Afrobeatsglobal presents top ten hit songs produced by Nigerian top-notch producer, Sarz.
Every 17th of March is the birthday of the popular Nigerian producer, Sarz whose slang, “Sarz on the beat” tells you that the song you are about to listen to would be a fun ride. The producer has hit songs to his credit.
Born Osabuohien Osaretin, Sarz was born in Benin, Edo state. His first full credit production work was for Lord of Ajasa‘s “See Drama” in 2007.
Sarz has produced songs for Nigerian artists like Wizkid, Naeto C, Banky W, Skales, Shank, Reminisce, Goldie Harvey, eLDee, Wande Coal, YQ and Niniola among others.
Sarz & Wurld- Trobul
Sarz & Wurld- Ego (Nobody wins)
Seyi Shay ft Runtown- Gimme love
DJ Enimoney ft Tiwa Savage, Slimcase & Reminisce- Diet
Sarz ft DJ Tunez & Flash- Get up
10. Reminisce- Kako Bi Chicken (2011)
For a 2000s kid, this song was one of those songs the lyrics were fun to sing along to, especially the chorus, “Kako Bi Chicken” ( even though I am yet to understand what he was talking about).
You would agree that the song from its Beat to the lyrics, everything about the song was fun listening to.
10. Reminisce- Kako Bi Chicken (2011)
9. Jahbless ft Iceprince, Reminisce, Eldee, Durella, Ruggedman, – Jor(Remix) (2010)
I remember vividly when this song came out, everyone in my area would rap along to the song, even those whose voice should be banned would be feeling like a rapper.
From the crazy beat to the hilarious lyrics, Jahbless, Iceprince, Reminisce, Eldee, Durella, Ruggedman and Sarz made 2010 a fun year to remember.
8. Sarz ft Wizkid- Samba(2012)
After producing songs for artists, Sarz decided to produce his own personal song, Beat of life(Samba) and we thank God he did.
Samba did well when it was released as it was during that period the ‘Azonto’ dance was popular. Wizkid‘s popularity and his lyrics also contributed to its success, a fact Sarz himself acknowledged. Even now, you can’t hear Samba and not want to dance.
7. Wizkid ft Femi Kuti- Jaiye jaiye (2013)
In this song, Sarz proved that no matter the genre of song you want him to produce, he will murder it.
Sarz took Fela‘s slow afrobeat style and turned it into a danceable beat. Wizkid was joined by Femi Kuti who played the saxophone in the song.
6. Goldie- Don’t touch my body (2010)
Goldie (may her soul rest in peace) was considered the lady Gaga of Nigeria because of her eccentric way of life, she was an amazing singer who has the voice and the class to deliver any song. So it’s no surprise she was able to deliver on the Sarz produced track.
5. Wizkid ft Drake- Come closer (2017)
Wizkid featured American Rapper, Drake on ‘Come Closer’. The song is smooth and danceable at the same time and of course, Sarz proved he is nobody mate when it comes to producing Songs
4. Niniola- Maradona (2017)
Though Maradona wasn’t the first song Sarz had produced for Niniola, the song was the breakthrough that Niniola needed to launch her career.
The song was so good that International DJ, DJ Snake did a remix of the song which he called ‘Maradona Riddim’ and Beyonce had to sample it on one of the songs from her “Lion King: The Gift” Soundtrack.
3. Niniola- Sicker (2017)
This song is proof that Niniola and Sarz are such a perfect combo. ‘Sicker’ was released after the massive success of Maradona in the market, even though it didn’t surpass the success of its predecessor, it was a hit in its own right.
2. Skepta ft Wizkid- Energy(Stay far away) (2018)
While Energy might not really be called a danceable song, you can’t still help but move whenever the song comes on. Sarz proved he is capable of producing anything and you just can’t help but love it.
1 Sarz & Wurld- Mad (2019)
I have a feeling that Sarz picks the Artist he works with carefully, because how do you explain the magic he and Wurld performed in “I love girls with Trobul“, the EP they released together. ‘Mad‘ is one of the best songs from the EP, the song even got recognition from Cardi B and her husband, Offset.