The only way Crown of Clay could have been any better was for Olamide to have a verse on it. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Pheelz or someone else either leaks or release a version featuring Olamide in the future. I hope this masterpiece gets discovered and appreciated by Blacks and Africans all over the world.
Some days should be reserved for rendering praises to God. Today is one of such days, and Awa gbe O ga is our song of choice. Off the collaborative project by T.Y. Bello and Tope Alabi, The Spirit of Light, this song is an attempt at describing a section of the endlessness of God’s majesty.
I can’t remember the first time I heard Nicki Minaj’s Pills N Potions, but I can still remember how I felt when I heard it. As a matter of fact, that feeling comes back afresh each time I hear it.
What is this ado about Joy Oladokun’s voice? You are only asking that because you have not heard her sing. Honestly, there is nothing and no one I can compare her voice to.
There is no attempt to compete with the dancing ability of Michael Jackson. Instead, just like the song, a relaxed Lagos vibe is the feel. Someone who isn’t energetic or exactly a dancer won’t feel out of place listening to or dancing along. I know a seventy years old Michael Jackson would enjoy dancing to this.
The message in monsters you made might have gone over people’s heads. But I know when “the youth, or the next people coming after us” come to “continue” as prophesied by the man quoted at the beginning, “monsters you made” will be one of their rallying anthems.
With this song, I hope you have not lost your sense of wonder. I hope you can approach His presence and marvel at His splendor. I believe you will approach the throne of grace, and find strength for times like this.
In 2021, just like in every year that preceded it, a lot of things will be competing and demanding for your attention, but you get to decide all that matters to you. I have decided that Christ is number one for me. He comes before everything else.
The recent Stingy Men Association wave that swept through Nigerian social media also swept in a couple of songs that buttressed their points. Funny Identity was one of such.
After experiencing multiple heartbreaks, there is a tendency to seal up your heart to love, ensuring you never get hurt again. But what happens when the “right one” comes along? Can they cut through the barriers and get you bleeding love?
When Vector released King Kong in late 2014, many remixes and covers were released. The best of the bunch for me was Queen Kong by Pryse and Eva Alordiah.
This was the song that introduced me to Mo Eazy. He is an awesome rapper, on par with any rapper in Nigeria or across the seas. I’ll dare anyone to listen to the song and say otherwise. (Those who just had their hearts shattered are excused though.)
On ShukuBamBam, Phenom starts out strong. Characterizing himself to the fictional King Kong. No one is stronger. Very few can match his appetite for havoc and domination. And that is an apt description of Phenom’s rap prowess.
Ebe by Sola Allyson is a song of prayer. A psalm of prayer that I believe we all need to render to God before we proceed with this year.
Ginger is inarguably the best song on Wizkid’s Made In Lagos album. Thankfully, Wizkid and Burna Boy were generous enough to bless this song with a video.
Other than the fact that the opening line is more suicidal than wishful thinking, Billionaire by Teni is one of the best songs to come out of Nigeria in the last decade.
Koroba by Tiwa Savage is the best musical depiction of the concave, convoluted and warped mindset of most Nigerians. At its release, there was a lot of postulation that the song was an open lauding, endorsement, and encouragement of prostitution.
I first heard Triumphant on Olamide’s album, Carpe Diem. For now, I must state, Olamide is awesome at making albums. He has singles that may not be up to his usual standard, but when it comes to albums, He is top-tier only.
Today, a lot of people are resuming work for the year. I believe Wetin We Gain by Victor AD is a great song to get back into work mode. And when I wish you a happy financial new year, you would do well to wish me the same.
All I want is to live in grace. For my life to be an expression of the extravagance, that is when God chooses one to be a manifestation of His wonders.
There are over a thousand and one songs that one could start the year 2021 with, but in my opinion, Ayo by Simi is the best out there.
How best do you describe that feeling when the love is past its sell-by date? That is exactly what Tiana Major9 does on same space.
At this point, it must be acknowledged that Olamide is great at making hits and albums. “Who You Epp” is not an exception.
There are things each of us dislikes or hate but tend to keep to ourselves. Unlike Passenger, many of us do not get to unload them as fashionably as he did in I Hate.
Left for good by Waje and Patoranking is a song about moving on after breaking up from a selfish lover. It tells the story of recovering ones’ glow after healing from heartbreak.
As much as warn yourself is Omawumi talking to the guy not to take his shot at her cause he can’t handle her and all of her goodies, you also need to warn yourself so you never settle for less than you deserve.
For lots of people, “I’m a born sinner”, “no one is born a saint”, “he who is without sin should cast the first stone”, “no one is perfect” has been their crutch to wallowing in imperfection, Immortality, and costly vices.
When I first got informed that Davido’s newest release was titled Fem, I didn’t expect it to be this much of a stirring of the hornet’s nest. Davido used this as an opportunity to go after the latest set of people who have got grievances, real or perceived, with him.
As we round off 2020, I know you have a thousand and one prayer requests, but counting your blessings and thanking God for them could be the key to unlocking the next phase of your life. As you Soro Soke, remember to keep counting your blessings.
The land is green with opportunities; the dreamers are ready; can the government, if they won’t aid them kindly get out of their way? As a big dreamer, I hope my dreams come true. I hope yours also come true.