Black Boy: Five Nigerian Music Producers Should Pay More Attention

Music producers are among the least appreciated music professionals on the African continent. Apart from a select few who deserve respect for their contribution to the musical culture, a plethora of others struggle with varying degrees of underestimation of their art, while others simply throw in the towel in the fight for recognition.

It is often the case for the fans, while enjoying listening to music, to develop love and worship for the singer; show less interest in the work being placed in the formation of the background sound of the song. This causes pain for music producers, who should get more than just random shutouts, cliché praises and handouts as merit for their work.

There are quite a few producers who have received respect for their brilliance, but there are many others who work two times more than the credit they get. Here's a list of 5 Nigerian music producers whose works deserve more attention from you:


Sess is not the most popular musician and not the small class size of fans who recognize him, think to him as Fold & # 39; Sidekick, but the cool producer has done enough to be cheered on every time a fold song is played. Like No ID was released to JAY-Z 's 4:44 album, Sess & # 39; s; Technically & # 39; manned the production obligations of Fold & # 39; two albums that were received enthusiastically by fans and critics alike, including the sound arrangement and instrumentation that Sess had to deal with.

Another Interesting Contribution of The Problem Kid to music culture is its use of an artist like Terry Apala is a genre phenomenon. & # 39; Apala Trap & # 39; Music exists today because a producer like Sess has helped to bring Terry Apala's unusual idea to life. Sess seems to enjoy challenges, and that's the reason for his consistency with hip-hop, even in a time when many of his colleagues are busy with pop sounds. Sess produces some of the hippest hip hop beats here, and he deserves more credit than he gets.


Only a fraction of the music-listening population of Nigeria knows the name " KrizBeatz " and even if you Pana mention the first kernel you hear sooner is " oh the Tekno 's song ." Some people would even go so far that the song was self-produced, while Krizbetz is actually the brain behind the production.

The producer, who wears dreadlocks, has made the greatest music invention of the continent between the end of 2016 and 2017. Some of the very first samples of Afro-Dance Music, which were popularly named pon pon sound, come from his studio, including Runtown For Life . The sound became an in-thing on the continent, even without a proper definition, which he titled ADM with the release of his album.


Nigerians love songs like Joromi and Smile For Me . Songs like these have pleased Simi many who have found spaces in their hearts for the singer and her music, but if she should come with one more, there is a great chance that she will select her producer and partner in the music composition, Oscar.

While Simi does the vocals, Oscar makes the sound and together they create some of the best mood-altering music here. The producer, whose identity is another kind of art in itself, has produced a lot of Simi and Praiz songs, he produced a majority of the constituent song on Simisola Album (except for two tracks), which many love for its rich sound and have vaunted it as a contender for Album of the Year. No doubt the silent producer deserves more recognition.


Perhaps the most underrated. Philkeyz is a producer who has quietly built his Rome. He has shown little interest in the surrounding events in the industry. His works are usually simple yet delightful, such as that of Kiss Daniel s No Do which brought a sense of nostalgia to the fans that made the soundtrack of a sampler the popular TV shows of the 90s, titled Tales By Moonlight . It is fair to say that Philkeyz has a penchant for "using forgotten " African soundtracks and making them sound like imported sounds from a strange place.

Despite Philkeyz's great repertoire, his popularity amongst Nigerian music lovers is not appropriate. It's so bad that Nigerians mistake his name for the sensational guitarist Fiokee . Underestimating Philkeyz in Nigeria is a big surprise, considering how it is fueled in other African countries like Liberia and Congo. The producer, who prefers to speak with his work, has some of the records that have led millions of Nigerian music lovers to share a common dance. Philkeyz should get more attention than he currently sees. Maybe fans will appreciate him better when Kiss Daniel is very excited Wizkid Collaboration is public.


Considering the quality of his work, Mystro should be placed among music professionals who are specially treated, especially because their talent is so fine. In other areas he would have been much more appreciated and his works would have been better appreciated. No wonder that a foreign brand saw the beauty in its craft and decided to invest in it.

The versatile musician has previously shown his brilliance on songs such as Issa Vibe ] With Davido and Teni 's Fargin however, the full manifestation of his talent as a producer, was titled Sugar on his album titled Ife " was not only blessing Simi's love, but also the purity of his own words as he sang about love – if only Nigerian music lovers were paying more attention to things like sound arrangement and the balance of rhythm, Mystro would at that time be a badge of Wear Masters.

This review is for the benefit of the contributor only and does not reflect the views of BellaNaija


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