In this week’s episode, … Wizkid, Mayorkun, Chike, Tiwa Savage, Rema, Adekunle Gold, Wande Coal, Omah Lay, DJ Neptune made the list. We bring to you music that’s hitting speakers and climbing charts, songs that would put you through the week.
On this episode of Nigerian songs you should listen to for the week, we’ve got tracks from the newbies shaking the music scene and some of the OGs. Here’s our round-up of the best tracks that came across our desks.
Rema – “Ginger Me”
This track is still buzzing even without a music video and this list would be incomplete without it. “Ginger Me” is a soul, pop, afro-Indie jam produced by The Element. It’s a love song that sees a young boy putting his bad-boy behavior/swag aside to confess his love feelings to the lady that hypes his system. It’s got a catchy chorus; one of those songs you don’t realize when it ends because it keeps playing in your head. This one is another banga!
Adekunle Gold – “Something Different”
So music lovers are still enjoying this Afro Pop track from Adekunle Gold. The track produced by Blaize Beats sees Adekunle woo his lover in a more gentle and sexy manner. The tune is a blend of highlife and Afropop with a dash of highlife and jazz. The beat accompanied by trumpets and Saxophones is one sound that the eastern folks can relate to and can also be enjoyed by all. Its official music video which was released recently would definitely make you want to have a listen.
Rema – “Woman”
Rema’s “Woman” is still topping charts. After declaring love for one woman in “Ginger Me,” he puts on his bad boy cape and sings about loving plenty of women. He can’t seem to make up his mind and he keeps on switching it up in every track. Well, get ready to put on your dancing shoes for this track because Rema came through with some kind of crazy spiritual vibes.
Note: do not listen to this track in a public place because once the spirit comes over you, people might have no other choice to…, you know..errm…tie you up with chains and stuff…
Mayorkun – “Betty Butter” Ft Davido
Inspired by his conversation with Davido about women, money, and social media, Mayorkun released this mid-tempo Afro-fusion track filled with lots of word-plays and infectious lambas. It’s received millions of streams and is one of the most used songs used for Thriller and Tik Tok videos. It’s a fun track that you would love to vibe to.
Wande Coal – “Again”
Mr W returns to the music scene with a track that offers a nice change of pace that will most likely make you want to sing along. The singer talks about his undying feelings for his lover, infusing his melodious rhymes to express his profound love for his girlfriend. Wande Coal’s sonorous voice on the song was quite exceptional and clearly unrivaled. “Again” still has a place on the charts and fans can’t seem to get enough.
Omah Lay -“Bad Influence”
With just one EP, Omah Lay has continued to capture the hearts of millions of music lovers. “Bad Influence“ is still receiving massive streams on all streaming platforms and is about a love story that ended in tears. Omah curses his lover for being a bad influence on him and also for leaving him lonely and bitter. This is one experience most people can relate to which makes it more exciting to listen to.
DJ Neptune – “Nobody” Featuring Mr Eazi and Joeboy
This laidback bop sees DJ Neptune, Mr Eazi, and Joeboy pay a fun homage to the late king Pop Micheal Jackson giving off Micheal’s famous crotch-grab, moonwalk, and a few kicks here and there. You can’t help but love this tune because it’s highly addictive and never gets boring. Nobody is still doing wonders even months after its release.
Tiwa Savage – “Dangerous Love”
Another one of the 9 hottest Nigerian Songs, Mama jam made a grand entrance back to the music scene and released what could be the first single off her forthcoming album “Celia“. It’s a perfect combination of the Afrobeat and pop sound delivered in a cool realm, mid-tempo.
As the title suggests, Tiwa is in a dangerous love affair in this Cracker produced track. The song speaks about not falling into a love trap. Even after staying positive, getting sparking vibes, and lovey-dovey moments, Trust us, Tiwa certainly delivered a new vibe on this track. No wonder she is crowned “Queen of African Music”
Omah Lay -” Lo Lo”
The colorful and captivating visuals to this track off Omah Lay’s “Get Layd” debut EP recently hit the internet and fans are super ecstatic. The already buzzing track sees the singer wanting to give his lover some good loving. Omah sounds like a pleasant mixture of Wande Coal, Wizkid, and Burna Boy all joined together. The beat, arrangement, and lyrics of this track is astounding and you’ll certainly love this.” I just wan lo lo”
Master KG – “Jerusalema” Remix ft. Burna Boy
South African Buzzing recording artiste, Master KG teamed up with Nigeria’s Afrobeat monster, Burna Boy for the remix of the hit Song ‘Jerusalema‘, after the huge success of the track with over 26 million views on Youtube. The original version had multi-talented vocalist Nomcebo Zikode (who is known for blessing records with sweet vocals), Burna came in with the Afro-fusion genre, talked about not being perfect and how he strives to survive in the jungle. We must commend Burna because he outdid himself singing in Pidgin, Yoruba, and Zulu. A must listen!!
Chike – “Roju”
Released off his debut album “Boo Of The Booless,” Inspired by the popular Shakespeare book,” Roju’ is a portmanteau of Romeo and Juliet. This perfect highlife mix is the perfect wedding song or a tune to woo your lover. The best time to listen to this track is by 2Am in the morning- that’s when the lyrics and story sink in.
Omah Lay – “You”
Another Omah Lay track you might wonder. This was the single that took him straight up to contend with the giants in the music game. “You” which is also off his “Get Layd” album is another banger that is still climbing charts.
Wizkid – “Smile” ft H.E.R
We don’t need to say much about this track because it’s definitely going to make you smile. In Wizkid’s usual fashion, he vows to make his woman smile. He wasn’t alone because of the sultry and smooth vocals of Grammy award-winning singer, H.E.R added more flair and vibe. The track is off his highly anticipated album “Made In Lagos”. Enjoy this amazing tune from Starboy Wizkid!!
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