The music industry in Nigeria seems like the most eclectic among the other arms; with the various styles of music to the artistes and the audience, we seem never to be able to get enough. Recently Nigerian music is on to the world, talk about Wizkid winning against big names in the music world in the recently held MOBO Awards.
We have had our legends in the industry and new faces keep popping up treating us to cool vibes. For some of them, they seem not to be getting the rules of the game and for some others, they have just been phenomenal with a promising career that looks like it would shoot far into the future.
TYN brings to you five of the young music acts in Nigeria that are on top of their games.
She came out with the covers-the first time I heard her was on the cover of Rihanna’s Man Down-but now our girl has done so well for herself. With Soldier, Love Don’t Care, Smile For Me, Joromi, and most recently Owambe, she keeps detonating.
The first time I heard Woju, the voice got me. It was not the everyday voice I was used to, plus something was just different about the song. Kiss Daniel has proven with Laye, Mama, Good Time and the recent bomb, Yeba that talent pass talent.
Hmm, this guy ehn, let me not say too much. Reekado has proven his eclecticism amongst his contemporaries signed to the Mavins Records. With Katapot, Ladies and Gentlemen, Oluwa Ni, Sugar Baby, Standard, Problem and the most recent Easy-Jeje has reinstated how promising this dude is and we are sure banking on him to do more.
Small Doctor created a niche for himself with his fuji infused music. Coming out with ‘Gbagaun’, ‘Anobi’, ‘Mosquito’, he was able to garner his street crowd who are so obsessed with his melody. But then Small Doctor came out with Penalty late 2016 and that broke the fan boundary. When we all hear, “If you no get money hide your face” our adrenaline goes over the bar.
She shot to limelight after emerging 3rd runner-up at the 2013 MTN Project Fame West Africa, and creating her own style of music emphasizes that Nini is just about the voice; when the music pops up, you know this is Nini. With Ibadi, Maradona, Soke, Shaba, Niniola does have so much more in her.