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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

MTV Base addresses debate on their Top 20 Best Naija songs list

Below is the press release..
Music channel MTV Base ignited a fierce social media debate about the best of Nigerian music following a programme which aired on Nigeria’s Independence Day called “The Best Naija Songs Ever on MTV Base”.
The list of artistes and songs featured in the programme was determined by viewers of MTV Base, who voted via the MTV Base website www.mtvbase.com to choose their musical favourites starting from the channel’s launch on 22 February, 2005 till the present day.  The “Top 20” voted for by MTV Base viewers comprised:
1.         2Face: African Queen
2.         9ice: Gongo Aso
3.         D’Banj: Oliver Twist
4.         P Square Feat. Waje : Do Me
5.         Wizkid: Holla At Your Boy
6.         Davido: Dami Duro
7.         Ice Prince: Oleku
8.         D’Banj: Why Me
9.         M.I.: Safe
10.       Olu Maintain: Yahooze
11.       Naeto C: Kini Big Deal
12.       Davido: Skelewu
13.       Banky W: Lagos Party
14.       Wizkid: Pakorumo
15.       Asa: Jailer
16.       P Square: Chop My Money
17.       Wande Coal: Bumper To Bumper
18.       Dr Sid: Surulere
19.       Flavour: Nwa Baby (Remix)
20.       KCee: Limpopo

Bonus Track: Iyanya: Kukere

Other artists/tracks that received an honourable mention included: Styl Plus: Olufunmi; Shank: Julie; DJ Jimmy Jatt: Stylee; Ikechukwu feat. Don Jazzy & D’banj: Wind Am Well; D’Banj: Fall in Love.

Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, welcomes the heated debate sparked by the programme “We are thrilled to see the passion with which people are engaging in the discussion about the Best Naija Tracks.  There has been concern in some quarters that the list didn’t include some of Nigeria’s most seminal artists and songs - it seems as if some people may have misinterpreted the campaign. This list of tracks, as voted by the public, was never intended to reflect the Best Naija Tracks of all time; the creation of this campaign is part of the build up to our 10th birthday and it was supposed to highlight artistes that have been played on our channel since the launch of MTV Base in 2005, hence the title “The Best Naija Tracks Ever on MTV Base". We understand that the positioning could have been misleading on some of our platforms and we regret any confusion caused.”
As a brand, we acknowledge and respect the fact that Nigeria has a long music history beyond the last 10 years and our work since launching MTV Base is to help develop and showcase the best of Nigerian and African music to a global audience.  The "Best Naija Tracks Ever on MTV Base” campaign is really about celebrating the new generation of talent who have benefitted from the legends who paved the way for their successes today.”
Continued Okosi, “The important thing is that everyone has their own views about what makes a great song or a great artist, and we’re keen to hear their thoughts. We are continuing the debate and encouraging music fans to further engage with the campaign via our digital media platforms.  We will also be filming a special MTV Base Nigerian music roundtable in Lagos on this topic, featuring artistes, DJs and music industry experts.  The roundtable will air on MTV Base in November 2014 as part of the channel’s build up to our 10th birthday celebrations. Simultaneously, MTV Base is challenging music fans to create their own lists of Best Naija Tracks, and to post them on MTV Base social media assets, or to get involved in the conversation by using the hashtag #BaseBestNaijaTracks. Those engaging in the campaign stand the chance to have their comments featured in the roundtable discussion on MTV Base."

58 comments:

Unknown said...

Nice reply

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BONARIO NNAGS said...

Still won't change the fact that the list is crap. Wonder what informed the choice of those that voted. Still can't believe Naeto C made that list.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

Na lie una dey lie.

Anonymous said...

Lol that bonus track is like they spat into iyanans's eyes.


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Anonymous said...

They are not serious...twitter/@dj_smartt

Anonymous said...

it's simply by vote simple

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Anonymous said...

They can shut up now
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Anonymous said...

Did they just add the "bonus track" kukere after pple made a fuss.. Hmmm right!

Didn't read d loooooooong statement but whatever it is, that is is wack.
*nelly*

Unknown said...

Shit

BORN TO SHINE!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you expect me to read em all?

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Parkurumo should be bonus track not kukere abeg.....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

chris ikoyi said...

YORI-YORI BY BRACKET WAS ONCE A NATIONAL ANTHEM IN NIGERIA

AND BETTER THAN MOST OF THE SONGS LISTED ON THE MTV TOP 20 BEST NAIJA SONGS.

WHY WAS YORI-YORI BY BRACKET NOT LISTED AMONG THE TOP 5 SONGS ?

YAHOZEE ALSO DID BETTER THAN 9ICE SONG WHICH TOOK THE 2ND POSITION. MTV WAYO!!!

Unknown said...

Kool

D ROCK said...

choose their musical favourites starting from the channel’s launch on 22 February, 2005
Omg! See Beat FM Presenter Osi Suave shares pic of himself with nak*d lady.. Must see pics!

Anonymous said...

Akuko ifo! Like you wana change the list! Lin lin biko post my comments,I take God beg

Gentletee said...

Better. That means they were misunderstood.

Anonymous said...

Enuf of the debate already!! POTABLE VIV

CJAY EKWEM said...

iyanya sorry u hear
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#king said...

u guys owe no explanation..Ruggedman had d guts to talk lmao..dead rapper.........................#KingOfKings

CJAY EKWEM said...

iyanya sorry u hear
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CJAY EKWEM said...

iyanya sorry u hear
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@MEETD®EALEVANS™ said...

Rubbish, damage control

Unknown said...

They don't need this
Afolabi Tosyne's blog

Anonymous said...

MTV Base Enjoying cheap Publicity since 1914.

Pekeyim 09

Unknown said...

Ok...better!!!

lovlyivon said...

Now we get u guys properly we clearly misunderstood wht mtv was trying to portray but it's ok doh 4 clearing d air




And Who Approves Linda

ary said...

I guess, that's that.

Anonymous said...

please i don't understand why iyanya's song is bonus track? is it part of the top 20 or nahh?

Anonymous said...

I knew there had to be a mistake somewhere when I didn't see Osondi Owendi, Sweet Mother, One Love (Onyeka's o), Ace (If I hear say Ace no make the list), then the very Abami Eda's classics. I didn't take a position because I'm not a fan of these 'Shake am, wind am' songs (if that's what they are).

Anonymous said...

Now they av managed to change the title.

CSC said...

I partially agree with the list especially the no. 1 2face - African Queen. Totally worth it. Though I don't think pakuromo or Lagos party should beat fall in love. Well...viewers choice. I will post my top 20.

Subomi said...

I don't know how many people watches MTV but the list is wrong period. Yes polling is the right way to do things like this, I just dont care what they say, IT IS AN INCORRECT LIST

Funso Samuel said...

Story for the gods.

Unknown said...

Aiiiiit

Unknown said...

Can't find my comment?

franklimzy said...

the list remainz crap..puting iyanya kukere as bonus track..mtchwww.d voters dem take sapele water ni?

Unknown said...

Okay now

Desmond Lamore said...

Exactly, the list is totally biased

Anonymous said...

Lkmh. No be small thing.

Kukere is even better than kini big deal.

Anonymous said...

Abeg Sashas Adara suppose dey sef

snowflix said...

It's alright #onelovefromSnow#

Anonymous said...

They hav totally kolomentalled. This list is crap, where my danfo drivers @?

Unknown said...

kini big deal

tomisyn said...

Styl plus Olufunmi shoulda made dah list! Twas a big hit during its era...biko who r those viewers?

Unknown said...

Maybe is true

Chy 🌹 said...

Ok...we don hear una MTV

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Unknown said...

De re sick,wot a line up,rubbish

Unknown said...

Odi kwa very risky

Unknown said...

Beta..guess dey did dat wit drunken mind

Unknown said...

Beta..guess dey did dat wit a drunken mind

Livvsreamblog said...

If u dey vex make ur own list biko,as for me i don remove LIMPOPO,SURULERE and DO ME from the list already and i subs it with FALL IN LOVE,KUKERE and IF U NEED SOMEBODY by faze........base on viewers and year release

Unknown said...

Story for the gods ooooooo

yawanow said...

Kini big deal and dami duro is a No for me. Way better songs to select and replace.

Anonymous said...

Where is olamide

Anonymous said...

top 30 greatest songs of all time...

1=African queen by 2face..
2=Olufunmi by Styl plus....
3= busy body by Psquare 
4=Originality by Faze....
5=Fall in love by Dbanj...
6=Pere by Mohits....
7=Do me by Psquare
8=Gongo aso by 9ice...
9= Jailer by Asa
10= Yahoozee by Olu maintain
11=Portharcourt by Duncan mighty 
12= Am calling by skyB
13= Bumper2bumper by Wande Coal
14=Ada Ada by Flavour
15=Shake by Flavour
16=Yori yori by Blacket
17= Kuci Kuci by jodie
18=Implication by 2face
19 Eminado by Tiwa
20=Fine fine love by Jmartins
21= Good or bad by Jmartins...
22= Bottom belle by Omawumi
23= Duro seke by Olamide
24=Eleda mi by Olamide
25=Gobe by davido
26= Baby mi da by Dr victor ft 2face
27=Taste of money by Psquare
28=Dorobucci by marvins record
29= Aye by Davido
30 On top ur matter by wizkid..

Anonymous said...

If you do not like 9ice does not mean for you to say yahozee or what is called is better than gongo aso try to listen to them both or better still put kids of 5yrs together and play both and see reactions that is how you will know which is which

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