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BN Music Friday Top 5 – Editor’s Pick



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


  1. praise

    October 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

    This is the best thing ever. Segregating the real music from the wannabes.
    This Bastard song is toooooo madddd

  2. 'Alex'andyraH

    October 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    The Bastard song all d wayyyy

  3. huh?

    October 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm


  4. sco-sco

    October 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    ah ah! Three Wise Men… you guys killed it! That’s for sure!

  5. omoibo

    October 14, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Bastard is original and refreshing to the ear, more of riding song. The Emi ni Baller on the other hand is a straight club banger

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