Such is the breadth and productivity of the Nigerian music industry that you are bound to find something worth your time pretty much any day of the week you choose to have a look-see.
Ile Ijo is the second official video, and one of the five singles, released by Nigerian Entertainment Awards Best New Act of the Year nominee May D (Akinmayokun Awodumil) since landing a record deal with the country's most popular R&B duo P Square.
The other singles have been well received, and, to be honest, a bit over-praised. They were good - especially Sound Track (right-click to download the mp3) and the just released U Want 2 Know Me (feat. P Square) - but not that good. The Azonto-like Ile Ijo (download), however, shows why he is worthy of his nomination.
Speaking of Azonto, it's quite cool to hear the Ghanaian style seeping into Nigerian urban music. You hear this in Oma Ga, too, for instance, a recent track by singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage (right-click to download) that appeared on a promotional album for Mavin Records (the recently launched record label of D'Banj's former partner and producer Don Jazzy). For too long, Ghanaian artists had to look nervously and a little enviously at their more culturally influential Nigerian contemporaries churning out the hits from two doors away.
"Ile Ijo" means house of dance in Yoruba, so apt video, too (directed by Nigeria's busier music video director, Clarence Peters of CAPital Dream Pictures).
Assuming Ile Ijo is a sign that May D is just getting started, we look forward to what he has in store next for his fans.