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Nigerian Musicians (Really Good Or Sentiments)

Nigerian Muscians are they that good to meet up with their international counterparts or their popularity is based on sentiments (since they are all we've got)?

Please tell me. I want to know what other think about this cause left to me its all sentiments.

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Nigerian musicians are good in every, jazz, soul, funk, world beat, whatever.

The list of 9ja greats is endless

Yinka Davies - Jazz

Fela- World beat/ highlife/afrobeat

Rex Lawson - High life

Crosdale Juba - High life

Tony Allen

Yusuf Olatunji

Oliver de Coque

Dan Maraya Jos

There is this old 9ja drummer too dt has done stuff with Elton John et al.

Abeg dem plenty, not considering the slew of new talents dt abound yafu yafu, left, right and centre.

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naija musicians dey very good

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i dunno alot but i like african china, styl-plus,p-square, they try shaa

i enjoy listening to some Ghanian music as well ppl like Mzbel, Praye,VIP, castro,

africans r trying

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@Xplicit

You are right about most of the so called Kora and Channel O awards winning Nigerian artistes who don't even know drmfsltd.

I understood what you said about Dabyna. But the guy is a well educated sound engineer and understands and plays most of the popular music instruments. But he needs a good producer to bring out the best in him. Especially in song writing.

I write songs with the sheet music. Because I work with a composer who is a higly gifted young Yoruba guy. But before I met him, I recorded my Hardway To Broadway and registered a copy with the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. But I have not done any commercial music recording or performance. Because, I prefer writing books to recording and performing music.

Most of our musicians don't want to pay for good songs. And instead of paying, they will prefer to sing their wacky songs and use good video to hype and make them look good.

Give any of them the next 10 years and you will be wondering where they disappeared to.

Why?

They are mostly opportunists.

You can never compare them to Femi Kuti, Lagbaja, Keziah Jones and other proven musicians who have been performing since the 80s to date.

Lagbaja has been performing since 1982. But how many of you know this?

Separate the men from the boys and you will see that the difference is clear.

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Femi Kuti and the rest are flying Nigerian music's banner high.

Still love his music, especially the political stuff and beng beng beng - http://museke.com/node/888

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nigerian artists are the bomb,although some come with fake things trying to sound american,i still rate nigerian artists,i listen to a lot of naija jams and i must say i rate artist like lord of ajasa and artist like femzie,these guys do rap in yoruba and its good.at least femzie i and lord of ajasa are rocking clubs here in london even though we dont understand what they chatin,a track like judile(femzie)is a must for every nigerian,i dont have any link for ajasa but i got links for femzie,you can feel femzie's judile here:http://www.isound.com/femzie

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:DIf you need to listen to a very good gospel music listen to Gbenga Owoeye-Wise[/i]. for jazz Agbo-ola Shadare[i]

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Naija Musicians are most definitely GOOD. Just check out dis link a friend sent me from lagos about a new naija soulful artist called DeVyne www.overplay.com/devyne

I really love his soulfulness especially Till Today

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Nigeria artists are great but that does not mean comparing them with what we have elsewhere like America and south Africa. There is no point raising issues just watch MTV

The only video music with a differenc is Face alon Remix

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sorry its not that i mised typed a host of them where delibrate i send close to 10 txt messages a day an i dont do dat on msword but i belive if u could only look much more closer u would undastand,

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xplicit maybe u should type in Msword to get rid of errors before posting it here. Finding it hard to understand it.

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hey! hey guys come of it nigerian artiste aint very good no sentiments involve call a spade a damn spad, we hav few musicians an many artiste, simple a clear xample of a musician is lagbaja he plays musical instruments an command a band not just dat he knos music rudiments and enough to produce go sound on track and on stage, while reverse is the case tony tetuila cant even folow a key give to him bythe keyboardist neither can he paly a musical instrument an judgin from this he is not concerned about wat comes to gether to make good music so also is serveral of them includin tuface can he match some one as simple as neyo with copy written songs from balck face, come to tink of it we dont hav producers we just hav ppl who sequence the ones wit ability to friuty loop they neva studed it in school if they did thee no degree an if thee was it they are only a handful.

see we cant even match a perfect writing skills like dat of beyounce, celin dion, usher anda host of them, thank God fro rap an punch lines, there no genre of music we started we always get to follow u can see dat in usher wannabies (p Square) a friend used to say if usher dies he live is also carryin other ppls carrier dey 2 would go unda the drain, dybina or wat eva he is he just needs a high school band from abroad to dust him in rock like wise no wise man can sing africalipso like lagbaja, i could go on an on but, lets just appreciate wat we hav now an not get carried away, we are afta all students of perfection only our instrumentalist can match them i av seen it an 4 now dat how far till the day our government stop lookin up to US for aid, grants and investors that day the artiste will xcell in internetional standard,

thank you

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P Sq is tight. Most Nigerian artists are aight. Even KSA is coo.

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I like those pairs too (P Sq)

av seen them perform once in abj

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they are a huge success to the music industry n the nation as well.

Love Rymzo n 2face,  natural music.. Imitating others accent is ruining it.

Some kudos to Kennis Music for bringing nigerian music to limelight.

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ever since sauce kid hit the scene hard with his voice, swagger, and distinct flow,

ever since Eldee came back as the king, ever sicne tuface, let the rest of the world know what festac bozs are capable of,

ever since the dBanj come back with that fela type behavior,

ever since mode 9 started to take hiphop seriously and leave that underground dark rap poo in the dark,

ever since paul play dairo started blessgin tracks with his marvellous voice

ever since OJB started looking out for the artists and making them those nice tracks

ever since Nigerians started being proud of representing outside nigeria,

nigerian music chnaged for the better, its not unheard of to have a playlist full of naija artists from beginning to end! you know what the Bleep it is. its naija!

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the way, naija music is GOING-PLACES,nowaday,na woo, am trippin n THEY ARE DOING US PROUD OUTSIDE the country,imagine,MTV,showing tuface,ruggedman,sound-sultan,mode9,tony tetula and others.ofcourse,you know that MTV shows only the BEST MUSIC.in the world.`

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Deepop,

Why not listen to Angelica's music and my buddy Dabyna Abraham http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=84540915.

Please, don't reply until you have listened to Dabyna.

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lol i just think they're growing

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@ Orikinla & zebudaya, you guys are gettin it wrong! the topic is "Are nigerian musicians good" not "whose the prettiest nigerian musician"  or are u guys tripping for angelica or what?

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Sound sultan looks like Flavor Flav

Angelica is soooo preety

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Here is one of the newest and hottest in Nigerian music, Angelica!

She big, beautiful and sexy.

I had the oportunity to see her in bed in a bedroom in Surulere, Lagos. She was only in a blanket and I could see visible parts of her awesome voluptuous bosoms as she lay in bed. And I wish right now she could call me and ask me tomake her day in her bedroom.

Angelica is hot in singing, dancing and sexy!

Gosh!

I can even feel the heat right now.

Somebody should fan me. Wow!

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naija musician are simply the best ! they are really coming out and up now and the most wonderful thing of all is that they are now making lots of good music which is rocking me and i love them all they are the best and goodluck to them all!

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Nigeria musicians are the BOMB

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naija artists are good. my only beef is their videos. they really need to step up. tuface being such an international artist should have much more better videos we can export to the rest of the world. Kennis music messed up in that aspect. Meanwhile check out Face Alone(rmx) - Faze video. One of the best naija videos i've seen.

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Make better videos, African Queen was aight but they could have found more women,nfana Ibaga sucked , shiiit the south african ones I saw on MTV2 were a 100 times better

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Real Nigerian musicians like Dabyna Abraham, Rymzo and their company are even multi-instrumentalists.

Molluma,

I gave you the vital link to even reach my buddie Dabyna directly and listen to his music too.

http://www.nigeria-arts.net/Music/Afro_Rock/Dabyna_Abraham/

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@ orikinla do u know how far i am from lag. way to far

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Ask urself, are they really good? ask many of dem when they started music? what music instrument they are good at? their future plans in the music industry? I guess the answer to ur question is blantant,

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Molluma,

Go to the French Cultural Centre in Ikoyi, Lagos and ask for Dabyna Abraham's CD or go to Glendora at the Falomo Shopping Centre in Ikoyi and ask for his CD.

http://www.nigeria-arts.net/Music/Afro_Rock/Dabyna_Abraham/

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For real Nigeria Music for me is still coming up, If we look at where we have been (Pretty and Junior, Daddy Showkey etc) and where we are (2 face, P squared, Dare Art-Alade, Mode 9 etc), there has been a great improvement. What is really cool is that we all now appreciate our own stuff, but I hope we will appreciate soon enough more than stuff from the West.

I wish our promotion will get better and packaging too can improve, some videos make one sick, some lyrics are just whack, and some artisit make you wanna puke. Thanks to guys like Global sounds, Sound city and good produces like Storm Records. Vibe Downloads in my opinion is whack, their work on Styl plus was worse than what Styl plus records did themselves. I am still watching though

Hey though it has been a while, what do you think of the HipHop world awards that took place earlier in the year.

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Nigerian musicians are very good.

We are as good as any of the best musicians in America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

From Pop Music to Classical Music.

My friend Dabyna Abraham who has just finished recording his first CD plays rock music as good as Savage Garden, Westlife or Blue. And the guy is cute too. And he is also well educated.

I wanted to be a rock musician since my secondary school days at St. Gregory's College where the celebrated Nigerian teen rock bands Ofege and New Generation were developed and I had a contract to record in the US in 1981. But my father threw the contract away. Because, he did not want me to become a musician. I did not record any music until after his death. And my last recorded song "She Comes On Sundays" has been played on the BBC. But, most people never knew it was done by a Nigerian.

Keziah Jones is the best Blufunk artiste in the world. But most people don't know he is Nigerian. And my ex-Gregorian buddy "Cockie Monster" is one of the best rock guitarists I know and he is somewhere in the UK.

We are among best!

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Naija musicain are trying, they ARE good, jus need a little more touches 2 their vids n also prob of piracy

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p-square over rated? I think their music isn't just your taste/type

many foreign artists have made their living singing 'sappy girl songs' as you put it

usher, keith sweat, david bedingfield etc

originality, creativity and better production is what our artistes need, they already have bucket loads of talent

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some of the musicans like sunny nneji, and trybesmen are spectacular but would benefit from better production.(better beats) Just imagine trybesmen rapping on those soulful homevideo music ( you know the one they play when something bad happens) Trybesmen rapping on soul music beats just the way kanye west makes beats would be hot.

Fela was loved because he was spectacular he was original he invented an artform, a genre, he did it well and his lyrics were immaculate. The ibo music/other traditional music are doing really well

I think p-square is overated enough of the sappy girl songs, i watched their music videos they other day they suck, the group maintain sucks to they are not original most of the time.

We need better videos people! It cant be that hard.

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some are good,some are real wack.like dat niga nuttin pin he wack as hell .KILLA!!!!!

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By all standards Nigerian musicians are good. You don't need to compare them with foreign musicians. I believe every country should have their own style of music peculiar to them, but that is not to say that they cannot diversify,

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THE WORD GOOD IS A RELATIVE STATEMENT.

LIKE SEUN SAID, 'CUSTOMISED' TO PARTICULAR TASTES. I HAVE MET ALOT OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE NIGERIA WHO PARTICULARLY LOVE FELA AND THEM THEM ON ONE HAND AND ON THE OTHER DO NOT LIKE SOME OF THEIR OWN LOCAL MUSICIANS.

I PARTICULARLY THINK IT SOLELY DEPENDS ON WHO THE LISTENER IS.

LIKE SOMEONE SAID, 'HE LIKES FUJI ETC' AND SOME OTHERS MIGHT HATE FUJI BUT LISTEN TO THE LIKES OF 2FACE, P-SQUARE, KUSH ETC.

MY 2KOBO

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"good" is an understatement."They are fantastic" is more like it.I think they have performed more than average in recent years and they have managed to understand the exact African touch that the audience demand.I was not in love with Nigerian music in years past but of late I have rather found them addictive.Their artistry and creativity has been splendid and all forms of encouragement must be given to them. They are actually puting smiles to the Faces of Nigerians and non Nigerians equally. I am most impressed with Thrybe records.They have definitely taken Nigerian music beyond the shores of Africa.viva to all nigerian artists

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Nigerian Musicians are areally trying.Like someone said the promotion is not really that good. Take a look at what Lagabaja is doing for instance and the Hip hop artistes( I wish they would just sing and not try being like Americans which they are not).Of course .there are song I really have to tolerate and wonder why the artistes or his friends think they can make a career in music with the song.But generally,the bar is being raised and they are doing a great job,even with the production.

Specifically.Tu face' huge success; Ara's publicized appearance in stevie woder's project;Asa_please write this down-this girl will be a success cosshe has the one thing all great divas have;the voice- Femi Kuti amnd a so many others not known to us this very moment.

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nigerian music to be is on point,

even though my idea of good nigerian music isn't nigerian hip-hop

i still love the naija fuji,gospel,juju etc.

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our artists are doing a wonderful job, but the promotion is not eat. We have wonderful artists.

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Yeah! most Nigerian musicians are good, but one thing they have to stop doing is trying to fake their accent. To me it's kinda wack.

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well said diddy.u took the words out of my mouth

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nigerian musicians are the bomb to me. i feel their songs more than i feel this yankee songs.

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they are very good.i listen to more naija jams.

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If they are good enough to make us feel good when we play their music, they are good enough. That is the only standard by which music is to be measured. There is no need for us to compare our musicians to the Americans.

Would an American ever be able to understand the love we have for pounded yam and egusi soup? If not, does that mean our food is no up to international standards? No. It means the food is customized for local consumption!

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It's because dey are good. They can definately make it to international standards.

What am I even saying? They are already making it to international standard!

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