In this article, we introduce you to 10 Afrobeats siblings worth knowing.
When talking about talented siblings in the Afrobeats genre, P-Square, comprised of twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye, is frequently the first to be mentioned. P-Square is undeniably the most prominent duo in the history of contemporary African music, boasting a multitude of hit records and awards. However, the presence of gifted siblings in the Afrobeats genre is a more widespread phenomenon than one might initially think.
Join us on an intriguing exploration of 10 Afrobeats siblings you should know.
1. Teni & Niniola (Teniola & Niniola Apata)
Born into a polygamous household, these sisters share the same mother, making their bond even more special. Their father is the renowned Ex-Military Brigadier General Simeon Apata and their mother is Mrs. Fola Apata. Niniola, who is over six years older than Teni, achieved widespread acclaim in 2014 emerging from the Project Fame reality show with her hit single “Ibadi”, while Teni made her breakthrough in 2018 with “Case.”
2. 2Baba & Hi Idibia (Innocent & Hyacinth Idibia)
The renowned legend and trailblazing artiste, 2Baba, has an intriguing connection in the music industry – his lesser-known brother, Hi Idibia. What’s not widely recognized is that Hi Idibia has had a sporadic music career, with only around six songs not available on Spotify, and his most recent solo work dating back to 2017. Most notably, Hi Idibia made an appearance on “Oyi” off 2Baba’s epic comeback album, “Warriors”, released in 2020.
3. Don Jazzy & D’Prince (Michael Ajere & Charles Enabeli Ajere)
Don Jazzy and D’Prince, who are brothers by blood, have always shared a close bond. They both started their careers at Mo’Hits Records, and when the label disbanded, D’Prince signed with Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. Today, these siblings have become two of the most prominent figures in the Nigerian music industry. D’Prince has also gone on to establish Jonzing Records, which is home to talented artistes like Rema and Ruger.
4. D’Banj & KaySwitch (Oladapo & Kehinde Oyebanji)
Similar to the dynamic between Don Jazzy and D’Prince is the bond between D’Banj and KaySwitch. These brothers, who were both part of Mo’Hits Records, have shared a close-knit relationship from the very beginning. They embarked on their musical journeys at Mo’Hits, and when the label disbanded, KaySwitch went on to sign with D’Banj’s DB Records.
5. Davido & B-Red (David & Adebayo Adeleke)
B-Red and Davido, although not biological brothers share a strong bond as close cousins due to the fact that their fathers are blood brothers. Both B-Red and Davido rose to prominence almost simultaneously, as they were signed under HKN Records, a label co-owned by Davido.
6. M.I Abaga & Jesse Jagz (Jude & Jesse Abaga)
Ardent rap fans would be very familiar with these two brothers, two rap legends from one family. They are blood brothers, with MI being the elder of the two. M.I Abaga is known for his dedicated rap prowess, while Jesse Jagz exhibits versatility as an all-round musician and record producer. They were initially both signed to Chocolate City before leaving at different times.
7. Olamide & DJ Enimoney (Olamide & Eniola Adedeji)
This familial connection is relatively lesser known. In addition to their roles as the label head and official DJ for the YBNL record label, Olamide, and DJ Enimoney are, in reality, siblings by blood. DJ Enimoney even achieved significant mainstream recognition with his 2016 track alongside his brother Olamide, titled “Oya Dab”.
8. DJ Cuppy & Tolani (Florence & Tolani Otedola)
DJ Cuppy, a well-known musician and DJ, has a half-sister who is an R&B artiste. Tolani Otedola is the eldest daughter of billionaire oil magnate Femi Otedola and her mother, Olayinka Odukoya. She also has a half-sister, Temi Otedola, who is engaged to Mr. Eazi.
9. P-Square (Peter & Paul Okoye)
When discussing sibling pairs in Afrobeats, it’s almost inevitable to bring up P-Square, consisting of the twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye. The veterans unquestionably stand out as the most prominent duo in the annals of contemporary African music, with a vast array of hit records and a collection of awards to their name.
10. Burna Boy & Nissi (Damini & Nissi Ogulu)
Burna Boy is undoubtedly one of the most prominent figures in the African music scene, but within his family, there’s another notable musical talent. Nissi, Burna Boy’s gifted younger sister, is also under the management of their mother, Bose Ogulu.