Remixes come and go — and some go off point — but these ones prove there’s always something more to explore in any song.
King Kong — Vector ft. Reminisce, Phyno, ClassiQ, Uzi
A wazobia remix — Vector tha Viper brought Reminisce to spit in Yoruba, Phyno to rap in Igbo, ClassiQ in Hausa and Uzi with a blend of English, pidgin and Igbo — delivered with finesse.
We Are Africans — JJC ft. Femi Kuti, Dagrin, DJ Zeez, eLDee, Kel, Ay.com, Moe Money & Ragga Remi
In 2010, Nigerian veteran musician JJC made a remix of his song We Are Africans with the reigning champions of that period, giving it a native pride. We Are Africans remains an evergreen identity expression for Africans.
123 — DJ Neptune ft. Dagrin, Naeto C & M.I Abaga
When possé cuts were a popular thing in the music industry, DJ Neptune teamed up with the biggest rappers at that time to represent Nigerian Hip-Hop. This remix is a display of sharp lyricism ingrained in the industry’s timeline.
Girlie O — Patoranking ft. Tiwa Savage
This remix is a great improvement compared to the original version performed alone by Patoranking. Our “Number One African Bad Gyal” jumped on the first verse and ate this track without leaving crumbs. Dancehall hasn’t been this good in a while.
Oyi — Flavour ft. Tiwa Savage
This remix feels like a love confession of two inter-tribal lovers. Flavour serenades Tiwa Savage as she sings back. This is a contender for one of the most romantic Afrobeats songs of all time.
Rainbow — 2Face Idibia ft. T-Pain
In 2013, 2Face Idibia released the remix, an international collaboration, to his heart touching single, Rainbow. Featuring T-Pain, the harmonization of both voices will give you goosebumps. Send this song to your ex-lover and you might get them back.
Champion — General Pype ft. Dagrin, Vector, Naeto C, Sasha & GT the Guitarman
This remix makes the original song feel lacklustre. Dagrin opened up with smooth indigenous bars, Vector laid all speculation that said he sounded like Jay-Z to rest. Naeto C brought his fresh-boy effect to it. Sasha was on her abinibi steez and GT finished it with a beautiful R&B delivery. It’s forever an indisputable motivational record.
Soweto — Victony ft. Don Toliver, Rema & Tempoe
Don Toliver, unmistakable by his signature voice and style, rocks the first verse uniquely before Victony takes the sweet chorus and Rema brings it home.