Cill is bringing a new sound to West Africa

12 September 2017
Music is a creative form of expression, and it’s no surprise that artists from across the continent remind us of this on a daily basis. The latest artist to really light up the music scene in West Africa with an alternative sound, is Nigerian songstress, Cill. Her debut track, "Baby Girl" was produced by Johnny Drille, the talented Mavin Records producer, and saw her gain popularity for singing in both Yoruba and English. She brings influences from rock music and folk as well as highlife and afrobeats, and blends them all into a sound that reminds many people of Indie Pop stars such as Asa and Nneka. In an interview with Pulse Ghana, she revealed that people are starting to pay more attention to alternative sounds in Nigeria: "There is Industry Night this evening and the lineup are majorly Alternative artistes. Ric Hassani, Amaka, Tjan. I see a shift, a gradual shift. People are beginning to say 'you know what?', it is not every time we want to dance, we want to also appreciate the sound. "I see that shift. It has been coming slowly and it is now becoming more and more obvious. I think in the future, Alternative musicians are going to be standing side by side if not higher than mainstream artistes." If you haven’t heard of Cill before, you certainly have now:
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