By Ahmed Rahma
Over the weekend, one of the top music stations, MTV Base, thrilled its audience with the 2020 edition of its annual MTV Base Roundtable.
The event is used by the respected media platform to rate the hottest albums of the year under review and during the programme, the 20 hottest albums released in 2020 were rated.
Business Post reports that the 2020 MTV Base Roundtable, which aired on Saturday, December 19, exclusively on MTV Base, was anchored by popular MTV Base VJ, Ehiz Dadaboi.
It had a panel of five distinguished media personalities like Shody, Charity Owoh, DJ Obi, Adetola from ViacomCBS Networks Africa and Kareem Mobolaji, the Regional Head, Empire West Africa.
Though the show was used to discuss the hottest topics and trends in the music industry, the high point of the programme was the unveiling of the #mtvbasehottestnaijaalbum of 2020 and the artistes that impacted the music industry this COVID-19.
The album released by Burna Boy, Twice as Tall, was named as the hottest in Nigeria in 2020 and was trailed by Omah Lay’s Get Layd, while Wizkid’s Made in Lagos occupied the third spot, with Olamide’s Carpe Diem and Davido’s A Better Time taking the fourth and fifth spots.
Fireboy’s LTF was sixth, Naira Marley’s LOL was seventh, Joe Boy’s Love & Light was eighth, Tiwa Savage’s Celia was ninth, while Adekunle Gold’s Afro Pop Volume 1 was 10th.
Kizz Daniel’s King of Love was 11th, Patoranking’s Three was 12th, Zlatan Ibile’s Road to CDK was 13th, Chike’s Boo of the Booless was 14th, while Tems’ For Broken Ears occupied the 15th position.
The 16th spot was claimed by Niniola’s Clours of Sound, the 17th spot was grabbed by Simi’s Restless, the 18th position was taken by Oxlade’s Oxygen, the 19th place was filled by Reminisce’s Vibe & Insha Allah, while the 20th position was taken by DJ Cuppy’s Original Copy.
Commenting on the initiative, the Senior Channels Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Solafunmi Oyeneye, stated that, “The MTV Base Roundtable comes at no better time than now. We are delighted to have some of the industry’s finest and respected media personalities on the panel, critiquing the selected music albums for 2020.”
“Even though 2020 has been an unprecedented year, and how the pandemic impacted the entertainment industry, notwithstanding, it has also created a surge in creativity and informed a rethink in the industry that led to the compilation of powerful music and content in 2020,” Solafunmi added.
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