15 Nigerian Secular Songs That Can ‘Take You To Church’

15 Nigerian Secular Songs That Can ‘Take You To Church’


We check out songs created by “secular” artistes however with themes that align with reward, worship, and different non secular elements.

Extra time, the music style has been strictly outlined, with “secular” acts separated from “Gospel” acts. Within the spirit of Easter, this text takes a have a look at Nigerian secular songs that place the consciousness of God into your thoughts.

As it’s well-known, artwork has no boundaries. Even when a creator is labeled in a particular class, that doesn’t forestall them from creating artwork exterior of that class. Consequently, “secular” artists can create songs that may be labeled as “non secular,” regardless that that accountability is essentially borne by “gospel” artists (as society expects).

It’s to be famous that the talked about acts on this article are to not be tagged as “unreligious”. Nonetheless, they fall underneath the class of being accorded as secular acts as they don’t always make songs which are rooted within the communal life concerning Christian life and religion.

So, if you’re on the lookout for songs by your Nigerian favs that may “take you to church,” under are fifteen of them.

ASA – IBA

“Iba” is a Yoruba phrase that translated to “Respect” or “Pay Homage”. The mid-tempo afro-fusion tune themes across the significance of giving reward to at least one’s creator in no matter scenario one is perhaps in. The soothing guitar and drums of the music’s instrumentation make it very stress-free and reflective. Additionally, Asa‘s calm voice and supply additional make it an introspective music. Though it’s principally delivered in Yoruba, the music ought to be the very first thing you hearken to whenever you get up.

YUNG6IX ft ORITSE FEMI – BLESSINGS

Nigerian South-South rapper Yung6ix launched this music in 2016 and it shortly turned successful. The Afrobeats tune featured street-hop singer Oritse Femi, who is understood for his reflective hooks. The music’s themes revolve across the essence of reward, thanksgiving, and prayers.

ILLBLISS ft. STORM REX – NAALU EKENE

“Naalu Ekene” is an Igbo phrase that interprets to “Thank God”. This music offers the vibe of a standard Igbo Catholic church the place the moms give their all in praising God. Though lots of people won’t know the music, it completely falls underneath the class of secular songs that “take you to church”. Delivered in English and Igbo, the music by ace rapper Illbliss, revolves round acknowledging God’s blessings and being appreciative.

TIMI DAKOLO – EVERYTHING (AMEN)

It’s straightforward to accord Timi Dakolo as a gospel artist, therefore the query of what he’s doing on this checklist, however the man has acknowledged in a few interviews that he’s NOT a gospel artiste, which is why he’s on this checklist. This music, from the title, screams positivity, good vibes, hope, and every part good. The music’s themes revolve round “EVERYTHING good”. The high-tempo instrumentation enhances the tune additional, and you don’t have any alternative however to rejoice in God’s blessings.

BLACKMAGIC ft ORITSE FEMI – PASS YOU BY

Oritse Femi makes one other look on this checklist, this time teaming up with ace rapper/singer Blackmagic on the music ‘Go you by”. Though the music majorly highlights the rapper’s journey within the music trade, the hook finally ties the success to the supreme being’s blessings-“Baba God blessings no go go you by.”

SEYI VIBEZ – GOD SENT

It is very important notice that lots of people do not need the chance to go to church in the true sense. Thus, this explicit music is ideal for taking the “trenches” to church. People who find themselves not in any means near accessing the gospel get their consciousness from songs like this. A street-hop act like Seyi Vibez makes use of his expertise to place his listeners within the “church” zone. 

PHYNO ft OLAMIDE – FADA FADA

This music has been successful because it was launched, and it’s even performed in some church buildings. A cool high-tempo tune by rappers Phyno and Olamide, it themes round God’s blessings and his appraisal. You undoubtedly know this one!

M.I ABAGA ft ORITSE FEMI, FRANK EDWARDS & NANYA – THE END / THE CHAIRMAN

One other comparatively unpopular music, this music is ideal for reflection. Off M.I. Abaga‘s ‘The Chairman’ album, it is simply neglected, presumably as a result of it is the final music on the mission, nevertheless it’s a high quality jam that offers reward to God. For the third time, Oritse Femi‘s hook got here to play, and it synced brilliantly with the theme of the music. Curiously, an precise gospel atriste, Frank Edwards, was additionally featured within the music. 

9ICE – ADE ORI

“Ade Ori” is a Yoruba phrase that interprets to “Crown”. The Gen Z technology won’t be acquainted with this one, however the millennials will certainly acknowledge the spirituality on this music. The music themes revolve round God’s blessings, God’s provision, and all-around supremacy. 9ice didn’t maintain again in praising the supreme being on this music. That is truly one among our favourites on this checklist.

HUMBLESMITH ft PHYNO – OSINACHI

“Osinachi” is an Igbo phrase that interprets to “from God”. Therefore, because the title connotes, Humblesmith emphasizes the truth that all of the blessings in his life and past come from God. One other music that acknowledges the supremacy of the creator.

DAVOLEE – WAY

One other “take you to church” music by a street-hop act, Davolee, seeks God’s blessings on his life identical to everybody else. The mid-tempo tune, delivered principally in Yoruba language, can also be one among our favourites on this checklist. It is an on a regular basis music, asking for every part good from one’s creator, that blessings ought to come our WAY.

MOELOGO – SHINE YOUR LIGHT

Additionally comparatively unpopular, that is one other introspective music that places you in that zone. Nigerian-British singer Moelogo, speaks on the essence of shining one’s gentle, which may solely be propelled by God. 

KCEE – CULTURAL PRAISE

There isn’t a means this music wasn’t going to make the checklist. As a matter of truth, it is a gospel music that was simply carried out by a secular act. KCee rendered a medley efficiency of common conventional gospel songs and gave it life with a fab but mid-tempo method. The music’s themes are principally reward, and it is undoubtedly a vibe!

MASTERKRAFT ft BELLA SHMURDA & ZLATAN HALLELU

The title “Hallelu” is coined from “Hallelujah”, and its one more street-hop music that emphasis the relevance of the God issue. Owned by ace producer Masterkraft, the music options singer Bella Shmurda and rapper Zlatan, who did not shrink back from using on their ‘Godfidence’, passing a message that they will conquer any tribulation as long as they’ve God by their facet.

BARRY JHAY – ASHE ASE

This checklist would clearly be incomplete with no music by Barry Jhay, who is likely one of the main voices of consciousness for the standard music listener from the streets.

“Ashe She” is a Yoruba phrase that interprets to “It shall be completed”. This music, off his ‘Barry Again’ EP, themes round holding strongly to God as a consider navigating by way of life and its completely different thorns. For us, this music is a masterpiece tune that can undoubtedly ‘take you to church’.

Different worthy mentions embrace Flavour’s ‘Most Excessive’, Peruzzi’s ‘Juba’, Wizkid’s ‘Blessed’, Adekunle Gold’s ‘Ire’, Sean Tizzle’s ‘Loke Loke’, Chillz ft Mayorkun’s ‘Grateful’, Oritse Femi’s ‘Mercies of the Lord’, amidst different songs.

Beneath is a curated ‘Take me to church’ playlist you would possibly like.

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