Eldee calls himself a Don and we totally agree with that self-proclaimed title. Eldee is currently a retired Nigerian afro beats artists who has immensely paid his due to the Nigerian music industry, it’s alleged that he and his old music group ‘Trybes Men’ were the inventors or first to start Afro Beats (not to be mistaken with afrobeat invented by Fela). It’s safe to say Eldee was way ahead of his time, still, he was still hot when he was still in the industry and he gave us some evergreen songs that even when played in 10 years time people would be forced to nod their head and even dance.
Eldee is currently based in Atlanta USA and happily married with a wife and two beautiful daughters. Even though he’s retired from being a musical artist we desperately hope he makes a comeback. He owns an educative podcast called Nigerian American where he shares philosophical stories about Nigeria and life in general.
Below are 6 songs that show us that Eldee was far ahead of his time
1. PLENTY NONSENSE:
Before Eldee became a solo artist he was the leader of a music rap group called Trybes Men and they dropped a lot of songs that were political and satirical in Nature. Plenty nonsense is one of those tracks that tackle Nigeria and it’s people, in a satirical manner of course.
2. BIG BOY:
This is arguably one of Eldee’s biggest solo track after he left the trybesmen. Arguably everyone’s favourite Eldee track, this song stands the test of time and if played in a club people would still sing and shout along.
3. I’M LEAVING:
Eldee used this song to announce that he was leaving Nigeria and relocating abroad, also a satire he used it to talk about the ills of Nigeria and told us why he was leaving Nigeria for the USA. While most people thought he was joking about leaving he was actually dead serious.
4. BOSI GBAMGBA:
Eldee left the music scene for a few years and he decided to use this song to bounce back. When this song dropped it was constantly replayed on the airwaves for months unending. Arguably one of his biggest party tracks.
This song is my second favourite Eldee song. It’s basically a letter to his first daughter and it is very emotional. Any father who hears this song would probably love it because they can all relate to it.
Another club song and a feel-good track, this song has a bit of humour in it and it’s very catchy and easy to remember. The song was sung in Yoruba language and was filled with loads of relatable proverbs and Yoruba nursery rhymes.