Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba race

There is some Yoruba oral that is very difficult for musicians who choose it as their genre to compose for and here are the Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe.
Such is the Yoruba indigenous music, which is mostly composed using typical proverbial words coupled with idiomatic expressions.
There is a lot of such music, which are Apala, Juju, Fuji, Baalu, and some others.

It is this type of that some non-Yoruba indigenes choose as their genre that is the purpose of this article.

Thus, we will be looking at three non-Yoruba artists who sing Yoruba indigenous and the type of they sing;

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe
Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe

Timaya

Inetimi Timaya Odon, better known by his stage name Timaya, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He hails from Odi, Bayelsa state.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe
Timaya

He is the founder of DM Records Limited. His solo career began in 2005 with the release of “Dem Mama”, which also appeared on his debut album, True Story released the following year.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe
Timaya

Oritse Femi. 

Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele popularly known by his first name Oritse Femi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and performer.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe
Oritse Femi

 He is best known for his remake of Fela Kuti’s “Double Wahala” song.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe
Oritse Femi

His rendition of the  song earned him two nominations at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards, winning the award for Most Popular Song of the Year

Terry Apala

Terry Apala is a Nigerian musician who sings Yoruba Apala with ecstasy.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe
Terry Apala

Up to this point, numerous Nigerians thought Terry Apala was a Yoruba man, but his real name is Terry Alexandra Ejeh, an Isoko man from Delta state.

He has proved himself as a lover of Apala and therefore took an interest in it to the extent of composing the songs.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe
Terry Apala

He was nominated for the best Apala artiste of the year at the City People Award in 2017.

He was nominated for Rookie artist of the Year at the Headies Awards in 2016.

At present, he is doing wonderfully well, so there is to expect of him.

Starboy as he is popularly called by his fans joined the industry a few years ago and he has started making his marks in the industry.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe

His ability to adequately express himself portrays an underlying intelligence.

For a 20-year-old, he provides surprisingly concise answers to even the most difficult questions.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe

mostly sings in yoruba language where by he’s from Edo state.

Sunny T Adesokan

Sunny T was an Igbo man, from the eastern part of Nigeria. He was known to have released nothing less than eight albums in the early part of the 90s.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe
Sonny T

The surprising part about Sunny T is that he chose the genre called “Fuji” and he sings impeccably well.

He became popular with the song he called “Idan Amani,” and he was notably called “Omo Nna To Nko Fuji,” meaning an Igbo man that sings Fuji with perfection.

After Sunny T had garnered international recognition, he moved to England, before he died in the year 2012.

Jesse King

He is one of Nigeria’s most talented artists. For him to have withheld his stability through the singing of Yoruba high life music and has been given several at home and abroad.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe
Jesse Kings

His debut album, which he titled “Buga”, was what introduced him to the world, and he was subsequently named after the album.

Jesse King is originally from Edo State, from Auchi to be precise.

Nigerian Musicians who sing Yoruba but are not from the Yoruba tribe
Jesse King

Despite his state of origin, one would mistake him for an Ibadan man due to his ability to coin Yoruba words and compose with them perfectly.

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