Just like cliche lyrics, Nigerian Artists have a vocabulary for their favorite female names to give their imaginary love interests.
Whenever a song has a woman and money as themes, it very likely to see a common female Nigerian name being used by the artist.
We decided to compile a list of Nigerian Names you probably hear on songs but don’t give attention to.
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From the early 90s, the name Caro or Carolina has suffered in the hands of the entertainment sector. Old Nollywood movies have female protagonists that bear that name and even Nigerians Artists were also falling in love with ladies with that name.
The iconic music group, Maintain made use of the name in their classic, “Catch Cold“. Other songs where you can find the name in songs like “Short Skirt” by Mr Eazi and Tekno, “Caro” by Wizkid, and L.A.X, “Carolina” by Sauce Kid and Davido, “Ada” by DJ Ecool and Davido.
Wizkid popularized the use of the name thanks to his 2011 hit song, “Pakurumo“. The name also appeared on songs like “Regard to your Mumsi” by Falz and Ajebutter22, ‘Pana” by Tekno, “Pere” by Davido, “Story for the Gods” by Olamide, “Dumebi” by Rema.
Funke is another name that has rolled out from the tongues of Nigerian Artists. It appeared on songs like “Pakuromo” by Wizkid, “Like To Party” by Burna Boy, “Funkeh” by Wande Coal, “Only Me” by 2Baba, “Ello Bae” by Falz.
If You bear the name “Amaka” it is likely people have attached disappointment to you. This is thanks to 2Baba and Peruzzi who dropped a song of the same name. The popularity of the song changed how people viewed the name.
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The most popular use of this name could be found in Burna Boy‘s “Angelina” song. It could also be found on “Bobo” by Mayorkun, “Girlie” by Patoranking, and Tiwa Savage, “Angelina” by Simi, Rex Lawson’s “Angelina Pay My Money”.