Away from the bright lights of pop stars, there’s a healthy dose of music coming out of Nigeria. Every week, Pulse brings you the other side of the culture that you barely see. We’re scratching the underbelly of Nigerian creativity for this one.
1. Brain Deep – ‘Kilode’
KILODE is the debut single from alternative artist BRAIN DEEP. The record which is produced by Egar Boi, is a beautifully rendered satirical piece which you are definitely going to have on repeat.
2. Slim T – ‘Yoruba Demon’ ft Delali
The Yoruba Demon trend is not new in the Nigerian entertainment scene, with different ideas, stories, and experiences, the Yoruba demons have to come to stay. Here’s a new one on it.
3. D-Truce – ‘Talk to you’
This joint embodies the perfect fusion of traditional highlife/palmwine vibes, laced with confident story-telling and a killer hook by rapper/singer D-Truce. Enjoy.
4. Jhybo – ‘Coming thru’ ft Duncan Mighty, Small Doctor
‘Coming Thru’ is an energetic & bonafide jam, hailing all those who love to dance & spray money. Jhybo Rapwoli features Port Harcourt’s ‘music maestro’ Duncan Mighty & the ‘Penalty’ street king Small Doctor.
5. Tipsy – ‘Hello’
After her major comeback with the single “E dakun” and “Hustle” featuring Olamide, Nigerian Female Rapper Tipsy isn’t settling for less as she dishes this new sound for The Streets Titled “Hello” Produced By Notchman.
6. Nikki Laoye – ‘Who’s your daddy’ ft LC Beatz
Featuring the talented Indigenous Gospel artist, LC Beatz and produced by her brother/ace music producer, Xblaze, “Who’s Your Daddy” is an upbeat praise tune celebrating the greatest Daddy of all – GOD – in a groovy mix of the catchy Nigerian Afro sound & Trap Music, all wrapped up creatively in English and Yoruba language, a popular dialect in Nigeria.
7. Squeeze Tarela – ‘Better’
The praised performer sings “You go go where your papa no go, go where your mama no go…” over a lush afro-pop instrumentation orchestrated by JayPaulBeatz and features guitar strings played by Fiokee.
8. Bisola – ‘Luchia’
The mid-tempo song, Luchia is the name of Bisola’s Beloved mother delivered in seamless blend of English and Yoruba Languages. She sings about her rejection at different auditions before she finally found her breakthrough at Big Brother Nigeria (BBN).
9. Chanda Mbao – ‘Who’
We live in the era when we are so glued to our electronic devices that it sometimes comes at the cost of our personal relationships. Chanda Mbao, the Zambian Hip-Hop artist, delves into this theme with this ultra-catchy song ‘Who’—a story which follows a young man who can’t help but be suspicious that his newfound love is always on her phone.
10. TJAN – ‘OmoYi’
The budding smash is currently ruling the airwaves, and is set to climb to new heights with the release of the music video directed by Myth.