The Nigerian music industry is quite notable for its great beats.
Although, it has failed in recognizing the efforts of the producers hence supporting the saying that behind the great sounds are underrated composers in the form of producers and songwriters who are usually unsung and in Nigeria, underpaid or even unpaid.
In the industry today, making hit songs is no longer a solo effort of the artistes but with the combined effort of both the artistes and the producers.
However, Afrobeats360 has decided to highlight 5 music producers who where on top of their game in 2019.
Having topped Nigeria’s producer of the year chart in 2018, the music producer continued his fine run in 2019 with super notable beats.
With his signature intro ‘Osheeeey…and ‘Shabbalistical’’, he produced notable tracks which include ‘Woske’ for Olamide, ‘The Beginning’ by Joeboy ‘Doyin’ and ‘Tony Montana’ by Mr. Eazi, ‘Ghetto Love’ for Wizkid, and ‘Monalisa’ for Lyta and other few more songs.
The producer has just been around for some time now but he is already registering himself as a force to reckon with in the Nigerian music industry.
Well known for working with YBNL record label,he has been making waves for almost five years now killing every beat with a touch of his classic productions.
He seats 4th on our list having produced hit sounds like Olamide’s “Oil & Gas,” Tiwa Savage’s “49-99,” Billionaire and capped the year with amazing, imaginative work on Fireboy’s debut album, Laughter, Tears.
With Pheelz mr.producer and Ridimacoolayo! he is the one producer on this list that has a signature intro. that would raise your hope for an absolutely sweet tune from the speakers.
The producer arrived the scene in 2018 and caught the attention of music lovers with Davido’s “Assurance” and 2baba’s “Amaka” which were more like the Nigerian anthem of 2018.
In 2019, he continued his impressive form with a golden touch on Peruzzi’s “Majesty.” He was the architect that produced and turned ordinary freestyle into one of Davido’s smash hit record; “Risky.” he rounded up the year with Mayorkun’s “Up To Something.”
He is one of the producers with the cool beats, and worthy of a mention in our list.
Very outstanding producer. In 2018 he produced major hit tracks, ‘Able God’ for Chinko Ekun, Lil Kesh and Zlatan Ibile, ‘Logo Benz’ for Lil Kesh and Olamide and ‘Zanku (Legwork)’ for Zlatan.
The producer showed consistency in 2019; he is the producer responsible for ‘Am I A Yahoo Boy?’ for Naira Marley featuring Zlatan, as well as ‘Soapy,’ and ‘Pxta’ for Naira Marley. He also produced ‘Yeye Boyfriend’ for Zlatan and ‘On God’ for DMW featuring Davido, Mayorkun and Dremo.
‘Yo, Rexxie pon this one’ is how you know it’s him, he is beast when it comes to producing a dance floor or party jams, making him seat comfortably on the second position on our list.
Comfortably seating in our number 1 position is Kel P vibes that has been a vibe since late 2018.
The producer pulled out great soundtracks in 2019 proving him to be the most outstanding music producer of the year, moving way ahead of his peers and no doubts deserves the top spot.
In particular,he produced ‘Killin Dem,’ ‘Dangote,’ ‘Another Story,’ and ‘Pull Up’ and majority of Burna Boy’s African Giant album, a Grammy-nominated album.
Also, Kel-P worked on Wizkid’s “Soundman Vol.1 E.P”, ‘Boda Sodiq’ for Niniola, ‘Put In Pressure’ for Reekado Banks, ‘Sili-Kon’ for Timaya, ‘Ginika,’ for Dice Ailes, ‘Red Eye’ for Victor AD, and ‘Eleganza’ for Solidstar.