Nigerian producer, Sheyi Akerele popularly known as Shizzi, who is signed to HKN Music, is indisputably one of the top producers in Nigeria. He was the only producer Davido worked with for years. He is the producer behind the production of the jam that shot Davido into fame: ‘Dami Duro’. Shizzi is also the one behind the production of the artiste’s other hits like ‘Ekuro’ ‘Skelewu’, ‘The Sound’, and ‘Fans Mi’. Wizkid’s ‘Show You The Money’ and Dammy Krane’s ‘Izzue’ are also products of Shizzi’s magical fingers. One key tool of the super-talented producer is his ability to provide powerful instrumentation with skillful use of mainly guitar and keyboards.
Shizzi attained another height on African music scene in 2014 when he was handpicked by Multichoice for the production of a song meant to push their campaign that would inspire Africans to become involved in community social upliftment projects. He worked with seven artistes that were picked across Africa: Davido, Lola Rae, Tiwa Savage, Diamond Platnumz, Sarkodie, Mi Casa and Myztikal and ‘Rise Up’ was birthed. Shizzi displayed absolute ingenuity with the guitar in the production process of the song. He has displayed this great skill in many of his works from Davido’s ‘Ekuro’ and ‘Gobe’, Runtown’s ‘The Latest’ to Skuki’s ‘Gbemileke’.
Shizzi’s magical fingers have kept him, till today, a giant in the Nigerian music production business and placed him as one of the top producers in Africa.