Anyone who in knows me, knows I’m a big fan of Lindsey and when I heard she was going to perform live this past weekend, I prayed, fasted and hoped that I’d make it to the event and thanks to God, I was amongst the crowd at Omenka Gallery, the venue of her event.
Writers Note: Last year, I wrote an article with the same title as this one and in the time it’s taken me to write another one, a lot of things have happened. I apologize for taking so much time before I put out this one. I really hope to continue this list, even write it monthly and I’m going to work towards that.
Away from the usual applause that greets our more popular genres of music (i.e. Afro beat, Afro pop and even Fuji), the Nigerian Alternative sound has slowly begun forging a path for itself in recent times.
You might not have heard the name Kayode Ewumi or Roll Safe, but I’m willing to bet you would recognize him from the meme of a main pointing to his head signifying his smartness.
I start this article with an apology. I admit I had not heard about William Onyeabor, the Nigerian musician who died recently at 70 until news of his death became public knowledge. But it’s not my fault. I am a 90’s kid after all.
2016 began with a prayer for me, specifically the grace to do better than 2015, and boy, did God come through for me.
In a year where the likes of Wizkid, Phyno and Olamide are often listed as the best Nigerian musicians of 2016, we often forget that Kiss Daniel also achieved a lot this year.
Everyone agrees that 2016 was indeed a good year for Nigerian music. A majority of our musicians put out songs and made moves that made Nigerians all over the world proud.