In the words of rapper Olamide, Street ti takeover (The Street has taken over / Indigenous artistes are the ruling kings). And by every stretch, this has been the case for the past five years.
Since 2014, artistes who sing or rap in local Nigerian languages have been responsible for much of the biggest hits in the country and an array of globally appreciated African cultural phenomenon (recall Shoki, Shakiti Bobo, Shaku Shaku and the currently-buzzing Zanku Legwork wave).
In this episode of Vibes with Victor, Victor Okpala highlights the half-a-decade impact of Nigerian indigenous acts and whether or not there is room for them on the global stage.
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