This is the fifth week of the Naijaloaded Music Review.
It has been a calm week of good music, some potentials and certified hits.
Below are the songs that made it into the categories for review released from July 24th to July 30th.
No Forget by Adekunle Gold ft Simi : This record is beyond beautiful. Starting from the chemistry between Adekunle Gold and Simi, to the message, the lyrics, the instrumentation. Everything about this song is just exceptional and should easily be a certifed hit especially if it is given a very dope video.
My Life by Adekunle Gold : This na gbedu, one of the high points of the Gold album. Adekunle Gold has proven himself over and over again that he is no fluke. The song has a very catchy hook with well arranged blend of traditional talking drums and mordern instrumentation. This is good music at it’s best and definitely a ‘hit material’.
Why by Iyanya & Awilo : Two dance hall kings on this record. Even though it might sound as if it is unfinished, the song still has the capability of making you move your body and getting your groove on anytime it comes on.
You & I by Toby Grey : Toby Grey is like the younger Yemi Alade, she has been on a slow and steady rise in the past few months and once again, she didn’t disappoint with this new project. Puffy Tee also provided a wonderful production platform for her to shine.
Mad Jam by Viktoh ft Ycee : Is it really a mad jam as the song title implies ? It is close to being one, Viktoh came through with nice delivery on the catchy beat and Ycee didn’t disappoint. The song duration is almost 5 minutes, you’ll rarely find a 5 mins duration hit track in Nigeria in the past few years, listeners get bored easily these days. Nevertheless, this will still qualify as good music.
I Ain’t Gat No Time by Pepenazi : Pepenazi always dare to be different if he’s not doing a party track. He has done it again on this record just like he did with ‘Fifemayo’. This would easily pass as a successful experiment and good tune.
Respek On My Name by Yung6ix ft DJ Timmy : Yung6ix delivered some serious bars on this record supported by a very groovy hip-hop beat with DJ Timmy trying to pull a DJ Khaled. This is a good hip-hop joint.
Eleda Masun by Benzeeno : Don’t sleep on this jam. The rap style on this record might remind you of the late Dagrin in a way, that still takes nothing away from Benzeeno’s wonderful effort of making this good music, from the melodious chorus to his sharp rap deliveries.
Sere by T-Play : DJ Coublon and Fiokee always blend like bread and butter on any record and they are the saving grace of this song, the artist did a good job but could have been very much better.
Hello by Meshack : This is a solemn Hello cover with a message. The mixing and mastering could have been better but still a decent effort.
Omo Iko by Churchill ft Small Doctor : The song possesses every potential of a street banger.