On October 1st each year, Nigeria celebrates Independence Day. This year, the Giant of Africa celebrates its 60th year as an independent country! We collaborated with Nigerian music platform, WeTalkSound to create a 60-track playlist of the best Nigerian music through the years.
Over the years, and through genres, Nigerian music has greatly evolved. From traditional sounds like Fuji & Highlife, to defining genres like Afrobeat and its younger cousin, Afrobeats, to gospel music and modern sounds like afro-fusion and alté, this playlist shows the vast sonic palette of Nigeria.
WeTalkSound is Nigeria’s biggest music community. With over a thousand creative members spanning across the country, they detail the stories behind some of your favourite songs, music campaigns and more.