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Sometimes Nigeria is called Naija. Afro hip hop in Nigeria dates back to the late 1980s and early 1990s. In Nigeria, the first place hip hop gained popularity was in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria was under a military governorship during this moment (1980s). This era of military governorship brought about a crisis in Nigeria involving currency devaluation, job losses and constant unemployment, particularly for fresh university graduates. During this moment, hip hop was used as a way for youth to escape the country’s crisis. It was made popular with the use of Nigerian languages in the lyrics along with traditional hip hop beats, such as those produced by the founding fathers of hip hop, DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambata and Grandmaster Flash. Since there were very few record labels to sign a fresh musician at this moment, the youth decided to begin making music on their own with a very small budget. The music videos were very easy and not great and costly. The accessibility of computers and inexpensive music editing software in the late 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century allowed Nigerian musicians to obtain greater quality recordings that rapidly won over the Nigerian public. It was a very inexpensive way to create music and a fresh Nigerian hip hop singer would create music and sell it on a CD. This was one way for the youth to be autonomous from the government by being profitable and generating employment for themselves as they were not helped by the government. During this moment, hip hop was used for entertainment, but also to criticize government and demand change.
Thing you need to know.
1️⃣ They use to assist each other
Nigerian musicians, they are useful to each other from the start, they help the upcoming artists to be known, they also helped each other to attain their objectives until now, for instance Zlatan Ibile became star with the assistance of Olamide Badoo and Davido, he even referenced their name in some of his songs.
2️⃣ They are growing rapidly
Nigerian artists are rapidly increasing, beacuse they use to assist each other, they are growing faster and quicker, with the assistance of current artists, fresh artists are becoming readily known.
3️⃣ Well-recognized nationwide
Nigerian performers are well-known in most nations, some of whom are Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, Burna Boy, 2Baba, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Psquare and so many more
4️⃣ They are hardworking
To be honest, Nigerian musicians are working very hardworking, they don’t joke with their profession, and that’s why they are well recognized nationwide.
5️⃣ Most of them are Yoruba indigenous
Majority of famous Nigerian musicians are from yoruba tribe, that’s it, as we all understand, for example: 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇
Wizkid, Kizz Daniel, Davido, Yemi Alade, Olamide, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Lilkesh, CDQ, Zlatan Ibile, Nairamaley, Sheyi Shay, and more