Music Mondays with Femi Samuel

This week I take you guys on a journey through some of the quality songs released by Nigerian artists that you should have on your playlists.This list features some of the latest Nigerian music and also provides an analysis of the songs in  no particular order.

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1. Babylon2Baba & M.I
Both outright legends in their genres come out with this well recorded track with a very smooth hook, over a matured & intriguing beat. 2Baba came through with his verse, started off with a very engaging intro building up to his verse. M.I also came through with the delivery of his rap verse and they both killed the bridge they shared. Both artistes have actually come out with better collaborations together on M.I‘s albums but Babylon is actually a big song, a great production and definitely one for the record shelves.

God Over Everything G.O.E Album Cover   

2. No Kissing Baby – Patoranking ft. Sarkodie
Reggae/dancehall act, Patoranking got almost everything perfect on this record. A feel good song from the beginning to the end. He had a nice time over the azonto-cum-dancehall beat and it was only right to have featured Ghana’s finest, Sarkodie on the record. This here is a club banger that would be around for a very long time.

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3. Outta My Head – Simi ft. Praiz
Simi‘s latest record, Outta My Head reminds us exactly why we love her and have always taken her seriously. Simi brought everything to this record, her delivery and catchy hook gave life to this high tempo Oscar produced beat. She also enlisted the help of fellow label mate and  X3M Music front man, Praiz who also did a decent job on this song.

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4. Ogene – Zoro ft. Flavour
There so much potential for the 042 crooner, Zoro who has a distinct flow with his rap, not just his indigenous sound. Ogene in my opinion, is what a complete record sounds like. The song doesn’t seem to deviate from the message it’s passing across . It can be regarded as a high life dancehall hip hop record. He also featured the leader of high life music in Nigeria, Flavour who delivered over the Major Bangz produced record, the maestro behind fan’s favorite, Parcel.

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5. Ire – BOJ
Boj just secured a record deal with HF Music so hopefully he would remind us that he isn’t just a seasonal artiste. His brand new single, Ire is a decent record from him. The great part of the song is knowing that he hasn’t changed his sound for anything and so there is still a lot of potential for the DRB Lasgidi starboy. Boj tries to be witty with the whole content of the record so you’d actually pay attention to the lyrics which creates an avenue for the song to grow on you. But really, there’s nothing special about the song. It doesn’t set itself apart to be a big single.

*The above list is in no particular order. Update your playlist right now & have fun!

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