CALITUNES TOP 10 SONGS OF 2016
2016 has gradually come to an end in a flash and along came loads of hot jamz from several artists. If you are a music lover, this is the prefect time to look back on the top songs of 2016 so far.
This year has seen the rise of new artists and producers and our estimates shows that over 200 songs have been produced by our hardworking artists and producers which makes it difficult to hand pick out which one deserves a spot on our countdown. However, we’ve carefully chosen the songs that deserve to be on your playlist.
We’ll feature the best of songs considering all genres released between January 2016 to December 2016. This list was compiled from our streaming system and from some selected OAP’s in the state. So take a sit, grab your phone and enjoy.
10.T’SHAWN-Like That: Tshawn is one of the biggest acts from calabar to work with renowned artist like Vector and Mode9 no wonder he made the 10th spot on our countdown. Like That is no doubt one of the most played tunes on radio and streamed live on calitunes. It was released on 14th of Feb 2016. It has a groovy RnB tune to make you shake away your stress.
9.BEETOVIN-Atekong: This one wasn’t difficult to pick. Beetovin released this hit single early in April 2016 and since then it has received massive air play from radio stations here in calabar. There is no doubt that Beetovin is indeed talented. Apart from singing, Beetovin is also a producer. He has worked with numerous artists and it’s just a matter of time before he makes another major breakthrough.
8.FRANCIS BOND-Calabar Woman: Francis Bond released this gem early this year in Feb 2016. Francis Bond also known as the King Of Love later did a remix of this hit song with ikpa udo. The song was produced by Pheelz and released just in the breeze of the valentine season.
7.FADA KANE-Co-Operate: Cooperate was released in July 2016. Fada Kane is probably one of the most consistently good musician here in the south. At any point in time,he might not be the biggest star but he’s always up there with the big leagues. He has over 30 songs to his credit and they spin in heavy rotation around radio stations in calabar and lagos. There is a video of the Cross River State Speaker dancing to the tune of this song on our videos section.
6.IKPA UDO-Right Now: Ikpa Udo is not new to producing hit songs. Over the years we’ve seen the maximum disturbance ent prolific rapper releasing hit after hit of singles. It is a dance track that does the magic in parties and celebratory times. Right now was released in July 2016.
5.KING-Made In Calabar: King took calabar by storm with the release of this highly infectious tune, Made in Calabar. He just remided everyone that calabar still has talents.This song has been on rotation throughout September 2016 and beyond especially with the release of the remix which featured ICEBOXX and TSHWAN. King also has an album.
4.REX-Olele: Rex is an unsigned artist based in calabar. Olele was released officially in February 2016 and since then it has enjoyed massive downloads and air play. It’s one of the catchiest songs out this year. .He came into the limelight when he got a nomination at the PMFA for Olele. It is one of my favourites this year and we expect a lot from Rex in 2017.
3.OKPO RECORDS-Raba Raba: Upper X teamed up with the okpo records gang for the cover of FADA FADA by Phyno. It was an even harder version of the original hit song. It is one of the hottest party jams of the year. Raba Raba was released in JULY 2016 and has enjoyed much love from fans.
2.ICEBOX-No Problem; Icebox dropped this gem early this year and it’s one that will stick around for a minute. He is one of the best rappers from the city who has perfected the act so well. Icebox knows how to package his music and No problem is proof of that. It was the first song to make the calitop5 number one. Apart from the numerous collaborations this year, Icebox also released an album too.
1.Iyanya ft Upper x ft Ikpa Udo-Ayaya: Iyanya’s new hit is in line with what we’ve been getting from him over the last few years. To have a hit in Nigeria, you need all the ingredients. This song boasts of: great beat, solid lyrics, and a catch phrase for a hook. Upper x and Ikpa Udo came through with one the most catchy lines and it didn’t take long before it began buzzing in clubs and radio stations.
That was our countdown…what do you think?
That is our top 10 songs of the year 2016. What do you think? What were your top 10 songs?