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Is 2022 the Year of Remixes??

2021 ended on a high for afrobeat as we witnessed a last minute collaboration between U.K singer & rapper “Ed Sherran” and YBNL signee FireboyDML. Ed sheeran’s interest in remixing this hit single “Peru” took us all by surprise, his flawless delivery on this song should however not be seen as a surprise.

The remix streaks did not end in 2021 but also continued in 2022 as we are already getting back to back hit remixes of some of our favorite hit singles.

T.I Blaze & Olamide – Sometimes Remix: There’s no greater joy than getting the one and only “Baddo” on your song, he always comes through in style. T.I Blaze’s single “Sometimes” was gaining traction in December 2021, the single went viral and this song’s chorus is unarguably the center of attraction for people “sometimes food no dey give man joy but canadian loud the feeling is different” some find this particular line funny, some find it relatable but whichever way this particular line has resonated with people, it still lives rent free in our heads. The remix of the hit single was released in January and I must say I was very happy for T.I Blaze for bagging that feature with Baddo. My major criticism as regards this song is the change of beat from the original version. In my opinion, the flow of the beat in the original version  should’ve been maintained in the remixed version. However, it is a great feat for an emerging act to feature someone like Olamide while garnering more publicity for himself in the process.

Skiibii & Davido – Baddest Boy Remix: “Kehinde le jo ju Taiye” what this particular intro has caused in the twins clans only Davido can settle it. Feature OBO on your song at your own risk, he has really mastered the art of bodying people on their own song. but i must say Skiibii also did his thing, it was a fair contest as they both understood the assignment. The very first time I heard “Baddest Boy” by Skiibii I was so sure the song was going to take over because it was a straight up jam and not one of those songs you need time for it to grow on you. The track was the lead single off Skiibii’s latest body of work “God is Bigger Than Man”. My confidence was shattered and I felt utmost disappointment when this song dropped and it was thoroughly slept on. The remix to this song was a huge relief because i actually thought “Oh this is another potential HIT song that is going under the radar”. Kudos to Davido for doing his thing as usual. And I am personally grateful to him for jumping on this track, the whole world needed to hear this beautiful jam. BTW, that song you’re skipping on your phone is a jam, you don’t have to keep waiting for a remix before you finally wake up, give it a chance and stop sleeping on the bicycle.

Reekado Banks x Fireboy – Ozumba Mbadiwe – Nobody saw this particular one coming, Fireboy jumping on “Ozumba Mbadiwe” is like mixing sugar with honey, sweetness overload. This remix is easily one of those songs that will spend forever on the charts and amass a lot of streams. You know why i am happy about this particular remix? we got to witness another dimension of P.Priime supremacy with those new additional drums towards the end of the song.

We might be getting another remix real soon as a viral video of Kizz Daniel hopping on 1dabanton’s hit single “No Wahala” stormed the internet few days ago, I am really anticipating this because VADOO doesn’t disappoint.

Wait you thought that is all? Stop playing. Buju jumped on “Cocaine” crooner’s single “Sweet Daddy” Word on the street is that this remix will be dropping this Friday! Dai Verse & Buju linking up is another major W for the Gen Z. The future of afrobeat is super bright.

It’s just a couple days into 2022 and we have been getting all round of quality remixes, I believe we are going to witness more of it this year. On that note, brace yourselves. 

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