A presidential Inauguration playlist (the imported version)

Today, May 29, 2011, Goodluck Jonathan takes office as Nigeria’s 4th democratically elected president. Below is a playlist featuring songs by non-Nigerian musicians who should have been invited, but were not, because of budgetary considerations



DJ Khaled “All I Do Is Win” feat. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain & Snoop Dogg

None of his enemies and opponents – and he has a lot of them – can disagree with that. All the man does is win, without much drama

All I do is win, win, win no matter what

Got money on my mind, I can never get enough

And every time I step up in the building

Everybody hands go up”


Lucky, by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

He’s not called Goodluck for nothing. Today he’s celebrating his wife, Patience, who has stood by him, and celebrating the fact that he’s “coming home again” (Aso Rock) for another 4 years.

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend

Lucky to have been where I have been

Lucky to be coming home again


Good Life, by Kanye West – ft. T-Pain

It’s a good life in the presidential palace. Ask Museveni. Ask Mugabe. Ask Gaddafi. Ask Obasanjo. Ask Turai Yar’Adua. An all-expenses-paid existence, with benefits so good even the gods go green with you-know-what…

The good life, it feel like Houston

It feel like Philly, it feel like D.C.

It feel like VA, or the Bay, or Ye

Ayy, this is the good life

Welcome to the good life


Luck be a Lady, by Frank Sinatra

Luck is a lady, and she is Goodluck Jonathan’s mistress. Tonight, and every night from now, till death do them part.

“Luck be a lady tonight

Luck be a lady tonight

Luck if you’ve ever been a lady to begin with

Please be a lady tonight”


Good luck, by Basement Jaxx, ft Lisa Kekaula

This is From all former Presidents and Heads of State of Nigeria. The presidential seat, luxurious as it is, is also a hot seat. Ask Obama’s grey hairs. By choosing to run a country that redefines “messed-up”, Goodluck Jonathan has signed himself up for a special, and exclusive, brand of nightmares. A Nigerian president is as much prisoner (of cabals, interest groups, lobbyists, sycophants, and suffering citizens) as s/he is President. Goodluck in your new bed Sir. 

“Good luck good luck

Good luck in your new bed

Enjoy your nightmares honey

When you’re resting your head”



Umbrella, by Rihanna

(For the opposition. Here is Goodluck Jonathan saying to the CPC, his leading challenger in the presidential elections: “Let’s join hands and rebuild Nigeria. There’s space for us all under the Umbrella!) PS. The “Umbrella” is the ruling party’s symbol.

Now that it’s raining more than ever

Know that we’ll still have each other

You can stand under my umbrella

You can stand under my umbrella



Zoning, by Young Jeezy

Goodwill Message from the Northern Political Leaders Forum, who fought tooth-and-nail to prevent Mr. Jonathan from becoming President, by claiming that, as a Southerner, he was not eligible to run, based on a controversial policy known as “zoning


End of the Road, by Boys II Men

This is a self-explanatory song, dedicated to the tin-gods and godfathers, aged men who have kept Nigeria in their pockets for much of their (and her!) life, and now need to be reminded that they have come to the end of the(ir) road. Hopefully, today, May 29, 2011, will forever stand to commemorate that END. IBB, Ciroma, Obasanjo, Anenih, et al, please Reverse Back and Park Well. God bless you as you do so. Amin. Long live the Federal Republic.


All songs and videos – YouTube

All lyrics courtesy – http://www.metrolyrics.com  

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5 thoughts on “A presidential Inauguration playlist (the imported version)

  1. Why am I just seeing this? ROTFL! My favourite lines — “IBB, Ciroma, Obasanjo, Anenih, et al, please Reverse Back and Park Well. God bless you as you do so.”

    • LOLz! If I ever get round to commissioning that video, you bet I’ll be getting in touch for your advice 🙂 PS. Where you been btw? Long time. Will email.

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