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The Classes Of Track Hits In Nigeria

Every time, an upcoming artiste releases a track. Some get lucky and their tracks become hits moving them from the list of upcoming artistes to either Fast Rising or Street Artistes. Sadly for some, after that track, there’ll be no more hits again signalling an untimely end to their careers. However, I’m here to give the classification of the way tracks bang and not talk about short-lived artiste careers.



1. The National Anthems

Tracks like this are played everywhere possible. Phones, laptops, shops, clubs, radios, parties,,, everywhere infact. If you want to identify this class of tracks, just ask a child of about five years {or adults you know don’t follow music anymore} the title of the track. Once they confirm they know it, you can conclude such a track is of this category. Examples of tracks like these are Woju by Kiss Daniel, Bobo by Olamide, Godwin by Korede Bello and Efejoku by Lil Kesh. They usually have parodies, are used as slangs and sometimes come with their own dance steps.

2. National Bangers

This class are only just below the national anthems. They are widely known but in rare cases limited to geopolitical zones in Nigeria. Also usually on 75% of DJ mixtapes. The difference between them is that while National Anthem tracks are heard by both music and non-music lovers these are only heard by people who follow Nigerian music. Examples are The Sound by Davido Ft. Uhuru, Duro by Tekno, Is it because I Love You By Lil Kesh, Expensive s**t by Wizkid.
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3. Club Hits

Mainly dance-able tracks. They are limited to specific geo-political zones in Nigeria. Also don’t usually receive radio airplay. Some of these tracks aren’t even available on the Internet. They way we get them is usually through transmission of files through bluetooth. Examples of these tracks are Wire Master by Famous, Shoky by Dre San {He was the originator of Shoki before Orezi, Lil Kesh, Tekno and B-Red sung theirs}, Elegushi Spenders By Olalakeside, Ijo Eko by Legely

4. Street Bangers

 Usually of the dancehall genre too but are only hits in few areas or in a particular area. Examples are Bolenbe By Daboy which reigned in Ikorodu, Dadubule By Skaliey and Psycho King by StormyZino of Sango Ota. Aje butters and Omo get inside kids don’t even know these tracks exist even if they are living in the areas it is mostly being played. They are mostly played by DJs in specific areas.

5. Evergreen Hits

These kind of tracks are always played on and on for years. You simply can’t get tired of them. It’s not as if they remain top of the charts for years but you hear them at times and still groove to it like it’s a new track. This type of category could be personal because sometimes everyone has this particular evergreen hit that they never get tired of. Examples of tracks like these are Shayo By Bigiano {We still hear Shayo instrumentals being played on radio at times even though the song was sung more than 6 years ago. I always tell my friends Sheyman, the producer of shayo was probably on weed when he made the beats. Lol}, Surulere by Dr Sid ft Don Jazzy, Wizkid and Phyno {Ballers and party rockers understand what I mean here}, Yahooze by Olu Maintain and Gongo Aso by 9ice
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So, over to you guys,,, Tell us which tracks you think should have made any of the above categories and your special evergreen track that you can’t seem to get tired of *winks*

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