“Valentine’s Day is coming, Valentine’s Day is coming!” Well, it’s come and gone and we’re still here. For those of you who didn’t allow us to rest with your teddy bears and chocolates, we hope you’re proud of yourself? We recently realized that some of you are still on this love thing a week later, instead of focusing on your stampede. It does not correspond to our spirit. To help you regain your focus, we’ve compiled a list of songs to remind you that the bustle is real and it’s time to brighten up.
If the richest black man and a Grammy-winning musician are still on these streets looking for more money, then who are you? But you’re here to celebrate Valentine’s Day even after a week? You must be a prankster.
You know the ginger is real whenever Wizkid starts calling street names and local government areas in Lagos. If in doubt, check out his other songs like Ojuelegba and Suruler. No Lele reminds us that, like all other up-and-coming artists, people told Wizkid he wasn’t coming. But look at Big W today, he came! If you know what’s good for you, omo, you better take a cue from the man.
This song is chaotic and violent AF, but honestly, it should be the first song you listen to every morning. Even though it’s been 500 years since he first fell, our man Eedris didn’t lie and we still live through most of that shit today. Listen to him, understand that Nigeria is here to kill you, and please find a way to survive the jaga jaga earning a lot of money.
In this life, having a good heart and a hardworking spirit is cute, but you know what’s cuter? Have funds. In gone away, Zinolesky reminds us that money cancels nonsense, so unless you want to deal with nonsense every day, we suggest you drop that love thing you’re still doing and hurry up.
It’s the most ajebo song on this list and we blame it on the softness of Buju’s vocals (or is it now BNXN). Please can you explain why you are resting now after you have come all this way? Do you want people in your village to laugh at you? You better wake up and put in your 3pm shift.
The title alone is explanatory. Brighten up.
In this song, Davido introduces us to the three important Ls: Lowo, Lola and Lalafiya. They loosely translate to: “I want to have money”, “I want to be rich” and “I want peace of mind”. Notice how money is the first thing? All that talk that money can’t buy happiness? Lies from the pits of hell. Crying in a private jet and crying in a danfo in Iyana Oworo’s traffic, which do you prefer? Hmm? We thought so too.
Please, if you came into this life to suffer, please raise your hand so we can spare you in peace. Savage wasn’t playing on this song, and while you’re playing it, we also advise listening to the lyrics and sorting out your hustle so you don’t find your way into poverty.