The DNA Airwaves Podcast

The DNA Project

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The many sounds of Nigeria w/ Lucky Benjamin
Feb 5 2024
The many sounds of Nigeria w/ Lucky Benjamin
Join us for a captivating episode featuring our guest Lucky Benjamin, a talented musician from Nigeria. Dive into the rhythm of his early musical journey, the vibrant tapestry of the Nigerian music scene, and much more. It's a melodic exploration that unveils the rich heritage and diverse influences shaping his musical prowess. Don't miss this insightful conversation!TakeawaysNigeria has a vibrant Afrobeat scene with frequent events happening in different states.Local music can be best enjoyed in clubs, where the atmosphere is lively and energetic.Lucky Benjamin has worked with both gospel and hip-hop artists, showcasing his versatility as a music producer.The church Lucky attends has a high production level, attracting some of the best musicians in the country.Nigerian gospel music often has an American sound, showcasing the influence of different musical styles.Listeners can explore Lucky Benjamin's work and connect with him through his social media channels.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Guest Introduction01:21 Discussion on Nigerian Music Culture02:21 Lucky Benjamin's Music Background and Inspirations03:19 Influence of African Sounds on Lucky Benjamin's Music04:15 Lucky Benjamin's Musical Journey and Teaching Experience07:06 Different Sounds in Nigeria09:29 Continuation of Music Career after High School10:13 Studying Geophysics and Continuing Music14:05 Changing Perception of Africa and Nigerian Music15:44 Prominent Nigerian Stars and Dominant Music Genre19:40 Afrobeat and its Origin21:06 Impact of Afrobeat on Global Music Scene24:15 Africa's Economic Boom and Perception Shift25:30 Local Music Scene and Upcoming Artists26:57 Afrobeat Events in Nigeria28:02 Enjoying Local Music in Clubs29:30 Working with Gospel and Hip-Hop Artists30:04 Versatility as a Music Producer32:05 The High Production Level of Lucky's Church33:54 The American Sound of Nigerian Gospel Music35:27 Lucky's Social Media Channels36:14 Closing Remarks