Patriotism. That is the spirit that binds a nation together. Nigeria is blessed in many ways. I’d say, our under-development, is a blessing for the citizens of this nation if we open our eyes to see the numerous opportunities enmeshed in it. Our ancestors who fought for our independence, had a better vision for Nigeria back then when they decided to ask for independence from our colonial masters. As of today, Nigeria is not fulfilling the vision our forefathers had, except maybe that we have remained as one country undivided, despite the many ethnic groups. Which makes me wonder, what has bonded us together for these past 55 good, bad and ugly years?
55 years has gone by since Nigeria became an independent nation. In those 55 years, there have been the oil boom, the civil wars, the coups (both successful and unsuccessful ones), and economic depressions with enough political intrigue to fill plot lines of hundreds of Nollywood movies. What the future holds, we don’t know, but as a nation, a people and as is our nature, we will remain optimistic that the days ahead will shine brighter than the days past and the present day.
In celebrating our independence, some may decide to throw a party while others may opt for sober reflections on where we are as a nation and where we are meant to be. What is clear, though, is that we need fresh directions in our political, economic and social affairs.
Here at AudioInferno, we don’t understand economics, we don’t understand national politics, but what we are familiar with and do understand very well is Rock Music, and it is rock music with themes of national patriotism that we will be using to show our patriotism to our nation today. So, here’s a compilation of selected rock songs to help our fellow rockers celebrate the independence of our great nation Nigeria.
I Am Nigeria by Threadstone:
Down feat. 1LastAutograph by Clay
God Heal Nigeria by Threadstone
The National Anthem by Lucid Storm
Lagimo by RoofTop MCs
This is also the month of Rocktoberfest. How are you preparing for that?