The year 2018 has been quite remarkable for the Akwa Ibom music industry, with the Unik Brodaz hitting it from all angles and McGalaxy dropping songs every now and then.
Danny P sweeps in with a banger, This is Akwa Ibom. The song raked in over a hundred thousand views on YouTube and, for such accomplishment, Lybra welcomes him to the “big boy’s club.”
From performances at shows to freestyle sessions to radio and TV interviews, to release of mixtapes, to massive comebacks and even petty beefs, there has been a lot of activity in the music scene.
Here are five successful hit songs that got everywhere buzzing in Akwa Ibom throughout the year 2018 and still.
AMEM — UNIK BRODAS
The song which was released November last year, 2017, gained momentum and exploded in the early parts of 2018.
The still raving jam is currently the biggest hit from Akwa Ibom, this year.
The duo of Ubon and Ndifreke went further to release visuals for it and have recently dropped another song, “Amedo-ready?” Let’s see how it pans out.
STAY UP — DJ EQUALIZA
One of the heaviest musical collaborations this year is in the form of Stay Up by DjEqualiza.
The Hiphoprepresentative employs the services of bigwigs like Iceberg Slim, Lucy Q, Damayo and Phlow.
Featured on the remix are Raezy, Sojay, VjAdams, Lindirhe and Real Skillz. Stay Up receives repeated spins on radio stations throughout Nigeria and has been number one on PlanetFm’s Top Ten Countdown for over a month. The cut is produced by Ckay.
FINE GIRL — MCGALAXY
Fine Girl has been a smash hit in the state and all over the country. It was number one on iTunes at the release with visuals raking in thousands of views on Youtube. In clubs,Radio s tations and in the streets, the Willisbeat produced cut is a massive wave.
THIS IS AKWAIBOM — DANNY P
Following the rave enjoyed by Childish Gambino’s This is America, DannyP wasted no time as he dropped a cover — This is Akwa Ibom.
It got instant airplay on different Radio stations and could be heard everywhere in the streets.
The visuals got 100k+ views on YouTube.
K’USUNG — IKPA UDO
The indigenous rapper adds K’usung to his shelve of hit songs. Prior to release, K’usung was performed at the Ikpa Udo Live in Concert last year and later exclusively played on radio stations. At its final release, the jam is already a street wave and making its way to Clubs.
Be it at home or in the diaspora, laudable feats have been recorded by Akwa Ibom music artists.