'A free-range' people, Nigerians like to party, often playing music all night outside!
150,000 people attended Fela Kuti’s funeral in 1997, the originator of Afrobeat. Proud to be African, he set out to raise ‘black consciousness’ producing over 70 albums and singing out against corruption and hypocrisy.
Other established styles of Nigerian music, JuJu, Fuji and Gospel have recently been challenged by young artists like Lagbaja!, The Remedies, and Tony Tetuila, who play hip-hop Nigerian style, keeping all generations happy – and dancing.
Check out the Big Brovaz! So far UK’s Big Brovaz have sung a couple of tracks in the Yoruba language – will they do more?