Few months ago, Nigerian singer Mr Eazi, came under attack from hundreds of Nigerians for tweeting that Ghanaian Highlife music has a great influence on present day Nigerian music. Truth be told, the artiste was right. If you truly know what Ghanaian Highlife sounds like and you listen attentively to many top Nigerian songs released this year and compare, you would be convinced the old Ghanaian music genre has a huge influence on today’s Nigerian afropop music. Check out top examples of such Nigerian-born songs below.
Top Nigerian disc Jockey DJ Neptune’s brand new hit song Mia Mia which is currently buzzing on the airwaves and at every bar is one of the songs that would convince you Ghanaian Highlife music has a great influence on Nigeria’s afropop music of today.
Nigerian Highlife singer, Mr Flavour N’abania earlier in the year, released his fifth studio album- Ijele- The Traveler. The album houses many hit tracks including a Masterkraft-produced Ghanaian Highlife-fused track titled Sake Of Love.
Last month, half of defunct P-Square, Mr P, needed a hit follow-up single for his first solo single Cool It Down and decided to fuse his smash hit For My Head with the highly melodious Ghanaian Highlife music.