Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, Liya, Ayra Starr, Joeboy, and more are among the 6 best Nigerian songs of the month
Here are the best and most notable Nigerian songs we’ve been listening to this month.
Tiwa Savage – Somebody’s Son
Nigerian superstar Tiwa Savage came through with the new 5-song EP Water & Garri, which she describes as her “most spiritual journey through music so far.”
The collection of songs, which features the likes of Nas, Amaarae, and Tay Iwar, has several standout points but it’s the Brandy-featuring “Somebody’s Son” that’s stayed on replay on our end.
Liya – Adua
24-year-old Nigerian singer Liya is the first female signee to Davido‘s DMW label.
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Her debut 6-song project, Alari, and accompanying lead single “Adua” see her showcasing an immediately-grabbing vocal delivery and style.
Check out the music video for “Adua” above.
Burna Boy – Question
Burna Boy shared a brand new single and music video with the help of veteran producer and Mavin Records CEO Don Jazzy.
In “Question,” the Nigerian superstar can be heard going in over light guitars and airy synth chords.
It’s a breezy song that comes paired with a new music video that follows both Burna and Don Jazzy as they hang with the youth.
Joeboy – Betting Thing
Joeboy continued to drop visuals from his excellent album, Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic.
This month he came through with the lighthearted music video for “Better Thing,” which you can get into above.
Ayra Starr – Bloody Samaritan
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Mavin Records’ new star, Ayra Starr, shared her debut album, 19 & Dangerous earlier this month.
Throughout its 11-songs you can hear the Nigerian teenager showcase just why she’s got the whole country paying attention.
Mayorkun – Let Me Know
Nigerian star Mayorkun shared his latest single, “Let Me Know,” a sweet blend of afro-fusion and pop sensibilities. Get lost in the vibes above.