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10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by mantosa(m): 10:36am On Jan 07
Last year was a breakthrough season for most up and coming acts. The soundscape saw, heard and maintained a pulse on new artists who emerged from nowhere. No doubt, these artists have had to rely heavily on marketing tactics to stay on the minds of listeners albeit their songwriting prowess and potency of their songs in varying periods made their tracks stick like glue.

It’s a new year however. For some artists who experienced a bit of stardom in 2020, the expectations have notched up higher. Music listeners want more hits. They want these songs to relate as much as possible and they also demand more sweet, candy-like songs that fits into various moods.

We’ve listed ten artists who’ve shown much promise, penetrated the music space in 2020 and are also brimming with consistency.

1. Omah Lay


During peak Covid period, Omah Lay provided the capsule that simmered down the effect of that gloomy period. “Bad Influence” was a staple hit, the breezy “Ye Ye Ye” supplied energy for some sensual runs and the twinkling “Damn” encapsulated the bittersweet feelings of love.

He climaxed that dominance with the 5-track EP, What Have We Done. Most listeners will however want this brilliant run of capturing feelings and emotions, that seem like their own, into songs to continue. And who knows, we might get a full length album this year.

2. Bella Shmurda


Bella Shmurda wasn’t even in the list of artists who could erupt into mainstream prominence at the start of 2020. But one move changed everything into his favour. The release of his EP, High Vibration where he exhibited his usual swagger, catapulted him into conversations early on in the year.

As the year grew on, heavyweights would be in need of Bella Shmurda’s input. He would dish out an euphoric flow on Olamide’s Triumphant, one of the standout on Carpe Diem. And further shew forth his bravado on Davido’s Fade. Amidst this heavy period of releases, there was still some energy for Bella Shmurda to dish out a year-ending hit, Cash App.

Still without a debut album, Bella Shmurda is reaching to the vast ends of the streets and also gaining recognition amongst the classy category of people.

3. Zinoleesky


Vibrant is the word to describe Zinoleesky’s sound. The hunger he exuded in 2019 hasn’t waned one bit. In 2020 it took on a new form, concocting a heartfelt story in Caro. And when Ma Pariwo followed months after, it became that song you’ll hear in transit and see people groove to on Insta Stories.

A debut album should therefore be in the works and also more captivating anthems.

4. Jamopyper


What clearly drew attention to Jamopyper’s craft was his effortless ability to dish out catchy hooks. This was evident in his performance on Of Lala where his delivery was the stellar one.

If anyone doubted that delivery or touted him to be a one-hit type artist, he replicated the same success on his debut single, If No Be You which was the number one single in the country at some point.

Of course, there will be eyes and listeners on him if he can continue dishing out danceable rhythms this year. Definitely he will also be sought for by some artists for collaborations.

5. Mohbad


Mohbad was known in some neighborhoods with his lamba-infused music. But that attention notched up higher the moment he signed to Marlian Music. This year, he continued kneading singles, exploring themes of fame, romance and wealth. One of such, Komajesun was a viral hit during 2020’s gloomy period, conversing with Naira Marley about the restlessness of their partners when it comes to the sexual turf.

That song was created by Rexxie and they would recombine for another viral tune, Ko Por Ke.

And with the release of his debut project, Light, Mohbad is brimming with optimism into the new year.

6. WhoIsAkin


While WhoIsAkin continues to dwell in the euphoria of his mystery, there’s no denying his EP, Full Moon Weekends was a novel release where the artist conjured rich and soft melodic invocations that encouraged reflection.

Fans will therefore be in wanting of more releases that speaks to their experiences of falling in and out of love as WhoIsAkin clearly depicted in most tracks on his EP.

7. YusufKanbai


YusufKanbai on collaborations is a luxury used to full effect. His input on these features is glazed with delightful poetic rhymes as we heard on Gbetan with DJ Latitude and Ejoya’s Selense.

That delightfulness spirals into his 2-track EP, Hear Me Out where he oozes swagger over melodic beats. Much is expected from YusufKanbai to translate this blistering form into some mainstream prominence.

8. Victony


Not everyone can dwell their afrobeats sounds on the usual, always-heard-of themes of love and money. Victony on his EP, Saturn thus sets a discordant path for himself, weaving in trap elements into the genre.

While the EP seeped into the category of slept-on projects we had last year, there’s no doubt Victony might continue on his experimental journey in sneaking in diverse sounds into the genre.

9. Liya


With one official single out, Liya will have eyes on her not because of her music at first, but the backing she has from one of Nigeria’s music powerbrokers – Davido.

Her last single, Melo shows her glossy, soothing vocal melodies as her strength. With that she’s enveloped in confidence over her craft: “I’ve got the sound, I’ll make you come alive.”

It therefore remains to be seen if she can command attention and saunter into charts this year.

10. Azanti


When Focused dropped, I’m sure a horde of listeners gave the song repeated listens and went ahead to look at who is this cool kid Psycho YP featured.

Who is Azanti? The kid who littered the collaborative EP, YP & Azanti with those sugary verses and hooks.

Still been groomed by Psycho YP, the soundscape will like to hear more of those songwriting excellence in 2021.

source: https://tushmagazine.com.ng/10-rising-artists-music-listeners-should-keep-a-tab-on-in-2021/

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by Bobotic(m): 1:11pm On Jan 07
Why Tems not in the list? shocked

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by lekki1444: 1:11pm On Jan 07
sad

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by Sabadon(m): 1:11pm On Jan 07
Omalay, Tems, Bella-shmulder

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by Ricardo2400(m): 1:11pm On Jan 07
No Boomboxx ��‍♂️

Watch out for him!

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by DropsMic(m): 1:12pm On Jan 07
I'm only keeping tabs on Omah Lay, Tems and Zinoleesky..

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by Sonnobax15(m): 1:12pm On Jan 07
grin

Na that yusuf of a guy I just dey pity for.

Him album fit no sell pass Borno

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by BigDawsNet: 1:12pm On Jan 07
Are they Nigerian artists?
Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by NaijaOlosho(f): 1:12pm On Jan 07
This is your own list aha
Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by thundafire: 1:12pm On Jan 07
Trash songs that wouldn't last 6months and dey are forgotten

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by MosayA: 1:13pm On Jan 07
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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by ProfAmaben: 1:14pm On Jan 07
I only know Omah Lay, Zinolesky sounds like Zlatan (toutish).

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by Obagreatdatoye(m): 1:14pm On Jan 07
OMA lay....is the worst artiste have ever listen ...just too boring. Bella got me anything ...the guy is damn too good. Check signature.. Contact me for your graphics designs.

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by nurez305(m): 1:14pm On Jan 07
Ok
Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by popweezy(m): 1:14pm On Jan 07
Watch out 4 me too cheesy I have combined talents of Tuface plus wizkid plus Davido plus burna boy and Olamide wink

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by NCarthur(m): 1:14pm On Jan 07
Where's tems?

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by merits(m): 1:14pm On Jan 07
Na person wey chop below full dey listen to music.

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by Xilsbridalhouse(f): 1:15pm On Jan 07
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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by victornwaru(m): 1:15pm On Jan 07
Good,

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by Charlesdonald(m): 1:15pm On Jan 07
So no cheque razor on your list


What a wow

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by ecolime(m): 1:16pm On Jan 07
Bella Shmurda

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by crisycent: 1:16pm On Jan 07
Bobotic:
What about Tems? shocked

Tems is actually bigger than all the female artists in 9ja. She’s not on any of their level.

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by femi4: 1:17pm On Jan 07
Where is laycon

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by Fryzi(m): 1:17pm On Jan 07
Ajebo hustlers, Chike, Badboy Timz, Alakira

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by directonpc(m): 1:17pm On Jan 07
Where is Airforce1?

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Re: 10 Rising Artists Music Listeners Should Keep A Tab On In 2021 by naheem8307(m): 1:18pm On Jan 07
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