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A taster of Modern African Music - Nigeria

Updated on December 26, 2012

I discovered a whole load of new music I like

I was introduced to Nigerian music by the man I am dating, a Nigerian national visiting the UK . I found that I really enjoyed listening to the songs, which made me smile. They have a joyous quality about them that is missing from a lot of Western popular music

I am creating this lens as part of the HermanThe Merman quest and I thought I would take the opportunity to share my new musical taste with you all.

New Tracks added!!!

P Square
P Square

P Square

Peter and Paul Okoye are identical twin brothers from Nigeria. They are known as P Square. A number of their songs are written by their elder brother. They are located in Lagos, Nigeria. Their music is infectiously enjoyable. I particually like 'No One Like You' . In the video it is being sung to a bride on her wedding day and is very romantic.

Official Website: http://mypsquare.com/index/

Won

* Hip Hop World Awards 2006

o Best R&B Album (Get Squared)

o Best Music Video (Get Squared)

o Album of the Year (Get Squared)

o Song of the Year ("Bizzy Body")

* City Mag 9th Awards Show (2006) - Best Hip Hop Group

* Nigerian Music Awards (NMA) 2006

o Album of the year (Get Squared)

o Music Video of the year (Get Squared)

* 2007 Channel O Music Video Awards - Best Duo or Group

* 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards

o Best Duo or Group

o Video of the Year ("Do Me")

* MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 - Best Group

* MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 - Best Group

* KORA Awards 2010 - Artiste of the Year

* LIL PERRY PRODUCTIONS 2010 - Producer of the Year

Nominated

* BET Awards 2010 - Best International Act

* KORA Awards 2003 - Most Promising African Group (Nominated)

* MOBO Awards 2006 - Best African Act

* MOBO Awards 2008 - Best African Act

* MTV Africa Music Awards 2008

o Best Live Performer

o Best Video

o Artist of the Year

o Best R&B

* MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 - Best Performer

(Wikipeadia)

No One Like You - P Square

No One Like You Lyrics

EH - Oh e eh eh eh eh eh [X4]

No one like you, Oh e eh eh eh eh eh one like you,

Oh e eh eh eh eh eh No one like you, Oh e eh eh eh eh eh

No one, no one

Hello how you doing, my angel my one and only the only one that am missing

Wey dey bring me joy and blessings, you know that I love you and I can't wait

To say I do. But before we walk down the aisle I just wanna let you know that

You're the finest, na you be the finest being I've seen, you're the brightest,

The way you dey shine you dey bling like me, you're the highest when it comes

To rating you're the lead my princess, my only one lover and I just wanna let you know

[CHORUS]

No one be like you, see I don go different places, I've seen many faces

No one be like you, so they cannot replace you cuz you are a blessing

No one be like you, you're driving me crazy cuz you are my baby

No one be like you, no one, no one like you, one like you, no one

One like you, one like you no one, no one

About a year ago before I met you, girl there was no possibility for me to be rescued

But Thank God I found you, girl I cannot do without you, now since I dey go

Different places I've seen many faces that cannot replace you with you I dey gain

[ Find more Lyrics on http://mp3lyrics.org/EGgH ]

Many places, girl you are my life, you're the finest girl you be the finest being I've seen,

You're the brightest, the way you dey shine you dey bling like me,

You're the highest when it comes to rating you're the lead my princess, my only one lover

Girl I guess its time to let you know

[chorus]

No one be like you, see I don go different places, I've seen many faces

No one be like you, they cannot replace you cuz you are a blessing

No one be like you, you're driving me crazy cuz you are my baby

No one be like you, no one, no one like you, one like you, no one

One like you, one like you no one, no one

That's why we say...eh eh eh

Oh e eh eh eh eh eh [X4]

No one like you, Oh e eh eh eh eh eh one like you,

Oh e eh eh eh eh eh No one like you, Oh e eh eh eh eh eh

No one, no one

Girl you're the finest na u be the finest I've ever seen, the

wey u dey shine , u dey bling Like me, eh when it comes to

Rating you're the lead, my princess my only one lover,

Now I guess its time to let you know that no one be like u

So many things, so many things, every thing, without u ,

There's no possibility, there's no positivity only, always

Negativity, thank God I found you, you are my everything,

You are my destiny this is reality, oh e eh, oh eeh ... [x2]

Lyrics: No One Like You, Psquare [end]

© P-Square

I Love You - P Square

I Love You Lyrics

I love you (4x)

The personal person for me

Oh yeah, I love you

Oh yeah, oh no, na na na na, yeah

Oh yeah, oh no, .....

Verse 1

My girl, if I go do anything

I go do am well well for you

Am putting all my trust in you

Cos am in love with you

It's like I've programmed myself

And everything depends on you

I can't get my eyes off you

Girl, am in love with you

Girl, na you be the one

And am losing my mind

Baby, come closer, you're far away

Wherever you are

Don't even think that I'll let you to suffer

Cos you are my angel, my lover

And I am screamin

Chorus

I love you (4x)

Girl, I cannot do without you

Let me be the one beside you

I say... I love you (4x)

You are the woman of my dreams

The personal person for me

Verse 2

Girl, I wanna be your man

And I want you to be my boo

My life is incomplete without you

Cos am in love with you.

Some say that I've been deceiving myself

By involving myself with you

I swear na only you you you

I fit to tell "I do"

Girl, na you be the one

And am losing my mind

Baby, make you come closer, where you dey

Wherever you are

Don't even think that I'll let you to suffer

Cos you are my angel, my lover

And I am screamin

Repeat Chorus

I love you (4x)

Girl, I cannot do without you

Let me be the one beside you

I say... I love you (4x)

You are the woman of my dreams

The personal person for me

Bridge

I don't care what people say

Cos my love is here to stay

And I go do anything for you

Girl, I pledge my love for you

Cos am in love with you.

Girl, na you be the one

And am losing my mind

And am losing my mind, where you dey.

Wherever you are (wherever you are),

Whatever it takes (whatever it takes),

I'll be there for you...

Cos...

Repeat Chorus

I love you (4x)

Girl, I cannot do without you

Let me be the one beside you

I say... I love you (4x)

You are the woman of my dreams

The personal person for me.

When I look into your eyes, na my wife and I see

Forever together you and I are meant to be

No doubt me

You be the personal person for me

Na only you fit to be my love

Our love no gonna slow down

We gonna take over the whole town

Our love no gonna slow down

We gonna take over the whole town

Our love no gonna slow down down down

Say... I love you (4x)

Eh... I love you... Yeah.

© P-Square

Bracket
Bracket

Bracket

Bracket is a duo (used to be 3 of them, but they had a tiff) from Nigeria. It is made up of Nwachukwu Ozioko aka Vast and Ali Obumneme aka Smash.

Their first attempt at commercial music was the release of an album entitled ‘Happy Day’ in 2006. Then, their third member, Amobi Clems (Clem Igwebuike Amobi), aka Bistop- who’s since left the group for academic pursuit- was still around.

Their latest album ‘Least Expected’ has the hit track, Yori yori, which means sweetness in Igbo.

(from: http://www.museke.com/book/export/html/30 )

Yori Yori - Bracket ft 2Face idebia

Yori Yori Lyrics

Love love, ai mh mh mh; well well, yori yori

ai, chineke meh; am with you ma, love love

mh mh, well well; ape planet, yori yori

bracket le; am with you ma love love

Chorus 2x

Ma love love, with you everything is well well

Your love dey make my heart do yori yori

Nobody can love you the way I do

Am with you ma love love

Verse 1

Same thing, same thing way dey make me feel like say you go be my wife

Na the same thing wey been dey make others dey say I dey waste my time

Na because I dey respect you girl, spending for you every night and day

I dey pray for you, because of you I dey fly like butterfly, my love love

Refrain

Na this thing make people dey say, I don lose my sense my brain

But nobody can stop me from loving you, am with you ma love love

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2

You see the all the things dey flow, some surprise to see how I dey love you so

Girl I dey suspect say them no know say na you be the person we dey make me flow

Uuh I tell them say you are a blessing and that's why you are so interesting

Nobody is understanding the way you are, oh my beautiful girl

Repeat & REFRAIN CHORUS

Bridge

Your love dey affect my brain and two e dey make me go insane

E go make sense if you come my place if you no hear am I go talk am again

Your love dey affect my brain, oh my love I dey go insane

Just leave am the way e be, the way it is oh my love.

Repeat REFRAIN

Outro

Love love, iya iya, yori yori iya iya, yori Decumzy lee e e eehe

Ai chai my love love my love love uh my love love

Nobody can stop me from loving you, am with you my love.

2Face
2Face

2Face

Innocent Ugah Idibia is better known as Tuface Idibia. He is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, actor and record producer. TuFace is currently one of the most popular artistes on the African music scene.

WON

* one Best African Act MOBO - London (MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN) 2007 AWARDS

* CHANNEL "O music video AWARDS a) Best Male Video, b) Best African Video of the year, c) Best African Act.

* Best African Act KORAall african AWARDS 2005

* NIGERIAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS New York a) Africa Break Through Artist of the Year 2006 and b) Best Album of the Year 2007

* Best Musical Artiste AFRO NOLLYWOOD AWARDS 2005,

* Song of the Decade NIGERIAN MUSIC AWARDS 2007

* African Song of The Year (Non Ghanaian) GHANA MUSIC AWARDS 2005,

* Music of the Year EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION AWARDS 2004

* Special Recognition Award HIP HOP WORLD AWARDS 2005

* 1st NIGERIA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2004 a) Song of the year African Queen b) Best Album of the year c) Best Hip Hop and R&B Artiste

* The Outstanding Musician of the Year 2005 BLACK HERITAGE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

* Musician of the Year 2004 CITY PEOPLE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

* Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry 2004 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

* 2Face Idibia Wins MOBO Award for Best African Act

* Best Song Of The Year 2005 G.C.E INTERNATIONAL AWARDS,

* Musician Of The Year 2006 THE FUTURE AWARDS,

* A.M.E.N AWARDS 2004 a) Best Male Vocalist, b) Song of the Year c) Best New Act Male d) Best Video.

* Best Male Vocalist 2002 AFFINITY AWARDS.

* Song Of the decade 2007 African Queen THE NIGERIAN MUSIC AWARD

* Best African Act 2007 MOBO (MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN AWARDS) UK

* HIP HOP AWARDS a) Best R&B album b) Best R&B male

* Best African Act Australian African Awards 2008

* Best selling Nigerian Artist - World Music Awards 2008, Monaco, Spain

* Youth Ambassador for peace- Universal Federation for World peace

* Nigerian International Youth Award- National Youth council of Nigeria.

* 2Face Idibia has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' world food programme, joining other Nigerian icons like Wole Soyinka, John Fashanu etc. who are also working with the UN to fight different causes across the African continent.

* First non-Liberian to become an honorary member of the Liberian music society in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the growth of music in Africa.

* Best R&B: 2face Idibia MTV Africa Music Awards 2009

* Artist of the Year - 2Face (Nigeria) [{MTV Africa Music Awards 2010]]

* Best Male - 2Face Nigeria MTV Africa Music Awards 2010

* New Champions For An Enduring Culture 2011 16th edition of the Annual THISDAYAwards presented by President Bill Clinton and Governor Arnold Schwazenegger

* World Music Awards 2008 world's best selling Nigerian artist

* Best International Act: Africa (BET Awards 2011))

NOMINATED

* BET AWARDS 2011]] Best International Act (Africa) BET 2011 NOMINEES 2Face Idibia (Nigeria)

(Wikipeadia)

Only Me - 2Face Idibia

D'Banj
D'Banj

D'Banj

Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo (popularly known as D'banj, born June 9, 1980), is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and harmonica player. He has won several music awards including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 and Artist of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009.He adopted the stage name D'banj, a combination of his first name Dapo and his surname Oyebanjo.

Won

* Best International Act:Africa (BET Awards 2011)

* Best African Act (MTV Europe Music Awards 2007)

* Hottest Single of the year "Why me" (NEA Awards 2007)

* Most Promising Male Artist (KORA All African Awards 2005)

* Hip Hop World Revelation (HIP HOP WORLD AWARDS 2006 hosted by Hip Hop World Magazine)

* Artist of the year (Nigerian Music Awards (NMA) 2006)

* Best Newcomer - Tongolo (fizz Awards 2006)

* 2007 Channel O Music Video Awards - Best Special Effects ("Why Me")

* Artist of the Year (MTV Africa Music Awards 2008)

* Best Male (MTV Africa Music Awards 2008)

* Listeners Choice (MTV Africa Music Awards 2008)

* Artist of the Year (MTV Africa Music Awards 2009)

* Best International Act: Africa (BET Awards 2011))

Nominated

* Best Newcomer - Tongolo (Channel O African Music Video Awards 2006)

* Best West African - Tongolo (Channel O African Music Video Awards 2006)

* Best African Act - MOBO Awards 2007

* Best African Act - MOBO Awards 2008

* Best Live Performer - MTV Africa Music Awards 2009

* Best Male (MTV Africa Music Awards 2009)

* Best Performer (MTV Africa Music Awards 2009)

Fall in Love - D'Banj

Mr Endowed - D'Banj

Jamix Tronix - âOmo Naijaâ
Jamix Tronix - âOmo Naijaâ

About Jamix Tronix

Born Lawrence Emmanuel on May 12th to an equally music loving parents in Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria. Music began for Jamix as a child as he found love in playing the drums in ‘92 further down the line, he fell in love with the keyboard in ‘97 which he mastered in no time as his music art transformed through the years this young maverick pushed his ante higher, veering into music production and w...ithin the span of eight years ’98 to ‘08 precisely Jamix had worked with an enviable crop of Nigerian artistes, churning out number ones on Africans charts.

Jamix's first full credit production work was in 2002 on “LOD” for Hip-hop Rap Artist O.D and Ruleclean’s 2002 album “Pozitive Poetry”. After further successful work on OD’s 2nd album in 2007 “Don’t Hate” with the hit single “Don’t Hate” Black Solo’s 2008 album titled “My Shine” with the hit single “Friday Nite”, and Numerous number one hit singles for Mode 9 “Nigerian Girls”, Faze’s “Kolomental” and “Kpo Kpo Di Kpo” (remix) Styl plus “Always On My Mind” etc. Jamix became a prominent producer for R&B and hip-hop artists in Africa. Initially he released a single “Which One” featuring A.T & Six Foot Plus in 2007 with a widely accepted hip hop acclaim.

He is currently out with an album "The Lecture" with hit singles like...“Omo Naija” featuring Terry G, 9ice and MI. "My Party" Featuring Ice Prince, Wizkid & Kel. which is already on major airways around the country. This album features artist such as Mode 9, Styl plus, Rugged Man, Jeremiah Gyang, Kel, Whizkid, Six Foot Plus, BOUQUI, OD, Ice Prince, Terry Tha Rapman and Alaye etc and of course with the exclusive eccentric touch of the chord master Jamix.

Jamix Tronix

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      I am always delighted to learn about music in any form and I hadn't heard Nigerian popular music previously. Thank you!