The festive season is weeks away, the time that drives a lot of euphoria, happy moments and also witnesses the incoming of a large amount of ‘I Just Got Back’ [I.J.B.G] come to town and with their arrival comes concerts, music festivals and a number of artists headlining their own events.
From Simi to Mayorkun, Davido, Wizkid, Dremo, Dr Sid, the list of artists who have announed their end of the year concerts is endless.
For the party lovers, there are enough concerts on a daily basis to feed your fun appetite and one thing that will be constant at this events is great music.
Predictably, a number of your favourite songs that rocked the year will make it on many playlists this period, but we have put together 10 songs that will unarguably remind you that the most wonderful time is here again, at every event you attend this December.
Here are 10 songs that will pop this holiday season
Burna Boy – ‘Ye’
What a year this has been for Burna Boy since the release of his ”Outside” album in January.
The standout track, ‘Ye’, declared by fans on social media as the unofficial ‘national anthem’ of the music-loving Nigerian youths, a contender for song of the year and one of the most anthemic records released this year will again get major buzz this festive season.
Chinko Ekun – ‘Able God’
Featuring Lil Kesh and Zlatan, Chinko scored a street hit late in the year, and the acceptance continues to get bigger just in time for the festive period.
December is a time where there will be plenty of spending and the prayer on the lips of every Nigerian as they party will be that of ”no more insufficient funds.”
Wizkid – ‘Fever’
Wizkid has made it a strategy to always have his music tied in with the festive buzz and this he achieved last year with the release of ‘Manya’ in November.
The Starboy is back again and even though this time released a month earlier, he has been able to deliver another mega record in ‘Fever’ which will set the dancefloors on fire this Yuletide season.
Burna Boy – ‘Gbona’
When you hear the lyrics ‘When the gbedu dey enter body’, then one can immediately tell that it is going to be a rave.
After dominating the year with ‘Ye’, Burna resurfaced with another infectious single in ‘Gbona’ in the second half of the year, which has been warmly accepted and looks set to stir more people unto the dancefloor.
Victor AD – ‘Wetin We Gain’
This song is proof that you don’t need to make a regular fast paced song to feature on the playlists of disc jockeys in the clubs or at shows.
‘Wetin We Gain’ by Victor AD is that anthem that resonates with everyone and after the stress of the year, if you don’t come out to unwind this December, really, ‘wetin you gain?’
Naira Marley – ‘Japa’
This vibey record is testament to Naira Marley’s talent and confirms that by UK based artist is not a one hit wonder.
Marley came to our consciousness with the release of the monster single, ‘Issa Goal’ and he has followed it up with another solid record in ‘Japa’, which captures the dream of the average Nigerian who just wants to leave the country for the US or Canada.
Kizz Daniel ft Davido – ‘One Ticket’
This super charged power collaboration became a certified hit immediately it was released and it is only going to get bigger this December.
Mayorkun – ‘Posh’
If the idea of the holiday season is to live life on the fast lane, driving the most glamorous of cars, then Mayorkun’s ‘Posh’ is that record to set you off the speed limits.
With his album also released in November and his headline concert holding in the second week of December, there is bound to be enough hype around him and his music, and ‘Posh’ is that groove that will make the period really magical.
Teni – ‘Case’
Teni is a special talent and she proves this yet again with the delightful record, ‘Case.’
‘Case’ is a love tale where her vocals glows ever so brightly in shimmering colours and you only have to be at events to see how the crowd sing along to the hook to know that this will be another favourite during the holidays.
Zlatan – ‘Zanku Legwork’
Just as ‘shaku shaku’ took over the Nigerian music scene late in 2017, the ‘Zanku’ seems set to be the next trending dance in the Nigerian music scene and the man who is getting credit for pioneering its mainstream appeal is Zlatan.
‘Zanku Legwork’ is already an anthem on the streets of Mainland Lagos and with a lot of ‘across water’ movement due this period, though lyrically sparse but backed by an upbeat instrumental, this represents music that will drive energetic dance moves in the coming weeks.