Naija artistes surely deserve some accolades on how they kept the culture moving despite the lockdown by releasing their extended play (EP) projects.
With the already gone first half of the year, 2020, we the decides to make a thorough rundown on all EPs released this year so far and we handpicked the best 10.
We made sure viable yardsticks were put in place to enable efficient measurement of the penetration in the music scene and general acceptability of the respective projects.
The EP’s below are arranged according to their level of vibes and hit-ness;
1. Olamide – 999
The EP which has been Making mad wave since release remains one of the major hit EP projects released this 2020.
With amazing tracks like Wonma, Warlord, Billion Talk alongside his son Milliamno among other amazing tracks.
2. Bella Shmurda – High Tension
Bella Shmurda’s debut body of work, “High Tension” EP was complied with 7-tracks and features YBNL Nation Boss, Olamide.
Off the EP is the amazing track “Sho Mo Mi” which became an anthem on the street due to its general acceptability.
3. Davolee – Festival Bar EP
No cap, Davolee‘s EP is unarguably the best rap EP released so far this year – I dey my office come and beat me 🤣
Incasr you still doubting the Rodolite messiah’s talent, kindly check out the Festival Bar 3 and your claim will start bending.
4. Terri – Afro Series
After a long hiatus in the scene, Terri plunges back to the radar with “Ojoro” a bouncy tune off the Afro Series EP – Even the Oga Pata Pata Wizkid can’t resist the heat.
Without too many contemplations, Terri’s Afro Series is a good entry for this position.
5. Zlatan – RoadToCDK
However, all tracks except “Shomo” was earlier released as a stand-alone single before they’re all compiled to form an EP.
As we await the Casablance De Katamatophia album from the ZANKU frontier, we should vibe to this EP.
6. Oxlade – Oxygene
The EP “Oxygen” combines Afrobeat, Hip-Hop, R&B and Country influences with Oxlade’s distinctive, soulful vocals and mesmerising songwriting and storytelling to create a project that is undeniably a modern classic in the making.
7. Teni Ft. DJ Neptune – The Quarantine Playlist
Teni who is known for releasing classics was very creative in making sweet dogs from the Coronavirus inspired lockdown.
Featuring DJ Neptune on the playlist Teni’s quarantine playlist is a project with four tacks.
8. T-Classic – Underrated
9. Mayorkun – Geng Remix The EP
The DMW Protege went all way out even despite the pandemic to curate this amazing remixes featuring Vector, M.I, Sinzu on the Naija remixes.
He has Ms Banks and Russ on the UK remixes and Kwesi Arthur, Riky Rick, Rayvanny and Innoss B on its Africa remix.
10. Bode Blaq – Isokuso Vol.1
On this EP, the rapper solidifies his existence in the rap culture as he flows eccentrically on many foreign tunes Instrumentals.