Nigerian Artistes You Should Watch Out For In 2013
So 2012, amazing year that it was, is firmly behind us. We turn our attention now to the next 12 months.
Nigeria’s Music industry would definitely experience a wide range of new hits and good album releases in 2013. Here is the list of the artistes you should watch-out for in 2013:
At the moment, the difference in impact between Oliver Twist, D’Banj’s first true global breakthrough hit, and the three subsequent singles seems a difficult one to erase.
Oliver Twist coincided with the upsurge of African urban music (“Afrobeats” as some call it) in the UK, and by default he became something of a poster boy for it. The truth is D’Banj – “the Michael Jackson of Africa” (Wyclef’s moniker for him) – has never made a memorable album. His position as one of Africa’s highest paid entertainers is due largely to the singles masterminded by his famously estranged producer and business partner Don Jazzy.
But now, after the infamous fallout and those big announcements – signing to the UK’s Mercury Music and more recently to Sony Music Africa – everyone seems to be waiting, arms folded, to see what D’banj will do next.
2baba as popularly called is currently working on an international compilation of his album away and beyond. He has over the time proven that he is ready to take over the music industry for a long period. 2face’s single ihe neme is still the Nigerian popular street burster.
P-Square are a Nigerian R&B duo composed of identical twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye. In December 2011, they were also signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. In May 2012, they also signed a record distribution deal with Universal Music South Africa. They have been nominated for several awards and won most right from when they started. In 2012 they won the Channel O Music Video Awards – Best Duo, Group or Featuring Music Video (“Chop My Money” with Akon and May D). We expect more in 2013.
When Tiwa Savage – former backing singer for Mary J Blige, Sting, George Michael, Kelly Clarkson and Spice Girls – entered UK singing TV talent contest X-Factor in 2006, she couldn’t possibly have predicted her path to glory would go the way that it has: the Grammy nod for a song she wrote for Fantasia and the vocal performance credit on Whitney Houston’s ‘I Look To You’ are old news for the Nigerian singer-songwriter whose star now towers above her labelmates’ at Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records.
To be honest, Tiwa is not just the ‘first lady of the stable’ as is popularly bandied about. She is to Mavin what D’Banj was to Mo’Hits – the main event. From Kele Kele, the break out solo single that heralded her strategic move back to Naija, through her flawless pairing with the likes of Flavour N’abania, she has not hit a single bum note. But she’s also yet to drop her debut album, though the word from her camp is that 2013 is the year.
Banky has had a busy year promoting his artistes and finding time to put out some new body of music. Already, his latest singles, Yes/No and Good Good Loving, have given a foretaste of what is to come and expect when his album eventually drops on Valentine’s Day r.Lets see if Banky still has the spark in him.
This Mavin Records artiste has proven to be one of the best Nigerian male vocalists. Wande coal’s most recent singles, Private Trips, Go Low and ‘Been Long You Saw Me’ did not disappoint many of his fans. His album, which has been long in coming, is one of the most anticipated in the industry. Lets hope he drops it early enough.
Iyanya is Undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s most successful reality show products, Iyanya dumped his good boy image this year and settled for a muscular built and tattooed body. This appears to have paid off as his single ‘Kukere’ has boosted his career
Timaya is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who has been an award winning Nigerian musician popular for socially conscious music that constantly references the role of God in overcoming difficult circumstances.
Timaya is currently one of top stars of the Nigerian music scene, with a lot of other musicians interested in doing collaborations with him. He has collaborated with J Martins and P Square on the J Martins award winning Owey (Which Kind Life), with Kefee on Kokoroko, Spyder Man and others.
He was on top of his game last year, let’s see what his going to give his fan this year.
Chinedu Okoli a.k.a. Flavour N’abania who is well known for his ability to sing fluently in the Igbo language,.
In 2012 he was nominated for several awards and he won the Channel O Music Video Award with the song which her features ‘Tiwa Savage’ titled. ‘Oyi’ which has motivated him and in 2013, we are looking forward into more awards and songs from him.
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