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15 Nigeria Upcoming Artists You Should Watch Out For.

You and I know that our dear country Nigeria breeds new acts almost every day.

According to research by experts, it is believed that it takes about three hundred and sixty five (365) days before new song style and idea develops and not less than three (3) years before it get accepted publicly (In other cases it might never).

So if this research is true, how many artists are out there? How many fans DEMAND for good music? And how many artists can SUPPLY the kind of music these fans DEMAND?

In respect of those frequently asked questions, I had to go for a quick search and review for artists who I believed might be the solution to the Nigeria Music Industry if we keep a close watch on them with full support.

Even thou we all know that there are other great talents out there but there is this wise quote that says “A Bird In Hand Is Worth More Than Two In The Bush”. So let’s appreciate the ones we have now as I promise to bring more new acts with potentials as soon as I come across them.


Victor of The Hennessy VS class (2014), as well as first runner up Amstel Malta Showtime (2012), and quarter finalist Star The Winner (2014), super skilled melodious virtuoso VEMOR is one artist I highly recommend in as much as I know, his type of music is quite rare in the industry today.

DOWNLOAD “Perfect Imperfections” By Vemor


Mabel Oine Alubo (born 9 August 1993, in Jos, Nigeria), popularly known as Bella Alubo, is a Nigerian Rapper, Singer-songwriter, performer and actress.

She is featured on a track on Kunem’s mixtape which also featured Ice Prince.

After graduating with a BSc in Microbiology in 2015, Bella released her Ep just to say a few about her.

DOWNLOAD “Alhaji Money” By Bella


Promphizy, an outstanding Nigerian Artiste, whose real name is Pomack Joel Dennis.

The musical maestro is currently under an entertainment movement called the “911Army” which has become one of the hottest conversation topics in Jtown Music Industry.

Promphizy has rocked stage with the likes of super star Ice Prince, Timaya, Sarkodie, Grip Boys, Jesse Jagz and Victoria Kimani.

He also won JIN Awards “Artiste of the year” 2015.

The Nigerian Singer/Songwriter described he’s style of music as “Mixbreed Of Sounds”, a fusion of afro and trap soul.

DOWNLOAD “The One” By Promphizy


Super talented act “PLAY” is an outstanding artist, and the younger brother to one of Nigeria and Africa most celebrated comedian “BASKET MOUTH”.

He is currently signed to Barons World Records (owned by Basket Mouth), he released his first official single under the label in august 2015 which followed by a well presented video some days later.

DOWNLOAD “Never Lie” By Play


Zara Sambo (aka Gyal Wonder) is a Nigerian born musician. Her style is a fusion of pop & hip-hop, and she cites Bob Marley, Rihanna, Sean Paul, Foxy Brown, 50 cent, Rick Ross, and Sizzla Kalonji as her music models.

The young singer/song-writer recorded her debut single at the age of 16, which was well-received to very positive reviews.

She is also the Top Naija Music Award winner 2015 (Artist with Potentials category) and also won the JIN Awards.

DOWNLOAD “Murda” By Zara


Timeless Muzik World artist “SLICK JOE” is one of Nigeria’s most valued up and coming artist, he has contributed in putting on sound to the Nigeria music industry.

He has also put in good music like “Oke”, “Mercy” & “Commander” featuring General Pype.

DOWNLOAD “Oke” By Slick Joe


Nanmah Bewul popularly known as “NANODROPZ”, Born on june 14th, is a Nigerian rap artist housed by T.I.O.B (This Is Our Biznes).

His ability to rap and put together punchlines with metaphors in a song with any hip hop beat is overwhelming.

I don’t know about his freestyle ability but all I know is that he will definitely make you smile for a while on every line he spits.

DOWNLOAD “Fear Of Spartans” By Nanodropz


Calabar’s lyrical titan as he is fondly called is a Nigerian rapper who has distinguish himself among most rappers.

His type of rap music is rare and unique, he is currently managed by Junk House Inc.

I know only but a few about him but you can also take time to find out more about him for yourself.
DOWNLOAD “No Problem” By Ice Boxx


Energetic singer, performer, and award winning Kent Republic’s Victory Kingsley popularly known as “Vicky Brown”

She is no doubt one of the best merging vocalist to hit the industry any time soon, she also has the ability to switch between genres.

She has performed on same stage with the likes of top super stars like Victoria Kimani, Ice Prince, Timaya and Sarkodie to mention but a few.

DOWNLOAD “Ragga” By Vicky Brown

10. EYE-D

Sarah Odugbemi (Nigerian Idol Season 4 First Runner Up) popularly Known as “EYE-D”.

She has been active in the Nigeria music scene for sometime now, with ability to switch between genres and strong vocal capability.

She is currently managed by TTM (Team The Motive)

DOWNLOAD “Pray For Nigeria” By Eye D


Favour Danladi Dakat, populary known as “NAMZENA” (Born June 3) is one of Nigeria’s singer and song writer to hit limelight anytime soon.

The Kent Republic songstress creates her sounds in a unique way such as top female acts like Yemi Alade, Chidinma and Seyi Shay.

Also nominated for the JIN Awards 2015.
DOWNLOAD “On Point” By Namzena


Oluwatosin Adeleke, aka “NYSOT”, is taking the music industry by storm with his inspiring rhythm. Born June 1995, in Plateau State, Nysot has pursued rigorously a career in the highly competitive Nigerian music industry.

He is currently an artist under “The Wisest Family”.

DOWNLOAD “Cashy Flashy” By Nysot


Born in Kano, Xclaim, in his 20s, is originally from Cross River State.

He spent his teenage years in Onitsha and currently lives in Lagos, thus making him a fluent speaker of the major Nigerian languages. From voice-over to penning songs for fellow artistes, budding R&B singer, Thomas Motashu Ntul, popularly known as Xclaim, is no stranger to music.

Thus it may not be strange for him to take the next big step, which is stepping out of the background and plunging fully into the spotlight.

DOWNLOAD “Mango Tree” By Xclaim


Top Dutch Capitol (TDC) Very own act “K-DREAM” is one artist that can not be left out when it comes to the supply of good music.

His type of music uses a catchy and quotable lyrics.

I don’t know much about this artist but all I know is that he delivers at every given time.
DOWNLOAD “Oil (Show Dem)” By K-Dreams

15. MUK-J

Nigerian Afro-fusion artist Muk-J aka Mr. Pamelians as he is called by friends and fans is another artist to watch out for.

The Cavort Records Mayor has an engaging style, showing off his Afro- Pop sensibilities, and thrilling with lyrical skill.

Get to know him better and also connect with him on social channels to get new works from him.
DOWNLOAD “Pamela” By Muk-J

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Seglaw – Oreke (Dir. By Cardoso)

Multiple Award winning Nigerian recording artiste, visual artist, songwriter unleashes the visuals of his debut single “OREKE” as Directed by CARDOSO.

Lawal Oluwasegun popularly known as Seglaw was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria. The single “OREKE” which was just released two months ago has ever since then been a household melody within and outside the shores of Africa.

The Mass communication graduate of Babcock further disclosed yesterday in a private chat on social media that he is currently working on a new hit with DMW boss Davido alongside Skales.

Connect with him @seglaw_artstudio @seglaw_Art Please share and RBC

DOWNLOAD VIDEO: Seglaw – Oreke (Dir. By Cardoso)


Kay Khalie – We Ain’t Coming Back

Okay KHALIE raps well, Buh we are confused she sings better. Just when we taught Kay_Khalie was MIA, she comes up with this new song thats blown waves in hours, she titles it “We Ain’t Coming Back” .

This amazing SINGER & a RAPPER thrills d listener to her rage to someone she happened to Be in a relationship with.

The rapper continues to distinguish her self amongst many.

Rumours say if Khalie would stick to consistency at most, THE SKY IS HER STARTING POINT.

DOWNLOAD Kay Khalie – We Ain’t Coming Back


Sweetvine Ft. Psalm Wandy – Bless Me Lord

Its a new year and Sweet Music Studios presents to Nigerians the first single for the year 2017.

The song which is titled “Bless Me Lord” is a prayer filled tune performed by Sweetvine and Psalm Wandy.

Production credits goes to Sweetvine for Sweet Music Studios.

Download below and enjoy.

DOWNLOAD AUDIO: Sweetvine Ft. Psalm Wandy – Bless Me Lord


Davido Signs Popular Nigerian Singer To His Label (See Who)

David Adeleke popularly known as Davido just announced a few hours ago on Snapchat, the signing of who we believe to now be the former Hypertek Digital signee, Dammy Krane to Davido Music Worldwide – DMW.

Dammy Krane now joins the very talented bunch consisting of Dremo, Mayorkun & Danagog and we can’t but expect that this is the career revival that Dammy Krane is in serious need of.

The duo have worked together on quite a few collaborations in the past from Dammy Krane’s ‘Incase Of Incasity’ off the Enterkraner album to Izzue and most recently ‘Ladies’ to which the video will be released soon and we can’t but expect them to work more magic .

As we await more details of what this signing entails, we congratulate Davido, Dammy Krane & DMW and wish them a successful run. Here are a few of the pictures that were posted on Davido’s Snapchat in the very early hours of today.

See some Snapchat post from Davido below:


8 Male Artists Who Have Lost Their Mojo

There is nothing more disturbing than that essential masterpiece of an artiste who churned out hits after hits suddenly deciding its okay to go on self-retirement without prior notice, so to speak.

For this post, we will be talking about the top ten singers, who once ruled their chart but in recent years have succeeded in losing their way. Yes, due to their passion for the craft, they have tried to put out some NEW stuff which never did latch on instead, gave us an underwhelming and disturbing feeling of being savagely raped/robbed, with a few making matters worse with awkward resuscitating collaborations. Maybe its time to yell out in Simi’s voice, STOP, but again, should we? I for one would love to hear new stuff from a few of them.

Nuff said, here are the top ten……


This legend has one of hip hop’s memorable voices. Right from his times as one third of the boy group, Plantashan Boys, back in the 2000’s, Tuface, stood out. His fame and prominence blew to a greater height upon going solo, dropping highly successful albums which held within it massive hits such as ‘African Queen’ an evergreen track that stamped an imaginary approval on his forehead as ‘The Voice Of Africa’ Tuface reigned supreme and rode on the back of success; headlining shows, dropping hits, doing international collaborations e.t.c until he drove off the road of success. With each release this one time sensational artiste seems to be going on a downward spiral on charts and seems to bee finding it difficult to release another iconic love song or even any love song that will move us the way his old ones did back then. It now seems even the shows and endorsement and achievements Tubaba, has snagged over the years seems like he got them through pity or past glory.


He alone could magically sing the same melody, change up the lyrics and titles, stamp a new name on it and have millions swoon over it like it was a different song entirely, yes, he is the akpako master, and for years, we reveled in his madness alongside, enjoying every bit of freedom he placed on our laps without as much as feeling like we might need to have a me talk time. For years, Terry G, dished out hits, collaborated on successful songs, landed the biggest shows, topped charts e.t.c until in recent year, he suddenly fell out of the surface of the earth [so it seems] the once vibrant, carefree, highly successful speaking in not tongue genius, now is a shadow of his vibrant musically self. He now does club shows and even free shows all in dire need of staying relevant. Here is a thought, how about get a song writer, record a brilliantly hyper-active song, and put it out for your fans and no….nuff with the gospel, my life ish storytelling babbling , because every other sad act out there seems to be doing it doesn’t make it cool or appreciated.


For years, 9ice gave us memorable hooks delivered in same memorable vocals communicated in of course the memorable language, Yoruba. His first two albums, Certificate and Gongo Aso, had singles which not only topped charts but also electrified it, these albums were basically an avenue for spawning hits. Like I said in my last post, 9ice’s music was basically the soundtrack to some people’s life as he had tracks which were not only relatable but singalongs. His emergence on the scene was like a breath of fresh air in and out of the music industry. Fast forward to his marital woes and split from ID Cabasa, everything turned grey and like the trooper that he is, he struggled to remain relevant by releasing song after song, forgetting that there was a reason why he was loved back then. Sometimes the secret isn’t about the medium of communication sir. Find this fault and please make us all dance and sing like we no one is watching.


Someone type in Ketchup singer on google and see what brings up. In as much as I want to really go in on this artistes, I feel the first story you find about him on google says it all… perhaps he has been that way for a very long time now.


Fine faced boy in Chidinma’s {Story for another day]defining track Kedike,we all coveted and literary drooled over when he finally dropped his own songs. He has released single, which when put together should be an album and he has lit hearts, charts and stages with some of them. Krane, who hit the limelight in 2012, same year he was signed and released his first song titled, ‘My Dear’ was nominated in the ‘Next Rated’ artiste category at that year’s Headies. Fast forward to 2016 armed with ‘xteristics of a silly/jaw dropping body of work’, it seems all Dammy Krane needed was four years to redefine the grace to grass story he so effortlessly created with his sound.


His stint on Olamide’s Who You Epp made me wonder if he was cool with his career aging reversely, like really did he not think he sounded silly voicing that part on the track? Now, we all know Wande, is a phenomenal act, from the start of his career, he had always shone above the rest. From his dancing stint to his entrance into the Mo’Hit’s fold, Wande Coal ensured he was ‘epically’ felt on any track he laced with his vocals, rangng from hits like ‘Bumper to Bumper’, ‘Ololofe’, ‘Taboo’, ‘You Bad’, ‘Pere’, amongst several others. Then he left Mo’Hits, joined Mavins but soon, stormed out of the label, this was after surviving his album being delayed at Mo’Hits. Dripping off betrayal and failed promises, Wande Coal gradually slipped off our radar with his desire for doing songs that are just like the subscription I have at home, BASIC.


Yes, we get it marriage is very important in a man’s life but again, should that be the reason for the creativity which at a time gushed out in torrents to now be reduced to a trickle/ Bez, is one of the super talented Nigerian acts, who do not rely on just their vocals, which by the way, he seems to have in all folds and shades, but puffed up with a mastery of some musical instruments. His brand of music can only be described as unusual as with justa single album, ‘Super Sun’, he managed to secure a place in the hearts of the millions whose souls are embedded in hip hop, fuji and alternative sounds. His song, ‘Stupid Song’ went on to top charts and snag awards, placing him in shows and tours which were highly successful until it all came to a ‘ one minute Randomic halt‘ which further buttressed my issue.


February 22, 2013, this music maniac dropped what I call a different kind of single for a newbie, he dropped Sho Lee, sung in Yoruba, enjoyed tremendously well by the Hausas, Gbagis and Fulanis, true story, I was in the north when this song dropped and boy, did it rock Jos town. Now, if a song like that can rock a non-speaking Yoruba town, one can only imagine the welcoming havoc it wrecked in places like Lagos, Ibadan and the rest. Not stopping there, Sean Tizzle, went on to drop several other hits until in recent years he decided its better to be a bad Impression of Toke Makinwa added with the better version of Seyi Shay. There is a reason why we allowed him steal our hearts, he made MUSIC, he kept it originally simple yet epic and all of a sudden it seems that part of him has been toned off. Do some good music, hell just do something, in your case simple does it.

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Written by: Tope Delano



Wizkid Signs Biggest Record Deal Ever With Sony Music Entertainment

Wizkid just signed a mega deal with Sony Music Entertainment & RCA Records on Tuesday, 13 September 2016.

According to GoldMyneTV:

“Wizkid signs to Sony Music Entertainment and RCA Records yesterday, Tuesday, 13 September 2016.

It is a deal worth a ‘mindblowing’ amount, bigger than any African has ever signed with the music giants.

The pop star has earlier been reported to have signed a global deal, which according to information reaching Pulse, is the biggest ever deal signed by an African.

The deal dwarfs that of Davido with Sony Music. – “There’s something big coming up for Wizkid, and it happened while he was in America.

The deal will be the biggest ever signed by an African, and signifies progress for the music business on the continent,” the source says.

The source also confirms that plans are in motion to announce this deal spectacularly, with many outlets reporting that Sony Music is involved.

The singer who runs his own label imprint Star Boy has been making steady waves with his numerous collaborations with international artistes such as Drake, Sean Paul, Swiss Beatz, Chris Brown and more.

There are also industry rumours that Universal Music has been working on a Wizkid mega deal, and just might have their man now. “


Sweetvine – “Make Am” Ft. Psalm Wandy & Bowwizy

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“Make am” also popularly known as “Husler’s song” is another incredible music by the top singer “Sweetvine” Featuring Psalm Wandy and Bowwizy under Sweet Music Entertainments and Records.

The Title of the song is”Make am” which gives all hustlers hope for tomorrow. The song is produced by Sweetvine.

DOWNLOAD Sweetvine – “Make Am” Ft. Psalm Wandy & Bowwizy

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The Industry Welcome 6 Year-old Talented Artiste “Oyinda”

The Industry is ready to set a buzz as it welcomes a 6-year-old talented singer; originated from western part of nigeria, OYINDAMOLA ADEOSUN aka “OYINDA” is not just a brand name but has phenomena musician with great edge in making great music and having a great energetic pertformance on stage. After making her debut single titled ‘Anywhere I go’ earlier 2012.

She has been widely accepted with a great consistent spirit of dropping hits upon hits. By late 2012, she dropped another banger titled ‘Mama so fun mi’ which was greatly accepted throughout.

Oyinda has performed at several events and shows and has never been a disappointment.

One would tell the difference between an artiste and musician. Little Oyinda has been massively creative artiste with a wide sense of dynamism which opened a huge door for fellow kids who have the same talents but have no supports.

The absolute fact remains that OYINDA is a highly gifted and hit maker and would make a legendary impact in the industry and the world as a whole with her God-given talent.

See more Photos of our future star: