YSBT Weekly: Barry Jhay Takes You To The Heavenlies And Back In This Aspirational Tune ‘Ashe She’

Fast rising singer and 2019 Headies Rookie of the Year winner Barry Jhay takes us to the ‘spiritual realm’ with this indigenous tune off his recently warming EP titled Barry Back 

Barry broke into the limelight with the hit street banger ‘Aiye’ which earned him a nod at the popular Nigerian music award show The Headies 2020 edition.

The chubby crooner makes it known he is a winner already as he sings of God having his back in the midst of the storms. Needless to say how much of an influence and impact songs like this go on to have on its listeners – shining a beam of hope and motivation to succeed against all odds by an artist in a song doesn’t come by every day.

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Barry already got the music-loving locals locked down as he mixes up the Yoruba indigenous sound aptly well with the English language in his lyrics.

We definitely want to see the Cash Nation Records artist hit it big as he’s without a doubt a star in the making. 

Enjoy the smooth ride Barry will take you in this inspirational melody of a song ‘Ashe she’.

Yes, you should bump this (YSBT).


In Judah The EP, Mr Incredible Only Reinforces His Already Familiar Genius

MI Abaga aka Mr Incredible aka Mr Short Black Boy barely needs no introduction as he’s rightly cemented his place in Nigerian music’s upper echelon with the collection of studio and compilation albums,mixtapes, EPs and playlists, which have bestowed upon him numerous awards and recognition.

Judah comes with a rather familiar theme, one we have seen in his previous projects, one that rallies around his values – which is love and  loyalty to those he identifies as family.

The 8-track project boasts some stellar production, fine ass rapping and storytelling in between.

Judah is seen as a transition album meaning one that marks his departure from where the short black boy has called home for over a decade – ‘Chocolate City Music’ to his newly launched label ‘Incredible Music’.

MI enlists the super dope AQ, a fast-rising rap star Alpha Ojini and a couple other acts on this EP.

The parable starts us off with some storytelling illustration that leads us rightly to the next track The Lion where MI cements his place amongst the music greats amidst the backstabbers and fakes in the music jungle.  Abaga makes it clear that he’s one step ahead of them as the King he undoubtedly is.

It’s far from unsurprising  to see Abaga take shots at some unnamed ‘snakes’ in the industry on the track ‘The Commandment’. MI features a relatively unknown act in Buckyraw to drive the point home. 

The shade continues in ‘The Trinity’ featuring AQ. Both rappers roast their foes on this very Hip-Hop ‘make you wanna bump your head to’ savage track. 

The Blood exemplifies the proverbial saying ’There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother”, suggesting an unsettled rift between the incredible Abaga brothers – MI and Jesse Jagz. MI’s true loyalty to his own, for as many as will stay through to the end. Abaga likens the loyalty to the type of love Jesus preached and taught, paraphrased as ‘’Ain’t no greater love than that which involves laying down his life for his brother”.  

The Sacrifice featuring another new cat Nawe sees MI take us through some love-gone-wrong relationship. The legend shows us his familiar emotional side.

The Warrior features an unpopular voice in a singer named Kauna.  Here MI admits he is not a god but one who through sticking with his guts, vision and conviction was able to overcome the adversity and hurdles in the exciting but tough industry that comes with winning and becoming legendary.  

On The Tribe MI talks about family he calls Judah. In Judah he sees his fans, which includes burgeoning rapper, Alpha Ojini who tells his personal admiration story of Mr Incredible right on the track 

Placed side by side with Judah and  the preceding project A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl, there are some overlapping themes MI showcases, which centre around self-worth, self-belief, courage, excellence, loyalty and love.  

Judah EP is a well put together playlist, another feather on the cap of the music maestro Jude ‘Mr Incredible’ Abaga.

Amidst the storytelling, wisdom nuggets, obvious and not so obvious shades, it would be said that in Judah The EP,  Mr Incredible only reinforces his already familiar genius.

HEADIES 2019 PREDICTIONS: WHO SHOULD WIN, WHO WILL WIN

The prestigious Nigerian music awards – The Headies is back with its 13th edition and of course with its fair share of controversies. Headies 2019 is billed to go down on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Eko Convention Centre (Usual suspect venue).

According to Pulse.ng,when nominations were opened, 29 categories were announced. But with the announcement of nominees, only 23 categories made the cut. Categories like Best Reggae/Dancehall, Best Alternative Album, Best Songwriter and two others were cut.

I will give my objective opinion on who I think deserves the plaque in each category under review and who’s likely to win it at the end of the day.

Here it goes:

 

           BEST RECORDING OF THE YEAR

A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review.

A non-voting category for the best recording (that meets the judges’ requirements of excellence; songwriting, production, rendition) by an artiste or group in the year under review.

  1. Adekunle Gold – Ire
  2. Patoranking – Heal D World
  3. Brymo – Olanrewaju
  4. Teni – Uyo Meyo
  5. Burna Boy – Ye

 

WHO WILL WIN – Burna Boys’ Ye very much has been on every one’s lips (notably on Rihanna’s) and deservedly so. I give it up for Phantom on the production and Burna Boy’s infectious  rendition. Burna most definitely going to be taking this one home – or we might just be in for a surprise.

WHO SHOULD WIN – I have to admit no one here single-handedly deserves to win BEST RECORDING more than the other. They are all worthy recipients of this one.

 

    BEST POP SINGLE

A category for the best pop single in year under review (by single individual or group).

  1. ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy
  2. ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
  3. ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  4. ‘Case’ – Teni
  5. ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML
  6.   ‘Baby’ – Joeboy

 

WHO WILL WIN   – Teni’s ‘Case’ will most likely be taking this one home though it is too close to call.

WHO SHOULD WIN – I would want to tilt towards Victor AD’s ‘Wetin We Gain’ other than for sentimental reasons, hey! It’s allowed.

 

     PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

An individual responsible for producing the most acclaimed song or album in the year under review.

  1.     Phantom – ‘Ye’ by Burna Boy
  2.     Ozedikus – ‘Dumebi’ by Rema
  3.     Spellz – ‘Askamaya’ by Teni
  4.     Killertunes – ‘Fake Love’ by Starboy featuring Duncan Mighty and Wizkid
  5.     Kel-P Vibes – ‘Killing Dem’ by Burna Boy featuring Zlatan

 

WHO WILL WIN – Phantom will be taking this home for me. Why? Because ‘Ye’ is easily the biggest song on this list.

WHO SHOULD WIN – Phantom did an incredible job with ‘Ye’. It was the perfect song for the perfect artist.  I dare to say no other song on this list comes close in production terms . Therefore ‘Ye’ should go home with this. 

Worthy of Note – Beats By Jayy deserved a nod here for his L.A.M.B Cypher beat that saw Blaqbonez, AQ, Loose Kaynon and MI go ballistic on. I guess Cyphers don’t qualify for awards. Sucks.

     BEST RAP ALBUM

A non-voting category for the best album by a rap artiste or group in year under review.

 

  1. ‘Moral Instruction’ – Falz
  2. ‘Crown’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon
  3. ‘A Study On Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl’ – M.I Abaga
  4. ‘Clone Wars, Vol. IV (These Buhari Times)’ – Show Dem Camp

 

First of all, why is this a non-voting category?  Apparently the organizers don’t believe in rap fans’ judgment enough to make the best decision. 

 WHO WILL WIN – I think AQ and Loose have the edge here. A tough call to be honest.

WHO SHOULD WIN – No standout album, all brought their A-game but if I were to choose, I would go for ‘Crown’ by  AQ and Loose Kaynon

 

     BEST RAP SINGLE

A voting category for a single (released on-air) recording of a rap song.

  1.     ‘Talk’ – Falz
  2.     ‘We Don’t Do That Over Here’ – Hotyce
  3.     ‘40ft Container’ – Illbliss featuring Olamide
  4.     ‘Sacrifice’ – Payper Corleone featuring Alpha Ojini
  5.     ‘Gang Gang’ – AQ and Loose Kaynon

 

WHO WILL WIN  – AQ and Loose Kaynon are the favourites to bag this with their sublime delivery in ‘Gang Gang’.

 

WHO SHOULD WIN – AQ and Loose Kaynon for ‘Gang Gang’  should be awarded this for the killer punchlines and delivery on this. Who comes close: Payper Corleone and Alpha Ojini for ‘Sacrifice’.

 

 BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE(MALE)

A non-voting category for the single male artiste with the most outstanding vocal performance on a single song or album.

  1.     Tay Iwar – ‘Utero’
  2.     Johnny Drille – ‘Finding Efe’
  3.     Nonso Bassey – ‘411’
  4.     Funbi – ‘Serenade’
  5.     Wurld – ‘Wishes & Butterfly’

 

Once again organizers did injustice with the selection of ‘Wishes & Butterflies’ for WurlD, that automatically rules him out for me.

 

WHO WILL WIN – I think Nonso Bassey might be handed this one for ‘411’, and I can’t say he doesn’t deserve it.

 

WHO SHOULD WIN – Funbi’s ‘Serenade’ however does it for me and should ace this one.

 

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

A non-voting category for the single female artiste with most outstanding vocal performances on a single song or album.

  1.     GoodGirl LA – ‘Bless me’
  2.     Waje – ‘Udue’
  3.     Teni – ‘Uyo Meyo’
  4.     Tems – ‘Mr Rebel’
  5.     Falana – ‘Repeat’

 

WHO WILL WIN – This is to be keenly contested but I wanna give it to Teni’s ‘Uyo Meyo’ as the winner being the most popular track here. 

WHO SHOULD WIN – I am drawn to say Tems should pick up this award for her vocal dexterity in ‘Mr Rebel’.

 

BEST R&B/ POP ALBUM

A category for the best r&b/pop album in the year under review (by single individual or group).

  1.       rare. – Odunsi (The Engine)
  2.       Outside – Burna Boy
  3.       No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel
  4.     Mayor of Lagos – Mayorkun
  5.       About 30 – Adekunle Gold

WHO WILL WIN –  Very tight race, but I see Mayorkun going home with this for ‘Mayor of Lagos’ being his debut album taking nothing away from the work he put into this project.

WHO SHOULD WIN – I think Adekunle Gold’s ‘About 30’ blends perfectly the two boxes of pop and r&b album and should be the winner here.

 

     BEST MUSIC VIDEO

A voting category for the best conceptualist, best directed and most exciting video in the year under review. This award goes to the video director.

  1.     ‘Dangote’ (Burna Boy) – Clarence Peters
  2.     ‘Available’ (Patoranking) – Clarence Peters
  3.     ‘Ire’ (Adekunle Gold) – Aje Films
  4.     ‘Talk’ (Falz) – Prodigeezy
  5.     ‘Jaiye’ (Ladipoe) – 88 Factor

WHO WILL WIN –  All beautifully conceptualized videos but I lay bold to say Clarence Peters may just be going home with this for Burna Boy’s ‘Dangote’

 

WHO SHOULD WIN – Aje Films’ ‘Ire’ is quite moving and thought-provoking it should edge out Clarence Peters’s ‘Dangote’ in my opinion.

 

BEST R&B SINGLE

A category for the best r&b single in the year under review (by a single individual or group).

  1.     ‘Tipsy’ – Odunsi ft. RAYE
  2.     ‘Serenade’ – Funbi
  3.     ‘Uyo Meyo’ – Teni
  4.     ‘Wishes and Butterflies’ – Wurld
  5.     ‘Gimme Love’ – Seyi Shay featuring Runtown

 

WHO WILL WIN – If this is a voting category, Seyi Shay’s ‘Gimme Love’ looks like a winner here. Why? Because next to Teni’s ‘Uyo Meyo’, it is arguably the most popular song on the list. And it captures that true vibe of a R&B single.

 

WHO SHOULD WIN – Seyi Shay deserves this one but Funbi’s ‘Serenade’ should be giving her a run for her money

 

BEST COLLABO

A voting category for the best r&b, pop or hip-hop collaborative track (including cameos).

  1.     ‘Like’ – Reekado Banks featuring Tiwa Savage, Fiokee
  2.     ‘One Ticket’ – Kiss Daniel featuring Davido
  3.     ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy featuring Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  4.     ‘Killin’ Dem’ – Burna Boy featuring Zlatan
  5.     ‘Amaka’ – 2baba featuring Peruzzi

 

WHO WILL WIN – 2baba and Peruzzi will be taking this keenly contested one. They won’t be disappointed a second time.

 

WHO SHOULD WIN – Reekado Banks’ ‘Like’ featuring Tiwa Savage and Fiokee comes closest to picking up this award but I still stick with 2baba and Peruzzi.

 

NEXT RATED

This category is a voting category for the most promising act in the year under review.

  1.     Rema
  2.     Joeboy
  3.     Fireboy DML
  4.     Victor AD
  5.     Lyta
  6.     Zlatan

Now for the category that brings out the controversies and talking moments as history would show, the next rated artist of the year.

 

WHO WILL WIN – Though many quarters are tipping Rema to win, my mind tells me this will be going out to Zlatan Ibile. Interestingly enough, Zlatan thinks he is already bigger than the rest of the cats on this list. Not sure what particular yardstick he has used to arrive at that conclusion. Will be fun to see how this plays out.

WHO SHOULD WIN – They are all deserving of this coveted prize, but I have a soft spot for Fireboy DML. So there.

 

 HIP HOP WORLD REVELATION

A voting category for the best new artiste with a debut album adjudged to be outstanding in terms of artistic quality and impact within the year under review.

  1.     Odunsi
  2.     Mayorkun
  3.     Wurld
  4.     Humblesmith

 

WHO WILL WIN – Mayorkun most certain to bring this one home for his popular mass appeal.

WHO SHOULD WIN –  Going by the criteria, it’s safe to say all artists meet the criteria of artistic quality and impact, That being said, I would like to see Odunsi cart this one home.

 

LYRICIST ON THE ROLL

A non-voting category for the rap artiste with the best lyrical depth and performance on a single song or album.

  1.     YCEE – ‘Balance’
  2.     Boogey – ‘Implode’
  3.     Paybac – ‘Implode’
  4.     Ghost – ‘Crown’
  5.     Tec – ‘Crown’
  6.     AQ – ‘Crown’

 

WHO WILL WIN – All rappers went ‘haywire’ on their verses however I tip AQ to win this.

WHO SHOULD WIN – I give it to AQ for his witty wordplay, delivery and ‘ease’ of flow.

BEST STREET-HOP ARTISTE

A voting category for the artiste whose songs are inspired by the streets. Such song should captain lingua, which may also be originated by the artiste and popular on the street.

  1.     Erigga – ‘Motivation’
  2.     Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’
  3.     Zlatan – ‘Leg Work’
  4.     Barry Jhay – ‘Aiye’
  5.     Lyta – ‘Time’

WHO WILL WIN –  This is a feisty one that should see the winner come out narrowly snatching the prize or It might just emerge as a tie here between Zlatan’s ‘Legwork’ and Chinko Ekun’s  ‘Able God’.

 

WHO SHOULD WIN – Bharry Jay’s ‘Aiye’ or Erigga’s  ‘Motivation’ but the people just want to dance really.

 

BEST ‘ALTERNATIVE’ SONG

A voting category for the artiste whose songs reflect any form or style of music which falls outside the mainstream of recent or past popular musical trends.

  1.     ‘Cash’ – Lady Donli
  2.     ‘Mr Rebel’ – Tems
  3.     ‘Finding Efe’ – Johnny Drille
  4.     ‘Heya’ – Brymo
  5.     ‘Ire’ – Adekunle Gold

WHO WILL WIN – I have a gut feeling (may be wrong of course) Brymo will grab this one. Don’t ask me why.

WHO SHOULD WIN – All songs here are all beautiful in their own way. That being said, Tems or Lady Donli should smile home with this plaque, both being relatively new faces compared to the other three.

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the best album (solo or group) in year under review, that meets judges’ requirements of excellence (songwriting, production, rendition and impact).

  1.       About 30 – Adekunle Gold
  2.       Outside – Burna Boy
  3.     Moral Instruction – Falz
  4.     No Bad Songz – Kizz Daniel

 

WHO WILL WIN – Burna Boy is going home with the prestigious Album of The Year plaque for ‘Outside’. Why? It got more recognition way more than the other artists’ albums on the list. And it didn’t do poorly on all the criteria required for winning here

WHO SHOULD WIN – Falz for his ‘Moral Instruction’ and how it talks about the times every Nigerian is exposed to among other things.

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

Most critically and commercially adjudged artiste in the year under review. Overall most successful artiste in the year under review.

  1.     Burna Boy
  2.     Wizkid
  3.     Davido
  4.     Tiwa Savage
  5.     Falz

 

WHO WILL WIN – Burna Boy is our ‘Man of the year’. The ‘African Giant’ definitely takes it for Headies 2019 Artiste Of The Year.

WHO SHOULD WIN – Still Burna, he has had a fantastic year on all levels – locally and internationally.

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

A voting category for the most popular song in the year under review.

  1.     ‘Ye’ – Burna Boy 
  2.     ‘Dumebi’ – Rema
  3.     ‘Wetin We Gain’ – Victor AD
  4.     ‘Fake Love’ – Starboy ft Duncan Mighty, Wizkid
  5.     ‘Case’ – Teni
  6.     ‘Leg work’ – Zlatan
  7.     ‘Baby’ – Joeboy
  8.     ‘Jealous’ – Fireboy DML

WHO WILL WIN – I dare say Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ might bully the other equally good songs to win.

WHO SHOULD WIN –  Going by vocals, songwriting and impact, I favour Victor AD’s ‘ Wetin we gain’ for Song of The Year‘. 

AFRICAN ARTISTE RECOGNITION

A non-Nigerian award category for an individual African artiste or group with the most outstanding achievement, impact and infiltration into the Nigerian music scene in the year under review.

  1.     Master KG – Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)
  2.     Afro B – Drogba (Joanna) (IVORY COAST)
  3.     Sauti Sol – Melanin (KENYA)
  4.     King Promise – CCTV (GHANA)
  5.     DJ Maphorisa – iWalk Ye Phara (SOUTH AFRICA)

WHO WILL WIN –  Master KG – Skeleton Moves (SOUTH AFRICA)

WHO SHOULD WIN –  None comes close to the catchiness of Master KG’s ‘Skeleton Moves’ 

HEADIES’ VIEWER’S CHOICE

A voting category to award the fan’s favorite artiste with the most digital tractions (downloads, views, streams) in the year under review.

  1.     Mr Eazi
  2.     Burna Boy
  3.     Teni
  4.     Fireboy DML
  5.     Rema
  6.     Joe Boy
  7.     Wizkid
  8.     Davido

WHO WILL WIN – This should be based on data and the title of the category ‘Digital Artiste of The Year’ but if I were to take a good guess, Davido would probably ace it.

 

BEST PERFORMER

A non-voting category for the artistes whose stagecraft, showmanship and performance routines are exceptionally conceptualized and executed in the year under review with consideration of live performances.

  1.     Falz
  2.     Tiwa Savage
  3.     Brymo
  4.     Yemi Alade
  5.     Adekunle Gold

WHO WILL WIN – I would want to give this to Yemi Alade.

WHO SHOULD WIN – To be honest, I haven’t gone to quite a number of shows to be be a good judge of this so I can’t really be objective here. However based on my past outings, I choose Brymo.

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

A voting category for the rookie of the year who has had a successful year musically, with the absence of an album in the year under review.

  1.     Crayon
  2.     Buju
  3.     Barry Jhay
  4.     Oxlade

WHO WILL WIN – My money is on Barry Jhay for this one! 

WHO SHOULD WIN – They are all proving themselves worthy. However my sentimental self would like to see Barry Jhay pick up the honours. Dude pretty much has the biggest single of all the four talents in ‘Aiye’.

A Playlist: 10 Thoughtfully Curated Songs For A Perfect Romantic Date [Foreign Edition]

A choice playlist for romantic dates

Picture you in a fancy dinner restaurant or a themed amusement park with the most elegant lady in the world. What music would you rather be playing in the background? You can’t go wrong with these picks in the background setting the tone for a night to remember.

 

Mali Music feat. Jazzman Sullivan – Loved By You

H.E.R – A Hard Place

Brandy – Come A Lil Bit Closer

John Mayer – Say

Khalid – Better

Drake – Controlla

Michael Bolton – Said I Loved You

Mariah Carey – I wanna know what love is

Taylor Swift – Everything has changed

Whitney Houston – Dance with somebody

 

YSBT Weekly: J.Cole and 6Lack are the ultimate rap pair in ‘Pretty Little Fears’

The lyrics accompanying a song are like gold when you get it right. J Cole and 6lack were simply sublime with the lyricism in this beautiful love themed rap duet ‘Pretty Little Fears’ off the album  “

Fans of the song tend to enjoy J.Cole’s verse more but take nothing away from 6lack’s verses.

This Rap Ballad makes you appreciate the idea of love from the perspective of a black couple. The words (lyrics) speak volume and convey emotions so real you can almost touch it.

Allow me to indulge your ears with some good music provided by this talented rap duo with the ace production of T-Minus.

 

You Should Bump This (YSBT) Weekly: Yinka Bernie — Rockstar (feat. AYLØ)

Hey guys, hope y’all been having a profitable week. I bring to you this week’s jam you should totally be bumpin’ to. It’s from a young talented Nigerian lad, a skilful producer, engineer & singer. Goes to say he wears three musical hats pretty well. I remember interviewing Yinka while I was at Pulse Nigeria. The dude was all laidback like he couldn’t be stressed by anything.

Aided by another fantastic bubbling artist AYLØ, Yinka delivers ‘Rockstar’ with some deft sampling, that would get you nodding instinctively to the catchy beat. Without further ado, BUMP to the unique sounds of Yinka Bernie and AYLØ.

 

You Should Bump This Weekly Series (#YSBTweekly) – Pilot Episode

Hello there, so I thought of an idea where I share one song I think y’all should be bumping to by weekend.  Yeah it’s that simple. Hoping to be consistent on this one, and finding a regular time to publish. Rest assured these song selections would find their place on those cool playlists of yours. It’s essentially going to be music with no geographical boundaries. So I could be hitting you with music from the Caribbean this week and the next, music from Southern Africa. Also, the music picks don’t necessarily have to be spanking new. It could be a year old or even a decade long old. That’s the beauty of this idea.

First stop is this one titled ‘I Wish I Missed My Ex’ by Mahalia, a British singer, songwriter and actress who is actually quite prolific having a number of records to her name. I’m as a matter of fact still exploring her discography.

‘I Wish I Missed My Ex’ is a hippy and relatable feel-good love song most folks can relate to. And even if you can’t relate because you are not yet having romantic relationships or you have a good thing going on with your partner, you will still love and bump to the song.

Check out the tune below:

For a breakdown of how she made the song along with getting a hang of the song’s lyrics should you not be sure about a particular line, you can head on to the good guys at Genius.

Tomi Owo, Oxlade, Omagz: Nigerian Artists making music almost ‘unreal’

These are not your everyday Nigerian musicians, not your Wizkids and Davidos, but their music speaks volumes only good music enthusiasts would appreciate.

The average Nigerian music listeners as much as they appreciate music that makes us shake our bum, we also appreciate music that speaks to our soul, that’s what the music of Tomi Owo, Oxlade, Omagz among many others does.

These guys are relatively unpopular by all standards, still growing their fan base, still grinding, putting out beautiful music and getting better on their craft.

 

Tomi Owo is on the verge of dropping a debut (LP) album after blessing us with cover songs, collaborations and a couple of songs of her own. One thing I can say about her is she’s got an incredible management that’s getting her some really cool gigs. She has even performed out of  Nigeria, in far away China.  Tomi has worked with Samsung, her music has been used as a soundtrack in a Nigerian movie in which she even acted in. The future is bright for this talented beauty.

Omagz has been steady building momentum with his music, the R&B music styled act’s vocals is one you can’t duplicate. He does it so damn well when he sings about relatable stories such as those bothering on relationships.

 

Oxlade came from nowhere blowing my mind away with the song ‘Ojoro’, a song detailing just what his intentions are in the music business and also how much of a talent he is, so much Davido acknowledged him, saying something along the lines of ”Where have you been all the while” which kind of suggests he may just be unveiled as a DMW act if he keeps things consistent.

 

These trio are just a selected few out of many other buzzing talents out there. Given more exposure and support structure, these class of artists are set to take the industry by storm.

Can’t our musicians make a hit without profanity in their songs?

Lil Kesh and Olamide had no business putting out a song like ‘Logo Benz’. The excuse of trying to portray what is going on in the society does not fly. The delivery of the lyrics begs to differ.

Codeine diet by DJ Enimoney promoting drug abuse is ridiculously popular among the same youths we’re trying to get away from drug abuse.

Can profanity in our Nigerian music be taken out totally?
Tiwa Savage in music video of ‘Codeine diet'(Youtube)

 

These lyrics subconsciously play on the minds of young ones who may know better but are overthrown by peer pressure.

There is only so much the NBC can do.

Making irresponsible music should not be the way to go. Yet you see brands giving endorsement deals to these musicians because they put popularity first before values.

We are all guilty of one moral decadence or the other, but the point here is to try and do better.

And as much as the obscenity in music is there, the consumers of the music also have a responsibility to discern what is right and what’s not. It behooves on us to chasten each other in love as much and tell ourselves that as much as we enjoy this music, and love these artists, we cannot afford to let any toxic music coming from any artist influence our behaviors negatively

Mind over matter.

Yours musically.

10 Hottest Nigerian Hip-Hop (Rap) songs of 2018

10 best Nigerian rap songs of 2018
10 best Nigerian rap songs of 2018

 

2018 has been power-packed with great uplifting feel-good music. Our Nigerian musicians, producers, engineers, songwriters performers, and all stakeholders have been hard at work all year.

It is a blessing to produce music, especially one that has some sort of positive impact on the individual.

Music is medicine and musicians are our second doctors, if not first sometimes. Continue reading “10 Hottest Nigerian Hip-Hop (Rap) songs of 2018”