Naija Jams…

A few years back, shortly after I realized that the Naijaman in me was here to stay, I started getting into Naijajams. Songs like Olufunmi by StylPlus and African Queen by TuFace became instant hits and started getting the popular vote. A few friends sent me a couple of CD’s from Naija that you could “Ju Pa” to and I was hooked. I returned to Naija after being away for almost 10 years and came back 2 weeks later armed with enough danshikis and Naija CD’s to rock the summer. At last, I was officially Naijarized and the rest is history in the making…

Let’s call this category Gbedu!

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2 Responses to “Naija Jams…”

  1. The hardest part about the emergence of “Naijajams”, as trivial as it may seem, is succinctly creating a playlist. The issue at hand more often than not seems to be the burden of choice & yes, for those in the diaspora, the pleasure of reminiscing.
    Sonny Nneji’s “Jaga Jaga, Lagbaja’s “simple yes or no”, Sola Allyson’s “Eji Owuro”, King Sunny Ade’s “Ori mmi maje n’te”, (Mr) Olu Maintain’s “Jedi Jedi”, Mike Okri’s “Omoge”, Stylplus’ “iya basira”, & the song “oko ashewo” a.k.a. Lord Tomri (sic), leave near indelible impressions.
    All dis wan wey we dey yarn make me think am say wetin una go come call Baba ’70 him gbedu? Naijajams??

  2. Dat one na Afrobeat. A genre in it’s own right… Naija jams is a “catchall” for all these random kpakpakpo and co that’s currently out there struggling to be classified!

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