Driving in Nigeria can be a herculean task and this is due to the deplorable state of the roads. A journey that should take a couple of minutes but ends up stretching for hours that dampen the mood of the driver and even occupants of the vehicle. We go through that situation daily but what helps makes one actually forget about traffic and stress? Or at the very least, not make it worse
This is where music comes in. Well, obviously, music has the ability to spice up every car ride. This writer was inspired by the impact of music while driving and in a bid to share it with the world, this playlist was created. These songs, each unique in their own way are great for listening to while driving can be used to jump start road trips due to its amazing vibes and content. We can guarantee that during your road trip you’d be singing along to the amazing songs selected.
1. Akon – “Escape “ ft Wizkid
This is one of the coolest songs to listen to while driving. The song has cool grooves and sweet melody”. A classic R&B, dance-pop song that could be ideal to listen to especially if you’re driving to escape with your lover.
2. Alpha P – “Quarantine”
This a classic Afro-pop track that isn’t just tailored just for quarantining but for chilling while driving. Alpha P, a rising star in the Nigerian music scene delivers a cool track that calms you while even stuck in traffic.
3. Burna Boy – “Pull Up”
This song has wonderful vibes and sweet groves. It’s the 11th track off Burna Boy’s critically acclaimed album “African Giant”. This is an amazing song that would compel you to pull up in grand style.
4. Burna Boy – “No Fit Vex”
Burna Boy’s “No Fit Vex” off his “Twice As Tall” album is another heartwarming track that is fit for listening to while driving. This song has cool vibes that would lift your spirits.
5. Burna Boy – “23”
Burna Boy’s “23” is one of the coolest Nigeria tracks out in Nigeria in the year 2020. This song has cool vibes and can be vibed to while driving. It’s the 10th track off Burna boy’s new album “Twice as Tall”.
6. Cheque – “Zoom”
Cheque is a fast-rising artiste with quality music and sweet vibes. “Zoom” is a trap based song that can be listened to while driving especially when cruising with friends. It has awesome vibes and amazing content but hey, hey be careful so you don’t zoom into, you know maybe the third mainland bridge in Lagos. Yes, this song would make you feel like you’re flying but in reality, you’re stuck in traffic under the bridge in Ikeja.
7. Simi – “There For You” ft Ms Banks
This collaboration between Simi and Ms Banks is an amazing song. Released off her “Restless II” There For You” is a powerful track that blends the beautiful voices of Simi and Ms Banks and it can be vibed to while driving.
8. Fiokee – “Koni Koni” ft Oxlade and Simi
“Koni Koni” by Fiokee, Oxlade, and Simi is another buzzing track that can be vibed to while driving. The collaboration between Oxlade and Simi made this song really amazing.
9. Kiddominant – “ eWallet”
Kiddominant came through with this buzzing track titled, Wallet featuring Cassper Nyovest. This song is a blend of South African Amapaino drum patterns and afro-pop melodies with RnB vibe. It’s got good vibes and a sweet groove.
10. Chike – “If You No Love” by ft Mayorkun
This is an amazing song that can be vibed to while driving. “No Love” by Chike ft the Mayor of Lagos himself “Mayorkun” is an absolutely cool song with chilling vibes.
11. Olamide – “At Your Service”
Olamide dropped a buzzing track tagged “At Your Service” off his new album titled “Carpe Diem”. This song is a perfect laid back tune perfect to lift your mood while driving.
12. Wizkid – “No Stress”
“No Stress” by Afrobeat and afro-fusion legend, Wizkid is an amazing song with cool vibes that can be listened to while driving. This track is a part of the highly anticipated album titled “Made In Lagos.”As the name of the track implies, this song practically relieves you of the stress which comes from driving.
13. Joeboy – “Lonely”
The track “Lonely” might be a plea for a lover to stay for the night, it can be a source of motivation while driving. It’s an afrobeat track that has cool grooves and sweet melodies. There’s no way you’ll stay lonely with this track bursting your speakers. Who knows? you might just meet the bone of your bone in traffic.
14. Wizkid – “Smile” ft H.E.R
Wizkid, a music legend teamed up with American singer H.E.R. to record this banger. This song has cool reggae sounds, background horns & melodious vocals and can be vibed to while driving. Even if you’re stuck in traffic and one danfo driver decides to bash your car, you’ll be all but smiles.
15. Wayne – “Vacancy” ft Oxlade
“Vacancy” by Wayne ft Oxlade is a buzzing track that can be vibed to while driving. The collaboration between Oxlade and Wayne made this song really amazing. Oxlade, of course, vibed perfectly to the song with his amazing vocals and falsetto.
16. Tems – “The Key”
Tems Nigeria’s alte queen came through with this beautiful single titled, “The Key“. The new single is lifted from her new EP labeled “For Broken Ears”. If you need a soft alte tune to vibe to while driving then this is for you.
18. Oxlade – “O2’
Released off his “Oxygene” EP, this is one of the best songs of 2020. Oxlade’s sweet-sounding vocals and the track’s feel-good vibes that would keep you singing at the top of your lungs while driving? Any fragment of this track is good for letting it all out, releasing stress, and perfect for happy motoring.
19. Oxlade – “DKT”
Oxlade released his much-anticipated single titled “DKT” which means “Dis Kind Thing“. This song has an amazing vibe and cool vibes sang beautifully in English and Pidgin.
20. Fireboy – “Champion”
YBNL crooner, Fireboy DML teamed up with American rapper, D Smoke to make a smooth emotional sound titled “Champion” which is one of the tracks in the album “Apollo”. Fireboy DML declares himself a champion and a legend in a making. . This song certainly makes you feel like a champion vibe.
Created by Vaughan Temitayo
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