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Best Nigerian Birthday Songs

Looking for the best Nigerian birthday songs to play on your special day? you’ll find that in this article. 

Birthdays are always a very special moment where people come together to celebrate adding a new year to their life. If there’s one thing that shouldn’t be absent on Birthdays, it’s good music. Musicians compose dedicated birthday songs and sometimes playing such songs to birthday celebrants is enough to wish them a successful birthday celebration. Without further ado, here are the top best Nigerian birthday songs, composed and sang by our very own artists; 

1. Sunny Neji – Happy Birthday 

The first song here is Happy Birthday by Sunny Neji which runs at a length of 3 minutes and 48 seconds. This is a popular Nigerian birthday song that is sung everywhere. The song’s catchy lyrics Happy happy birthday that is all I can say I wish u many many happy returns makes it easy to memorize and an easy-to-sing song. Sunny Neji released this song in 2007 off his studio album, Unchained. Despite how long since its release, the song is still ever-green when it comes to Nigerian birthdays. With its melodies instrumental, birthday celebrants can’t help but move their feet when the song comes on. 

Listen to Happy Birthday by Sunny Neji 

2. Tiwa Savage – Birthday 

While still under Mavins Records, Nigerian female singer Tiwa savage released the song Birthday as the track 16 off her RED album. The song runs for 3 minutes, 42 seconds, and was released along with the album in 2015. In this song, Tiwa Savage sings about a typical Nigerian birthday celebration going on in the club. Everybody’s turning up, ladies are twerking, and champagnes are popping. It has a pop-like beat produced by none other than the beat maestro, Don Jazzy. Tiwa sings as though it is her birthday making this song one of the best Nigerian birthday songs for the ladies. 

Listen to Birthday by Tiwa Savage  

3. Burna Boy – Like To Party 

I’m here with the gyals dem that like to party, and move somebody – these are celebratory lyrics Nigerians are familiar with. Like to Party, the song which introduced Burna Boy to the world is a special pop song that gets you in the party mood in no time. Produced by LeriQ, the song runs for 4 minutes and 9 seconds. Though released as a single, it found its way to Burna Boy’s debut album, L.I.F.E (Leaving An Impact For Humanity). Burna Boy is saying he came to party, calling friends to come out and play, and asking the rain to go away; if it’s your birthday, you sure want to do the same thing – get on your feet and move your body from the left to the right. 

Listen to Like To Party by Burna Boy 

4. Dr. Sid Ft. D’banj – Pop Something 

The list of top best Nigerian birthday songs won’t be complete without Pop Something by Dr. Sid and then label-mate D’banj. You can’t celebrate your birthday without Popping Something. As soon as the song comes on with chants of We Dey Celebrate, you immediately get hooked and feel the celebration in the air. When this song was released in 2013, it was a massive hit and is still being played on celebratory occasions today. It’s quite a lengthy song running for 4 minutes and 58 seconds. The song was off Dr. Sid’s Turning Point album and was produced by Don Jazzy. 

Listen to Pop Something by Dr. Sid Ft. D’banj 

5. Yemi Alade – Birthday Song 

Yemi Alade “the Woman of Steel” blessed fans with this birthday song in the early days of her career. As the song starts, Yemi Alade is telling the DJ to increase the volume and put more in her ears. She goes on to sing about popping champagnes, having fun, and getting down. Birthday Song was released in 2013, not too long after Yemi dropped her debut album. It has a duration of 3 minutes and 50 seconds. As a Nigerian lady, this is the type of song you want to play and vibe to on your birthday. 

6. Bad Boy Timz – Have Fun 

Bad Boy Timz has taken control of the Nigerian airwaves with songs like MJ, and Loading in which he was featured by Olamide. Have Fun is a “fun” and one that you’ll want to play on your birthday. The singer is simply saying he wants to have fun, spend money, and he’s calling all his friends to come and celebrate with him. 

Listen to Bad Boy Timz – Have Fun 

7. Wizkid – Blessed feat. Damian Marley 

Off the Made in Lagos album, Wizkid and Damian Marley created the addictive Blessed track. This is a thanksgiving song as both singers are feeling blessed despite all the rough edges. It’s a song of hope and will surely give you the Ginger and optimism you need to face the new chapter of your life.

Listen to Wizkid – Blessed feat. Damian Marley 

8. Mr. Eazi – Thank You (Freestyle)

This from Mr. Eazi is another song of thanksgiving. The singer is thanking God for his life and success and also for that of his friends. In his words, “Even for country where things no proper, nobody sick and nobody don die” – Nigeria is hard but you’re still striving so you should celebrate your birthday.

Listen to Mr. Eazi – Thank You (Freestyle)

9. Ada Ehi – Today feat. Se Ok & Blessing Jackson

Finally, you can’t just skip this amazing hip-hop track from Ads Ehi. Your birthday is a miracle day and a beautiful day, one which you’ll be counting your blessings. These and more are what Ada Ehi sings on this song and you can’t help but enjoy the rap from Se Ok and that beautiful voice from Blessing Jackson.

Listen to Ada Ehi – Today feat. Se Ok & Blessing Jackson

Final Note

It’s good to celebrate birthdays. Never let there be a dull moment on your birthday, turn up your speakers, headphones, or any other music output system you’ve got, and jam to these best Nigerian birthday songs.