Throwback Hit: ‘Shakomo’ by Remedies

by Adedoyin Jaiyesimi

Turn to your neighbour and ask her – how tone-deaf were we in the 90s that we made this song a hit?

Still we did. And e can’t forget the days when three young men came out from nowhere to break the hold foreign music had on our young hearts.

I remember when I first heard this song; I was in constant competition with my friends to learn the lyrics word for word. It did not matter that half the time all we were saying was gibberish. We just wanted to be cool and in those tape-playing days, knowing songs by Remedies was cool. From birthdays to class parties, Remedies were a part of our lives at one stage or the other. I’m sure you have treasured memories of this song.

They broke many hearts when they decided to go their different ways but we will always remember their input to Nigerian hip-hop.

Enjoy this back in the day tune and feel free to share your memories of ‘Shakomo’ with us on twitter.


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