It’s that time of the year when there is usually a rain down of songs, from artists, everywhere. And actually, there’s quite a number of hits jams from some A-List and next rated acts alike.
July is still young, 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 June, which are Top 10 Naija Songs? The ones still trending? You can say, the best.
Kizz Daniel – Eko
A week after democracy day and inauguration ceremony, when Sanwoolu was probably still a topic of interest, Kizz pulled off this big one, “Eko.”
“Eko” is like most of his other recent works, low tempo, Afro, short and catchy. Kizz definitely knows how to make a hit.
Asa – Good Thing
Veteran alternative singer, Asa, came not long after quite a long break from music and released her “The Beginning” project. And since her name has been in the music conversation.
“Good Thing” has a good vibe. The guitar clicks on her cool almost masculine vibe, and it’s like “where has this been our whole lives?”
2Baba – Frenemies ft. Waje
2Baba, another veteran who has been doing music professionally for two decades now, also made a comeback. Not a comeback in that sense, as he’s still very much active on the scene. Last year he pulled hit, “Amaka ” and kicked off the year with “Oyi.”
“Frenemies”, however, isn’t like what we’ve been getting from him in recent times. The reggae track, which featured singer, Waje, sure brings a nostalgic feel of 2baba.
Adekunle Gold – Kelegbe Megbe
Adekunle Gold released his “About 30” LP, last year. His first project since leaving his former label, YBNL. It was a commercial success, and that meant there is a career for Adekunle, after all.
“Kelegbe Megbe” which is translated as ‘know your level’, exploits styles he used on his debut, “Gold” and it’s a moral instruction (if that’s a thing.) Maybe a word to people who are saying Fireboy is the new Adekunle? (aka everyone!)
Young John x Tiwa Savage x Kizz Daniel – Ello Baby
Young John the wicked producer needs no introduction in this industry, but still, he’s not in the leagues of Krizbeatz or Mut4y or Masterkraft, who make hits for a living. Yes, he makes hits, but not his hits.
“Ello Baby” is his track, though. And it features Kizz Daniel and Tiwa Savage. This isn’t the first time the two are collaborating though, as Tiwa was on Kiss Daniel’s “Woju Remix.” Young John produced Kizz’s hit, “Fvck You” months ago, and “Ello Baby” is another big one.
Teni – Power Rangers
Teni has been busy. She’s not one to rest at all. Before one-hit starts fading off, she’s already released another. And for a new artist, she has a lot of hits really.
“Power Rangers” is a love story and it’s got a mid-tempo afrobeat vibe. And also the regular Teni thing. You don’t have to be reminded she’s got fire, right?
Burna Boy – AnyBody
Burna Boy has now attained the status of one of the greatest artists in Africa, after his numerous big hits and a BET International Act Award. 2019 has been eventful for him, indeed.
“AnyBody” was released around the time he got the BET, and maybe the talks of the new song were trumped by the big win. But the dance hall tune is a hit, really.
Fireboy – What If I Say
Fireboy DML isn’t just a kid signed to YBNL anymore, he’s officially a star. He now has real hits under his belt and doesn’t need to keep making songs about hustle stories to get attention anymore.
“What If I Say” is a hit dance hall song. Think of it as more like what Adekunle Gold would have done if he spoke a bit more English when he was coming up.
Naira Marley – Soapy
Naira Marley‘s place is on the streets, not in prison. He has mastered the craft of turning the streets up, and just this year, he’s done a number of impressive tracks. Alone, and as collaborations.
“Soapy” which has now inspired a crazy soapy dance is the big thing on the streets now. Well, it’s all Naira Marley this time. No Zlatan.
BOJ – Awolowo (Remix) ft. Falz, Ycee, Fresh L
DRB Lasgidi artist, BOJ hasn’t been in the mainstream for so long. His last big impression would be his collaboration with Simi, years ago, maybe.
“Awolowo” has been released before and it featured top Ghanaian acts, but the remix which featured Falz, Ycee (something light?) and Fresh L was released last month. You don’t put those hot artists on a song, and not trend, right?
Liste of Top 10 Nigerian Songs June 2019
- Kizz Daniel – Eko
- Asa – Good Thing
- 2Baba – Frenemies ft. Waje
- Adekunle Gold – Kelegbe Megbe
- Young John x Tiwa Savage x Kizz Daniel – Ello Baby
- Teni – Power Rangers
- Burna Boy – Anybody
- Fireboy – What If I Say
- Naira Marley – Soapy
- BOJ – Awolowo (Remix) ft. Falz, Ycee, Fresh L