This Is Nigeria
Meet the most Influential figures of modern Nigeria
Nigeria is in the middle of a cultural explosion. Saturated in music, art, and entrepreneurial spirit, the influence of modern Nigeria is spreading from Lagos to London, and all over the world.
Having reached #1 on the charts of 15 countries, Wizkid’s “Starboy” status is undeniable. He’s recorded music since he was 11 years old and received recognition in his home state of Lagos and across the world. For Wizkid, every stage is an opportunity to express himself and the same Nigerian pride that inspires the national side.
A self-taught documentary photographer from Aba, Nigeria, Yagazie Emezi’s work has been featured in publications and exhibitions all over the world, including a photo series promoting body positivity in African communities.
A filmmaker, director, and manager of UK grime star Skepta, Grace Ladoja is on a mission to bring Nigeria to the cultural forefront. Having organized the Homecoming festival in Lagos, celebrating Nigeria though music and art, she was even recognized by the Queen for her contributions to the music industry.
Based in London, Julie Adenuga rose from a community radio DJ to building a worldwide audience, all while advancing the careers of her brothers, renowned Grime artists Skepta and JME. She truly embodies the ambitious spirit of the new Nigeria.
One of the fastest-rising artists in the London music scene, Not3s is pushing the sound of Afro-Bashment forward. The “3” in his stage name represents the three things he wants most: money notes, music notes, and for people to take notice. That ambition reflected in his musical pseudonym is the same that caused him to gamble on a career in music.