Every month, Nigerian music artists release new songs in hopes of momentarily owning the hearts and ears of current and new fans amidst a barrage of new Nigerian releases.
Here’s a list of the latest songs from Nigeria this month for your viewing and listening pleasure.
Lady Donli “HELLO LADY”
Lady Donli, queen of Alté music, returned with a 12-track sophomore album Pan African Superstar and since its release has got the alté community vining to new music. “Hello Lady” is a groovy tune in which Lady Donli basks herself in her beauty and ability to get the right attention from people. She’s aware of those pushing negativity but decides not to dwell on it because of her self-confidence and her support system.
Vector, known for his jaw-dropping lyrics, takes us on a different ride on “Gbedu”. This jam is a mid-tempo song; it has a catchy introductory feeling. This makes it a good choice for happy times. Vector, despite being in the mood to party, still awaits the Lord for a sign as he is patiently waiting for the right time. He is invested in reciprocating the same energy to those who show him love without holding back.
Ayra Starr “Rhythm & Blues”
This year undoubtedly has been Ayra Starr’s year ranging from “Stability” and “Ngozi” which she was featured in by her label mate, Crayon. Ayra returns with a resounding love tune “Rhythm and Blues” produced by Sparta. This single can be seen as a reassuring message for our significant others with notable lines such as “My jigga, my muse” “carry you for my head, my shoulder…” This proves that Sabi girl can do it all from phenomenal tour performances to records.
Tekno ‘The More the Better’
Choosing this track amongst the 13 tracks from Tekno‘s latest album, The More The Better, was a hard pick as this album has resonated with millions of audiences in diverse ways. The album’s titular song is a feel-good single in which Tekno reveals to us his no interest in drama but in search of enjoyment and ultimately, happiness. With several lines of the song mentioning positive vibes, it is the overall message of the single as well as the album. The well-crafted record was produced by Tuzi.
BNXN “Sweet Tea (Aduke)”
BNXN released “Sweet Tea (Aduke),” a melodic jam that seamlessly combines infectious beats and storytelling, ahead of the release his debut album, Sincerely Benson. In storytelling, BNXN tells us about the muse, Aduke whom he expresses his feelings for, but unfortunately it’s a one-sided affair that has him “feeling like I’m wasting my time.”
Sarz ft. Crayon & Skrillex “Yo Fam!”
“Yo Fam!” marks the debut single from Sarz’s highly anticipated album, scheduled for release in early 2024. The album marks the beginning of a new era, transforming Sarz from a renowned producer to an artist. This new single showcases Sarz’s signature afro-fusion beats, known for transcending various music styles. Crayon contributes his raw, rhythmic vocals, seamlessly merging with the captivating production. Skrillex’s masterful production adds a cinematic and irresistible dance element to the song that fuses his unique production style with Sarz’s iconic beats and Crayon’s commanding vocals.
Poco Lee “Unleash” feat. Kizz Daniel
What is a summer without a hit track by Poco Lee? The hype man who has successfully delivered three club bangers teams up with Kizz Daniel, a fellow hitmaker on a new one “Unleash” which mirrors parties, elite lifestyles, and good times. As the title suggests, it calls for freedom of expression.
Majeeed “Waka Jeje” feat. BNXN
A perfect solemn song to remind you to keep below and practice your faith is “Waka Jeje.” As the title implies, it means “tread carefully” and suits as an advisory and inspirational tune. Majeed and BNXN on this track reflect on their early beginnings, and gratitude to God for seeing them through their dark phases while advising others to work hard and waka Jeje.
Patoranking “Babylon” ft. Victony
Just like Majeed Feat. BNXN “Waka Jeje”, “Babylon” is a solemn 3-minute song that highlights Patoranking and Victony’s connection they have found in God. In the first verse, Patoranking shared his stories of life before fame “I waka with leg like who dey Cele church” and concluded that if he is to go into details, “na this kind matter wey go fit to end class”.
Phyno “Do I”
Phyno released “Do I” after the birth of his son. The song fits well with his personality as he’s known as an artist who maintains a low profile and enjoys his private moments. “Do I” reaffirms people with toxic opinions and criticisms that their opinions are the least of his worries. He is interested in making money and making worthy appearances as he values his self-worth and hence cannot be seen everywhere.