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.

1. VEMOR


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.

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DOWNLOAD “Perfect Imperfections” By Vemor

2. BELLA


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.

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DOWNLOAD “Alhaji Money” By Bella

3. PROMPHIZY


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.

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DOWNLOAD “The One” By Promphizy

4. PLAY


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.

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DOWNLOAD “Never Lie” By Play

5. ZARA

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.

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DOWNLOAD “Murda” By Zara

6. SLICK JOE


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.

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DOWNLOAD “Oke” By Slick Joe

7. NANODROPZ


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.

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DOWNLOAD “Fear Of Spartans” By Nanodropz

8. ICE BOXX


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

9. VICKY BROWN


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.

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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)

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DOWNLOAD “Pray For Nigeria” By Eye D

11. NAMZENA


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

12. NYSOT


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”.

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DOWNLOAD “Cashy Flashy” By Nysot

13. XCLAIM


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.

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DOWNLOAD “Mango Tree” By Xclaim

14. K-DREAM


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

NOTE: If You Feel You Got All It Takes To Be Included Here, Kindly Mail Your Songs, Artwork Or Any Captivating Photo And Biography To TalkToFunmiFemi@Gmail.Com

WRITTEN AND REVIEWED BY FUNMI FEMI

Follow me @FumiFemi8 on twitter.

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4 thoughts on “15 Nigeria Upcoming Artists You Should Watch Out For.

  1. Dremo u be mighty mumu. Read the author’s comment, you didn’t read the comment and you are jumping into conclusion. Nigerians sef

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  2. Bundle of trash where is Nuweezy(Sean Blaq) where is Gunz where is Raplord of RDS where is high m where is kursor where is prometh where is blaqbonez where is phlow where is season… Zara ke? Vicky brown ke? Fimile joor! This is a compilation of trash, music is becoming politics

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