In this list, we take a look at some of the best intro songs on popular Nigerian albums from the 2000s-2022, to appreciate the growth of the music industry where album creation is concerned.
Once upon a time, Nigerian music existed was consumed mostly through singles, albums were if released, bootlegged and the pirated copies got most of the circulation through compilation albums or dubbed copies that robbed the artistes of their deserved pay. Thankfully, with the increasing popularity of music streaming platforms, more Nigerians are beginning to involve albums and EPs in their music diet and this has also encouraged Nigerian musicians over the past few years, to put out bodies of work in numbers. In addition to this, the projects have also taken cohesive form as more than a compilation of records by the same artiste, but are well thought out from start to interlude, down to the finish with aim to tell a story and pass across a clear message. This is why these days, tweets and story posts with the words ‘album mode,’ as well as curated messages speaking on the process of the album-making process have become the order of the day. To appreciate the many album-birthing strides that the Nigerian music industry has gone through, in this list, we take a look at some of the best intros on popular Nigerian albums. ‘Best’ in the sense that they feel like an actual introduction to a body of work and tie in nicely to the rest of the project. Here are the best intro songs on popular Nigerian albums:
Best Intro Songs on Nigerian Albums 2000s-2022;
1. Say My Name– Wizkid; Superstar album, 2012
It is already super prophetic that Wizkid’s debut album was titled Superstar, a perfect description of what he is now, and it is doubly so that the intro to this album chronicled a typical day in his life as a superstar; ‘Be it in lasgidi or overseas, see everybody call my name– Wizzy.’
Infectious and catchy, the song had grown on listeners and had become one of the many favourites off his Superstar album but even more so, it has become a classic example of music lyrics and artiste introductions that age well.
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Source:: Not Just Ok