Christmas comes with merriment, cheer, and the nostalgic tunes we’ve all come to love. However, the songs globally recognized are works by artists in the global North, dead or alive, which have grown on and with us over the years. This Christmas, why not add some songs by Nigerian stars to your Christmas playlist for a more diverse lineup? If you’re in for an authentic Nigerian “gbedu,” we’ve curated five Christmas songs by Nigerian artists to turn the groove on this festive season.
Check out five Christmas Afrobeat songs to keep you cheerful this season…
#1. Timi Dakolo ft. Emeli Sande – Merry Christmas, Darling
Talented Nigerian singer Timi Dakolo blessed fans with a Christmas album titled Merry Christmas, Darling in 2019, which houses a song of the same name. On the song, Dakolo teamed up with British singer Emeli Sande, who offered her vocal prowess to an outstanding effect. The romance-themed song was all the rave upon its release for its lyricism and vocal presentation and still is today.
#2. MerryGo Kids ft. Niniola – A Christmas Love Song
Afro-house queen Niniola teamed up with kids’ edu-tainment creators, MerryGo Kids in 2021 to give us a cheerful Amapiano Christmas song titled A Christmas Love Song. This tune is bound to make both kids and parents put on their dancing shoes in merriment at the most wonderful time of the year.
#3. Simi – Christmas Sometin
Simi returns with a December song titled Christmas Sometin. This song features Baby Deja’s voice with quality production from Blaise Beatz. On this lovely Afro-Pop tune, Simi employs the services of her daughter Deja, wishes her fans a Merry Christmas, and advises everyone to share their love during this festive period.
#4. Ric Hassani – I’ll Give You Love This Christmas
In 2019, singer Ric Hassani released a Christmas EP titled Love and Christmas which contained five love-themed Christmas songs. What’s Christmas if not a season of love and giving? On the EP is the song I’ll Give You Love This Christmas which sees Ric Hassani promises love to his lover during the most globally-celebrated holiday.
#5. Waje – Merry Christmas
Waje teamed up with producer Tee-Y Mix for an emotive festive offering titled Merry Christmas. The African soul diva laced her stellar vocal on the groovy beat to celebrate the season and the birth of Jesus. Although this song is almost 10 years old, it still evokes the right feeling that comes with the season.
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