Top 7 Nigerian Musicians Who Took After Their Parents in Music


It is the dream and desire of every parent that at least one of their kids follow in the same line of profession as them and even more delightful to end up doing better than them.

Several Nigerian musicians of the past groomed their children to follow in their line of music, but we’ve only seen just a few of them turn out to become bigger stars.

Here are a list of popular artists today who took after their parent.

1. Femi Kuti


Femi Kuti is an internationally recognized Afrobeat Star and the son of the Abami eda himself, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

He is one of the most succesful artiste in Nigeria With over Four Grammy nominations, his song used in GTA IV and also sampled by various international stars like Jayz, Jcole.

He has been keeping the Nigerian flag flying ever since the formation of his band ” Positive force in the 80s.


2. Seun Kuti


Oluseun Anikulapo Kuti, commonly known as Seun Kuti, is a Nigerian musician, and the youngest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun leads his father’s former band Egypt 80.

Seun and his brother Femi are the two commercially successful musical offspring of the late Nigerian afrobeat innovator Fela Kuti. Seun has one younger sister who used to sing in his band.

At the age of nine Seun expressed the wish to sing to his father. A short while later Seun started performing with his father and the band. Since then, Seun has followed the political and social ethos of his father.

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4. Darey Art Alade


Darey, 2004 mtn Project Fame Runner up and Talented Nigerian artist is the Son to Modupe Arthur Alade, popularly known as Art Alade was a famous Nigerian highlife/jazz artiste in the sixties and seventies.

Darey is known for his Lyrics and Exceptional Style of Music and has produced Hit songs Such as Not the Girl, Style na Style, Follow me Go and many other hits.


5. GFresh


Gabriel Afolayan is the son of Sir Adeyemi Josiah Afolayan, also known as Ade-Love who was an actor and musician famous for the Hit Single Taxi Driver and Iya ni Wura.

Gabriel who is also an Actor,is famous for the hit Singles kokoro Ife and Awelewa and is fast gaining relevance in the business too.

6. Big Sheff


Sheriff Ilori aka Big Sheff is the son to Kollington Ayinla as father and Salawa Abeni as mother , his parents are both Popular Fuji musicians.

The rapper who resembles Rick Ross is known for his hit Single “Collateral” and is getting ready to take over the rap game in Nigeria real soon.

7. HoneyB


Singer, Honey Zainab Marshal also known as Honey B, is the daughter of Fuji musician, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal.


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