MSN LISTS BRYMO, TIWA SAVAGE IN THE 10 HOTTEST YOUNG NIGERIAN MUSICIANS TO WATCH
Call him the small boy wonder, Wizkid is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most promising acts for the future.
He’s got everything that should aid a smooth transition to the top.
A fine singer who’s got Africa dancing to his music, Wizkid has, since his arrival on the Nigerian Music Scene, given African music a whole new meaning and twist.
With several awards and nominations from both local and international schemes to his credit, the Don’t Dull, Tease Me, Pakurumo and Holla at your boy singer is the kid to watch.
One of Africa’s most well-known artists, Asa makes singing look effortless. Her global hit song Jailer is a testament to the depth of talent she wields.
Constantly making a case for Nigerian musicians, Asa combines absolute skill, and a flawless command of her act, to produce hits one after another.
The 30 Year Old World Music singer, born in Paris and raised in Lagos, is inspired by the Sounds of Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey.
The 2011 Best Female Act at the French Music Awards is without doubt, one of the finest singers the world of music has ever produced.
Her 2010 effort Beautiful Imperfection was a big success that followed the now-famed 2007 debut, which also saw her at her utmost best fusing pop, R&B, funk, soul and reggae, an end product that wowed the world.
#3 M.I Abaga
He is without doubt, the Greatest Nigerian Rapper Alive.
He commands an enormous respect not just among his many Nigerian fans but even within industry circles.
M.I’s delivery skill and unique punch lines over the years have endeared him to an almost cult-like following.
Recognitions from MTV, BET, and other international mediums have also helped boost his career, which has been on an upward trajectory since he entered the scene.
He holds the unofficial title of African Rapper No.1, the same title as one of his all-time hit songs.
D’Banj is one of Nigeria’s Best Music Heads.
He has a global following that can’t stop dancing to his hits including the very latest Oliver Twist.
He’s been reviewed and featured on almost every important medium, and he is without doubt, the hottest Nigerian act at the moment.
A signee to Kanye West’s GOOD Music label, D’Banj is in many aspects, an idol and a gift to the Nigerian Music Industry.
He is winner of several music awards including Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist of the Yearat the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards, and 2011 BET Awards for Best International Act; Africa.
She’s been hailed as the smooth voice behind the chart toppers.
Waje has a unique voice of her own – one that has kept her going for years.
A fine material who became a nationwide sensation after featuring on M.I’s One Naira, Waje is one to watch.
She featured on the remake of P-Square’s most recent hit Omoge Mi as well as their Do Me track, off the Game Over album released in 2007.
She is a recipient of multiple nominations for music awards.
26 Year Old Brymo is considered one of Nigeria’s Finest Male Singers.
He rose to fame when he featured on the then popular Oleku song by fellow Chocolate City label mate Ice Prince.
Post Oleku – he has become the artist want to feature in their songs in the hopes of creating a hit that goes platinum.
Recent successes include topping the charts with songs like Ara, which is a favourite of many across the continent, Good Morning, and the most recent single Go Hard.
Omawumi, 30, is a past Idols West Africa finalist, whose debut single In The Music, became an instant hit in 2008.
In The Music, a Kwaito-driven song laced with subtle traces of Pidgin English, saw her top the charts for months.
In 2009, she released her much anticipated Wonder Woman album, which included the now-popular Ma Fi Mi Shere song.
Her musical career took off in 2005. Since then, she’s been more than impressive creating songs for a global audience.
Nneka is an amazing singer who has been compared to the likes of Nina Simone, Erykah Badu and the legendary Bob Marley.
Her debut album Victim of Truth, which was released in the United Kingdom in 2007, was well received.
Daughter of a Nigerian father and a German mother, Nneka Egbuna was born in Warri, Oil City in the Delta region of Nigeria.
She’s earned praise from a wide range of industry people including Lenny Kravitz and Lauryn Hill.
His Dami Duro single is said to be One of Nigeria’s Top Hits Ever Made.
This could be true considering how well the song has been received.
And he continues to live that dream, as a young, super talented musician who is gradually becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian Music Industry.
An artiste of incredible flair, Davido falls under the League of Extraordinary Young Nigerian Musicians the world shouldlook out for.
#10 Tiwa Savage
A Grammy Award Nominee, and once background singer for George Michael, she’s your typical singer of substance.
After years of vocal-backing for other top musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Blu Cantrell, Emma Bunton fromThe Spice Girls, Kelly Clarkson, Andreas Bocelli, and Ms Dynamite among others, Tiwa Savage finally made an entry onto the Nigerian Music Scene in 2010.
Almost immediately, her Kele Kele Love single became a hit, recording enormous success across Nigeria and parts of Africa.
An amazing songwriter, Savage has also written songs for the likes of Babyface, Kat Deluna, Fantasia Barrino, Monicaand Mya.
In 2009, she signed as a singer/songwriter with SONY/ATV a deal that did a lot of good to her credibility as a fine material.
She is currently signed to Mavin Records, owned by Nigerian producer Don Jazzy.