Veteran Nigerian singer, Sound Sultan, was a man of many talents and a singer of many songs – they were conscious, funny, political, intuitive, and social.
Sound Sultan, aka Naija Ninja is one artist who had sang and made songs of different genres, and at the same time, has worked with lots of artists, both locally and Abroad. He was approachable in every sense.
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Sound Sultan was one of the very few who trailed the conscious path of music even when it was very unpopular in the industry – a path that he was on till the very end. In loving memory of a visionary musician who saw the art of music as a tool of enlightening society.
These 5 socio-politically conscious songs by Sound Sultan will live in our heads rent-free.
1. Sound Sultan – Mathematics
The Afro-pop single was a ground-breaking song for Sound Sultan. As a child, it was one of the few ones we knew and were allowed to freely sing by our parents. Intelligently, the song was tagged ‘Mathematics’, which is a dominant subject in the world.
Interestingly, in passing his message across in the song, he tied it to BODMAS-a popular mathematic problem-solving formula. B stands for brotherhood, O for objectivity, D for democracy, M for modification, A for Accountability, and S for solidarity. An all-round tune that preaches social values.
2. Sound Sultan – Mother Land (Area)
A big brother of mine made me like this song. As a child, it didn’t make sense to me until I got older. Apparently, there was a personal story attached to it. That was why he loved it so much. Moving on, it is one of the few Nigerian acoustic songs that stood its ground in a world where ‘tungba’ music was the norm.
Motherland, as the name implies, resonates around the dynamics of easily getting lost in the diaspora. It was a norm then (unfortunately it still is) for people of third-world nations to desperately find a way Read More
Source:: Not Just Ok