I wasn’t a big Runtown fan until I listened to a shitload of his songs for this Ranked. He’s actually got a great body of work, so I ranked his top ten best songs.
Here you go:
10. Baby Answer
“Girl my love for you be like kilimanjarooo…” and then the rhymes that follow. 2014 was a good year. I like that this song has some lowkey highlife vibe. And who was that babe in the video?
9. Body Riddim
There’s something about the video of this song that just exudes youthful energy very colourfully. The Darkovibes and Bella Shmurda collab gives the song a nice balance as well. Nothing too loud, nothing too fast, just vibes.
Am I the only one that thinks Runtown sounds a lot like Wizkid sometimes? In this song, he definitely does. Also, why does he like people playing with his hair in his music videos?
This song has the energy I feel like I would have if I suddenly hammered $1 million out of nowhere. “Free smoke, free Hennesy…more life to my enemies.” What more do you want?
6. Bend Down Pause
Baby just bend down, bend down, pause. Baby just bend down, bend down, pause. Baby just bend down, bend down, bend down, bend down, bend down, bend down, pause!
5. Lagos to Kampala
Remember what I said about Runtown sounding like Wizkid? Now, imagine both of them on a track talking about the days of suffering. Wizkid always bodies songs where he talks about his past. Look at Ojuelegba.
4. For Life
I can’t wait to use the lines “My doctor say my cure dey on top your body o.” This is an actual love song. Bruno Mars should come and learn work.
3. The Banger
I don’t understand a word of what Uhuru guy was saying, but this song is a banger. I should add it to my dance songs playlist.
Honestly, there’s so much in this song, it could easily have been two songs. But it’s ranked so high because of nostalgia and Davido.
1. Mad Over You
This song is right up there with all the Nigerian bangers in the past 5 years. The sound, the lyrics, the video, everything is perfect. It’s definitely Runtown’s best song. I hope he gives us something like this again soon.