Throwback: 100+ Top List of 1960s to 1990s Nigerian Old School Music


Throwback: 100+ List of 1960s to 1990s Nigerian Old School Music

Nigerian Old School Music – Nigeria has a rich and diverse musical heritage, with a vibrant history that spans decades.

The country’s old school music scene, especially during the 1960s to 1990s, produced timeless classics that continue to resonate with music enthusiasts today.

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This comprehensive list showcases some of the most iconic tracks that have left an indelible mark on Nigeria’s musical landscape.

  1. Bobby Benson – Taxi Driver
  2. Water no Get Enemy – Fela Kuti
  3. Mammy water – Sir victor Uwaifo
  4. Cardinal Rex Lawson – Jolly Papa
  5. Wrinkars Experience – Fuel For Love
  6. African Style- Bright Chimezie
  7. Fire in soweto – Sonny Okosun
  8. Papa’s Land – Sonny Okosun
  9. Ebenezer Obey – Edumare soro mi dayo
  10. Joromi – Victor Uwaifo
  11. Time na Money – Mike Okri
  12. Lady – Fela Kuti
  13. Oko mi ye – Stella Monye
  14. Happy Birthday – Evi Edna Ogoli Okosi
  15. Send down the Rain: Majek Fashek
  16. Aparo – Tunji Oyelana
  17. Peoples Club – Oliver De Coque
  18. Ngozi – Felix Liberty
  19. Whats gonna be gonna – Bongos Ikwe
  20. I love my country – Tunji Oyelana & Wole Soyinka
  21. Osondi owendi – Osadebe
  22. Eddie okonta – Sawa Sawa
  23. Sweet Mother – Prince Nico Mbarga
  24. Baby Jowo – Dr Victor Olaiya
  25. Ise aje – I.K. Dairo
  26. Veno Marioghae – Nigeria Go Survive
  27. Ketekete – Ebenezer Obey
  28. Funmi Adams – Nigeria is my County
  29. Dele Ojo – Iya ni wura
  30. Ina Ran – Haruna Ishola & His Apala Group
  31. Oriental brother’s – Chi Awu Out
  32. Hubert Ogunde – Oni Moto
  33. I need someone – Kris Okotie
  34. Oby Onyioha – I Want to Feel Your Love
  35. Ever Liked My Person – Christie Essien Igbokwe
  36. Biri Ka Mbiri, Pt. 3 – Chief Dr. Oliver De Coque
  37. Lorine Okotie – Love Medicine
  38. Asiko – Tyna Onwudiwe
  39. Ayinla Omowura – National Census 1973
  40. Dora Ifudu – When Will it Be Right Time
  41. It’s Time For Juju Music – Admiral Dele Abiodun
  42. Iya mi – Christien essien Igbokwe
  43. Omo Ode De – Emperor Pick Peters
  44. Ololufe Mi – Orlando Julius Ekemode
  45. CAC choir – Odun lo sopin o
  46. Ace – Shina Peters
  47. Roy Chicago – Olowo Gba’ya Ole
  48. Iyawo Asiko – Orlando Owoh
  49. Mike Ejeagha – Ome Ka Agu
  50. One Love – Onyeka Owenu
  51. Make Nigeria Better – KSA and Nigerian All stars
  52. Iwaju lokan mi – KSA
  53. Identity – Oliver De Coque
  54. Rumba style – Ras Kimono
  55. Heart of stone – Oritz Wiliki
  56. Rosie – Blakky
  57. Cock crow at dawn – Bongos Ikwe
  58. Biri ka’m biri – Oliver De Coque
  59. Baby Kilode – Dizzy K Falola
  60. Ziga ha ozi – Sunny Okosun
  61. Under pressure – Ras Kimono
  62. Wait for me – KSA & Onyeka Onwenu
  63. Seun Rere – Christy Essien Igbokwe
  64. Eddie Kwansa – Peacock Int’l Band
  65. Orlando Julius – Adara
  66. Iya mi – Christie Essien Igbokwe
  67. Iyawo Asiko – Orlando Owoh
  68. Papa Bless Me – Isaac Black
  69. Make You Dey Look Well – Edna Okoli
  70. Stop the Fight – Edna Okoli
  71. Cloud 7 – Beautiful woman
  72. Omoge – Mike Okri
  73. Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Shakara
  74. Sonny Okosun – Which Way Nigeria
  75. Onyeka Onwenu – Ekwe
  76. Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Yellow Fever
  77. Tunji Oyelana – Alaru T’onje Buredi
  78. Ebenezer Obey – Olomi
  79. Dr Olando Owoh – Kangaroo
  80. Dizzy K. Falola – Excuse Me Baby
  81. Ofege – Try & Love
  82. Alex Zitto – Walakolombo
  83. Salawa Abeni – This is waka music
  84. Chris Mba – Baby Don’t Cry
  85. Bright Chimezie – African Style
  86. Felix Liberty – Ifeoma
  87. Mike Okiri – Omoge
  88. Evi Edna Ogholi – Obaro
  89. Dr Victor Olaiya – iye Jemila
  90. Kill Me With Love – Jide Obi
  91. Oritz Wiliki – Heart Of Stone
  92. Harry Mosco – Sugar Cane Baby
  93. Alex O- Celebrate
  94. Prince Adekunle – AYE Nreti Eleya
  95. Prince Adekunle – Tell Me that You Love me baby
  96. Dora Ifudu – When Will it Be Right Time
  97. Tunji Oyelana – Alaru T’onje Buredi
  98. Sunny Ade – Syncro System
  99. Ik Dairo- Feso Jaiye
  100. B L O – Native Doctor
  101. Adawa Supper – Dele Abiodun
  102. Kayode Fashola – Rantiomo Eni Tiwo NSe
  103. Fire – Lijadu Sisters
  104. Ketekete – Ebenezer Obey
  105. Dauda Epoakara – My Mother
  106. Mandy Ojugbana – Taxi Driver
  107. Wasiu Ayinde – Talazo Fuji
  108. Segun Bucknor – Adebo
  109. Ayinde Barrister – Fuji Gabage III
  110. Cloud 7 – Searching
  111. Kollington Ayinla – Ijo Yoyo
  112. Fella Kuti – Suffering & Smiling.
  113. won Kerry si number wa – Fatayi Rolling Dollar
  114. Board Members – Ebenezer obey
  115. Logba logba – Orlando Owoh
  116. Challenge Cup – Ayinla Omowura
  117. Na poor I poor – Tunde Nightingale
  118. Owere elejigbo – lijadu Sisters
  119. Guguru perere – Tunji Oyelana
  120. Yegede – Yusuf Olatunji
  121. Olomori – Olu fajemirokun
  122. Back to the basics – Esse Agesse
  123. Oun Toba Dara – Funmi Adams
  124. Consolidation – kwam 1
  125. Segun Bucknor – Who Say I Tire
  126. Paulson Kalu – Poor Man Life
  127. Celestine Ukwu – Ije Enu
  128. Dan maraya – Ginger Bashi

This list, spanning across various genres like Afrobeat, highlife, juju, and funk, reflects the diversity and creativity of Nigerian musicians during this period. Each track tells a unique story, capturing the essence of Nigerian culture, history, and social issues.

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These Nigerian Old School Music were not only musically groundbreaking but also carried powerful messages, addressing social and political themes relevant to the times.

They provided a platform for artists to express their creativity and advocate for change, making a lasting impact on both the Nigerian music industry and society as a whole.

Nigeria’s old school music classics continue to inspire contemporary artists and music lovers worldwide. As we revisit these timeless tunes, we celebrate the artistic legacy of the musicians who paved the way for the thriving music scene that Nigeria enjoys today.

Their contributions have shaped the nation’s cultural identity and left an enduring imprint on the global music landscape.


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