Get to You by DaVido: DaVido has been "accused" of being more of a smart businessman than a talented singer. This song very clearly shows both sides of Davido: the smart businessman and talented musician. You can feel his talent in the way he plays with the notes and lyrics. Like an experienced dancer (think Charlize Glass), he hits every beat with precision and swag. You can just visualize him grooving as he laid the track in the studio. On the other hand, as a businessman, you can see him playing with the notes and lyrics, a smirk on his lips because he knows that, by extension, he is playing with and tugging at our love-crazy heartstrings. So that we'll continue to stream and download and buy the song. Well done, DaVido. Well played. 🤣 (I crack myself up sometimes.)
God Like You by CalledOut Music: It is a triumph when the lyrics and the music of a song fit so well, as if the song already existed before it was composed. This song is a triumph. You know it is a triumph when your spirit joins your body to groove.
In My Bed by Sabrina Carpenter: This is a song for the introverted, the painfully shy, the anxious, the lovelorn, the ones who are overwhelmed by the depth of their emotion. This song is for the Mr. Darcy in all of us.
All For You by Joeboy: I don't understand how Joeboy is able to just adequately capture emotions with every song he releases. It's just preternatural. We know we are single, Joeboy. You don't have to remind us all 😭the 😭 time 😭.
Unlooking by Oba Reengy, Limoblaze, Nolly: Firstly, I'm a simple girl: I see Limoblaze, and I click. Secondly, I just want to acknowledge the bass undercurrent in this song that accentuates the feeling of an alluring, yet very dangerous, temptation, which is the message of this song. Thirdly, can every guy just be like the men on this song and un-look from a woman's body? That would be amazing. Tanx.
Better by Tekno: The beat, the message, Tekno's voice. What's not to like?
Tendre Ami by Rajey: You know how they always say that French is the language of love. Yeah, I didn't buy it. Until this song. I had no idea this was a love song for the Lord. When I found out, it was even all the more sweet, you know? You guys...did you know that "Bolingo na nga" means "my love"?! I mean, come on! Oh, Rajey, j'adore votre chanson (Google Translate for the win).
Insecure by chike: When an artist like Chike comes on the scene, he reminds us that Nigerian music can be more than the mindless repetition of horrible innuendos like "your behind" and "banana." The instrumentation in Insecure helps to make the anxiousness in the lyrics so believable that you almost want to start fasting-and-prayer so that Chike can be delivered from the spirit of insecurity.
Zion by Efe Oraka, M.I Abaga: This song still manages to take my breath away every time it comes on. I am still waiting for that stop.
Beautiful People by chike: Beautiful music. Just beautiful music. P.S. my friend is in the music video. I know famous people, hehe.