It’s been three long weeks of publishing without any amplification of entertaining content. If you haven’t been living under a rock the past few days then you know the reason. Even though we’re slowly trying to get to normal and protests have been halted in Lagos, the #EndSARS movement continues as well as our quest to end bad governance and reform Nigeria. But in the main time, check out some fresh new music specially handpicked by our editors.
MADE IN LAGOS –– WIZKID
Many of us never thought this album would see the light of the day, but thanks to whoever leaked the dropbox link a few hours ago, that was the push Wizkid needed to finally let out his fourth studio album which features Damian Marley, Ella Mai, H.E.R, Tems, Tay Iwar, Skepta, Burnaboy and more. This is unarguably Wizkid’s most phenomenal studio album yet, and it also shows the gratification of his sound over the years, and how well he is incorporating Afrobeats with urban contemporary sounds.
20-10-2010 –– BURNABOY
This is in memory of all our fallen heroes, who stayed back to sing our national anthem, raise the Nigerian flags at a peaceful protest in Lekki, but still ended up being killed and injured by men of the Nigerian army. The essence of art in documenting history cannot be overemphasised, and this is why Burna’s new joint is key at a time like this when young Nigerians are fighting to get the country back from corrupt and inhumane leaders.
NOBODY (ICON REMIX) –– DJ NEPTUNE FT JOEBOY & LAYCON
No offence to Laycon’s fans or ‘Icons’ as they’re fondly called, but this track is undoubtedly the most unnecessary remix ever. However, the game is the game. Nobody was such a exemplary song that stayed on top of the charts for weeks so no amount of wrongs can kill the shine. It’s still worth your listen.
D4DM –– GoodGirl LA
We’ve had Goodgirl LA on our radar since 2018 when she dropped Faraway. Armed with a distinctive voice and unmatched flows, LA is definitely in the right path to becoming a huge deal in the industry. D4DM, her first single for the year confirms this.
BBC –– BLAQBONEZ
One thing about Blaqbonez, every single release is an opportunity to show that he’s not just a rapper on the rise, but a creative genius at this music thing. BBC is a long-anticipated song, particularly because Santi was originally on the song but both artists couldn’t reach neutral grounds and so Blaqbonez went on to do his thing solo. Santi or not, this track slaps and deserves one, two, and even more listens.
IN MY COUNTRY –– KIDA KUDZ
Our favourite Instagram dad is back like he never left, this time with a powerful message centred around the recent protests against police brutality and the dissolution of SARS. Just like many of us, Kida Kudz also has several SARS stories. It’s great to see him share this as art. He also didn’t end without remembering the names of some of the victims of police brutality. Very thoughtful.
NO ONE –– DICE AILES
We saw Dice on the streets of Toronto last week raising his voice with other #EndSars protesters, it’s great to see him channelling his activism into his music, especially at a time like this. No one isn’t just about the police oppression happening in Nigeria and other parts of Africa, it also covers racism many coloured people in western world face on a daily basis.
WORRY ME –– DJ JIMMY JATT FT 2BABA & BUJU
2020 keeps unwrapping many surprises but the one we weren’t expecting is a Jimmy Jatt X 2BABA X BUJU. If this were a review, there’s so much to critique but simplistically, this is a good track especially because of how two different generations of music merged sounds and still killed it.
LONELY –– JOEBOY
A personal sentiment after listening to Lonely is that Joeboy should have blessed us with this when Quarantine was still thick and all we did was daydream and fantasise. Well, Joeboy still slaps for broken boys and girls regardless.