5 Foreign Artists That You Didn’t Know Were Of Nigerian Roots
Most people have no idea that their favourite foreign artists could be of Nigerian roots.
The idea that Nigerians exist in every part of the world is not far-fetched, so we compiled a list of foreign artists you did not know possessed Nigerian roots.
The acts have been viewed as influential people in their respective fields as musicians, songwriters, producers, fashion designers and also actors.
Influential rapper and songwriter Dennis Junior Odunwo is an English citizen of Nigerian descent, popularly known as Tion Wayne. Tion’s parents are both Nigerians by birth but later moved to England.
Tion Wayne has connected with his African roots; he has made a trip down to Nigeria and currently has a hit song with the 30 BG boss, Davido, titled “Who’s True.”
Popular rapper, singer, actor and producer David Orobosa Omoregie, popularly known as Santan Dave or simply Dave, is a British artist of Nigerian descent. Both of his parents are Nigerians and from Edo state.
The MOBO Awards winner is rated and respected for his creativity and lyricism as an artist. His hit song “Location,” featuring the African giant, Burna Boy, is worth listening to.
British grime MC, Songwriter and Producer Joseph Junior Adenuga, popularly known as Skepta or Big Skepta, is an English national with Nigerian roots.
His collaboration with Wizkid on “Bad Energy” remains a classic worthy of mention.
Big Skepta has been to Nigeria and has also received a chieftaincy title (Amuludun of Odo Aje) in his hometown, Ogun state, on April 4, 2018.
Popular American rapper Olubowale Victor Akintimehin popularly known as just Wale is Nigerian.
The award-winning artist has never shied away from his roots, as his first visit to Nigeria was memorable.
His collaboration with Wizkid on his hit song “My Love” remains a classic to date.
Tyler The Creator
American rapper and producer Tyler Gregory Okonma, Tyler the Creator, is of mixed descent.
Born to a Nigerian father and an American mother, Tyler has remained an influential figure in American music and fashion.