Bops Only: 10 Songs You Need To leave on Replay this Week
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July has been huge for Nigerian Afrobeat music. Google Nigeria, this Wednesday announced its partnership with Nigerian artist Mr Eazi’s EmPawa Africa which supports emerging talent in Nigeria. YouTube’s global head of music, Lyor Cohen, Mr Eazi, R&B Legend, Akon, Big Brother Naija Bisola Aiyeola, Teni Entertainment and other influencers were also at the #googleforNigeria event. Burnaboy released his album African Giant. Beyonce released her African collaboration album which featured artists like Burnaboy, Yemi Alade, Wizkid. Davido released his Chris Brown feature single. So many notable moments.
With all this happening, there is a lot of music to keep on replay, not only to support Afrobeat but to bop to – period.
1. Soapy – Naira Marley
This Friday at the Chris Brown and Davido “Blow my Mind” listening party, the US singer could not help dancing to soapy and honestly, same. Although the song was released at the end of June, it gained popularity for its vulgar dance (It was publicly condemned by Guinness record breaker and Nigeria’s dance queen Kaffy.) and catchy tune in July of 2019. Stream soapy on youtube here.
2. Anybody – Burnaboy
No one can deny Burnaboy is currently the hottest Afrobeats artist, he has appeared on Billboard, performed at Coachella, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel last week (we talked about it here) and had a single on Beyonce’s album “The Gift”. His whole album is full of bops, but this week we are listening to “Anybody”. Stream his live performance of the song on Jimmy Kimmel here:
3. Brownskin girl – Beyonce ft Wizkid
We really should say Wizkid ft Beyonce, as the star boy lent most of the vocals and verses on this song. The song has inspired the hashtag #brownskingirls
Stream the song on youtube here
4. DIS LOVE – DJ SPINALL FT WIZKID AND TIWA SAVAGE
Wizkid reappears on this list with DJ Spinall and Tiwa Savage in newly released single “Dis Love”.
Aside, Mama Jamjam had a go with Twitter trolls on Sunday, see the savage responses:
Looks like we both missing prick, f$ck outta my timeline. Leaky ass https://t.co/FYY8h4xss8
— Tiwa Savage (@TiwaSavage) July 28, 2019
You can get this song to 1 million on youtube this week by streaming here
5. By you – Simi ft Adekunle Gold
Afrobeats power couple Simi and Adekunle Gold took their romance to new heights with the soothing “By you” which features the couple on a romantic adventure in a beautiful landscape. You can get this song to 1 million on youtube this week by streaming here
6. BLOW MY MIND – DAVIDO AND CHRIS BROWN
This Friday saw the release of Davido and Chris Brown “blow my mind” with the American Artist even speaking pidgin himself (can Chris Brown get a Nigerian visa already??). Stream the song on youtube here
NAN reports that Davido, who was the first Nigerian artist to reach 1 million, 2 million, 5 million and 9 million followers on Instagram, is now the most bankable Nigerian on the platform.
7. OJORO- DJ NEPTUNE, FLASH AND D’BANJ
One of the most successful Afrobeats Artists D’banj dropped new music with DJ Neptune and flash on the 17th of July. Stream the video on youtube here
8. UNAVAILABLE – BELLA ALUBO AND LADY DONLI
Empawa artists Bella Alubo and Lady Donli released another “carefree black girl” anthem in form of “unavailable”. Stream the single on apple music here
9. Don’t jealous me – Beyonce, Tekno, Yemi Alade & Mr. Eazi (Just stream the whole “The gift album” ASAP)
As the first female African Artist to reach 1 million subscribers and hit 100 million views on a video, Yemi Alade is a leading female Afrobeat Artist. She makes an appearance with Tekno & Mr Eazi on Beyonce album in the song titled “Don’t jealous me”. Stream the song on Apple Music here
10. Shotan –Tiwa and Zlatan
Mummy Jamjam, Tiwa Savage reappears on this list with Zlatan with Shotan! Stream the festive song here