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DJ Hazaan x Early Momo (Feat. Patoranking)

God knows what exactly DJ Hazan did apart from download Santa Barbara by Taxi Gang (my fave cut on the Bam Bam riddim) and get Patoranking to sing (parts of this really feel like it is a freestyle) over it (maybe he is Nigeria’s first DJ Khaled?). I digress, the important thing is that Patoranking kills it, crooning in the streets whilst being dressed like an acquaintance of ours, who styled his last video.

L.A.X x Ginger (Feat. Wizkid)

Starboy entertainment in the building! Wizkid’s crew are really making a name for themselves and boy does this go. You might remember there last tune Caro, which still runs the clubs.

Wizzypro x Emergency (Feat. Runtown, Skales, Patoranking)

We missed this one when it first came out, but producer Wizzypro pulls together a good group of singers on this song. The highlight is Patoranking who nails it. This might be my favourite verse of the year. You do have to get through some sub Wale type stuff before. If you haven’t heard Alubarika yet i suggest you do.

Flavour x Sweetie

Flavour is probably the King of indigenous pop (or Highlife) in West Africa, he is also 1 of Kazabon’s favourite artists. He’s had many hits and collabs with the best out at the moment but doesn’t seem to get a lot of love. On Sweetie his new single, its more of the same and that’s great. This is a song we would nickname as Naija function music, as in it’s a song you would play at weddings, parties and other family gatherings. Enough of a nod to the old that your granny can vibe but savvy enough to cater for the kids.

Shadowboxer x Confidential (Feat. Idris Elba & D’Banj)

Yep that Idris Elba. He’s good on it. The track is a definite grower but the star of the show is that Mills & Boon esque cover. I wonder if that guy who wrote that anti Idris Elba poem knows about this.