The Nigerian music industry never sleeps. Day to day, there are new things happening. New songs, new videos and lots more. In the last couple of months, from May till date, here are a number of songs and videos released into the market. Read all about it.
Laye by Kiss Daniel -Directed by Aje Films
For sometime now, Kiss Daniel has been showing the music world he is not a run-of- the-mill artiste who is to be here today and be gone the next day. After immense success with Woju the crooner returns with another Afro pop song titled Laye.
Though Laye has been heavily criticised by music lovers to be an imitation of Woju, nonetheless the kid star looks like he has an ace to deal the music scene. The video which is out was shot in a visually appealing location but much of the concept has been put through the ringer for being too pedestal.
Nakupenda by Iyanya featuring Diamond Platinumz-Produced by Mr Chidoo
Suave hit maker Iyanya collaborated on this song with Tanzania’s leading artiste Diamond Platinumz.The song has a catchy melody that will immediately get your attention right from the beginning.
These days love songs are easy to come by, and Iyanya follows this trend with Nakupenda which means ‘I love you’. The tune has a Makossa rhythm which helps in making the song an irresistible African presentation
Melo Melo by Olamide-Directed by Moe Musa
The Badoo sensation who has been unleashing hits after hits just released the video of his love ballad titled Melo Melo. Perhaps, what stands Olamide out is the ability to do various genres of music and still create a remarkable masterpiece from it.
The video was directed by Moe Musa, shot in London and features ballet dancers portraying the love theme in the song. The camera shots, location and attention to details,makes this video a must-watch.
Abeg –by Sean Tizzle -Produced by Black Jerzeey
When Sean Tizzle burst into the music scene with his hit song Sho lee, a lot of individuals thought he was going to be a one-hit wonder. Today, the Difference Entertainment sensation has proved his critics wrong.
Sean Tizzle recently released an Afro-pop love tune reminiscent of Igi Orombo, a song he did with Tiwa Savage. This song has the potential to get airplays and make you show off your dance skills. The song is produced by Black Jerzeey
BBHMM by Reekado Banks and Tiwa Savage – Produced by Altims
The Don Jazzy led Mavin Records and his artistes rarely fail in giving their fans something to relish. The duo of Tiwa Savage and Reekado Banks have remixed their version of Rihanna’s song titled B*tch Better Have My Money (BBHMM).
The groovy beat and accompanying musical instruments in the song,will make it a favourite among music lovers’ music playlists. The dancehall themed song is produced by Altims.
Enemy Solo by Psquare featuring Awilo logomba-Directed by Clarence Peters
What happens when the duo of Psquare and Awilo collaborate on a song? What you get is an excellent music creation. Enemy solo is coined from Lingala which means ill-feeling towards others or what we refer to as Bad belle people in Nigeria.
The video captures a dance competition with Awilo and Psquare as the judges. The choreography was done by Ezinne Asinugo of CEO dancers, Kaffy and a Congolese UK based dance expert,Sir Loui
Sugar Daddy by Omo Akin and Falz
When you hear the word ‘Sugar Daddy’, what comes to your mind? This is the theme of Omo Akin and Falz’s new song. This creative piece isn’t the kind of song you expect Falz and Omo Akin to do, they amazingly blended together in delivering an unusual love song in this one.
In his usual humorous fashion, Falz wears the toga of a Sugar Daddy in the song,expressing his affection and adoration for his love interest.
Its in you by Yemi Alade- Produced by Gospel On De Beatz
Recall that Yemi Alade rode on the platform of Peak Talent Show to become the super star she is today. The sexy and gifted songstress just unveiled a video in collaboration with Peak to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the brand.
The video features the Johnny sensation dressed in a pink shirt, with her trademark hair, ready to have fun with her dancers in a living room .Its visuals doesn’t really possess any distinct quality, but makes up for it with the pleasant high-life rhythm the song carries.
Skilashi by Reminisce- Directed by Frizzle and Bizzle Films
Popular indigenous rapper, Remilekun Khalid Safaru otherwise called Reminisce,isn’t relenting anytime soon. Like his colleague Olamide,he has been releasing songs that will further take him to the peak of his career.
Reminisce who is currently on tour in the United States releases the video of the song Skilashi. The beat of the song is irresistible,the aesthetics and the video vixens also add up to the bright spots in the video.
African Energy by Dencia – Directed by Ali Zimani
Just when many thought Dencia had given up on music to focus on her famed Whitenicous,she is back after a two-year hiatus with the visuals of her song, African Energy. In the video she alludes to the strength and might of the African.
In 2013, she collaborated with Waje on the song True love. Commenting on the new video she said: “The concept was to send out a positive message to Africans and friends of Africa all over the world about our beautiful continent.
We wanted to visually highlight the rich culture and heritage of the motherland and leave people with a dosage of African energy, African legends and role models such as Nelson Mandela, Folurunsho Alakija ,Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, Lupita Nyongo’o and several others were highlighted in the video.”