How Buju becomes one of the hottest artists in the Nigerian music industry
Buju becomes one of the hottest artists in the industry as a result of these collaborations.
Collaborations that made Buju the hottest artistes at the moment, and here is how Buju becomes one of the hottest artists in the Nigerian music industry.
Buju has become one of the most prolific feature artists of our time, and it’s not just his prolificacy that’s worth talking about; it’s the magic he brings to the table that makes everyone want him on their song.
Not every artist is a Drake. The best some are ever gonna be is Ty Dolla $ign who does amazing features for everybody but can’t manage to have just as much success on his own. But it’s okay.
Buju, however you decide to look at it, is a golden boy. Quickly, here’s what we think are the best seven of his long list of collaborations. Let us know which other songs deserve to be on the list in the comments.
Collaborations that made Buju the hottest artistes at the moment
Show Dem Camp — Do Me Nice
Before everyone knew Buju, before he started performing at the O2 arena two days in a row, Show Dem Camp put the youngun on, on their “Palmwine Express” album in 2019.
He was featured on a cut called “Do Me Nice” and was on the album alongside the then-unknown Tems and Amaarae, among other talents. “Do Me Nice” wasn’t only the biggest hit off the album, but it was also Buju’s ticket to the mainstream.
Basketmouth — Your Body
This is easily one of the most underrated songs from 2021. Basketmouth’s “Your Body” had Buju doing what he does best; singing addictive melodies.
“Your Body” is classic Buju. If you ever wonder what Buju is really about, or what his sound really is, then “Your Body” is what to listen to. The kind of song you put on repeat; it’s got all the good things in all of the right places.
Ladipoe — Feeling
It’s a no-brainer that this is on the list. Buju made a rap song cool, he made rap cool again, he made people wanna rap.
Mostly when we talk about “Feeling,” we give all the credit to Poe who did what most rappers wouldn’t dare do, but the truth is it was Buju that made the song come together. Without Buju, there would be no “Feeling.”
WizKid — Mood
WizKid’s idea for a “Made in Lagos” deluxe worked out. Many people didn’t think it would, but it did. And, the consequence of that is a hit song with Buju.
That combination, without even listening to the song, is a crazy one. They came through, though, and “Mood” was everything you could’ve imagined it would be.
Timaya — Cold Outside
I think we gotta give it to Timaya though. The man’s got away. Somehow he just managed to pop out of nowhere and do a hit.
But after all said and done, “Cold Outside” was all Buju. I can imagine the song without Timaya. But without Buju, well that’s something no one wants to hear.
Savage — Confident
Incidentally one of the lesser-known Buju songs, this is a perfect example of Buju taking over someone else’s song.
Buju was overconfident on this one and he wasn’t shy about it at all. He didn’t outshine Savage, he murdered him.
Zlatan — Alubarika
Maybe it’s to return Zlatan’s favour for putting him on all those years ago or it was purely an A&R decision, the one that is apparent is that Zlatan needed “Alubarika” badly.
His “Resan” album was undoubtedly a critical success and it’s all thanks to contributions like that of Buju’s that made it even possible.
Well, that’s it.