Written by: Adeayo, Adebiyi

Christmas is a beautiful season that inspires a rushing feeling of nostalgia. It reminds us of when we used to be kids and how we count the days to Christmas. The excitement of receiving Christmas presents from Father Christmas. The lingering excitement to appear in our Christmas special, the joy of reuniting with our favorite relatives, and the smell of freshly cooked delicacies is a fast car down memory lane to how we feasted without a single care in the world. And how can we forget the glee with which received freshly minted currency notes.

For a holiday that is widely celebrated in Nigeria, there’s not a lot of Nigerian Christmas music, especially one that appeals to Nigerian kids. Fortunately, this is no longer the case as top Nigerian Entertainment Company Continued Entertainment has put together a beautiful and memory Christmas album that will delight kids and adults alike. A Merrygo Christmas is a 10 track Christmas album with enjoyable and memorable Christmas tunes made even more special by significant afrobeat and indigenous core. The album is packed with top acts like Teni, Oxlade, Niniola, Ada Ehi amongst others and it’s curated in a manner that makes it relatable to Nigerian kids across spectrums.

This album boasts of a variety of sounds ranging from RnB, pop, Amapiano, and even a party jam. This makes it diverse, inclusive, and rich in sound and content. Deyemi Okanlawo opens the album with a beautiful Christmas story that sets the mood. Track 4 “Keresimesi” by Teni is a quintessential afrobeat song with a jingle-like feel that is a perfect family Christmas song. Niniola features on track 6 “A Christmas Love Song” where she delivers supremely over an amapiano beat. This song is catchy and electrifying and it will be a favorite amongst adults. Songstresses Sister Wisdom and Waje delivered soothing vocals that will tantalize listeners on track four and track five respectively. Oxlade brought his tender touch to track 7 which is quickly becoming a favorite. Ada Ehi delivered beautifully on track 8 in what is a single that will leave many glued. Merry Go Kids delivers a beautiful rendition of “I wish you a Merry Christmas” on track 9 before Chioma Chukwuka closed off the album with a fun epilogue on track 10.

Continued Entertainment under the leadership of Oye Akindehinde was able to bring together top artists and producers to create a beautiful Christmas album that captures the loving, fun, and joyful spirit of the season. With A Merry Go Christmas, Nigerian kids and adults alike now have a Nigerian soundtrack to accompany a Nigerian Christmas.

Christmas is a special holiday especially in the life of a kid and one of the best ways to preserve the beautiful memories of Christmas is through Christmas music. The most celebrated Christmas music is those that have stood the test of time and have been passed down to generations. With the quality of A Merrygo Christmas, it’s surely an album that endure for a long time.

You can stream A Merrygo Christmas on https://merrygokids.fanlink.to/AMerryGoChristmas

You can also check out the visuals on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kpXhz-a9KOM2KiP8dfchyvqMUDi-Yxgi8

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