September 6, 2016

Nigerian Alternative Music Playlist

Hey everyone,

This wasn't the post I intended for today. I wanted to share some photos from Labor Day weekend, which was a blast mostly! There was a wedding - lots of dancing, and my sister's birthday dinner - even more dancing!!! But my Windows explorer is being wonky and not letting me even see the pictures folder, so I'll share tomorrow. Anyways, here's this post I wanted to publish later on this week.

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Is it just me or are there times when you just need to get into a particular kind of groove, and the only thing that will help is music? When I want to calm down, or relax, or get to constructing a blog post, I like to listen to some easygoing music.

Last month or so, on Bella Naija, someone listed his favorite Nigerian Alternative musicians, and I went on a Youtube hunt shortly afterwards. We really have some gems! Some of the artists, I had heard of before, and others were new to me. Some of the artists are mainstream, and the others are still rising. But I like the general coolness of their music. I created a playlist, and I thought to share it with you!


I hope you like my selections. If you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments below. I want to have at least 2 hours of pretty music to listen to.

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20 comments:

  1. I thought Boj would make your list? Alternative music sure takes some getting used to as it's not the usual gbam gbam gidigbam that we're used to, but it can have a nice soothing effect.

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    1. I dunno Boj. Off to look for him! Is Boj a guy or a girl?

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  2. Kaline is really talented. I love Simi's Love Don't Care and anything by Temi Dollface is really cool too. Berry please never ever quit blogging, you're amazing at it! Thank you for your comments. xx

    cocobellablog.com

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    1. I can't believe I forgot to add Temi Dollface!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the reminder :)

      Thanks Demilade.

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  3. Oh my word! I just compiled a playlist too for tomorrow's post. Anyway that's for workout. I totally understand you. I love and live for music. The mainstream music are good for a groovy time but when it comes to being calm and inspired, I go for the alternatives like India Arie, Asa, Erykah Badu etc. It's my haven. I'm adding Kaline to the list. I just watched the first two songs and I'm already feeling the chick. We have talents mehhhnn!Going back to continue watching. THANKS.
    www.bubusboulevard.com

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    1. Going to check your playlist now. I really like alternative music, especially songs that are haunting and seem like they're opening your soul.

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  4. Wow! Berry,we share same taste in music. Way to go,girl!I saw Nneka and I flipped,I played her CD until it got cracked... Johnny Drille and Falana are new to me, would love to have theirs too. It sure feels good to know people appreciate these music.

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    1. I heard Johnny Drille on a radio station last year and I was hooked!

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  5. Cool songs, Berry!
    So deep and different from the norm.

    PreciousCore.com

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    1. Thank you Precious. Not every time club bangers.

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  6. This is such a nice playlist... Never heard most of them before but that's because I'm lastma on Nigerian music or any music lol

    Toyinwithfashion.com

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    1. Lol, me too. I have a friend that sends me songs randomly, which helps.

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  7. I love johnny drille, so happy that people are finally paying attention.

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  8. its a nice selection...Tosanking Blog
    www.tosanking.com

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  9. Yes to Johnny drille. Love his tunes!

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