This year that was like no other ended up making many people turn to entertainment, music especially, in a way they never had before. 2020, a year of the pandemic, along with unprecedented political and social upheaval (#EndSARS/), birthed a yearning amongst listeners to be transported or simply drown out the tumult of our times. The impulse of pleasure became more intense and more open to question.
At the start of the pandemic, there were vague hopes of an artistic flourishing, we wondered what sort of music this period would produce, but the creative professionals kept her strength by releasing beautiful content giving Nigerians the escapism of art.
We at THE BEATZ AWARDS have decided due to government laws on huge gatherings and social distancing practices to go virtual on this year’s event tagged THE BEATZ AWARDS 20 FOR 20: we have put together the 20 biggest songs that rocked the year 2020 and we shall be celebrating the professionals involved in its production, distribution and business side, which is what we stand for.
Remember we might be distancing ourselves socially but the idea isn’t.
THE BEATZ AWARDS 20 Songs and 20 Professionals List:
Below are 20 Songs that Rocked the year 2020
KELP- ODOGWU BY BURNA BOY
DAPCHE- FEM BY DAVIDO
DJ COUBLON- ADA BY KIZZ DANIEL
FRESH VDM- OF LAGOS BY MAYORKUN
OLAKIRA- IN MY MASARATI BY OLAKIRA
MELVITTO- AGAIN BY WANDE COAL
DERA- CALL BY JOEBOY
SPAXX- DAMAGES BY TEMS
YOUNG JOHN- SOMEBODY BY SKIIBII FT KIZZ DANIEL
PHEELZ- CHAMPION BY FIREBOY DML
OSCAR- DUDUKE BY SIMI
TMXO- AG BABY BY ADEKUNLE GOLD FT. NAILAH BLACKMAN
P2J- NO STRESS BY WIZKID
REXXIE- CASH APP BY BELLA SHMURDA X ZLATAN X LINCOLN
EL JACK AND OMAH LAY- I LOVE YOU BY OMAH LAY
MAGIC STICKS- NOBODY BY DJ NEPTUNE FT. MR EAZI AND JOEBOY
OZEDIKUS & ALTIMS- WOMAN BY REMA
TELZ- WONDERFUL BY BURNABOY
TEKNO- THE BEST DAVIDO
ANDRY AND DATBOIGETRO- ZOOM BY CHEQUE
20 BEST PROFESSIONALS
MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR
MIX & MASTERING ENGINEER
To all the professionals, who found the drive and conviction to create from their bedrooms or bathtubs or back yards: thank you.