There are a lot of amazing musicians in Nigeria doing great things with music, and the music scene is filled with more talent than ever before.

Alternative music is basically really cool, chill music. If you’re willing to try something different from afro beats (which we think is dope) and just enjoy great music, then alternative music  is for you.  Popular Nigerian artistes such as Asa, Nneka, Brymo and Bez have forged a brilliant path for the Nigerian alternative music scene.

There are rising stars who are carving a niche for themselves in the space and fast becoming superstars. Here are 10 alternative artistes you should definitely start listening to. Your playlist will thank you for it.

1. Falana

Falana was raised by Nigerian parents in Brampton, Canada. Her music is influenced by great Nigerian artistes such as Fela Kuti, Sunny Ade and Sade Adu. She describes her sound as ‘Soul Fusion’ which is a unique blend of  jazz, soul, afrobeat, and R&B.


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