I know we are all tired of this whole corona of a thing but we can’t pretend that some songs gave us joy in the month of June. Actually, lots of songs did, but let me you through my top 10.
10. Away – Oxlade
At number 10 is Away by Oxlade. This is a track that immediately wins your heart from the first sound, to the first word. It ranks 10 because this song has been a hit right from the Month of April and considering the short lifespan of fame in the Nigerian Music Industry, it is a wonderful feat for a song to still be a hit 4 months after its release. This is not due to because other songs weren’t released during and after its release, it’s just that this song beats all its competitors in lyrics, beats and sound. The “O2” album by Oxlade didn’t fly despite the good songs on the EP but “Away” is one song that will keep the EP relevant for years to come.
9. Something Different – Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Gold gave his fans something different from what they were used to in terms of genre. However, lyrically, it was partly the same story of him not being able to keep his girl because, no money.
Adekunle never fails to wet our appetite and leave us begging for more. This track could have been something different but no, we would not enjoy that. This is what we want and Adekunle Gold gave us just that.
Please always remember, AG Baby is your baby.
8. Love Nwatinti – CKay ft. Joeboy, Kuami Eugene
If you didn’t hear this song on any radio station or you did not hear on the streets please raise up your hand. Nobody abi? Yeah, I know. This song was everywhere! Ckay and Kuami Eugene are relatively unknown but this song will make you watch out for them. As for Joeboy, he has never underperformed on any song since his hit track ‘Baby’. He is on fire! What I love about this song is the way the trio maintained the tempo throughout the song. They were on the same wavelength throughout plus the chorus is beautiful. The month of June was blessed with this song.
7. Lo Lo – Omah Lay
If it was possible, the entire ‘Get Layd’ EP will be on the top 10. That EP is fire! If you haven’t listened then you should. Omah Lay is a new artist and he looks ready to rock the entire music industry like he rocked the month of June.
6. MJ – Bad Boy Timz
Before I go on to write about this song, ask yourself, can you ‘carry leg’ like Michael Jackson? If you can’t then this song will teach you. This song is impressive! If Bad Boy Timz was Zlatan I’m sure this song would have a dance step. It deserves one. Before I downloaded this song, I already knew it offhand and I always found myself singing it when I’m idle. Yes that was how well this song trended. What makes it more amazing is that as at the time of writing this, ‘MJ’ currently has two remixes with two powerful artists in Nigeria – Mayorkun and Teni. Bad Boy Timz should build on this.
5. Bad Influence – Omah Lay
You know I said earlier that if it was possible to have all the songs on the ‘Get Layd’ EP then I’d do it. ‘Bad Influence’ is arguably the best and biggest song on that EP. Omah Lay has great sound and you should watch out for him. He’s giving Fireboy DML and Joeboy a run for their money.
4. Ojoro – Terri
You know how ‘mentees’ always turn out just like their mentor? That’s exactly Terri’s case. For years, Terri has been with Wizkid with no hit track of his own. The closest he came was ‘Soco’ by the Starboy group. After that, it was features upon features and singles that didn’t really fly. This year he dropped the ‘Afro Series’ EP and it didn’t do bad at all, but ‘Ojoro’ has got to be the best song on that project. Listen to it and tell me if Terri doesn’t sound like Wizkid because I think they sound alike
3. Nobody – Dj Neptune ft. Mr. Eazi, Joeboy
Wait, why is this song not number one? Whoa! This song is HOT! The video is HOTTER! On this countdown, this song has the best sound. The harmony just leaves your mouth open. Just like the 8 on this countdown, the tempo was maintained throughout and the song was beautiful all through. This song made June enjoyable.
2. Jerusalema (Rmx) – Master KG ft. Burna Boy, Nomcebo
Rhythmical, enthralling and sensational.
It just has a way of uplifting your spirit. I mean, you can totally forget home training when this song comes on in public because of its fast tempo. When you’re not dancing, you’re nodding to the beat.
Nomcebo’s vocal was really deep and ethereal and Burna Boy was the icing on the cake. He killed it with the vibes, spice and blend of languages that you just can’t hate the man.
And, it’s “Bode Thomas”, you can’t tell me nothing.
1. Duduke – Simi
First let me say to you, Simi took SEO lessons before writing this song. You don’t believe? Go search ‘Duduke’ on Google. Simi dominates all the search results. This is legendary stuff because she literally gave meaning to a non-existing Yoruba word.
Another contributor to Duduke’s success is the unveiling of Simi’s pregnancy.
There had been rumours of her pregnancy prior to the release of the song but it was made official in the video. Social media was agog because of Simi’s baby bump. You’ve got to love the secret life she has with Adekunle Gold. It’s beautiful.
If you are a Simi-hater, listen to Duduke, scratch that. I’m sure you’ve heard it countless times and you’re already contemplating suicide. No dear, you need to be alive to listen to more of it because Simi is insideOAU number one artist for the month of June!
Oh, it’s important I mention that AG Baby who is our baby now has a baby. Congratulations to the Kosokos.
So that’s it, the 10 songs that made us forget about the Covid-19 pandemic for a moment in the Month of June.
Let’s watch out for the songs that would make July a wonderful month.
Share your thoughts with me.
Written by: Joshua Odeyemi and Osuntoyinbo Tioluwanimi