There are different genres of songs for different moods. Before now, we have been accustomed to only hip-hop,reggae,highlife, fuji and some evergreen rendations that were more of a happy mood kind of songs. Typically tagged the “dance away your sorrow” kind of music. Also, some of the songs were revolutionary and used to stir up the consciousness of the masses , lampoon the government, amongst others.
Soon, young people started to consume more foreign music because it offered a wider range of listening pleasure. I mean, they had RnB, jazz, blues and even trap music. They had songs to put people in and out of their moods. This led to a proud discrimination for Nigerian music, people who listened to Nigerian music were considered ghetto and local. Young people could confidently say;
“I don’t listen to Nigerian music.”
It was perceived to be cool. But with the rise of Afro-soul, that statement became highly offensive. Afro-soul is very special. It is the mixture of our indigenous beat, laced with the right words that we can relate to, our own unique sound. Somehow, we made falling in love sound ghetto and right, the afro love. Musicians like TiwaSavage, Wizkid, Adekunle Gold, Johnny Drille, Ric Hassani, Banky W, Ash, Omah Lay and many others will soothe your eardrums with the euphoria of falling in love. Songs like Ash’s “Good Loving”, “Marlo”, and “duduke” are afro-soul music that you should jam if you haven’t.
Afro-soul is still a perfect choice to make love to. And finally, when lovers do what they do and break your heart, afro-soul is still there for you. It appeals to your soul, helps you find healing and happiness. Actually, the soul is Afro!