Love Don’t Care – Simi
The Nigerian 1970s aesthetic has been under exploited despite being a significant era in the renaissance of arts and culture in Nigeria. However, Clarence Peters showed off his love for the same era by depicting Simi in an upper middle-class apartment. There are pots hanging off the walls, Simi is doing a bit of ballet and the colours are just too lush to be true. If we ever doubted Clarence Peters before, he may have just fully redeemed himself.
If I Start To Talk (feat. Dr Sid)- Tiwa Savage
We all watched Tiwa Savage’s marriage fall apart on YouTube, but not many know there were subliminal messages of abuse and struggle hidden in the video she released just before Tee Billz’ Instagram outburst. If you’re one of those who missed it, you can catch up now.
DMW (feat. Davido, Ichaba, Dremo, Mayorkun) – Back 2 Back
Mayorkun fires shots, Dremo delivers hard hitting bars, Ichaba assists and Davido finishes up the song with a great verse. Davido Music Worldwide is here to stay and this is their first official single as a label and ad-hoc group.
Kom Kom (feat. Flavour) – Yemi Alade
One after the other, we’re already getting videos from Yemi Alade’s sophomore Mama Africa album and this brightly coloured one brings all the Zulu nostalgia from the days of Brenda Fassie, or even more recently Mafikizolo’s Khona.
Duro Ni Be – Burna Boy
Burna is back with a new single and with that comes a great video.
Wonder – Blackmagic
There has been no talk of a third Blackmagic album, but if there is, his birthday song Wonder would be a contender for lead single.
Wave (feat. Davido) – Iceberg Slim
IceBerg Slim is signed to Tiwa Savage’s 323 entertainment label and this is his first single of the year featuring Davido.
Inyele – Danfo Drivers
Nothing invokes nostalgia like memories of Swo dancers in the early 2000s dancing to Mountain Black and Mad Melon’s Danfo Driver. Especially now that the partners are back with Inyele off an upcoming untitled album.
Olowo – Cynthia Morgan
Cynthia Morgan’s Olowo is an afrobeat fused with reggaeton number that could easily pass off as the dance hall singer’s best work yet.
Fada Fada (feat. Olamide) – Phyno
Phyno and local rapper in crime Olamide return with another collaborative effort on a feel good song about giving thanks to God for his mercies.
Pray for me – Darey
There is nothing better than a carefully plotted video that plays along with the theme of the song and Darey’s Pray For Me ticks all the check boxes. We’re waiting for the end of year lists to roll out but we are already placing our bets on Darey’s Pray For Me video as one of the best of its kind in recent times.