Today, Nigerians all over the globe will be celebrating the independence and the general, all-around greatness of the nation. In honour of this day, I have put together a playlist featuring some of the best Nigerian songs, new and old. Even if you're not Nigerian, feel free to play this playlist at your school, at your workplace, wherever. A word of warning — please only proceed if you're ready to dance. This music is guaranteed to cause voluntary and involuntary rhythmic body movements, particularly in the shoulder area and the lower regions. Thirty of the songs are featured below, but you can find the full playlist here

Oya, shake body..

1. "Shake Body" by Skales You heard the man...  

2. "SWEET MOTHER" BY PRINCE NICO MBARGA There's nothing sweeter than a mother, not even jollof rice or agege bread


3. "RUN MY RACE" BY BURNA BOY Burna Boy is spitting straight Yoruba fire: "Modupe lowo jesu, Won ko mi je bi amala ati ewedu" **fire emoji**  

4. "Konko Below" by Lagbaja Nobody does it quite like Lagbaja


5. "Rotate" by Wande Coal "Dance if you no wan dance commot."  

6. "Mo So Rire" by Paul ‘Play’ Dairo If you haven’t heard this song at a Nigerian party, you just haven’t been going to the right ones.  

7. "FINE LADY" BY LYNXxX FEATURING WIZKID This is THE Nigerian wedding song.  

8. "AFRICAN QUEEN" BY 2FACE IDIBIA A classic Nigerian ode to #BlackGirlMagic


9. "Gongo Aso" by 9ice Listen, the drum will teach you


10. "Personally" by P-Square Personally, I really like this song


11. "Sijuade" by King Sunny Ade Just gorgeous — pretty much a perfect song


12. "JOHNNY" BY YEMI ALADE The best episode of Cheaters that never was


13. "OLIVER TWIST" BY D'BANJ D'Banj read Dickens and thought "there's a deeper meaning here..."  

14. "SEUN RERE" BY CHRISTY ESSIEN IGBOKWE Christy put Nigerian music on the map and gave us jams.  

15. "Irawo" by Seyi Shay Pretty much my personal theme tune for life


16. "Afro Juju" by Shina Peters A classic from the master.  

17. "Yahooze" by Olu Maintain Do you remember when everyone was doing the dance?  

18. "Sekem" by MC Galaxy "One hand on your waist, one hand on your chest, oya sekem."  

19. "Tongolo" by D’banj I know this is D'Banj's second appearance, but everyone needs to know the koko


20. "Oleku" by Ice Prince ft Brymo "I flow so bad my tone is vexin..."  

21. "Beng Beng Beng" by Femi Kuti Like father like son


22. "Pakurumo" by Wizkid **Dancing aunties emoji**  

23. "Shoki" by Lil Kesh Raise your hands if you know toddlers that can do this dance better than you!  

24. "My Car" by Tony Tetuila See wahala..


25. "Dami Duro" by Davido **Runs to the dance floor**  

26. "Watch my Ting Go" by Lola Rae "Swagga' done right — ma bi nu"  

27. "Girlie ‘O’ (Remix) ft Tiwa Savage" by Patoranking The original was great, but this remix is next level


28. "Kangpe ft Wesley Williams" by Nneka Nneka preaching, a great beat, what more could you ask for?  

29. "Ba Mi Dele" by Asa Beautiful

30. "Water No Get Enemy" by Fela Kuti Timeless

These are my top picks. am i missing some jams? let me know in the comments below.