7 Phenomenal Women Who Dominated Nigerian Music Industry In The 80s (Photos)

There have been many influential women throughout the history of Nigeria’s music industry. Several remarkable women vocalists, for example, had a major impact on the industry in the 1980s. All seven of the women listed below are discussed in this article and are among the most important female musicians of the 1980s.

1. Nelly Uchendu.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Nelly Uzonna Uchendu coached an extraordinarily successful Enugu State squad. Uchendu rose to prominence as a contemporary pop musician who revitalized folk music. When Uchendu released the top 10 hit “Love Nwantinti,” he became an overnight sensation.

2. Martha Ulaeto.

Cross River was where Martha Ulaeto first set down roots. It wasn’t just in Calabar that her song was well known; it was played all over Nigeria. Her music, which incorporated elements of disco and funk, was met with passionate dancing. Released in 1982, “Love at First Sight” remains one of her best-known songs to this day.

3. Christy Essien-Igbokwe.

Popular in Nigeria, Christy Essien-Igbokwe is a singer and songwriter best known for her song “Seun Rere.” Notably, Essien-Igbokwe was the first woman to lead the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria. On June 30, 2011, he passed away at the age of 50.

4. Veno Marioghae.

The 1986 single “Nigeria Go Survive” by Veno Marioghae was a smash hit in her native Nigeria. The songs were created to inspire the people of Nigeria to persevere despite the country’s current economic crisis.

5. Uche Ibeto.

Uche Ibeto was at the height of his fame in the late 1980s. She became known as the “Jigida Queen” after the success of her single “Jigida.” Uche’s wide range of motion and inventive choreography in her music videos and live performances won over many male followers.

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During her time in the spotlight, singer Uche Ibeto received federal sponsorship twice to perform abroad as a representative of her country.

6. Onyeka Onwenu.

Onyeka Onwenu, better known as the Elegant Stallion, was born in the state of Imo. Onwenu’s breakthrough came with the release of her critically acclaimed album, “Endless Love.” Her many hit singles have won the hearts of countless fans. Many other songs than “One Love,” “Bia Nulu,” and “Iyogogo” belong here.

7. Funmi Adams.

In the minds of those who came of age in the ’80s, Funmi Adams and her music will always retain a particular place. Her vocals were mesmerizing, and she served as an example and motivation to many.

Her extensive discography includes the chart-toppers “All We Need Is Love,” “Nigeria, My Beloved Country,” “Eko Dara,” and many more…..See More

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