Problems they say no dey finish! The hustling and bustling of life get worrisome and tiring lots of times, especially when things are not going well or when ‘Sapa’ holds one down. What do we do in times like these? We pray and listen to songs that bring the hope of better days, motivate us to do better, and give us the assurance that our struggles will later turn into blessings.
A lot of Nigerian artists have, at one point or another, shared their grass-to-grace stories to motivate Hustlers and share their joy of newfound blessings. In lieu of this, there are lots of unforgettable and ageless hustle and prayer-themed songs that have been released to inspire and motivate hustlers to do better and aim for the sky with hope. Some of those songs are;
Hustle – Bad Boy Timz ft Zlatan
Sensational and wave-making singer Bad Boy Timz, renowned for his song “Loading” dropped this impressive song titled ‘Hustle’. The song, which was taken from his 2019 debut Extended Playlist titled “Timz”, featured Zlatan Ibile, and it urged hustlers not to be slow and sleep less. He reminded them to work hard and be relentless, as their hard work will one day pay off.
Double Your Hustle – Orezi
Off his ‘The Ghen Ghen’ album, Orezi released the track ‘Double Your Hustle’ which is a well-written song that many people can relate to. This song gave a new determination to men to double their hustle because while explaining the importance of having money, Orezi stressed the fact that a man who does not have money is no different from a slay queen. To men, this is a derogatory term, and it encourages them to work harder than before.
Hustle – Praiz ft Stonebwoy
The verses, ‘Hustle to be free, free from poverty, Hustle for your family, put your all just believe’ from Praiz and Ghanaian and Reggae/Dancehall act, Stonebwoy is enough motivation to get one’s gear on. This inspirational reggae jam song is on the importance of hustling and preaches that hustling is the key to freedom from poverty, and with persistence and resilience, it will pay off one day.
Vision 2020 – Bella Shmurda
Bella Shmurda got his big break in the music scene because of his prophetic and wave-making banging songs. Also, one can not help but be marveled and motivated by his success story. Bella explained his highs and lows, how poor he was despite having a baby on the way in ‘Vision 2020’. He called himself a ghetto boy who had seen it all and now had some of the things he prayed for. This is by far one of the best Hustler’s motivating songs, as they can’t seem to get it off their heads.
Work – Adekunle Gold
Afrohouse singer AdeKunle Gold tells his listeners the bitter truth that there is no food for a lazy man and people need to work hard to achieve their various goals. It is the bitter truth that people, especially those living fake lives, don’t want to hear. He admonished them to double their hustle as Rome wasn’t built in a day. This song looks down on slacking off, looking for shortcuts, living a fake life, and being lazy. This is an incredible wake-up call for hustlers who want to relent in their work.
Poverty Die – Olamide
The prayer-inclined single by Olamide, Poverty Die, was and is still a mad jam that people still vibe to today. The song, which had its intro as thanks to God Almighty for making us wake up and protecting us, proves that hard work and prayer go hand in hand. Olamide prayed for poverty to leave his life in this song; he prayed for his enemies not to catch up with him and to be blessed with his hustles. It is no doubt that many listeners had this relatable song on repeat for a long time.
Born to Win – Timaya
Timaya’s hit single, “Born to Win,” made waves when it was released. The song, which explains his grass to grace story, talks about how he hustled hard to where he is today even though some people shunned him and some of the people he started with are no more. He urged hustlers to believe in themselves and strive to reach the highest point in their lives.
God Sent – Seyi Vibes
Budding talented, inspirational and indigenous singer Seyi Vibez dropped this masterpiece. Known for his inspirational songs, he is very vibrant in his songs. In this song, ‘God Sent’, he called on God for divine protection and intervention, blessings, and good tidings. He also pleads to God to give him peace, joy, financial strength, and the ability to cater to his family. This prayer-like song is what many need as they navigate their daily life.
Oluwa Lo Ni – Wizkid
The song “Oluwa lo ni” is one of the hit songs from his debut album, ‘Superstar’ in 2011. The song centers on hustling and being hopeful. In the beginning, the verse “one Jeans, one shirt and that same shoe” seems to be the story of a poor boy on the streets. He further told the story by emphasizing the fact that there is no shortcut to success and suffering doesn’t kill; it only makes one stronger”. Also, the verse, “my brother stop crying, count your blessings and name them one by one” tells that even if one is poor, God never stops blessing us, with thanks, hard work and honesty, and persistence, hustling will pay off one day.
Adura – Bella Shmurda ft Mohbad
“Adura”, this song is no doubt an emotional hit song by Bella and Mohbad. This song, mostly on prayers to God, kept many listeners emotional in their daily hustling. This is one of the songs that makes one go down on one’s knees and cry out to God to listen and bless our hustles. No matter how many times you listen to this song, it always hits the right spot, and it never gets old.
Hustlers Anthem – Mayorkun
The Mayor of Lagos, Mayorkun, who started out as Davido’s wingman, dropped this song titled ‘Hustler’s Anthem’ as a dedication to all hardworking hustlers, and it served as a motivation to other upcoming artists and hustlers. According to Mayorkun, making it to the top wasn’t rosy for him as he had sleepless nights in the studio, but with hard work and prayer, he made it to the top. He thereby assured hustlers that their handwork and hard work would never be shamed.
We Plenty – Cobhams Asuquo ft Simi
Cobhams Asuquo and Simi teamed up on this inspiring hit song to tell listeners who might be going through trials that they are not alone in their struggles. Almost everyone has one or two struggles they are facing, and everything happens at its own ordained time. The duo, with their calming and soothing vocals, edged on to explain that people’s times of trials are different and the struggles themselves differ. They urge people who are going through tough times to keep holding out as all will be solved in a matter of time, and they should find reasons to keep going forward and connect with God, as that’s all that matters.
Tire You – Victor AD ft Davido
After Victor AD inspired almost everyone in the country with his viral hit song ‘Wetin We Gain’, he teamed up with serial hitmaker, Davido to deliver another inspiring and motivating soundtrack to remind people that poverty isn’t good. He asked rhetorical yet inspiring questions like, “Suffer no dey tire you?” in the song. The song is designed to wake sleepers up from their slumber and start working hard or smart. Davido, in his usual self, assisted the song with motivating lyrics that implored their fans to work as hard as possible to make money and live a good life.
Nfana Ibaga – 2Baba
2Baba, one of the legendary and highly celebrated music artists in Nigeria, orchestrated this beautiful rendition titled ‘Nfana Ibaga’. This motivating song highlights the rough and challenging path 2Baba had to tread at the beginning of his career. ‘Nfana Ibaga’, which means No Problem, talks about 2Baba’s life having different turns, and he explains how he would never listen to any evil talks trying to deter him on the path he has chosen as greatness lies ahead of him.
Tomorrow – Barry Jhay
Barry Jhay is a great singer and vocalist with lots of motivating and inspiring songs in the air. Barry Jhay is an indigenous singer from the lineage of the great legendary music icon Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. Just like his father did before with his songs, Barry has been captivating his listeners with remarkable inspirational songs that give joy when depressed. In this song, ‘Tomorrow’, he tapped inspiration from his father and Ebenezer Obe’s unique sound to address the concept of fate in one’s life. According to him, either life is good or bad; it is good to resign to fate, live each day as it comes, and stop worrying about tomorrow.
“Tomorrow” also preaches against evil means of getting money and destroying the lives of other people. When you are bothered about the trials life brings, this is the best song to dissipate the mood.Do you want latest songs?Join us on Telegram now!!!