THE NIGERIA’S MUSIC INDUSTRY IS BOOMING. THE RATE OF AWARDS BEING WON BY NIGERIA ARTISTS IS INTERESTINGLY ALARMING AND THIS SHOWS HOW MUCH GREAT TALENTS ARE IN THE INDUSTRY.
Tiwa Savage must be “stewing” in happiness right now.
The “Everywhere Stew” slang which birthed from Wizkid’s Fever video because he featured the popular singer, Tiwa is still popping on social media. Fortunately again, Tiwa has just won the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category. She’s the first female to win the award in this category.
The MTV EMA is a yearly music awards show that features world-class performances from some of the biggest music acts on the planet. The 2018 EMA held yesterday in Bilbao, Spain at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre. Music fans determine the night’s winners by voting their favorite artists weeks before the show. It was sparkles and glamorous as various celebrities around the globe and award winning artists made appearances.
Tiwa was nominated alongside other Africa artists for the “Best African Act” award. These other artists include Davido (Nigeria), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Nyashinski (Kenya), Hekinah (South Africa) and Tiwa Savage emerged as the winner. She dedicated the win to African women and inspiring young girls which shows that the love for African young girls is rooted in her heart.
The “Best African Act” category was infused into the MTV EMA in 2005 to enhance musical alliances across borders, and promote cultural integrations. Africa has grown to birth great artists that are making waves in the music industry around the world. It’s only reasonable and fair to appreciate Africans who are doing well in the industry.
The Nigeria’s music industry is booming. The rate of awards being won by Nigeria artists is interestingly alarming and this shows how much great talents are in the industry.
The Nigerian music industry is setting the pace. Collaborations are being made with other international artists and events are being sold out completely within and outside the country. Just last month, Burna Boy sold out the O2 Arena at the 'Burna Boy Live in London' concert.
For the Nigerian music industry, it’s always a hit. Our music have become part of us and our artists are setting standards across Africa and the world in general. The industry is birthing pace setters and trend makers who dig deep to create their kind of music. The music(s) produced have also introduced dance steps which have also produced dance trends. The popular artist Olamide is known for introducing various dance trends through his music/ songs.
Nigerian artists are setting the pace for other African artists who are interested in making music and reaching out to the world through words and sounds.
The industry is getting stronger and voices are heard as the days go by. The trend is set to live for a long time.
Watch out *Peace*