Today’s selections really got me excited, as they are three songs that have ministered to my soul in different ways, especially towards the latter stages of this year.
Here are my top three recommended songs of the week.
- This Woman’s Work (Cover) – Omotayo: Now for those of you who may not have heard of this name before, Omotayo is one of those gifted voices you need to put on your watchout list come 2016, because big things are surely coming from him. The Airtel/Trace Music Star who released his ‘Heartbreak and Love Song’ EP sometime this year decided to do a cover of this hit tune by Maxwell and the result is pure magic, his voice literally takes you to places you can only dream of.
- Tales of a City: Michael Excel, Duno, Eboy and KOD: For those familiar with music from the South South of Nigeria, especially sounds from Edo State, they will be quite familiar with some of these names, Michael Excel who is one of the prolific producers around teamed up with some of the finest emcees off the Benin Empire in veteran Duno who kicked off things and also Eboy and KOD to share the tales of their city. This is one really brilliant song. ‘This is the city that made me, the city of Bronze….. the city of great ones, the city of gods’.
- Adura Elijah – Jhybo: Now this is already becoming some form of hit as I hear it played at major events and streets, Jhybo who is one of those indigenous rappers with a difference returns with a prayer to God, aptly titled ‘Adura Elijah’ which means the Prayer of Elijah, Jhybo presents himself as a child seeking help from a higher being and praying that he gets answers like that of Elijah. Don’t sleep on this peeps, it is a JAM and may even get played in our churches.
Ehis Combs Ohunyon is a music lover and writer, follow on twitter @ehiscombs