1. King Sunny Ade

This man is a living legend!

2. Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Gone, but forever in our hearts.

3. Bongos Ikwue

If you haven’t, sharply go and listen to ‘Mariama’. Classic!

4. Onyeka Onwenu

Yup! We know: she looked amazing even then.

5. Prince Nico Mbarga

This is the genius who blessed us with ‘Sweet Mother’.

6. Sir Victor Uwaifo

You and bae should try dancing to ‘Joromi’ one of these days.

7. Chrissy Essien Igbokwe

RIP to the ‘Seun Rere’ crooner.

8. Ebenezer Obey

AKA ‘Chief Commander’, AKA King of Nigerian juju!

9. Queen of Reggae; Evi Edna Ogholi

Remember ‘Uuuu ye, I wish you happy birthday’?

10. The late Sonny Okosun

That time when he blessed us with ‘Fire in Soweto’.

11. Chief Osita Osadebe

Also late, sadly. Because of him, we have ‘Osondi Owendi’.

12. Victor Olaiya

‘Baby jowo ko ma elo ooo…’

13. Majekodunmi Fasheke

Take us back to the golden days of Majek Fashek!


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