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 a 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 a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.
The style was pioneered in the 1970s 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.
One of the most well-known Nigerian musicians, Olamide Badoo, is recognized for singing in the Yoruba language.
Olamide Adedeji is the man’s real name. He sings in Yoruba, pidgin English, and English.
As a 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 a few, to his credit.
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.
She also goes by her real name professionally. Her full name is Yemi Eberechi Alade. She is born to a Yoruba father and Igbo mother.
She has taken advantage of this and sings in a 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’.
He has recorded four albums in the course of his career. ‘Oringo’, ‘Yayo’, ‘Connect’, ‘Nnunu’, ‘Ezege’, ‘Alobam’, and ‘E Sure For Me’ to mention a few are some of his songs.
She is a 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 a few.