9ice – IwajU
Download and Enjoy! The earliest styles of Nigerian popular music were palm-wine music and highlife, which spread in the among Nigeria and nearby countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ghana.
In Nigeria, palm-wine became the primary basis for jùjú, a genre that dominated popular music for many years.
During this time, a few other styles such as apala, derived from traditional Yoruba music, also found a more limited audience.
By the , Cuban, American and other styles of imported music were enjoying a large following, and musicians started to incorporate these influences into jùjú.
The result was a profusion of new styles in the last few decades of the 20th century, including waka music, Yo-pop and Afrobeat.
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