “relate” as used in the musical context, and is directed at members/parties of the opposing sex (especially ladies). The tuneful character of the track enables for a demonstration of the ultra popular dancing form, Shoki, which makes a great attempt with its jollof music genre. Oscar Herman-Ackah directed the film.

6. Masterkraft—Indomie Featuring Olamide, CDQ

When it comes to groove, you can always rely on master producer Masterkraft to deliver spectacularly.

Olamide compares the need to dance to that of some people who have a specific craving for the popular food, Indomie (to his music). In his trademark way, he throws a couple sizzling lines on the hook using the Yoruba dialect while still allowing rapper CDQ to show off some of his indigenous bar-spitting prowess. Masterkraft, whose passion for powerful kicks and the floor tomb knows no bounds, packed enough torque in the percussion to not only get us up and moving, but also to keep us grinding to the beat.

5. Wizkid’s Ojuelegba

Starboy Wizkid’s meteoric climb to popularity is all too familiar to fervent followers and supporters of his movement. Ojuelegba is a stripped-down story of his remarkable ascension to become Africa’s most recognized export from his second studio album, AYO (Joy). The story of a successful guy’s hustle summarizes what this particular track intended to communicate, and it delivers a forceful message of optimism, belief, and being… in what every man wishes to be. Legendary Beats produced the track.

4. Davido’s Owo Ni Koko

Isn’t it fitting that Omo Baba Olowo’s self-titled album has a song about money? Davido had an incredible and award-winning year in 2014. It’s unclear whether he meant that money made it feasible, but even the common man in a culture like ours can speak to the power of money when it’s plentiful. Owo Ni Koko is more than just a dance. It addresses to the average man in particular, giving him just over three minutes to be happy and dream big in that temporary state of bliss. Davido certainly thought this one through, and you have to love, love, love it! J Fem created the music.

3. Di’Ja – Awww

Hadiza Blell, alias Di’Ja, vocaled on Dorobucci with lines like “Doro-bad, Doro-007,” she surely piqued our interest.

She, on the other hand, offered an unexpected but fairly original take on Awww, a track sampled on afrobeat components, playing out her phileo feelings in a boundless performance.

The title’s premise is such that the nature of the musical instrumentation – strongly stringed, electric riffs, horns, and soft percussion with her airy voice spun into harmonies – produces the impact of the whimsy sound. Don Jazzy produced this lovely music.

2. Woju – Kiss Daniel

Kiss Daniel’s hit track Woju, which was recently remixed with OBO, Davido, and the hugely pregnant Mavin first lady, Tiwa Savage, would continue its winning trend. Woju’s melodies not only sprouted, but also have continued to resound in the hearts of countless music fans across the African continent and around the world. Daniel’s success with Woju has reinforced the belief of many other up-and-comers that they, too, can make it. DJ Coublon produced the track.

1. Korede Bello-Godwin
Godwin from Mavin’s up-and-coming act, Korede Bello, is at the top of the chart. Bello treated fans to a preachy high-life/dance-inspired tune at the start of the year, backed by vocal assistance and production credit from Don Jazzy. The afro-house song featured lyrics that most Nigerians could identify to, and it even alluded to the much-anticipated national elections. Both Bello and Don Jazzy improvised with staccato adlibs that added a seamless, fantastic flavor to the tune. Given that Na only had God-win, it’s no surprise that he finished first.