Searching for Nigerian music with good ‘beats’ but coupled with good vocals and a worthy message? Well, that may be a tough search because Nigerian music artistes are good at making great hits that find their ways to top music charts; however, finding an artiste that produces songs that combine that good melody, harmony, vocals, instrumentation and depth of message is rare…
On this background, here is a list of some Nigerian artistes you might not have noticed but surely, are making great music in the industry… (In no preferred order of course).
Tijani Fowosere, known for his R&B music style, spiced with local rhythms and indigenous lyrics, the Yoruba artiste was born and bred in Surulere, Lagos State. There, he followed his passion for music by getting enrolled in the Muson School of Music to specialize in Music and Vocal Training. Afterwards, he headed to the North American University, Houdegbe, Benin Republic for a degree in Mass Communications in 2013.
With efforts geared towards a successful music career, he was among the 20 finalists on the 3rd Season of the Nigerian Idol reality show. Ever since, Tjan had made wonderful sounds and had the opportunity of working with some genius Nigerian producers.
2. DICE AILES:
The Nigerian/Ghanaian descent originally named Shasha Damilola Alesh, is a flexible Rap and Afro-pop singer. Born in 17th March, 1996, he started quite early as a 9-year-old at the church choir in Victoria Island where he was born and bred. Artistic trait like Poetry writing readily made song composition easy for him. At 15, he kick started his career. Was officially aired at 16 due to his hard-to-be-ignored brilliant traits.
The Chocolate City music artiste has recorded success in releases, such as: ELLA, MIRACLE, OH NO and more.
3. KING JAMES:
Of the Christian/Gospel genre, this Song writer, Producer and Music minister is another unique sound worthy of lending your ear to. The tune BLESS YOU is an Afro-filled instrumental song of prayer. Also, is MANY REASONS another tune to look out for on nerveflo.
The image of a lady with a guitar, singing on an admirable vocal range and endowed with tremendous beauty will make you want to stop, grab a seat and listen. Yes. That’s the prevalent urge that comes with listening to Nneka Egbuna.
Born in December 24, 1980, the Soul, Hip hop, R&B, Afrobeat and Reggae Singer (also Songwriter) has created a niche for herself in the international scene, having worked alongside various notable beat makers since 2013; with her songs in English, Igbo and Nigerian Pigin. The Nigerian-German Songwriter was nominated in three categories for the 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards and won an award for Best African Act at the 2009 MOBO Awards.
Feel free to listen to HEARTBEAT, NOTHING or any other sound that has Nneka featured in it.