Music For The Weekend: Greatest Of All Time

Nigeria has witnessed an outburst of incredible talents and legendary artistes that only come around once in a life time. Each one of them came with their uniqueness, for some it is the power behind the angelic vocal, others; it’s the genre of music. While some other artistes thrive because of their style, others thrive on their performance and the energy that back the songs.

A common factor in all these legendary artistes is the undeniable attention the rest of the world has given to them thereby making the Nigerian music a vanguard for the nation that is ever on an upward slope.

 

The question one tend to ask is that when did the stars break out? What changed that took them from nobody to someone the whole world is cheering on?

 

It is the music. One song made that transition for the artistes we are about to consider on Onobello.com’s Music for the Weekend. As we reminisce on that turning point in the career of these artistes, we really hope the “wow feeling” you had then can be relived this weekend. Happy weekend y’all!

 

Tuface – African Queen


African Queen was so huge for Tuface in 2004/2005 that the director of Phat Girls, a movie which came to our attention in 2006 chose the song for the movie’s soundtrack. Yes, there were other great songs in Tuface’s album “Face 2 Face” but one cannot deny the fact that African Queen stood out as an ever green song, a theme song for most beauty pageant

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9ice – Gongo Aso

This was indeed a turning point in 9ice’s career. He struggled with his first album “Certificate” which had good songs but did not enjoy a lot of public attention. Gongo Aso needed no one’s attention when it came out, in contrary, people needed the song. Nigerians wanted to dance and ID Cabasa who laced 9ice’s voice on the best beat in his studio at the time, gave Nigerian a reason to dance. The best thing about the song was that while it was a dance track, it was also message driven.

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D’Banj – Tongolo

D’banj and Don Jazzy had a plan when they were coming into the industry, like Pinky and the Brain, they were coming to take over the world and they almost did. Tongolo which was D’Banl’s first single started the upward slope he is still enjoying in his career till date. Prior to the release of Tongolo, D’Banj pitched his tenth with the JJC and 419 Squad.

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Banky W – Strong Thing

If “Ebute Meta” was big, “Strong Thing” was bigger.  We got to know Banky because of “Ebute Meta” but it was “Strong Thing” that proved the artiste’s credibility. With an incredible video to compliment the R n B which was spiced up with the local slangs giving the song an African feel, yes strong thing was a turning point in Banky W’s career.

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P-Square – Busy Body

P-Square, prior to this song has given the industry some awesome songs which INCLUDE “Kolo” and “Last Night” but we partially paid attention. Perhaps, due to the cheesy lyrics which they were known for when they first came out. P-Square went back to their drawing board and came back with series of smash hits but “Busy Body” was the biggest on the list

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Wizkid – Holla At Your Boy


We did not catch the fire of this song immediately but when we did, a host of fire brigade could not quench it. Starboy Wizkid has since changed his style of music since the release of “Holla at Your Boy.” He has even changed his brand, but one will wonder – will anybody “holla at the boy,” if not for the song?

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