This week’s Nigerian songs you must hear featuring Wizkid, Olamide & Others
For the past few years, Nigerian songs have been rapidly gaining ground and making an impact on the international stage.
However, curating the trending Nigerian best songs for the weekend and this right here is highly recommended music to keep you afloat.
Below is Nigerian songs you must hear
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Wizkid ‘Essence’ ft. Tems
While “Essence” technically dropped in 2020 as part of Wizkid‘s Made In Lagos album, the new year has seen the song catapult into massive levels, even making it into the U.S. Apple Music Top 50 charts.
Kicked off by outstanding vocals from Tems, “Essence” sees both Nigerian stars riding an undulating synth piano riff crafted by producers Legendury Beatz and P2J
Olamide shared “Rock,” a mellow and flirtatious little number, as the lead single from his new 10-track album, UY Scuti, titled after one of the largest known red stars.
“Rock” is a smooth jam you’ll have repeating over and over again. “The song is saying my lady doesn’t have to do too much to impress me I love you already,” Olamide mentions.
With his pink hair and eye-patch, Ruger has become one of the new breakout artists coming out of the highly competitive and saturated Nigerian music scene in 2021.
“Bounce” actually peaked at number one last week on Nigeria’s Apple Music charts.
Adekunle Gold ‘It Is What It Is’
Adekunle Gold dropped the single and music video for “It Is What It Is,” a song about acceptance and remaining calm and centered in the face of life’s adversities.
“The truth about freedom is it is only found in clarity of self,” Adekunle mentions.
“I believe this song is about letting yourself be free from every other voice but the one guiding you internally.” Keep your peace people.
Ayra Starr ‘Away’
New Mavin Records signee Ayra Starr came fresh out of the gate and got people talking with “Away,” the lead single from the 19-year-old’s self-titled debut EP.
Starr’s sound allows her versatility and distinctive styles to take center stage, the introductory “Away” is a pulsating, hip-grinding track that re-explores what typically makes up a break-up song.
Afropop star Joeboy dropped his long-awaited debut album Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic in February.
The 14-track project is the official follow-up to the young artist’s debut Love & Light EP which dropped in 2019.
While no additional artists feature on the album, it is nonetheless an impressive body of work with several bangers to have stuck on repeat.
Burna Boy ‘Kilometre’
Burna Boy came through with the brand new single, “Kilometre.” The Chopstix-produced song sees the superstar singing about the distance he’s traveled, literally and figuratively, to reach his current level as one of the top African artists in the world.
“Kilometre” is an energetic track built on a repetitive refrain that will get stuck in people’s heads and soundtrack many a dance floor to come.
Rema shared the eye-grabbing new music video and single “Bounce.”
In the new clip, the Mavin Records star takes us to a place that can only best described as Mad Max-meets-Burning Man as he celebrates, well, “booty bounce.”
It’s a wild post-apocalyptic affair that matches the fast-paced freneticism of the single and