7 pointers proving that the world is holding the door open for Nigerian music

Ladies and gentlemen, you probably already know this but it is worth some reiteration. We are in high demand???. Who would have thought? Remember back in the day when international music and musicians were mini gods from another planet that we were privileged to only hear and see by virtue of cassette tapes, radio, posters, terrestrial TV and eventually Cable TV?
It’s a completely different story now guys… We are fully part of the conversation now guys. *Wipes happy tear*
Rkelly, the world’s greatest, has a cover of Davido’s If

Missy Elliot is now dancing Shoki in every music video

Okay maybe not all but she sha danced it here

Trey Songz’ car playlist has Tekno’s Pana on it


Drake owes a chunk of his biggest hit yet -One Dance- to Wizkid. Yup! Same one that has made Wizzy the first African to win a BBMA.


Speaking of Wizkid, that one is out there being the opium of one of the world’s top 3 biggest record labels.

SEE WHY WE THINK SONY MUSIC (RCA) MIGHT LOVE WIZKID LIKE KHALED DOES ASAHD!

Skales, Chopstix and Yung L are stunting on Nicki Minaj’s Instagram page as a result of the Afro smash remix of Major Lazer’s Runup.

?????? #RunUp Afrosmash REMIX @majorlazer @diplo @yunglmrmarley @youngskales @dchopstix #Nigeria represent

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Jay Z and Beyonce’s Carter Push Party that happened a few days ago was practically a Nigerian themed one with Fela blasting in the background.

 

 

Chai see Beyonce playing with Ankara??

Ayo Jay is out there representing and doing us proud, Tiwa Savage, Tekno… the list is really endless.

There’s so much excitement in the air as to what could become of this potential billion dollar industry of ours. Many thanks to this recognition and of course digitization, a report by auditing firm Price Water Cooper forecasts a 12.9% growth in revenue  from the US$47 million that it was in 2015, to an impressive US$86 million by 2020.

Interesting stuff I tell you. Do we have a long way to go? Hell yeah but all of the above goes to show that we are definitely doing something right…

Don’t leave without checking:

VIBE QUICKIE: DO YOU REALLY NEED NAKED GIRLS IN YOUR MUSIC VIDEO?

NIGERIAN SUBMITS RAP ALBUM AS THESIS IN HARVARD… GRADUATES WITH TOP HONOURS

WIZKID BECOMES THE FIRST AFRICAN ARTISTE TO WIN A BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD

 

 

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