Alternative music is the soft, new genre that is more reflective than the popular Afrobeats sound. These 10 Nigerian female alternative singers have managed to successfully carve a niche for themselves in our male, Afrobeats-dominated industry.
Sometimes, we want to listen to something different from the groovy Afrobeats or Fuji that dominates the Nigerian music scene. This is where Alternative music comes in, a softer, reflective and more soulful genre that is currently rocking our airways. But just like most parts of the alternative industry, this genre is dominated by men. Despite this, female alternative singers are rising steadily. Here are 10 Nigerian female Alternative singers we absolutely love!
Asa (Bukola Femide) is one of Nigeria’s most prominent female Alternative singers. The France-based singer has 4 albums to her name and her second album Beautiful Imperfection went platinum in 2011.
Nneka Egbuna has an award-winning discography. This includes 5 outstanding albums, 2 compilations and 2 EPs. Her voice and lyrics go hand-in-hand to deliver beautiful soulful music like her 2005 hit “The Uncomfortable Truth”.
3. Lady Donli
Lady Donli is an all-round creative and we love how she infuses poetry into her music. She broke into the music scene in 2016 with her outstanding project Wallflower. Her latest project Letters To Her is a must-listen for young women.
Aramide Sorumoh came into spotlight in 2006 through reality show, Star Quest where her band became the third runner-up. She recently snagged the Headies for Best Vocal Performance for her hit song, “Iwo Nikan”.
The award-winning singer and songwriter is also a film score composer and some of her songs have been featured in films and TV shows. Her song, “Grateful” remains one of our faves.
6. Temi Dollface
Temi is an electro-soul alternative singer whose songs center on self-love and women empowerment. She came into limelight with her 2013 single “Pata Pata” for which she received 4 AFRIMMA nominations. We can’t wait for her album to drop.
Falana is a fast-rising singer who describes her sound as “raw and honest”. Her debut EP Things Fall Apart is a blend of Jazz, Soul and R&B in the most unique ways. The EP gained massive attention in Nigeria and Cuba.
8. Wavy The Creator
Wavy (Jennifer Ejoke) has an eccentric sound and style that we absolutely love. She draws her influences from 80’s Disco which is evident in her new song “H.I.G.H.” Asides music, she is the personal event photographer for Afrobeats artist, Olamide.
9. Efe Oraka
Efe Oraka stole our hearts when she did a cover of Jon Bellion’s songs in a beautiful mashup video which went viral. The 19-year-old just released a timeless song, “Wonderland”, an indication that she will do great things with her music.
10. Ayo Awosika
Ayo is also a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and voice coach who has performed with Chris Martin (of Coldplay), The Chainsmokers, Seun Kuti, Robert Plant, Richie Havens and Peter Eldridge (of the NY Voices). Her debut album, “We Best Not Wait” is a must-listen.
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