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12 Foreign Musicians You Probably Didn’t Know Were Nigerians (With Pictures)

There is no doubt that Nigerians have gone places both academically and entertainment wise. Some of the black people in the diaspora making waves are Nigerians.

Foreign musicians have also in one way or another recognized Nigerian music artistes.

 

We  present you with 12 foreign musicians you probably had no idea were of Nigerian descent.

1. Nas

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, who is the son of popular Jazz musician, Olu Dara Blues, a musician of Yoruba descent, is an internationally known American Rapper, producer and more.

He began his musical career in 1991 and released his debut album Illmatic, in 1994.

Popular for tracks like “Hate Me Now” and “Ether”, Nas’ 2002 album God’s Son peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Time Magazine named it the best hip-hop album of the year. Nas visited Nigeria when he attended the 2008 edition of the Soundcity Music Video Awards (SMVA) to present the award for the “Best Hip-Hop Video”.

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