Fresh Drop Friday: 5-Must Listen Nigerian New Music

Nwaokolo Nneamaka
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Eleven months into the year and Nigerian artists continue to bombard us with groovy tunes, proving they can handle ‘365 days, no break.’ Each week brings forth a wave of captivating, catchy, and addictive music from both well-established and up-and-coming talents.

Of all things warped about the Nigerian system, our music is one thing we can boast of at any given time.

As it’s Fresh Drop Friday, here are 5 must-listen songs/projects to add to your library – because you snooze, you lose!

1. Tems — Not An Angel

Tems is playing her cards well. Following the recent drop of ‘Me & U,’ she hits us with another stellar R&B track, ‘Not An Angel.’ Since her global fame from Wizkid’s ‘Essence,’ Tems has evolved her sound, offering an even more angelic experience. With these recent drops, is a debut album on the horizon? Whatever it is, we’re ready!

Tems

2. Fireboy DML — Outside Ft Blaqbonez/ Obaa Sima

Fireboy, a Nigerian sweetheart, breaks his music silence with a double-pack of songs, ‘Outside’ and ‘Obaa Sima.’ The inclusion of Blaqbonez in ‘Outside’ makes for an amazing collaboration, blending the rapper’s unique talent with Fireboy’s sonic vocals. It’s Fireboy’s way of saying, ‘Merry Christmas in advance!’

Fireboy

3. Seyi Vibez — Nahamciaga EP

Seyi Vibez took a year to win Nigerians’ hearts with his unconventional singing style. The street-hop artist solidifies his stand in the industry with the recent ‘Nahamciaga’ EP. Love him or not, Seyi Vibez is a force, and his music will continue playing in public view. Better hop on the Seyi Vibez train now.

Seyi Vibez

4. Ric Hassani — Afro Love

For melting love songs and R&B romance, turn to Ric Hassani. His recent album, ‘Afro Love,’ showcases his silky vocal talent in an unrelenting pursuit of love. Despite heartbreaks from ‘Thunder Fire You,’ Ric Hassani remains a resilient soldier in the quest for love.

Ric Hassani

5. Sarz, Asake & Gunna — Happiness

While Asake might not have this song as a standalone, he treats us to something for the festive season after his post-album silence. Teaming up with Gunna and producer Sarz, who’s doing what he does best – creating beats, Asake maintains his knack for catchy verses on ‘Happiness.’

Sarz

Inclusively, other songs you can add to your music library includes —

– GDZILLA – ‘GDZILLA EP’

– Psycho YP – ‘Osapa London Deluxe’

– Libianca – ‘Walk Away EP’

– Ejoya – Class Of ‘23: Side A

 

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