‘If you are passionate about what you do and you continually put in work, someday your dreams will definitely come true’.
Nigerian producer Dapiano’s story has just proven the saying above to be valid. How has his story proven the saying to be true? I’ll tell you.
If you have ever listened to Patoranking’s Beautiful off God Over Everything classic and a few tracks on Orezi’s dope The Gehn Gehn Album, you would agree with me Dapiano is a music production genius. Despite the hugeness of his talent and presence on the music production scene for many years, he didn’t get the recognition he deserved for a long time: a recognition that was being enjoyed then by some of his contemporaries and even by some producers who came into the music industry just few years ago. However in 2016, his perseverance brought some luck via 2Baba’s Gaaga Shuffle.
Knowing that the recognition he got at that time was still not commensurate with his music production abilities, Dapiano ground harder and a huger luck finally came his way last year when Tur-Key Nla by Wande Coal was unleashed. The game of the magically fingered producer has, since then, changed and you can now safely call him one of Nigeria’s most sought after producers. If you are in doubt, Orezi’s trending club banger, Ijo Wakanda, Pepenazi’s Bang and Larry Gaaga’s Sho Ja which were released this year would convince you he is the producer of the moment.
Watch out for Dapiano as the fantastic producer could be nominated in the ‘Best Producer’ category at various Nigerian music awards that would be held before the year 2018 runs out and the ones that would be held in the early months of 2019.