After 7 years, Peter Okoye finally proposes to Lola Omotayo

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You read the title right: after 7 years, Peter Okoye of P-Square finally proposed to Lola Omotayo; mother of his two children (a boy and a girl). Join Nigeria Music Network in congratulating the lovely couple whom we anticipate will be working down the altar very soon.

Peter Okoye and Lola Omotayo are now officially engaged!

Yesterday, the 6th of August, was a BIG day in the household of the Okoyes as Peter, a very talented dancer and singer, took the bold step to propose to his lover of over 7 years that blessed him with two lovely kids.

Lola Omotayo: Please Say YES!! :)

Peter Okoye took to social media yesterday when he posted a photo via his Instagram with the caption: "It's about time.....!". Along with the engagement ring that came with a bouquet of flower with "Please say yes" written on it, Peter also bought Lola Natasha Omotayo a brand new white Range Rover SUV as a gift.

Lola Omotayo's engagement gift from hubby

The woman holding Peter Okoye down all these years and mother to his two children, is now officially Mrs Lola Natasha OKOYE, according to Peter himself when he proclaimed via his Instagram profile yesterday (August 6). The Nigeria Music Network team collectively wish the newly engaged all the best and may their union inspire other couples looking to achieve the same.

Lola Omotayo shows off her engagement ring

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Behind the scene photos from JJC's African Skank video shoot

by Mercy Duru / 1,431 Views

Behind the scene photos from JJC African Skank video shoot. Nigeria's JJC of the smash hit 'We Are Africans' anthem song and the unification of Africans beyond borders, have released photos from the behind the scene shoot of the African Skank official music video in Lagos Island, Nigeria, September 30th 2012. 

I am the one they call JJC

A word from JJC:
Some exclusive pictures from the ''African Skank'' behind the scene video shoot soon to be released . Hanging On Set with Kate Henshaw, Ali Baba, Goldie, Denrele, Kaffy, Gbenro Ajibade, Weird MC & DJ Sose at the Video Shoot of JJC Skillz’s “African Shank” Track.

JJC and his African Skankers during the successful video shoot.

Let's just say this very first photos from JJC's African Skank video shoot is a teaser, as JJC has promised to release more exclusive pictures from the 'African Skank' video shoot.

JJC African Skank video shoot
Making sure we have those perfect shots , GINI co director 2 bad . — at Lagos Island. -JJC

Weird MC @ JJC African Skank video shoot
"MAMA thank you for coming ohh Weird MC getting caught up in hold up cos of this JJC SELF"

African Skankers doing the Alanta dance
African Skankers do the Nigeria's Alanta dance. #Leggooo -Nigeria Music Network

African Skank video shoot @ Lagos Island - JJC African Skank

Feel free to share the photos from the African Skank behind the scene video shoot with friends on your various social networks. Maybe your friends would like to learn the African Skank dance too. Africaaaans!!! Awooooo!!!

See more photo on JJC's Facebook page: African Skank (JJC)- Behind the scene

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Nigerian Music History and Genres

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Nigerian music consist of various genres and style, some of which are known worldwide. Styles of Nigerian music (Naija music as called by many) are related to the multitudes of ethnic groups in the country, each with their own techniques, instruments, and songs.

Little is known about the country's music history prior to European contact, although bronze carvings dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries have been found depicting musicians and their instruments.

Nigeria has been called "the heart of African music" because of its role in the development of West African highlife and palm-wine music, which fuses native rhythms with techniques imported from the Congo for the development of several popular styles that were unique to Nigeria, like apala, fuji, jùjú, highlife, and Yo-pop.

Subsequently, Nigerian musicians created their own styles of United States hip hop music and Jamaican reggae. Nigeria's musical output has achieved international acclaim not only in the fields of folk and popular music, but also Western art music written by composers such as Fela Sowande.

Polyrhythms, in which two or more separate beats are played simultaneously, are a part of much of traditional African music; Nigeria is no exception. The African hemiola style, based on the asymmetric rhythm pattern is an important rhythmic technique throughout the continent. Nigerian music also uses ostinato rhythms, in which a rhythmic pattern is repeated despite changes in metre.

Nigeria has some of the most advanced recording studio technology in Africa, and provides robust commercial opportunities for music performers. Ronnie Graham, an historian who specialises in West Africa, has attributed the success of the Nigerian music industry to the country's culture—its "thirst for aesthetic and material success and a voracious appetite for life, love and music, [and] a huge domestic market, big enough to sustain artists who sing in regional languages and experiment with indigenous styles". However, political corruption and rampant music piracy in Nigeria has hampered the industry's growth.

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Nigerian Hip-Hop

Nigerian Gospel



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