With the current trend in the Nigerian music industry, where rhythm rather than lyrical content sells songs, music producers with knack for quality beats have become the power house for most singers.
Determined not to be left out of the glamour and fame that greet singers, some of these gifted hands on the music console have taken their trade higher by combining their production skill with lyrical wit.
As a result of this, some of them now have some hit songs to their credit. However, they are not all on the same pedestal. Kazeem Popoola highlights the ratings of some of these music producers turned singers.
This young chap, born Samuel Oguachuba, is one of the fastest rising music producers in the land.
Despite his impaired
When it comes to music, Jesse is blessed in all ramifications. Not only that he contributed to the success of other Chocolate City boys (Ice-Prince, Brymo and M.I), the gifted producer cum songwriter, is one of the good lyricists in the land. Although, Jesse may not strike you as a fantastic singer, his delivery as a rapper is wholesome. He has a couple of hit songs to his credit. Rating: Good
Talking about the Nigeria s richest music producers, Michael Collins Enebeli a.k.a Don Jazzy will
While his dexterity as a music producer is been questioned by critics, the scion of late music le
The ace producer turned singer born Gabriel Amanyi sings very well.
Puffy T :
His creativity on the music console was unsung until Yahooze; the song which he produced for Olu Maintain became a monster hit. This gave Temidayo Babatope Joseph as he s otherwise known the needed face in the music business. Surprisingly, Puffy T, who now features in some of the up and coming artistes songs, went underground when least expected. Despite his production skill, Puffy T is still struggling to find his voice and he s with no solo effort to prove his rhyming skill. Rating: Fair
The Port Harcourt big boy controls his world and this has greatly reflected in his work as a producer and singer. Aside producing for other artistes, Duncan Mighty has exhibited his lyrical prowess with the acceptability of his popular songs. Rating: Good
That Frabs is good in what he does is like stating the obvious though he was faceless until he produced In the Music, the song that catapulted Omawumi to the limelight. Only a few are aware of Ayotunde Emmanuel Festus , aka Dr. Frabs, lyrical prowess until he showcased that with a couple of singles, which he released last year. Rating: Fair
Over the years, Sheyman
have not only proved why he’s been called ‘King of Melody’, his consistency has kept him on the list of most gifted producer cum singers. Apart from making hits for other rising stars to shine, acclaimed King of Comedy has gotten himself a spot in the limelight with couple of hit songs. Rating-Very Good
This is one of the hitmakers, who introduced street vibes, and Timaya, Klever J among few other artistes will always be grateful to Solomon Oyeniyi a.k.a K-Solo, for given them the beats that shot them to stardom. While K-Solo has carved a niche for himself as a producer, he has also hit the vocal booth to try his lyrical prowess and the result is couple of songs to his credit. Rating: Fair.