Here is a list of producers to watch out for this year:
DJ Coublon is one talented hitmaker who crafts wonderful beats. He has produced up to a dozen hits from the last quarter of 2014 up till this time. He is the producer behind the song that shot Kiss Daniel into limelight: Woju. He was also responsible for another hit song by the same artiste, Laye. He was also behind DJ Shabzy’s Rabba and Duro and Wash by Tekno. Towards the end of 2015, he produced yet another hit song for Kiss Daniel Good Time which is currently buzzing the airwaves. A song that got Wizkid’s attention and had to be on something that sounded like a remix. He is signed to G-World Wide. He is likely to drop more hits in the coming months.
He is the producer behind Dodo. A song Davido released in the third quarter of last year.
Towards the end of 2015, he produced a song for Davido once again, The Money, which featured Hip-hip superstar, Olamide. The beat will definitely get you on your feet. This is a big song right now. This song has the potential to win an award this year. Orezi’s Zarokome is one his productions. A very good song. It is noteworthy that production of half of the tracks on Orezi’s The Ghen Ghen Album was done by this production genius.
Dr Amir is one talented producer. He has production credit for some hit songs in 2015 as Baby Abeg, Reggae Blues. Apart from Baby Abeg, Sweet Yarinya is another track off Orezi’s album produced by Dr Amir. It is an R&B song with hypnotic instrumentation. Kcee dropped a new song about a week ago titled ‘Kcee Bureau de changer’. I can’t say for now how far this will go but I don’t think it’s bad. Dr Amir is signed to E Money’s Five Star Music. He is to be watched out for this year.
Legendary Beats is indisputably one of the best producers in Nigeria. He has worked with Star Boy boss on many occasions in the past. And anytime they come together, a monster-hit is born! He was rewarded at the 2015 Headies Awards for the ‘Producer of the Year’ for Wizkid’s Ojuelegba. Not too long ago this year he produced an Afro-beat-inspired song for himself, Oje featuring Wizkid. This is a hit song with well-crafted beat.
Officially Blind is a love song released few days to Valentine. The song takes one back to the era when Tuface started as a solo singer and would make you to want to fall in love. It was produced by a talented-but-not-that-celebrated producer- Spellz. He was also the one behind a mega hit in 2015 by DJ Xclusive featuring Davido- Wole.
Selebobo is another talented producer who is popularly known for the production of highlife songs. He has been around for some years now and has produced a number of hits for Yemi Alade. Tekno released a new song yesterday titled Where. Another well-produced highlife tune which is capable of becoming another hit like Duro for Tekno.
This producer is new in the industry. He crafted a very good Afrobeat-inspired beat. Olu Maintain got this beat through to D’Banj earlier this year. The beat from this greenhorn turned into a song currently being aired by all radio and TV stations in Nigeria: Emergency.