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What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by naijasmost: 6:38pm On Sep 21, 2010
As Naija turns 50, I've been looking to create a top 50 mixtape, from 1960 until today.

Whether it is Victor Olaiya's "Omo Pupa, Oh",
Ebenezer Obey's "Board Members",
King Sunny Ade's ANYTHING from KSA is good! LOL!
Fela's "Lady", or "International Thief Thief",
Shina Peters "Afro Juju",
etc etc etc!

Also:
anything by Bonny M (they're not Nigerian, but deserve an honorable mention),
anything by ABBA (they're not Nigerian, but deserve an honorable mention),
etc etc etc!!!

What are those great songs from yesteryear that should make the list of top 50?

(Pardon the Yoruba bias in the list - my brothers and sisters from the East and the North: hook this list up with more flava! LOL!)
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Pain: 11:51am On Sep 23, 2010
Sweet Mother-Nico Mbarga
Osondi Owendi- Osita Osadebe
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by djojo(m): 11:57am On Sep 23, 2010
Gongo Aso by nice
craze world by fela
only me by tu face
African queen by tu face
omo araye by Ebenezer obey
pon pon pon by dagrin
suffering and smiling by fela
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by SHEAU(m): 12:19pm On Sep 23, 2010
naijasmost:

As Naija turns 50, I've been looking to create a top 50 mixtape, from 1960 until today.

Whether it is Victor Olaiya's "Omo Pupa, Oh",
Ebenezer Obey's "Board Members",
King Sunny Ade's ANYTHING from KSA is good! LOL!
Fela's "Lady", or "International Thief Thief",
Shina Peters "Fuji Garbage", or was it "Cabbage",
etc etc etc!

Also:
anything by Bonny M (they're not Nigerian, but deserve an honorable mention),
anything by ABBA (they're not Nigerian, but deserve an honorable mention),
etc etc etc!!!

What are those great songs from yesteryear that should make the list of top 50?

(Pardon the Yoruba bias in the list - my brothers and sisters from the East and the North: hook this list up with more flava! LOL!)

Olodo, who tel u say na shina peter sing Fuji Gabbage? its BARRISTER
My list: Yello fever by fela, Olomi by Obey,Kere si no by Rolling Dollar, Osondi Owendi by Osadebe, African queen by 2face, Nagode Allah by Gyan, Cool temper by lagbaja
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by wesley80(m): 12:21pm On Sep 23, 2010
Old skool
Mariam - Bongos Ikwe
Joromi - Victor Uwaifo
Ali Chuks - Ego Ji orlu
And , hmmm my memory fails me




Relatively New
Celebrate - Alex O
Jagajaga - Eedris Abdulkareem
Shakomo  - Remedies
That gyration song (Everybody gyrate?)by Tony One week
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Gamine(f): 12:23pm On Sep 23, 2010
Makes sense! but you should head to http://combandrazor.blogspot.com/ to refresh your memory!!

Please the greatest songs shouldn't include any of the recent garbage, honestly!
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Taliban: 1:25pm On Sep 23, 2010
Joromi by Sir Victor Uwaifo
Taxi Driver by Bobby Benson
Omo Pupa By Victor Olaiya
Searching for True love by Bongos Ikwe
Oko mi by Christy Essien Igbokwe
One Luv by Onyeka Onwenu
Osondi Owendi by Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe
Iya ma i lo by Lijadu Sisters
Goodbye Teacher by Kris Okotie
Lady by Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Bang bang bang by Femi Kuti
Water no get enemy by Fele Anikulapo Kuti
Teacher by Abami again
Suffering and smiling by Abami himself
Basket mouth wan open mouth again by Fela
Palaver by Fela
Baby mi jowo by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey
Iwaju Loloko yi wami lo by Sunny Ade
Fuji Garbage by Alhaji Chief Sikiru Ayinde Barrister
Ace by Sir Shina Peters
Angelina by Sir IK Dairo
Send down the Rain by Majek Fashek
Wait for me by Onyeka and Sunny Ade
Omoge by Mike Okri
Ti Obinrin ba da by Haruna Ishola
Konko below by Lagbaja
Sweet Mother by Prince Niko Nbanga

FOR THE RECENT ONES
Gongo Aso by Nice
Koko by Dbanj
Fire on the Mountain by Asa
Allah ba ka zo chi by J.Gyan
African Queen by Tu-Face

FOR OUR BRODAS LIVIN OUTSIDE NAIJA

Sweetest Taboo by Sade
Kiss from a Rose by Seal
Lifted by Lighthouse Family

That's all I can remember for now.

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Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by tunnytox(m): 1:38pm On Sep 23, 2010
@Taliban
You too gbaski, you hit the nail on the head for most of the tracks you stated above,
What about this ones:

Omoge o lo le oko re ma se ba mi du temi lonse, by who?
Ketekete by Ebenezer Obey
and many more I can't remember for now,
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Ranoscky(m): 1:44pm On Sep 23, 2010
NEATO C - 10 over 10.

It's the best song ever. It occupies the list from 1 - 50.
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by MissyB3(f): 2:00pm On Sep 23, 2010
I used to hear this song when I was Picino-picino [According to ma brovva] grin

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7NHdFwTElc[/flash]  kiss  kiss
If You marry a taxi driver, I don't kia. grin
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by denony(m): 2:51pm On Sep 23, 2010
ayaga yaga yagayo - Rasta kimo
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by denony(m): 2:52pm On Sep 23, 2010
Nigeria must be free - Kimo regea
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Mortiple(m): 2:56pm On Sep 23, 2010
Songs of the following Naija musicians will surely make the list:

Bobby Benson                (definitely) Taxi Driver
Fela Kuti                         several songs
Jim Rex Lawson              (may be)    Love Adure
Celestine Ukwu              (may be)    Poor man life
Osita Osadebe               (definitely)  Osondi Owendi
Ebenezer Obey              
Victor Uwaifo                  (definitely)  Guitar Boy and Mamiwater
Sunny Ade
Oliver the Conque          (may be)    Opportunity
I.K Dairo                         (definitely)  Salome
Ayinde Barrister             (definitely)  Fuji Cabbage
Shina Peters                  (definitely)  Ace
Christy Essien Igbokwe (may be)    Soun Rere
Paulson Kanu              
Peacock Int'l Band         (may be)    Eddie Kwansa
Oriental Brothers           (may be)    Nwa Ada Di Mma
Orlando Owoh               (may be)    Kangaroo
Evi-Edna Ogholi           (definitely) Happy Birthday
The Mandators              (may be)    Rat Race
Orits Wiliki                     (may be)    Tribulation
Mike Okri                       (definitely)  Omoge
2Face Idibia                  (definitely)  African Queen

Watch out for more

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Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by 0Edward0(m): 3:13pm On Sep 23, 2010
Pls where can I get some of these songs
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by nodullin(m): 3:31pm On Sep 23, 2010
Mortiple:

Songs of the following Naija musicians will surely make the list:

Bobby Benson                (definitely) Taxi Driver
Fela Kuti                         several songs
Jim Rex Lawson              (may be)    Love Adure
Celestine Ukwu              (may be)    Poor man life
Osita Osadebe               (definitely)  Osondi Owendi
Ebenezer Obey              
Victor Uwaifo                  (definitely)  Guitar Boy and Mamiwater
Sunny Ade
Oliver the Conque          (may be)    Opportunity
I.K Dairo                         (definitely)  Salome
Ayinde Barrister             (definitely)  Fuji Cabbage
Shina Peters                  (definitely)  Ace
Christy Essien Igbokwe (may be)    Soun Rere
Paulson Kanu              
Peacock Int'l Band         (may be)    Eddie Kwansa
Oriental Brothers           (may be)    Nwa Ada Di Mma
Orlando Owoh               (may be)    Kangaroo
Evi-Edna Ogholi           (definitely) Happy Birthday
The Mandators              (may be)    Rat Race
Orits Wiliki                     (may be)    Tribulation
Mike Okri                       (definitely)  Omoge
2Face Idibia                  (definitely)  African Queen

Watch out for more
@Mortiple: this is is it, this is THE LIST!!!!!!!!!!
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Tcrack(m): 4:25pm On Sep 23, 2010
most of the songs i can think of are already hee but i think bolanle by junoir and preety was great too.
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by seunspice(m): 4:30pm On Sep 23, 2010
Over 70% of the songs back then were very good, Some notable songs of yore have been mentioned in earlier responses but i would like to add a few.
Evi Edna Ogoli        - Obaro
Sunny Ade and       - Wait for me
Christy Essien       - Seun rere
Bongos Ikwe         - rooster crow at dawn
Comfort Omoge     - Wa sun nene
Daniel Wilson        - Original bad boy
Disike Falola          - Baby kilode?
Sunny Okosun       - African Soldier
Alex Zitto               -
Chris Okotie           - You can tell me you love me
Alex O
Lijadu sisters         - Ma so, Ye! Ma royin o
Esse Agesse          - My Grand mama soupe
Orlando Julius        - Adara
Ebenezer Obey      - Baby mi jowo

Fill in the gaps for the Alex(s) please.
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by seunspice(m): 4:38pm On Sep 23, 2010
Majek Fashek - Send down the rain
Ras Kimono - Under pressure
Oritz Wiliki - Freedom
tina Onwudiwe - Asiko lo laye
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Taliban: 5:13pm On Sep 23, 2010
Some more i can remember

Olorun mi by Comfort Omoge
Iyawo Olele by Orlando Owoh
Do you want to have a dance by Blackky
Happy Birthday by Evi Edna Ogoli Okosi
Higher higher higher Don't know who song the sang
Tickle me by Alex Zitto
Africa or is it Nigeria Unite by Sunny Okosuns
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by milehigh06(m): 5:30pm On Sep 23, 2010
now i need some help,i need these sonnnnnnnngs oooooooooooo
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by tunyus(m): 5:47pm On Sep 23, 2010
fuji fantasia, barister
american tips, KWAMI the ultimate
gourd, KWAM 1
big deal, KWAMI
gon go aso , 9ice
african queen, 2face
alll fellla music
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Ranoscky(m): 6:04pm On Sep 23, 2010
Animal dey wia AGBADA by fela - I dedicate it to keke Ogun-igbee
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by netprofit(m): 6:11pm On Sep 23, 2010
tunyus:

fuji fantasia, barister
american tips, KWAMI the ultimate
gourd, KWAM 1
big deal, KWAMI
gon go aso , 9ice
african queen, 2face
alll fellla music


Finally someone mentioned my idol

Kwam 1 forever - Ado Oro
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Nobody: 7:55pm On Sep 23, 2010
Daniel Wilson - Abortion
Evi Edna Ogoli - Obaro
Onyeka Onwenu - Bia nulu , Halleluya & Iyogogo
Dele Ojo - Terena
KSA - Ori mi ye o ja fun mi
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by archbishop(m): 8:02pm On Sep 23, 2010
HELOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,
I agree totally with Taliban, you understand music. Peace.
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by ollybosieb: 8:13pm On Sep 23, 2010
tunnytox:

@Taliban
You too gbaski, you hit the nail on the head for most of the tracks you stated above,
What about this ones:

Omoge o lo le oko re ma se ba mi du temi lonse, by who?
Ketekete by Ebenezer Obey
and many more I can't remember for now,


By Stella Monye
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Gamine(f): 8:13pm On Sep 23, 2010
No one has mentioned the Funkees
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Easy09: 8:23pm On Sep 23, 2010
Songs of the following Naija musicians will surely make the list:

Bobby Benson                (definitely) Taxi Driver
Fela Kuti                         several songs
Jim Rex Lawson              (may be)    Love Adure
Celestine Ukwu              (may be)    Poor man life
Osita Osadebe               (definitely)  Osondi Owendi
Ebenezer Obey             
Victor Uwaifo                  (definitely)  Guitar Boy and Mamiwater
Sunny Ade
Oliver the Conque          (may be)    Opportunity
I.K Dairo                         (definitely)  Salome
Ayinde Barrister             (definitely)  Fuji Cabbage
Shina Peters                  (definitely)  Ace
Christy Essien Igbokwe (may be)    Soun Rere
Paulson Kanu             
Peacock Int'l Band         (may be)    Eddie Kwansa
Oriental Brothers           (may be)    Nwa Ada Di Mma
Orlando Owoh               (may be)    Kangaroo
Evi-Edna Ogholi           (definitely) Happy Birthday
The Mandators              (may be)    Rat Race
Orits Wiliki                     (may be)    Tribulation
Mike Okri                       (definitely)  Omoge
2Face Idibia                  (definitely)  African Queen
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by dangiwa09(m): 9:07pm On Sep 23, 2010
Can someone tell me where and how to lay hands on songs by a classic Naija oldie musician: [size=14pt]TERRA KOTA[/size]
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Nobody: 9:14pm On Sep 23, 2010
djojo:

Gongo Aso by nice
craze world by fela
only me by tu face
African queen by tu face
omo araye by Ebenezer obey
pon pon pon by dagrin
suffering and smiling by fela
Kerewa by Zolezoo grin
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by anayoe(m): 10:16pm On Sep 23, 2010
Spell out the criterion for the rating of the songs.
Re: What Are The 50 Greatest Naija Songs Of All Time? by Arysexy(m): 1:44am On Sep 24, 2010
[b][b]Animal dey wia AGBADA by fela - I dedicate it to keke Ogun-igbee[/b][/b]

grin grin grin i don crack my ribs laffing at ur post, u mean the $10 pant money miss road? ha ha ha! guy u r really funny. na real animal dey wia agbada!

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