Top 5 Nigerian musicians who sing in various languages

These are the top 5 Nigerian musicians who sing in various languages.

Artistes in Nigeria sing songs in English, pidgin English, and occasionally one or more additional languages, and here are the top 5 Nigerian musicians who sing in various languages

Afrobeat is music genre that involves the combination of West African musical styles (such as traditional Yoruba music and highlife) and American funk, jazz, and soul influences, with focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.

Top 5 Nigerian musicians who sing in various languages
Top 5 Nigerian musicians who sing in various languages

The style was pioneered in the 1970 by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who is responsible for popularizing the style both within and outside Nigeria.

Here are five of them.

Olamide

One of the most well-known Nigerian musicians, Olamide Badoo, is recognized for singing in the Yoruba language.

Olamide Adedeji is the man’ real name. He sings in Yoruba, pidgin English, and English.

As result, he quickly became quite well-known among the Yoruba when he first began his music career.

He has won lots of awards for his works and has nine albums so far. He has songs like ‘Melo Melo’, ‘Eyan Mayweather’, ‘Durosoke’, ‘Shakiti Bobo’, ‘Local Rappers’ and ‘Eleda Mi’ to mention few, to his credit.

Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage is one of the few artistes who go by their real names professionally. Her full name is Tiwatope Savage.

She sings in Yoruba language and mixes it with Pidgin English and English language. ‘Kele Kele Love’, ‘Ifewa Gbona’, ‘Folarin’, ‘Eminado’, ‘Adura’, ‘Key to the City’, ‘Sugar Cane’, and ‘Ma Lo’ are some of the songs she has to her credit.

Yemi Alade

She also goes by her real name professionally. Her full name is Yemi Eberechi Alade. She is born to Yoruba father and Igbo mother.

She has taken advantage of this and sings in combination of Igbo, Yoruba, Pidgin English and English language.

She has songs like ‘Fimisile’, ‘Ghen Ghen Love’, ‘Johnny’, ‘Tangerine’, ‘Duro Timi’, ‘Na Gode’, ‘Kom Kom’ and ‘Koffi Anan’.

Phyno

Phyno’ real name is Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike. He is a who predominantly raps in the Igbo language.

He sings in combination of Igbo, English and Pidgin English. Phyno has large audience, especially among the Igbos.

He has recorded four albums in the course of his career. ‘Oringo’, ‘Yayo’, ‘Connect’, ‘Nnunu’, ‘Ezege’, ‘Alobam’, and ‘E Sure For Me’ to mention few are some of his songs.

Teni

She is sensational singer who also makes people smile through her music.

Teniola Apata is also an entertainer who, aside from singing in English and Yoruba, also does her comedy shows in the Yoruba language.

She has won several awards and has been nominated for some. She has sung songs like ‘Fargin’, ‘Wait’, ‘Pareke’, ‘Jersey’, ‘Askamaya’, ‘Case’, ‘Uyo Meyo’, ‘Dangote’ and ‘Billionaire’ to mention few.

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