The Hausa Gospel Musicare one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Sudan, Cameroon and in many West and Central African countries. The Hausa Gospel Music has played an important part in the development of Nigerian music, contributing such elements as the Goje, a one-stringed fiddle.
Hausa Gospel Music rural folk music and urban court music. They introduced the African pop culture genre that is still popular today.
Ceremonial music (rokon fada) is performed as a status symbol, and musicians are generally chosen for political reasons as opposed to musical ones. Ceremonial music can be heard at the weekly sara, a statement of authority by the emir which takes place every Thursday evening.