Hello fine folks, welcome to this week’s edition of your Flashback Thursday. This post specifically spotlights 10 songs that take us back in time. Some of them evoke the mid-tempo/ groovy feel of yesteryears. Others just take us back memory lane, reminding us largely of those thrilling days of times past.
In all, these songs provide a sing-along vibe that lingers on the lips of both young and old today. Enough said already, sit back and enjoy -in no particular order- this week’s Flashback songs for February, 12th, 2015.
1. Artiste: Fela
Song Title: Zombie
Song Details: Released in 1976, Zombie received wide acclaim from both the Nigerian and international communities. Sam Samuelson of AMG gave it a 4.5 out of 5 stars, further describing it as “Kuti and Africa 70’s most popular and impacting record.” Zombie is still the song it was, with a theme still very relevant in today’s socio-economic situation of things, thus earning its place in our Flashback for this week.
2. Artiste: eLDee
Song Title: I Go Yarn
Song Details: A song from a much younger Artiste, Lanre Dabiri, ‘I Go Yarn’ touches pretty much same theme and subjects as the legendary Fela did in his heyday. The Artiste, eLDee, expresses himself on this song with the hope that things can start to look up in Nigeria in the soonest time possible.
3. Artiste: Lagbaja
Song Title: Never Far Away
Song Details: Never Far Away is a brilliant record from multi-talented, award-winning Afrobeat star; popularly known for his representing the ‘faceless’ and ‘voiceless’ in society today, an image he creates with the mask. This one is a cool, mid-tempo love song that rests on the shoulders of African sounds and original instrumentation.
4. Artiste: Banky W
Song Title: My Regret
Song Details: Banky W stays relevant from years back till date (and into the future) owing to his unmistakeable ability to write as well as deliver vocally on songs. My Regret is one such awesome cuts from the EME head honcho. Ever green material here.
5. Artiste: Plantashun Boiz
Song Title: Don’t You Know
Song Details: This is an absolute smash of a slow jam which takes us back to the bubbly years when the Plantashun Boiz held sway in the Nigerian music space.
6. Artiste: MI Abaga
Song Title: Craze
Song Details: MI Abaga lends his voice to the topsy-turviness bedeviling the nation on this cut off his IM2 Album. And given the current situation of things today, it earns MI some visionary ability earns this song a huge following, coupled with the fact of it having a strong lyrical depth and production strengths.
7. Artiste: Oby Onyioha
Song Title: I Want To Feel Your Love
Song Details: This is a completely evergreen song. The older folks should be able to relate to this more given that it was released as far back as 1981. The younger ones as well can tap into its old school, unique feel. Great stuff.
8. Artiste: Alex Zitto
Song Title: Walakolombo
Song Details: This joint is better listened to than described, an absolute flashback hit from 1989. Hit the play button already.
9. Artiste: Oritz Wiliki
Song Title: Heart of The Story
Song Details: Hit the play button already.
10. Artiste: Fela
Song Title: Water No Get Enemy
Sonjg Details: Are you playing this yet? Please get on it already. Complete, helluva Afrobeat classic from the legend himself.
Thanks for joining us this week. We trust you found this truly refreshing. Stay with us now and rest assured that next week’s will be greater. Cheers.