On Saturday, 25th February 2023, Nigerians across the 36 states and the federal capital territory are heading to the polls to elect a new president. Here are 5 songs that should be on your election day playlist.
If you’re set to exercise your franchise, music is a good way to stay entertained while you sparing the hours required to carry out your civic duty.
Here are 10 songs that can help you stay motivated and entertained on election day.
1. ‘4 Instance’ by 2Baba
This classic record draws attention to the social and political issues plaguing Nigeria and which has continued to relegate it to the backdrop in the comity of nations.
This song will inspire you to not only vote but also to ensure your vote counts as you make your contribution to salvaging the country from its current state.
2. ‘Shey Na Like This’ by Wande Coal
This song asks a burning question that requires a sincere retrospective response from Nigerians. With the country currently far from where it should be, this song will inspire you to go out and vote in the hope of having a new leadership that will steer Nigeria in the right direction.
3. ‘Jaga Jaga’ by Eedris Abdulkareem
When Eedris Abdulkareem released ‘Jaga Jaga,’ the single resonated with Nigerians and quickly became a hit.
18 years after ‘Jaga Jaga,’ Nigeria has suffered a further decline, and the poverty rate has significantly increased. ‘Jaga jaga’ captures the state of the nation in 2004 and it does today, and this painful lack of progress should inspire you to go out and vote.
4. ‘Jailer’ by Asa
Asa’s ‘Jailer’ is a sober reminder of the metaphorical jail that’s Nigeria and how Nigerians are locked in a psychological, economic, social, and religious jail.
This song should spur you to grab your PVC and head to your polling unit in a bid to free Nigeria from the ideological, economic, and religious incarceration in the hands of the political elite.
5. ‘Mr. President’ by African China
This song is still as fresh in memory and relevant today as it was when it was released in 2006. ‘Mr. President’ was African China’s reminder to the political class to govern rightly and ensure there’s justice, fairness, and equity in the land irrespective of status, religion, or creed.
It should be a reminder of why you need to vote and demand good governance.