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In previous years, it took a lot of effort and aggressive marketing for an artist to be fully recognized as stars, but thanks to music streaming services, record label funding and digital marketing driven by technology, the narrative has changed.
Joe Boy and Fireboy are the perfect examples of artists who have managed to cut through the noise and gone viral in a matter of months. So after much deliberation, here 5 New School Artists That Will Rock the Nigeria Music Industry 2020.
Buju is an amazing Nigerian singer with Afro-fusion sound that guides his listeners through the emotional landscape of music with every push of his voice. Over time he has dropped singles like “Lenu “, ‘Spiritual’ ft Zlatan and Ohema. He was nominated in 2019 for Headies Award ‘Rookie of the Year’ and we believe 2020 will be his year for wins.
He is a rap fusion artist who recently teamed up with one of the most renowned producers MajorBangz in a collaboration EP titled Inner Peace. he showed his lyrical prowess in the body of work “Inner Peace” which was released in December 2019. From a critic’s eye, we at Top 50 charts put a spotlight on him and rate him as an artist to catapult to fame in 2020.
Best known for his vocal strength and his knack for storytelling, the 27yr old songwriter has songs with artists like OLamide “Nothing”, Ycee “Dada” and more.
His musical influence comes from artists like Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Damian Marley, Femi Kuti, and 2Face Idibia and we believe he will shake up the industry this year.
The 17yrs old Alpha P is one of the newest kids on the block. Only 17, he emanates a lot of confidence in his delivery Trap and Afro-pop, this musical prowess can be traced to his early years of exposure to the music industry. He dropped a 5-track EP titled ‘King of Wolves’, which has been on the afrobeat chart till date. He has a unique style and we think his sound is the future.
Fun fact: Alpha P was in a group with Mavin signee Rema.
The 20yrs old is known for his unique sound and writing skill and is signed to Dr Dolor Entertainment.
Also, he dropped his debut EP last year “Honorable“, which housed 5 tracks and has been getting massive airplay since its release. Hot-Kid has the kind of sound young adults love and we believe he is destined for greatness.