EMBRACING ALTERNATIVE MUSIC
That this cover profile can exist, that Nigeria now has a thriving alternative music scene is a testament to the strength of an evolving industry. Yes the Wizkids and Davidos are seeking world domination and exporting Afrobeats to the world but there is also a place for this set of highly skilled, often more socially conscious, cerebral musicians. Through their compositions, they are bending the curve, creating new lanes, expanding our palate of music and quite frankly what good music can and should sound like. One cannot mention this school without mentioning a recent ‘pioneer’ Asa, who proved that there is room for emotion heavy, narrative driven ballads, folk and soul songs in the collective discography of Nigerian music. These days, this set of artists do not need to convince anyone. As Style Contributor AYODEJI ROTINWA documents here, you, dear reader are the one that should be paying more attention, seeking them out. You’re welcome!