King Charles and Queen Camilla’s coronation might’ve come and gone, but everyone is still talking about Tiwa Savage’s performance, particularly her song choice. 

Keys to the Kingdom from Beyoncé’s The Gift is a song about black men remembering they’re kings no matter what, and Tiwa performed it for a white man whose ancestors discussed our slavery over tea and crumpets. And whether she should’ve sang or not is still up for debate. 

However, if I had to pick Nigerian songs for this coronation, these would be my choices. You’re welcome, Charly Bomboy. 

Koroba — Tiwa Savage 

I love me some Tiwa Savage, but she should’ve performed Koroba instead of Keys to the Kingdom. After all, Camilla can totally relate to “I no come this life to suffer. If I follow politician. You go hear am for paper.” While Charles can relate to eating money he didn’t work for. This choice was staring our African bad gyal in the face, for god’s sake. 

Waymaker — Sinach 

Do you think it’s easy to be the heir to the throne for over 60 years while your mother, the Queen, holds on to the last thread of life? This coronation is a thanksgiving service, dear. After all the waiting Charly Bomboy has done, he needs Sinach to lead a full-on worship session, starting with Waymaker

Terminator — Asake 

Charles should’ve hit Asake up to perform Terminator at the coronation because when you really look at it, the British people have signed a contract with him that can’t be terminated unless he dies. This will be Charle’s love letter to his people. 

Dami Duro — Davido 

Davido was ready to take over the Afrobeats throne when he dropped Dami Duro in 2012. Now, Charly Boy can confidently sing this song about being unstoppable as he occupies the throne and gains access to the billions and stolen jewels of the British monarchy his baba (and mama) olowo passed down to him. 


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For Your Case — Teni

Yes, we all love Princess Diana; after all, she’s our mums’ BFF. But can we get into Charly Bomboy and CamCam’s love story? This man said, “I’d rather become the most hated man in Britain (or a tampon) than end our adulterous affair”. If this isn’t true love and loyalty, I don’t know what it is. No song captures this love like Teni’s For Your Case

Who’s Your Guy — Spyro 

Spyro should’ve performed his smash hit because whether the people of Britain like it or not, Charly Bomboy is their guy. He’s the one they’ll have to hail every day. 

Bumper 2 Bumper — Wande Coal 

From being the crowned prince for decades to finally becoming king? Just like Wande Coal, Charles’ level has changed. Not quite from Mushin to Mo’Hits; more like from one wing of Windsor Castle to another, but still. You go, boy. 

All of Us (Ashawo) — Fireboy DML 

This song will be a special dedication to all the Cha-milla haters. Yes, they cheated on their spouses. Yes, they did Diana dirty. But in the end, we’re all ashawos too, so why are we throwing stones in glass houses? Charles, ashawo. Camilla, ashawo. You, ashawo. Me, ashawo. All of us, ashawo. 

Kilometre — Burna Boy

I’m personally surprised Burna Boy didn’t perform at the coronation. The whole “being the only Nigerian to perform at the coronation” thing seems like his vibe. And Kilometre would’ve been the perfect song if he’d been there because Charles has truly seen shege waiting to become king. 

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