When it comes to dishing music to their fans, Nigerian artists have never come up short; their endless streams of hit tracks have continued to sustain their huge fanbase across the country.
Music appeals to individuals on a subconscious level, providing the much-needed respite from everyday worries and challenges. It is due to this fact that music lovers get excited when their favorite artists release new tracks.
IJEBULOADED has made a list of a few of the songs leading the airwaves at the moment, all by artists who are obviously worth their salt and whose reputation precedes them (the list comes in no particular order as there is an absence of ranking).
How can you make a list like this without an artist of Simi’s caliber being on it? The answer is simple; you can’t. Why? Because she has refused to relish her impressive hold on the hearts of music fans out there. She is talented on a level that many envy and we can’t help but swoon whenever her name is mentioned.
When she dropped Duduke about two months ago, Simi once again reminded us why she is one of the most sought-after female vocalists in the game right now.
Complete with the usual enthralling melodies and spell-binding symphonies, the track became an instant hit and fans couldn’t stop thanking the singer for giving them another reason to be happy.
Several weeks after its release, Duduke remains one of the most popular songs of the moment. That earns it a place on this list.
The Mayor of Lagos, Mayorkun teams up again with the DMW Boss, Davido, in his new hit single “Betty Butter,” produced by SperoachBeatz and directed by Clarence Peters.
Normally, many artists derive inspiration to write song from anyone, anything, anywhere. For Mayorkun, his friend @Bettie Faraday inspired his single Betty Butter.
Some persons will say “even if something seems flawless. Nothing is perfect, so there will probably be one of two faults. “
Yeah, this is no doubt true. The track sounded like every regular Afropop record, the creativity was low.
For a tune like ‘Betty Butter’ we needed a different vibe, not the one we are already familiar with, but in all, it was a good work done.
It is highly unlikely for a couple to have their tracks on the same list of trending songs at the moment. When that happens, you know they are no ordinary pair.
Adekunle Gold’s Something Different also makes it into our list of most popular songs at the moment. If anyone needs a reason for this then that person has most likely been living under a rock or something.
Something Different is a fresh perspective from a singer who appears to be reinventing himself by expanding his musical horizon. Adekunle Gold risks doing something different and unexpected and it pays off as fans are so down for this track.
The reverberation of its scintillating beats and sultry lyrics is enough to send the listener into musical ecstasy; that is the power of this track.
Festival Bar EP houses the first two installments and two new ones on which Davolee continues his empathetic story towards desired success.
Between the moment Davolee dropped the first ‘Festival Bar’ installment in 2017 and now, he has grown to be revered as one of the best storytellers in Nigerian Hip-Hop. The franchise has also grown to have its own cult following from Nigerians across demographics because of its intrigue, imagery and detail.
Another factor for the attention it gets is about the resonance of the story. Nigeria is a society where life in the struggle is the reality for most people, after all. But while everyone has seen struggle, most people have not seen struggle like Davolee.
Festival Bar EP houses the first two installments and two new installments on which Davolee continues his empathetic story towards desired success. While his tone was slightly energetic on Festival Bar I and got needy on Festival Bar II, the tone on the latest two installments suggest a lack of vim and vigour.
REMA – Ginger Me
Nigeria’s fresh prince of swag Rema has fans loving the melody of his song Ginger Me. This loverboy can’t stop dishing out romantic tunes and fans are so loving it.
He may be one of the youngest artists right now but Rema certainly knows how to keep music enthusiasts breathless with his often-addictive jams and freshness.
As the title implies, Ginger Me is all about the singer appealing to his object of affection to reciprocate his feelings; something that the guys relate to easily.
Pop sensation Kizz Daniel is another dude who has the ability to churn out unforgettable songs that leave a lasting impression on the psyche of music fans.
His unique fusion of instrumentals and catchy lyrical prowess is on display in Ada, a song for those who have a good taste in music.
The track has Kizz Daniel ‘marketing’ himself to Ada, the one he addresses, letting her know that he means business as a prospective husband.
The Afropop ambassador knows how to talk to the ladies, and Ada is a wonderful love letter.
Even if he coughs, the leader of the group known as the Marlians still gets in the news. Naira Marley may be one of the most controversial artists of our time, but you simply can’t take away the fact that he knows his way through the heart of music fans.
Since his arrival on the entertainment scene, the dreadlocked star has continued to be in the trends, making hit after hit to the joy of many out there who regard him as the next best thing.
He may seem uncouth but perhaps that is why he is the voice of those who have been trodden on for so long. As E Dey Go is the latest track from the artist, and as usual, it is already making an indelible mark.
“Wonderful” Last summer, Burna Boy dropped an album worth grooving to; this summer, the party continues with “Wonderful.” On the new loosie, Burna revels in the alchemy of rhythm and hustle. He’s mystified by what beats and drums can conjure, the way they spread joy and spark motion from your toes to your scalp.
You won’t believe what can happen when the music catches you, he loosely says in Pidgin. From the song’s a capella start, Burna’s powerful harmonies swim between English and African languages. Simple percussion layers into a satisfying build, accentuated by whoops, rattles, glimmers, and twinkles of sound. He takes pride in making the kind of musical magic that stirs souls. You can’t say I’m lazy, he sings.