#BumpThis: P-Square Is Back, BNXN vs. Ruger, M.I Abaga and More

July 22, 2022

It’s another Friday, and after soaking in Omah Lay’s Boy Alone all week, we’re ready to get into some new music. From Jos legends, P-Square and M.I Abaga, making comebacks to a new song from BNXN and a remix with Ruger, these songs should be on your radar as you step into the weekend. 

Jaiye (Ihe Geme) — P-Square 

Mary Slessor must be feeling funky right now because our favourite twins are back and thriving! Five years after breaking hearts worldwide with their separation, Rudeboy and Mr P are back as P-Square and armed with an explosive new single, Jaiye (Ihe Geme)

Jaiye (Ihe Geme) gives us classic P-Square with traces of amapiano and the anthem-like chorus new school artists like Asake have made famous. A hyper party song that shows us our faves still have their magic touch, Jaiye (Ihe Geme) is a masterclass on how to evolve your sound as an artist and make a comeback people will not forget. 

The Guy — M.I Abaga

When M.I Abaga wants to go hard, the short black boy from J-Town goes HAM! Hitting us with the title track to his long-awaited album, The Guy, M.I goes for necks and careers, reminding everyone he’s a “five-star general” in this rap thing. 

Name dropping everyone from Vector to Tiwa Savage, and firing shady shots at Glo users, M.I’s flow on this track is crisp and confident. While social media back-and-forths may have created a dent in M.I’s iconic status, The Guy sounds like the redemption we’ve all been waiting for.

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Kenkele — BNXN and Wande Coal 

Since Feeling took over the summer of 2021, BNXN has done his best to ensure we don’t miss him for more than four weeks. From EPs and name changes to social media beef, he’s worked harder than the National Grid’s urge to collapse every two days.

Teaming up with Wande Coal for the mid-tempo earworm, Kenkele, BNXN may have struck gold again. Kenkele has vocals as smooth as butter and all the makings of a TikTok hit. We’re still waiting for a full album from him, but we’ll hold on to Kenkele for now. 

Miniskirt Remix — Raebel and Ruger 

Raebel’s Miniskirt is one of those songs that stops you in your tracks the first time you hear it. Singing about the familiar feeling of trying to convince someone you’re the right person for them, Miniskirt was already a niche hit. 

Dropping gaslighting 101 lyrics like, “They say I’m not good for you, and they’re right”, Ruger is the toxic but perfect fit for a remix of Miniskirt. He might’ve elevated this song to another level, and we’re totally here for it. 

Shaye — Magixx 

After killing it with his debut single, Love Don’t Cost a Dime — and its remix with Ayra Starr — Mavin-signee, Magixx is back with Shaye to help us get the party started. 

A perfect song to close out the week, Magixx sings about drinking Hennessy and lighting a blunt despite all the problems in our lives. After all, this life is one. Why spend all your time worrying about issues you’ll still meet on Monday, when you can Shaye today.

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