BN Music Friday Top 5 – Editor’s PickPosted on Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 9:11 PM
By Onos O
Welcome to another week of BN Music Friday Top 5.
This week, the theme is basic – I scrolled through my “most played” songs of the week on my music player and I’m going to share them with you. This is a top 5 pick of the songs that rocked my eardrums this week. I really hope you enjoy the diversity of this Top 5 and each and every one of the tracks themselves. Without further ado, here’s the countdown:
5. Ozzy B Feat. Retro Dee – Lovers Riddim
I don’t really know what it is about “Lovers Riddim” that really gets me, whether its the Burna Boy-esque direction that Ozzy B took or Retro Dee‘s fluid vocals or more importantly, the GMK production but nonetheless “Lovers Riddim” is a massive, solid tune!
Play Ozzy B Feat. Retro Dee – Lovers Riddim
4. Chidinma Feat. Tha Suspect & IllBliss – Emi Ni Baller
Chidinma has been able to prove her versatility as an artist, going from “cute and in love” on “Kedike” to “#Confam” gangster on this tune. “Emi Ni Baller” just oozes this energy that you just have to tap into.
Play Chidinma Feat Tha Suspect & IllBliss – Emi Ni Baller
3. Boogey – You & You
Boogey is one rapper that should not be slept on, like literally, from his lyrical wit to the speed of his flow to the mere originality of his Hip-Hop. If there’s one favour you’ll do for yourself, it’s to download his Debut “Art-ificial Intelligence” mixtape here.
Play Boogey – You And You
2. Adaku – Silent Treatment
Adaku is her own artist. Even though I may make comparisons to Corinne Bailey Rae, Erykah Badu or even Melody Gardot. Adaku has a unique take and style to her music – it’s moving, passionate and deeply emotional – so it’s very easy to connect with.
Listen to Adaku – Silent Treatment
1. Three Wise Men – Bastard
And up on the number one spot is the most original song I’ve heard out of Nigeria this year.
“Bastard” blends Jazz, Hip-Hop and Afrobeat with a unique formula reminiscent of Fela, Femi and/or Seun Kuti but nonetheless, it stands on it’s own as a very enjoyable piece of art with a socially conscious message. It’s creative, innovative, experimental and as unique as music from the likes of Gnarls Barkley or Broken Bells.
Ikon and Blackmagic have found something on this one; they’ve got me sitting at the edge of my seat for more Three Wise Men; wondering what they’ll do next, evolve Highlife may be?
Listen To Three Wise Men – Bastard
So, with all that said, I’ll be right here waiting for you next week; and as I always say “vivere senza rimpianti” (to live without regrets). Have a great day.
Photo Credits: BashZone
Tags: Adaku, Blackmagic, boogey, Broken Bells, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Corinne Bailey Rae, Erykah Badu, Fela Kuti, femi kuti, GMK, Gnarls Barkley, IKON, illbliss, Melody Gardot, Ozzy B, Retro Dee, seun kuti, Tha Suspect, Three Wise men