#BumpThis: Simi’s “Selense”, Barry Jhay’s “O Ga Ra” & Falz’s “Girls”

November 14, 2019

There’s so much new music being released that it’s hard for even the most loyal fans to wade through the trash to find the gems. That’s why we’ve created #BumpThis – a Friday series that features new songs, by and featuring Nigerians, that you absolutely need to hear.


Simi — “Selense”

Simi already dropped one of the best Nigerian albums of 2019, Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1, but the singer-songwriter has never been one to rest on her laurels. She’s now back with another thoughtfully written and solidly performed single, “Selense”.

On the V Tek-produced track, which takes a rare deviation from themes of love and relationships, Simi sings about the importance of using the time we have wisely. The brilliant song ends up being further proof that Simi is one of our most intuitive songwriters.

Falz — “Girls” ft. Patoranking

Following a socially conscious detour with Moral Instruction — which nabbed him an ‘Album of the Year’ trophy at the Headies — it looks like Falz is fully back to making fun, lighthearted songs, with the latest effort being the Patoranking-assisted “Girls”.

On the C-Tea Beatz-produced track, Falz and Patoranking decry a party at risk of becoming a sausage fest. While Patoranking comes through with an expectedly catchy chorus, Falz truly runs the show, delivering some of his funniest bars in a while.

Barry Jhay — “O Ga Ra”

After beating out three very gifted rising stars, Oxlade, Crayon and Buju to take home the award for ‘Rookie of the Year’, Barry Jhay is back with “O Ga Ra” — a fantastic track that quickly reminds us why he deserved to win that trophy in the first place. 

Expertly produced by Tuzi, the beatsmith behind Reekado Banks’ “Rora”, “O Ga Ra” finds Barry Jhay confidently singing about how great his songs are, asserting that he’s nobody’s mate. Given the quality of this track, it’s a sentiment that’s hard to deny.

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