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#OSGVerdict: The Headies 2015 Best Collabo

This is another category where the winner will be chosen by votes consideration for songs includes the best R&B, Pop or hiphop collaborative track taking cameos into consideration.

The songs battling for honour in this category  are, Reminisce featuring Olamide and Phyno Local Rappers, Hold On by Joel Amadi featuring 2Face Idibia, Bad Girl Special Remix by Mr 2Kay featuring Cynthia Morgan and Seyi Shay, Shoki Remix by Lil Kesh featuring label boss, Olamide and Davido, Do The Right Thing by Cobhams Asuquo featuring BEZ and Sisi by Praiz and Wizkid.

The Analysis:

Reminisce’ Local Rappers featuring Olamide and Phyno is one of the best collaborative music effort outta naija in the year under review. The trio were the leading indigenous rapper in the country known for delivering their rap lines in their native language. The style that has garnered criticism from the English hardcore rappers and they took the opportunity to team up and put out their response. What a response it was as it triggered many comments.

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Hold on – Joel Amadi ft 2Face Idibia: A soul lifting and inspiring song from Joel Amadi featuring his legendary look alike, 2Face Idibia. The two act teamed up to give a piece of advice to the populace on holding on for something and keeping the hustle tight. It was a slow song with clear messages. That was a nice collaborative effort from the duo.

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Bad Girl Special Remix  – Mr 2Kay featuring Cynthia Morgan and Seyi Shay: You can’t sing a song like Bad Girl Special without involving the girls that was why Mr 2Kay had a rethink and invited the ladies on its remix and alas it hit the target and consideration in this category. Cynthia and Seyi  did justice to the remix as they demonstrated some bad girl stunts in the video.

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Mr 2kay

Shoki Remix Lil Kesh featuring Olamide and Davido: Many wondered why Shoki still featured in this category having featured last year and Lil Kesh has had many other hits worth consideration than repeating Shoki. But the organizers sure have their reasons for picking the song for the second year running.

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Do the right thing – Cobhams Asuquo featuring BEZ: For the benefit of the few that loves good slow music and classy finishes Cobhams Asuquo’s ‘Do the Right Thing’ is a handy song to cater for their yearnings. We feel song like this are worth their nominations amidst the usual club banging dance hall music.

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Sisi Praiz featuring Wizkid: Praiz’s Sisi featuring Starboy, Wizkid was a well-conceived tune to sing-praise that special girl. A bit different from the usual vulgar appraisal of the women folk, we feel it worth its consideration here.

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Our Verdict:

It is a close one between Reminisce’ Local Rappers or Joel’s Hold on, but we will go for Reminisce because of the controversies that surrounded it and its acceptance on the streets.

 

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