Student musician making waves in Nigeria

Story/Video posted February 27, 2019 in Arts & Entertainment by Tateyana Frazier.


Oluwafeyijinmi Abdulsalami, known musically as Jinmi of Lagos is a Yoruba music artist from Lagos, Nigeria. Drawing inspiration from his historical and populated city, Jinmi of Lagos expresses himself through music he records in his own home studio. Mixing the current sounds of his city with traditonal music he is heading a new genre he calls neo-highlife.

The Yoruba are an African ethnic group of 44 million people. The majority of the Yoruba are located in southwest Nigeria where they account for 21% of the population, making them one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa.

He posts his music to Soundcloud.


Jinmi Abduls at his home in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo courtesy of Jinmi Abduls