There has been an overwhelming growth in the Nigerian music industry -the successes of the likes of Wizkid, Davido and Olamide has spurred the interest of so many young Nigerians to pursue a career in music. Whether it is for the purposes of expression, fame or money, many young Nigerians have identified with music as a form of art that holds strong benefits and as such, there is an influx of music releases across various genres on a daily basis.
The overwhelming number of releases makes it quite difficult for new music to be discovered. The A-listers who are armed with heavy organic following and support of the mainstream media are constantly putting out materials and upcoming musicians are also struggling to push their records to the ears of the public. This struggle is what birthed this new feature – ORIN Discoveries.
Twice every month, we will collect music entries from budding/underground musicians within the breath of Africa, scrutinize and streamline these entries and share the best ten to our blog readers and followers across social media.
Here are the 10 solid underground songs that made it to this edition of ORIN Discoveries.
Disally ft Jaemo Banton – Special
Fast rising music producer Diseye Aruwei (aka Disally) who is known for his affiliations with rapper Yung6ix enlists rising pop singer Jaemo Banton on his debut single titled Special.
Special is a slow tempo record that sees the singer musing about his love interest. The soothing melody and par delivery makes it a solid record.
Kayve ft Rayce & Terry Apala – Hold Somebody
Kayve is on a feel good p and he’s carrying us along on this exciting ride with Hold Somebody. Up-tempo, energetic and exciting are the words that best describes Hold Somebody.
BM Baby – Number 1
BM Baby’s smooth patios and infectious energy on Number 1 will definitely land the record on a respectable spot in your playlist. The Nigerian dance-hall space is indeed vacant and BM Baby holds strong potentials.
Doche – Hustle
Doche identifies with the popular adage; ‘there is no food for the lazy’ and is working his way to success. The singer is aware of the influence and command that is accompanied by wealth and is determined to stay on is grind until he gets atop. The top notch production and Doche’s impeccable delivery makes it a solid record.
Andre – Alive
Despite the hassle and constant down moments that comes with chasing one’s dreams, Andre is screaming hope and strength! Alive preaches the power of positivity and gratefulness.
Regardless of the disappointments, stay thankful and feel alive!
Mr.Gee – TGIF (Feeling Good)
On TGIF, 23 year old Gerald Ofokansi aka Mr. Gee is under the influence of alcohol and cares only about satisfying his momentary lust. Feeling Good just like the title of the song dictates is an Afro-Highlife sound track for happy times and wasted moments. The delivery makes it a solid record.
El Vick – Ifunanya
Not your regular pop sound! El Vick screams his affections for his love interest on a very ear soothing electronic pop instrumental. Ifunanya is great tune that will definitely earn a replay after a first listen.
Adeola ft Josh Dre – Amaka
Adeola and Josh Dre are love struck on Amaka. The record incorporates a lot of African drums, local aesthetic and a narrative that was properly delivered. After several disappointments, Adeola finally finds love that leaves him drooling.
KJV – Oley
On this record, KJV channels his inner Shabba Ranks and Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Oley, is an upbeat dancehall tune fused ingeniously with African pop elements. He sings about his penchant for multiple partners from around Lagos.
Timzil – Bachelor For Life
When are you getting married? The next time someone asks you that, you should reply with this song. On “Bachelor for life” Timzil pays tribute to those basking in their singleness. is an ode to As long as your baby boy/girl days still remain, this is your song.
If you do not listen for the jazz and jive of the song, you’d listen for the innocent jabs at some of your favorite bachelor celebrities.
To get featured on the second edition of ORIN Discoveries, mail your press release along with the YouTube link to your song to Vheektor@thenet.ng.
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