Coming from an influential and musical background can be a huge boost to one’s career irrespective.
Thus, we have decided to share with you the Nigerian artistes whose parents are also musicians.
Truly, some of your favourites in the music industry weren’t only born with their talents, but also into the home of musicians who have helped and groomed them into becoming the shining star we all celebrate today.
Here, we state the artistes whose parents are or were musicians during their time.
Femi and Seun Anikulapo-Kuti
Notably, almost everyone must have heard the name “Anikulapo-Kuti” before. Whether in a bar, street, park, wherever.
However, not everybody may be familiar with the lineage of the name and its impact on the music industry.
Well, the great man to promote that name is no other than the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
While addressing the originators of Afrobeats in Nigeria and the world at large, he is considered a founding father.
However, he did not only stop at making good music but also passing the gene to two of his children, Namely Femi Anikulapo Kuti, and Seun Anikulapo Kuti.
Both of them are part of Nigeria’s finest Afrobeat music makers we have today.
Likewise, to their record, they have released various albums and bagged nominations and awards, both locally and internationally.
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For some who are not aware, he also comes from a music background and has been exposed to the norms of the industry.
Well, to not prolong, he is the son of the late I.K Dairo! One of Nigeria’s finest Afro Juju and highlife stars.
So you see, he was born into music and it’s no surprise he is this talented.
Popular “Aiye” crooner, Barry Jhay also comes from the lineage of musicians.
As the saying goes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, such is the case of this talented singer.
I am sure the name Sikiru Ayinde Barrister sounds familiar, well if it doesn’t I am sure this song “Reality” will help. However, he is the father of the fast-rising singer Barry Jhay.
No wonder, he has that fuji-like tune and a blend of Afro Juju, like his dad.
Additionally, punch reports he is also the grandson of I.K Dairo. However, we don’t know how the connection lies.
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Darey is unarguably one of the best vocalists to have come out of Nigeria. Writing about Alade’s musical prowess might take hours to put together.
The “Pray For Me” singer, Darey Art-Alade is the son of the late legendary jazz and highlife singer, Modupe Arthur Alade aka Art Alade, who held sway in the entertainment industry in the sixties and seventies.
Also, his father was a Nigerian television personality and producer who was the host of The Bar Beach Show a weekly variety show on NBC-TV that aired during the 1970s.