Thinking of healthy ways to cool off? Think Naija music! From its serenading rhythm, to its unique lyrics, Nigerian music is certainly one to keep you entertained in the face of life’s struggles.
Just like the food we eat, music, which is described as a sound that is pleasant to the ear, often accompanied with rhythm which is responsible for its melodious aura, gives us life and energizes us.
Nigerian music over time has served in various capacities, not just as a form of entertainment but more as a tool for sensitization in various facets of life.
Standing strong as the forerunner of African music, Nigerian music has produced musical legends like Fela Anikulapo Kuti whose music has remained evergreen, inspiring great musicians to remain at the top of their craft while he keeps sensitizing the public of the ills of the Nigerian politics (Beast of no Nation is one of such songs) as he keeps entertaining life lovers being the pioneer of the Afro-Fuji Music.
Today, the music legend, Fela has become a brand of music in Africa with the prestigious Felabration, a music festival held yearly in his memory, bringing together, brilliant musical acts to the Fela shrine in his honour.
In the footstep of Fela, we’ve had singers like African China, Eedris Abdulkareem and Tuface Idibia, use their craft to sensitize the nation about the ills of the society.
As art remains the mirror of the society, there is the need for artists to use their music as a true reflection of the society and these musicians have so far achieved this goal.
When one talks of entertainment, Nigeria is by all standards a hub of entertainment in Africa with several musical acts springing up daily, dishing the country, beautiful renditions by fertile talents that keeps satisfying the craving for good music.
The likes of Wizkid is fast becoming a force in the world of music as he keeps gaining grounds in the world over and in Africa, (most especially) thanks to his unique talent and energy.
Standing it’s ground as one of the country’s most valuable exports, Nigerian music is and will always be capable of tranquilizing the minds of music lovers all over the world.