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Naija 2011 Favorites

Hello loves! I know it’s been quite a while since my last post, but I’ve been busy traveling across the world from Nigeria to Charlotte, and then across the country from Charlotte to LA to celebrate the arrival of 2012! However in the meantime, I’ve been working hard to collect great musical content to include in a post that’s appropriate to culminate both the year and my 2011 trip to Lagos. Sooo, below please find a playlist of my favorite Naija hits from 2011 (this list also includes my favorites from 2010 as well). Hope you enjoy!!

Below I’ve also included my Naija 2011 Playlist de Kike (part Deuce) – these are songs that I couldn’t yet find on Grooveshark 😦 I hope to continue adding to my favorites of Naija playlist as I continue discovering great new music, so I hope you enjoy as well!

Happy 2012 to everyone!!

Song Name Discoveries

At my cousin’s suggestion, I’ve been meaning to listen to Wizkid for a while now. I finally got the chance to listen to his album Superstar today, and not surprisingly, found that I had already heard one of the songs before from my Christmas trip to Lagos last year…

Listening to the album further, I actually recognized a song that I heard just a few nights ago at my family friends’ Anniversary party here our first night. It was one of my favorite songs of the night, so what a pleasant surprise to discover its name & artist so easily & so soon after I heard it! Such a smooth easy dance beat that I could groove to all night long, below is the video featuring an apparently newly 21-year-old Wizkid on his…interesting…birthday festivities 😉 and you can catch a glimpse of his above song in the beginning (see below for additional side comment regarding this song)**:

On a completely off topic from Wizkid, I was also lucky enough to discover the name & title of another song that I absolutely LOVED from last year! Seriously one of my favorites that I bumped on repeat to this day without knowing the name & artist…check out the video below (wish I could find better video quality, but you can at least hear a better quality version of the song here):

Surprise surprise, the song is from Naeto C, the artist on one of my other elusive favorites from last year as well!! It looks like I’m going to have to listen to him more in depth…VERY SOON. (I have a feeling I’m going to find him RAVE-worthy, & that I’ll be extremely late for this one too…)

**Small aside: maybe you’ll notice that Wizkid calls out a “fine girl no pimple” at the beginning of this song – & Tinie Tempah also claims to be a Simply Unstoppable “fine boy no pimples” (remember?) Well, here’s what I’ve found to be what I believe the origin of that phrase is if you’re interested…LOL (please feel free to correct me if you know more & I’m mistaken!):

Stay tuned for more & hopefully an especially exciting update in the near future! 🙂

I Love Second Chances!

First night in Nigeria & already at a party! 🙂 Well not a club party per se, but a very nice Anniversary party for our wonderful hosts here in Lagos. And with the parties there’s always great music! Now what made me especially excited about this party is that not only did I get a sneak peek at all the new music I will likely be hearing throughout this trip, but I also got to hear some throwbacks to last year’s trip. There was so much great music that I heard last year, but I was unfortunately unprepared to remember all the titles to bring back with me 😦

There was one song in particular that I absolutely LOVED last year, but was unable to find it after hours of searching online! Well, I was finally given the chance to discover the name of the song last night. Check it out below…

And here is one of my additional favorites from the Lagos party scene last year:

Stay tuned for MORE!

Back in the Lagos motherland

The idea for this blog actually originated from a Facebook post from my friend & former roomie Amber Hampton: “so…I’m excited for you to go to Nigeria soon just so I can hear new music. Oleku lightweight changed our apartment for 6 months at least lol”

That got me thinking – it’d be really cool to share the new music that I discover while on my trip almost immediately after I discover it, rather than having to wait & bring it back home. So I decided to start trying to blog about my new music experience while here in Nigeria – and hopefully I’ll find some great songs that you’ll all love to listen to!

Since I’m starting this blog from back in the Lagos motherland, I’ll kick it off with an all-time favorite from my Christmas trip to Lagos last year…