It’s the most lit time of the year – Detty December! The season when IJGBs descend upon their motherland, unleashing accents and steeze that finesse us all. The season where clubs burst at the seams and bills doing somersaults. And let’s get real, can you even claim a detty December if you’re not living it up in the city that never sleeps – Lagos?
Lagos, the ultimate December haven, where events pop off like fireworks and money flows like water. But wait, pause for a beat – can you truly rave through detty December without the perfect soundtrack? From amapiano beats that make you move, to afrobeats that make your heart race, the musical feast is endless. This year, artists have showered us with hits, and here at Digi, we’ve handpicked the ultimate jams for your playlist.
So, whether you find yourself in the electric energy of Lagos or you’re bringing the detty vibes to a different corner of the globe, these jams are your VIP pass to a December experience that flows smoother than Jollof rice at a family reunion.
City Boys – Burna Boy
The city boys anthem! Whether for the Naija men or IJGB geng, this tune will have you in all your good feelings for a superb December experience.
Cast – Shallipopi ft. ODUMODUBLVCK
If we’re being honest Shallipopi churned out some of the best tunes of 2023, but you see this exact song, it’d have you bobbing your head in no time.
Jinja – Olamide
Just as the title implies, this track is the perfect tune to give you the right ginger you need this month to have a good time. When in doubt, Olamide’s smooth lyrics will get you there!
Ohema – Victony ft. Crayon, Bella Shmurda
The combination of 14 fantastic artistes in this sweet tune is perfect for you and your squad to vibe to this festive period.
DND – Rema
Do not let anyone pressure you this December with the ‘Outside Lifestyle’ or unnecessary billings. Remember January will still meet you in front. So if you need the perfect reply for them or something to vibe to still, this jam is for you.
Blood on the Dance Floor – ODUMODUBLVCK ft. Bloody Civilian, Wale
One of my personal favourites of this year. This song is everything and more and all three artistes delivered.
Happiness – Sarz ft. Asake, Gunna
Asake definitely deserves his flowers for this sweet melody he used to wrap up the year. Just picture yourself driving on the third mainland bridge at full speed, with the windows down and this jam on blast. You’re welcome!
Mnike – Tyler ICU ft. DJ Maphorisa
Of course, what is a Detty December without Amapiano. And the good thing is, you do not need to be a fantastic dancer for this. Just some head movements there, tapping of the feet and the right facial expressions, you’re good to go.
Unavailable – Davido ft. Musa Keyz
Regardless of whether you are avoiding that unfortunate call or looking for the subtle reply for haters to the right jam at the club. This is for you.
Bheba – ShaunMusiq ft. Myztro, Mellow, Xduppy, Sleazy
Another gem from SA, Bheba has the power to get your body moving in no time.
Big Baller – Flavour
Calling all the city ballers with money. This track’s your anthem- splash that money, make it rain and let the good times flow!
Twe Twe – Kizz Daniel
From the desk of the man with no bad songs, this is the song to let loose and vibe without caution.
Shu – Diamond Platnumz ft. Chley
If this is not on your vibes playlist then you need to add it asap! From the intro, hook and closing, this song is the perfect amapiano groove.
Giza – Burna Boy ft. Seyi Vibez
Agree to disagree but Burna Boy is an essential for any Detty December playlist and his body of work ‘I Told Them’ has tracks for days. For those ready to be on a wavy cruise, this is the right track for you.
Do I – Phyno
This is another eastern banger from the boss himself. The infectious beats will set you in the perfect groove.
Sensational – Chris Brown ft. Davido, Lojay
For those who need something mellow to vibe to while having a good time, this is the perfect pick.
These hits are just the tip of the iceberg for this year’s hit songs. Expand your playlist with more tunes, as there’s a plethora of chart-toppers waiting to be discovered. From all of us at DigiMillennials, we wish you a jiggy December!
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