The Native

The Native
CategoriesMusic magazine
Frequency4 per annum
PublisherThe Native
First issueDecember 2016 (2016-12)
Based inLagos, Nigeria

The Native is a Nigerian-based music magazine publishing in Lagos, Nigeria. Founded in 2016, The Native focuses primarily on music, style, and art.


The Native was established in 2016 by Seni Saraki, and Teni (Teezee) Zaccheaus. Since launching, the magazine has featured Nigerian artists including Wizkid, Burna Boy, Naira Marley and fashion designer Mowalola Ogunlesi. In 2018, The Native released the second issue of its print magazine. The issue was released at a launch party in London, organised by the magazine and Boilers Room, the event provided a platform for artist to perform such as Lady Donli, Pretty Boy D-O, Wizkid, and Tau Benah, among others. Later in the year, The Native collaborated with Nike on limited edition football jersey, Nike by Native. In December 2020, the magazine partner with Wizkid for a limited edition magazine Wizmag that celebrates his album Made in Lagos.


Nativeland is an annual music concert organised by The Native at Muri Okunola, Victoria Island, Lagos. The first Nativeland concert was held in December 2016, the same day the magazine was launched.

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