#MusicMonday: 6 New Nigerian Songs You Must Download Today

Refresh your playlist.

Fresh sounds for a fresh week, and this week’s picks are the best we’ve heard in a while. From a rework of an Orlando Julius classic to M.I. Abaga’s refreshingly good salute to Nigerian soldiers, these songs are worth several listens. No kidding. Start right below.

1. Orlando Julius — Ololufe (Urban Mix) [Feat. Seyi Shay]

A beloved throwback gets a refresh courtesy of Jay Sleek’s eminent production and Seyi Shay’s potent vocals. The Orlando magic is intact, thankfully.


2. DJ Bally — Ali (Feat. Mojeed & Sute) [EXPLICIT]

Aristokrat Records mixologist DJ Bally’s first foray into production is this hip hop track that samples a Muhammad Ali speech and features strong verses from two rappers to watch this year — Mojeed and Sute.


3. F Major — Pagege

Increase the tempo of Q-Dot’s 2014 hit, Ibadan, switch the dialect to the Ekiti version of Yoruba and you’ll have something remarkably close to F Major’s sophomore single, Pagege. It’s brilliant, and that’s an understatement.


4. Lola Rae — You Know What My Name Is

Apparently, an eighteen-month break from music has left Lola Rae needing to reintroduce herself. You Know What My Name Is may be quite a mouthful for a song title, but the track doesn’t disappoint and that’s all that matters. Lola is back.


5. Burna Boy — Rockstar [EXPLICIT]

There’s been a bit of drama around this track, something about a leak. And understandably too: the Chopstix production is as delightful as anything Burna Boy has put his trademark vocals on since 2012’s Like To Party.


6. M.I. Abaga — Another Man

At his best, M.I. is an introspective lyricist whose music is conscious and relatable. He’s at his best on Another Man.


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