The Nigerian music industry has been massively experiencing growth on all the spectrum, and the fandom cannot be overemphasized.
Stans are extraordinarily or hardworking and dedicated fans, it’s a general and universal phenomenon especially with digital advancement in the Nigerian music industry.
Also, unlike the early times with no social media platforms, you cant separate toxicity with stans as they won’t stop going hard or treating their favourites like gods, its normal, they are ready to attack with any possible means, such as pressurizing, threatening, bullying or frightening whoever came for their own.
Fans play an important role most especially in longevity and relevance, artists with huge fandom do little in the promotion and still get good results.
Below are the top 5 most powerful fan base in the Nigerian music industry
Over the years, Wizkid FC has been at the forefront of stan culture, apparently considered as the biggest and hardest fanbase to afrobeat superstar, spreading and promoting Wizkid contents, setting the trend of stan movement in Nigeria music industry.
Laycon’s dedicated fans known as Icons are barely a year old in the music industry and they are already huge, and impacting tremendously to the career of their favourite, showing their strength and collective effort to uplift and engage.
Afrobeat heavyweight Davido fans are known as 30BG, named from his track title ‘IF’ in the lyrics ’30 Billion for the account oo”, they are die-hard dedicated fans that defend and promote their favourite.
Outsiders are fans of international acclaimed and afrobeat poster boy Burna Boy, the name was named after his album ‘Outside’, they are diehard fans.
They are Olamide fans, very dedicated and defensive of their favourite, named after Olamide‘s record label.