Nigeria’s enthusiasm with 1950s blue grass music star “Good man” Jim Reeves has various sources. Nigerian men who struggled near to American GI’s in the Korean war got the melodic tastes of the individual troopers. A phenomenal instance of this was an official – and vocalist – known as Joe Nez, a standard crooner who sung in Igbo and English, and had a decision of down home music covers in his assortment.
During my excursion to the nation, everybody I tended to referenced a man called Bongos Ikwue. He was a Nigerian skilled worker who was one of the first to take portions of blue grass music and weave continuously standard Nigerian music – especially the uptempo guitar-driven style known as highlife – in with the general wreckage. This helped blue grass music move into the Nigerian standard. Stephen Rwang Pam and Ogak Jay Oke, two of the pushed blue grass gifted laborers I tended to, stay in stunningness of Ikwue.
American evangelists from the south came to Nigeria and passed on the music with them. A broad piece of these clerics were arranged in within belt and the north of Nigeria. This is the clarification there is a solid nation scene in places like Zaria and Jos, which I visited during the arrangement of the program.
Director Commander Ebenezer Obey’s variety of Gentleman Jim’s The World Is Not My Home is an extraordinary example of blue grass music cross-pollinating with West African rhythms. As Obey reveals to me in the record, his translation of the tune, renamed Olowo Laye Mo, was an open entryway for him to take the tune, fuse his own uncommon customary drums, and from that point adjust the stanzas to a message that influenced him and his fanbase. Performers like Obey comparatively understood blue grass music since they were satisfactory operators – blue grass music was getting celebrated on the radio, so adding juju music rhythms to existing nation diamonds was a certain fire procedure for drawing in their gathering.
Bongos Ikwue is so far amazing in the Nigerian nation scene today
There was a solid cross breed – and still is – between gospel music and nation. I was told on different events that Jim Reeves was a great gospel skilled worker. There is a solid extraordinary perspective to his music, and the powerful quality in his stanzas has a trademark enthusiasm for an essentially demanding nation like Nigeria.
Radio has a significant impact in the down home music scene in Nigeria. In Port Harcourt, Monday night is a perfect chance to gather around the radio to check out the “Sweet Music Man” Tony Vite and his Country Classics Show on Radio Rivers 99.1FM. The people from the of Country Music Club of Port Harcourt, who thought about me when I went there, typically get together and have their own special listening social affairs.