This year, the Nigerian music industry seems to be buzzing with songs about Christmas and even though some are easily forgettable with even sorrier videos to show for it. Some are worth listening to. I believe it is a step in the right direction.
We may forever be in love with the traditional Christmas carol but we also need some Naija spice to the season. Here are the ones that have gotten my attention.
- Doray released “Merry Xmas (Odun de)“ produced by Azed, the single is a fantastic R&B rendition to celebrate the birth of Christ. Doray appeals to his listeners with his engaging vocals and lyrics performed in Yoruba and English.
- Female music group Shiikane has a newly released EP “Christmas With You” which houses five songs. The EP whose songs give off an Afro R&B feel was produced by Triple O Productions, P2J, and D-Boy.
- Samklef drops a “Sound Of Christmas” EP for the pleasure of his fans.The producer who also sings these days releases a four-track EP with two tracks – ‘Christmas Oyoyo’ and ‘Nutty Santa’ and their instrumentals.
- Chordratic has a new and amazing single titled ‘Keresimesi de’ meaning ‘Christmas is here’. ‘Keresimesi de’ for the Christmas season features two talented acts, Duwa and LC Beatz.
These guys really have raised the bars high and is definitely a good one, so fingers crossed to more fantastic Nigerian Christmas songs. I just changed my ringtone and my Christmas mood is in top gear.