Put simply, there aren’t many artistes better than the widely proclaimed ‘Alaga Ibile’ to stand as the face of street music in the Nigerian music scene right now and when the emphasis is on Yoruba rappers, Reminsce’s popularity soars so much higher.
In the last issue of the magazine tagged The ILL-BO PHENOMENON- The journey of the Igbo artistes to mainstream in the Nigerian music industry, was documented, and this edition continues where its predecessor left off, reminiscing the Yoruba factor that contributed to the growth of Hip-hop music in Nigeria.
According to the magazine’s editor, Sesan Adeniji, “This is an analysis of all the Yoruba factors that contributed to the growth of other music genres the Nigerian audience has enjoyed in the early years before the Hip-hop generation. It is time to Reminisce about the contribution of all the Yoruba puppet masters and entertainers that held the industry spellbound. The contributions of the likes of Bobby Benson, Fela, I.K. Dairo, King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Dean Disi, Keji Okunowo of CBS Record, Laolu Akins, Paul play, Eldee, Mode 9, Sound Sultan, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Kenny Ogungbe and the Olamide's and Reminisce of today's music industry. This is not just a story; this is a rough draft of the history of the Nigerian music industry”.
Cover photograph by August Udoh
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