Fire Tunes Of The Day: Burna Boy – Deja Vu x Ajebutter 22 – Wayward x Dice Ailes – Otedola
Today’s FTOD selections consist of 3 afrobeat bangers I’ve recently stumbled across, which are all fire & deserve to be highlighted. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.
Burna Boy – Deja Vu
Oluwaburna as he’s affectionately known released two singles earlier today titled Gba & today’s featured tune Deja Vu. Both songs serve as his first solo releases since dropping the incredible Rock Your Body, which might just be my favourite afrobeat song of all time (hot take alert!). Afrobeat connoisseurs need no introduction to his music as he’s consistently supplied hits for our ears over the past 5 years & is considered to be a titan in the industry. Burna has had a stellar 2017 as he’s supplied fire feature verses on J Hus’s Good Time, Rita Ora’s Your Song Remix & Mabel’s Finders Keepers Remix to name a few. He also has uncredited vocals on Drake’s Get It Together off his More Life playlist, which dropped in March this year. Deja Vu is yet another outstanding track by the Port-Harcourt native & I’m hoping that an album from the superstar drops sometime in the near future. Enjoy the fire tune below.
Ajebutter 22 – Wayward
Afrobeat artist Ajebutter 22 finally announced the release of his sophomore studio album What Happens In Lagos earlier today. The album drops on November 24th & I’m anticipating the project’s production to be dominated by Studio Magic as expected. After dropping the infectious Ghana Bounce earlier this year, he let go of the album’s second single Wayward last week & it’s one hell of a tune as expected. Like I mentioned in my previous post, Ajebutter continues to carve out his own unique lane within the afrobeats genre & his style is unmistakably his own. Enjoy the fire tune below & make sure you check out 22’s WHIL album when it drops in just over a fortnight.
Dice Ailes – Otedola
I’m going to get straight to the point with this final one! I found out about Dice Ailes through a What’s App music group that I’m a part of; shoutout to my g Lolu for the plug. Turns out that he’s signed to Chocolate City, which has been one of the most influential Nigerian labels of the past decade. The beauty of this song lies in the hook & it’s one hell of a catchy one.
“Otedola with the money….Jim Iyke with the love….Okocha with the balling…Maggi with the sauce”
Every Nigerian should get the message immediately as he celebrates some of our nation’s finest citizens from Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola to football god Jay-Jay Okocha. Peep the fire tune below