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|13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by magazineguy(m): 6:01pm On Jan 29|
2018 was a memorable year in the Nigerian music industry with chart-topping bangers, show business and live music selling out both home and abroad. The plethora of genres and artistes were able to synchronize thus making their art acceptable to Nigerian music lovers. Before now, the genre marketable in the country was restricted to Afro-pop, as the major consumers were party and club junkies. These days, Afro beats have become the norm and other genres are beginning to gain ground and cover the leftover space already occupied in the hearts of Nigerian music lovers. As Nigerian music creators brace themselves for another year to win more fans and possibly increase their community of fans, this is a list of tunes curated that were unfortunate not to grow into hits:
Yawa – Ice Prince featuring Peruzzi
Ice Prince’s failed and desperate attempts at a come-back rested on the shoulders of a new breed in Peruzzi. The Fresh VDM’s produced soft tune made Ice Prince spit some bars that brought deja vu. Peruzzi’s assisted hook was more than perfect as the instrumental bounce on and off the notes. It’s very difficult to decipher the reason behind this great tune for not blowing up.
Baba Nla – Larry Gaga featuring Burna Boy, D’Banj and 2Baba
This joint in particular is special to me in many ways: Burna Boy calling out his neighbors, the police searching for him in the alleged incident with Mr. 2kay as he confessed in the opening verse, D’Banj playing the harmonica since his Mo’hits era, 2Baba serving some life lessons. It’s still a mystery to many industry pundits and journalists as regards Larry Gaga’s deal with Universal Music Nigeria. It should be noted that ‘Baba Nla’ was a song that had the country’s finest songs men on it but still got lost in the shuffles.
Miekeraso – Duncan Mighty
On his rejuvenation and best industry story of 2018, Duncan Mighty rubbed hands and the younger generation of musical talents of Wizkid, Davido and other artistes to deliver some of the best singles of 2018. The story behind Duncan’s stir can never be complete without the Salsa-inspired tune released at the close of 2018. The Port Harcourt based songwriter, singer, sound engineer and producer showed his diversification in multiple genres once again. Sadly, the song can never match the reception ‘Fake luv’ received.
Oh Oh Lucie – Runtown
Runtown’s unending legal battles with Dilly, his former boss at Eric Many may have dented the image he portrayed in 2017. Of course, the last arrow drawn also found its way into Runtown’s chest of unique sound and music. The dancehall tune was magnificent and beautiful to the ear as the repetitive echo of ‘Oh oh oh’ exposed the bass behind the instrumentals.
Wait – Maleek Berry
Sometimes, the consciousness Maleek spreads across his music makes his fans wish he was at the top of the world. The multi-talented hit man blessed music lovers but it’s despairing to conclude that ‘Wait’ was a failed master. Remember that Maleek hooked up with Kanye West in Uganda sometimes last year with the resultant of that meeting yet to be released. Maleek is loved by fans of Nigerian Music and that level is the point they want to see their favorite.
African Woman – 1Da Banton
The South boasts of artistes who have turned compact kings in their regions. Surprisingly, his hit ‘Way Up’ still made it to the eviction night soundtrack of the Big Brother Naija 2018 reality TV show. ‘African Woman’ boasted of unusual synchs and elements in the instrumental. 1Da Banton couldn’t have more in more energy. I can only blame it on promotional strategies at Squareball.
Dumebi – Fiokee featuring Davido and Peruzzi
Talented guitarist finally engraves his name as the lead credit in a record but this is one he may not forget in a while. Despite enlisting the most sought-after names in the industry in 2018, ‘Dumebi’ failed to hit major charts on radio and popular music blogs.
Ji Masun – Idowest featuring Davido
In one of the most popular used acronyms today, ‘Ji Masun’ , the Yoruba saying which translates for ‘Stay Woke’, Idowest proved to his fans that he can be as charismatic as Olamide, Reminisce and CDQ on the streets. This indigenous rapper and one of the pioneers of the ‘Shaku shaku’ movement still has a lot to prove to his fans. Idowest, who had previously been signed to two different imprints in the past, with his DMW contract being the third contract in three years. Idowest must stay real and release credible tunes for the streets and fans in the mainstream. ‘Ji Masun’ got hassled out of the playlist even with Davido’s vocals on the heavy production.
Pempe – Sean Tizzle
Maybe Sean shouldn’t have stayed away from the scene for too long, maybe a rest shouldn’t be in the plan for Nigerian artistes after starting a fire. The case of Sean Tizzle and the epic rejection of ‘Pempe’ by Nigerian OAPs and DJs is a lesson in disguise. Obviously, Sean Tizzle’s sultry voice was not missed and the reasons behind the tune’s collapse will still be a cloudy despite cementing one of the most coveted female producers in Dunnie.
Pray – DDE featuring Teni and Phyno
Teni made her vocals onto an eastern inspired production with Phyno embracing his antics in ‘fada fada’. ‘Pray’ was predicted to be a hit in the making but few weeks after its release, that projection became shaky and eventually disappeared painfully from the roll calls of hits in 2018.
Broke boi – Victor AD, DJ Epic
Victor proved to many lovers and fans of music as the revelation of 2018, ‘Wetin we gain’ smashed walls and broke all barriers as arguably the song of the year 2018. Deep down his bin, ‘Broke boi’ stands as his most slept on record of 2018. It is not bad after all as ‘Wetin we gain’ never for once stopped playing on stereos and speakers on streets all over the country. Victor’s ability to serve motivational and inspirational records sees him sit on a tree where music has become a spiritual subject in Nigeria.
Idahams – No One Else
In the same styles that love tunes are laborious to create, the same calls for the growth and cementing proper spots on charts. ‘No one else’ depicted a young man’s hustle for love and feelings. Idahams and his Grafton Records team were hard-working to build the brand a talented singer, songwriter and producer in such a short time with potential for popularity and attention shooting up by the day.
Melanin – Afro B
Team Salut may not be your favourite squad to stalk online on social media but Afro-B has done so great in 2018 that ‘Melanin’ was not in the viral vehicle of hits that drove till the ending of 2018. Melanin boasted of a simple production with random drops of keys at intervals.
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|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by ainas247: 8:53pm On Jan 29|
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|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by Duduflix(m): 8:54pm On Jan 29|
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by TechCapon(m): 8:54pm On Jan 29|
There's this nice artist called nonso amadi. Mehn I love his songs so much but for one reason or the other the guy has failed to blow. His videos are world class, his voice is great. His lyrics are so dope. Nigerians like mediocrity so much that's why they hardly notice such a talented artist. They prefer the noise makers who sing nonsense. If nonso amadi was an American, his song "No crime" would have been nominated for Grammy.
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|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by Seconsol92(m): 8:55pm On Jan 29|
Haven't listened to any
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by toluleke(m): 8:55pm On Jan 29|
Those songs were meant to be hit. The lyrics.sef na wack
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by prettyesther20: 8:55pm On Jan 29|
And now is the first time I'm even hearing of these songs...
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by Swaggzkid: 8:55pm On Jan 29|
ji masun na noise all through
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by Shadbay(m): 8:55pm On Jan 29|
Listen to Naija songs at the detriment of your IQ. Na very big risk especially mainstream artists.
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|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by davillian(m): 8:55pm On Jan 29|
I know most of these songs
Though I dont have them on my phones.
So to me they were hits.
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by aaronson(m): 8:56pm On Jan 29|
Davido(DMW), Olamide, Wizkid, Burna boy, kizz Daniel and Reekado banks
These guys stole the show for last year, they kept on releasing hits after hits not giving room for other artists to see the light of the day. Some artist still broke through, Artists like Victor AD, Teni, Tekno, Tiwa, Slim case, skiibi, reminisce, zletan ibile, yemi alade, 2 face and Duncan mighty.
Davido was the most flourishing and wave making Nigeria artists of last year, when he releases a hit and notices the buzz is beginning to die down, he tries to release another one by himself or by collaboration. Davido is really smart. Also uses controversy to stay in the media.
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|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by babyfaceafrica: 8:56pm On Jan 29|
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by Nobeluscabral: 8:57pm On Jan 29|
OP you nailed it honestly.
Starting from yawa to That jam Larry gaga ft Burna, 2baba and Dbanj to Pempe (Tizzle na talent Abeg) to broke boi dj epic ft Victor AD
Honestly i no just know why all these songs no blow but Fever and chioma my lover by Wack wizkid and wack Davido blew smh
Victor AD - Boy wey dey do leg today fit do benz tomorrow
Broke boi my jam all day
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by NaijaCelebNews: 8:57pm On Jan 29|
You forgot to include Wave Ting by Pablo!!! That was the BEST Naija song to drop that didn’t blow. Here’s the link if you haven’t heard it:https://soundcloud.com/young-billionaire-music/wave-ting-prod-ssk-beats
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by FerrytimCharis: 8:59pm On Jan 29|
Who says pray is not a hit?
Nawa 4u ooo
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by xtremeTall(m): 8:59pm On Jan 29|
Phyno ft Kranium.. One chance
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by duduade: 9:00pm On Jan 29|
Exactly same here..
That's why they did not blow
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by Gratefulheart01(m): 9:01pm On Jan 29|
Ji masun. Funny name. I don't need to listen to it before I know na rubbish go dey inside.
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by mezarddinny: 9:01pm On Jan 29|
trash write up
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by MobileGees: 9:01pm On Jan 29|
nice work but the write is flawed in many ways most of the songs mentioned here are still new songs.
It takes time/months for a new song to become a hit
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by Triangles1(m): 9:02pm On Jan 29|
Any song you think will blow you will eventually demote You
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by ajayiopy: 9:03pm On Jan 29|
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by Amicable22: 9:03pm On Jan 29|
I recently came across ...African woman by 1an B...it has been on repeat ever since...dope song
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by GBOKASINCHA(m): 9:04pm On Jan 29|
Chizoba by rudeboy tho nigerians re used to trashy music
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by bayocanny: 9:05pm On Jan 29|
Modify: The title of the thread should be....
"13 Noise that should never be listened to not to talk of being a hit "
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by Austine567(m): 9:06pm On Jan 29|
i can't believe you rap all this intro for songs i never even hear one self.
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by teragenesys: 9:06pm On Jan 29|
|Re: 13 Songs Of 2018 That Should Have Been Hits by helinues: 9:06pm On Jan 29|
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