Going from Afropop vibes to Hip Hop with a Highlife touch, here are five potential hits released by established Nigerian artists.
KIZZ DANIEL – FVCK YOU
Officially his first release after his sophomore album No Bad Songz, the boy Kizz employs a fiery and pained voice in singing this song.
On the Afropop cut produced by Young John, Kizz Daniel takes the time out to lash at a promiscuous lover, mentioning some industry mates as participators in the (not so) covert sexual affairs.
DEL B ft FLAVOUR & WIZKID – CONSIDER
Producer of many hits, Del B, recently put out an EP titled Afrodisiac. It is a project which has been described as by Tooxclusive as a “collection of urban African grooves in a number of sonic variations leaning on the sensual exchange on the dance floor.”
Such wordings are apt as this cut from the EP features the classic Igbo Highlife sound Flavour is known to relish but even better is the embellishment with Afropop, giving the song a chill vibe as the featured artistes do justice to the production.
IYANYA ft. DUNCAN MIGHTY – HALLE
Considering the viral Ubi Franklin interview, one would say things are shaping up well naturally for Iyanya. He has the miracle of publicity and it is a horse he should drive down the finish line.
On the back of that, he releases “Halle”, featuring Port Harcourt’s first son. Maybe the theme (appreciation, ‘funds’) is yet over flogged but the combination of two of Nigeria’s most unique voices is enough to make the song thrive.
TENI – PARTY NEXT DOOR
The Dr Dolor Entertainment signed artiste, still touring Europe, serves up this single. It is a song totally fresh from her usual sound but whatever the influences, or the sound, that melodious crooning of Teni could never go wrong.
PHYNO – AGU
Serving up his first single for the year, Agu, an Igbo word which literally translates to ‘Lion’ sees Ezege flex his musicality. Like many of his songs, “Agu” is a casual flirt between the genres of Highlife, Afropop and even Hip Hop.