Known globally for his blend of afrobeats and hip-hop, Nigerian rapper and song-writer, Ycee has released some of the best sizzling tunes that has plugged listeners to him. His musical journey is like fine wine getting better with each note.
Choosing just one fantastic track from his discography is a challenge in itself. Plus, let’s not forget the insane collaborations he has had with artists like, Olamide, Falz, Bella Alubo, Reekado Banks, Ms Banks, Davido and many more fantastic artists. Here is a list of some of his best tracks which have been tagged his ‘Essentials’.
‘Tropicana Fruit’ Juice ft. Bella Alubo
Just like the title, this jam is as sweet as the actual juice itself and is a tropical vacation for the ears! A mellow, chill tune and the kind of song that turns your living room into a romantic paradise on a rainy morning. Bella Alubo and Ycee’s voice intertwine like a passionate tango making ‘Tropicana Fruit Juice’ the perfect elixir that gets you in the groove. Trust us, your playlist needs this, whether single or ready to mingle.
This upbeat track is an infectious, toe-tapping hit that brings out Ycee’s inner casanova. He serenades his lady love with the right words in this track, and you’ll find yourself dancing to his rhythm in no time. ‘Nu Riddim’ is like musical glue – impossible to resist!
‘Aunty Lovina’ ft. Patoranking
True Ycee fans cannot forget that this track gave us a new national anthem. From the pulsating beats to the evoking lyrics, ‘Aunty Lovina’ made even the clumsiest dancers discover their new moves. This was a catchy tune, especially for the ladies and we can also not forget how Ycee and Patoranking’s voices melded like they were made for each other, creating a harmonious explosion.
Arguably, this tune had Nigeria in a chokehold in 2018. Ycee gave off the perfect ‘Zaddy’ energy with this tune. From being the ‘Jagaban’ to ‘Omo Alhaji’, Ycee definitely had us hooked with this track and E-Kelly definitely took his time in the studio, because the beat became the added secret sauce that made this song a bonafide banger.
‘Juice’ ft Maleek Berry
It is safe to say that any track with the title ‘Juice’ by Ycee is definitely sweet, so sweet it might as well come with a health warning for diabetes. Remember 2017 when, ‘too much juice, too much sauce!’ and ‘Ain’t nobody badder than’ became a standard lingua franca for many of his fans? And while this song was not so up tempo, it was a party anthem at many clubs.
Other gems from Ycee include; ‘Jabole’, ‘Jagaban’ ft. Olamide, ‘Say Bye Bye’, ‘Abeg’, ‘Dakun’, and the list goes on! Ycee, also known as Zaheer, has been a constant source of musical delight from day one, and he’s only getting better with time.
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