Southwest Nigeria, home to millions of Yoruba people, is also home to both ancient and modern genres of music. The West African pop music known ... as Afrobeats, currently lighting up the global stage, began its 20-year journey from Lagos through London via America, and borrows irreverently from older musical traditions like Highlife, Jùjú and Fuji.
In recent weeks, Nigerians have almost on a daily basis been entertained by the sheer spectacle of Governor Wike’s frequent dancing on live television. Wike’s spontaneous body movements are often triggered by playful songs targeted at his political rivals. As the hype man sings his praises, Wike relishes the music seeping from the speakers.