MTV Base Hottest Naija Track list stirs controversy
There’s a little drama going on in the music industry at the moment and we are sooo here for it.
Last week, the MTV Base Roundtable to crown the hottest Naija tracks of 2017 was wrapped up and the song “If” by Davido claimed number one spot. And in Number 2 spot was Small Doctor’s “Penalty”.
Runtown’s “Mad Over You” came third.
A lot of people were not quite pleased with the list. One of such persons was female singer, Tiwa Savage (who was relegated to the 17 spot even after dropping her Sugarcane album). She went on instagram to sub the list. She said in the post, ‘numbers don’t lie, they never give credit, its not a disease to be female in the Naija music industry. 2018 will be for the fans only’.
New numbers have also emerged that shows Runtown’s smash hit song, ‘Mad Over You’ doing amazing numbers way ahead of others with on 57 million views, 7 million streams on spotify while IF by Davido did 54 million views on Youtube, 6 million streams and Small DOctor’s Penalty did 1 million views on Youtube and 300k streams.
Speed Darlington’s Bangdadadeng wasn’t even in the Top 10. I’m offended!