New Nigeria: A playlist

As a young Nigerian man growing up in the Western world, there are times when you feel like you’re missing something; especially as you grow older and busier and find yourself spending less and less time amongst your family. You feel disconnected from your roots, missing that connection you feel you should have with your heritage, your culture. There are various ways one can try find that connection: maybe through food, take a trip down to 805 restaurants  and choose a delicacy of your choice; or maybe follow your mum to her next event and feel the lively atmosphere reminiscent of back home, or simply just sit back, relax and listen to some music. Music offers one the chance to escape from reality, it puts you in whatever place that specific genre of music takes you. Listening to Nigerian music and simply just laying back and relaxing and really just taking it in and appreciating it, always reminds me of my roots, of my people. As a young creative myself, I’ve mostly been looking into and listening to the younger Nigerian artists, ones who are revolutionising the sound and the genre as a whole. Homegrown artists, and first-generation artists who combine both their western influence with the African influence to make something beautiful. I decided to create a playlist of music from this new age of young Nigerian talent that I personally listen to, just a random selection of songs I think everyone will enjoy. Not really for any reason but to simply show what this ‘New Nigeria’ as I like to call it has to offer, and also just to introduce some new people to a new sound they may have never heard about before.

Julz – My Wave (feat. Bona & Odunsi (The Engine)

 

Julz – Give You Love (feat. L.A.X)

 

Julz – Temperature Rising (feat Kojey Radical)

 

Odunsi ( The Engine) – Vanilla Freestyle

 

Santi – Gangsta Fear ( Feat. Odunsi (The Engine)

 

SK – Ose

 

Jail Hollands ft SK – Everyday Hollands

 

Sona – Ginger

 

Raysmuzik – For Me

 

Adekunle Gold – Only Girl (feat Moelogo)

 

Olamide – Wo!!

 

NewAgeMuzik – Brown Skin

 

Maleek Berry – 4 Me

 

Tekno – Go

 

YCee – Juice ft Malek Berry

 

NewAgeMuzik – Ala (Dreams) (ft Kamo, Prince & Dami Bones)

 

Da Beat (ft Dami Bones, Kamo Prince & Notch)