Nigerian music has been making waves globally, exemplified by the impressive longevity of several Nigerian albums on the Billboard World Albums chart.
The albums on the list have defied the odds and continued to captivate audiences worldwide, marking a significant milestone for Nigerian artists and the music industry.
Here’s a look at some of the longest-charting Nigerian albums on the Billboard World Albums chart:
- “Made In Lagos” (131 weeks): Wizkid’s “Made In Lagos” album has maintained a remarkable chart presence for over two years, solidifying his status as an international music icon.
- “Rave & Roses” (60 weeks): The 60-week run of “Rave & Roses” by an artist (or group) showcases the album’s enduring appeal and its ability to resonate with a diverse audience.
- “Love, Damini” (54 weeks): The consistent success of “Love, Damini” underscores the growing global popularity of Nigerian music, with Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, leaving an indelible mark.
- “TBOT Black President” (45 weeks): The album “TBOT Black President” has demonstrated its staying power on the Billboard World Albums chart, contributing to the diversity of Nigerian musical talent.
- “CKay the First” (41 weeks): CKay’s debut album “CKay the First” has spent a significant amount of time on the chart, signalling the emergence of new talent in the Nigerian music scene.
- “African Giant” (36 weeks): Burna Boy’s “African Giant” has enjoyed over half a year of chart presence, reflecting the album’s impact and its recognition beyond Nigeria’s borders.
- “A Good Time” (25 weeks): Davido’s “A Good Time” showcases the artist’s ability to create music with international appeal, resulting in an impressive chart run.
- “Mr Money With The Vibe” (15 weeks): The album “Mr Money With The Vibe” has made a notable mark on the Billboard World Albums chart, adding to the diversity of Nigerian music represented.
- “Twice As Tall” (12 weeks): Burna Boy’s “Twice As Tall” had a brief but impactful stay on the chart, further establishing Burna Boy’s position as a global music sensation.
- “Work of Art” (12 weeks): The album “Work of Art” has also maintained a 12-week presence on the chart, showcasing the talents of the artist or group behind it.
Music enthusiast Johnson Odi said: ”These chart performances illustrate Nigerian music’s global recognition and influence, with artists from various genres making their mark on the international stage.
”It’s a testament to Nigerian musicians’ talent, creativity, and hard work, and it’s exciting to see their music resonating with audiences worldwide on the Billboard World Albums chart.”