Day: January 23, 2023

Nigerian Artists on Billboard Chart

Nigerian Artists on Billboard Chart

Nigerian Artists on Billboard

Here is a list of Nigerian Artists that have debuted on Billboard Chart (Past and Present)


Nigerians usually think Billboard Hot 100 is the only thing it means to be on Billboard. Meanwhile, Billboard is a Chart system that tracks songs.

Billboard Hot 100 is only a category of that Chart. There are several other charts that Billboard owns that other Nigerian Artists have debuted on.

The fact that they are not on Billboard Hot 100 does not mean they don’t have Billboard debuts on other charts.

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Nigerian Artists on Billboard

Wizkid, Fireboy DML, Ckay, Tems, Rema and Burna Boy, are the only Nigerian Artists to have debuted on Billboard Hot 100 Chart.


1) Tems

Tems is the Only Nigerian Female Artist with the most entries on Billboard Hot 100. She is also the first African Artiste ever to debut on top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

Nigerian Artists that have charted on Billboard


This was done with Future’s collaboration with her and Drake on a song titled “Wait for you”. “Wait for you” was a sampling of Tems’ original song titled “Higher”.

The song peaked at Number 1 on Billboard Hot 100. Tems is a Nigerian Artist on Billboard and here are her entries on the chart

  • “Wait for You”- No 1 (Tems, Drake, Future)
  • “Free Mind”- No 90 (Tems)
  • “Essence”- No 9
  • “Fountains”- No 26 (Drake, Tems)


2) Wizkid

Talking about Nigerian Artists on Billboard, Wizkid is reportedly the first artist to debut on the chart with Drake’s collaboration, on the song “One Dance”.

Nigerian Artist on Billboard Hot 100


He has also debuted his own song “Essence” on the chart. Wizkid’s entries on Billboard Hot 100:


  • “One Dance”- No 1 (Drake, Wizkid, Kyla)
  • “Essence”- No 9 (Wizkid, Justin Bieber, Tems)
  • “Call me Everyday”- No 76 (Chris Brown, Wizkid
  • “Brown Skin Girl”- No 76 (Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Wizkid, Saint John)


3) Burna Boy

Nigerian singers on Billboard

Burna Boy

Give it up for Odogwu! Burna Boy is a Nigerian Artist on Billboard Hot 100 with two songs on the chart. Here are his entries:

  • “Last Last”- No 72 (Burna Boy)
  • “Loved by you” N0 87 (Justin Bieber, Burna Boy)


4) Ckay 

Nigerian songs on Billboard


The Love Nwantiti crooner has gone a long way after his song went viral through TikTok. Ckay is a Nigerian Artist on Billboard Hot 100 with majorly one entry- Love Nwantiti.

  • “Love Nwantiti”- No 26 (Ckay)


5) Fireboy DML

Nigerian songs on Billboard

Fireboy DML

Fireboy joins the league of Nigerian Artists that have debuted on Billboard Hot 100 with the remix of his song “Peru” featuring Ed Sheeran. Here is his entry:

  • “Peru” – No 53 (Fireboy DML, Ed Sheeran)


Nigerian Artists on Billboard Hot 100

1) Tems

2) Wizkid 

3) Fireboy DML 

4) Burna Boy 

5) Ckay

As mentioned, other Nigerian Artists have definitely had their debut on other Billboard Charts and not necessarily Billboard Hot 100. The list is endless. There is the Billboard Top Triller Global, World Digital Song Sales, and Next Big Sound.


Here is the list of other Nigerian Artists on Billboard:


6) Davido

  • Fall (No 25), Hot R&B Songs
  • Billboard 200 (No 170), A Better Time


7) Tiwa Savage

  • Celia (15), World Albums
  • World Digital Song Sales (7 songs)
  • Top Triller Global (3 songs)


8) Olamide

  • World Digital Song Sales (7 songs)
  • World Albums (4 Albums)


9) Yemi Alade

  • World Digital Song Sales (1 song)
  • Top Triller Global (5 Songs)
  • Next Big Sound (No 4)


10) Asa

  • World Albums (2 Albums}


11) Ayra Starr

  • Next Big Sound (No 4)


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Billboard is an American music and entertainment magazine published weekly by Penske Media Corp.

The magazine provides music charts, news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style related to the music industry. Its music charts include the Hot 100, the 200, and the Global 200, tracking the most popular albums and songs in different genres of music. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.

November 16, 2019, cover featuring Paul McCartney and highlighting the magazine’s 125th anniversary

Billboard was founded in 1894 by William Donaldson and James Hennegan as a trade publication for bill posters. Donaldson later acquired Hennegan’s interest in 1900 for $500.

In the early years of the 20th century, it covered the entertainment industry, such as circuses, fairs, and burlesque shows, and also created a mail service for travelling entertainers.

Billboard began focusing more on the music industry as the jukebox, phonograph, and radio became commonplace.

Many topics it covered were spun-off into different magazines, including Amusement Business in 1961 to cover outdoor entertainment, so that it could focus on music.

After Donaldson died in 1925, Billboard was passed down to his children and Hennegan’s children, until it was sold to private investors in 1985, and has since been owned by various parties.

Billboard publishes a news website and weekly trade magazine that cover music, video and home entertainment. Most of the articles are written by staff writers, while some are written by industry experts.

It covers news, gossip, opinion,and music reviews, but its “most enduring and influential creation” is the Billboard charts.

The charts track music sales, radio airtime and other data about the most popular songs and albums.

The Billboard Hot 100 chart of the top-selling songs was introduced in 1958. Since then, the Billboard 200, which tracks the top-selling albums, has become more popular as an indicator of commercial success.

Billboard has also published books in collaboration with Watson-Guptill and a radio and television series called American Top 40, based on Billboard charts.

A daily Billboard Bulletin was introduced in February 1997and Billboard hosts about 20 industry events each year

Billboard is considered one of the most reputable sources of music industry news.

The website includes the Billboard Charts, news separated by music genre, videos, and a separate website. It also compiles lists, hosts a fashion website called Pret-a-Reporter, and publishes eight different newsletters.

The print magazine’s regular sections include




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“Soso” Lyrics Omah Lay

“Soso” Lyrics Omah Lay

Soso lyrics Omah Lay

Here is Soso lyrics by Omah Lay

Omah Lay Soso lyrics

Soso Lyrics

Soso take my pain away
Soso take my pain (Away, away)
Soso take my pain away
Soso take my pain
Soso take my pain away
Soso take my pain
Soso take my pain away
Soso take my pain (Mad)

Ah-ah, ah-ah
All of the things them talk,
I no dey hear, hear
Try wetin I do if you no dey fear, fear
One mind dey tell me to disappear, ‘pear
Soso come and help me oh ’cause

I don pray, mami
I don break, commandment
I can’t stay for one place
For God’s sake
Oh, my dear
Come take my pain away from me, oh

Soso take my pain away
Soso take my pain away
(Soso, please, come take my pain away)
Soso take my pain away
(Soso, Soso, Soso, Soso)
Soso take my pain away
(Take my pain)

Shibiri, shibiri, shibiri
They are talking shit shibiri
Water no get enemy
‘Til you fall for Oshimiri
I poto, poto my eyes
Ten shots, high rise
Touch God, I cry
Offshore, cut my
Girlie, me I don pray, maami

I don break, commandment
I can’t stay for one place
For God’s sake, my bae
Come and ginger me
Only you dey feel my pains
Give me vitamins wey go
take these pains away
Soso, oh, Soso, Soso, oh

Soso take my pain away
Soso take my pain away
(Soso, please, come take my pain away)
Soso take my pain away
(Soso, Soso, Soso, Soso)

Soso take my pain away
(Take my pain away)
Soso take my pain away
(Take my pain away)
Soso take my pain away
Soso take my pain away
Soso take my pain

That’s Soso lyrics by Omah Lay

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Omah Lay Soso lyrics speaks mainly to Omah Lay’s pain and how it becomes almost impossible for him to explain why he is going through the things he is going through or why he is doing the things he is doing.

Omah lay soso lyrics

Omah Lay Soso lyrics does not hold back in showing that his involuntary actions come from a place of pain.

Also, Omah Lay Soso lyrics can be said to be about a lady who understands him so much that he asks her to take away his pains because he is tired of having them.

Here, Omah Lay soso lyrics may indicate that the lady may not necessarily be his lover but may be his mother because he mentions her name severally and says “maami”. 

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The reason for this is not far-fetched because when Omah Lay Soso lyrics expatiate on how he has been in such a place that he can’t control himself again, he calls to the woman in question to come take away his pain because apparently, she has done it before and he is imploring her to come do it again.

This is what Omah Lay Soso lyrics implies.

Soso lyrics


Soso is relatable because of the way Omah Lay channels his pain through this song.

He unabashedly states that he has been in such a place that has brought him so much pain and he can’ explain why he is doing most of the things he is doing.

He even mentions that he cut off his dreadlocks and he can’ explain why. He cries so much because he is so pained and that’s why he calls on Soso to come share the pain with him and take the pain away.

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Also, Soso lyrics makes this song relatable. We all have that person that can take our pain away when we share it with them and that’s what Omah Lay implies with Soso.


Omah’ delivery on Soso may not be the perfect one, but he definitely nailed the song in terms of making us feel what he is going through.

Soso lyrics omah lay

Replay Value

Soso lyrics, as well as its extreme Relatability, makes Soso have a high replay value. First, the hook “Soso take my pain” is so catchy and has even been used in so many dance challenges both on Tik Tok and Instagram.

So yes, Soso stands out.

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With his darkly sparkling vocals, evocative storytelling, and contagious rhythms, Omah Lay is one of Nigeria’s most talked about innovators.

The 25-year-old singer and producer’s brand of Afro-fusion effortlessly pulls from his deeply personal history with West Africa’s percussion-heavy highlife genre, as well as his enthusiasm for the popular sounds of his generation—from classic rap to the Afro-beats empire flourishing in his home base of Lagos.

Throughout his two inventive EPs, Get Layd and What Have We Done, his lithe voice unravels tales that range from introspective to romantic to gratifyingly explicit, expertly laid over lush and soulful instrumentals.

Layered with vivid scenarios and heartfelt confessions, Omah Lay’s rich music not only depicts a young man daring to reveal his grittiest vices and innermost feelings, but also doubles as a fascinating window into Afro-fusion’s bright and expansive future.

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Lay started out in a rap group under the stage name “Lil King.” He later moved on to songwriting and music producing, which went largely uncredited, and as a result of that, he released “Do Not Disturb” in April 2019. “Hello Brother” was released a month after.

He signed to a record label named KeyQaad in June 2019, and took a seven month break. During the break, he worked on his debut EP, Get Layd. He told OkayAfrica, “I started working on it August [of 2019].

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At some point I had to go off social media, stay away from a lot of things and keep my head straight to get the project right. The first song I’d recorded on Get Layd was ‘Bad Influence.’ I’d done that way before the songs we had to put on the project.”

Following the break, he released “Bad Influence,” which became the most streamed Nigerian song on Apple Music at the end of 2020. He recently released Woman

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Shanty Town Netflix Series Review: Hits and Misses (7.4/10)

Shanty Town Netflix Series Review: Hits and Misses (7.4/10)

Shanty Town Netflix Series Review: Hits and Misses

Shanty Town is currently the trending series on Netflix and although a lot of controversy has surrounded its release, we have to pay attention to the major things that matter in the series. Here is a review of Shanty Town Netflix Series brought to you by The Scoove Africa.




  • Well-fleshed dialogues
  • Amazing casting
  • Well scripted scenes and wholesome plot
  • Thorough costume



  • Cliché action scenes
  • Underdevelopment of some characters
  • Slow buildup and sudden climax
  • Underdeveloped backstory


Shanty Town Review

Shanty Town Netflix series thrives on its sheer and raw portrayal of the underworld of criminals and politicians. It is unapologetic about its depiction of the life of the infamous “ashawos” and their victimization by crime lords and kingpins. Its cliché action scenes and lack of appropriate climax is unnerving. However, it will still satisfy an average critical audience.

☆Rating: 7.4/10


Shanty Town Series Review: Hits

First, it is hoped that the cast were selected intentionally and not just because they are popular. The presence of Chidi Mokeme who played the character of Scar/Aboderin, in the series, must have been backed up by an intentional casting decision which really helped the series.

Scar’s portrayal of the kingpin whom everyone must fear is unparalleled. He instills a kind of fear that is impossible for the viewers not to feel.

We can feel every of his delivery; his stares and even his breath and the way he addresses each girl- we know he is not there to play and the amount of realism he invests in his character makes the character come to life.

Shanty Town review proves that Chidi Mokeme is definitely one of the standouts stars of the series. Next comes Ini Edo, who seems to have made a dramatic comeback with her role as “Nnem” in Shanty Town Series.

Shanty Town Netflix review

Over the years, Ini Edo hasn’t really gotten roles that do justice to her talent as an actress. However, her portrayal of an undercover DSS agent is just perfect.

Not only does she nail the role, she delivers it with such passion that makes us understand that she truly has the passion and talent for acting. It is so incredible to see acting veterans handle new roles with such vigor and not resting on their past laurels or their names.

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After Chidi Mokeme, Ini Edo makes the series highly watchable and gives an overall good impression of what an undercover agent should look and behave like.

At first, we do not get to experience the sheer power of Nancy Isime as an actress, but as the scenes go on, we begin to see that she understood her character and has mastered the act of not over-acting but understanding the situation and going along with it.

True, there have been negative reactions to her nude scenes. However, she claimed those were of her body double. Regardless, it is quite hard for a person like Nancy Isime to act with such courage on set and play such a character. Kudos to her on a job well done and for handling the character like a pro.

Other stand out characters are Jackie and Chief Fernandez. Remi Mofe Damijo must get his praise for pulling his character so flawlessly while Jackie (Played by Mercy Eke) was also so impressive with her portrayal of the ignorance of her character.

Furthermore, Shanty Town Review shows that for the first few times, we are actually beginning to get well scripted Nollywood series.

It seems producers and directors now know that Nigerians are not interested in the number of stars in the movie alone if the script is not saying anything reasonable. The scripting and plot of Shanty Town Series was commendable, although there were a few plot loopholes and baffling narratives. But at the end, it came together to form a storyline that was acceptable.

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Shanty Town Review: Misses

Shanty Town Review shows that the underdevelopment of some characters was just uncalled for. The character of Mama T (Played by Sola Sobowale) left some questions unanswered.

She seemed to be part of a bigger backstory that happened before we were introduced to the present narrative- especially the scene where she was checking the photos and crying. We begin to think: Is she Scar’s mother? Or related to Nnem? Or even Ene (Character played by Nse-Ikpe Etim). There seems to be some confusion going on there, and it is not so great.

Also, the buildup was absent.

The storyline was dragged till the fourth episode and it was not until we got to the last episode that we got an inkling that something bad is going down.

Review of Shanty Town series

The climax was too sudden and it really made the whole thing centered on episode 6 alone. To an extent, if you are good at predicting movies, you could watch episode 6 alone out of the whole series and still get 80% idea of what has happened so far.

Too much attention was paid to the end of the series that the buildup needed in the preceding episodes were left out.

We know that Shanty Town is dangerous, but while Scar is there to scare everyone, we do not get to see other people in action as much as we should have. For example, the character of Her Excellency (Played by Shaffy Bello) was incredible even though she had one major scene alone. Yet, we didn’t see her perpetuate enough evil to bring the much needed climax and make us see that she is indeed a worthy opponent to Chief Fernandez

On the other hand, the cliché action scenes are somewhat forgivable considering that action scenes as such are not Nollywood’s forte. Still, they get an “A” for Effort for the choreographed stunts.


Shanty Town Series Review

Shanty Town Netflix series thrives on its sheer and raw portrayal of the underworld of criminals and politicians. It is unapologetic about its depiction of the life of infamous “ashawos” and their victimization by crime lords. Its cliché action scenes and lack of appropriate climax is unnerving. However, it would still satisfy an average critical audience.



Plot: 1.4/2

Casting: 1.6/2

Scripting: 1.5/2

Design/Costume/Setting: 1.6/2

Replay Value: 1.3/2

☆Total: 7.4/10


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