Remember back in the days when we’d attend birthday parties and the DJ would play a hit track like ‘Awilo logomba‘ and everyone would start to dance as if they were possessed by demons, those were the good times. Anyways, we all assumed that by the time we’re older we’d outgrow that demon that made us dance like we were possessed but apparently that’s a fat lie.
Below are 9 Nigerian songs that if you hear anywhere you’d be forced to dance like a child with no home training.
9. KONKO BELOW by Lagbaja
The oldest song on this list but it’s still gold. One of the evergreen Nigerian songs that will pass the test of time, it’s not as crazy as the other songs on this list but if you’re a 90s baby there’s no way you’d hear this jam and not dance to it. Seems like Lagbaja is on a sabbatical leave and his son ‘Prince Laado’ plans to fill his father’s shoes.
8. ALANTA by Artquake
This song takes us way back to 2009. The Artquake group were smart enough to jump on the dance trend ‘Alanta’ and turned it into a song and the formula worked for them.
7. YAHOOZE by Olu Maintain
This song was the biggest song in 2007. Like Alanta it was also a dance step that an artist jumped on and quickly turned into a musical. One would argue that this track is Olu Maintains biggest track. This song was the starter pack song for those who were learning how to dance because the moves were very easy to learn.
6. KOLO MENTAL by Faze
This song was the epitome of the phrase ‘Lose your home training dance’ as the theme of the song is to dance like a mad person. It was hot back then and is still hot now. Faze is one of the formerly defunct plantation boys trio which had Tuface and Black Face as members.
5. FREE MADNESS by Terry G
Another song that revolves around dancing like a lunatic, sounds crazy but hey, we loved it back then. He even went further and did a remix of the track and as usual everyone ate it like hot buns.
4. SHOKI by Lil Kesh
This song takes us back to 2013, arguably the number one track that year. All the club and rave parties jammed this track. It was the song that shoved Lil Kesh into the limelight. The original track was a hit but when Lil Kesh did the remix with Davido and Olamide it became more popular and all the Lagos clubs couldn’t get enough of it.
3. SHAKITI BOBO by Olamide
This is a fan favourite of Olamide Baddoo. It’s a mellow song that invented the shakiti bobo dance. Arguably one of the biggest song of 2016, then again is there any year that Olamide doesn’t drop a hit track.
2. WO by Olamide
This is arguably one of the hottest songs in Nigeria at the moment. If a party is dead, all the DJ has to do is put this music on and everyone would go gaga. The video of this track was temporarily banned on Nigeria television because it indirectly promoted the smoking of weed, still, everyone starts to jiggle when the track comes on.
1. PENALTY by Small Doctor
“If you no get money, hide your face”, the moment everyone hears that line they start jumping and twerking to the beat of the song. Some would say this song is more litt than ‘Wo’ by Olamide, well, maybe we agree. But any Nigerian that hears this song and doesn’t dance should have his citizenship revoked.