Nigerian musicians are currently making us proud. They have come a long way from where they used to be years ago to where they are now. However, this wouldn’t be possible without the influence of some musicians who revolutionized the industry.
Find four Nigerian musicians who can be considered legends due to the impact they have had in the entertainment industry
2face’s debut album “Face 2 Face” album sold up to 2 million copies both in Nigeria and abroad. “African Queen”, the lead song in the album had so much impact worldwide that it was used as a soundtrack in the American film “Phat Girlz” and is considered a classic. 2face began his career in a time when the Nigerian music industry was relatively young but made Nigerian music a sought-after brand nonetheless.
An entertainer at heart, Dbanj changed the music industry when he founded Mohits Records alongside Don Jazzy. After the break up of the duo, Dbanj evolved musically and reached uncharted territories through his collaborations with foreign artists like Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, and Big Sean. The ‘Oliver Twist’ crooner is recognized both locally and internationally.
When it comes to Nigerian artists with a different sound and taste in music, Asa is one name that is sure to come up. Her sound comprises elements of Pop music, Indie pop, and jazz – a combination you hardly find with any other Nigerian artists. Although she is not a mainstream artist in Nigeria, she has a large subset of loyal fans around the world. Asa recently made a come back with her album “The Begining” after 5 years of being dormant in the industry.
MI gave rap a new meaning in Nigeria. What makes MI remarkable is that he remained the undisputed “King of Rap” in Nigeria before the coming of Nasty c and the likes. Although, MI is not at the forefront of things presently, he still has the potential to shake up the industry as he did with his song “Martell Cypher” earlier this year.