Girl Power songs from Nigerian Female Artists

Every March 8 is International Women’s Day and on this particular day, we at decided to compile a list of Girl Power songs from Nigerian female artists.

Girl Power songs from Nigerian Female Artists
Girl Power songs from Nigerian Female Artists

Nigerian female Artists have come a long way, they have managed to find their ground in a male-dominated industry.

International Women’s Day is a day to appreciate women, their achievements and contributions in our lives and society and what better way than an all-women playlist.

Across all fields, Women have constantly contributed tremendously to society. From Sports, Politics, Business and even Music, one can always find a woman winning at the top.

Here are Girl Power songs from Nigerian Female Artists;

Waje- So Inspired


In So InspiredWaje tells the story of the challenges that women face and how she refuses to be seen as an inferior being, insisting that no man has the right to disrespect her for being a woman.

”See you got to understand a woman like me, I work really hard as you just might see, I pay my bills, It’s all for the kids, And you got the nerve to disrespect me”


Wonder Woman- Yemi Alade

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Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade or ‘Mama Africa’ as she is fondly called knows how to celebrate her African heritage in her songs. The Bilingual artist dedicated a song, ‘Wonder Woman’ to every female around the world.

She celebrates Motherhood, Working women and even names drop Michelle Obama and Beyonce.

Wonder Woman‘ is off her third studio album, ‘Black Magic‘.

Try Me- Tems

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Tems gained prominence both locally and Internationally thanks to ‘Try Me‘. The sombre song talks about toxic relationships and trying to escape them.

Accompanied by the sound of strings and a light bass in the background, the late singer sings about being held back from truly growing, moving forward, and shining on her own terms.

Koroba- Tiwa Savage

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Tiwa Savage

‘Koroba’ means Bucket or basket in Yoruba. The song starts with the lyrics,

‘I no come this life to suffer, If I follow politician, You go hear am for paper, Them go call am prostitution’

In ‘Koroba‘, Tiwa Savage talks about the discrimination women face when dating a certain class of men. She addresses the issue of people insulting women for dating rich men and yet forgive men for stealing.

The singer advises women to be focused on securing the bag’. The song is off her 2020 album, ‘Celia‘.

Gentle Lady- Salawa Abeni

Salawa Abeni

Ever before any of the songs on this list were released, Salawa Abeni had set the foundation for girl power songs.

Her music career in a male-dominated Fuji world was a struggle that she won. She’s the only woman in the Fuji genre that has gained widespread recognition and respect in Nigeria.

Salawa Abeni‘s career took off while most women musicians were struggling to be backup singers, back in the day.

To date, Salawa is still a well respected Fuji artiste, and it’s an undisputed fact. She’s not one of the boys, she’s a gentle lady.

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