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BN Bytes: The Rise of the Nigerian Music Industry! Watch Storm 360 CEO’s, Obi Asika, Interview with Smart Monkey TV



The Nigerian Music Industry had some sort of renaissance in the Mid-2000’s when Nigerians at home and abroad, in the diaspora, started really listening to our home-grown talent and supporting our Nigerian acts more fervently.

Obi Asika, CEO of Storm 360, had an interview with Russell Southwood of  SmartMonkey TV conducted in August 2012, here in Lagos, where he gives further insight into the growth of our Nigerian music industry – speaks on the past, present and future of the Nigerian Music Industry – when Nigerians switched to listening to their own music and why this happened; the impact of the music – bringing people together and boosting their confidence; how music cuts across all divides; how Nigerian artists took possession of hip-hop; and the economic scale of the music industry

Did you know?

  • They insisted that 75% of the music playlisted during the Big Brother Nigeria Show  was Nigerian, from the show itself to the eviction shows and parties..
  • Collaborating with Mnet, they were able to get about a hundred Nigerian Videos onto the Channel O platform.
  • Although he lobbied very hard, when MTV Base launched in about 2005, they were not very many Nigerian videos of good enough quality to be on the platform.
For more on “The Rise of the Nigerian Music Industry”, Watch the Full Interview here!

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  1. Someone

    August 28, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Cool Interview

  2. ArabianPrincess

    August 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Whats d update on Obi Asika and Olisa Adibua?

  3. david

    August 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm


  4. ND

    August 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Obi is by far one of the most intelligent heads in the Nigerian music industry. Every conversation I have had with him is always refreshing.

  5. Zebulun G.Geiwoe

    October 1, 2012 at 11:13 am

    please provide me more information on the Nigerian music and copyright laws of Nigeria and the role of the Government to the music industry.

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