Below we’re going to show you the Best Nigerian Alte Singers You should check out and listen to.
Alternative music often times referred to as alte music is classified as anything that is eclectic, original, or challenging than most popular music.
The term intends to give a platform for artistes to break from the norm.
It gives space for an artiste’s tendency to be innovative and reinvent genres.
It has led to a group of Nigerian artistes to define themselves as part of a movement called Alté.
What is Alte music ?
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A lot of listeners don’t seem to understand them in terms of their eccentricity and vibe,
what they offer is not regular so it makes them easy preys for criticism.
Alternative music is not for everyone, so it is fine if you can’t relate to it.
Alte music has been around for a while, the use of the term ‘Alte’ can be traced back to 2010.
DRB Lasgidi members consisting of Teezee, BOJ and FRESH L often times take the credit for the term.
This was around the same time Black Magic started gaining prominence for his alternative music.
Alté Music was born out of a rebellion against mainstream music.
Sadly, alté artistes aren’t catering to a mass audience over the previous years,
However, now they seem to be getting more recognition in the music industry Recently.
In this article, we would be listing 5 best Nigerian alter singers you should know.
DRB LasGidi Alte Pioneers
The DRB LasGidi was previously known as “Rap Royals”, it is a Nigerian musical group formed in 2007 by BOJ, Teezee, and Fresh L.
After DRB LasGidi released their DJ Caise produced single titled ‘Toyin”,
It became an instant hit especially among the new wave of young listeners at the time of its release.
BOJ – Bolaji Ojudokan Biography
BOJ is the stage name for Nigerian singer Bolaji Ojudokan,
Bolaji Ojudokan is one of the founders of the group Alte sound DRB Lasgidi.
The singer released a mixtape #BOTM (Boj on the Microphone) in 2013 which showcased his raw talent.
BOJ has worked with several musicians including Davido, Reminisce, Show Dem Camp and Olamide, and Tiwa Savage.
The singer is popularly known for his smash collaboration “‘Awolowo” single
The song features a trio of Ghanaian acts: Kwesi Arthur, Darkovibes, and Joey B.
The song also received a Nigerian version that had Falz, Ycee, and Fresh L on it.
Best Nigerian Alte Singers
Fresh L | DRB LasGidi
Fresh L, whose real names are Ladi Ladenegan is the longstanding member of DRB.
The rapper is known for his stunning debut EP, SUNS, and has worked with notables like Davido, Dremo, and others.