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4 Nigerian Music Legends Who Were Succeeded by Their Children in the Music Industry

Usmankamsiojo
By Usmankamsiojo | self meida writer
Published 7 months ago - 23160 views

It's not a new thing for a child to take after their parent's profession. We have seen such cases in the football world, in the movie industry, in wrestling, etc. What about the music industry? Well, here are music legends, whose children followed their footsteps.

1. Fela Kuti

(Femi & Seun Kuti)

Fela Anikulapo Kuti is arguably Nigeria's most celebrated music artist. He famously opposed the government through his music. His songs include Water No Get Enemy, Coffin for Head of State and Unknown Soldier.

His sons Femi and Seun Kuti are also well-known in the music industry. Femi, who has been nominated four times for the Grammy awards, is famous for songs like Scatter Head and Wonder Wonder. Seun, on the other hand, is famous for songs like Mosquito Song and African Airways.

2. Art Alade

(Darey)

Art Alade was a well-known jazz/highlife musician back in the days. His son Darey followed his footsteps and has also made a name for himself in the music industry. His songs include Not the Girl, Orekelewa and No Stars.

3. I.K Dairo

(Paul Play Dairo)

Born in 1930, his full name was Isaiah Kehinde Dairo and he was a well-known juju musician. His songs include Mo Sorire, Ise Aje and Rora Feso Jaiye. His son Paul Play Dairo has also made name in the music industry. He has released tracks like Renegade and Angel of My Life.

4. Ayinla Kollington & Salawa Abeni

General Ayinla Kollington was born in the year 1953. He is a well-known Fuji musician, famous for songs like Omo Mi Gbo Temi, E Ye Ika Se and A Du Pe A Tun Dele. His wife Salawa Abeni is also a celebrated singer, famous for songs like Beware Medley and I Just Called to Say Thank You Medley.

Their son Big Sheff is currently making waves in the music industry. He is famous for songs like Gentle Lady, Palava and Man Like Me.

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