Thursday Throwback: If You Know These Songs, You Should Be Married With Kids By Now

The Nigerian Music industry has over the years produced amazing songs and music which were at their time major hits across the country and around the world

Some of these songs were chart-topping songs that garnered massive radio airplay at their prime.

The recent wave of dance steps and the use of slang has been in the music industry for a long and today we take a look at some songs which made trends during their time. And by the way, if you know these songs, you should be married with kids by now.

1. My Car by Tony Tetula (2001)

After splitting away from The Remedies (along with Eedris Abdulkareem and Eddy Montana), in the late 1990s Kennis signed hip hop group that took the Nigerian music by storm, Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, better known as Tony Tetuila, released single and album, My Car in 2001.

The single which was built on a heavy bass riff and thumping percussion had the singer delivering a humorously accurate take on a motor accident in Nigeria.

It didn’t hurt that the music video for the song managed to incorporate a few jabs at former labelmate Eedris Abdulkareem, and pay homage to Bola Tinubu, the Lagos state governor at the time.

2. Mr. Lecturer by Eedris Abdul Kareem (2003)

17 years ago, the music activist, Eedris releases a song titled “Mr. Lecturer” a song with better lyricism and a very good rhythm to curb the act of lecturers having S*x with the student to make them pass. It was one of the chart-topping songs at its prime and if what comes to your mind now is “Se ki nto sibe”, then you really need to be nursing your third kid now.

3. Nothing For You by Lagbaja (2000)

Bisade Ologunde is a Nigerian Afrobeat musician, singer-songwriter, and percussionist. Widely known as Lágbájá for his signature use of a mask that covers his identity.

One of his standout songs in the early 2000s apart from Konko below, Never Far, is the single Nothing For You. The storytelling’ single had amazing simple lyrics line.

4. Let’s Live Together by KUSH (2003)

In 2003, music group K.U.S.H released their hit song “Let’s Live Together” as part of their album, The Experience.

The video was a blend of black, white, grey, and sepia. In between shots of TY Bello and Lara George doing their thing, were short clips of wartime scenes.

From a starving child to a woman swearing to kill another woman and a shot of a dead body on scorched land, the theme was devastation, death, and destruction, and Kush played it to maximum effect.

5. Danfo Driver by Mad Melon/Mountain Black (2003)

In the 2000s when Daddy Showkey, Daddy Fresh, and reggae artistes were reigning, Mad Melon and Mountain Black came into the scene with a difference and made waves almost immediately with their single “Danfo Drivers”.

They ran into our consciousness with the highly relatable galala tune, ‘I Am a Danfo Driver, Suo.’ Mad Melon was born Oghene Mario while Mountain Black was born Olotu Jimoh.

6. African Queen by 2baba (2004)

It was in 2004 when 2Face released his first solo album “Face 2 Face”, that he established himself as a distinguished solo artist.

During the glory days of African Queen, 2Face went on to bag for himself series of awards; listed below, are a number of them include Best Video 2004 A.M.E.N Award, Best Male Vocalist 2004 A.M.E.N Award, Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry 2004 Award for Excellence, Music of the Year 2004 Excellence Recognition Award, etc.

The hit song – African Queen, was later used in 2006 as a soundtrack in a Hollywood movie titled: Phat Girlz, as a result of its enormous acceptance; both locally and internationally.

7. Tongolo by Dbanj (2005)

D’banj’s debut album, No Long Thing, was released in 2005. It yielded several singles with Tongolo as the lead single.

This proved to be his breakthrough single and a hit. It also provided his Koko Master persona, with the term, koko, taking on a variety of meanings.

The music video for “Tongolo” was directed by DJ Tee. It features a cameo appearance from Don Jazzy.

Tongolo won D’banj the “Best Newcomer” award at the 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards.

8. Bizzy Body by PSquare (2005)

The song Bizzy Body is one from P-Square’s album project tagged ‘Get Squared’ which was released in May 2005 and was played on several radio stations across the country.

The P-Square group which is now defunct consists of twin brothers namely; Paul Okoye & Peter Okoye.

They had their record label called Square Records from which this album was released before they called it a quit.

9. Mo Sorire by Paul IK Dairo (1999)

Paul ‘Play’ Dairo, son of notable afro-juju musician, IK Dairo, released this inspirational evergreen tune “Mo So Rire” back in 2006.

10. Dyna by Daddy Showkey (1999)

John Asiemo popularly referred to as ‘Daddy Showkey’ is one of the stand-out artistes in the 1990s.

One of his songs that garnered a lot of trends is “Dyna” which is entirely sung in Pidgin, as most of Showkey’s songs are.

It’s a story of hope even in dark situations. Charged by an electric production featuring live percussions, in verses inundated with the refrain, ‘hosanna’.

Daddy Showkey sings of Dyna, married and longing for a child (first verse), the joy when she got pregnant (second verse), and in the third verse, shaming the evil people as ‘God’s time is the best.’

‘Dyna’ was very popular in its days, especially amongst parents, who employed its lyrics in teaching their kids the positives of patience.

11. Mathematics (Jagbajantis) by Sound Sultan (2000)

Sound Sultan’s career in show business started in the 90s, when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions. By 1999, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows.

He released his first single “Jagbajantis” in 2000, which was a hit in Nigeria.

12. Rock n Roll by Rymzo (2004)

Rymzo produced his first album “Take Mediocre Off The Stage” in 2005 which had the hit single “Rock n Roll” that was a nationwide chartbuster in 2004 prior to the album release.

“Rock n Roll” had earlier been released as a hit single in 2004, sealing Rymzo’s position as the biggest new Reggae sensation in Nigeria at the time.

13. Oruka –Sunny Nneji (2003)

“Oruka” (roughly translated to a wedding ring in English) is from Nigerian Afropop legend, Sunny Neji.

The song is the lead single from his fourth studio album titled, Unchained which was released in 2003 via O’Jez Music and contains other tracks such as Tolotolo and Face Me.

Mention some others that you think the new generation kids will not know.

If You Know These Songs, You Should Be Married With Kids By Now

Mention Any Three Of These Songs That You Can Still Remember

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Written By:- Adeluola Samson

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