On this episode of the Naija Spirit, I’m celebrating books, songs and movies. I asked 15 Nigerians what books, songs and movies they enjoyed last year (2018). It’s a hard question, I know, to slim your favourites to one but well, these were the responses.
Also check my previous post 7 Books, Movies and Songs that made my 2018 .
Book: The Poppy War
Movie: Into the Spiderverse
Song: Can’t think of any right now
My favourite book this year has to be “The mimic men” by V.S Naipaul. It’s a book on alienation in cities.
My favourite songsare many but the one I really like was Pretty Little Fears by 6lack and Jcole
Movie: I don’t think I saw any movies this year though that I liked, but I enjoyed one man/woman shows on Netflix. My faves were Nanette by Hannah Gadsby and also Rodney King.
Book: The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Movie: Game of thrones
Song: he doesn’t really listen to music but he’s obsessed with Demons by Imagine dragons
I read amazing books this year. Sex, Jesus and The conversation the Church forgot by Mo Isom
Movie: Black Panther
Hallelujah Here Below by Elevation Worship
Book: Book of Night Women by Marlin James (You see I’m not the only one who enjoyed this)
Book: Tram 83 by Fiston Mwanza Mujila
Movie: Ready Player One
Song: Fiston Mwanza Mujila
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Book: From third world to first (The Singapore story; 1965-2000) by Lee Kuan Yew
Song: 1942 flows by Meek Mill
Psycho by PostMalone and TY Dolla sign
Dusk till Dawn by Zayn Malik and Sia
Bad Energy by Skepta and Wizkid
Movie: USS Indianapolis (Men of courage), If I choose cartoon/ series, definitely Looney Tunes
Book: Children of blood or bone
Music: Burna boy made my year. I enjoyed 6lack’s and Lil Wayne’s album too.
Movies: Black Panther, King of Boys.
Book: Children of Blood and Bone
Books: Forsaking all others by LaVryle Spencer
Movie: The greatest Showman
Music: Conversations with your wife by Jon Bellion’
Favorite Movie-The Hate You Give
Favorite Song- IreFavorite book-Stay With Me
Song: Burnaboy Ye
Movie : Avengers infinity war
Book: The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives
Book – Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Movie – Ready Player One 2018. I loved it a lot
Favourite book: The kite Runner by Khalid Hosseni
Song of the year: Jon Bellon Stupid Deep
Favorite Movie: its actually a TV show, Orphan Black
Book:…That should be The Harry Potter series
Music: I did more of instrumentals…so I guess _Ice Cream Murder_ by _Torley on Piano_
Movie: ..can’t really see a movie to save my life…Ice Age .
Favorite books for 2018… Had to restrict myself to 5
1. Afonja: The Rise – Tunde Leye
2. Under the Brown rusted roof – Abimbola Adelakun
3. Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
4. Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
5. Oathbringer – Brandon Sanderson
Favorite songs of 2018
Love Song – Zak Abel
Shotgun – George Ezra
Roaring 20s – Panic at the Disco
Legend – Show Dem Camp Ft Burna Boy
Ye – Burna Boy
More to Life – Show Dem Camp Ft Poe & Ikon
Natural – Imagine Dragons
Big God – Florence and the Machine
Out of love – Chike
Brymo – Oso,
Imagine Dragons – Origins
Zak Abel – Only When we’re naked
Show Dem Camp – Palmwine Music 2
Ikon – Hungry 2 Live
Femi Kuti – One People One World
Dwin The Stoic – Heavy Heart
Bantu – Agberos International
Funbi – Serenade
Boogey & CHx – Never Enough
Panic at the Disco – Pray for the Wicked
Florence and the Machine – High as Hope
Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 – Black Times
Favorite movies… Not really a movie person but oh well… 1. Incredibles 2, 2. Black Panther, 3. To all the boys I’ve ever loved.
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