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Silence is required to write a novel. Music is required to survive the process. All of the songs in this playlist are songs I listened to while I was writing or editing Welcome to Lagos
. Some of them are Lagos in song, while others are just songs Lagosians like to dance to. Some are songs that I think my characters would have listened to, or at least liked to have been introduced to. A lot of these songs tell a story. I believe that West Africa’s oral culture is alive in our music. Lagosians’ musical tastes are very broad, so sit back and enjoy the Lagos Eclectic Playlist.
"Monday Morning in Lagos" by Fela Kuti
This song completely captures the Lagos essence...