2019 has yet to live up to the expectations as regards to music, even though artists – emerging and prominent ones alike – have dropped some remarkable songs and projects.
The competition is fierce as every act is looking to hold the attention of the audience long enough to imprint their sound in the minds and hearts of the audience.
As much as the industry is saturated and there is a myriad of songs being released on a daily basis, a few acts who have made it certain to distinguish themselves with their sound and style.
This is a compilation of artists to listen to if you want to solidify your playlists.
This talented singer and songwriter was recently signed to Olamide’s YBNL. He is currently one of the hottest rising artists in the Nigerian music industry.
Just like his father Barrister, Barry Jhay is bringing joy to the hearts of many with his sonorous voice. He is steadily establishing himself as one of the most talented Afropop acts.
The connoisseur of Zanku dance is the rave of the moment. He has some of the biggest songs out and is biggest street pop act at the moment.
As the queen of Alte, Lady Donli is shaping what it means to be a successful independent artist. Her sound is fresh and her style is unique.
Oxlade has etched his name in the fabric of the hottest emerging artists in the country so far. Possessing great vocal ability, the young singer is capturing music lovers one verse/hook/song at a time.
With many talents rolled into one body, Tay Iwar is a man of mystery. He is a superb singer, songwriter, producer, and sound engineer. He describes his music as Afro-fusion.
A young talented singer and songwriter who is slowly waltzing into the mainstream, Dami Oniru is doing everything possible to gain prominence. Her music is special and she has the potential to become a great vocalist.
Rema is the latest signee of Mavin Records. His music is heavily influenced by Trap and Indian sounds and he is blending it perfectly with Afrobeats to create a distinct sound.
There are several upcoming acts but none of them have the composure and confidence that Buju has.
His music is heavenly and he is certainly on his way to prominence.
Tems sings and produces her music herself. She delivers strong and sensual hooks while also using her music as a vehicle to convey her feelings and current situation.