The influence of Social Media platform, Twitter, in Nigerian Music has grown tremendously. It has become one of the most influential social media platforms dictating the trends in the Nigerian Music.
When it comes to the Nigerian Music scene, Twitter has played a large role in launching the careers of some of the major artists we care deeply about today and it has become a medium for them staying relevant and constantly keeping in touch with their fans on a daily and personal basis.
Many celebrities have stayed relevant all through the years through Twitter, and to examine how far the influence of Twitter has come we will discuss the sudden trend and rise of Obasere’s music.
Rise of Obesere and Fuji Music
Since the beginning of this month, Obesere who we all know is a Fuji musician who suddenly emerged from the darkness he had been in for a little while and came into the limelight just because a meme (a short video clip) of one his many music videos became used on Twitter.
This meme has caused Obesere to become a rising star once again, and it has more so, drawn people who had no idea or disliked the Fuji genre of music become listeners of a nigerian music genre they had no idea about. Obesere is about to become more relevant now, as he teams up with Zlatan Ibile and Naira Marley to release new music as he takes advantage of his new found fame.
Other Nigerian Musicians doing same?
Who will be the next Nigerian Music artist to benefit from Twitter? Who knows? Only the Twitter gods can decide. Other Nigerian Musicians who have used Twitter to continue to be relevant include;
Ycee, who after all the troubles with his record label took to twitter to sell his last album.
Blaqbonez, a rapper who garnered attention to purposely dissing other rappers by calling them out on their falsehood of pretending to be rappers. Twitter has become the one of the largest social media platform for artists to promote their songs and keep up with their fans at the same time.