Nigeria Top 50

Nigeria Top 50


Meet Mcsteve, a music lover from New York.
“I'm a feen for good sounds, and I enjoy good vibes. Mix these two together and I'm there. I was tired of these playlists on spotify that all had the same old Nigerian songs. I mean I'm sure Johnny by Yemi Alade is a classic, but it's 2019. So I decided to start my own playlist and keep it updated. It was hard the first few months, but I remember the day I got my first follower. It was so motivating, I went and updated the entire playlist. 1 turned into 5 then 30, 100, and now it's 2 grand and counting. The playlist is for anyone who likes Nigerian sounds, and that is why I made it"


What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?

A little bit of everything. Mostly Nigerian music, P-Square, D'Banj, Tu-Face, Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Davido, but some Western music as well, Bruno Mars, Adele, Rihanna, fun., Maroon 5 etc. 


Name one of your favorite albums of all time

Wizkid - Ayọ


What artist dead or alive would you interview, and why?

Michael Jackson, and why? Really? Only because we'll never see his like again. There's this video of MJ standing still for a good 90 seconds, and the crowd is going crazy losing their shit, and then he takes off his glasses and BOOM, people are fainting- whew CHILE!

What is the best concert you've ever been to?

Bruno Mars - 24k Magic World Tour (Buffalo NY)


Name your top 3 favorite artists and why?

3rd place is Jon Bellion, and that is because he doesn't fit into a genre. He makes Indie, Rap, Pop, R&B, etc. The first Bellion song I heard was 'Dead Man Walking', and I played his discography for the next week and haven't looked back. 2nd would definitely be Wizkid, and he's a close second. Any Nigerian or avid AfroBeats listener knows how far Wizkid has come. From his first hit song, 'Holla at your Boy', to getting nominated a grammy, he's really THAT guy. And obviously my favorite artist is Bruno Mars. He's unproblematic, makes music for all age groups, very hype and is a great performer. And that man can sure sing. I've been listening to him since he started making music and he's aways been my favorite.