Who remembers Banky W's "Ebute Metta", a 'Nigerianized' and catchy cover of Rihanna's "Umbrella"? Well, here are some of my favorite song covers ever:
1. Ebute Metta by Banky W
So, i really like this song because of its catchy tune. Rihanna's version is dope and sweet, but there is something bouncier about Banky W's "Ebute Metta" that made me fall instantly in love with it.
I sometimes miss the Banky on that track, although i love how he has grown as an artiste since then.
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2. Hello by Praiz
So Adele's "Hello" caught fire. That song was everything, and on many nights, i still go to bed to the soulfulness of it.
Then Praiz brought his beautiful beard and voice into the cover and i fell in love all over again. I think it had to do with the deeper timbre of his voice, but it was instant love on that cover.
Listen to this beauty here:
3. Hello by Omawunmi
I found it hard to ignore Omawunmi's cover of Hello. While i still prefer Praiz's, Omawunmi also gave her soul and a little jazz to the track. The bounciness strangely does not reduce the soul of the song. Kudos! Omawunmi.
Feel the Omawunmi magic:
4. Panda by Ycee
Panda! Panda! Panda! Desiigner went in on that track! I spent a week studying the lyrics just to show off on karaoke night. Then Ycee happened.
Ycee's cover is slower, i can almost hear ever word, i like the creativity it took for him to come up with totally different lyrics, to cover the beat properly, i respect that, so it comes in at no 4.
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Listened to any covers by Nigerians lately that you like? Share with me.