In yesterday’s special “Africa issue” of Canada’s Globe and Mail, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote this on contemporary Nigerian music: “The music is cross-cultural, polyglot, derivative, but is also, at its core, very nationalist. It is music whose centre is its Nigerian-ness.”

A perfect example is this song, the Naija remix of K’Naan’s 2010 World Cup song, by Banky W and MI. I’ll take this over any of the official anthems I’ve heard so far.


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