Inspired by our recent trip to Nigeria our first Radar Radio show of the year is a Lagos Special. We focused on tunes that were big during the festive period in Lagos, and artists we were lucky to see during our trip. Expect plenty Mr Eazi, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Falz and more.
This Saturday is not only the return of HDD at the Camp but also Nigerian independence day (51 years old baby). So we at HDD decided to list the top 5 songs that represent Nigeria right now. You will not find any Fela Kuti on this list because although he is a legend, Nigerian music has evolved into a mix of american hip hop, pop and r and b. You can still find the African influence but you can also trace various outside influences in this growing genre. Music is still 1 of the few ways to escape poverty in Nigeria and with a various appetite and an intriguing record selling platform a nobody can become a superstar in days.
The biggest song in Nigeria right now just happens to feature everyone’s favourite riddim/break Dem Bow. Apparently this is a Ghana and Nigerian collaboration that is on repeat in clubs in Nigeria. A remix of a recent hit turns into a light dancehall stomper that is instantly added to our crates for gigs.