Huge 3: How I Ranked Davido, Wizkid And Burna Boy’s Most Vital Hits Since 2020

Huge 3: How I Ranked Davido, Wizkid And Burna Boy’s Most Vital Hits Since 2020

Within the final two weeks, our social media timelines have been chaotic. From Rema beginning the cycle by calling out stylists and creating a brand new ‘Huge 4’ class, to Wizkid trolling everybody, together with Don Jazzy and Davido, the Nigerian music web has not seen as a lot chaos shortly.

The Big 3 - Davido, Burna Boy and Rema
The Huge 3 – Davido, Burna Boy and Rema

For a decade, Davido, Wizkid, and Burna Boy have remained atop their set career-wise, with every of them bringing of their distinctive aptitude. Over ten years into their profession, they’re nonetheless as related. Their cultural relevance has led to a social consensus that they’re certainly the Big 3 of their set.

Though the current chaos between Wizkid and Davido, who appear to have a sophisticated relationship, seems to have additional strained the perceived stress among the many Huge 3, these stars have produced a few of Nigeria’s greatest tasks and have given one another a run for his or her cash when it comes to streaming. At occasions, one dominates; at different occasions, one other dominates.

Previously 5 years, Burna Boy has gone on to succeed in new floor in his profession and acquired extra crucial acclaim whereas total persistently dropping hit music. For Wizkid, the multi award-winning singer launched his final critically acclaimed album ‘Made In Lagos’ which acquired nominated for the Grammys International Music album and Finest International music efficiency. Davido, then again, not too long ago launched ‘Timeless,’ an album that earned him his first three Grammy nominations. At this second, these artistes are at factors of their careers the place they don’t essentially have something to show. But, they attempt not solely to get forward of each other, however to oust their very own particular person information.

Davido and Wizkid have teased their forthcoming albums, however Burna Boy appears to not be within the album zone but. Regardless, the competitors has gotten fierce, and all these stars can do to battle again is to launch songs that hold them culturally related. Culturally related within the sense that it revives the business from its current droughts of hits and units the tempo for what’s to come back. 

Taking it again to 2020, I’ve ranked the Huge 3 primarily based on how a lot they’ve dominated the music business from then until date. For this, now we have targeted on not solely singles within the calendar 12 months however options the place essential. The rankings are primarily based on the perceived high quality and identifiable influence of the songs within the 12 months they’ve been grouped. For us, hit singles are songs which have avenue credibility, prime placement on the charts (streaming knowledge), business gross sales and longevity.


Wizkid: Essence

Burna Boy: Financial institution On It

Davido: Fem

Essence was and is that track. The hit single got here off ‘Made In Lagos,’ the one album that absolutely launched us to a brand new Wizkid and his reformed sound that now we have all come to like. Past the numerous achievements, which embrace being the primary Nigerian track in historical past to chart on the Billboard Scorching 100 and the Billboard International 200, the track in itself was successful. We noticed Tems’ verse take the shine as she declared that she ‘don’t want no different physique,’ whereas Wizkid matched her vitality lyrically. It deserves the primary place. 

In 2020, Burna Boy began the 12 months with a commercially hit track the place he declared himself as ‘Odogwu,’ and went on to launch ‘Great’ the place he hailed his house. He adopted this second with the discharge of his Grammy-winning album ‘Twice As Tall,’ which topped the World Album class of the Billboard music chart.

Throughout that interval many younger Nigerians had been on the streets nationwide protesting in opposition to police brutality. The Finish SARS motion was a time of solidarity for younger Nigerians, and Davido’s ‘Fem’ was a track that allowed younger Nigerians deal with politicians who had been all discuss and no motion.  It grew to become the unofficial anthem. 


Burna Boy: Kilometre

Davido: Champion Sound and Ke Star

Wizkid: Essence Remix

Using on the success of the unique track, Wizkid takes Essence to the following stage as he options Canadian singer Justin Bieber in its remix. The characteristic led ‘Essence’ to grow to be the first-ever Nigerian prime 10 track on Billboard Scorching 100. Essence was all over the place – on the radio, throughout world charts, and on each main character’s playlist – as the unique model was on Obama’s favorite songs of 2020 record.

Then again, Burna Boy’s Kilometre was a celebration banger, the self-reverential track debuted atop the TurnTable Prime 50 charts whereas concurrently topping the streaming and radio airplay charts. On the time, Davido was in his Amapiano bag as he had a swap characteristic on Focalistics’ hit single ‘Ke Star’ whereas Focalistic featured on his hit single ‘Champion Sound.’

Because the lockdown from COVID-19 was slowly being launched, each ‘Champion Sound’ and ‘Ke Star’ took over the golf equipment and festivals. ‘Ke Star’ and ‘Champion Sound’ didn’t solely have the streets and events in a chokehold, however these songs had unimaginable outcomes on the charts. 


Burna Boy: Final Final

Davido: Electrical energy

Wizkid: Dangerous To Me

Information of Burna Boy’s breakup along with his Jamaican girlfriend, Stefflon Don, had simply been revealed, Burna Boy needed to launch successful, and he made ‘Final Final.’ Final Final was merely 2020’s Tune of the Summer time, the final word heartbreak anthem. ‘Na everyone Go Chop Breakfast’ grew to become a preferred ‘slogan’ worldwide in consequence. The one debuted at quantity 86 on the Billboard Scorching 100 and have become Burna Boy’s first solo UK Prime 10 hit.

In 2022, Davido had among the finest verses on characteristic tracks. From Younger Jonn’s ‘Dada,’ to Iyanya’s ‘Like’ and Pheelz’s ‘Electrical energy’ – All of those songs dominated the airwaves and topped the charts. His solo track, ‘Stand Sturdy’ debuted inside the prime 10 of world charts as nicely.

With ‘Dangerous To Me’ we acquired groovy Wizkid. The infectious tune went on to set a brand new file on Spotify for the best first-day streams. The discharge of this single ushered in his fifth studio album, ‘Extra Love Much less Ego,’ which not too long ago reached 200 million streams on Spotify. 


Davido: Really feel/Unavailable

Burna Boy: Sittin’ On Prime Of The World

Wizkid: IDK

When Burna Boy launched ‘Sittin’ On Prime of the World,’ it was a welcomed diversification into the hip-hop sphere that almost all loved. The track went on to interrupt streaming information whereas receiving worldwide acclaim, particularly with its characteristic with 21 Savage. ‘Sittin’ On Prime of the World’ ushered in Burna’s seventh studio album ‘I Instructed Them.’

4 months after a short hiatus, Davido launched ‘Timeless,’ and each a part of the 17-track album was successful. From ‘Kante’ that includes Fave to ‘No Competitors’ that includes Asake. Nevertheless, commercially, ‘Unavailable’ and ‘Really feel’ had been essentially the most profitable as their dance challenges trended throughout social media platforms and had among the world’s greatest stars becoming a member of in. The ‘Timeless’ undertaking earned him his first set of Grammy nominations.

Like each different time he releases new singles, Wizkid’s ‘IDK’ ft Zlatan, upon launch broke first-day streaming information in Nigeria. The track off his ‘S2’ EP launched on December 21, 2023, is the EP’s hottest track with over 20 million streams throughout digital streaming platforms.

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