Okayafrica's Top Ten Nigerian Songs Of 2013
We run down Okayafrica's Top Ten Nigerian Songs of 2013 from Temi Dollface to Bez.
Burna Boy "Tonight"
2013 saw Burna Boy taking off with his brand of genre distorting, category-bending niceness. If "Like to Party" put him in good stead, "Tonight" marked the sealing of his superstar status. Burna's seamless debut L.I.F.E. may be the strongest Nigerian pop release of the year– and "Tonight" is the chune that first caught our ear. Simply put, the song is a highly addictive, house-influenced dance track, produced by LeriQ, punctuated by Burna’s English/pidgin/Yoruba rhymes. Packed within one song we were treated to the output of a man comfortable in many styles as well as adept at operating on multiple ends of the rough-smooth spectrum.