10 Nigerians Tell Us Their Favourite Albums And Why They Love It

August 3, 2020

Without thinking too much, you can already picture some of the evergreen Nigerian albums you’ll come across in this article.

Well, let’s get to it!

1. Adio, 33- YBNL

“This joint dropped at the point in my life where I was hustling and the energy from the album just supplied me with constant ginger to keep going. I jammed it every single day.”

2. Henry, 30- Asha

“I think the album came at a period when Nigerians had no regard for women in music and no regard for that style of music. Most importantly, the music was soul, life, and deep. Lyrically mad also. It sets you in the mood for everything, and she has left us with evergreen classics like Bibanke and Jailer.”

3. Ahmed, 20- Superstar

“Superstar is my favorite album of all time. I listened to it in the past to dance and because everyone else was. Now I listen to it to remind myself of when life was simpler and I didn’t have to do adult shit.”

4. Bolu, 23- Mandy & The Jungle

“Honestly, it was a tough choice, because there’s other classics from way back that have my heart but this one just stands out for me because of the refreshing feeling it brings for the Nigerian music space. It’s an absolute classic.”

5. Vincent, 22- Mushin to Mo’hits

“I think it’s been the best Nigerian album for the past 15 years. It was the first album I ever bought with my money and I loved every single song on it. Only Wizkid’s Superstar comes close.”

6. Precious, 21- rare.

“It has to be rare because it came at a point in my life where I needed that escape from normalcy. It’s just a vibe. Plus, it’s the thing that got me into altè music.”

7. Michael, 21- Outside

“Zero skips. That’s just it.”

8. Tonia, 20- Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps

“It’s simple: I like every song in it. and I think Fireboy is super hot.”

9. Temi, 22 Last Daze of Summer

“Here’s why I love this album: it has songs for every mood.”

10. Shola, 27- Gongo Aso

“If anyone else is saying this isn’t the best album in the history of Nigeria then, there’s a problem. Because this album is the definition of greatness, and some more.”

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