10 Toping Nigerian Music Producers Of The Year 2021
10 Toping Nigerian Music Producers Of The Year 2021. Here’s a list of amazing Nigerian producers who have really done well in 2021
During this lockdown many musicsian are preparing themselves for their big Hits/album after this Global crisis, and Davido is clearly one of those musical icon that wont his disappoint his Fans.After his previouse HIT album ( A Good time) last November Davido sets to hit us with another album(A Better Time) and in the process he signed another hit making producer (Napji)A Better Time, The album is coming soon after he unleashed his previous, “A Good Time (AGT)” which was officially released in November 22, 2019. Davido made this known via his Instastory as he introduced the DMW new born, Napji who will also play a role in the sequencing of his new album, ABT.
So you know how you vibed to Davido’s 2020 hit singles ‘Fem‘ and ‘Jowo‘ and you were wondering who was the genius responsible for such mad tunes. Well, many know him by his producer tag “Napji Killing this One”, Napji Babawo is one of DMW’s latest in-house producers. Davido signed him in the middle of 2020. Napji has since been dropping beats for hit songs which was well received. For those wondering, Napji is the brilliant producer behind Davido’s Hit songs Jowo, Fem and Sunlight from his A Better Time album.
Rookie, however wave-making producer, Michael Ovie Hunter, popularly known as London is a British-Nigerian that was born in England and raised in Kaduna State by a Delta State Mom and a London citizen Dad. His wowing account of how he became “London” is a testament to the fact that asides human attempts at success, grace is also a factor that cannot be overemphasized. ThisIsLondon is also an in-house producer for Mavins Records. Popularly known with his producer tag “London!!!”, this British-Nigerian producer joined the music scene in 2019 and has been making waves by producing some of the biggest hits of all time.
He did an amazing work with Tiwa savage 2020 hit single “Koroba” which has been on everyone’s lips especially the ladies and also on Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos‘. He also produced impressive Artiste singles like; Grayte for Wizkid, Temptation for Tiwa Savage featuring Sam Smith, Mystery Girl for Johnny Drille and Do Me for Crayon.
8. Telz (Funkula)
Ali ‘Telz’ Odunayo’s penchant for making beats dates back to his church days. Now, with production credits on five records off Burna Boy’ Grammy award-winning album Twice As Tall, the producer is reaching for the crest of the Nigerian music scene. One of the first records he’d sampled on meeting Burna Boy for the first time would become “Naughty by Nature”.
He further emblazoned his essence in pop culture with Patoranking’s “Abule”, where he delivers an eargasmic blend of Afrobeats and reggae. The producer is now signed to Burna Boy-helmed, Spaceship Records. Alli Odunayo Better known as Telz is a Grammy nominated producer. If you pay attention to the intro of some Nigerian songs, you must have heard the tag “Funkula”. Many are guilty of referring to his producer’s tag as “Born Killer”, “Fun Killer” and “Porn Killer”. Telz started producing professionally in 2017. He is responsible for the hottest tunes of 2020. He Creatively came up with the beats for Patoranking’s Hit song “Abule”, “Do Me” and “Mon Bebe” Featuring Flavour. On Burna Boy’s Twice as Tall album, he produced Wonderful, Onyeka and Wetin Dey Sup.
Peace Emmanuel Oredope professionally known as P.Priime is one of Nigeria’s youngest producers. He started producing songs at the young age of 15. From being a student at Sarz Academy, to working with some of Nigeria’s best artists like Fireboy, Cuppy, Zlatan, Naira Marley, Olamide to create some of the best tunes in the music industry. Known by his signature Tag “P-P-Priimeee, Giddem!!!”, P-prime has successfully created some of the dopest trending beats of 2020.
He produced Zlatan’s Shomo & Unripe Paw Paw featuring Jamopyer, Olamide’s Eru, Green Light Loading, Peruzzi’s Southy Love and many many more. His ultimate production for 2020 is Infinity by Olamide featuring Omah. Fans couldn’t get over the beat of the song. If not that Rexxie is a Street OG, Monster Hit maker, P.Priime should be on the No.1 Spot. The 19-year old is truly one of the young producers shooting Nigerian music to new heights. 2020 saw P,Priime produce over 70% of Olamide’s critically acclaimed album Carpe Diem including proven hits like “Infinity”, “Eru”, “Loading”. After producing five records in Teni’s recent debut album, the producer is, so far, keeping pace with incoming collaborations alongside A-listers such as Wizkid, Davido, Asa. The producer in his interview with PAM says. “Y’all will see more of Priime, not just as a music producer but as a brand. I want to be seen as a full-on musician.”
6. Blaisebeatz (OBAH)
You might know him by his producer tag “It’s blaize on the beat baby” or “OBAH”. This music producer came into spotlight when he produced L.A.X debut album RASAKING in 2018. He started out as Larryblaise, but later upgraded to BlaiseOnTheBeat as his brand name. Having worked with Outstanding Nigerian artists like Wizkid, Adekunle Gold, Tiwa savage,Tecno, Skiiibi and Reekado Banks, Blaise has been able to identify his unique beat/sound. He is the genius behind the beats for AdeKunle Gold’s Something Different which is the biggest pop record of 2020. How he managed to interpret Adekunle Gold’s transition from alternative folk sound to the modern trending pop sound is truly impressive.
He worked with AG Baby on his AfroPop Vol.1 album and produced 2 hits; Something Different and Okay.He also worked on Tekno’s debut album and produced Slow Whine, Omaema, Suru and Enjoy by Tekno. And then on Davido’s A Better Time album, produced the hit song LaLa featuring CKay. He produced the singe PAMI by Dj Tunez Featuring Wizkid, Adekunle Gold and Omah Lay.
Also kicking off as drummer at his father’s church, Rexxie has morphed into one of the progenitors of the Zanku wave. From “Able God to Soapy” and “KPK”, the producer’s influence in contemporary pop culture is unmatched. His work has been sampled by heavyweights such as Diamond Platnumz (Baba Lao). In 2020, he produced “Bebo & Comma” off Twice As Tall and “Ole” off Tiwa Savage’s album Celia. He also released his debut album Afrostreets with an assist from Naira Marley. You know it’s a smashing street Jam when the tag “Yo, Rexxie Pon this one (PonDits)” comes up at the intro of the song. Ezeh Chisom professionally known as Rexxie is the originator of the addictive Zanku sound.
He is the one number hit making producer of the Marlian community and has worked with the likes of Naira Marley, Zlatan, Lyta, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage and Mohbad to name a few. If you thought the songs he produced like Soapy, Tesumole, or Gbeku were going to be the Ultimate street tunes to make a wave in the music industry, then you’re wrong.This multi-talented producer is the one responsible for one of the hottest and most addictive songs of 2020, “Ko por Ke (KPK)” by Himself and Mohbad. Rexxie didn’t just produce a street song, he took sweet time in crafting out unforgettable beats for the song. “Ko por Ke” is a song full of vibes and its beats will make a typical marlian bust some marlian dance moves. Although the song was released towards the end of 2020, it didn’t stop it from trending or being the number 1 used song for Tiktok challenges. Rexxie bagged the “African producer of the year” award at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival 2020.
4. Don Jazzy
Michael Collins Ajereh popularly known as Don Jazzy was born to Isoko parents on this day in 1984. He was, however, born in Umuahia where his mother is a princess. After his delivery, his parents moved to the popular Ajegunle, Lagos.
Ajereh had his secondary school at Federal Government College, Lagos. While in junior secondary school, the music enthusiast began to play the bass guitar at the age of 12. He added to his musical knowledge, traditional and percussion instruments. He also took some producing lessons from O-Town record company.
Ajereh had his first breakthrough when his uncle resident in London invited him to play the drums for his church in 2000. The Ambrose Alli University graduate soon landed a job as a security guard at McDonald’s while playing. Today don Bab J is a Multi Millionaire and a famous music giant that has help many Musican like Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Rema, Crayon, Ayra Starr, Ladipoe, Dija etc
3. Speroach Beatz
Speroach is the one biggest producers in Nigeria that has produced hits songs. Formerly Perruzzi’s Personal Producer, he is now an in-house Producer for DMW records. If you listen to Speroach’s production, you’ll know that he is a producer with a very impressive resume. Speroachbeatz came into spotlight after Producing Davido’s 2019 hit “Assurance”. Some might know him by his producer’s tag “Speroachbeatzz” while others know him as Obi Prosper. This talented producer is the genius behind some of Nigerian hits songs like Tuface’s Amaka, Peruzzi’s Majesty, Davido’s Assurance, Mayorkun Up to Something and Davido’s Risky.In 2020, Speroachbeatz didn’t fail to give us banging hot tunes. He produced 60% of Davido’s A better time album, gave us hits like; ‘Holy Ground‘ featuring Nicki Minaj, ‘Park Well‘ by Tiwa savage ft Davido and ‘Betty Butter‘ by Mayorkun.
Phillip Kayode Moses popularly known as Pheelz or his producer tag “Rii! Riddimacoolayor!! Is a multi talented and award winning producer and songwriter. He has been in the music scene since 2012 but was known as Pheelz Mr Producer before he rebranded to Riddimacoolayor. Over the years, Phleez has worked with some of Nigeria’s best artistes to produce some of the hottest tunes in the country.
Worked on Olamide’s Baddest Ever Album, Street, OT, 2kings, MI’s The Chairman Album, Ghetto University by Runtown and the Hit songs like; ‘Billionaire‘ by Teni, ‘Scatter‘ for Fireboy and ’49-99‘ for Tiwa Savage to mention a very few.Pheelz majored on Fireboy’s Apollo Album in 2020, Some of his buzzing productions off album includes Fireboy’s Hottest hits “Champion”, ‘Remember Me’ and “Spell” which received rave reviews from fans. And he also dropped a single titled ‘One Life’.
With no doubts, Masterkraft is the king of music Production. Anyway Masterkraft is a music production genius and according to some articles online he is Don Jazzy’s biggest competition. He is a top notch music production artist no doubt and he has been consistent. He churns out hits after hits on a yearly basis. Let me refresh your memory,remember Phyno and Olamide’s song ‘Fada Fada’ that was on constant replay through out 2016, what about Kiss Daniel’s “Jombo”? Ok lets take it back, lets say back in 2012 he had an impressive record of producing hit songs in Nigeria and Africa,in 2012 he produced Kwarika (Remix) by Flavour ft Fally Ipupa ,Girl by Bracket ft Wizkid and Chinny Baby by Flavour and a number of songs off the EME all star album. This songs were loved across africa,ok what about Fine lady by Lynxxx ft Wizkid that broke a Youtube record.
We all know this producer, even if you’re not much of a music person, the name it quite familiar – it’s a household name it the entertainment industry. Sunday Ginikachukwu Nweke, known popularly as MasterKraft is a true crafter of good hits, producing many hit tracks for top artists, the likes of Flavour, Banky W, Timaya, CDQ etcetera.His reputation speaks volumes, garnering the most followership on social media and among the few producers to be verified as one of the top music producers in Nigeria. For Masterkraft rates of music production; audio tracks would cost you above a million naira and thrice that value for music videos. Some of his current Music production include the famous Igbo Egedege Music by Larry Gaaga Ft Phyno, Flavour & Theresa Onuorah. Levels by flavor. Halleu ft Zlatan and Bella Shmurda, Bia by Phyno e.t.c