Take me back to the days where I’d attend a birthday party and get parcels after I’m done. Take me back to the days where we all danced innocently to beautiful music and got gifts for being the best dancer amongst the bunch. If you’re a 90s kid and you hosted a birthday party and none of these 6 songs were played, then your party was incomplete.
1. Daddy Showkey – Somebody Call My Name
The Wizkid and Davido of his time, this song was a jam. If you didn’t do a soft galala dance and opened your eyes wide while dancing it, then you didn’t do the dance well.
2. Evi-Edna Ogholi – Happy Birthday
This was the song they played right before they cut the birthday cake and the celebrants and his family and friends posed for the birthday picture. The picture’s we’d post on Thursdays as our throwback pictures.
3. Kevin Lyttle – Turn Me On (Official Video)
A song young kids shouldn’t be listening to, this song was overplayed at almost all birthday parties with young kids singing along to the sultry lines.
4. Awilo Longomba feat Jocelyne Béroard – Coupé Bibamba
There was an era when African French songs were popping in Africa and Awilo was the pioneer as he made the makossa dance very popular. If you never danced Makosa, then your childhood was incomplete.
5. Sisqo – Thong Song
The ajebutter kid’s party song. This song would leave you dancing with swag and doing a bit of a break dance. When listening to this song a rush of nostalgia would come rushing down on you.
6. Sean Paul – Get Busy
This song popped in the early 2000s when the Jamacain artiste Sean Paul became a hit and his songs were popping in Nigeria