Rock is such an energetic piece music. The electric guitars, the heavy sounds, and the metallic vibration all makes rock a beautiful piece of music. Rock music started as rock and roll in United states of America. The rock and roll genre was a blend of country music, blues, rhythm and blues. Now, rock is a blend of a lot of energetic genres of music. It has evolved into a merge of electric blues, folk, classical music and jazz.
Rock itself is a fusion of many other genres of music with a fast song arrangement. Now, Afro-metal is rock music that has all the tint of African vibes. Afro-metal is simply African rock and metal music. Seems like Africans can use every type of music to talk about about the problems we face and how we believe that it will get better soon.
Afro-metal is a genre that has not been fully embraced by Nigerians. There are a number of artistes that have chosen Afro-metal but are not as popular as they should be. Artistes and bands like;
Threadstone is a band of five talented men. They were argued to be the first rock band to hit Nigeria’s music industry. They were formerly known as Scarlet Thread. They have more of live performances than recorded and released songs. However, they do covers to songs but they have their original songs. I am Nigeria and He who Dwells are songs they have written and performed.
They also have an album titled Miracle for a Lost City.
Eben is a Nigerian gospel musician but his genre is also Afro-metal. With a voice as powerful as that, rock was a wise decision. He has released a lot of songs and albums that are peculiar to Afro-metal genre. Albums like; On the Rock was filled with songs that as powerful and heavy with rock music.
The list would definitely be incomplete without Bianca Okorocha; Clay. She is known as the queen of hard rock music in Nigeria and if you have listened to any of her piece, you will agree. She has a bit of Shakira and Adele’s sound but her genre is purely rock. She came into the spotlight in 2013 with Ogadisinma. We were so shocked to hear a Nigerian hit us with such electronic sound. It would have been argued that she wasn’t Nigerian if she didn’t mix Pidgin, English and Igbo in her songs.
She released an album; Road less Travel in 2017. Before then, she was releasing singles and collaborating with other musicians. Clay deserves the crown that wears as the queen of Nigerian rock music.
This band emerged from Mali. They create a sweet rock and roll aesthetic to the music industry. Using African languages, this band is able to balance and produce a true sound of Afro-metal. They also fuse electric blues and pop to make melodies. This band make Afro-metal sound like home.
Afro-metal, Afrorock, and Afro heavy metal are under one big umbrella of a thunderous electric music. Listen to your type of music and feel at home at the same time. Rock your own world.