5 Contenders For Headies 2019 “Song Of The Year” II SEE FULL LIST

5 Contenders For Headies 2019 “Song Of The Year” II SEE FULL LIST

September 20, 2018 0 By Cypher9ja

5 Contenders For “Song Of The Year” II SEE FULL LIST


5 Contenders For “Song Of The Year” II SEE FULL LIST

“A place where the show never stops” is the right way to describe the Nigerian music scene. And almost like everywhere else, pop music is dominant here.

Interestingly, the Nigerian pop scene has experienced  a wave of sound trends; from Afro-House music welcomed into the scene as “shaku shaku”, to the soft, sonorous Afrobeats sound that characterises the works of Killertunes, Wizkid and Duncan Mighty .

This obvious evolution of sound, and other events like the romantic “Porsche” episode between Davido and his girlfriend, have turned out to create some of the biggest pop tunes of the year. The unofficial shortlist of top 5 contenders for the “Song Of The Year” prize goes thus:

  1. Ye – Track 12 of the “Outside” turned out to be the standout track of the album. The song celebrates the Nigerian hustle spirit – the faith in the hustle, belief in a better future and the triumphant experience. These elements of the song made it endearing to a lot of Nigerians who listened to it and can relate with the experience. It is such a jam that people have called for it to be made the national anthem.
  2. Fake Love – Wizkid and Duncan Mighty are pop icons of two different generations. The former is the current Afro-pop torchbearer while the latter, before now, was prominent in the early 2000s. Their collaboration resulted in a massive record that redefined the Nigerian pop music scene; eclipsing the shaku shaku rave and establishing a new rave of music characterized with vibe and smooth melody. “Fake Love” remains one of most impactful songs of the year.
  3. Soco – Having spent over half the year on the charts, it is logical to tip “Soco” for the awards – “Song of the year”, “Collaboration of the year” and more. Wizkid brought together a group of native new kids with talent to create a globally acclaimed record.     [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VrWaED18_g[/youtube]
  4. Assurance – Davido scores a hit with this song of love, recorded to celebrate his relationship with the beautiful chef Chioma. The love story gave a boost to the popularity of the Fresh VDM produced track, such that the title became a synonym for trusting love. The music itself became the continent’s love soundtrack and the number of views of the video rose past 20 million
  5. Amaka – After almost two decades of life as a mainstream artist, who would have tough 2baba would still have a number one record? The legend worked with the new star of pop music – Peruzzi – and the product has turned out to be a big-sell. “Amaka” is on almost everyone’s playlist and definitely a contender for “song of the year.”