10 Nigerian songs that celebrate mothers


Mothers are considered deities in many cultures and this reverence has extended to music where they are a prominent subject matter. As we mark Mother’s Day, here are 10 songs that celebrate their invaluable contributions to society.

1. Prince Nico Mbarga‘Sweet Mother’

This is one of the biggest songs in the world which has sold more copies than The Beatles ‘Let Me Hold Your Hand’. This classic record celebrates Mothers and their selfless role in the lives of their children.

2. Asa‘So Beautiful’

When Asa broke onto the scene in 2006 with her eponymously named album, one of the songs that resonated with listeners is ‘So Beautiful’ a record in which he extolled the dutifulness and celestial beauty of mothers.

3. Buga ‘Mummy’

This song remains a regular in Nigerian parties as it soundtracks the celebration of mothers and the joy they bring to the lives of all those around them.

4. Simi‘Woman’

In this record Nigerian award-winning songstress Simi highlights the many amazing sides of a woman while reaching an emphatic conclusion that “Nobody be like woman.”

5. Wizkid – ‘Mummy Mi’

Even megastars take the time to recall the role their mothers play in their success. In this record, Wizkid celebrates his mom and her invaluable contributions to his life.

6. Davido‘Wonder Woman’

Nigerian Women have achieved notable feats across different walks of life and this record by Davido is dedicated to celebrating their accomplishments.

7. Tekno ‘Woman’

This Highlife record captures the message of gender and equity and social justice by echoing the sentiments that a woman’s place is beyond the walls of a kitchen.

8. Adekunle Gold ‘Mama’

On this record, Adekunle Gold praises his mother for her selfless role in shaping him to become the man he’s. This is a heartwarming record that reminds us of the invaluable contributions of mothers in shaping successful humans.

9. D’banj – ‘Iya Mi O’

In this song like many others, D’banj takes time in his defining debut album to celebrate his mother’s support in assisting in wavering life’s storms.

10. Flavour feat Chidinma ‘Mama’

“A precious gift” is how Flavour describes his mother in the folk record in which he and Chidinma extol the virtues of mothers in Igbo and Yoruba. This is a perfect soundtrack with which to celebrate mothers.