Take a look at the top 10 Afrobeats albums of the decade of 2010 to 2019 according to iTunes sales. The list is mostly dominated by Wizkid and Asa who both had two of their albums feature in the list.
Surprisingly, none of Davido’s album, who continued to release hit single’s back-to-back towards the end of the decade made the list. This could perhaps be explained by the fact that Davido’s chart-topping album A Good Time was only released in the last month of the end of the decade.
Without further ado, see the list of the top Afrobeats albums of the decade.
#1 Ayo (Joy) by Wizkid
Released on 17 September 2014, Ayo is the second album released by Wizkid. The album is named after the Nigerian music sensation and was released as a follow-up to his debut album Superstar.
Watch Ojuelegba, one of the tracks of the album below.
#2 The Chairman by M.I Abaga
M.I has established a reputation as the pioneer of street rap in Africa with several chart-topping tracks to his name. The third studio album by the self-styled African Rapper Number One, The Chairman was released on October 30, 2014.
Listen to the cover track from The Chairman album titled “Chairman” below.
#3 Bed of Stone by Asa
Bed of Stone was the third album from Asa, a Nigerian-french recording artist. Produced by Naive Records, Bed of Stone was released on 25 August 2014.
#4 Wanted by Wande Coal
Wande Coal a former member of the now-defunct Mohits Records led by Don Jazzy released Wanted, his second studio album on October 26, 2015.
Complete with humorous skits, bright lyrics and heavy instruments, Wanted was a hit at the time.
Listed to Wanted by Wande Coal from the studio album Wanted below.
#5 The Ascension by 2Face
The sixth studio album from the legendary musician and “African Queen” crooner, The Ascension was released on July 21, 2014. It was a highly-anticipated album when it was released and the 2baba fans were not disappointed.
The album was co-produced by Hypertek Digital and 960Music. Listen to the album snippets below.
#6 Superstar by Wizkid
Wizkid’s debut album Superstar is indisputably one of the best-received studio albums of this decade. Released on June 12, 2011, Wizkid’s debut album was produced by his then record label Empire Mates Entertainment EME owned by R&B singer Banky W.
Listen to Oluwa Lo Ni, one of the tracks from Superstar by Wizkid below.
#7 No Guts No Glory by Phyno
Known in the African rap world as the King of the East for his utter dominance of the afrobeat rap genre in the Eastern Nigeria, Phyno has released some well-received songs.
So, when the No Guts No Glory album came out on 20 March 2014, it was widely received.
Listen to Nme Nme, one of the tracks off of No Guts No Glory by Phyno below.
#8 ASA (Asha) [Deluxe Edition] by Asa
The acoustic guitar-heavy sounds from Nigerian-French singer, Asa made her self-titled album one of the most downloaded albums of the decade on iTunes.
Listen to Bibanke by Asa from the Album Asa below.
#9 Blessed by Flavour
Released on October 18, 2012 through 2nite Entertainment, tracks from Blessed the album by Flavour ruled the airwaves in 2012 and continued to remain streamers favorites on iTunes throughout the decade.
Listen to “To Be A Man” one of the several hit-tracks from Flavour’s Blessed album below.
#10 L.I.F.E by Burna Boy
Short for Leaving an Impact for Eternity, LIFE was the debut album by music sensation, Burna Boy. The album was released on August 12, 2013 by Aristokrat Records.
Listen to Like to Party from Burna Boy’s debut album LIFE below.