You know those songs we loved too much but
wondered why they never had music videos to
rape our minds with the genius concepts we had
already thought of every time we heard them?
This post has taken account of 10 (and maybe,
one more) such songs that really deserved but
never got the music video treatment.
Have a good time reading and digesting our list
picks, and feel free to even add yours.
M.I Abaga – “Millionaira Champagne” ft. DJ
Lambo, Ice Prince & Sarkodie
This song is arguably the hottest hip-hop offering
from Jude Abaga’s The Chairman album. There
was chatter that he was going to shoot a music
video for this song but I’m guessing that was just
cheap talk. It would have been good to see Ice
Prince at his best (he gave a most epoch delivery
on this song) alongside Sarkodie voicing out those
intriguing lines. Moreso, the club banger came
with very twerk-worthy instrumentals for some
epic booty shaking and waist grinding action.
Tiwa Savage – “Ileke”
Tiwa led the women empowerment movement in
the Nigerian music industry with how she stormed
the arena with everything loud, uber sexy and
proud. Plus she was unapologetic to no one for it.
Ileke is one of those songs that talks about a
woman’s natural gifting – only this time it was a
woman singing about it. Tiwa would have worked
seriously in the video (I mean, we all know how
much she loves to dance)
Modenine – “Some More” ft. Don Jazzy
Modenine’s Some More with Don Jazzy is one of
my favourite materials from the rap rabbi . The
two bosses brought some unusual heat on this
track. Yes, Modenine was damn too compliant with
his lines, and on form just like always but the
enigmatic addition of Don Dorobucci‘s vocals
especially on the hook (he even had a verse too)
was lit af! Who says 2 captains can’t steer one
ship? Mode9 and Jazzy already pulled that shxt
off… just not in pictures
Runtown – “Ghetto University”
Ghetto University reminds you a lot about the
legendary afrobeats king, Fela . Runtown’s tribute
track sampled elements of the revered genre but
with stylized lyrics to fit his own musical context.
All the same, Runtown should have topped off this
release with a modern adaptation of a Fela-
inspired picture. Hopefully, he’s got plans for
that ‘cos it would totally rock!
Olamide – “Oga Nla” ft. Pasuma & Lil Kesh
Oga Nla . This was the perfect starter for
Olamide’s fourth studio LP, Street OT. The song
served musical prowess that was a crossbreed of
the industry high flyers – from veteran to
staunch alumnus and then badass sophomore. The
chante-esque record sampled a dictatorship vocal
cut at the beginning which would have been a good
prelude for a military-styled music video, one
that reclaims all their boss status and in their
Wizkid – “For Me” ft. Wande Coal
Best buds, Wizkid and WC have always enjoyed
some sort of music chemistry, either in showing
vocal prowess or WC lending his acuity in the
lyrical writing artistry. At the time of Wizkid’s
prime when he enjoyed massive support from fans
and lovers nationwide, he joined forces with Wande
Coal on For Me off his debut album, Superstar.
We enjoyed a variety of videos off that album but
certainly not the one where two of music’s finest
breds had to sing about what they loved the most
– GIRLS! Oh wait, I think it’s the booty.
D’Prince – “Amarachi”
When it comes to D’Prince and musical choices,
I’m kind if neither here nor there about it. But if
there’s anything guy knows how to do best with
his records, it is to get you up on your feet and
working it hard on the dance floor. Amarachi of
course wasn’t any different. Off the new Mavins
(first order) label compilation, Solar Plexus, the
groovy tune came backed with the vocal
undercoat of production maestro, Don Jazzy who
also produced the track. Sola and I would have
given top bucks to see (or even star) in this video
but then we’re reminded again that the Mavins
(even from the time of Mo’hits) have always hit a
brick wall with their music videos.
P-Square – “Do As I Do” ft. Tiwa Savage & May
P-Square’s collaboration with Mr May D and Tiwa
Savage fits appropriately into just one descript –
music & dance! Obviously, the Okoye brothers
made for the vocal spice by having Mrs Billz on
this song while May D was simply for the hype (he
was really buzzing as at that time). However, all
parties would have totally slayed a choreographed
routine, Nigerian afropop video style, and of
course directed by brother Jude ‘Engees’ Okoye.
M.I Abaga – “One Naira” ft. Waje
MI and Waje’s powerful rap ballad, One Naira has
remained a love classic since it’s inception. It
would have been another one of the many epoch
sights where Waje unleashes her vocals of a
lifetime on us, with Mr Incredible serving that
signature short black boy swag that has specially
endeared him to our hearts for a long long time
now, in a carefully plotted music video. And then
again, you remember that these two have got
chemistry… they’ve got it!
Iyanya – “Story Story” ft. Oritsefemi
The musical genius brought by both artistes on
Story Story was the kind that was perhaps never
imagined or even believable if someone dared to
think of it. The bad part about this utterly
creative music piece was that it suffered lack of
proper hype for it to gain the deserving
commercial reception. If I belonged to Iyanya’s
camp, I’d have advised him to unleash a panache
visual on us. That would have catapulted the
song’s impression on the general public.
Skales – “OMG” ft. Victoria Kimani
I wont lie, even I didn’t see this one coming.
Victoria Kimani and Skales served some sexually
tensioning heat on this track. OMG is one of those
underrated tracks off Skales’ long-awaited debut
LP, Man of the Year. And it was smooth and so
stylishly slide, you can literally picture Ms Kimani
bathing her seductive nature all over Skales’
suaveness when you’re jamming the song. And
that’s exactly what we’d love to see in this video.
Nothing too serious, and plainly the usual guy
meets girl concept. Skales, bruh , you still gat
time to make this happen!
We obviously couldn’t have put all the great songs
without music videos on this list. So if you by
chance happen to think of/remember any others,
please do well to share them with us!