According to Sesan Adeniji, Publisher of
Mystreetz Magazine, the most consistent
monthly music magazine in Nigeria.
“About a decade ago, I attended an emergency
music meeting with some of the most
respectable veterans and spokesmen of the
Nigerian music industry. They were concerned
about the infiltrated sound called Hip hop/ Rap
music. At the end of this meeting, these
veterans concluded that this genre was never
going to stand the test of time and they were
right as of that moment, because Rap music
had not found elements to connect with the
local music lovers all around Nigeria but they
were also wrong because the most constant
thing in life is change; most importantly, if it
driven by a young generation who are as
relevant as those of the Arab spring.
As Rap music continued its search for a wide
acceptance from the non conformist
generation to the pidgin english era, the
influence of those that defiled the odds to
infuse the Nigerian Northern, Western, Eastern/
southern language into the Hip/hop and Rap
music genre seem to be the reason why Rap
may have succeeded all around the nation.
With the success of Olamide, the final victory
for Rap music might be the PHYNO THESIS.
Has Rap music finally pulled down the walls of
language barrier? At Mystreetz magazine, we don’t just tell
stories, we share History with you.”
Here is the link to the making of the cover of this Amazing Magazine issue every die hard nigerian music lover should have…..ijs.
Cover photography by August Udoh-