I couldn’t believe the above title too. While we danced to all the seemingly random hits, we Nigerians had no idea that the consistent hit songs & chart-toppers which had thrilled us this year were off albums.

Yes! The year 2013 threw up a number of albums, each one representing the various genres that have slowly permeated the Nigerian music industry. We have the Highlife and Afro Pop albums (released by KCee, Solidstar and Waconzy),  Hip hop (Ice Prince), Alternative (Brymo), Indigenous (Olamide, Reminisce) and reggae (Jesse Jagz).

Pulse.ng presents the Top 13 albums of 2013. We also have the dark horses too. Those albums which huffed and bluffed, but couldn’t make the top ratings.

Here we go!

12. Solidstar: Grace$Glory (Oluchi Ft. Flavour)

11. Omawumi: Lasso Of Truth (If You Ask Me)

10. Sound Sultan: Me, My Mouth & Eye (Kokose Ft. Wizkid)

9. Brymo: Merchants. Dealers & Slaves (Eko)

8. KCee: Take Over (Limpopo)

7. Waje: Words Aren’t Just Enough (I wish)

6. Jesse Jagz: Thine Nation Come (Redemption)

5. Burna Boy: L.I.F.E (Run My Race)

4. Olamide: Baddest Guy Ever Liveth (Durosoke)

3. Banky W: R&BW (My Unborn Child)

3. D’banj: D Kings Men (Don’t Tell Me Nonsense)

2. Tiwa Savage: Once Upon A Time (Eminado)

1. Ice Prince: Fire Of Zamani

Dark Horses (amazing albums which almost made the cut, but didn’t)

Dr. Sid: Siduction (Surulere Remix Ft. Wizkid, Don Jazzy & Phyno)

Reminisce: Alaga Ibile (Third World Thug)