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Nigerian Rhythms to Revive Your Monday: A Playlist for Every Mood

Mondays can be a real challenge, especially in Nigeria if we’re being for real...

  • written by Joy Onu
  • 4 min read
  • 30 Oct, 2023

Living and working in Nigeria is certainly not for the weak, luckily for us, afrobeat is always there to rescue us from the hell that is surviving in Nigeria. There's always going to be an excellent remedy to kickstart your week with energy and enthusiasm—Nigerian music. 

From Afrobeats to Highlife, to all the alte in between, Nigeria offers a diverse and vibrant musical landscape that can match any mood, and by any mood, we mean there’s literally a song that will match every single vibe Monday throws at you. So sit back, and relax (Oops! you’re at work, relax anyway) while we take you on a musical journey through Nigeria's rich musical heritage and provide you with a carefully curated playlist designed to suit every mood and make your Monday a memorable one.

Energize Your Morning with Afrobeats

Kickstart your Monday morning with the infectious rhythms of Afrobeats, there’s just so many to choose from, Afrobeat has become the center of the universe and we’re loving it. These groovy, high-energy tunes are perfect to get you moving and set a positive tone for the day. Add classics like "Feel" by Davido, "City Boys" by Burna Boy, or if you’re looking to take a little detour down memory lane, "Johnny" by Yemi Alade, you could also add “Sabi Girl” by Ayra Starr or literally any one of her songs to your playlist to infuse your morning with a burst of energy.

Chill Out with Smooth Highlife

For a laid-back, soothing start to your day, explore the smooth melodies of Highlife music. Let legends like Sir Victor Uwaifo, Osadebe, and Oliver De Coque serenade you into a state of relaxation. Their timeless tunes can make your Monday morning commute a breeze. If you’re looking for songs that are a bit more modern and laidback, we’ve got you. “Pidgin & English” by Bnxn was just released, and it will get you in your feelings. Speaking of songs that get you in your feelings, “I’m a mess” by Omah Lay is Godsent, because on a monday morning, aren’t we all?

Stay Focused at Work with Afro-Soul

As you tackle your tasks and responsibilities, you need music that helps you stay focused. Nigerian Afro-Soul artists like Asa and Bez provide soulful, melodic tracks that can keep your concentration intact. Their music is perfect for maintaining a productive work environment, and you can’t even go wrong with harmonious sounds like that. Another artist we find pretty soulful is Tems, her latest single “Me & U” has vibes for days, but what it also has is soul.

Lift Your Spirits with Gospel

Feeling a bit down or in need of inspiration? Nigerian gospel music is known for its uplifting and soul-stirring melodies. Songs like "Imela" by Nathaniel Bassey, "Miracle Worker" by Glowreeyah Braimah, and "You Are Great" by Steve Crown can lift your spirits and remind you of the brighter side of life.

Stay Motivated with Hip-Hop

When you're in need of motivation, Nigerian hip-hop can provide the push you need. Tracks by artists like MI Abaga, Olamide, Adekunle Gold, Blaqbonez, Falz, and Phyno are filled with inspiring lyrics and catchy beats that can keep you motivated throughout the day.

Unwind and De-stress with R&B

As the workday draws to a close, it's essential to unwind and de-stress. Nigerian R&B offers a treasure trove of smooth, soulful melodies. Songs like "Soco" by Wizkid, "Assurance" by Davido, and "Joromi" by Simi can be your perfect companions to relax and let go of the day's stress.

Nigerian music offers a diverse and vibrant soundscape that can cater to your every mood, making your Monday a day to look forward to. Whether you need to wake up, focus, relax, or have some fun, Nigerian music has got you covered. 

Create your personalized Monday playlist with Nigerian tunes, and enjoy a fantastic start to your week. Say goodbye to the Monday Blues and hello to the vibes Afrobeat brings to the table.



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