Relative to the U.S., where it often seems like women frequently run the pop charts, female artists in Nigeria don't appear quite as frequently. There are definitely several major female stars, however. Last year, Yemi Alade's "Johnny" was a major crossover hit, and this year her single "Kissing" has traction. Tiwa Savage is one of the genre's biggest names, and her 2013 record "Eminado" is a flawless gem. This year, Seyi Shay has one of Nigeria's biggest records with "Jangilova." What does the title mean? A discussion at bellanaija.com suggests it's the pidgen pronunciation of "Dangle over"—a reference to childhood swing-sets. The song is in a high-life style, a Ghanaian genre with particular rhythmic and harmonic characteristics.

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