Falz has transformed from a pure singer into music-comedic act. ‘Bahd Baddo Baddest‘ featuring the big cheeses of the industry; Olamide and Davido. ‘Bahd Baddo Baddest’ sees Falz (The Bahd Guy) rapping about his prodigious talent, hilariously, Olamide on the other hand cracks about ladies flocking after him and wanting his hand in marriage, Davido tells us why he’s being referred to as Baddest with his recent accomplishments, ‘Bahd Baddo Baddest’ is a combination of good talents, you should check it out.
Veteran singer, Marvellous Benjy returns to the music scene with ‘Locked Down’ featuring SolidStar. As much as many people might have forgotten Marvelous Benjy as an artiste, this single proves to us why he’s legend and one of the foremost dancehall/reggae singers in Nigeria. Listening to SolidStar’s sonorous voice on this track gives amazing expression of the single.
Wizboyy is still having a swell 2016 with his songs, the urban highlife singer kicks off the year with ‘Chigeji‘ that is still enjoying great love from fans, the Fortrail Empire recording artiste released yet another infectious, dance tune christened, ‘Gimme Ur Love’. The new single sees heavy percussion with a hint of the talking drum a rare element that only Wizboyy can pull.
Iyanya picks up his initial calling, RnB and came out of his very short hiatus to release another spanking RnB single in April. ‘Type Of Woman‘ is one of the erratic music from the TripleMG super act, with his well-placed vocals, Iyanya resonantly serenades with his quality lyrics, well arranged verses, and captioned our heart by proving to us that he’s still got the slows, rhymes and blues in him.
Kiss Daniel’s vocal sound is fast becoming very addictive, each time he sings, we love him more. Having delivered chart-topping singles since his debut, bagging notable nominations and awards for his craft, Kiss is definitely one artiste that has successfully created his brand and left his signature on the hearts of his fans. His new single is just another boundless single, ‘Mama‘ was produced by ‘The Wicked Producer’, Young John and Kiss Daniel delivered amazingly, an expressive song with well-arranged technical productions.
VJ Adams has efficaciously positioned himself above other DJs/VJs who have ventured into singing as solo artiste, VJ Adams is one of the few VJs who actually sing and drop some verses on their songs. The remix of his widely-accepted ‘Gbemisoke‘ single featured Gabriel Afolayan who used rich indigenous Yoruba language on the track and Pasuma who also featured earlier on the single. VJ Adams gave us a proper rendition of what remix used to sound like in the past; fresh vocals/lyrics, improved beat, and more flows to outshine the original version. Thumbs up to VJ Adams for this!
Music producer and sound engineer, Otee Beatz released sultry RnB single, ‘Take Me Away’ featuring two of the best voices in the industry, SoJay and Lynxxx. Otee has worked with various top artists to create record-breaking singles, he also dropped one of the most outstanding singles by a music producer, ‘Dangerous’ featuring Charass in 2015, ‘Take Me Away’ assisted by two titans shows us Otee is indeed innovative.
As much as Adekunle Gold has gathered much momentum from his previous singles, before the release of ‘Ready‘, most of his fans were excited when he made the announcement of this single, however, forthrightly speaking, there’s absolutely nothing outstanding in ‘Ready’. The Urban Highlife singer brought to the table, what he’s been presenting to us since he started having the attention. Despite enjoying creative strings by Fiokee, solid production from Pheelz and fine-tuned mixed and mastering by singer Simi, Adekunle Gold delivered but failed to impress us on this joint. No doubt, ‘Ready’ is a good single with good lyrical content and production, however, we need more of that ‘extra’ touches that gets us hooked to Adekunle Gold songs.
Surprisingly, CDQ came out in another dimension which is totally different from what he’s known for on ‘First Come First Serve (FCFS)‘. The rapper keeps trying out new appeals with his magical music producer, Masterkraft. CDQ didn’t do strictly Yoruba raps; he mixed Pidgin English with Yoruba as he blesses us with ‘First Come First Serve’ – a slow-tempo single which will get you rocking eventually.
Last week, it was Eedris AbdulKareem who delivered conscious music, this week, we are happy to have Legendary Modenine doing the same thing in ‘My Country’ single. ‘My Country’ gives insight on the current state of Nigeria which is threatened by corruption, violence, social injustice and more. The song features Amuta Stone and Uchie The African Rockstar.
6. Marvellous Benjy ft SolidStar – Locked down (Prod. By Marvellous Benjy)
4. Wizboyy – Gimme Ur Love
2. Otee Beatz ft Sojay & Lynxxx – Take Me Away
1. Modenine ft Amuta Stone & Uchie The African Rockstar – My Country
By Adeyinka Oluwamayowa