As the unofficial creative hub of Nigeria, Lagos is home to more than 20 million people — and on any regular day in the city, it can feel as though a large part of the population consists of musicians jostling for a shot at success. Afrobeats, as contemporary African music is classified in foreign spaces, is gaining more recognition as an influential genre, as homegrown stars like Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido are beginning to experience commercial success Stateside. Sign up here. Blaqbonez, has been making music since , when he improvised a rap verse as a challenge to one-up a friend. Chukwu-Emeka, 24, has already released eight EPs and mixtapes that blend a variety of genres like West African highlife, emo and trap; his go-to themes include love, the joys of being young and what it means to struggle in the music industry without funding. Everything just comes out from that other guy. It will introduce a hyper-hedonistic alter ego and draw from Caribbean-influenced sounds. Jennifer Ejoke, a.
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Zlatan 's presence was ubiquitous and powered by the zeal for zanku , a dance which is now de rigueur. They all represent an exciting crop of talents that point the way forward for Nigerian pop. Burna Boy 's new dominance, built around his excellent African Giant album, delivered on his rare talents, while the long wait for Davido 's sophomore album, A Good Time , paid off in satisfying fashion. Simi 's Omo Charlie Champagne Vol. Meanwhile, Yemi Alade exuded female strength with her latest record, Woman of Steel. Mr Eazi also notably launched his emPawa initiative to help fund Africa's promising up-and-coming artists. Asa returned in a formidable form with Lucid , while buzzing artists like Tay Iwar , Santi , and Lady Donli all shared notable releases. Lastly, the beef between Vector and M. Read on for the best Nigerian songs of
Earlier in the year we noted a slow start in the Nigerian music industry. We begged for a hit song akin to 's 'Soco', and it seems our prayers have been answered. We've updated the list of the current popular songs from our Naija stars that are sure to keep you moving towards the end of the year. The chart-topping single is sexy, sensational, simple yet groovy. The political song delivers a strong message while keeping it light and relatable to his fans. Whether you're at home or in the club, this one's a winner.
Earlier in the year we noted a slow start in the Nigerian music industry. The political song delivers a strong message while keeping it light and relatable to his fans. Whether you're at home or in the club, this one's a winner. It's not very common for an animated video or a visualiser for a song by an upcoming act to get a million YouTube views. But that is what Joeboy's visualiser for 'Baby' has done. It has beaten the million views mark by over a half-million views. Mission accomplished. The song has faint disco elements but retains a Nigerian vibe. He has pulled it off again. No marks for guessing what the song is about.