Before 2010: 10 Nigerian Albums You Enjoyed

I was watching something on YouTube and came across some old songs. I still had the lyrics stuck in my head so I got to doing a little research. What were your favorite albums before 2010? I’m basically working with 2006-2010 here, so we remain on the same page. When I think of more, maybe I’ll do a sequel. For now, enjoy these:

Expressions (2006)

Styl Plus was the best. I am still convinced that someday they’ll make a comeback but let’s keep waiting. In 2006, they blessed us with an album called ‘Expressions’ that had us stuck to our televisions and radio set memorizing song lyrics. We had ‘Olufunmi’, ‘Imagine That’, ‘Run Away’ and ‘Iya Basira’

Curriculum Vitae (2007)

This is a compilation album of the then Mo’Hits guys featuring Don Jazzy, D’banj, Dr Sid, Wande Coal, Prince and Kayswitch. This album featured hit tracks like ‘Move your Body’, ‘Booty Call’, ‘Pere’, ‘Jasi’ and the classic ‘Why Me’ remix which used to be one of my favourites!

Game Over (2007)

Game Over is the third studio album by P-Square and reportedly sold a million copies within six days of release. This album was and is still a favourite because it’s amazing and has those lovey dovey tracks. Some of the hit songs on this include ‘Do Me’ which featured Waje, ‘No one like you’, ‘Ifunanya’, ‘Roll it’ and a host of others.

Grass 2 Grace (2007)

2Face’s second solo album came with 13 tracks to its credit and was well received by Nigerians and the world in general. Singles like ‘True Love’, ‘If Love is A Crime’, ‘My Love’ warmed our hearts while the rest ‘See Me So’, ‘For Instance’, ‘No shaking’ and others were on the DJ’s playlist for quite a while

Gongo Aso (2008)

For Abolore Akande, ‘Gongo Aso’ was that song that showed everyone what he was made of and that he wasn’t even here to play. With hit tracks like ‘Street Credibility’ which featured 2face, ‘Party Rider’, ‘Wedding Day’, ‘Photocopy’ and ‘Gongo Aso’ itself, this album remained on the lips of Nigerians for quite a while.

Gift and Grace (2008)

I loved Timaya back then! Listening to him gave me life. His album, released in 2008 featured songs like ‘Plantain Boy’, ‘I don Blow’, ‘If to Say’, ‘Yankulu’ and the ‘Dem Mama’ track.


Asa (2008)

Her self-titled album was amazing, taking fans on an unexpected journey. Asa won people over with this album which is fused with lyrical depth and rhythmic beauty. With songs like ‘Jailer’, ‘So Beautiful’, ‘Eye Adaba’, ‘Fire on the Mountain’, ‘Awe’, ‘Bibanke’ and a lot of others, why won’t you have loved this music album?

Mushin to Mo Hits (2008)

Mushin to Mo’Hits is the only album Wande Coal has to his credit and he sure brought his A game when he made this one. This album featured hit songs like ‘Ten Ten’, ‘Bumper to Bumper’, ‘Ololufe’, ‘Se Ope’ (in short, every song on this album is a hit song)

Danger (2009)

The guys from P-Square were big news then and are actually still big news really. Their fourth studio album was another big one with hit tracks like ‘I Love You’, ‘Trowey’, ‘Possibility’ and the one which attracted the Igbo guys ‘E no Easy’. As usual, the guys did well giving their audience the club bangers, the bit of romance and all what not. On this album, there’s a track dedicated to the fans called ‘Super Fans’

Undareyted (2009)

Undareyted was the beginning of my love for Darey Art Alade. Undareyted was beautiful, amazing and the best album maybe that came out in 2009. It featured tracks like ‘Style na Style’, ‘Not the Girl’, ‘With this Woman’, ‘Carry de Go’ amidst others. Featured on this album include Naeto C, 9ice and 2Face

So which was your favorite or favorites?

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5 Reasons I Can’t Join Fitfam


@DeLaTerre: Good Morning #fitfam, have you exercised today? What did you do?

@Twitter User One: Ab-workout, squats, planks, push ups, leg throw. RT @DeLaTerre: Good Morning #fitfam, have you exercised today? What did you do?

@Twitter UserTwo: “@DeLaTerre: Good Morning #fitfam, have you exercised today? What did you do?” Jogged and then push-ups

@TwitterUserThree: Went to the gym. Summer body loading! “@DeLaTerre: Good Morning #fitfam, have you exercised today? What did you do?”

@TwitterUserFour: @DeLaTerre: 20 sit ups, 10 push ups, 30 flutter kicks, elbow plank, 40 squats and I ran on 3rd Mainland bridge.

You can’t even tell me you’ve not seen things like this on your timeline before. It is the biggest new thing (craze) on your timeline after the beard gang thing. Different nutritional health brands, a lot of ideas and workout plans, many more fishes in the support group and all that.

Disclaimer: This is the story of a failed #fitfam member.

Now, I used to dream to be fit you know? It started on a normal day when I was twatching on the timeline.

@DeLaTerre: Fitstud motivation: (insert picstitch with before/after picture) It’s @iamxyz

@TwitterUserFive: @DeLaTerre @iamxyz OMG! Is that you Bam Bam?

@TwitterUserSix: YUMMMM! RT @DeLaTerre: Fitstud motivation: (insert before picture) (insert after picture) It’s @iamxyz

And then the comments come rolling in. You know how you get motivated yannah? When you see people who used to be like you become like someone else in few days (not a few days – a lot of days). And then you get the motivation. You know you want to send in that picstich of you before and after bragging too the whole world.

“If I can dream it, I can do it”

And that’s it. You start. I even got a meal plan (let’s not talk about that). Then, I started exercising. From exercising, it became more of music and less of exercising. I’ll just plug my headphone and then lose myself for a couple of minutes. It was probably at this junction I found out it won’t work for me.

Now, I appreciate you all working out real hard (I don’t like you and I’m jealous) but here are the reasons I don’t see myself joining the fitfam navy anytime soon.

1. I’m a glutton – Even though my body shape doesn’t approve of this notion, I really love to eat. So far you’re not giving me beans, bitter leaf soup, ukwa (a traditional igbo meal), I guess I’m fine. Jollof rice does no wrong in my eyes no matter how bad it is. I basically eat everything, at anytime I can get it. I’m that dude who can wake his neighbors as early as 2 all because I want to satisfy my craving. Now with #Fitfam, I get to be restricted to some foods and even say complete goodbye to some which I know I can’t.

2. My pocket is not ready yet – There was a time my boss took me to one restaurant in VI for a lunch meeting and I ordered one special food like this (PS: I had mailed one fitness trainer earlier and they had prepared a diet for me). So I attempted to have the food from the diet and it was very expensive. You needed to see the shock when I now saw the quantity. Father Lord, I wanted to cry. I was struggling hard to follow up during the meeting because I was just looking at my own food and crying within. No, but seriously, maybe not as I’m a student right now. Sometime in the distant future.

3. I’m lazy when it comes to exercising – The last time I signed up for a gym, I went just four times in a month. I’m very passionate about it though. I watch videos off Youtube and stuffs, but when it comes to actual performance, mba. (Don’t ask me how many push-ups I can do). The worst is even waking up at 5am to jog around. The day my roomate woke me up to do that stuff, it wasn’t funny. That’s the hardest because it’s around that time that the sleep is most beautiful.

4. I have a sweet tooth – Haribos, Ice-cream, chocolates, cakes, everything, jekuje. I eat them. And I don’t get tired of them. I’m Igbo, so I hardly spend my money on them but if I’m trying to belong to #fitfam, I have to say goodbye to them totally which won’t be as easy as people think it is. I don’t think a day goes by without me taking a candy or something sugary.

5. I don’t have a pot belly/ I think my body is okay – I remember the first time I told a friend I was joining #fatfam and she was like “ah, thini beku like you. You want to break?”. Another asked me “which weight do you want to loose?” Then I checked the mirror, I may not have any pacs you know, but there’s no Igbo pot belly anywhere. I’m just that slim dude without pacs (but wait oh, no pacs, no beard too–> 😥 ) So I won’t want to “loose the small weight I’ve put on” as people would say.

Anyway, kudos to you all on the movement! More ugwu smoothies and squats.

Are you in the #fitfam? If yes, why? If no, why not?