The music industry in Nigeria has become competitive by the day and several labels are springing up to become heavyweights in this industry. The importance of the Nigerian music industry on the African continent and the world can’t be overemphasized.
There are a few labels in Nigeria competing to be the best in the game today, and they have several a-list artists who dish out hit singles one after the other from
time to time.
We take a close look at two of the biggest Nigerian labels, Mavin and YBNL today, while juxtaposing some of their hit singles that has been released in the past year (August ’14-15), and want you the fans to help us determine the hotter label.
Don’t forget to tell us which is the hottest label…. in the comments or poll section!
Without further ado, here are some of the hit singles released by both labels.
Godwin vs Bobo:
Godwin is the massive hit single from Mavin artist, Korede Bello which was released in January, 2015. The single boasts of lyrics that talk about how good God has been and it is a favorite among Nigerians.
The single was so massive that Korede Bello got invites to even sing the song at a church, although a number of people chastised the Church for inviting Korede Bello to perform at a church.
Godwin was produced by Don Jazzy.
Bobo is a massive single from YBNL boss, Olamide Adedeji popularly known by his first name only. The single was released on the 2nd of May, 2015 and became an instant
The single is the only song we’ve heard this year that has its own signature dance step, the ‘Shakiti Bobo’ dance which is also a favorite among youths and some adults in the country today.
Bobo was produced by Young John.
Sugar Baby Vs Efejoku
Sugar Baby is a single by Mavin records artist, Reekado Banks. The hit single which was released in July 2015 is a massive single that got the heart of all Mavin fans
because of its love related lyrics.
Sugar Baby was produced by Mavin label boss, Don Jazzy.
Efejoku on the other hand, is the latest by YBNL youngster Lil Kesh The Young John produced track is currently one of the most played song on Nigerian radio and clubs.
Looku Looku Vs Shoro Niyen
Looku Looku is another mind blowing song that was recorded and performed by Mavinrecords crew members including Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr Sid, D’Prince, Di’ija,
Reekado Banks and Korede Bello.
The song was produced by Mavin label boss, Don Jazzy.
Shoro Niyen is another massive single from YBNL that consists of all the major acts signed to the label. The single features verses from Olamide, Lil Kesh and Viktoh and they didn’t fail to deliver on the track.
Katapot Vs Orente
Reekado Banks goes emotional as he records this lovely single titled ‘Katapot’. The undying love theme of the song is one of the things that makes the song a massive hit as several people can relate to the song.
The Don Jazzy produced song was released in February, 2015.
This massive single by YBNL’s Adekunle Gold is one of the love themed singles we’ve heard this year. ‘Orente’ itself means a ‘loyal, good and beautiful girl’.
The song is so popular and shot Adekunle Gold to the top of the music game. The song was produced by Oscar.
Lagos Boys vs Corner
Lagos Boys is a popular street song released by YBNL Boss, Olamide. The song became an instantaneous hit and a popular one.
The song introduced the word ‘Sneh’ which became popular in Lagos. It’s an emphatic word for lagosians used at the end of sentences mostly for exclamations, just like ilorin people who are used to ‘fa’ to complete each sentence.
Song was produced by Pheelz.
The song Corner by Mavin Records’ Reekado Banks which was a follow up to his succesful single, ‘Katapot’. The song was released in July 2015.
The song was produced by Main Records in-house producer, Baby Fresh.
Sade vs Awwww
Adekunle Gold has become a favorite among lovers of smooth R’n’B in Nigeria as he has dropped only top notch songs since he kicked off his new career.
Sade was initially released as a cover for One Direction’s ‘Story of my Life’ song and was later remade with a different instrumental for the video version.
The song themes around a young man whose parents have been pressuring him to bring a lady home and he thinks ‘Sade’ is the best woman to take to his Mother.
Aww by Di’ja is another love song. The song gathered pace slowly and has already won an award. Di’Ja has struggled to release another radio friendly track since Awww.
Gbese vs Kabiyesi
Lil Kesh is one of YBNL’s hottest artist beside the label boss, Olamide. He’s been hinted to take over as heir from Olamide and we even shared an article on it with our readers, read itHERE.
The song ‘Gbese’ is also one of the biggest songs of 2015 as it features very witty lines and a unique style that Lil Kesh brings to his fans. The song was produced by Young John.
Kabiyesi is another massive single from Mavin records artist, Dr Sid. Kabiyesi means Royal Highness in English and the song themes around being Royal.
The song was produced by Don Jazzy.
Which is the hottest label?