6 Most-Watched Naija Music Videos Released In 2021 So Far
1 June 2021
By Khisa CJ
We are already into the second half of 2021 and the Nigerian music industry has witnessed a number of hot new releases with definitely more yet to come before the year ends.
This article takes you through 6 of the most-watched music videos on YouTube from Nigerian musicians as of the start of June 2021.
- The Best by Davido ft Mayorkun
Taken from Davido's 'A Better Time' album, the music video for 'The Best' featuring Mayorkun was released towards the end of January 2021. In the video, Davido plays the Kungfu master role, taking Mayorkun through training until he emerges as the best. The video has over 7 million views.
- 23 by Burna Boy
Taken from his Grammy Award-winning album Twice As Tall, the music video for 23 pays homage to the basketball legend Michael Jordan who wore the iconic number '23' Jersey. 23' video released on May 23, 2021, and currently has over 7.4 million views.
- Forever (Remix) by Gyakie ft Omah Lay
Ghanian singer Gyakie recruited the services of Omah Lay for the remix of her hit song 'Forever' and it was an instant hit. Forever (Remix)' currently has over 7.6 million views amassed within three months of the premier.
- Onyeka by Burna Boy
'Onyeka' is another single off Burna Boy's 'Twice As Tall' album. Visuals for the love single released in February 2021 has been watched over 8.2. million times so far.
- For You by Teni ft Davido
This is the lead single for Teni's debut album 'Wondaland' which was released in March 2021. 'For You' video featuring Davido premiered around mid-February 2021 and currently has over 8.5 million YouTube views.
- Running (To You) by Chike ft Simi
Following the success of his 'Boo of the Booless' album released in 2020, Chike teamed up with Simi for 'Running (To You)'. The video for the record ranks as the most-watched on YouTube this year, so far.
Released in February 2021 has over 11 million views as of June 1, 2021.