The Top Nigerian Albums of 2014

By Post Nigeria January 12, 2015 20:08

The Top Nigerian Albums of 2014

2014 was a mixed year for music in Nigeria. It witnessed highly anticipated comebacks as well as dazzling new comers, and of course, Asa!

Post Nigeria combed through 2014’s must talked about albums and artists, to give you the best of the best. If these artists are not already on your playlist, we recommend you get them now! You’re welcome.

Asa – Bed of Stone

Bed of Stone is a reiteration of just why Asa is one of the best musicians that Nigeria has ever (will ever?) produced.

With Bed of Stone, Asa gives a master class in, well, everything. From her aching, soulful voice to her fantastic writing to the impeccable production, Bed of Stone is an almost perfect album that must surely reestablish Asa as the most important musician ever to come out of Nigeria

Though it was not a best seller in Nigeria, it was critically acclaimed by international critics and did very well in Europe and on several French charts.

M.I – The Chairman

The self- proclaimed African rapper no. 1 returned to claim his throne after a four year hiatus, and with Chairman, Mr. Abaga does just that. On his third studio album after almost four years, M.I gives seventeen reasons why he is the best thing that Nigerian hip-hop has ever produced.

Arguably the industry’s biggest album of 2014, The Chairman boasts M.I’S signature superb penmanship and effortless delivery.

One critic boldly proclaimed “The album is an asylum, a sanctuary for not just rap but music lovers. And for the record if hiphop is really dead, then M.I is the Grim Reaper!”

Phyno – No Guts No Glory

Phyno’s debut album makes the list for its nostalgic-to-the-bone, no-holds- barred, gritty narrative and the unbridled energy with which it is delivered.

Phyno took a risk when he decided to do a mostly Ibo rap album and, boy, did that pay off. The 19 track debut has everything a good rap album should have- impressive lyrical ability, slick chants/slangs, thumping beats and star turns from guest rappers.

NGNG was tagged the ‘feel good’ album of 2014 by industry heads and for good reason.

Wizkid – Ayo (Joy)