This week, we are focusing on our life goals, sending stern warnings to heartbreakers and recounting our journey as youths struggling to survive in Nigeria. Start your week right with Sess, Falz, Burnaboy and Ejoya’s class of ‘21.
Monster – Ejoya x Psycho YP ft Oxlade
Our favorite track off Ejoya’s Class of ‘21 album is this Oxlade and Psycho YP joint. Oxlade’s celestial-esque vocals shine in the background throughout the song as YP delivers hard bars in his ever present braggadocio about his lifestyle.
Different conversation – Lyta x SeyiVibes
Lyta and SeyiVibes thread sweet melodies about their purpose in life and express their lack of interest in paying attention to things that do not align with their life plans.
+234 – Geeballer
‘I’m from a place where it’s rough, where nobody show you love’… Geeballer’s lyrics touch on the reality of our lives as Nigerians, making names for ourselves without help, and living on survival mode by default.
Want It All – Burna boy ft Polo G
Burnaboy bonds with Polo G on hip-hop track Want It All, tracing his path from the trenches to becoming one of the biggest Nigerian superstars. Polo G matches his energy, delivering a verse about honoring dead friends, navigating deception and triumphing.
First Time In America – Naira Marley
You already know the Rexxie-Naira Marley pair delivers nothing but sweet bangers and instant hit songs. This is one of such hits. Ahead of his album, Naira Marley releases this bouncy record laid on Amapiano drums, taking us through his experiences on tour of different countries in the world.
Baby Riddim – Fave
Of course, we’ve got something for you romantics. Fave serenades her lover in yet another love song, paying no mind to oppositions as she affectionately reaffirms her love for her baby.
Thunda – SESS & Falz
An absolute favorite on this week’s Essentials is this Sess and Falz joint, issuing a stern warning for people who play with people’s hearts. Some of you might need this one.