As promised, each track on JOURNEY TO THE PAST [Ministreet Throwback Mix Vol 2] by DJ PEDRO OMOIYA ELEJA will be reviewed. You'll get to know little details about the tracks....The year of release, real name of the artist(s), Notable lyrics etc.
Remember those evergreen classics we grew up listening and dancing to? They are all right here in a single mixtape by DJ Pedro Omoiya Eleja.
1• 2Face - Rain drop

There's no way you'll talk about naija pop artists especially RnB without mentioning Innocent Idibia widely known as 2Face or 2Baba. He is a legend.
One of his hottest song titled Rain drops (Unstoppable album), which he dropped in 2010 top the tracklist of JOURNEY TO THE PAST [Ministreet Throwback Mix Vol 2] by DJ Pedro Omoiya Eleja.

2• P Square - Say your love

The second song on the tracklist is Say your love by P Square.
Say your love was released in 2005. The former music duo P-Square now Mr. P (Peter Okoye) and Rudeboy (Paul Okoye) once had an album together far back.

3• Akon - Gringo

Number 3 on the tracklist is Gringo by one of Afro-American pop artist, Akon. This song was released under KONVICT MUZIK and appeared on the album Konvicted (2006).
Notable lyrics of the song are:
Konvict music upfront....
Gotta get my block soad know me
Gotta get my block soad know me
Eyo gringo eyo gringo
I heard you wan some marijuana
Or some pure white coca
Eyo gringo eyo gringo
See I never been a smoker
I'm just your neighbourhood dealer.

4• Michael Jackson - They don't care about us

"They Don't Care About Us" is the fifth single from Michael Jackson's album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, released on March 31, 1996. The song remains one of the most controversial pieces Jackson ever composed. In the US, media scrutiny surrounding allegations of antisemitic lyrics were the catalyst for Jackson issuing multiple apologies and re-recording the song with altered lyrics. The singer countered allegations of antisemitism, arguing that reviews had misinterpreted the context of the song, either unintentionally or deliberately.

5• Sean Kingston - Me Love

Me Love" is the second single by Sean Kingston from his debut album Sean Kingston. It is produced by J.R. Rotem and samples Led Zeppelin's song "D'yer Mak'er" from their 1973 album Houses of the Holy.
In August 2007, the song debuted at number 28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making it the Hot Shot Debut of the week.

6• Coolio - C U when u get there ft 40Thevz

"C U When U Get There" is a song by Coolio featuring 40 Thevz and based on the melody of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major. It was released in 1997.

And the countdown continues!!!

7• Tony Tetuila - Omode Meta

For those who were ‘in town’ back then, Omode Meta by Tony Tetuila was a diss song aimed at Eedris Abdulkareem and Eddy Remedy of the Remedies for allegedly treating him like sh*t when he was in the Remedies while he was in fact the financier of the group. In this song, we heard Blackface throwing Jibes at Eedris Abdulkareem and Tu Face owning the song with his sweet voice.
The song was released in 1999 in the album titled Morning time.

8• Fat Joe - Whats luv ft Ashanti & Ja rule

"What’s Luv?" is a single by American rapper Fat Joe, released as the second single from his fourth studio album Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.). The song features additional vocals from singer Ashanti, and also from rapper Ja Rule on the remix and album version on the song. The single peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, staying on the chart for twenty weeks. It was also a success internationally, reaching the top 5 in Australia, the UK and Europe. It was Ashanti's second top ten single, Fat Joe's first and Ja Rule's seventh. The single helped make Ashanti the first female artist to simultaneously occupy the top two positions on the Hot 100. The song also reached number one on the Hot Rap Songs chart.

9• South Sultan - Mathematics

Sound Sultan whose real name is Olanrewaju Fasasi was born on November 27, 1976 he is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist. He is regarded as one of the pacesetters of modern hip hop music in Nigeria.
His song Mathematics (jagbajantis) was released in 2000 under Kennis music. The song centers on the ills in our country and Africa at large.

10• Raghav - Angel eyes

Angel Eyes is a song by Canadian-Indian singer Raghav from his 2004 album Storyteller. It features additional vocals by Jucxi and Frankey Maxx, although they are not credited on the cover of the single. It is a remake of Raghav's Hindi-language hit "Teri Baaton Mein" with new English language lyrics and new arrangement. "Angel Eyes" contains one brief Hindi language excerpt from "Teri Baaton Mein".

11• Azadus - Madam

AZADUS (A Zealous and Determined Unbowed Soldier) first featured on the song ‘Kilonso’ and ‘Count down, both in the year 1999. As one of the hot music property, that same year, he featured on Tony Tetuila’s ‘Omo Pupa’. He then featured on Plantashun Boiz debut album on the song ‘Cousin Cousin’. With both hit song dominating the airways, Azadus embarked on his solo career in the year 2000 with the release of the debut album ‘Just Azadus’ credited with hit songs like ‘You is the one’, ‘Say me well’ amongst many. These songs earned him a lot of plaudits. His raw talent, stage craft and singing skills was further brought to the fore with the release of the monster hit single ‘MADAM’ which became one of the songs off his 2003 sophomore album ‘DISTINGUISHED’.

12• Eedris Abdulkareem - Jaga jaga

Eedris Turayo Abdulkareem Ajenifuja also known as Mr Remedy in 2004 released his third album Jaga Jaga, a Yoruba term for a shambles, declaiming corruption and suffering in Nigeria. The title track was banned from radio by President Olusegun Obasanjo, but continued to be played in nightclubs

13• Dj Stramborella - Efrebor

Stramborella undoubtedly is one of Nigeria’s foremost DJs who engineered the music artship alongside his wheel-spinning prowess. Together with Slim and Jimmy Jatt, they pioneered the trend that has become a game changer for the likes of Neptune, Spinall, Humility and Xclusive in the industry today.
This throwback takes us to the time when his dance hall track Efrebor (built on Beenie Man’s Dude instrumentals) reigned supreme. The track features industry mates Uzio & Mo Dogg whose rap lines and vocals show how much the music art showmanship has changed.

14• 2Face - For Instance

Another epic hit by 2face on this mixtape is For instance. For Instance” is a single off 2face Idibia‘s 2006 Grass 2 Grace second solo album. The album sold over a million copies in it’s first week of release and won him numerous awards including the MOBO Award in 2007.

15• Danfo Driver - Kpolongo

Alot of us out here have listened to Tekno’s latest release “Jogodo“, some are of the opinion that Jogodo is a rip off of Danfo Drivers record “Kpolongo” but others might differ.
Mad Melon & Mountain Black have come out to claim that Tekno actually ripped off their song Kpolongo which was released in 2005/06 without giving them any credit or taking permission

16• Dat Nigga Raw - Obodo ft Klint da drunk

Mr Raw (formerly Nigga Raw, Dat Nigga Raw) is a pioneer member of the Local Rappers artistry and today’s throwback casts a spotlight far back as ten years ago on his well received hit track featuring comedy entertainer, Klint Da Drunk.
Launching his career officially in 2002 was the moment he won the Eastern leg of Benson & Hedges contest, to which he was crowned Best Upcoming Artiste in Nigeria… perhaps from the East. His fondness for his mother tongue gave rise to his penchant in Igbo rap while his local roots became perfect muse for the award-winning song “Obodo“.

17• Brick and Lace - Love is wicked

Love Is Wicked" is the second single from Brick & Lace's debut album of the same title. The single was recorded over the Diwali Riddim and was released to iTunes on May 22, 2007. It is also featured on the Bratz Motion Picture Soundtrack. It is a slightly modified version of a song of the same name that Brick & Lace recorded sometime in 2004.

18• PSquare - Bizzy body remix ft Weird MC.

P-Square the Dynamic Duo of Peter and Paul Okoye drops off a new single entitled “Bizzy Body (Remix)”. Off their debut studio album “Greatest Hits” and took along the then female rapper Weird MC on the remix.
One of the lines says "Peter and Paul, dem be one nor be two" but now, they've really parted ways and are now two. We love them together, don't we?

19• Rihanna - What's my name ft Drake

What's My Name?" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna, for her fifth studio album Loud (2010). Featuring guest vocals from Canadian rapper Drake, the song was released as the second single from Loud on October 26, 2010 through Def Jam Recordings. The electro-R&B song was produced by the Norwegian production duo StarGate, and was written by the duo along with Ester Dean, Traci Hale, and Drake.
Lyrically, it incorporates themes of sexual intercourse and romance.

20• Remedies - Shakomo

Shakamo was one of the biggest songs in Nigeria in the 90’s no doubt, Eddy Montana, Eedris Abdulkareem and Tony Tetuila laid this song to rest in my opinion, these were the people that paved way for the D’banj’s, Wizkid and the likes. I think its safe to say Shakomo is a Nigerian classic.

21• Duncan Mighty - I don't give a shot

I don't need to type an epistle about Ph1st son. I personally refers to his as the only Nigeria singer to have blown late 2000 and early 2010 then in 2018.
“I Don’t Give A Shot” from album Legacy (Ahamefuna) was released in 2011.

22• 2Face - My love ft VIP

This is 2face's 3rd song on this mix...incredible isn't it?
My love was released in 2006 in his album "Grass 2 grace" and carried along VIP

23• Bigiano - Shayo

You will agree with me that old is gold while listening to this song by Bigiano that was released in 2009.
Notable lyrics:
First of August na the date o
Na so me and ma friends
Sit down we relate o
Say make we gather people come jubilate o
Cos na my success i dey try celebrate o
You see
You can't afford to come late
Cos my gate go dey close like eight o
And if you come so quick
Girls dem yapa you can start to relate o.....

24• Paul Play - Mo so rire

Way back before we had Mavin Records and YBNL, there was only one record label that mattered – the giants were KENNIS MUSIC – Keke Kenny Ogungbe and the oh so handsome Dayo (D1) Adeneye.
We didn’t listen to anything unless Kennis music released it, and every young man, woman and goat sat in front of Jumobi Adegbesan and AIT Jamz in the afternoon.
And then along came Paul ‘Play’ Dairo, son of the great afro-juju legend IK Dairo, and he took us to CHURCH with this choooon! The second Mo So Rire came on sometimes in 2000's, we were all grateful to our Master Jesus and shaking our money-makers all at the same time.

25• Wizkid - Bombay ft Phyno.

This is Wizkid 14th single on Ayo (the album), the song is titled, Bombay ft. Phyno. Produced by talented producer, Dokta Frabz. Wzkid is the executive chairman of Starboy Entertainment. It was released in 2014 featuring the penthouse boss, Phyno.

26• PSquare - Do me

Do Me features the slay vocals of afrocentric music diva, Waje and her mezzo soprano. It was released in 2007.
Paul of PSquare said in an interview...."The internationally acclaimed Do Me…was dreaming one night and I woke up singing this song…then j.matins was at our place, called him, woke my twin brother up and told them I think I have a HIT…and it was a dream come true

27• 2Face Idibia - True love

4th one by 2face on this mix? True love by 2baba was released in 2006 off his album "Grass 2 grace" It was released along side "if love is a crime"

28• D'banj - Fall in love

Remember the monster hit single ‘Fall In Love‘ by D’Banj? In 2008 D’Banj released his third studio album The Entertainer. The album was entirely produced by Don Jazzy and featured ‘Fall In Love’. The song sees D’Banj uncharacteristically dumping his playboy image and declaring his love for a special woman. This left-field approach helped D’Banj score a huge hit. Featuring background vocals from Don Jazzy and Wande Coal and a lovely sax solo from Yemi Sax, ‘Fall In Love’ helped establish D’Banj as a truly national pop star. This would be his biggest hit till ‘Oliver Twist‘ landed in 2011.

29• Michael Jackson - Liberian girl

"Liberian Girl" is the ninth single released from American recording artist Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad. The song was written as early as 1983 and was among those considered for The Jacksons' Victory album. It was reworked and rewritten for Bad. The song was released as a single in Europe and Australia. Although a commercial success and included in the Bad album, the song was never performed live by Michael Jackson during his Bad World Tour or later concerts.

30• Brenda Fassie - Vulindlela

Brenda Nokuzola Fassie (3 November 1964 – 9 May 2004) was a South African anti-apartheid Afropop singer. Affectionately called MaBrrr by her fans, she was sometimes described as the "Queen of African Pop", the "Madonna of The Townships" or simply as The Black Madonna. Her bold stage antics earned a reputation for "outrageousness"
Her track Vulindlela was released in 1997 and she died in May 2004

 31• Faze - Kolomental

Kolomental was the lead single off Faze’s sophomore album, Independent which was released in 2006 and went on to becoming one of the biggest hits of the following year, 2007. As the song title already suggests, the banging track had a special frenzy to it. It created a particular madness stirred up by the musical instrumentation of the song as well as Faze’s uniquely superb vocals.
Independent also happens to the R&B superstar’s best selling album (of his music career) and the biggest (most sold) album of the year 2007. Faze was also a member of the now defunct Plantashun Boiz trio that included 2face Idibia and Blackface.

32• Olu Maintain - Catch cold

Olumide Edwards Adegbulu (born September 1976) popularly known by his stage name "Olu Maintain" (sometimes called Mr. Yahooze) is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer. He co-founded the musical group known as Maintain with his cousin, Tolu Ogunniyi. Adeboye Bammeke, popularly known as Big Bamo, joined the group, which released six albums between 1998 and 2004 with the hit songs "I Catch Cold", "Domitila" and "Alo" before they separated in 2004.

33• Rayce - Jack sparrow

Aside Wizkid's Bombay, Jack Sparrow by Rayce is another song on the mixtape not too old, it was released in 2014.
The energetic Rayce dropped by with a sound engineered to hijack the airwaves, as well as the hearts of music lovers everywhere! In his new mid-tempo offering titled Jack Sparrow Rayce displays a growth in musical expertise, while retaining those elements which made his 2011 hit ‘Roll’ the raving success that it was. The careful fusion of the old and new results in a sound which needs just one listen to show that Rayce – in his incarnation as the lady-ravishing
34• Mr Olu - Oluwe mawe

Oluwe (Olu Apala) is a talented hip hop artist with a unique style of Apala hip hop music.He is well known on the streets of Lagos and other parts of the Country.
He released his album titled ”HAPPY DAY” on the Back2black Label in 2008 and he has enjoyed maximum air play from Djs across the Country. His hit track titled “Oluwe Mawe” is the best Apala Hip Hop music to ever come out of Nigeria.

35• Wale Thompson - Lalale friday

The versatile Hip-Juju artiste who started music at age 14 as a guitarist was a force to reckon with back in the nineties when he released the hit jam ‘lalale friday’. The guitar master was part of his fathers band, Popular Jingo and His Royal dance band’ at Ijebu-Igbo before he was signed on by Kennis Music years later where he released the hit single ‘lalale friday’. The veteran genre of music was listened to and enjoyed by both the young and old, even you can testify to this.
‘Lalale friday’ an evergreen song talks about Friday night which confirms the suspicion that Friday night has always been looked forward to by the youth back in this those days, it was the rebranded ‘TGIF’.
It was released under Sigma Disc owned by King Sunny Ade in 1994.

36• Ajasa - Le fenu so ft 9ice.

I present to you another evergreen hit, this monster hit was released by Lord of Ajasa in 2008 featuring Alaponmeji 9ice. The yoruba pioneer rapper took his time to combined rap with lamba that year after his first solo album "Second turning by the right" in 2006.

37• DJ Zeez - Fokasibe

This song was released in 2009, and throughout the year till 2010, it was the street anthem accepted by both old and young. DJ Zeez who started as a Disc Jockey player later changed his name to Zeez and released another track in 2013 titled Atewo featuring Olamide and Dj Spinall.

38• KC Presh - Sio kpo ft Pasto Goody goody

This song was released back in 2005 the title is sio kpo which translates to "make some noise"
The song has funny lyrics and in a way portrays how some Calabar, Akwa Ibom people etc pronounce some certain words like Junction, champion, laugh, young boys etc

39• Wande Coal - Ten ten

Ten ten is a track off Wande coal's "Mushin 2 Mohits" album in 2009. The album was the first solo album by Wande coal who started his singing career as a choir and as a back up singer. Ten ten was produced by Don Jazzy

40• Dekumzy - Who get that thing ft Slow dogg

This party jam was released in 2009 by Dekumzy. He is an igbo rapper that mixes igbo with pidgin. Who get that thing featured Slow dogg and Desperate chicks. Ain't you excited yet? Keep anticipating, DJ Pedro gat you covered.
41• Duncan Mighty - Dance for me

Dance for Me is an afro pop song by Nigerian musician Duncan Mighty, from his 2008 debut album Koliwater. The song features Ghanaian artist Sandaz Black.

It was housed as the eighth (8th) track on the album.

After the track’s release as a single in 2008, it became a monstrous hit and influenced the Nigerian music industry greatly, as almost every artist tended to imitate the style.

Dance for Me was debated to be the biggest hit of 2008 and helped the Koliwater album sell multiple thousands of copies nationwide and internationally. Biggest hit of 2008? Well, there was Gongo Aso too that year ?

If you never grooved to this song back then, this is your chance.

42• Michael Jackson - Black or white

The 3rd Micho song on the mixtape. Black or White" is a single by American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson. The song was released by Epic Records on November 11, 1991, as the first single from his eighth studio album, Dangerous. He co-wrote, composed, and produced it with Bill Bottrell.

43• Deebee - Collabo

This decent song is from a young man “Durojaiye” also known as “Dee Bee”, He released this song late 2008 and this song swept the chart. Only peeps that have been on street for long can remember this song!The track was produced by Mr Daz. Am sure if this producer is still doing it this way he might be our second Don Jazzy...Lol #Justsaying

44• Mohits - Pere ft Don Jazzy, DBanj, Wande coal

The track “Pere” is a single off  defunct Mo’Hits 2007 album titled “Curriculum Vitae” and the track featured Don Jazzy, D’Banj and Wande Coal.

45• Tony Tetuila - 2 women ft VIP

Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, better known as Tony Tetuila, is an afro hip hop artist from Nigeria. ... Formerly a member of The Remedies (along with Eedris Abdulkareem and Eddy Montana), he split from the group and was a successful solo artiste.
2 women with a story telling lyrics explains that he was in love with two women, he featured Ghanaian duo VIP on it.

46• Michael Jackson - Billie Jane

Billie Jean" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson. The track was released by Epic Records on January 2, 1983 as the second single from his sixth studio album, Thriller (1982). It was written and composed by Jackson, who produced it with Quincy Jones

Notable lyrics:

She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
I said don't mind, but what do you mean, I am the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round
She said I am the one, who will dance on the floor in the round
She told me her name was Billie Jean, as she caused a scene
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed of being the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round...

47• Wande Coal - I know you like it

This song was released in 2009 off "Mushin 2 Mohits" album under Mohits record owned by Don Jazzy before been renamed to Mavins and Wande Coal later created his own label called "Black diamond"