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About the Benin Music
With the production of Angélique Kidjo, one of the biggest artists to emerge from the continent, Benin has played a significant part in the African music industry. A thriving and avant-garde music culture developed in the nation after independence, fusing local folk music with Ghanaian highlife, French cabaret, American rock, funk, and soul, and Congolese rumba. A wide range of ethnomusicological traditions are also present.
9.32 million people make up Benin, the majority of them reside in the south. A total of 42 different ethnic groups make up the population. These include the Fon in the south central region near Abomey, Mina, Xueda and Aja who migrated from what is now Togo, as well as coastal populations of Yoruba in the southeast who immigrated from what is now Nigeria in the 12th century.
The Dendi in the north-central region, who migrated from what is now Mali in the 16th century, the Bariba and Fula in the northeast, and the Betammaribe and Somba in the Atacora Range are some of the northern peoples.
BEST OF BENIN SONGS
Are you looking for old Benin songs ? Below are best collection of Benin songs you can download.
1. DJ SLY – BEST OF THE BEST EDO OLD SCHOOL VOL.1 MIX
2. WILSON EHIGIATOR AKOBEGHIAN – AGBONTA
3. OWENGHO – EZE-NOTUGHO
4. THE TALENTED STAR – KUMA-KUMA
5. AMIN MAN – EROVBIOGUE-HIA-OKOEN
6. RICHARD OKHOMINA – ORIAEVBO
7. OVBIAGEGIJESU – EZEIKA
8. Benji Igbadumhe – Enelo Khikhede