Because he has nothing better to do with his time, every Saturday, Bernard Dayo brings you the most awe-inspiring, confounding, addictive or otherwise hilarious moments from the week in music. This week:
Lady Donli is here to enjoy on ”Suffer Suffer”
Lady Donli stars as ”Cash Mummy” in the video for her new single Suffer Suffer, the sketchy alter ego that first manifested in Cash released in April, wherein she professes her love for money. Suffer Suffer takes on the same thrust, distilling Afrobeat and her own neo sound, accompanied by a lyric video drenched in old-era Nollywood movies as a backdrop while Donli dances gleefully. Suffer Suffer is off her upcoming debut album Enjoy Your Life, which now makes a lot of sense.
All that saxophone on DJ Tunez x Widkid x Blaqjerzee’s ”Gbese”
Wizkid is still yet to release a 2019 single but his collaborations seem to keep him going. On Gbese, he collaborates with DJ Tunez and Blaqjerzee and the product is a sax-rich earworm.
Video for Niniola’s ”Boda Sodiq” is about sexual consent. Get on board
Niniola just dropped the video for her latest single Boda Sodiq during the week. And aside the fact that the song is a complete bop, hollow drums and the vitality in Niniola’s vocals, the video is a study on the endangering nightlife for women and sexual consent. Like an omnipresent being, Niniola watches herself in the video as a man flirts with her in a club. She’s drunk but mentions to him that she doesn’t want to be touched. The message feeds into our current atmosphere fraught with conversations on rape and sexual harassment, and the video couldn’t have come at a better time.
Tiwa Savage and her endless collaborations
It’s great Tiwa Savage is an omnipresent pop star on continent, further demonstrating this by make the big move from Marvin to Universal Music Group. As much as she’s a good solo act, she doles out collaborations and features like water. On the Shotan, she collaborates with semi-sensation Zlatan for a party jam.
Forthcoming collaboration between Davido and Chris Brown
Guys, Davido and Chris Brown on a song together might just be the equivalent of Wizkid and Drake on their 2017 hit Come Closer. Anticipate!
— Davido (@iam_Davido) July 12, 2019
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, anime and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.