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.
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) Bracket – Yori Yori
For a long time, it was considered as one best the love songs to sing in Nigeria.
People loved it so much, they even referred to the title of the song when complimenting others.
12) Wande Coal – You Bad
This could easily be described as a song for ladies night.
Still signed on to Mo’Hits at the time, Wande Coal 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) 9ice – Gongo Aso
9ice 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) Olu Maintain – 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.
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.
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) Sound Sultan – Mathematics
Since the early 2000s, Sound Sultan 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.
4) Tony Tetuila – 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) 2Baba – 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 2face sang.
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.
This was a dancehall song that has never left the lips of Lagbaja’s fans.
Ego complemented Lagbaja so well on this song, it wouldn’t be what it is today without her vocals.