Self aclaimed Nigerian Oyibo, Niki Tall, famous for remixing Nigerian songs and speaking pidgin visits Lagos for the first time out this weekend.
Niki Tall is half Greek and half German and is in no way related to a Nigerian.
He flew in on Wednesday and will be here for 6 days.
Meet Niki Tall:
The way he does the covers of popular Nigerian songs is funny and hilarious but he’s so good at what he does.
He’s getting both national and international recognition for what he does.
His passion for Nigerian music was there even before he became a Dj.
I started deejaying in 2010 but far back in 2008 met a Nigerian DJ in a club who sometimes played Afrobeat songs in between the normal Hip Hop or Dancehall music.
he instantly took a liking to the Afrobeat sound and found out that they were mostly Nigerian.
After his first outing singing Nigerian songs, Nigerians nicknamed him ‘Oyinbo Boy’.
His Favourite Nigerian musician is 9ice, the musician hit number ‘gongo aso’ was his first cover song.
The DJ, music producer and singer has over the last half decade has gained popularity with Nigerian entertainers after a 2008 cover of 9ice’s mega-hit ‘Gongo Aso’
His favourite type of Nigerian music is Highlife, which includes most of the native languages and rhythms, He said “Nigerian music sounds beautiful and African.”
He’s in Nigeria to collaborate with many Nigerian artiste, he said, “You’ll see me doing official collaborations. That is all I can say for now.”
More photos below….