Let’s face it: the Christmas carols we’ve come to know and love as Nigerians don’t cover scenarios that apply to us. For example, here are the lyrics in the first of Jingle Bells, one of the most famous Christmas carols ever.

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight

What does all this mean? We don’t even have snow.

We need Christmas carols that cover relatable scenarios that pretty much every Nigerian can relate to. Scenarios like:

Happy holidays, folks!



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