It’s an undisputed fact that music is food for the soul. No matter how much turmoil the mind is in, there is a genre of music that will be able to calm it down. However, within those genres, are mavericks we can’t help but stan.
Here are five Nigerian artistes that have proved to be trailblazers in their genres.
1) Lady Donli:
She’s most likely what comes to mind when you think of Nigerian artistes who are owning the alternative music genre. Her sound is hybrid hip-hop, jazz, and a bit of funk.
2) Tay Iwar:
Although a bit of a recluse, he’s slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. He’s a force to reckon with in the Nigerian music scene, garnering a partnership with L.A. indie label, Soulection and makes music which has been described as a fusion of R&B, pop, indie, and alte.
He came onto the scene in 2007 and introduced music lovers to his unique blend of soul, rock, jazz, and R&B. Mainstream music isn’t his thing but he dominates the experimental music scene and we love how he’s doing that.
Flavour Nabania basically rebranded highlife music and made it appealing to young audiences, a herculean feat he deserves mad props for. The fact that he sings in a mixture of Igbo and English (even when he collaborates with other artistes) earns the respect of music fans.
5) Femi Kuti:
The son of the late, great Fela Kuti, Femi definitely deserves a spot on this list. He carried on his father’s musical legacy and is an inspiration to many.
ATTENTION: Get the chance to see all five of these artistes perform at the Glenfiddich Experimental Night holding on Friday the 18th of October 2019 at Federal Palace Hotel, V.I.
To get tickets from Nairabox, click here.
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