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BN Music Friday Top 5: Summer Jams



Thank God it’s Friday! It’s Onos O and welcome to this week’s installment of BN Music Friday Top 5.

The weather’s getting hotter, the rains are getting heavier and schools are preparing to (for the ones that haven’t) send students and pupils home for the holidays – Yup! you guessed it – “Summer’s here” (or at least right around the corner).

So, this week’s episode is dedicated to those jams out this year we think embody the chillax-ness of summer or on the other hand, exude that loud uptempo summer feel we’ve grown to know over the years and somewhat look forward to; and are bound to be rocking the clubs and parties all summer.

Here’s the countdown:

5. Selebobo – Yoyo

With its elements of Makossa, Etighi, that J Martins‘ feel, even Azonto in some places, Selebobo‘s “Yoyo” is a mixture of all things summer represents – relaxation, partying, dance and with the right people, just the right amount of “Hyper” you need to get through the day.

Play Selebobo – Yoyo

4. D’Prince – Why You Over There

Although D’Prince‘s “Take Banana”, to me, seems to be the most played track off the Mavin All Stars‘ “Solar Plexus” album right now (OK! may be second to Tiwa Savage‘s “Oma Ga”), I have a very strong feeling that the energy “Why You Over There” exudes is just what any “Holiday-maker” needs to get through their summer.

It’s entertaining, funny, lively and even though it may make you say “yansh” more regularly than you may be comfortable with, it definitely incites excitement.

Play D’Prince – Why You Over There

3. Timaya – Sexy Ladies

Timaya‘s “Shake Your Bum Bum” has had its fair share (about 25%, tied with Iyanya‘s “Kukere”) of airplay in every club or party I have attended this year.

But, his recent release “Sexy Ladies”, is another party starter from Timaya which I think is more in tune for the Summer – from the Pop/Dance instrumentation to the chillax-ness of his vocals, “Sexy Ladies” purely embodies the typical Summer jam.

Play Timaya – Sexy Ladies

2. DJ Jimmy Jatt Feat. Vector & Teniim – Spin (Ofe Pa Mi)

“Ofe Pa Mi” makes me feel like I’m in a pool party (you know all those ones we see in music videos with plenty girls in bikinis, beach balls and balloons… yeah, one of those).

The song is just so hype, with Vector‘s delivery on this track reminiscent of 3OH!3, Far East Movement, The Cataracs or even LMFAO, although never loosing his peculiar Vector-ness. DJ Jimmy Jatt‘s got a club-banging summer jam on his hands.

Play DJ Jimmy Jatt Feat. Vector & Teniim – Spin (Ofe Pa Mi)

1. Burna Boy – Like To Party

Now, Burna Boy‘s “Like To Party” sits quite comfortably at the number one spot because unlike the other songs on the countdown, “Like To Party” is so chilled and laidback, and reminiscent of songs like DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince‘s “Summertime” or Skee-Lo‘s “I Wish”, that it paints pictures of you on the beach in your mind.

So far, no other song out this year embodies the meaning of “Summer Jam” like Burna Boy‘s “Like To Party” does.

Play Burna Boy – Like To Party

So, there you have it – BN Music Friday Top 5 – “Summer Jams”. Here’s a recap:

5. Selebobo – Yoyo

4. D’Prince – Why You Over There

3. Timaya – Sexy Ladies

2. DJ Jimmy Jatt Feat. Vector & Teniim – Spin (Ofe Pa Mi)

1. Burna Boy – Like To Party

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: desktopart


  1. Gidi

    June 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Summer in Nigeria??
    una forming no get part two.

    • lily

      June 1, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      @Gidi ROFL…hahahhaha!!!! i tell u

  2. UsaveOne

    June 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Haha luving Sele Bobo…..holla @ M’O’vin…I luv U BellaNaija!


  3. z

    June 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    i believe the writer is writing to Nigerians in the diaspora!

    • NCC

      June 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      I don’t think so. Nigerians just like to copy everything western. Last year, some Nigerians in Nigeria were celebrating halloween. If you go to Nigeria, some Nigerians will fake american and british accent mixed with whatever accent they already had. Me sef I weak because these are people who have never lived abroad. What do they want us who have lived abroad for a better part of our lives to do?

    • Purpleicious Babe

      June 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      LOOOL…. tHEY SHOULD call Hallowen another name in naij… lol. Like JUJU DAY.. lool.

  4. marvel

    June 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Ofe Pa Mi by Vector was 3 much. Tanx mushly..

  5. kimbim

    June 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  6. christy

    June 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm


  7. hehe

    June 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    i’m a burnaboy fan…trumpettt!!!

    • mimi

      June 2, 2012 at 12:56 am

      after one listen…abso-ditto-lutely..:)

  8. Purpleicious Babe

    June 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I like the beats of the first song..but hidden sexual lyrics… mmm.. naija artisits ohh.

    I dont like the ice-prince song.. I felt its too downgrading for ladies and quite disgustingly explicit.

    But other songs are not helpful either.. NOT MY SCENE.. let ME go away jejely oh.. It personal preference.. I dont like songs that talks about female body in a derogatory way. Songs are incredibly powerful and lyrics carry alot of weight, I think some young lad will grow up thinking that this is what ladies are for and some girls will think that what their bodies are for.. ,mmm.

    And some might not think nothing.. But all the same.. each to their own.

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