"Pop Goes the Gospel"- The Growth of Gospel Music in Nigeria
International Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research (ijmrl)
The subject of gospel music has generated intellectual discourse researchers in the field of ethnomusicology. This is due to the sporadic development of the genre and the unique position it occupies in the field of popular music in Nigeria. Furthermore, the music has witnessed several innovations from music artistes leading to its transformations over the years. A musical genre that was initially the exclusive reserve of the church has now become an entertainment form that has received wide acceptance both within and outside the shores or Nigeria. The paper therefore discusses the factors responsible for the growth and development of this genre. It will also examine the role of globalization in the development of gospel music in Nigeria and x-ray the numerous foreign and local styles used in bringing about the development of the music in the popular" music scene.
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Gospel Music , Globalization , Popular Music , Styles
Oikelome, A.O (2010), "Pop Goes the Gospel"- The Growth of Gospel Music in Nigeria. International Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research (ijmrl), vol.III no 1& 2, pp. 66-70