Covers are fun things. One person takes another person’s song and makes it theirs. Sometimes, they don’t work. But when a cover works, it can even overshadow the original.
Anyone remember “I will always love you”? Now go check who did the original version first.
Alternative artistes in Nigeria do quite a number of interesting covers and today we wanted to present three of our current favourites.
Possibly our favourite cover, it’s a punk rock take on Banky W’s hit single, “Yes No”. While Banky delivers his vocals on an r n b beat, the boys choose heavy guitars and drums.
The result is a recognisable melody, but a totally different song!!!
Taking on Wizkid? O yes she did.
Nigeria’s queen of rock tackles Wizkid’s Naija pop sound and brings on amnesia. Does Wizkid have a version? Lol
We like that her voice is strong and powerful and very authoritative.
Watch on Youtube
This cover does the opposite of the previous two.
While Clay and 1 Last Autograph took relatively slow melodies and made them upbeat, Aramide strips Davido’s “Ekuro” song down to just a voice and a guitar.
In the end, she gives us melody and a clearer sound.
Watch on youtube here
What covers do you like?