For those individuals not familiar with Naija Music – this is the sound emanating from the Nigerian Music scene. African music is, on the whole, as diverse as the cultures found throughout the continent with every region enjoying its own unique style of music accompanied by an array of instruments many Westerners are unfamiliar with.
Nigerian Music includes everything from Folk Music to much of the Popular Music found throughout the world. There are numerous indigenous and ethnic peoples in Nigerian – therefore it should not be surprising that each ethnic group enjoys its very own unique music flavour and instrumentals, poetry and music style.
Did you know, for example, that traditional music found in Nigeria is closely linked to its agriculture, with certain instruments not being allowed to be played during various seasons?
Labour songs are a common type of indigenous Nigerian music which helps to keep the rhythm of workers in fields as well as the river canoes (think slave songs of the Deep South).