In this week’s episode, Adekunle Gold, Fireboy, Mr Eazi, Naira Marley, Tems, Cheque, Wizkid, Olakira X Davido, … made the list.
On this episode of Naija 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.
Adekunle Gold – “Sabina”
Released off his “Afro Pop Vol One” album, the track sees Gold pining for a second chance from his lover “Sabina“. Adekunle begs her to take him back and give him one more chance because he just realized that he played himself like a Nintendo game. Even if this track cries around the topic of unrequited love, it’s still a jamming bop. “Sabina, Sabina, Sabina, Let me fight for you, Sabina, Sabina, Sabina, Don’t give up on me now, Sabina, Sabina, Sabina, I want to fight for you, Sabina, Sabina, Sabina”… Listen and enjoy!
Naira Marley – “As E Dey Go”
Produced by Rexxie, this is another street anthem for the Marlians and so far it has been the go-to music for users of Thriller and Tik Tok and other social media platforms. Similar to his hit track “Aye,” Naira Marley talks deep about life and incorporates his popular slangs, ‘Inside Life’ and ‘Mafo’. This track also comes with a dance step tagged the Wuge Dance that currently loved by both young and old. It’s a must-listen if you want to connect with your groovy side this week. ENJOY!
Kiddominant x Cassper Nyovest – “eWallet”
Award-winning and multi-platinum selling Afrobeats producer, Kiddominant released his debut single for the year 2020 and the new dance track features award-winning South African artiste, Cassper Nyovest. This single expresses Kiddominant’s newly created genre of South Afrobeats. It is a feel-good bop whose production soundscape is a fine blend of the burgeoning Amapiano template from South Africa and embellished with some good ole Afrobeats flavour. With the help of Cassper Nyovest, “eWallet” gives a complete African sound experience. Listen & Enjoy!
Mr Eazi x Major Lazer – “Oh My Gawd” ft. Nicki Minaj x K4mo
Mr Eazi and Major Lazer released their single “Oh My Gawd” which features K4mo and American female rapper Nicki Minaj. The track is a fusion of Dancehall, Afrobeats and EDM sounds which takes lyrical inspiration from reggae classics by Black Uhuru and Baby Cham, is the first single from Mr Eazi’s soon to come body of work – “Something Else EP”. This is another track you have to listen to connect with your groovy side.
Fireboy – “Champion” ft D Smoke
Released off his sophomore album “Apollo” after the success of “Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps,” the YBNL act recruited American Rapper, D Smoke to take his place as the best artiste that his generation has ever produced. He reminds everyone including his haters that he’s a King, a champion, and a legend in the making in the chorus. it’s a motivational track to remind us that everyone is a king in their own right.
Olakira – “In My Maserati Remix ft Davido
With ‘In My Maserati’ still basking and tearing up speakers/parties, Olakira teamed up with Davido for a Maserati Remix to burst speakers the more and hit us harder!!!. On the original track, Olakira woos the lady of his dreams in this perfect love song, lacing endearing words in vernacular that lends the song an original feel which Nigerians love. ‘Maserati’ the remix, is replete with anecdotes of luxury vehicle brands as the singer|songwriter was originally inspired by his love for the opulent distinctive label while making this track. Listen & Enjoy!!
Tems – “Damages”
Nigerian vocal powerhouse and fast-rising Alte/RnB singer, Tems came through with her second single for 2020 titled “Damages” which was produced by Spaxx. This new track is a freedom song for young vibrant ladies who fall in love easily. It’s for girls who got played by the boy they loved during their teenage life, The Baby girls that gave out their all and heart to the wrong guy.
Temsbaby who is also a victim of young love says she is done with the damages love has cost her. This jam is the first single off her debut EP “For Broken Ears”. Its also a follow up to her previous release ‘These Days‘.
Released off his debut EP, “Razor,” Phyno’s protege “Zoom” is one of the top tracks in the country at the moment. On the track, Cheque impresses with his lyrical and vocal delivery. He talks about his journey as an artist and always wanting to zoom off when bad energy sets in. “Bad energy I zoom, zoom, zoom, I’ll be on my way like I’ll be coming soon“
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”.
This track is back to our list because Wizkid just released the amazing visuals. The visuals feature his lovely sons; Boluwatife Balogun, Ayo Balogun, and Zion Balogun, and former music boss, EME CEOs; Banky W and Captain Tunde Demerun… It also made us realize Wikzid’s true intentions with this track. It was dedicated to his three children. Stream and Smile