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The Joy Of West African Folk Music

Nigeria is similar to the United States in that it is a melting pot of cultures. In the same way, Nigerian (West African Folk) music can be compared to “melting pot” music of the United States such as blues, jazz, and rock and roll. Innovative Entertainment works with several artists in this beautiful genre of music – a client favorite is The Nigerian Brothers.


“E ku abo”, is how you say “welcome” in Nigerian. Trust us, after listening to just a few moments of The Nigerian Brothers you will want to welcome them to your next event. Whether you are planning a corporate workshop, fundraiser or conference opening/closing event, The Nigerian Brothers would make a wonderfully interactive addition. Their easy-going style of music adds a worldly and unique musical element to any activity.


The Nigerian Brothers cite “palm wine” music as one of their influences. Like US creole music, palm wine music got started in the ports where sailors from all over the world came into contact with each other and shared cultures. Take this unique sound and mix it with West African folk music, add the sweet nostalgia of childhood village life and you have The Nigerian Brothers. Their performance includes harmonies and surprising percussion instruments.

The band leader, Babá Ken Okulolo shares, “In Nigeria, music is created to help people rise above the pain and suffering of daily life, to transcend all evils with the joy of music.” Doesn’t this sound like a charming and perfect way for your event attendees to relax after a busy day and enjoy time together?!

When planning your next conference or corporate event keep West African Folk music and the Nigerian Brothers in mind. Not only does Innovative Entertainment provide excellent keynote speakers, but we also deliver event entertainment experiences that will have your attendees leaving on a higher note! Click here to connect with us to find out how we can help you put together an unforgettable event.