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10 Throwback Songs That Remain Hits

Music found it’s way to evolve together with people and fashion. And hotter than other genres is Afro pop that remains the best world wide but it wasn’t always like that. Only the people that enjoy good music can pin point the differences between now and then – how much we’ve grown and the height we’ve attained.

There are some songs that regardless of how old they get, they still make us dance everytime we hear them. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and talk about some songs that can never get old;

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1. Gongo Aso by 9ice

This song was released on the 15th of March, 2008. It was listed as the tenth track on 9ice’s album called “Gongo Aso” which houses fourteen records. The album covered so many themes such as success, institution of marriage, partying, women and so on.

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2. FALL IN LOVE by D’banj

Fall in love was released in 2008. The song serves as a single from his third studio album, The Entertainer. The song was produced by Don Jazzy and brought D’banj stardom in Nigeria.

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3. OLOLUFE by Wande Coal

Ololufe was released in 2008 as part of Wande Coal’s debut album “Mushin 2 Mohits”. The song held deep message which made it emotional.

4. YORI YORI by Bracket

This is a 2009 hit song by Nigerian duo, Vast and Smash, popularly known as Bracket. The song has a way of uplifting your mood.

5. YOU BAD by Wande Coal

The song, “You bad” is one of the big tracks on the album featuring D’banj. It was released on the 12th of April, 2009 and produced by Don Jazzy under the label MoHits, now known as Mavin Record.

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6. PON PON PON by Da grin

This is a hip hop single by one of the greatest rappers of all time. It was released in 2010 from his 2010 Sophomore album C.E.O.

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7. OLEKU by Ice Prince

Oleku by Ice Prince ft Brymo was released as the lead single from his debut album titled “Everybody loves Ice Prince” in 2010. It is simply one of the most iconic African hip hop songs ever produced.

8. ONLY ME by 2face Idibia

‘Only Me’ produced in 2010 was a track which talks about some of the everyday issues.

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9. HOLLA AT YOUR BOY by Wizkid

This is a brand new single from Wizkid’s ‘Superstar album’ released in 2011. The song earned Wizkid the Next rated at the Headies in 2011.

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10. KUKERE by Iyanya


This song is a 2012 single which falls under Iyanya’s 2013 Sophomore album titled ‘Desire’. Kukere is a dance track that can never be forgotten.

 These are just some of the throwback songs that rocked our world. Some say we had the best afro pop back then, let’s hear your opinion on that in the comment section.

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