Seven big tracks to showcase the scope, quality and ambition of Nigerian pop, meant as a fun little August poll. Ideal if you’d like to take a break from the Janet rollout - or you could wait ‘til it’s gone: you have three weeks to enjoy these songs and pick your favourite:
is it the African Giant growing twice as tall?
is it Rema’s lecherous lovefest?
is it Tiwa’s shimmering Motown debut?
is it Niniola’s addictive “Americana”?
is it Starboy Wizzy’s reggae&b?
is it Adekunle’s zippy ode to self?
is it Fireboy’s All That He Wants Is Another Eli?
(and a big shoutout to the respective producers: Telz, Ozedikus x Altims, Cracker Mallo, P2J, Sarz, TMXO, and Pheelz, for creating this highly varied selection of glorious soundscapes)
Feel free to discuss their international crossover appeal or lack of it, but vote for the one you like best, regardless of other considerations.
|Dangerous Love (Tiwa Savage)||6|
|Wonderful (Burna Boy)||5|
|AG Baby (Adekunle Gold ft. Nailah Blackman)||3|
|Smile (Wizkid ft. H.E.R.)||2|
|Eli (Fireboy DML)||2|
― No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 15:22 (three months ago)