Highlife is one crazy genre that was born some time at the turn of the 20th century, on like most genres hiphop was one of the very few genres that was created in Ghana and like nigeria a country who test all soils saw how interesting it is(thou me i nod to it, but its not on my headset), so its no longer a news that highlife is the oldest genre of music that still receives massive air play in nigeria. So in a nut shell Highlife was introduced into this country sometime in 1930, imagine its afrobeats grand father.
Highlife is characterised by jazzy horns and multiple guitars which lead the band. Recently it has acquired an uptempo, synth-driven sound. Igbo highlife and Joromi are would i call it ehmm, Highlife’s child.
Nigerian artistes who do only Highlife
- Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe
- Oliver De Coque
- Victor olaiya
- Dr Sir Warrior(wow what a name)
- Prince Nico Mbarga
- Cardinal Rex
- Tunji Oyelana
Nigerian artiste who sing Highlife sometimes
- Don jazzy
and a host of others