Several artists contributed to the soundtrack for the third season of sex education, which premiered on September 17th, 2021. Afrobeat is present among the rock and punk rhythms of Ezra Furman and The Harpoons.
Records by Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Skales, Fela Kuti, Davido, Burna Boy, Prince Nico Mbarga, and Odunsi the Engine are featured in the fourth and sixth episodes, making the wedding scenes and general Nigerian experience authentic and memorable.
- Skales’ Shake Body: This is heard in season three, episode three, as Eric performs energetic dance moves in front of a front mirror.
2. Fela Kuti’s Oyejo: what is an afrobeat compilation without its pioneer? When Eric Effiong and his family arrived in Lagos, Nigeria, from Mordale, England, the sixth episode featured Fela Kuti’s classic “Oyejo.”
3. Joro by Wizkid: Wizkid’s 2019 party hit ‘Joro’ also made an appearance in episode six, while Eric and his new love interest ‘Oba’ danced until dawn.
4. Fall by Davido: With over 200 million views and counting, its popularity is expected to rise after serving as the opener to the exclusive wedding reception of a Nigerian wedding in a British teen drama. It was played as Eric and Oba exited the reception area and boarded a taxi to an unknown location.
- Anybody by Burna Boy: The instrumental beat of ‘Anybody,’ a track from his grammy-nominated album ‘African Giant,’ was also played at the wedding reception in episode six.
- Sweet Mother by Prince Nico Mbarga: The inclusion of ‘Sweet Mother’ in a British drama demonstrates its evergreen nature since its release in 1976. It was played in episode six while Eric was getting ready for his wedding in front of his mother.
Odunsi the engine’s Star Sign (feat. Runtown): It only makes sense that an alternative track is played in a gay nightclub, reflecting on the liberal theme being preached. The light rock’star sign’ tune starts playing as Eric and Oba walk into the club in episode six.
- Tiwa Savage’s Attention: The eventful episode concludes with a song. Eric and his family are returning to England.
‘Sex Education’ is currently one of the most popular teen dramas on the planet. And seeing this kind of representation is a ‘feel good’ experience. So when these songs came on, I couldn’t help but sing along.
Israel Olorunnisola is a self-employed creative. When he isn’t writing about film, music, television, or pop culture, he can be found telling stories on Wattpad.
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