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.