The Nigerian music industry has continued to be a hotbed of creativity and talent in recent times. From Afrobeats to Afropop, hip-hop, and R&B, Nigerian artists have continued to push the boundaries and explore new frontiers. In this article, we will take a look at the latest music news in Nigeria, including the most talked-about songs, artists, and events.
It is difficulty to dispute that the Nigerian music industry is the most creative and successful in the Africa. Due to her high creativity of artistes in the industry, the industry has churned out successful musicians who are leaders in the music industry in Africa.
Here are some of Nigeria’s most creative and successful music artistes
1. Burna Boy‘s Grammy Win: Burna Boy made history at the 2021 Grammy Awards, becoming the first Nigerian artist to win in the Best Global Music Album category. His album, “Twice As Tall,” was widely praised for its rich and diverse sound and lyrical depth.
2. Wizkid’s “Made in Lagos” Album: Wizkid’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, “Made in Lagos,” was finally released in October 2020, and it quickly became a fan favorite. The album features collaborations with several international artists, including Damian Marley, Skepta, and H.E.R.
3. Davido’s “A Better Time” Album: Davido also dropped his third studio album, “A Better Time,” in November 2020. The album features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, and Nas, among others.
4. Rema’s International Success: Rema has continued to make waves in the international music scene, with his hit songs “Dumebi” and “Woman” gaining widespread acclaim. He recently performed at the NBA All-Star Weekend in the United States, cementing his status as one of Nigeria’s rising stars.
5. Omah Lay’s Rise to Fame: Omah Lay burst onto the scene in 2020 with his hit single “Bad Influence,” which quickly gained traction on social media. He has since released several other successful songs, including “Godly” and “Can’t Relate.”
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6. The Rise of Amapiano: Amapiano, a genre of South African music that combines elements of house music, jazz, and kwaito, has become increasingly popular in Nigeria in recent months. Several Nigerian artists, including DJ Tunez and Davido, have incorporated Amapiano sounds into their music.
7. Tems’ Collaboration with Wizkid: Tems, one of Nigeria’s rising stars, recently collaborated with Wizkid on the hit song “Essence.” The song has been well-received by fans and has garnered over 20 million views on YouTube.
8. Reminisce’s “Omo x 100” Collaboration: Rapper Reminisce teamed up with Olamide on the hit song “Omo x 100,” which has been praised for its catchy beat and clever lyrics.
9. Niniola’s “6th Heaven” EP: Niniola, one of Nigeria’s leading Afro-house artists, released her “6th Heaven” EP in March 2021. The EP features five tracks and has been well-received by fans and critics alike.
10. Adekunle Gold’s “High” Collaboration: Adekunle Gold teamed up with American singer Davido on the song “High,” which has been praised for its smooth vocals and infectious beat.
11. The Headies Awards 2021: The Headies Awards, one of Nigeria’s biggest music awards shows, was held in February 2021. Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Fireboy DML were among the night’s big winners.
12. Falz’s “Squander” Remix: Rapper Falz released a remix of his hit song “Squander,” featuring South African rapper Kamo Mphela, in March 2021. The song has been well-received by fans and has already gained over 1 million views on YouTube.
No doubt, creativity in the Nigerian music industry is the a major criteria. The creativity of Nigerian music artistes has been and will continue to be a major factor for the successes they have experienced in the industry. What are your thoughts? Are Nigerian music artistes creative?
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I am Music Estate’s Music Director