List of Nigerian musicians

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It is practically impossible to know Nigeria’s first singer because singing as always been part of the human culture from time immemorial but the first ever Nigerian to release an album is Canon Josiah Jesse Ransome Kuti (Fela Anikulapo’s Grandfather and Prof Wole Soyinka’s great-grand father)

Fela Sowande is undoubtedly the father of modern Nigerian Art Music and perhaps the most distinguished and internationally known African composer. The most significant pioneer-composer of works in the European classical idiom, his works mark the beginning of an era of modern Nigerian Art Music.

The types of popular music performed and enjoyed there include disco, reggae, rhythm and blues, funk, calypso, makosa, highlife, soul, Latin American chachacha, mambo, tango, rumba, kwaito, rock and roll, juju, kalangu, Afrobeat, were, waka, fuji, sakara, Afro juju, apala, Gospel pop and rap

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