The year 2017 is drawing to a close, and the music scene had been quite competitive, with Nigerian artistes churning out hit tracks after hit tracks.
Some Nigerian singers have contributed immensely to the growth and change in the industry, by drastically changing the face of Nigerian music, when they carve a niche for themselves, and create good music that breaks the norm. In this feature article by Joke Onitolo for Happenings.com.ng, meet Nigerian singers who are are hot this year, in part one of this series.
Niniola Apata is becoming a house hold name, her dance steps and stage craft is second to none in the industry. The sonorous Afro beat singer, came into the limelight after finishing third place at the biggest Nigerian music reality TV show ‘Mtn project fame’. The songstress just release her debut album ‘This is me’ with hit songs like ‘Maradona’ and ‘Jigi’.
Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye popularly known as Simi, is known for her beautiful singing voice. The Afro pop singer hit the spotlight in 2014, after releasing her popular single ‘Tiff’. The melodious singer just dropped her album titled ‘Simisola’.Arguably, she is one of the hottest artistes right now.
Augustine Miles kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, is arguably one of the hottest music producer and artiste at the moment. Tekno has produced many hit songs for artistes like: Davido and DJ Cuppy. His style of music has gotten him global recognition. The ‘Pana’ crooner, who just added the 2017 Wrangler Jeep to his fleet, is indeed a high flier and an artiste who has ruled the music scene this year.
Adekunle kosoko aka Adekunle gold is another artiste making 2017 a memorable year. The isale eko born has served his fans with the sweet blend of pop and high life which leaves them dancing unashamedly to his music. His latest single ‘Money’ is still enjoying massive airplay.
Oludemilade Martins Alejo, popularly known as Ycee, is one of the young talented rappers in the music industry. The ‘Jagaban’ crooner, is an artiste, who never fails to drop hits songs after songs for his teeming fans.
Interestingly, Ycee deferred his studies in Marine Science, when he came into the limelight.