A whole chunk of the year 2019 is gone. And as we step into the eighth month of the year, the heat of summer, it’s not without love from our guys in the music industry. Yeah, we look forward to more party music, like never before.
September is still young, anyway and most of the songs trending now are probably songs released in the course of last month. That’s not to say the guys ain’t already dropping new music, though. But of all those long lists of songs released in August, which are Top 10 Naija Songs? The ones still trending? You can say, the best.
Guess we’ll just find out!
Larry Gaaga has made some things happen in this industry, and that means, a bunch of good music. His collaborations have been hits, all over. He’s had to stuff with Davido, Wizkid, 2baba, and many other top guys.
“In My Head” is that real Afro dance hall mash-up as Patoranking delivers some ragga vibes to the Afrobeat. What even makes the music perfect is the female backups. It’s not every day you get that around here.
The word on the streets is that Baddo still got the sauce and the juice. “Pawon,” says that in detail, it’s why everyone is checking it out already. And it’s just a week old!
The song has the same kind of contagious beat he’s been dealing with, for quite a while now, the regular high-tempo. On the song, he delivers the catchy hook type of thing. The delivery is a bit playful, and the lyrics are loose, somehow. Overall, it’s mad!
What would it take to have our Tekno back? I think it’s safe to say, not much. Just a few powerful songs, and we’ll all be talking about Tek again, like before. He started the comeback with “Agege” featuring Zlatan Ibile, already.
“Better” is even better. It has a rather groovy afro-beat and some good good music. He was talking about the bad economy and praying it all gets better one day. And a couple of artists, including Falz and Zoro, have made covers. Just the beginning, you’d think.
Joeboy is the latest kid on the block getting all the hype, right now. From Mr Eazi’s emPawa Africa platform, and now to our playlists, Joeboy has quickly become a sensation.
“Beginning”, which was released in August is a dope one, groovy and smooth. Instant hit. Actually this is just the beginning of the great things Joeboy could do. Watch the space!
Cuppy has one of the best success stories in this industry, and we’re really not talking about it. From releasing one of the worst jams of 2018 and being booed at, to doing a song some that became a big hit. And it wasn’t her money or anything.
“Gelato” with Zlatan did all the magic she needed to get back on track. It’s a hit on the streets already and also disturbing the airwaves.
Mr Real is what some people will call a one-hit-wonder, as his first big hit, “Legbegbe” is still his biggest hit to date. But that won’t stop a local man from releasing new music, would it?
“Oloun” is a street jam, with two big shots, Phyno and Reminisce, who did great on the track. DJ Kaywise was also credited. It was one of the banging jams released in August, still hot on the streets.
Nonso Amadi is a very talented artist, and his creativity is top-notch. That’s why in the past he has napped a lot of big-name collaborations.
“Go Outside” with Mr Eazi is another step forward though. Nonso might be doing alternative music, but he definitely isn’t that Soundcloud guy anymore as he’s crossed to the mainstream. Doing stuff with Mr Eazi confirms that, right?
“Go Outside” is a party time afro jam, with all the good vibes. Nonso killed it!
Tekno and Zlatan, well not so weird, given one of Zlatan’s biggest hits is with an afrobeat artist. Tekno brought in the guy to do this one, “Agege”.
Tekno did his street thing to the best of his knowledge and gave Zlatan Ibile a whole verse to make the song perfect. Why people love this jam so much? Tekno’s got charmed. Zlatan too.
Oladips left Reminisce’s LRR imprint, unceremoniously and did a hip-hop track about it (“Maybe.”) It was important at that time, but he still had to make a new impression.
“Twenty Tiri K” did that, and it’s one of the hottest streets bangers that hit us in August. He brought in his storyline style, with a catchy hook and a contagious beat. Nicely done.
“Surrender”, off Eazi’s sophomore was the first time this hook-up happened, and it was superb. If you think that was superb, though, then you should check out this new one.
“Doyin” is the classic lovey-dovey Afro single, with Mr Eazi and Simi doing a back and forth, balancing each other out. We’re thankful August brought us this!