The month of June was laced with amazing surprises and top releases. The month saw the releases from big names in the industry. Music as an institution has become a very consistent one embodying worthy and well deserving musical acts who do not let allow limitations stop them from expressing their artistic sides.
Lambo Xtra has put together a list of “10 Best Songs Released In June” in no particular order and they include:
• Kizz Daniel: “Ada”
Flyboy Inc. boss, Kizz Daniel is featured on our top ten list of the best songs released in June. The talented singer released a track off his newly released “King Of Love” album titled “Ada”.
‘Ada’ is another DJ Coublon mastery in South-Eastern Hi-Pop on which Kizz Daniel tells the story of his readiness to be in love and probably get married to a faceless Ada. While this song could be a hit at Nigerian weddings, a Flavour feature would have taken it to another level of appeal.
• Master KG Feat. Nomcebo and Burna Boy: “Jerusalema Remix”
South African musician and record producer Master KG released the remix to his smash hit “Jerusalema” with a feature from Nomcebo and Burna Boy. It is honestly undeniable that Burnaboy is a bunch of talent, sentiments thrown down. On the remix, the Grammy-nominated singer sang in Zulu, English, Yoruba and even pidgin English. This original version of Jerusalema which was released in December 2019 has garnered over 26 million views on Youtube. The clout this song has gathered over the past few weeks is a major reason for which the song is featured on this list.
• Fireboy DML: “New York City Girl”
Fireboy sets out his 2020 campaign with a soft pop tune titled “New York City Girl“. The YBNL lead Afro-pop and R’n’B singer releases his 2020 debut single finally after series of music videos for some buzzing tracks off his debut album. The song produced by Type A is a mid tempo Afro-pop record which also comes in R’n’B. Its a love song that seeks to be one’s crush, imaginary lover.
On this track, the singer seems to be lovestruck as he is crazily attracted to a lady he meets from New York City during her brief visit. Her beauty, pleasant appearance and aura is an inviting setup for the singer to desire a friendship and possibly relationship with her. The video to this track has garnered over 414k views on YouTube and still counting. It has made major waves just in the past few months of its release.
• Skibii Feat. Reekado Banks: “Banger”
Skiibii furthers his run as one Nigerian music’s chart-toppers to bet on with Banger. Here, the Sensima singer enlists his usual collaborator and crony, Reekado Banks to deliver the Rhymebamz-produced record.
Skiibii’s run and consistency in the music industry have been met with critical acclaim, having proven his star power with smash singles like Sensima and Daz How Star Do, tipping him as one of the most exciting talents to keep an eye on.
• Timaya: “Born To Win”
Announcing the new release on his Instagram page on Friday morning, he confirmed that the song is a true story of his life. He wrote; “BORN TO WIN is the story of my life. In a time where the world inflicts the mind with self-doubt & so much negativity, I need you to listen and be inspired to be the very best you can be & nothing less. Your success in life is dependent on you, the work you put in & a firm belief that you can do it. I need you to listen & fall in love with yourself, your life & everyone around you”. Timaya explores his humble beginnings and his not so rosy past and accredits his present condition and level on how that he’s born to win.
As Timaya prepares to release his new album, Gratitude, he releases this new single that is both reflective and prophetic. This song makes it to our list for the month of June.
• Yemi Alade: “Boyz”
Yemi Alade is an enviably carefree spirit on this her latest track; “Boyz” as she sings about the kinds of boys she likes and doesn’t like. The music video is equally carefree as Alade and her dancers dish out a number of choreographed scenes against brightly coloured backdrops. The intermittent use of animations further adds to the overall jubilant feel of the visuals. The flamboyant queen of African music comes through hard and serves fierce looks accompanied with blindfolded eye candies and tons of colour in the music video directed by the prolific Paul Gambit.
This track was released as a build up to her forthcoming fifth studio album which is set to be released anytime from now.
• Wande Coal: “Naughty Girl”
Wande Coal who has evolved to become a household name and he started his 2020 journey with “Ode Lo Like” which was followed right after by fans’ favourite “Again”. Wande’s consistency has paid off again as he releases new club choice titled “Naughty Girl” a Pheelz-produced cut which combines Wande’s storytelling chops and his established nous for club-ready jams.
This track has gotten over 82k views on YouTube and still counting. “Naughty Girl” would have been a definite plug for clubs and vibing parties if not the pandemic. Regardless, it’s fitting for the individual moments our rooms turn into dancefloors. The Black Diamond huncho has yet again added this piece to his catalogue of tunish shakers as it bears great potentials to be a massive hit.
• Burna Boy: “Wonderful”
Afrobeat star Burna Boy has returned with another new song. According to a press release, “Wonderful” is the first single from Burna Boy’s forthcoming album Twice as Tall, set to arrive this summer. Burna Boy is releasing this track prior to the release of his album, Twice As Tall, which he is presently working on. While people are still rocking Jerusalema Remix hard because of Burna’s input, the self-proclaimed African giant and grammy nominee has announced himself once again with the release of his new song “Wonderful”
• Rema: “Ginger Me”
“Ginger Me” is Rema’s third official single for the year, it comes after the successful release of his previous records, “Beamer” and “Rainbow”. The element made a smooth Afro-pop-esque indie instrumental heavily based on basslines and snares. The mid-tempo instrumental allowed room for us to see a soft side of Rema. Rema delivered a soft performance with his unique melody lines and raspy vocals, wooing his significant order with cheeky lyrics. The overall production was good as the vocals were clean, audible and they balanced well with the instrumental. Driven by melancholic synths and utilising an emotional plaintiff, Rema sings tenderly, opening up from a pedestal of love to his interest.
Rema backed up this release with an Afrotrap titled “Alien”. His “Ginger Me” makes it to this top ten list.
• Bad Boy Timz: “MJ Remix” Feat. Mayorkun
Bad Boy Timz, the frontliner of Anonymous Music had released remixes of his popular tune “MJ”, one of the listed being with the Mayor Of Lagos, Mayorkun. Mayorkun came on board to add his own special spice to the Semzi Beatz-produced banger.
BadBoy Timz dropped an instant hit “MJ” back in April, the song was met with wild and wide acceptance on release and so he deemed it fit to release remakes of this same song. It gathered a lot of attention and that’s why it’s in our top ten.