#FlashbackFriday: 14 Nigerian Songs From the Early 2000s that Were Bangers

Friday is the right day to get your groove on. Mp3bullet.ng has compiled a list of classic Nigerian songs that were widely popular in the early 2000s.

#FlashbackFriday: 14 Nigerian Songs From the Early 2000s that Were Bangers
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This list includes various songs that had people gyrating in the early 2000s, mostly from the year 2000 to 2009.

Some of the artist featured here have since left  the music scene, while some are still very active in the industry. 

Here’s a list of 14 songs from the 2000s to listen to;

14) Faze –Kolomental


This was a staple in every party in Nigeria, from birthday bashes to wedding ceremonies. It was like a drug, and no one got tired of vibing  to it.

13) – Yori Yori

For a long time, it was considered as one best the love songs to sing in Nigeria.

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People loved it so much, they even referred to the title of the song when complimenting others.

12) – You Bad

This could easily be described as a song for ladies night.

Still signed on to Mo’Hits at the time, praised all the “bad girls”, admiring them for owning their confidence, regardless of their phsyche.

11) X Project – Lori le


Lo ri le still bangs till today. Whether you’re hearing it for the first time or hundredth time this song by X Project remains a hit.

10) – Gongo Aso

has so many hit songs to his credit. Songs like Street Credibility, Gbamu Gbamu, No be Mistake, and more helped him to attain success in the mainstream media.

Gongo Aso remains a classic till date.

9) – Yahooze

This is one song that always shows up in every throwback list you can find. It has since become a modern classic in Nigerian music.

Yahooze put Olu Maintain in the spotlight until he faded into the background, years after its release.

The song still garners a lot of respect in the music scenery. There isn’t one person in Nigeria who didn’t love this song at one time in the past.

Some people would even remember with fond memories of their life during that period.

8) Weird MC – Ijoya

If you ask anyone what their favorite Weird MC song is they’d most probably say, ” Ijoya”. Some even forget that she had a hit song, Allen Avenue, before this.

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Weird MC was a force to be reckoned with in the early 2000s. Her rap verses on Psquare‘s Busy Body remix were right, making that song a legendary beat forever.

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Also, she set the pace for using animation in music videos. It wasn’t so popular when she did it for her Ijoya music video.

7) Dbanj – Why Me

There were a myriad of Dbanj songs to choose from when making this selection, but Mp3bullet.ng decided to go with this because its on top tier level.

Take a look at the video below to see old faces from the now defunct Mo’Hits record label.

6) – Mathematics

Since the early 2000s, has been releasing songs that have deep meanings.

Mostly intended as a social commentary, wrapped in beats and tunes, Mathematics addresses the ills of society.

This was a jam for a long while. The lyrics still remain relevant till date.

5) Seyi Sodimu – Love me Jeje


“Love me jeje, love me tender. You’re my sugar, my honey, my tender lover.”

The lyrics above would especially be remembered those who explored young love during the song’s reign.

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4) – My Car


This song was all the rave at the time of its release.

It was actually a tongue-in-cheek that appealed to everyone. The video fully expressed the music.

Listen to the full song below:

3) Psquare ft Alaye – Temptation


Yes, we know you were expecting us to list their more popular songs, Do Me or Busy Body, but Temptation showed us a rare side to Psquare that we didn’t know at the time.

Before the days of Ifunneya and Chop my Money, Temptation was the go-to favorite love song by the brothers.

This song makes us nostalgic for the days before nthe twin brothers separated, becoming two – Rudeboy and Mr P – instead of one.


2) – African Queen


African Queen is an undisputed classic. Enough said.

After leaving the Plantation Boys to go solo, African Queen was the first solo that 2 sang.

This song has caused quite a lot of controversies between 2Baba and Black , who accused of stealing the song.

Black Face refused to simmer down until he released his own version of the song. But, yeah, that ship has sailed. 2Baba owns African Queen and we love his version more.

1) ft – Konko Below


This was a dancehall song that has never left the lips of ’s fans.

complemented Lagbaja so well on this song, it wouldn’t be what it is today without her vocals.


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