We Re-Imagined Your Favorite Nigerian Musicians As Musical Groups

February 23, 2022

What if all your faves were in one musical group like Styl Plus or Plantashun Boiz? Wouldn’t that be lit AF? Well, we recently sat down, looked at some of the coolest Nigerian musicians popping right now and decided to arrange them into groups, inter-house sports-style. 

1. Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy

They’d fight every day, but from that violence, they’d make music that slaps. Think about it: we’ve gotten four Wizkid and Burna collaborations so far, and they were all bangers. Now, imagine if Davido popped in to drop one or two philosophical lines? Their album would be a certified worldwide hit. But we wouldn’t see them perform because Burna Boy might attack Wizkid for not dancing during the show. 

2. Obongjayar, Lojay and Wurld

Since Sarz decided to make EPs with each of Wurld, Lojay and Obongjayar, our minds have been circling the possibility of what a song — or songs — with all three of them would sound like. Imagine EGO, Monalisa and Gone Girl as one song. Omo, our heads are on fire and our waists are ready for maximum gbedu. 

3. Tay Iwar, Ladipoe and Seyi Shay 

This is the group that will increase Nigeria’s population. Just imagine the pure R&B baby-making-music these three would put out. Tay Iwar has proven himself as the king of seductive vocals on songs like Peaking and True Love. Ladipoe’s rhymes have internet babes looking for his wife to talk, woman to woman, while songs like Right Now and Gimme Love show that Seyi Shay truly shines when excess beats are stripped away. If these three came together, the fornication rate in Nigeria might reach an all-time high. 

4. Blaqbonez, Ayra Starr and Rema 

While there’s a certain level of confidence that comes with years spent in the music industry, Blaqbonez, Ayra Starr and Rema are three artists that came with this level of confidence right out of the gate. From the very beginning, these three knew they were the shit; they just needed the rest of us to catch up and we eventually did. Something about three of them making music and doing TikTok videos together just makes us happy. Don Jazzy and Audu Makori, how far? 

5. Zinolesky, Lady Donli and Bad Boy Timz 

We know what you’re thinking: “What is Lady Donli doing there?” On paper, Bad Boy Timz and Zinolesky work, as they’re two artists who currently have the streets in a major chokehold. But let’s not forget that Lady Donli is Nigeria’s first unofficial female president with her personal currency, Donlars. Who better to add some cash madam flavor and nostalgia to Zino and Timz’ sounds? Fink about it. 

6. Dwin The Stoic, Susu and Speed Darlington 

You see this one, we just like chaos to be honest. Then again, who knows? It might actually work. Susu and Dwin on vocals, while Speed comes out like Bangdadadang to drop some melodious nuggets of wisdom. Truth is, we never know these things until we try. 

7. BNXN, Oxlade and Ckay 

This group is on every Gen Z’s wish list. The three most wanted Nigerian musicians of their generation? TikTok and Reels are about to be in shambles based on all the challenges this trio would inspire. Since Buju has changed his name (BNXN), he should also consider joining a group.Do it for awon fans: it’s what we want. 

8. Chike, The Cavemen and Phyno 

Be prepared to dance to this imaginary album at every Igbo wedding you find yourself. These three have given Yoruba demons a run for their money with their sweet mouths and lyrics that have us confused and ready to abandon our hopes and dreams for man. To be honest, we’re not even sure we’d want this group because it might be too much heat. But do too many good cooks spoil the broth? 

9. Tomi Thomas, Asa and Falz 

Tomi started in a band (LOS);. Falz showed he was open to joint albums when he made one with Simi and now Asa is also telling us she’s open to more collaborations. If this isn’t a sign that the stars have aligned for this group to happen, we don’t know what is. Tomi and Asa are experts at dissecting love and loss, and  Falz’ ability to make anything funny will make for a perfect break-up album. We’d be  shedding hot tears and laughing at the same time. 

10. Lagbaja, Made Kuti and Niniola 

First of all, have any of you finally seen Lagbaja’s face? Maybe if he decides to join our little group, he’d be inspired to take off his mask and take a selfie with us, who knows? But until then, there’s something about these three on a song that just gives us imaginary eargasms. Made killing it on the saxophones, Niniola telling us to shake what our mama gave us and Lagbaja reminding us to have small shame — a perfect trio, if you ask us. 

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