In the Nigerian music industry, there has never been a better time than now. This is one of the greatest moments to be alive.
The creative artists in the industry keep giving us something to smile about. They release quality music for us to vibe to with the Zanku move.
Welcome to another episode of 1st Jams, where we bring you only the best of Nigerian music. We celebrate our superstars and entertainers because they never leave their fans to thirst.
This week, we are serving you sizzling hot songs from the music factory.
Interestingly, this week’s edition comes with the appropriate amount of sauce that you need to enjoy your weekend. Before we head into our compilation list for the weekend, however, we would love to review what went down in the music industry this past week.
On Sunday, June 9, Nigerian singer, Peruzzi was involved in a controversial altercation with popular social media strategist, Pamilerin Adegoke.
According to reports, the dispute arose from Pamilerin’s comment in January 2019. He had stated that songstress, Teniola was a better artist than Peruzzi. Expectedly, this didn’t sit well with the ‘Losing control’ crooner.
1ST JAMS FOR THE WEEK
1. Yemi Alade– Bounce
Yemi Alade’s colourful video for ‘Bounce’ is reminiscent of American rapper, Cardi B’s ‘Please me’. Fittingly, the video is simple and immaculate without excesses.
If you want to jump around this weekend, please look no further. Yemi Alade’s ‘Bounce’ has got you covered.
2. Burna Boy– Anybody
‘Charge your energy, forget your enemies.’
Ladies and gentlemen, Burna Boy has released another Afrobeat classic.
There are talented superstars who will always be remembered. However, legends never die because their music is immortal.
This 28-year-old singer from River State should, undoubtedly, be identified as one of the greatest singer-songwriters from this part of the world.
Burna Boy’s ‘Anybody’ has taken the music industry to another level. He has raised the bar once again.
3. Fireboy DML– What if I say
Young contender, Fireboy DML has dropped a new sizzling hot single titled, ‘What if I say’. The youngster continues the romance narrative in his music.
This is one of the biggest songs to emerge from the growing band of fledgling artists in the music industry. Despite his rookie status, the YBNL artist is making a bold statement. It is essential for the audience to pay close attention.
4. Reminisce x Niniola– Jensimi
Reminisce and Niniola worked on the new single, ‘Jensimi’ which means ‘let me rest’ in Yoruba. The duet is exceptional and exudes intense professionalism.
Give this song a listen and put it on repeat to soothe your mind.
5. Falz x Dice Alies– Alakori
Falz released the single, ‘Alakori’ several days ago. On Tuesday, June 11, he released the video concept for the song. He worked with talented singer, Dice Alies.
6. Teniola– Power Rangers
Teniola is renowned as one of the most entertaining singers in the music industry.
She has blurred the line between popping stern lyrics and cracking jokes by amusing the audience with her unapologetic sense of humour.
Her previous track, ‘Sugar Mummy’, received mixed reaction from listeners. It caused a marginal divide among the staunch fans of the songstress.
Although people have come to accept Teniola for her jocular antics, only time will tell if she would transcend into a more socially-conscious and emotional musician.
In the meantime, Teniola has released another jocular song titled: ‘Power Rangers’.
7. Kwesi Arthur x Dammy Krane– Trotro
Nigerian singer, Dammy Krane has been trying to rebuild his career since his credit card controversy. He worked with Ghanaian singer, Kwesi Arthur on the song, ‘Trotro’.
8. Maleek Berry– Flashy
Maleek Berry has released the video for his party jam ‘Flashy’.
The multi-talented songster keeps getting better on every track and delivers one of the most charming lyrics on his songs.
The video hovers around flashy cars and fancy ladies like the title of the song suggested. This is one of the most exciting songs that would blast through speakers in the country and in the Diaspora this weekend.
9. BOJ x Ycee x Falz x Yung L– Awolowo
The song title, ‘Awolowo’ is a play on words.
Fresh off releasing the original version of the song with Darkovibes, Kwesi Arthur and Joey B, DRB Lasgidi member, BOJ releases the Nigerian remix to the song.
10. Adekunle Gold x Vanessa Mdee– Before you wake up (Remix)
Adekunle Gold drops the remix to his melodious tune “Before You Wake Up”. On this one, he features talented Tanzania diva, Vanessa Mdee.
They elevated the rhythm of the tune and made it somewhat quicker and more appealing to the ear.