Few years back to be precise about 5years ago the Lagos indigenous music sector suffered serious setback. Many thought the vacuum left was due to the death of older music practitioners but research studies has shown in recent times that the dwindling effect has been due to lack of proper music structure, non-existence of music labels, lack of understanding of music promotion by the players themselves and also sudden influx of foreign idioms ie Hip-hop taking over the airwaves
Today Lagos remains an epicenter and home for different musicians from various ethnic background playing music genres ranging from Apala, Fuji, Highlife, Hip-hop, Sakara, Juju, Gospel, Waka, Folk, etc
It gladdens the heart to know that with the advent of digitalization artistes can now promote their music online with reputable Music Download sites with involvement of aggregators and legal teams who can work hand in hand to help monitor financial inflow/royalties from sale of their works to fans at home and abroad who can gain access from anywhere in the world.
Good to know that few who have earlier travelled for greener pastures are gradually making a U-Turn home having seen the growth of the entertainment industry.
Some popular Nigerian Musicians who have made a mark of success for themselves in the diaspora and helped propagate our local parlance ie Segun Blessing, Yinka Best , Wale Thompson, Jide Chord, Dele Taiwo, Semo Winter, etc are back in Nigeria and waxing very strong on stage to the delight of their fans.
Kudos should be given to some musicians at home and abroad for their selfless role in ensuring a continuous social balance in the music industry ie Ebenezer Obey, KSA, Sina Ayinde Bakare, Onyeka Onwenu, Orits Wiliki, Jimi Solanke, Orlando Julius, Yinka Davies, Dipo Gattos, Queen Ayo Balogun, Ara, Demola Olota, Diya Ojo, Faith Band, Shuga Band, Timi Manuel, Jide Ogbola, Laolu Akins, Sola Afolabi, Gboyega Adelaja, Titi Oguntoyinbo, Dayo Ojo, Buga, Niran Obasa, Stella Monye, Ginger Forca, Emma Ogosi, Tee Mac, Charlimo, Shina Peters, Kwam 1, Dayo Kujore, Kolligton, Obesere, Micho Ade, Seyi Solagbade, Salawa Abeni, Kofo Wonder, J.A Adelakun, Adewale Ayuba, Tope Alabi, YK Ajao, Goke Bajowa, Deolu, Wurasamba, Lekan Babalola, Julius Olagunloye, Segun Adewale, Adewesco, Akin George, Gbenga Falope, Bola Are, Arabian Jerry, Bobland Adamo, Tunji Sotimirin, Femi Kuti, Toye Ajagun, etc
Others are Akanji Segun, Senior, Akin Liberty, Edaoto, Femislide, Wole Sentimental, TunjiKrown, Olayemi Kuti, Lufemi, Anu Olanrewaju, Bayo Ododo, Beezegreat, Biyi Samuel, Jeje Rhythm, Boisala, Dare Mercy, Demola Suzi, Seun Olota, Halimat AYINLA Omowura, Ibitayo Jeje, Queen Sophie, Omileyan, Wasiu Oseni Ejire, Aj Sequential, Jide Sticks, Ronke Olusesi, Dare Melody, Queen Lizzy B, MentholKay, Niyi Peters, Akin Akinola,Madiva, Amos Musical, Jare, Leke Jummy, Mc Apala, Jubal Music, Demola Suzi, Oprah Alade, Tunshe Mr Supple, Segun Blessing, Tunji Praise, Barryshowkey, Omileyan, Abbey Trobone, etc
Very soon Lagos State will be witnessing a total reform in the entertainment music sector.