Nighteen98, born and raised in the vibrant heart of Lagos, Nigeria, is a musical force to be reckoned with.
His soul-stirring melodies and infectious rhythms seamlessly blend the emotional depth of Afro soul with the pulsating energy of Afro pop.
Onyekumnaru Ejike Wilfred is a Nigerian singer-songwriter who blends afro emotional and afro pop music with his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics.
Growing up in a neighborhood where music echoed through bustling streets.
Nighteen98 started singing at a young age of 16 with his brothers, where he discovered his passion for music and storytelling. He was inspired by artists like 2face idibia, Wizkid, P-Square, who influenced his sound and style.
Nighteen98 released his debut EP, “God Abeg”, in 2024, which received positive reviews from critics and fans alike. The EP showcased his versatility and range, as he explored themes of love, identity and empowerment.
In the dimly lit clubs of Lagos, Nighteen98 honed his craft, pouring raw emotions into every lyric. His voice, a vessel for both joy and pain, resonated with audiences seeking solace and celebration.
With each performance, he carved a niche for himself — a space where heartache met dance floors.
Afro Emotional Expression
Nighteen98’s music transcends mere entertainment. It’s an emotional odyssey — an invitation to explore vulnerability, love and resilience.
His soulful ballads evoke tears, while their up-tempo tracks ignite euphoria. Whether singing about lost love or the triumph of the human spirit, he weaves intricate narratives that touch the soul.
Afro Pop Fusion
Nighteen98 isn’t confined to melancholy. His Afro pop side bursts forth like a burst of sunshine. Infectious hooks, pulsating beats and lyrics that celebrate life — these are the hallmarks of his Afro pop anthems. From Lagos to London, his tunes dominate playlists bringing listeners to move their body and embrace the rhythm of existence.
As the sun sets over Lagos, Nighteen98 continues to evolve. His music, a fusion of heartache and hope, bridges continents and cultures. He stands as a testament to the power of Afro Emotional and Afro Pop—a genre that pulses with life, love, and unyielding spirit.