The first quarter of the year has come and gone and there were quite a number of exciting songs that really hit up our playlist.
Two songs that enjoyed major massive airplay not just in Nigeria but also globally are Runtown’s “Mad Over You” and Davido’s “IF” with arguments going down in a lot of circles as to “which song is the biggest in the first-quarter of the year”.
Mad Over You has really done much to advancing the music person of Runtown, and the light in which we saw him. The ‘Alkayida’ influenced sound has grown very impressively on both fans and non-fans of the Eric Manny superstar who was sometime embroiled in a label-management mess having him on an inevitable music hiatus. If on the other hand, is the very first of music projects after OBO, Davido tanked his deal with international music merchants, Sony, because all they wanted to do was tamper with his sound. But he wasn’t going to have that.
Now the common denominator both songs and their artistes share are quite obvious; long-awaited comebacks, stylish cultural sounds with a head-bopping rhythm and infectiously laced lyrics. Although one might say that Mad Over You has been here longer, If has already assumed a somewhat viral position to listeners around the globe in just 3 or so weeks of its release, now peaked at the number one spot.
However, the heavier task has become having to decide which song was bigger than the other in the first quarter of 2017.
Is it Davido’s “IF” or Runtown’s “Mad Over You”… what do you guys think?