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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by tonididdy: 10:23am On Apr 18, 2013
Red-Light:
exactly .... if i was in this IK shoes... i would have said something like that too.. at least not to kill ghanaians ego and make them feel a little important ..(everyone knows the obvious truth now).. this thread is very unnecessary
VERY VERY UNECESSARRY

where are the Nkorean latest?
latest in syria?
updates on boston bombings?
state news?
chelsea football club news?cheesy

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by RedLight1: 10:29am On Apr 18, 2013
tonididdy: VERY VERY UNECESSARRY

where are the Nkorean latest?
latest in syria?
updates on boston bombings?
state news?
chelsea football club news?cheesy
yes o ... abi now grin grin
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by dovemart(m): 10:30am On Apr 18, 2013
That IK used to be respected by me because of his anchoral participation in BBA, but right now, I'm considering going to my late grandfather's shrine to "Un-Male" him. He didn't speak like a man born from a woman. Aruuu!!!!
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by timecop28: 10:39am On Apr 18, 2013
But IK doens't know much about music, so i can't take his comments too seriously. This is why i don't listen to his show on Rhythm fm. He is a very a good presenter no doubt, But his music playlist is always very poor.
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Onwe101(m): 10:45am On Apr 18, 2013
Ask chris brown ("azonto" nigerian dance)...so naija has taken over
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Profidada: 10:46am On Apr 18, 2013
Personally i get mad whenever my country men will be carrying out comparative analysis b/w nigeria and ghana. For goodness sake it should not be. We have nothing to learn from ghana. We should be looking at countries like brazil, india, pakistan, bangledish that have similar size and complexities for comparative analysis. Enough of this bookshit of nigeria is this while ghana is that.

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Ironi: 10:54am On Apr 18, 2013
He is right. You people don't know shiit.

Any contemporary Nigerian music being played by this so-called musicians have a Ghanaian beat somewhere. The annoying fact is they lift these beats from existing Ghanaian songs without any shame. I can list songs after songs and can tell you which Ghanaian music the artist stole from.

Fact is, those really in the music industry know this truth and acknowledge it.

The man knows what he is taking about, too many Mumu on this pages.

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Melancholy(m): 10:56am On Apr 18, 2013
Deductive reason;becos of olamide and k9 that now...ode ni eleyi ke!

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Okijajuju1(m): 11:00am On Apr 18, 2013
Ironi: He is right. You people don't know shiit.

Any contemporary Nigerian music being played by this so-called musicians have a Ghanaian beat somewhere. The annoying fact is they lift these beats from existing Ghanaian songs without any shame. I can list songs after songs and can tell you which Ghanaian music the artist stole from.

The man knows what he is taking about, too many Mumu on this pages.


I thought all Ghanaian songs used the same beats 'hiplife'? Infact, I even thought that all their songs were produced by the same producer 'apietus'.

I love me some ghanaian songs, but they all sound alike, both in beats and lyrics and even dance step.
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Pyrrho: 11:03am On Apr 18, 2013
Since 3013, ghana music don take over d world... Old news, msteeew.
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by timecop28: 11:05am On Apr 18, 2013
Ironi: He is right. You people don't know shiit.

Any contemporary Nigerian music being played by this so-called musicians have a Ghanaian beat somewhere. The annoying fact is they lift these beats from existing Ghanaian songs without any shame. I can list songs after songs and can tell you which Ghanaian music the artist stole from.

The man knows what he is taking about, too many Mumu on this pages.

calm your balls bruv. Apart from the Azonto wave that promted releases of popular remixes to Sarkodie's beat. oya list na. why the stress sef?? Sarkodie, Becca and R2Bees...which other Ghanaian artistes do we know/hear?

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by theripper2: 11:06am On Apr 18, 2013
I love me some Sarkodie, and truth b told, most Naija songs want the Azonto beat fused in it.

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by fingard02k(m): 11:06am On Apr 18, 2013
Ehya na so im madness don reach?. IK we re in 2013 not 1970 Pls wake up
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Soso990240(m): 11:14am On Apr 18, 2013
Ghana artists larck creativity..nigeria artists use ghana style 2 showcase their own creativity..dats all..abi no be nigerians de sing d song?
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Pyrrho: 11:16am On Apr 18, 2013
Necsy: non-sense 2 all of una. Nigerian secular musicians de sing b4? Na gbudughudu b music? Abi na kis me nd do me b music? If som nigerians cld rejct dese songs u tink u ar singin, den, xpct more 4m d wrld community. U pipul tink beat is music? Mtcheew! Animals lik u
ewu, mak i tell u somtyn, if d rest of africa do nt listen to naija jams, our musicians stil be d richest and mst popular, jst like d u.s do nt need to sell abroad to make profit, its abt ur market size. By d way, can u listen to a ghanian party mix, sleep go catch u. Check out our videos, and stars, dey ar envied and worshipped in other countries in africa. Ask Sakordie why him no wan go back house. First of all... Go down low.

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Ironi: 11:17am On Apr 18, 2013
Okija_juju:

I thought all Ghanaian songs used the same beats 'hiplife'? Infact, I even thought that all their songs were produced by the same producer 'apietus'.

I love me some ghanaian songs, but they all sound alike, both in beats and lyrics and even dance step.


Ghanaian music is basically highlife and being the originators of the music, it makes sense if it sounds all alike in the ears of an outsider, however, one can't resist the urge to shake it up with every one of these songs.

That is what makes it highlife music.

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Ironi: 11:27am On Apr 18, 2013
timecop28:
calm your balls bruv. Apart from the Azonto wave that promted releases of popular remixes to Sarkodie's beat. oya list na. why the stress sef?? Sarkodie, Becca and R2Bees...which other Ghanaian artistes do we know/hear?

Again you are missing the point. You don't have to know any artist and an artist does not have to be popular to steal from their songs . There are tons of Ghanaian highlife music out there, a treasure field for the young Nigerian artist who are pirating left and right.

Believe me they are not original, a little home work would reveal how they are stealing from existing songs claiming it to be their work.

In Africa anything goes so it's a field day for them.

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by mikeapollo: 11:47am On Apr 18, 2013
The truth hurts, especially if it is the bitter truth.This IK guy must have been a keen follower of music trends between Ghana and Nigeria

I have been saying this for almost 2 years now, and people did not believe me. Infact, I wanted to post a thread on the same topic!

Most of what young,so-caled Afro-pop Nigerian musicians are playing now is patterned after the Ghana Hiplife music (with lots of Azonto-like beats/rhythm). Only a few Nigerian Afro-pop musicians e.g. PSquare, had been original in recent years.

Any keen and unbiased follower of Nigerian and Ghana music from the 90s would see this trend clearly.
Let us think back to Silverbirds(STV)' Music Africa in the early 2000s and compare the type of songs/music from Ghana and Nigeria. At that time, Ghanaians had already created and playing their Afro-pop/ Hiplife music which is basically up-tempo highlife mixed with rap. In those days, Nigerian musicians were playing R&B....Check the list....Tuface, Eedris,Styl-Plus etc were all playing the so called R&B which was not as danceable. But the Ghanaian musicians had their own indigenous creation of Hiplife(their version of Afro-pop) music which was created/pioneered by REGGIE ROCKSTONE in the early 90s with other musicians like Obour, Obrafour, Praye, 4x4, K.K Fosu(who Olamide mentioned in his 'Bend Down Low'' Azonto dance album) etc

I used to visit Ghana then and I realised a contradiction between the Nigerian and Ghanaian music and film industries. While Nigerian films dominated their TV houses and video clubs, Ghana Hip-life( their self-styled Afro-Pop) dominated all their dance clubs and dance parties. You would never hear a single foreign music at their parties or occassions. Their Hiplife was rock solid for dancehall and parties.
On the contrary, Nigerian club houses were still dominated by foreign songs and Nigerian local music were not rocking our local parties/club houses unlike their Ghanaian counterparts. The reason for this is that the Ghana Hiplife has a faster tempo (more danceable) than the R&B of Nigerian musicians of that era.

The recent influence of Ghana's Hip-Life music in Nigeria started when Tony Tetuila went into a collabo with TicTac and they produced 'Fefe Ne Fe'.
The followed other Ghanaian groups like VIP who had a collabo with Tuface. Then came the collabo between Wande Cole in the song 'Allow me to kiss your hand'

But the emergence of PSquare and their beautyful songs changed the scenario and signalled the emergence of huge popularity of Nigerian songs in Ghana because PSquare were creative and some of their songs had this 'High-life; kind of effect, and Highlife music is very popular in Ghana.

But the heavy percussions of the Hiplife music and its very danceable rhtyhms and beats made it more attractive to dancers and party goers than our fake R&B. I could remember on STV's Music Africa. Ghanaian songs were more dance-inducing than Tuface's African Queen or any other Nigerian songs e.g Eederis or Style Plue or any other.

Soon, the Ghanaians added the crazy and fun-filled Azonto dance and the dance moves were patterned after the tempo of their Hiplife (Afro Pop) music. The effect on the music scene was too much and Nigerian musicians just decided to join!
The emergence of good Ghanaian rappers like Sarkodie and Guru and some onf their innovations and creative beats has also influenced a lot of Nigerian musicians

Check these trends;

Iyanya: The first album he released after winning MTN Project Fame was purely an R&B album which was not very successful commercially. But right now, just listen to his songs....he has jumped on the Ghanaian Hiplife style of music which rocks very well in parties. Infact, a lot of the clips he showed in the video of 'Kukere' are videos of Ghanaians dancing Azonto music which he downloaded from youtube e.g the small boy dancing

Omawumi: Her Bottom Belle album is an extraction from the Ghana Hiplife style.

Eedris: Even he himself has joined in singing the fast tempo beats of Hiplife/Afro Pop

Duncan Mighty; His songs are pure immitation of Ghana's Hiplife. Infact he featured Ghanaian rappers and the type/style of music are clearly new to Nigeria

Olamide: His 'Bend-Down Low' is clearly an Azonto song and he even acknowledged the Ghana influence in the song by mentioning some Ghanaian slangs and even the name of a musician K.K. Fosu. Remember. that song is different from his usual style which is rap.

J.Martins; He sings mostly highlife, but he is gradually infusing the Hiplife style into his music now

May-D: He jumped on the Azonto train without delay. His 2 singles in the market are purely Azonto/Hiplife songs and they are doing well

Timaya; He has joined in the Azonto/Hiplife craze.

D-Banj; He even featured the white guy that danced Azonto (after dancing with his Ghanaian friends on youtube)

Ruggedman/Terry G; Their latest works show a lot of influence on their music by Ghanaian musicians like Guru and Sarkodie.
Infact their beats are now tailored after Sarkodie's style

Davido; Compare his past works to his lastes songs....you would see the clear influence of Azonto on his songs

PSquare: They are preparing to join the Azonto craze (forget Alongo for now). The beats/rhythm of their song for Glo 'UNLIMITED' is a pure immitation of Sarkodie's beats.

.....the list goes on and on.

It is interesting to note that the latest music style/works of these guys are quite different from what they used to deliver just a few years ago. And the best hits in Nigerian music today are songs that are patterned after the Ghana's Azonto dance...e.g Iyanya, May-D, Olamide, Davido, Wizkid, etc


It should be noted that Nigeria and Ghana have always influenced and learned from each other. Ghana had greater influence on Nigeria in the early days up to the 70s. Nigeria had more influences from the 80s.
In the television/film industry, Nigeria seem to have had greater influence. Nigerian films are vitually in every village in Ghana, and they are preferred to Ghanaian films
But Ghana seems to have had greater influence on Nigeria in music. Highlife music came to Nigeria from Ghana and most of the best Nigerian musicians had their roots in Highlife....they either had Ghanaians in their bands or traveled to learn the act in Ghana. Infact there was a time when Ghanaian musicians were the best in West Africa e.g Ramblers Band and Osibisa, ET Mensah etc

Infact Fela was not a force to be reckoned with in Nigeria music (Highlife) until he traveled to Ghana where he lived for years and learned to master the real act of music. That was where Fela got the name 'AFRO BEAT'. He changed his style of music to Afrobeat while he was in Ghana and became an instant hit when he returned to Nigeria. He even brought some big and tall Ghanaian royal drums(which are played for kings) and he learnt how to beat the drums personally.

Interestingly, Nigerian musicians break higher grounds than their Ghanaian counterparts because of 2 reasons;

1. More Nigerian musicians sing in English (or Pidgin English) while Ghanaians sing mostly in their local languages....hence Nigeria songs tend to reach more fans
2. Nigeria has a bigger popluation, which translates to relatively more fan base and economic success.

It is not an offence or crime to be influenced by a neigbhbouring country. But we should also strive to create something that every keen follower can identify with us. Nigerian musicians shoudl also do some deep thinkng and bring out something that can rule the world. We have had series of dance styles/name like Alanta, Yahoozee, Galala etc. but s single Azonto from Ghana has had more impact globally in just a few yesrs.

God Bless Nigeria, God Bless Ghana!

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Fussbot: 11:52am On Apr 18, 2013
Ironi: He is right. You people don't know shiit.

Any contemporary Nigerian music being played by this so-called musicians have a Ghanaian beat somewhere. The annoying fact is they lift these beats from existing Ghanaian songs without any shame. I can list songs after songs and can tell you which Ghanaian music the artist stole from.

Fact is, those really in the music industry know this truth and acknowledge it.

The man knows what he is taking about, too many Mumu on this pages.

u are talking asif we've nt bin making beats b4 azonto came,see azonto beat is just trending 4 now and it wld fade away veri soon wey naija producers go come wit anoda beat..and infact,I avn't heard and any beats made by sarz,samklef,don jazzy,ty mix(our top producers doesn't use it) dat has any azonto flick in it..oya name d songs u talking bout?bruv park well jhor,no dey compare our creativity with dias..i

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by solomon111(m): 11:54am On Apr 18, 2013
Ik must be high on weed.
The only ghanian music i know is azonto.
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by gerald2(m): 11:54am On Apr 18, 2013
He was just trying to hide the very obvious truth by making the "So called Ghanaian's feel better. How on earth will that be possible
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Fussbot: 11:59am On Apr 18, 2013
mikeapollo: The truth hurts, especially if it is the bitter truth.This IK guy must have been a keen follower of music trends between Ghana and Nigeria

I have been saying this for almost 2 years now, and people did not believe me. Infact, I wanted to post a thread on the same topic!

Most of what young,so-caled Afro-pop Nigerian musicians are playing now is patterned after the Ghana Hiplife music (with lots of Azonto-like beats/rhythm). Only a few Nigerian Afro-pop musicians e.g. PSquare, had been original in recent years.

Any keen and unbiased follower of Nigerian and Ghana music from the 90s would see this trend clearly.
Let us think back to Silverbirds(STV)' Music Africa in the early 2000s and compare the type of songs/music from Ghana and Nigeria. At that time, Ghanaians had already created and playing their Afro-pop/ Hiplife music which is basically up-tempo highlife mixed with rap. In those days, Nigerian musicians were playing R&B....Check the list....Tuface, Eedris,Styl-Plus etc were all playing the so called R&B which was not as danceable. But the Ghanaian musicians had their own indigenous creation of Hiplife(their version of Afro-pop) music which was created/pioneered by REGGIE ROCKSTONE in the early 90s with other musicians like Obourm Obrafour, Praye, 4x4, K.K Fosu(who Olamide mentioned in his 'Bend Down Low'' Azonto dance album) etc

I used to visit Ghana then and I realised a contradiction between the Nigerian and Ghanaian music and film industries. While Nigerian films dominated their TV houses and videoclubs, Ghana Hip-life( their self-styled Afro-Pop) dominated all their dance clubs and dance parties. You would never hear a single foreign music at their parties or occassions. Their Hiplife was rock solid for dancehall.
On the contrary, Nigerian club houses were still dominated by foreign songs and Nigerian local music were not rocking our local parties/clun houses like their Ghanaian counterparts. The reason for this is that the Ghana Hiplife has a faster tempo (more danceable) than the R&B that most Nigerian musicians of that era.

The gradual influence of Ghana's Hip-Life music in Nigeria started when Tony Tetuila went into a collabo with TicTac and they produced 'Fefe Ne Fe'.
The followed other Ghanaian groups like VIP who had a collabo with Tuface. Then came the collabo between Wande Cole in the song 'Allow me to kiss your hand'

But the emergence of PSquare and their beautyful songs changed the scenario and signalled the emergence of huge popularity of Nigerian songs in Ghana because PSquare were creative and some of their songs had this 'High-life; kind of effect, and Highlife music is very popular in Ghana.

But the heavy percussions of the Hiplife music and its very danceable rhtyhms and beats made it more attractive to dancers and party goers than our fake R&B. I could remember on STV's Music Africa. Ghanaian songs were more dance-inducing than Tuface's African Queen or any other Nigerian songs e.g Eederis or Style Plue or any other.

Soon, the Ghanaians added the crazy and fun-filled Azonto dance and the dance moves were patterned after the tempo of their Hiplife (Afro Pop) music. The effect on the music scene was too much and Nigerian musicians just decided to join!
The emergence of good Ghanaian rappers like Sarkodie and Guru and some onf their innovations and creative beats has also influenced a lot of Nigerian musicians

Check these trends;

Iyanya: The first album he released after winning MTN Project Fame was purely an R&B album which was not very successful commercially. But right now, just listen to his songs....he has jumped on the Ghanaian Hiplife style of music which rocks very well in parties. Infact, a lot of the clips he showed in the video of 'Kukere' are videos of Ghanaians dancing Azonto music which he downloaded from youtube e.g the small boy dancing

Omawumi: Her Bottom Belle album is an extraction from the Ghana Hiplife style.

Eedris: Even he himself has joined in singing the fast tempo beats of Hiplife/Afro Pop

Duncan Mighty; His songs are pure immitation of Ghana's Hiplife. Infact he featured Ghanaian rappers and the type/style of music are clearly new to Nigeria

Olamide: His 'Bend-Down Low' is clearly an Azonto song and he even acknowledged the Ghana influence in the song by mentioning some Ghanaian slangs and even the name of a musician K.K. Fosu. Remember. that song is different from his usual style which is rap.

J.Martins; He sings mostly highlife, but he is gradually infusing the Hiplife style into his music now

May-D: He jumped on the Azonto train without delay. His 2 singles in the market are purely Azonto/Hiplife songs and they are doing well

Timaya; He has joined in the Azonto/Hiplife craze.

D-Banj; He even featured the white guy that danced Azonto (after dancing with his Ghanaian friends on youtube)

Ruggedman/Terry G; Their latest works show a lot of influence on their music by Ghanaian musicians like Guru and Sarkodie.
Infact their beats are now tailored after Sarkodie's style

Davido; Compare his past works to his lastes songs....you would see the clear influence of Azonto on his songs

PSquare: They are preparing to join the Azonto craze (forget Alongo for now). The beats/rhythm of their song for Glo 'UNLIMITED' is a pure immitation of Sarkodie's beats.

.....the list goes on and on.

It is interesting to note that the latest music style/works of these guys are quite different from what they used to deliver just a few years ago. And the best hits in Nigerian music today are songs that are patterned after the Ghana's Azonto dance...e.g Iyanya, May-D, Olamide, Davido, Wizkid, etc


It should be noted that Nigeria and Ghana have always influenced and learned from each other. Ghana had greater influence on Nigeria in the early days up to the 70s. Nigeria had more influences from the 80s.
In the television/film industry, Nigeria seem to have had greater influence. Nigerian films are vitually in every village in Ghana, and they are preferred to Ghanaian films
But Ghana seems to have had greater influence on Nigeria in music. Highlife music came to Nigeria from Ghana and most of the best Nigerian musicians had their roots in Highlife....they either had Ghanaians in their bands or traveled to learn the act in Ghana. Infact there was a time when Ghanaian musicians were the best in West Africa e.g Ramblers Band and Osibisa, ET Mensah etc

Infact Fela was not a force to be reckoned with in Nigeria music (Highlife) until he traveled to Ghana where he lived for years and learned to master the real act of music. That was where Fela got the name 'AFRO BEAT'. He changed his style of music to Afrobeat while he was in Ghana and became an instant hit when he returned to Nigeria. He even brought some big and tall Ghanaian royal drums(which are played for kings) and he learnt how to beat the drums personally.

Interestingly, Nigerian musicians break higher grounds than their Ghanaian counterparts because of 2 reasons;

1. More Nigerian musicians sing in English (or Pidgin English) while Ghanaians sing mostly in their local languages....hence Nigeria songs tend to reach more fans
2. Nigeria has a bigger popluation, which translates to relatively more fan base and economic success.

It is not an offence or crime to be influenced by a neigbhbouring country. But we should also strive to create something that every keen follower can identify with us. Nigerian musicians shoudl also do some deep thinkng and bring out something that can rule the world. We have had series of dance styles/name like Alanta, Yahoozee, Galala etc. but s single Azonto from Ghana has had more impact globally in just a few yesrs.

God Bless Nigeria, God Bless Ghana!



one word"crap"..
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by solomon111(m): 12:03pm On Apr 18, 2013
Their music is not even good enough to penetrate the Nigerian market.
Ik is trying to kiss-as$.
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by omoghana22: 12:06pm On Apr 18, 2013
mikeapollo: The truth hurts, especially if it is the bitter truth.This IK guy must have been a keen follower of music trends between Ghana and Nigeria

I have been saying this for almost 2 years now, and people did not believe me. Infact, I wanted to post a thread on the same topic!

Most of what young,so-caled Afro-pop Nigerian musicians are playing now is patterned after the Ghana Hiplife music (with lots of Azonto-like beats/rhythm). Only a few Nigerian Afro-pop musicians e.g. PSquare, had been original in recent years.

Any keen and unbiased follower of Nigerian and Ghana music from the 90s would see this trend clearly.
Let us think back to Silverbirds(STV)' Music Africa in the early 2000s and compare the type of songs/music from Ghana and Nigeria. At that time, Ghanaians had already created and playing their Afro-pop/ Hiplife music which is basically up-tempo highlife mixed with rap. In those days, Nigerian musicians were playing R&B....Check the list....Tuface, Eedris,Styl-Plus etc were all playing the so called R&B which was not as danceable. But the Ghanaian musicians had their own indigenous creation of Hiplife(their version of Afro-pop) music which was created/pioneered by REGGIE ROCKSTONE in the early 90s with other musicians like Obour, Obrafour, Praye, 4x4, K.K Fosu(who Olamide mentioned in his 'Bend Down Low'' Azonto dance album) etc

I used to visit Ghana then and I realised a contradiction between the Nigerian and Ghanaian music and film industries. While Nigerian films dominated their TV houses and video clubs, Ghana Hip-life( their self-styled Afro-Pop) dominated all their dance clubs and dance parties. You would never hear a single foreign music at their parties or occassions. Their Hiplife was rock solid for dancehall and parties.
On the contrary, Nigerian club houses were still dominated by foreign songs and Nigerian local music were not rocking our local parties/club houses unlike their Ghanaian counterparts. The reason for this is that the Ghana Hiplife has a faster tempo (more danceable) than the R&B of Nigerian musicians of that era.

The recent influence of Ghana's Hip-Life music in Nigeria started when Tony Tetuila went into a collabo with TicTac and they produced 'Fefe Ne Fe'.
The followed other Ghanaian groups like VIP who had a collabo with Tuface. Then came the collabo between Wande Cole in the song 'Allow me to kiss your hand'

But the emergence of PSquare and their beautyful songs changed the scenario and signalled the emergence of huge popularity of Nigerian songs in Ghana because PSquare were creative and some of their songs had this 'High-life; kind of effect, and Highlife music is very popular in Ghana.

But the heavy percussions of the Hiplife music and its very danceable rhtyhms and beats made it more attractive to dancers and party goers than our fake R&B. I could remember on STV's Music Africa. Ghanaian songs were more dance-inducing than Tuface's African Queen or any other Nigerian songs e.g Eederis or Style Plue or any other.

Soon, the Ghanaians added the crazy and fun-filled Azonto dance and the dance moves were patterned after the tempo of their Hiplife (Afro Pop) music. The effect on the music scene was too much and Nigerian musicians just decided to join!
The emergence of good Ghanaian rappers like Sarkodie and Guru and some onf their innovations and creative beats has also influenced a lot of Nigerian musicians

Check these trends;

Iyanya: The first album he released after winning MTN Project Fame was purely an R&B album which was not very successful commercially. But right now, just listen to his songs....he has jumped on the Ghanaian Hiplife style of music which rocks very well in parties. Infact, a lot of the clips he showed in the video of 'Kukere' are videos of Ghanaians dancing Azonto music which he downloaded from youtube e.g the small boy dancing

Omawumi: Her Bottom Belle album is an extraction from the Ghana Hiplife style.

Eedris: Even he himself has joined in singing the fast tempo beats of Hiplife/Afro Pop

Duncan Mighty; His songs are pure immitation of Ghana's Hiplife. Infact he featured Ghanaian rappers and the type/style of music are clearly new to Nigeria

Olamide: His 'Bend-Down Low' is clearly an Azonto song and he even acknowledged the Ghana influence in the song by mentioning some Ghanaian slangs and even the name of a musician K.K. Fosu. Remember. that song is different from his usual style which is rap.

J.Martins; He sings mostly highlife, but he is gradually infusing the Hiplife style into his music now

May-D: He jumped on the Azonto train without delay. His 2 singles in the market are purely Azonto/Hiplife songs and they are doing well

Timaya; He has joined in the Azonto/Hiplife craze.

D-Banj; He even featured the white guy that danced Azonto (after dancing with his Ghanaian friends on youtube)

Ruggedman/Terry G; Their latest works show a lot of influence on their music by Ghanaian musicians like Guru and Sarkodie.
Infact their beats are now tailored after Sarkodie's style

Davido; Compare his past works to his lastes songs....you would see the clear influence of Azonto on his songs

PSquare: They are preparing to join the Azonto craze (forget Alongo for now). The beats/rhythm of their song for Glo 'UNLIMITED' is a pure immitation of Sarkodie's beats.

.....the list goes on and on.

It is interesting to note that the latest music style/works of these guys are quite different from what they used to deliver just a few years ago. And the best hits in Nigerian music today are songs that are patterned after the Ghana's Azonto dance...e.g Iyanya, May-D, Olamide, Davido, Wizkid, etc


It should be noted that Nigeria and Ghana have always influenced and learned from each other. Ghana had greater influence on Nigeria in the early days up to the 70s. Nigeria had more influences from the 80s.
In the television/film industry, Nigeria seem to have had greater influence. Nigerian films are vitually in every village in Ghana, and they are preferred to Ghanaian films
But Ghana seems to have had greater influence on Nigeria in music. Highlife music came to Nigeria from Ghana and most of the best Nigerian musicians had their roots in Highlife....they either had Ghanaians in their bands or traveled to learn the act in Ghana. Infact there was a time when Ghanaian musicians were the best in West Africa e.g Ramblers Band and Osibisa, ET Mensah etc

Infact Fela was not a force to be reckoned with in Nigeria music (Highlife) until he traveled to Ghana where he lived for years and learned to master the real act of music. That was where Fela got the name 'AFRO BEAT'. He changed his style of music to Afrobeat while he was in Ghana and became an instant hit when he returned to Nigeria. He even brought some big and tall Ghanaian royal drums(which are played for kings) and he learnt how to beat the drums personally.

Interestingly, Nigerian musicians break higher grounds than their Ghanaian counterparts because of 2 reasons;

1. More Nigerian musicians sing in English (or Pidgin English) while Ghanaians sing mostly in their local languages....hence Nigeria songs tend to reach more fans
2. Nigeria has a bigger popluation, which translates to relatively more fan base and economic success.

It is not an offence or crime to be influenced by a neigbhbouring country. But we should also strive to create something that every keen follower can identify with us. Nigerian musicians shoudl also do some deep thinkng and bring out something that can rule the world. We have had series of dance styles/name like Alanta, Yahoozee, Galala etc. but s single Azonto from Ghana has had more impact globally in just a few yesrs.

God Bless Nigeria, God Bless Ghana!



you have said it alll...........thats a exactly the i.k. means.

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by mikeapollo: 12:08pm On Apr 18, 2013
Fussbot: one word"crap"..


Everything would be 'crap' to an ignorant and arrogant person!

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by otumfour(m): 12:13pm On Apr 18, 2013
mikeapollo: The truth hurts, especially if it is the bitter truth.This IK guy must have been a keen follower of music trends between Ghana and Nigeria

I have been saying this for almost 2 years now, and people did not believe me. Infact, I wanted to post a thread on the same topic!

Most of what young,so-caled Afro-pop Nigerian musicians are playing now is patterned after the Ghana Hiplife music (with lots of Azonto-like beats/rhythm). Only a few Nigerian Afro-pop musicians e.g. PSquare, had been original in recent years.

Any keen and unbiased follower of Nigerian and Ghana music from the 90s would see this trend clearly.
Let us think back to Silverbirds(STV)' Music Africa in the early 2000s and compare the type of songs/music from Ghana and Nigeria. At that time, Ghanaians had already created and playing their Afro-pop/ Hiplife music which is basically up-tempo highlife mixed with rap. In those days, Nigerian musicians were playing R&B....Check the list....Tuface, Eedris,Styl-Plus etc were all playing the so called R&B which was not as danceable. But the Ghanaian musicians had their own indigenous creation of Hiplife(their version of Afro-pop) music which was created/pioneered by REGGIE ROCKSTONE in the early 90s with other musicians like Obour, Obrafour, Praye, 4x4, K.K Fosu(who Olamide mentioned in his 'Bend Down Low'' Azonto dance album) etc

I used to visit Ghana then and I realised a contradiction between the Nigerian and Ghanaian music and film industries. While Nigerian films dominated their TV houses and video clubs, Ghana Hip-life( their self-styled Afro-Pop) dominated all their dance clubs and dance parties. You would never hear a single foreign music at their parties or occassions. Their Hiplife was rock solid for dancehall and parties.
On the contrary, Nigerian club houses were still dominated by foreign songs and Nigerian local music were not rocking our local parties/club houses unlike their Ghanaian counterparts. The reason for this is that the Ghana Hiplife has a faster tempo (more danceable) than the R&B of Nigerian musicians of that era.

The recent influence of Ghana's Hip-Life music in Nigeria started when Tony Tetuila went into a collabo with TicTac and they produced 'Fefe Ne Fe'.
The followed other Ghanaian groups like VIP who had a collabo with Tuface. Then came the collabo between Wande Cole in the song 'Allow me to kiss your hand'

But the emergence of PSquare and their beautyful songs changed the scenario and signalled the emergence of huge popularity of Nigerian songs in Ghana because PSquare were creative and some of their songs had this 'High-life; kind of effect, and Highlife music is very popular in Ghana.

But the heavy percussions of the Hiplife music and its very danceable rhtyhms and beats made it more attractive to dancers and party goers than our fake R&B. I could remember on STV's Music Africa. Ghanaian songs were more dance-inducing than Tuface's African Queen or any other Nigerian songs e.g Eederis or Style Plue or any other.

Soon, the Ghanaians added the crazy and fun-filled Azonto dance and the dance moves were patterned after the tempo of their Hiplife (Afro Pop) music. The effect on the music scene was too much and Nigerian musicians just decided to join!
The emergence of good Ghanaian rappers like Sarkodie and Guru and some onf their innovations and creative beats has also influenced a lot of Nigerian musicians

Check these trends;

Iyanya: The first album he released after winning MTN Project Fame was purely an R&B album which was not very successful commercially. But right now, just listen to his songs....he has jumped on the Ghanaian Hiplife style of music which rocks very well in parties. Infact, a lot of the clips he showed in the video of 'Kukere' are videos of Ghanaians dancing Azonto music which he downloaded from youtube e.g the small boy dancing

Omawumi: Her Bottom Belle album is an extraction from the Ghana Hiplife style.

Eedris: Even he himself has joined in singing the fast tempo beats of Hiplife/Afro Pop

Duncan Mighty; His songs are pure immitation of Ghana's Hiplife. Infact he featured Ghanaian rappers and the type/style of music are clearly new to Nigeria

Olamide: His 'Bend-Down Low' is clearly an Azonto song and he even acknowledged the Ghana influence in the song by mentioning some Ghanaian slangs and even the name of a musician K.K. Fosu. Remember. that song is different from his usual style which is rap.

J.Martins; He sings mostly highlife, but he is gradually infusing the Hiplife style into his music now

May-D: He jumped on the Azonto train without delay. His 2 singles in the market are purely Azonto/Hiplife songs and they are doing well

Timaya; He has joined in the Azonto/Hiplife craze.

D-Banj; He even featured the white guy that danced Azonto (after dancing with his Ghanaian friends on youtube)

Ruggedman/Terry G; Their latest works show a lot of influence on their music by Ghanaian musicians like Guru and Sarkodie.
Infact their beats are now tailored after Sarkodie's style

Davido; Compare his past works to his lastes songs....you would see the clear influence of Azonto on his songs

PSquare: They are preparing to join the Azonto craze (forget Alongo for now). The beats/rhythm of their song for Glo 'UNLIMITED' is a pure immitation of Sarkodie's beats.

.....the list goes on and on.

It is interesting to note that the latest music style/works of these guys are quite different from what they used to deliver just a few years ago. And the best hits in Nigerian music today are songs that are patterned after the Ghana's Azonto dance...e.g Iyanya, May-D, Olamide, Davido, Wizkid, etc


It should be noted that Nigeria and Ghana have always influenced and learned from each other. Ghana had greater influence on Nigeria in the early days up to the 70s. Nigeria had more influences from the 80s.
In the television/film industry, Nigeria seem to have had greater influence. Nigerian films are vitually in every village in Ghana, and they are preferred to Ghanaian films
But Ghana seems to have had greater influence on Nigeria in music. Highlife music came to Nigeria from Ghana and most of the best Nigerian musicians had their roots in Highlife....they either had Ghanaians in their bands or traveled to learn the act in Ghana. Infact there was a time when Ghanaian musicians were the best in West Africa e.g Ramblers Band and Osibisa, ET Mensah etc

Infact Fela was not a force to be reckoned with in Nigeria music (Highlife) until he traveled to Ghana where he lived for years and learned to master the real act of music. That was where Fela got the name 'AFRO BEAT'. He changed his style of music to Afrobeat while he was in Ghana and became an instant hit when he returned to Nigeria. He even brought some big and tall Ghanaian royal drums(which are played for kings) and he learnt how to beat the drums personally.

Interestingly, Nigerian musicians break higher grounds than their Ghanaian counterparts because of 2 reasons;

1. More Nigerian musicians sing in English (or Pidgin English) while Ghanaians sing mostly in their local languages....hence Nigeria songs tend to reach more fans
2. Nigeria has a bigger popluation, which translates to relatively more fan base and economic success.

It is not an offence or crime to be influenced by a neigbhbouring country. But we should also strive to create something that every keen follower can identify with us. Nigerian musicians shoudl also do some deep thinkng and bring out something that can rule the world. We have had series of dance styles/name like Alanta, Yahoozee, Galala etc. but s single Azonto from Ghana has had more impact globally in just a few yesrs.

God Bless Nigeria, God Bless Ghana!




WOW! JUST WOW shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked









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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Fussbot: 12:26pm On Apr 18, 2013
mikeapollo:

Everything would be 'crap' to an ignorant and arrogant person!
u cal me ignorant while u kal may d,timaya,davido,omawumi's beats as azonto beats??can u even recognise an azonto beat if u hear 1?truly we fancy d dance here and maybe dey started d highlife tin and we followed(which am nt sure of),bt saying al our songs dis days has azonto flick is a lie,we still use our typical gbagbagbubgu beat here..except olamide and psquare,non of our big guns has used d beat in dia songs..infact wizkid dat did a song 4 d dance didn't use an azonto beats...lol,kukere,ile ijo,bum bum,gobe dos are ur azonto beats abi??and maybe u didn't know dia a dfrnc btw d dance and d beat...we fancy d former(4 now)and d lata no!no!
Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by mopol2(m): 12:29pm On Apr 18, 2013
true talk ...IK

Nigeria songs is all about spending money and sleeping women and smoking etc..
only darey and banky are my naija act.

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Bidvest2020: 12:30pm On Apr 18, 2013
[quote author=abdulkayus] Even a south african cannot claim dat SA is more popular or better dan 9ja mucis talkless of a silly Ghana music. BOKO HARAM DOG! UR ASHEWO MAMA NO BORN U WELL.WETIN CONCERN GHANAIANS WT A COMMENT BY A MUGUGERIAN?APE! M0RON!

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by Nacl: 12:32pm On Apr 18, 2013
FOR ME, AS LONG AS MUSIC IS GOOD,,, ITS SOURCE IS OF LESS CONCERN TO ME.

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Re: Nigerian Music Has Been Overtaken By Ghanaian Music’- IK Osakioduwa by mikeapollo: 12:38pm On Apr 18, 2013
Fussbot: u cal me ignorant while u kal may d,timaya,davido,omawumi's beats as azonto beats??can u even recognise an azonto beat if u hear 1?truly we fancy d dance here and maybe dey started d highlife tin and we followed(which am nt sure of),bt saying al our songs dis days has azonto flick is a lie,we still use our typical gbagbagbubgu beat here..except olamide and psquare,non of our big guns has used d beat in dia songs..infact wizkid dat did a song 4 d dance didn't use an azonto beats...lol,kukere,ile ijo,bum bum,gobe dos are ur azonto beats abi??and maybe u didn't know dia a dfrnc btw d dance and d beat...we fancy d former(4 now)and d lata no!no!

I did not say ALL our songs have Azonto. I said MOST of the current hits by young Nigerian (Afro-pop) musicians have Azonto in them.
Have you seen May D and Davido's latest works? They are pure Azonto beats! Infact both of them danced Azonto in the videos!
Omawumi's song is not a direct Azonto song, but it is patterned after Ghana's Hiplife music. Go listen to 'Shordy' by Praye and listen to the background beats and instruementation, keyboards etc.
Timaya has been holidaying in Ghana for sometime now, and he has already been doing collabos with Ghanaian musicians....so dont be surprised about him using Azonto beats!

All the beats in those songs u listed are Azonto beats! Even the musicians know it themselves and all of them danced Azonto to the beats. Apart from May-D that is just doing his first songs/releases, both Iyanya and Davido were playing different beats in the past, until recently when everyone of them is playing Azonto-like beats....and they even danced it!

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