Genres of music played in 2023 are so many, but there are ones that have been widely known as the most produced by musicians and played by music lovers.
Here are the top 3 genres :
Top 3 genres of music played in 2023 :
Afrobeat music pioneered by the late legendary singer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti has been widely stylised and popularised by so many Nigerian musicians such as Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Lojay, Asake etc and this genre tops the top 3 genres of music played in 2023.
Highlife music popularised by late veterans like chief osadebe has been well stylised with modern arrangements, but same foundation. Artistes like Flavor, Simi, Kizz Daniel and some gospel musicians like Emma OMG, Spirit of Prophecy, Apex choir, Kent Edunjobi and so on, has fused so many beautiful and melodious sub-genres into highlife music which the music lovers currently enjoy and to rank the top 3 music genres of 2023, this genre comes second.
Hip-hop and Rap music in Nigeria has taken a new turn since 2020, the likes of Blaqbones, Odumodublvck, Olamide and others has shown Africa and the rest of the world the beauty they have made from the regular hip-hop of the early and mid 2000s. This genre is now widely produced by rappers ; Odumodublvck recently got invited by soccer star, Declan Rice after the rapper used his name in his hit song titled ‘declan rice’. This genre of music comes third on the list of top 3 genres of music played in 2023.
Also, a lot of Nigerian music superstars has played these top 3 genres on the global stage ; Tiwa savage performed an afrobeat song during the coronation of King Charles of the UK, Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, Rema, Asake and so many others has made the country proud too.
The world at large is now focused on the green-white-green nation – Nigeria , studying the music talents coming out of her land every year. The music talents that shut down halls and stadiums, even in foreign countries. Truly, there are millions of raw talents in Nigeria waiting to make it to stardom and we have one emerging star singer in our camp called sassy p.