If These 8 Nigerian Songs Don’t Ginger You to Hustle, Nothing Else Will

February 22, 2022

“Valentine’s is coming, Valentine’s is coming!” Well, it has come and gone and we’re still here. For those of you that didn’t allow us rest with posts of your teddy bears and chocolate, we hope you’re proud of yourselves? We recently realised that some of you are still on this love thing one week later, instead of focusing on your hustle. That doesn’t sit right with our spirit. To help you regain focus, we compiled a list of songs to remind you that the hustle is real and it’s time to jazz up. 

1. Dangote — Burna Boy 

If the richest black man and a Grammy award-winning musician are still out on these streets grinding for more money, alaye, who are you? But you’re here celebrating Valentine’s even after one week? You must be a joker. 

2. No Lele — Wizkid

You know the ginger is real every time Wizkid starts to call street names and Local Government Areas in Lagos. If you’re in doubt, look at his other songs like Ojuelegba and Surulere. No Lele reminds us that just like every other up-and-coming artist, people told Wizkid he wouldn’t come. But look at Big W today, he came! If you know what’s good for you, omo, you better draw inspiration from the man. 

3. Jaga Jaga — Eedris Abdulkareem 

This song is chaotic and violent AF, but honestly, it should be the first song you listen to every morning. Even though it’s been like 500 years ago since it first dropped, our man Eedris told no lies and we’re still living through most of this shit today. Listen to it, understand that Nigeria is out to kill you, and please find a way to survive the jaga jaga by making plenty money. 

4. Gone Far — Zinolesky 

In this life, having a good heart and diligent work spirit is cute, but you know what’s cuter? Having funds. In Gone Far, Zinolesky reminds us that money cancels nonsense, so unless you want to face nonsense every day, we suggest you drop that lovey-lovey thing you’re still doing and get your hustle on. 

5. Never Stopped — Buju 

This is the most ajebo hustle song on this list and we blame it on how sweet Buju (or is it now BNXN) voice is. Please, can you explain why you’re resting now after you’ve come so far? Do you want your village people to laugh at you? You better wake up and put in your 15 hour shift

6. Double Your Hustle — Orezi 

The title alone is explanatory. Jazz up.

7. The Money — Davido 

In this song, Davido introduces us to the three important Ls: Lowo, Lola and Lalafiya. They loosely translate to: “I want to have money”, “I want to be wealthy” and “I want peace of mind”. Notice how money is the first thing? That whole talk that money can’t buy happiness? Lies from the pits of hell. Crying in a private jet and crying in a danfo in Iyana Oworo traffic, which one do you prefer? Hm? We thought so too. 

8. Koroba — Tiwa Savage 

Please, if you came to this life to suffer, kindly raise your hand so we can avoid you in peace. Savage was not playing on this song, and while you’re jamming to it, we advise you also listen to the lyrics and fix your hustle so you don’t leg-work your way into poverty. 

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