Sweet Melody E.P (THE REVIEW)

By: Larunsi Babajide

In recent times the Nigerian Music Industry and a major part of the world has embraced the Extended Play/Mini Album (E.P) culture and it has no doubt been a plus and better way to judge new set of artistes, it’s considered better than singles as there’s usually more than four songs giving fans and music heads a better chance to judge the talent and dexterity of the artiste.


Shittu Ganiu professionally know as S gee also partook of this with the release of his eight track E.P “Sweet Melody” on Saturday 30th of January, 2021.

The Sweet Melody E.P which was released under the imprint Sony Jojo Entertainment (SJE) and has since been getting a lot of love home and abroad as the project can be categorized into 5:

  • Sex playlist
  • Wedding song
  • Gratitude
  • Trap and House Music
    Even though his mainstay can be referred to as Afro beats he did well by involving other genres on this amazing project.

Sweet Melody started fresh with Carolina, a jam of about 111 BPM, a perfect song for a “s*x playlist” regarding the explicit content. “Girl you know you turn me on, when you call me sweet melody.”
Carolina is a song that expresses the high level of romance shown by a male lover towards the opposite gender. The song comprises a solid and memorable chorus, top notch verses and a sound production.

Super Song for a Super woman,
The Second track titled Superman falls under an average Nigerian Wedding song category. A perfect love demonstration with the famous Nigerian saying “Nibi ni ma kusi abi Super Mario.” Considering previous S gee songs you’ll know he is for sure a romantic, the song contains exotic lines of promises and assurance for the female partner.

“No Forget” is the third track on the Sweet Melody E.P, and the second track off the project. The tune is very well influenced by the South African “House Music” even though the instrumental had some other complex percussion making it differ from the regular house instrumentals we’ve heard. The blend of RnB and house music properly showcased itself immediately the song advanced the bridge to give a thick sensitivity to the “Sweet Melody.”

In Nigeria LAMBA is used when a brethren or sister has told lies way above the ordinary.
“Carry am go” is centered around a damsel S gee fell in love with and hoping to getting married to but the love died as soon as it started as it was laid on a strong foundation “Lori Iro.” He went on to say “I don tire to hear good morning when be say na night we been dey.” which explains the height of lies and deceit. A call and response technique was used in the chorus making it catchy and highly memorable. The song is produced by Weird One, Mixed & Mastered by S gee (She2Sound).

“The Way you Whine Whine, girl you gimme Ginger”
the above line started the fifth track on the sweet melody EP titled “Oga Thomas” the song was produced, mixed and mastered by Psalm Jazzy, entire thing written by Ganiu Shittu. The Song arguably has one of the best hook bounces, it tampers with the brain whenever “Sikiratu Sindodo baby baby malo fararo…” comes up.

Sweet Melody tased me as a shocker came out first with the drag and cough feeling then came the saxophone and snare. I never expected the trap 808 kick that followed or a trap song on the Sweet Melody E.P, interestingly that was just the tip as bars began to drop “Zuckerberg lowo omo ko f’enu shey.” This song came as a surprise but being a masterpiece didn’t as I’ve never doubted the talent and level of diversity ever since 2014 when S gee and Lareez did Ara mo daa.

You obviously never expected a vote of thanks in an E.P? Well S gee’s Sweet Melody changed that as the seventh number stands for perfection and the song “Grace” is basically to appreciate all the people that supported and still supports his brand. The song equally spoke words to those who didn’t support as they’ve been a source of inspiration, shout out to those that use their grace positively. “If you dey see grace, no use am disgrace another man.”

The First song off the Sweet Melody E.P featured Yoruba street-hop artiste Q dot after a launch meeting at an apartment which linked him and S gee to freestyle a new Chorus and later led to the smash hit Iyanu Mashele, the message of this song is deeper than deep as it stands for assurance that all will fall in place and work as planned. This tune was produced by Rhaffy and mixed by Psalm Jazzy (Jazzy Mix).

The beauty of the Sweet Melody E.P is equally related with its proper blend of multiple genres, just one feature and massive delivery. More importantly the contribution of other creatives who worked alongside the protagonist, the guitarist on track 2 gave his all with an awesome arrangement, the saxophonist on “Put in work” delivered like a midwife and no doubt the balancing of each song was top notch.

THE BEST 30/2020

2020 was a roller coaster of a year, Promotions of every sort were stalled and nearly impossible. Limited shows, concerts, live parties, block parties, Videos and many others.   

The major way Nigerian acts got money (shows/concerts) was drastically reduced, only digital streaming platforms were available, this became a lifeline for music & other forms of entertainment. 

The lows of the year 2020 did not stop the production of some melodious tunes that could make the cut the Best songs in the said year.

However as expected there is an endless debate among fans on the one that claims the top spot out the list of 30.

Amidst all these, we feel artistes had more than enough time to be in the studio, many became producers and sound engineers, several major projects dropped, Olamide released 2 albums ‘999 and Carpe Diem’, Wizkid dropped the highly anticipated ‘Made in Lagos’, Tiwa Savage released ‘Celia’, several new acts were discovered and fresh voices were celebrated. 

So in this article we shall be reviewing the 30 best songs (2020). We came about this chart after listening to various hit songs from top music stars and upcoming artists. So here we serve you our list of 30!

THE BEST 30 '20

1. Nobody Dj Neptune ft. Joeboy x Mr. Eazi

2. Again WandeCoal

3. Bad Influence Omah Lay

4. Cash App Bella Shmurda ft. Zlatan x Lincoln

5. Loading Olamide ft. Bad boy Timz 

6. Abule Patoranking 

7. Woman Rema

8. Geng Mayorkun

9. Zoom Cheque

10. MJ Bad boy Timz

11. Lagos Anthem zlatan Ibile

12. Duduke Simi

13. In my Maserati Olakira 

14. Barawo Ajebo Hustlers 

15. Damn Omah Lay

16. Fem Davido

17. Way Too Big Burna boy

18. Mapariwo Zinoleesky

19. Smile Wizkid ft. H.E.R

20. Infinity Olamide ft. Omah Lay

21. Triumphant Olamide ft. Bella Shmurda 

22. Damages Tems

23. The Best Davido ft. Mayorkun

24. Know You Ladi Poe ft. Simi

25. AG baby Adekunle Gold ft Nailah Blackman

26. 23 Burnaboy

27. Away OxLade

28. Koroba Tiwa Savage

29. Of Lagos Mayorkun

30. Addicted Niniola

Though Artistes like cheque might not be seen as having a spot on the A list of Nigerian musical acts but the vibes from the hit single, “zoom” makes it difficult to leave him out of our list of best 30 songs in the year 2020.

 Finally, we hope you found some of your favorite songs 2020 out of our Best 30. We also made it easier for you to enjoy with our newly curated Apple Music Playlist.

Listen and enjoy!

Don’t Forget to contribute your Top 5 2020 hits in the comment section.

Fire ft. P.O

Watch P.O jump on ‘fire’ by Lareez.

Lareez who are said to be currently working on their E.P seems to be dropping some ‘chunes’ before the project just to give us good vibes.

The song which talks about the hustle and grind of young Naija boys can as well be said to speak well of the dexterity and value which these young men carry.

CREDIT:

Produced By: J.Cuse Beat

Mixed and Mastered by: Unusual

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lareez+ft+po

And so the adventure begins

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  2. Certe nihil nisi quod possit ipsum propter se iure laudari.
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Aliter enim nosmet ipsos nosse non possumus. Certe non potest. Et non ex maxima parte de tota iudicabis? Hoc non est positum in nostra actione.

An vero quisquam potest probare, quod perceptfum, quod.

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Duarum enim vitarum nobis erunt instituta capienda.

Duo Reges: constructio interrete. In qua quid est boni praeter summam voluptatem, et eam sempiternam? Ut placet, inquit, etsi enim illud erat aptius, aequum cuique concedere. Satis est tibi in te, satis in legibus, satis in mediocribus amicitiis praesidii. In qua quid est boni praeter summam voluptatem, et eam sempiternam? Illi enim inter se dissentiunt. Quid autem habent admirationis, cum prope accesseris? In quibus doctissimi illi veteres inesse quiddam caeleste et divinum putaverunt.

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Never stop dreaming

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Ad eas enim res ab Epicuro praecepta dantur. Quamquam te quidem video minime esse deterritum. Omnes enim iucundum motum, quo sensus hilaretur. Esse enim quam vellet iniquus iustus poterat inpune. Quid censes in Latino fore? Tantum dico, magis fuisse vestrum agere Epicuri diem natalem, quam illius testamento cavere ut ageretur. Est enim effectrix multarum et magnarum voluptatum. Facit igitur Lucius noster prudenter, qui audire de summo bono potissimum velit;

Si longus, levis dictata sunt.

Quae tamen a te agetur non melior, quam illae sunt, quas interdum optines. Collatio igitur ista te nihil iuvat. Eam si varietatem diceres, intellegerem, ut etiam non dicente te intellego; Hoc tu nunc in illo probas. Bonum integritas corporis: misera debilitas. Sed quanta sit alias, nunc tantum possitne esse tanta. Se dicere inter honestum et turpe nimium quantum, nescio quid inmensum, inter ceteras res nihil omnino interesse.

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Quod eo liquidius faciet, si perspexerit rerum inter eas verborumne sit controversia. Est enim tanti philosophi tamque nobilis audacter sua decreta defendere. Quae quo sunt excelsiores, eo dant clariora indicia naturae. Quae fere omnia appellantur uno ingenii nomine, easque virtutes qui habent, ingeniosi vocantur. Scaevola tribunus plebis ferret ad plebem vellentne de ea re quaeri.

Teneo, inquit, finem illi videri nihil dolere. Non enim, si omnia non sequebatur, idcirco non erat ortus illinc. Quae quidem vel cum periculo est quaerenda vobis; Non ego tecum iam ita iocabor, ut isdem his de rebus, cum L. Tibi hoc incredibile, quod beatissimum. Obsecro, inquit, Torquate, haec dicit Epicurus? Bonum negas esse divitias, praeposìtum esse dicis? Ut optime, secundum naturam affectum esse possit. Quis istud possit, inquit, negare? Quae adhuc, Cato, a te dicta sunt, eadem, inquam, dicere posses, si sequerere Pyrrhonem aut Aristonem.

Aliter enim explicari, quod quaeritur, non potest.

Quam multa vitiosa! summum enim bonum et malum vagiens puer utra voluptate diiudicabit, stante an movente? Saepe ab Aristotele, a Theophrasto mirabiliter est laudata per se ipsa rerum scientia; Istam voluptatem perpetuam quis potest praestare sapienti? Negat enim summo bono afferre incrementum diem. Ab hoc autem quaedam non melius quam veteres, quaedam omnino relicta. Sed haec quidem liberius ab eo dicuntur et saepius. Ac tamen hic mallet non.

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