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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Nigerian Music Rocks On Twitter

The year 2014 has been a remarkable year in the Nigerian music and entertainment industry on twitter. This year, Twitter acted as a real-time soundtrack to the biggest moments Nigeria music and the world as a whole.

With lots of Bangs from Nigerian Music Industry, which trended on twitter, one can’t but emphasize on the uniqueness of some like #Shoki, #Dorobucci #Skelewu, #Etighi, #Limpopo just to mention but few.

#Dorobucci, (the eclectic step and amazing lyrics were produced by Mavin crew under the umbrella of a creative and dynamic producer DON JAZZY. It is widely accepted by Nigerians in diaspora. Upon its release, #Dorobucci received high buzz on twitter. The song has been downloaded more than 12million times thanks to its trending on twitter.
The hash-tag #(Dorobucci) became an house hold name to an extent that people acclimatized/ infuse there names with it. For example, #Doroshola, #Doroade, #Dorostephen and the likes.   


Furthermore, the new dance making waves #shoki has obviously taking the gleam from dance steps like Etighi skelewu, and probably the then proclaimed yahoozee and galala. #Shoki is a dance evolution, accepted by all and very trendy on twitter. This intriguingly interesting dance cut across all tribes in Nigeria, danced by many and sang by few

In as much as #shoki makes the dancer looks like imbecile while trying to twist both legs and arms altogether to one side of your body, it is here to stay.  Both young and old are having fun with the dance step and with various memes coming out, making the #shoki conversation on twitter a necessity for every dance lover. On Twitter, #Dorobucci and #Shoki are hits.
Nigerian musician are not doing bad at all on twitter. As some hit millions on their followers list, some get their accounts verified, some shared their latest hits links, and others get rapid retweet on twitter. Presently, the top five most followed Nigerian artists on twitter as at December 2014 are:

1 Ayo Balogun a.k.a wizkid @wizkidayo with 13491115
2 David Adedeji (Davido) @iam_davido with 1052824
3 Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo (D’banj) . @iamdbanj with 1025742 followers
4 Michael Collins (Don Jazzy) @DONJAZZY with 987778
5 Innocent Idibia (2face) @2faceidibia with 928446

 While the Top 20 are :
1 Ayo Balogun a.k.a wizkid @wizkidayo with 13491115
2 David Adedeji ( Davido) @iam_davido with 1052824
3 Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo (D’banj) . @iamdbanj with 1025742 followers
4 Michael Collins (Don Jazzy) @DONJAZZY with 987778
5 Innocent Idibia (2face) @2faceidibia with 928446
6 Olubankole Wellington (Banky W) @BankyW with 913887
7 Tiwatope Savage Bliz (Tiwasage) @TiwaSavage with 860356
8 Peter Okoye @PeterPsquare   with 739436

9 Ojoshipe Wande Jnr (wandecoal ). @wandecoal with 630446
10 Panshak ZamaniI iceprince) @iceprincezamani with 593496

11  Jude Abaga ( M.I) @MI_Abaga    with 573029

12 Tonto Dikeh @TONTOLET with 508463

13 Olamide Adedeji (olamide ) @olamide_YBNL with 436009

14  Darey Alade (Darey Art Alade) @darey with 384283

15 Sidney Onoriode Esiri(Drsid) @IamDrSid with 363023

16  Jesse Garba Abaga @jessejagz with 319452

17 Asa Bukola Elemide (Asa) @Asa_official with 200275

18  Abolore Adegbola( 9ice)  Akande @i_am9ce 157520

19  Anthonia Yetunde Alabi  (sashap )@SashaPofficial  149215

20  Ashimi Olawale  (brymo)@BrymOlawale with 118563

Is your favorite artist on the list of most followed in Nigeria? If no, what are you waiting for? Search for their twitter handle and do the needful be able to stand side by side with their colleagues anywhere in the world as good ambassador of Nigeria and twitter.

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