Arise O' Compatriots! YNaija selects an Independence Celebration tracklist

Compiled by Wilfred Okiche

YNaija wishes you a happy Independence Day celebration. Below are tunes, from the past and present, to spice up your day!

Nigeria My Beloved Country -Funmi Adams: We may not know the current whereabouts of Ms Adams but we cannot forget the early 90s when her golden tones provided the soundtrack for many a Independence Day celebrations

Happy Birthday– Evi Edna Ogoli: Many years ago,the queen of reggae made the definitive birthday song. We wish only the best for our dear country.

One Love – Onyeka Onwenu:  The elegant stallion possesses a discography that many present day acts can only dream about but we pick this one because of its timeless message. 50-plus years later,one love has kept us together.

Lift up Nigeria – King Sunny Ade: KSA gathered a few famous friends and added his bit to nation building. He also popularised the message: ‘Nigeria yi ti gbogbo wa ni/ko ma gbodo baje/…gbe kemi gbe”

Power of Naija– 2Face: Where Nigeria seemed to have failed them,the youth discovered Naija and they excelled. This song brings to life the palpable power of the ‘Naija’ phenomenon.

Fire on the Mountain– Asa: We seem to have lost the plot and our leadership appears to be clueless, hence there is fire on the mountain!

I Believe– Ego: We remember Jos in our celebration. #JOStified

There’s a Cry -Timi Dakolo: Many Nigerians are still voiceless!

The Future – TY Bello: Be it Nigeria or Naija, we young people have a responsibility to correct mistakes of the past and build on the present foundations. For the desired future.


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