Top 10 Nigerian Hit Songs From The ‘90s

Top 10 Nigerian Hit Songs From The ‘90s
Top 10 Nigerian Hit Songs From The ‘90s
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When talking about Nigerian hit songs from the ’90s, certain names cannot be forgotten easily.

The Nigerian music industry has come a long way since it started, and singers today are still doing quite well in entertaining Nigerians.

However, this list is focused on bringing smiles to the faces of everyone who was around, listening to Nigerian music in the ’90s.

You will agree that the Nigerian hit songs of the ’90s have a way of bringing about a certain nostalgic feeling when listened to today.

Some of the songs on this list are evergreen – we still listen to them today, and they still pass the messages embedded in them across.

The list even contains some songs that have lasted longer as hits than many of the contemporary songs of today.

YouTube video links to the songs are included here. However, for some, the links point to audio.

So, in no particular order, here goes:

1. Somebody Call My Name – Daddy Showkey

Daddy Showkey’s Somebody Call My Name was a track that resonated so well among Nigerians, young and old. The voice and dance incorporated in the song contributed to its hit status.

Watch it here:

2. You and I – Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu is not new in the music game. She has been repping since back then, and she is still repping today. Her You and I was a big hit in the ’90s. Even today, many people still sing it.

Listen to it here:

3. Rhumba Stylee – Ras Kimono

The way Ras Kimono sings sometimes made people back then think he was not Nigerian. His song Rhumba Stylee was one of his greatest hits.

Watch it here:

4. Eleru Gberu e – Daddy Fresh

Incorporating Yoruba in this song, it got a wide approval in the South West. It also had Pidgin parts. The beat of course still made it a hit all over.

Watch it here:

5. Everybody Gyrate – Tony One Week

Just as the name goes, this song was a gyration song. Back in the ’90s, it was a hit.

Listen to it here:

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6. One Love – Onyeka Onwenu

Onyeka Onwenu makes the list again with One Love. This woman has pure talent, and this hit track has emotional inclinations.

Listen to it here:

7. Love Me Jeje – Seyi Sodimu

Seyi Sodimu was another very popular name in the ’90s, thanks to his musical prowess. His Love Me Jeje made waves in its time.

Watch it here:

8. Bolanle – Junior and Pretty

This ’90s hit pretty much talks about the lengths a guy would go to get a woman he desires.

Watch it here:

9. Wonder Wonder – Femi Kuti

Of course, Femi Kuti has to be on the list with this hit, right? Just like his father, Femi Kuti made himself a name in the Nigerian music industry, and Wonder Wonder was one of his hits of the ’90s.

Listen to it here:

10. African Style – Bright Chimezie

Bright Chimezie’s African Style was a song that hit, not just in the South East, but in other parts of Nigeria as well.

Watch it here:

I said it would be a ‘Top 10’ list, right?

Well…

Bonus 11: Shako Mo – Remedies

Shako Mo was a song by Remedies. This group consisted of Tony Tetuila, Eedris Abdulkareem and Eddy Montana. Shako Mo was also one of the songs that music lovers of the ’90s rocked.

Watch it here:

Hope you got that nostalgic feeling, even just by viewing this list. I did.

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Author: Vincent Abolarin

Vincent is a Nigerian blogger with special interest in the history and current happenings in the country. When he is not blogging, he enjoys reading and playing computer games.

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