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Duncan Mighty 10 essential songs by the Port Harcourt first son

Duncan Mighty carved his name on the music scene many years ago and in honour of his contributions to the game, we compile 10 of his most essential career records.

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Duncan Mighty is the hottest property on the music scene at the moment, the in-demand name for features since the release of 'Fake Love' in May, and the most talked about artist across social media.

But Duncan Mighty did not just arrive on the scene, he actually has been here over a decade and despite the unnecessary social media debate surrounding his relevance, making hit songs is no new territory for him.

Duncan Mighty released his debut album, ''Koliwater'' in 2008, which had the hit single, ‘Ako Na Uche’ and introduced the Wene Mighty to mainstream listeners beyond his Port Harcourt area.

During his decade-plus career, the Port Harcourt first son has 5 studio albums, which includes the commercially successful ''Ahamefuna'' (Legacy) released in 2010.

The sophomore body of work enjoyed a greater success with songs like ‘Port Harcourt Son’ and ‘Obianuju’ going onto dominate the airwaves, winning him awards and nationwide recognition. 

He has also influenced the Nigerian music scene overtime as a lot of artists have tapped into his style as witnessed by the likes of Wakomzy and Davido on his biggest single for 2017, 'If'.

Now that everyone wants to record a song with Duncan Mighty, it again restates his status as a true creative force and a music icon, whose style stays compellingly vibrant and progressive with time.

As a tribute to the Wene Mighty, we look back at 10 of the most essential songs in his illustrious career.

'Obianuju' (2011)

There are few songs that solidified Duncan Mighty's place in the heart of music lovers and one of them is 'Obianuju'.

The song takes its name from Duncan Mighty's love interest as he tells a story of his feelings, channeling the right emotions to deliver a classic record. 

'I Don't Give a Shot' (2011)

From his second album, Ahamefuna (Legacy), which birthed a number of hits including 'Port Harcourt Son' and 'Hand of Jesus' came one of his most iconic songs, 'I Don't Give a Shot.'

The explicit song whose hook focuses on the feminine feature became a dancehall anthem and a crowd pleaser whenever he stepped on stage.

'Port Harcourt Son' (2011)

It was in this record that Duncan Mighty made the solemn ambassadorial declaration of where he represents.

Painting a picture of a beautiful city, Duncan Mighty delves into politics as he reels out names of politicians and leaders who have emerged from the city, declaring himself as the first son of the land.

'Ako Na Uche' (2008)

'Ako Na Uche', which literally translates to wisdom from God is philosophical and uplifting.

It is a contagious tune that seeps into your memory and captivates your senses as it drifts you into worship mode.

''Ako Na Uche better in your life, na him be the wisdom, e come from the lord'', he sings.

'Dance For Me' (2008)

Song after song, Duncan Mighty's profile keep hitting new heights and in 'Dance For Me', he scored a party anthem that topped charts and rocked dance-floors nationwide.

'Jesus Bu Eze' (2008)

'Jesus Bu Eze', which means Jesus is Lord sees Duncan Mighty looking back and thanking God for the journey so far.

Delivered largely in his native language, the song still had the right energy and vibe to grow into a favourite among his fans,

'Ijeoma' (2008)

From the album, ''Koliwater'', Ijeoma takes on a dance-hall vibe as he relates a romantic tale and chase before finally winning the heart of his lover.

'Sanko Love' (2008)

Another reggae influenced tune that details his experience in the hands of the law caused by love.

The song narrates how he fell in love with a woman who turns out to be the Inspector General (I.G), who accuses him of taking a photograph of her with her best friend.

This soon leads to an ugly experience, where police officers invade his home, arrest him and he is detained at 'Sanko'.

''Baby girl, me can't believe say ya carry me go Sanko, Sanko'', he sings.

'Killing Me Softly' (2016)

The lyrics, ''If I break your heart, it's like oil spillage'', that a number of music fans fell in love with on the new song with Tiwa Savage, 'Lova Lova', were originally used in this song released on his last studio album.

When he is not thanking God or going political, delivering charming love tunes is one area Duncan Mighty flourishes and this is one example.

'Mama Born Dem' (2016)

 

From ''The Certificate'' album released in 2016, Duncan Mighty draws inspiration from the names of well known individuals around the world, as he affirms that with God on his side, he will also take over the world from his Port Harcourt base.

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