Saturday, 25 January 2014

NAIJA MUSIC ON A FAST LANE TO THE OLD SCHOOL...

The Nigerian Music Industry has no doubt recorded immense success in the past years; from record deals, Artiste Management, Endorsement to Global Tours and the drive for such delivery has not stopped because the Chefs of Lyrics and Bakers of Music Videos are still very much active. Collaborations has not stopped but the most interesting development is the fusion of indigenous languages into their lyrics..

Every Nigerian Music Artiste today has realised the need to sing their route into their music and trust me, the beats are 100% solid...We are actually heading back to the old school but on a trendy platform..I will like to appreciate the likes of Olamide who actually stood out from the beginning of his career by dishing out rap lines in the yoruba dialect, most recent is 'Eleda mi'..this particular song drives you into a moment where you just have to dance and sing along till the end. Phyno is another unique Rap Artiste who delivers mad lyrics in Igbo Language and ofcourse WizKid.

The females are also not left out; Chidinma a.k.a Miss Kedike also proved her worth in Emi Ni Baller, Niyola (Toh Bad), and recently released video, Surulere by Dr Sid featuring Don Jazzy..Lets face it, there is nothing like our Afro beats, High Life, Juju, Apala and so many other traditional beats.

Some Artistes went further to do a collaboration with the old generation; Tuface Idibia did a classic remix with Sir Victor Olaiya, WizKid also worked with Legendary Femi Kuti and I believe we shall soon witness many of such deals because there is nothing like music from your roots.