5 Nigerian Artists Who Jumped Into Amapiano In 2022

5 Nigerian Artists Who Jumped Into Amapiano In 2022. The Amapiano sound filtered its way into the Nigerian airwaves last year and it became popular with songs like ‘Of Lagos’ by Mayorkun, Addicted by Niniola, but to mention a few. More so, in 2020, the genre experienced increased popularity across the African continent with noted increases in digital streams and chart successes in countries far from its South African origin.

Some of Nigeria’s biggest hits of 2021 featured the Amapiano sounds, including Reekado Banks’s ‘Ozumba Mbadiwe’ Rema’s ‘Woman’ Burna Boy’s ‘Yaba Buluku’, Adekunle Gold’s ‘High’ and Davido’s ‘Champions sound’. Ke Star’s ‘Focalistic’, Lojay’s ‘Monalisa’, Zinoleesky’s Kilofeshe, Naira Marley’s ‘Coming’, and Falz’s ‘Squander’ are all products of the South African Amapiano sound.

Starting from the tail end of 2020 till date, virtually every A-list artiste has hopped on the trend to create the ‘Nigerian Amapiano’ sound to the delight of their fans. Check out these Nigeria artists who jumped into amapiano:

Kiss Daniel – Buga

Also, the rave of the moment artist, Kiss Daniel, is trending with yet another Amapiano and Afrobeats-inspired beat, ‘Buga’.The track has garnered over 11 million views on YouTube and multiple streams on various online music streaming platforms in the last month since its release.

Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy

With Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy’s concert raking millions of dollars and selling out O2 Arena, Nigerian music has gained even more recognition globally.

Goya Menor – Ameno

Amapiano won for Goya Menor’s first hit song, Amapiano version of Ameno, a nomination at the 2022 Headies Award.

Although the Amapiano genre gained popularity in Gauteng, there is a lot of ambiguity concerning its origins, with various accounts of the musical styles in the Johannesburg townships — Soweto, Alexandra, Vosloorus and Katlehong. Because of the genre’s similarities with Barcadi, some people assert the genre began in Pretoria and has been an ongoing debate about the origin of Amapiano.

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