Nigerian Fast Rising Artistes To Watch Out For 2020. In 2019 the Nigerian music industry witness a new dawn of new acts who hit the limelight with numerous hit singles, Creating a successful platforms for their brand putting Afro Pop, Trap and Hip Hop in the international market.
From the likes of Mavin star, Rema, YBNL sensation, FireBoy, Banku Music act, JoeBoy, Doro muzic frontier, Lyta, Dr. Dolor Entertainment rapper/singer, Hoskid, Marlian Music newly signed acts, Zinoleesky, Mohbad, AWM/DMW street rapper, Lil Frosh and many more.
Nigeria’s fast growing entertainment platform, GbExtra decide to list out fresh new talents who have been constantly making waves independently with their unique style of sounds.
The list is carried out based on massive recognition and how their music received more mainstream, downloads and acceptance among music lovers.
Check out the list of Nigerian Fast Rising Artistes To Watch Out For 2020 below and drop your comment:
13. Toyo Vibes
Nigeria fast rising controversial singer, Olaleye Toyosi well known as Toyo Vibes is one versatile artistes who received massive success last year from his viral record “Foti Foyin” (Cover) originally owned by Rexxie.
Known for his creative sounds, Toyo is one of Nigeria’s talented artist who is constantly paving his way into the music industry with viral records, “Good Life” and “Addicted” which is produced by Nigeria’s prominent music producer, Ozedikus, the mastermind producer behind Rema’s hit single “Dumebi“.
12. Alaye Proof
Leader/Founder of Flow Fellas Gangs (FFG) Ige Ayotunde Solomon popularly known as Alaye Proof is arguable one of Nigeria’s talented i dependent rapper who is generally known for his lyrical content, punchlines and wordpay.
The Oyo state born rapper, Alaye Proof pave his way into the music scene after releasing his highly recommend top notch project “Ibile Factor EP“ which gives Yoruba Hip hop a New Revolutionary phase.
This latest single “OJE” (Scam) which currently making waves on promotional platforms is sequel to his previous smash hit “Rashidi Yekini” featuring Ace Indigenous rapper, Seriki. The leader of Provens movement, Alaye Proof recent controversial record with Sensational rapper, Kabex titled “The Judgement” is still receiving good feedbacks.
2019 was a huge success for this sensational singer and producer, Mag Alison professionally known as “MAG” (aka The Music god) with numerous hit singles “Ori”, “Currency“ and his lastest banger “Dey Well“.
MAG who’s signed under the imprint of Mo’Group Music has been constantly making waves with electrifying live performances and radio tours proving his worth in the industry.
MAG is popularly known for his undying love and obsession for Nigeria’s superstar singer, Tiwa Savage following his controversial issues last year which also gained him more recognition.
10. Mode Real
Nigeria’s indigenous lyricist, Mode Real is one IB city (Ibadan) talented rapper you should watch out for this year. Mode Real has been consistent in the industry, for a couple years now known in major records in the industry.
He got the attention of music lovers after he won LRR boss, Reminisce (aka Alaga) “Ajigijaga” cover in 2018. Mode Real has been passionate about his music career dishing out outstanding notable records.
Earlier this year, he released a sensational hit “Owo” featuring sensational singer and producer, Mr Bee.
FrankZeewy is another versatile artist who’s signed under the imprints of Sequel Records, the talented rapper is known for his creativity and consistency. His viral single “Case” has got so much acceptance in and beyond the state, Case which happens to be a cover originally owned by Nigeria’s star singer, Teni “Makanaki”.
FrankZeewy extraordinary live performance made former Five star music act and Sensema crooner, Skibii grant him a free collaboration. and winning the best rapper in a rap battle challenge 2018 also boost his credibility, he has shared same stage with top stars, Davido, Oladips, Chinko Ekun, Skibii, Qdot etc.
FrankZeewy recently became Osun best rapper after winning Osun Count Down to 2020 fiesta “Rap Battle Competition” held in Osogbo, Nelson Mandela Freedom Park on 31st December 2019.
Kudos (aka Alujoonu) formerly known as “Kudos Rap Spirit” is one creative fast rising rapper who has push his craft independent with numerous freestyles on instagram.
The Ibadan based talented rapper paved his way into the music scene after dropping a cover of YBNL boss and Nigeria street ambassador, Olamide hit track titled “Wo“.
Kudos Alujoonu also gained a lot of attention through his freestyles and months ago, he caught the attention of Nigeria’s street act, Small Doctor, who fell in love with his music and gave him a studio session.
Kudos is profoundly known for his creative freestyles on Instagram with wordpaly and punchlines. 2019 is really a phenomenal year for this act, Naijaloaded Fire On Mic against BlackManioc also enhanced his recognition.
Last year he released a street record titled “Shenk You” and “Let Us Be Guided” which are still gaining massive acceptance. The song with Small Doctor, “Towo Bade” is set to drop anytime soon.
Nigeria’s talented quick rap sensation, Uch’Barz is one of Aba renowned artiste who has been consistent over the years. Uch’Barz is also known as a Mini Rap god with a profound stage performing ability and outstanding flow.
In 2019 he captured the heart of music lovers after he came third on “OmoCharlieChampagne” challenge organized by Nigeria’s superstar singer, Simi. The One Mic Music Competition second runner up is currently signed to one of the biggest record labels in the city of Aba; Luxury City Records.
Uch’Barz with the real name Imo Uchechukwu Peter received great recognition after releasing his highly anticipated banger “Ohafia” get massive mainstream. He also attained lot of acceptance after his “Brown Skin Girl Cover” with SplendourOnTheMic went viral online.
Adewale Adepoju popularly known as Adewale Fastest is one of Nigeria’s quick rap sensation confirmed by BBC who has been constantly dishing out good music and freestyles on his instagram page.
2019 was a good year for this versatile rapper, following his viral record “Geezuz” which is still receiving massive acceptance among music lovers.
Adewale Fastest formerly known as “Adewale The Fastest Rapper” gained a lot of acceptance in the music scene after releasing his highly recommend single “Magba” received massive mainstreams and downloads online.
5. Paragon (Qtm)
Talented fast rising indigenous rapper, the only lady on our list is from the East, Okonkwo Patience Chikodili well known as “Paragon (aka Queen of the Mic Qtm)” is a performing artiste and songwriter who paved way into the music scene in 2014 and has been consistently doing good for her brand.
Paragon gain more musical attention after coming out 1st out of 4 talented indigenous rising rappers for Zoro’s Mbada Cover competition which was held on instagram and it’s judge base on the most likes which paragon got the highest instagram likes on the Music Cover.
2019 has been a wonderful year for this hardworking femcee, her recently heard record “Kpakpado” got massive acceptance followed by most recent single “Loving” which currently gaining massive mainstream.
Paragon won the “Fast Rising Female Artiste of The Year” at Nigerian Young Achievers Awards 2019, She won Glo60Seconds competition, She won “Best Female Rapper 2019” at 99.9 Family Love Fm and many more she has also shared the stage with Nigeria’s renowned Artists putting her an electrifying performance.
4. Young Stunna
Ikechukwu John-Ogbuku well known as Young Stunna is from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, He spent his early years in PH city before relocating to Malaysia, his passion for music made him skip classes a few times to be in the studio and put out songs through Myspace till he got noticed.
Young Stunna has appeared on high-profile Malaysian collaborations & regarded as the premiere African Hip-Hop artiste in Asia prior to relocating to Nigeria. Recently his highly anticipated project “5 Tracks Of Glory” Album released last year put him back on track with massive acceptance.
The talented singer paved way into the Nigerian Music industry after his viral chart-topping single “Buate” featuring YBNL boss, Olamide got massive acceptance from music lovers in 2013.
Dandizzy real names are: “Daniel, Tuotamuno Darius” who hails from Opobo, Rivers state. Started his musical career late 2009 and fortunately after lots of hard work and creativity, he got signed to Cadilly Entertainment 2017 February.
Dandizzy was influenced by the likes of Wizkid, Olamide, Duncan Mighty, MI. Abaga, etc. Dandizzy is a talented freestyle rapper, he has done several battles with the likes of Vector, Olu Maintain, etc dandizzy has emerged as winner in Sprite triple slam, Rythm rap competition, etc.
His viral record “Who Goes Der” received massive success last year. In 2018 DanDizzy became the first artist and rapper from the city to be featured on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10.
2. Dablixx Oshaa
Dablixx Oshaa (aka Maleba) is not also new in the industry but he got massive recognition last year after his hit single “Hating On A Young N!gga” (HOAYN) went viral. His electrifying performance at Small Doctor’s “Omo Beta” live concert in Lagos got music lovers hungry for his tune.
The sensational trap star is profoundly known for his style of music with his numerous instagram freestyle. Dablixx (aka King Of The New School) has independently enhanced his fanbase. His newly released record “Gurumaraji” featuring AMW/DMW street act, Lil Frosh is currently making waves online.
Marleba unreleased record “Say No To Big Fall” featuring Nigeria’s rave of the moment, Zlatan also put him on the rather after the Zanku master shared the video on his instagram page.
1. Dr. Barz
Victor Akpomon professionally known as Dr. Barz is one of Port Harcourt talented rapper and lyricist who got recognition after his hit single “PH City” and the kick off of anti violence campaign titled ‘#PunchLinesNotPeople’ got massive acceptance from music lovers.
His consistency in the Music Industry got him topping charts in Port Harcourt and radio stations. The talented rapper, Dr Barz won Yung6ix “Ina The Benz” Competition with 100k plus iPhone 7 as prize tag.
Last year Dr Barz was featured on Nigeria’s ace rappper and king of the south, Erigga record “Street Motivation” off his ‘The Erigma II’ album featuring the likes of M.I Abaga, Victor AD, Ice Prince, Vector, Zlatan, Graham D, Magnito and others.
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