Igbo traditional highlife music is an integral part of the Igbo culture for decades. The Hi–life tune inspires and gives its lovers a sense of direction and connection with their roots.
Highlife music holds a revered place in Igbo music culture, offering a window to the lifestyle, beliefs and uniqueness of the Igbo people while all along producing greats who have expanded the frontiers of the music genre to the ends of the world.
Popular Highlife Musicians in Nigeria
Some of the greatest Highlife musicians include;
Oliver De Coque
Dr Sir Warrior
Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe
Prince Nico Mbarga
Dr. Orlando Owoh
Jim Rex Lawson
Celestine Ukwu and his Philosophers National
Dr. Sir Warrior and The Oriental Brothers International Warrior & Oriental Brothers among others.
These are the pioneers of highlife music in Nigeria, you can do a research on the intenet to know about there musical career and list of their hit songs.
List of BEST IGBO TRADITIONAL MUSIC
1. BEST IGBO TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM DJ URCHI – Get HERE
2. DJ Kaywise Presents: “Igbo Kwenu” Throwback Mix
The highly respected DJ Kaywise presents a new mix of Eastern sounds tagged “Igbo Kwenu” Throwback Mix.
Expect to hear songs from all the usual suspects, Mr Raw, Flavour, Stormrex, J. Martins, iLLBLiSS, Kelly Hansome, Selebobo, Duncan Mighty, Waconzy,
Ikechukwu, Morachi, Phyno, Don Jazzy, Kcee, as well as massive highlife hits from the likes of Omawumi, D’banj, 2face, D’Prince, and many more! – Get HERE 4. DJ FineBoy Presents Igbo 102: The Mixtape – Get Here 5. MIXTAPE Dj Dot – Highlife Afrobeat Mix – Get Here