Nigeria’s Music industry would definitely experience a wide range of new hits and good album releases in 2013.
Here is the list of the artistes you should watch-out for in 2013.
Koko Master has emerged one of Nigeria’s Best music heads. His affiliation with Kanye West’s GOOD Music label, Sony Music Africa/DB Records, and a string of hits which include Bachelor, Top of the World and CashFlow, are among the most anticipated album ‘D Kings Men’ in the new year. Let's hope the album wipes off the memories of the 2012 controversies.
Banky has had a busy 2012 promoting his artistes and finding time to put out some new body of music.
Already, his latest singles, Yes/No and Good Good Loving, have given a foretaste of what is to come and expect when his album eventually drops on Valentine’s Day. Lets see if Banky still has the spark in him.
The Mavin Records artiste has proven to be one of the best Nigerian male vocalists. Wande coal’s most recent singles, Private Trips, Go Low and ‘Been Long You Saw Me’ did not disappoint many of his fans.
His album, which has been long in coming, is one of the most anticipated in the industry. Lets hope he drops it early enough.
Even amidst several rumor of secret wedding, Tiwa Savage (Grammy award nominee) ruled the year with her looks, hit songs, stage dexterity and endorsements.
Since pitching her tents with the Don Jazzy-led Marvin Records, the dark-skinned singer has promised to put out one of the best albums this year. Tiwa should better blow us away with her charming tone this year.
Waje has plans to start a lingerie line in 2013 and record a duet with American super star, Beyonce, the singer admits that 2012 has been a very busy year for her. So far, she has been able to record two tracks that are well received by music fans in Nigeria and in the Diaspora.
At present, she is working on a new album and it will be due for release soon.
The18-year old crowd pleaser, who has been silently plying his trade with his Afro-Pop-Juju style of music, got his big break earlier in the year 2012 when he became the first artiste to be signed on to 2face Idibia’s Hypertek Records.
After catching the attention of many with his hit single My Dear, Krane is no doubt in a hurry to hit fame land.
His remix of PSY’s award winning song, Gangnam Style, had over 796 thousand views on YouTube in a few days and ensured that he doesn’t go unnoticed by industry watchers.
With his rich repertory of Yoruba idioms 9ice is the only Nigerian hip-hop act to have dropped two albums, Versus and Bashorun Gaa, at the same time in 2012, 9ice sure means business.
Call him the small boy wonder, Wizkid is undoubtedly one of Africa’s most promising acts for the future. He’s got everything that should aid a smooth transition to the top.
A fine singer who’s got Africa dancing to his music, Wizkid has, since his arrival on the Nigerian Music Scene, given African music a whole new meaning and twist.
With several awards and nominations from both local and international schemes to his credit, the the Baddest boy singer is the man to watch not a kid.
2baba as popularly called is currently working on an international compilation of his album away and beyond.
He has over the time proven that he is ready to take over the music industry for a long period. 2face’s single Ihe neme is still the Nigeria popular street burster.
Iyanya is Undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s most successful reality show products, Iyanya dumped his good boy image this year and settled for a muscular built and tattooed body.
This appears to have paid off as his single Kukere has boosted his career.