OldiesButGoodies – Your Favorite Nigerian Songs From The Past

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Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s edition of classic Nigerian songs from back in time. We have carefully selected 10 of them for your delight, some of which should evoke the mid-tempo/ groovy feel of yesteryears.

With that said, here are your 10 golden tunes for today; Thursday, February 19th, 2015. Enjoy!

1. Artiste: Stephen Osita Osadebe

Song Title: Osondi Owendi

Song Details: From 1984, Osita Osadebe’s “Osondi Owendi” still holds sway till date. Take a listen.

Stephen Osita Osadebe – Osondi Owendu

2. Artiste:Victor Olaiya

Song Title: Omo Pupa

Song Details: From 1982, the album “In The Sixties” still stays buzzing in our flashback playlists today. Have a listen.

Dr Victor Olaiya – Omo Pupa

3. 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.

Fela Kuti – Zombie

4. Artiste: Evi Edna Ogholi

Song Title: Happy Birthday

Song Details: From 1989 and the album “Happy Birthday”, we have the title track Happy Birthday on our flashback Thursday for this week.

Evi Edna Ogholi – Happy Birthday

5. Artiste: Felix Liberty

Song Title: Ifeoma

Song Details: We are still blessed by this Felix Liberty hit from 1989. Hit the play button already.

Felix Liberty – Ifeoma

6. 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.

Lagbaja – Never Far Away

7. Artiste: Junior & Pretty

Song Title: Monika

Song Details: Ever green material here, this one leads us back as far as 1991, to a time when our music still had a much different vibe compared to what we have on air today. Junior and Pretty brings many fond memories back with this one. Solid.

Junior & Pretty – Monika

8. Artiste: Tuface

Song Title: Ole

Song Details: Feel good music from the “Face 2 Face” album, this was one of the jams that stood out Tuface Idibia as a solo artiste in the Nigerian music space.

Tuface – Ole

9. Artiste: Femi Kuti

Song Title: Sorry Sorry

Song Details: Released in 1998 on the album “Shoki Shoki”, the song addresses the social turmoil in the land today. And the interesting part of this is that issues facing Nigeria as a nation as at then still are a major subject today.

Femi Kuti – Sorry Sorry

10. Artiste: Remedies

Song Title: Shakomo

Song Details: Released in 1998, this was a major mainstream material those years from the group. And frankly, it still gets us nodding.

Remedies – Shakomo

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.


Henry Igwe

Henry Igwe

Copywriter. Sanguine. God understands me.


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