Lagos state is going to reach a landmark of 50 years since it was created on 27 May, 2017 which also happens to Children’s Day. There’s a lot to look back to when it comes to the history of Lagos state in the last 50 years. Lagos is filled with a lot of interesting stories and memories from all works of life. From business to politics to entertainment, this is once city-state that’s always in the news.
I’m sure there’s a lot to talk about when it comes to the history of Lagos in the last 50 years. It’s a city full of life and the people who live in Lagos give off an energy that has not been equaled by any other part of the nation.
It seems like even the people who just come visiting find a new lease of life when it comes to Lagos. That’s why it’s really no surprise that Lagos is such an important entertainment destination and economic hub in Africa. Lagos is a city that just keeps recreating itself and most of the time, those who live there can’t imagine themselves living anywhere else. Yes, they might complain about the traffic and the host of many other challenges but don’t be fooled; they often miss the place as soon as they leave.
I guess it’s a lot of fun to be a Lagosian. Who can blame them? Lagosians really have a lot to be proud about. Like all the songs that keep representing the state and the different parts of the city, for example. I bet that Lagos is the most sung about state in Nigeria (I stand to be corrected).
Here’s a list of 10 songs that pay some real respect to the ever-busy state and its bubbly lifestyle;
10 Songs About Lagos
Lagos Jump by Third World (1976)
Ojuelegba by Wizkid (2014)
Monday Morning in Lagos by Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1975)
Lagos State of Mind by Modenine (2011)
Eyo by Asa (2014)
Danfo Driver by Mad Melon and Mountain Black (2003)
Eko Lawa n Gbe by Pasuma feat. Ruggedman ( 2007/2008)
Lagos Party by Banky W (2010)
Eko Ile by Jazzman Olofin ft. Nkiru, Dare Art Alade, GT Guitarman, Sasha (2007)
I Love Lagos by Olamide (2016)
There are so many more songs about Lagos but this list is really just to start a conversation. So you can join in by posting some of your favourite songs about Lagos in the comments section.
Note – you can do this anytime you get to read this article; even if the year is 2020 and Lagos is no longer 50!