Wana’s Top 5: PARTY KINGS

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They make the dancefloor go crazy. They make the girls shake their ghen-ghen booties. They make the boy bring out their ghen-ghen wallets and pop ghen-ghen bottles of champagne. Yes they are the kings of the Naija party genre. They are:

5. D’Prince: Omoba himself, starts this list. Part of the now defunct Mo’Hits Records and now front man for Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records, D’Prince is a constant factor every club night.

Although some might attribute his success in producing party hits to his collaboration with King of Production, Don Jazzy, D’Prince’s personal style is a special ingredient to the mix that no one else can have. With his crazy lyrics and swag, Omoba is a party jam king.

His major hits include: Give It To Me (with D’banj), End Up Loving Me and Take Banana.

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  D'Prince - End up Loving Me (4.9 MiB, 1,610 hits)

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  D'Prince - E Must 2 Be (4.0 MiB, 1,118 hits)

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  D’Prince - Take Banana (1.5 MiB, 8,475 hits)

4. Timaya: The Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa, is number 4 on our list of party kings. Ever since his debut album dropped in 2008, Timaya has been a constant name on all party jam mixes in Nigeria.

Although his personal life may have been scandalized by the plenty haters who are a constant theme in most of his songs, but whenever a Timaya jam comes on, you know the club is going to go loco.

His major hits include: Yankuluya, Watta Bambam and Plantain Boy.

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  Timaya – Sexy Ladies (3.3 MiB, 14,989 hits)

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  Timaya - Malo Nogede ft Terry G (2.2 MiB, 12,378 hits)

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  Timaya - Plantain Boy (3.3 MiB, 118 hits)

3. Terry G: Terry Ginjah. Master and Creator of more than 70% of nigerian slangs, and dancefloor genius. No one screams party like this crazy fella.

His criticism may come in the form that he is too one-directional, but you know and I know and we know and they know that whenever this genius cooks up a party jam. It is sure to drive you crazy.

Major hits include Akpako, Free Madness and Sangalow.

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  Terry G - Fuji Swag (3.7 MiB, 1,676 hits)

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  Terry G - Bregedige (3.1 MiB, 1,535 hits)

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  Terry G ft JayWon & Joe EL - My Parole (3.9 MiB, 3,117 hits)

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  Terry G - HBD 2 Me (3.6 MiB, 689 hits)

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  Terry G - See Groove [Part II] (3.6 MiB, 6,683 hits)

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  Terry G - So High (3.4 MiB, 5,952 hits)

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  Terry G - Akpako Master(Part II) (3.2 MiB, 1,452 hits)

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  Terry G - See Groove (4.5 MiB, 10,247 hits)

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  Terry G - Nuwenuwe (3.2 MiB, 1,623 hits)

2. D’banj: Whichever name you choose to call him, be it D’banj, or Dapo Oyebanjo, or Daniel Anderson, one thing is always constant. The Koko. Arguably the most entertaining musician this side of the hemisphere (Cabo Snoop is not a musican), D’banj comes in on number 2 on my list of party kings.

Although his success has also been partly attributed to the hands of Don Jazzy, D’banj’s combination of eccentricity, flair and dance moves is something no other artiste can ever have.

Major hits include: Oliver Twist, Mr Endowed & Fall In Love.

And the ultimate king of the Naija party genre, is no other than…

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  D'Banj - Go Down (3.6 MiB, 7,927 hits)

D Banj – Scape Goat(studio leak)

  D Banj - Scape Goat(studio leak).mp3 (4.6 MiB, 11,354 hits)

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  D'Banj - Oliver Twist (2.9 MiB, 43,771 hits)

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  D'Banj - Oyato (3.2 MiB, 16,334 hits)

1. Wizkid: Yes, the young but mighty Ayo “Wizkid” Balogun is the ultimate party king. Under the tutelage of EME major-general Banky W, Wizkid has grown into an international superstar, winning several awards, despite having just one official album out.

Wizkid’s unique voice and his ability to freestyle with ease have made him such a sensei in the art of making party jams. And you know the boy never disappoints.

Major hits include: Virtually every Wizkid song. If I start to dey name them, na here rapture go meet us.

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  Wizkid - Sisi Nene(tagged) (3.9 MiB, 4,873 hits)

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  Wizkid - Zombie Freestyle (4.9 MiB, 6,674 hits)

That’s it folks. Shout-out to the artistes who didn’t make the list like the ever-consistent P-Square, rappers Naeto C and Ice Prince, and up-comers Flavour, Davido & Rayce. Keep on blessing our clubs and dance-floors.

Thanks to @iamQuedy, @FAZILLION, @ciSumpar and @olayiemika for their help in the making of this list.

Peace!

Wana

Wana

Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

1 comment

  1. Personally, I think this list has to be re-arranged. D Prince at no. 5 is great but Timaya at 4? That dude is no. 1 forever. Check it. At parties, Timaya’s songs will rejuvenate even the most tired dancers and bring ppl running, literally sprinting to the dance floor. And D Banj at 2? He has had mega hits no doubt, but dancefloor wise, none of his songs move as much as Timaya’s. Then Wizkid at 1. Ultimate star, agreed. He kills features, agreed. He freestyles and has songs out every other week. But party? His club songs are practically azonto freestyle, wiz party and don’t dull more or less. All out party, the no. 1 spot doesn’t belong to him. I’m not even going to talk about Terry G… #JustSaying

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