100 years of pop music in Nigeria: what shaped four eras

Posted on Mon 02 January 2023 in Nigeria • Tagged with Afrobeats, music, Jùjú, Yoruba, Tunde King, HighLife, pidgin. Victor Olaiya, Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, Fela, Shina Peters, Onyeka Onwenu, Naija hip hop, Lagbaja, Asa, Davido, Wizkid, BurnaBoy, Tems

Nigerian musician Fela Kuti and his band in Harlem, New York, 1989. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

Chijioke Ngobili, University of Nigeria

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the early months of 2020 shut down nearly all physical and social human activities. For musical practice this meant near death …

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