We move over to the ‘Album of the year’ category, where voting will decide the eventual winner of the best album in the year under review.
Excellent song writing, production, rendition, quality acceptability, promotion are major factor for consideration in this keenly contested category. The nominees for this year’s Album of the year award are, Praiz with Rich and Famous Album, Yemi Alade’s King of Queens, Olamide’s Street OT, Chairman By MI Abaga, Wizkid’s Ayo and Double Trouble by P-Square.
Analysis: Many will wonder how Praiz’s Rich and Famous entered this category because of its style of slow music, but hey, that was one of the best album out of naija in the year in review. The first runner up the maiden edition of MTN’s project fame did justice to his Rich and Famous album with some nice and well composed tracks.
Yemi Alade’s King of Queens a great effort from the hottest female property from Nigerian in the year under review. The Effizzy Music act has some interesting tracks like Johnny that earned her many awards, Kissing, Doro Timi, Temperature and many more. It did deserve a consideration.
Everyone one wonders how Olamide’s name keep appearing on every category, well that is hard work and he sure knows how to woo the street, little wonder he named his 4th studio album Street OT(shorter form of orientation). With some street anthem tracks that is rocking the airwaves and nice music videos.
Four Years without an album is long enough. M I Abaga came back hard with a classy album titled Chairman. The album topped all charts in its first week of release and was rated in many quarters as the best outta naija. With some interesting collaborations, a record of 21top artistes on an album and killer tracks. I feel this list would have been meaningless if it had omitted the Chairman’s album.
Wizkid’s A.Y.O album housed that monster hit, Ojuelagba a song rated in many quarters as his best ever. The eagerly anticipated album lived up to its billing and was worth the wait. Wizzy has some other interesting tracks on the album.
P-Square’s Double Trouble was another of the Nigerian music industry’s fantastic duo’s musical dexterity, they have demonstrated that over and over. So this latest effort is not a surprise.
A close call between Olamide’s Street OT and M I Abaga’s Chairman album. But we give this category to MI for a top notch and classy album. Well-conceived and nice finishing touches before its release no track on the album was a push over.