Thursday, June 14, 2007

BEST OF AFRO-NAIJA SONGS

In the spirit of Black Music Month, here are JUST some of the very best Afro-Naija songs:
Sade's No Ordinary Love

Three decades strong, Sade the group and the lead vocalists is the soundtrack of romantic songs. UK pop/urban/R&B singer Sade is of Naija descent. She's Yoruba.

2Face Idibia-African Queen


Arguably one of the few talented West-African vocalists to break into mainstream urban sound, 2Face is of Naija descent. He's Igbo.

Akon-Don't Matter


The hitmaker himself may have been set back from his own action but his music speaks for himself. Akon is of Senegalese descent. He was born in American of Senegelese parents.

Styl Plus-Olufunmi


West African urban power group has become known for their now signature cut, "Olufunimi." Styl Plus is Afro-urban grop from Naija.

Ayo-Down on My Knees


Perhaps our generation's answer to Sade, Ayo's vocal range and her guitar proves she can sustain a long career in the music industry. Ayo is of Naija descent. Ayo's Igbo.
Seal-Crazy


The Grammy's , the GOlden Globes, the supermodel wife, and poster children, Sade is a mmulti-talented man indeed. UK R&B singer Seal is of British, Brazilian, and Naija descent. Seal's Yoruba.

Chamillionaire-Ridin


Looks may not be his strong point but Chamillionaire is giving some hope to future Naija MCs to come up after him. Chamillionaire is of Naija descent. Word is Chamillionaire is Yoruba. Ridin won Chamillionaire his first Grammy.
Block Party-I Still Remember


Naijas are everywherre musically. Block Party is a prime example of such. Lead singer Kele Okereke is of Naija descent. Kele's Igbo.

Lemar-Time To Grow


Uk R&B singer Lemar is of Naija descent. His parents are of Nigerian descent. His name is Lemar Obika. Lemar's Igbo.

Samantha Mumba-"Gotta Tell You"


Irish pop singer Samantha is of Zambian descent. Samantha's half Irish and Zambian.

P-Square-Temptation 2 Watch


P-Square is of Naija descent. They're two Igbo brothers.

Even Nollywood's biggest star Genevieve Nnaji got bitten by the singing bug. "No More":

Genevieve Nnaji is of Naija descent. She's Igbo.
See a song that didn't make the list? Drop a comment or two.

[feels good 2 b home]

5 comments:

Chi said...

Damn I just noticed that the Sade video isn't playing anymore. :(

wienna said...

Actually, chi chi babe, 2face is from Benue State. He's not igbo.
And I don't accept dat Chamillionaire's a naija, not until he himself uses his mouth to confess dat he is.

Chi said...

My FG2BH snitches told me 2Face's Igbo, lol! Cham's situation is sort of like Nas one. Cham's Naija by rumor.

SET said...

CHAMILLIONAIRE IS REALLY NIGERIAN? WHY WOULDN'T HE SAY? I THINK LEMAR IS SO HMMMM I WILL NOT SAY IT. THINK WHAT YOU LIKE..LOL

Chi said...

Girl he sure is. His full/real name is
Hakeem Seriki

Cham's Naija by name association, loL!

Lemar has nice voice. I wish he'll come over to NYC for a concert or a talk show. I'll go!