A musical tribute to Nigerian mothers

In celebration of Mothers Day in Nigeria, here is a musical tribute to mothers.

Today, Nigerians across the country celebrate Mother’s Day. Join us in celebration as we share 5 classic and inspiring songs about mothers, all from Nigerian Artists.

1. Sweet Mother – Nico Mbarga

Sung by the Nigerian and Cameroonian singer Nico Mbarga, this west African highlife sound is a celebration of motherhood and a staple anthem at any wedding or family event. Unsurprisingly, it remains one of the most popular songs in Africa.

 2. So Beautiful – Asa

A tempo-shifting acoustic and highlife tune sung in both English and Yoruba, ‘So Beautiful’ was written by Asa, for her mother. The song’s lyrics extols her mother’s intrinsic beauty.

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3. Mama – Flavour featuring Chidinma  

This popular jam was a hit upon its release in 2016. With such a touching message, it is easy to see why.

4. Mummy Mi – Wizkid

When originally released in 2014, Wizkid dedicated this song to mothers across the world. In the track, Starboy sings praise to his mother and all the joy she brought him.

5. Iya Ni Wura – Dele Ojo 

A yoruba ode to motherhood that also emphasises the universality of this theme, ‘Iya Ni Wura, translates to ‘Mother is gold’. A combination of Yoruba lyrics and Ann Taylor’s popular poem ‘My Mother’, generations of Nigerians across the globe will forever be grateful to the late, great Dele Ojo for giving them this memorable, nostalgic playground lullaby.

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